Transfer Course Articulations

UB accepts all credit-bearing courses from regionally accredited two- or four-year degree-granting institutions.  You can check if your courses have been matched to UB's courses and requirements at TAURUS, our transfer articulation website. 

Transfer work, including the SUNY GETA (General Education Transcript Addendum), will be applied toward the relevant UB Curriculum requirement(s).  Transfer students will complete the UB Seminar and the UB Capstone at UB. All other UB Curriculum requirements may be satisfied with transfer coursework.

UB Seminar

Small in size and centered around critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and reflective discussion, you learn from distinguished faculty how to meet and manage the rigourous academic demands of our world-class university.

This course is unique to UB, therefore no articulations exist.

Foundations

The building blocks of academic inquiry and life-long learning. Holistic learning through courses in diversity, writing, math and science prepare you for a world in which these skills are the foundation for success, regardless of which path you’re on.

Foundations Articulation Information

The UB Curriculum Credit Hours
 
Met by an incoming GETA? Met by transfer credit? Met by test credit? Must be taken at UB?
Communication Literacy 1 4 credits Basic Communication Yes: Per articulation Yes: Per articulation No
Communication Literacy 2 3 credits No Yes: Per articulation No No
Math and Quantitative Reasoning 4 credits Mathematics Yes: Per articulation Yes: Per articulation No
Scientific Literacy and Inquiry Sequence
 
7 credits Natural Sciences GETA can be used to meet 1 of 2 SLI sequence courses. Yes: Per articulation Yes: Per articulation No

Diversity Learning Requirement*

 

  No Yes: Per articulation Yes: Per articulation No

*Students are required to take at least one three-credit course focusing on domestic diversity. An approved course can be taken anywhere in the program and may also satisfy the other aspects of the program (e.g., UB Seminar or Pathway course).

Pathways

A series of courses linked together by a broad topic that you choose and examine through multiple perspectives. You will develop a deep knowledge base in a chosen topic and learn how different disciplines approach a similar line of study.  

Pathways Articulation Information

The UB Curriculum Credit Hours
 
Met by an incoming GETA? Met by transfer credit? Met by test credit? Must be taken at UB?

Thematic Pathway

Choose one of 5 tracks: Health, Humanity, Justice, Environment and Innovation

9 credits 2 of 3 courses can be met by: American History, Other Worl Civ., Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts, or Western Civ; 1 of 3 courses must be UB course or articulated course.  Yes: individual courses can be met by articulation Yes: Individual courses can be met by articulation No

Global Pathway

Choose one of 3 tracks:

9 credits        
Global Reflections Track   2 of 3 courses can be met by: American History, Other World Civ., Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Western Civ., or Foreign Language; 1 of 3 courses must be UB course or articulated course.  Yes: Individual courses can be met by articulation Yes: Individual courses can be met by articulation No
Language & Culture Track   No, individual courses must be met by articulation Yes: Individual courses can be met by articulation Yes: Individual courses can be met by articulation No
International Experience Track   No Yes: Individual courses can be met by articulation or petition No No
Capstone

The culmination of your UB Curriculum program, a holistic reflection of your learning experiences. You develop the skills to integrate, apply and synthesize knowledge. Our integrative approach to learning encourages you to connect concepts across a broad range of disciplines and experiences, bringing it all together – with purpose.

This course is unique to UB, therefore no articulations exist.

Community College Guides for the UB Curriculum

The guides below are for students interested in transferring to UB from one of UB's top 5 community college feeder schools. Each guide lists suggested courses that can be taken at your community college in order to satisfy UB Curriculum requirements upon transferring to UB.