A truly transformative education is the journey itself, not just
the degree you earn. From your first day on campus until the
moment you graduate, the University at Buffalo gives you the
flexibility and opportunities to get the most out of your academic
experience. You can conduct cutting-edge research, participate in
one of our popular living-learning communities, or create an
individualized course of study. The choices are endless, and
With more than 375 academic programs, UB offers New York’s most comprehensive choice of majors, minors, concentrations, combined degrees and innovative research opportunities.
Although UB is large and comprehensive, it is made up of many
rigorous, yet highly supportive, learning communities. You’ll
have plenty of opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience
with top faculty and to learn with students who are as engaged and
focused as you are.
More than 180 UB faculty members have been awarded the SUNY
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching—the most
of any SUNY school.
Our renowned professors and researchers have received National
Medals of Science, Nobel and Pulitzer prizes and other prestigious
honors. By working closely with top-caliber faculty, our students
reach high levels of distinction as Fulbright, Goldwater and Udall
scholars, and as National Science Foundation Graduate Research
Whether you are interested in collecting whale songs in Puerto
Rico, tracking down the cause of Alzheimer’s disease or
learning imaging techniques to battle brain cancer, you can find
research opportunities through UB’s innovative Center for
Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA).
UB is dedicated to helping you succeed at university and beyond. Every student receives personalized academic advising and students who have not decided on their major and are still exploring, receive special guidance. Once you decide what to study, each department and school has more resources for selecting majors and classes. You will have access to advisors who get to know you during your entire time at UB. They can help point you toward a fulfilling career.