Finish in 4 is an initiative to help students complete their four year degree in four years. It is UB's commitment to provide students with the resources and guidance needed to achieve this goal. For more information about the program speak to your academic advisor.
Domestic freshmen students may enroll in Finish in 4 using the Orientation Data Form by selecting the Finish in 4 check box. If you did not check this box on your Orientation Data Form you can still sign up for Finish in 4 by speaking to your academic advisor.
International freshman students may sign up for the program during their Orientation conference when they meet with their academic advisor.
A typical freshman schedule is made up of courses that fulfill major or general education requirements. To graduate, students need a minimum of 120 units (credits) consisting of requirements from your major, general education, and electives. New students typically take approximately 15 units a semester. Some majors require more than 120 units.
Your major is a focused concentration in one area of study. Your major may require you to complete from 31 to 85 units (credits) or more, depending on the field and degree you choose. Many majors have introductory or prerequisite courses—from two to 10 courses—that must be completed before you’re accepted into the major.
Don’t worry. Many students are undecided at this time in their college experience. After reviewing your record, your advisor has helped you select courses that meet the general education requirements and may help you discover your academic interests. Note: If you’re transferring with 60 credits or more, it is highly recommended that you be accepted into a major, talk to your advisor right away.
The State University of New York requires all UB undergraduates to take basic courses that ensure a broad range of academic experience, skills, and knowledge. These Gen Ed course requirements are listed in the Online Undergraduate Catalog.
Placement is based on the following criteria:
Have the College Board/ETS send your scores to UB—and be sure to tell your UB advisor, because this may affect your course selection. Review How to Request Official Score Reports for Exam Credit or contact the College Board for further information.
If you’ve taken or are currently taking college-level courses, tell your advisor and have an official transcript sent to the UB Admissions Office. Review Having official transcripts sent to UB for further information.
Class schedules are designed to meet each student’s individual interests, needs, and abilities, and to fulfill different general education or major requirements. You may not take the same required courses at the same time as your friends.
The following courses are highly recommended for all new students. They may be especially useful for those who are still exploring their options in choosing a major and for those seeking to do their best work at the college level.
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|English 101||English 201|
|World Civilization 1||World Civilization 2|
|Math||Elective (possible major course)|
Please note that your first semester schedule depends on the major you have chosen and will vary from student to student. Please review your specific major requirements by visiting the Undergraduate Catalog and choosing the major of your interest. This will give you a better idea of what your first semester registration will look like.
You must complete the Not Enrolling at UB form. If you believe you will be able to enroll at UB for a future semester, please contact the Office of Admissions. They can retain your application for entry at a future time.
If you are enrolled for courses and then choose not to attend UB be aware that there is a deadline date for dropping courses without financial penalty in each semester. Refer to the Student Calendars to see the deadline date for the semester you are enrolled.
Last updated: April 23, 2013 10:17 am EST