UB Curriculum Requirements
|UB Seminar||Must be placed in the entry semester|
|Communication Literacy 1||Year one|
|Communication Literacy 2||Year three|
|Math and Quantitative Reasoning||Within the first two years|
|Scientific Literacy and Inquiry||Within the first two years|
|Diversity Learning||Within the first two years|
|Pathways||Within the first two years|
|Capstone||As soon as all other UBC requirements are complete|
In accordance with SUNY rules, students must be able to complete 7 of 10 of their SUNY GERs within their first two years of study. This includes: Communication Literacy 1 (Basic Communication); Math and Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics); Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (Natural Sciences); First two courses in both the Thematic and Global Pathway (covering 4 of the 7 remaining SUNY GER: Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, Western Civilization, Other World Civilization, American History and Foreign Language).
All first-time freshmen (regardless of credits), all international students transferring from a foreign institution (regardless of credits), and all domestic transfer students with less than 45 credits must complete the 3-credit UBS.
1. In the Student Services Center, on the “General Info” tab, in the “Student Groups” section, click “edit student groups”
2. Click the “+” in the utmost top right corner
3. In the Student Group field, type “X45”
4. The Effective Date will populate with today’s date and the Status will populate with “Active” (leave both of these fields as they appear)
5. No need to put anything in the “Comments” section
6. Click “OK”
1. In Quick Enroll, under the "*Action" drop down menu select either "Drop" if the student is resigning the course, or "Swap" if the student wishes to enroll in a different UB Seminar prior to add/drop deadline.
2. Click the blue arrow to the right of the "Class Override" tab to expand your options.
3. Scroll to the right and check the "Class Permission" box.
4. Save and Submit.
UB Curriculum: Communication Literacy Placement Chart
|Student has met:||Student will need:|
|CL1/ENG 105||CL2||ENG 100||CL1/ENG 105|| |
|New Students & Transfers:|
|No writing; test scores lower than thresholds below||X||X|
|AP ENGC* 4 OR 5||X||X|
|Old SAT READ >610 OR NEW SAT ERWS Score >630 OR ACT ENGL >27||X||X|
|Domestic, non-native speaker: SAT <400, ACT <16***||(X)***||X||X|
|SUNY Basic Communication GETA||X||X|
|Has direct course articulation to ENG 105||X||X|
|Reenter under UBC:|
|Has ENG 101||X||X|
|Has ENG 101 (ESL 407) and ENG 201 (ESL 408)||X||X|
1. Pathway courses offered in a term with enrollment information
https://buffalo.box.com/s/9lxgs5hzxqwtvt3j83v9m4ii7mjzmx3j contains the database and all relevant tables. Those with an InfoSource account and student records access can download the database and run the query.
2. Student pathway selections of those who have saved to HUB - SQL
SELECT DISTINCT PS_RPT_BIODEMODATALOOKUP_V.EMPLID, PS_RPT_BIODEMODATALOOKUP_V.LAST_NAME, PS_RPT_BIODEMODATALOOKUP_V.FIRST_NAME, PS_RPT_BIODEMODATALOOKUP_V.EMAIL_ADDR, PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V.EFFDT, PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V.DESCR, PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V.DESCR254A, PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V_1.DESCR, PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V_1.DESCR254A
FROM PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V AS PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V_1 INNER JOIN (PS_RPT_BIODEMODATALOOKUP_V INNER JOIN PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V ON PS_RPT_BIODEMODATALOOKUP_V.EMPLID = PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V.RQ_AA_WHO_DATA) ON PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V_1.RQ_AA_WHO_DATA = PS_RPT_BIODEMODATALOOKUP_V.EMPLID
WHERE (((PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V.DESCR)="Thematic") AND ((PS_RPT_BIODEMODATALOOKUP_V.E_ADDR_TYPE)="CAMP") AND ((PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V_1.DESCR)="Global"))
ORDER BY PS_RPT_BIODEMODATALOOKUP_V.LAST_NAME, PS_RPT_BIODEMODATALOOKUP_V.FIRST_NAME, PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V.EFFDT, PS_RPT_PS_AA_OVERRIDE_V.DESCR;
UB Curriculum Capstone Repeat Policy
All students who are readmitted into the university by default have the UB Curriculum requirements populated on their AAR. In some instances, students who previously attended UB may be eligible to complete the previous general education program.
STEP ONE: Determine General Education Program
2002-2016 reentering students may be allowed to graduate under the general education program in effect during their previous entry to UB if one of the following conditions has been met. Any transfer coursework completed since the student’s time at UB will be reviewed and applied to the student’s degree requirements per transfer articulation rules and SUNY General Education Transcript Addendum (GETA) policies.
STEP TWO: Request Placement into Previous General Education Program
Language Proficiency for 2002-2016 General Education Program
Proficiency in a language other than English, in order to meet UB’s 2002-2016 general education requirements, can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:
Reentering students to the University are automatically placed into the UB Curriculum, which does not mandate students complete a language course. Current policy allows students within three courses of completing the 2002-2016 general education program to opt back into their previous general education requirements. Students who qualify and choose to complete the 2002-2016 general education program will be required to satisfy language per options 1-5, above.
UB Curriculum requirements may not be substituted in place of previous General Education program requirements for students who completed those courses prior to the dates below. For instance, if SOC 101 was taken prior to fall 2016, it may not be applied toward American Pluralism.
|General Education Requirement||Additional Courses to meet Requirement||Effective for Courses Taken in Term and Beyond|
|Mathematical Sciences||Any UBC Math and Quantitative Reasoning course||Fall 2016|
|World Civilization I||Any SUNY approved course that satisfies Other World Civilization||Fall 2017|
|World Civilization II||Any SUNY approved course that satisfies Western Civilization||Fall 2017|
|Natural Science||UBC Scientific Literacy and Inquiry Sequence||Any|
|American Pluralism||Any UBC Diversity Learning course||Fall 2016|
|Depth||Any UBC Math and Quantitative Reasoning or Scientific Literacy and Inquiry course||Fall 2016|
UB Curriculum: Writing Sequence Placement Chart
|Student has met:||Student will need:|
|ENG 101||ENG 201||ENG 100||CL1/ENG 105|| |
|No writing; test scores lower than thresholds below||X||(X)**|
|AP Eng Lang & Comp ENGC* 4 or 5||X||(X)**|
|Old SAT READ >580 OR ACT ENGL >27||X||(X)**|
|Old SAT READ 730+ OR ACT ENGL 33+||X||X|
|Has ENG 101 (ESL 407)||X||(X)**|
|Has ENG 101 (ESL 406) & ENG 201 (ESL 408)||X||X|
- To petition for the use of course(s) not previously approved to meet UB Curriculum or previous gen ed requirements.
- Reentering students can utilize this form to petition to move to the previous general education program.
|All UBC components and previous general education requirement|
|Pre-2002 Curriculum Mapping||- To map previously earned courses to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements for reenters admitted prior to 2002.||All UB Curriculum components|
|UB Seminar Retake Petition||- To petition for a seat in fall/spring UB Seminar for those who previously failed or resigned.||UB Seminar|
|- See first page of form for SUNY GETA situations||Foundations, Pathways, and relevant components|