Dec 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Operations Research Minor

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Admission Criteria

  • Academic good standing within an approved major within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Completion of 45 total credit hours (at UB or elsewhere). Note that students may apply to the program while registered in courses that will bring them to 45 total credit hours.
  • Minimum overall and UB cumulative GPA of 2.500 required. Admission will be limited to 25 students per year, and therefore the GPAs of admitted students may be higher. When demand exceeds capacity, the overall academic history of applicants will be considered in admission decisions.


Current students wishing to add or change their minor to Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering, submit the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Major/Minor Change Application. See the complete School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Admissions Policies for details

Course Requirements

Three Electives (9-10 credits)

Total Credits Required for Minor: 24-25

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum GPA for minor is 2.000.
  • At least three courses applied for the minor cannot be used to fulfill any other program requirements (UB Curriculum, major, or other minor). Also, some of the courses have their own specific pre-requisites and therefore might not be available to all students in the minor.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and describe current theories, methods, and principles related to operations research.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve problems in the area of operations research.
  • Design systems which are efficient from a logistics and cost efficiency perspective.
  • Communicate effectively about operations research problem solutions and system designs.

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