Art - A major in art is a good fit for students who are drawn to architecture but are looking for more open-ended creative flexibility. If you are interested in graphic design, emerging practices, painting, photography, print media, sculpture or general studio, then the art major could be perfect for you. Many alumni go on to become successful artists. Other possible careers include working in art galleries, museums and auction houses as directors, curators, preparators, installers and art handlers, as well as in conservation, fabrication, grant writing and more.
Art History - The major in art history explores what the visual arts reveal about the cultures that produced them. These arts include painting, sculpture, performance art, graphic arts, architecture, photography and decorative arts. Using a diverse range of methodological approaches, the art history faculty help students acquire the necessary tools and knowledge to make sense of our visual world. An art history major is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in the arts, but it is equally valuable for those seeking to develop visual, analytical and communicative skills.
Business Administration - The curriculum of the business administration program emphasizes a broad exposure to mathematics and the social sciences along with a general education in management studies. The programs of study in management give particular attention to understanding the role of the business firm in society; the management functions of planning and control; the behavior of organizations; the tools of modern management; and the ways in which managers perform such functions as operations and supply chain management, production, marketing, finance, management information systems and human resources management. There are seven undergraduate concentrations in the business administration program, including financial analysis, human resources management, international business, management information systems, marketing, and operations and supply chain management.
Engineering and Applied Sciences - The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers 11 programs leading to a Bachelor’s of Science in: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, computer science, electrical, engineering physics, environmental, industrial or mechanical engineering. The undergraduate engineering program is intended to provide a solid background in engineering fundamentals and an opportunity for hands-on experience throughout the engineering curriculum. The program gives students a strong technical foundation, enables them to integrate their engineering education within the broader economic and technological environment, and, often, fosters a desire for continued learning.
Environmental Design - Environmental design, offered by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, prepares students for careers that shape our natural and built environments. Through methods of design inquiry, students learn the planning and development of healthy, sustainable, and vibrant communities, as well as acquire skills to improve physical places in which people live, work and play. Environmental design encompasses natural landscapes, neighborhood design, buildings, historic assets, ecological features, land development, transportation and infrastructure systems. Environmental designers help communities make decisions concerning physical development, preservation, safety, mobility and environmental protection, utilizing the Buffalo Niagara region as their design workshop.
Media Study - Media study offers degree programs in media production and critical studies. Courses taught in the production of media cover 16-mm film camera work and editing, video camera use, nonlinear (computer) editing, documentary making, virtual reality creation, robotics, computer animation, web-based art and interactive software development, including gaming. Students are exposed to multiple mediums to foster artistic talent and encourage ingenuity.
Theatre - A Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre design and technology allows students to work on sets where they can plan and build various life-size models, structures and environments, making this creative-minded field a great possibility. Performance and production are essential parts of the curriculum, providing hands-on learning experiences.