The UB Seminar is the entryway to your UB education. Small
in size and centered around critical thinking, ethical reasoning,
and reflective discussion, you learn from distinguished faculty how
to meet and manage the rigorous academic demands of our world-class
All new students enroll in a UB Seminar in their first semester at UB. All freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 45 domestic credits enroll in a "199" or a 3-credit seminar. Advanced transfer students with 45 or more domestic transfer credits enroll in a "198" or a 1-credit seminar.
The 3-credit UB Seminars are for all freshmen as well as transfer students with fewer than 45 domestic credits. These courses are designed around "big ideas" and faculty passions. UB's distinguished faculty present their topic in an engaging format allowing you the opportunity to explore interesting topics outside of your academic major.
The 1-credit seminars are for advanced transfer students with 45
or more domestic transfer credits. These seminars are designed to
quickly connect you with your academic department, assist with your
transition to the UB community and help map your prior coursework
to UB Curriculum requirements. Select a UB Seminar that best aligns
with your intended field of study. For example, if you are pursuing
a major in the College of Arts and Sciences, think along broad
disciplinary lines such as "natural sciences," "social sciences,"
"arts" or "humanities" when reviewing your options.