Students must be accepted into a major and complete all of the requirements for that major in order to graduate from UB. Every major at UB requires that students complete a prescribed set of courses (pre-requisites) to gain admittance into the major and/or upper level courses. Meeting with an academic advisor each semester will help students stay on track with completing these pre-requisite courses. Academic advisors across campus assist students with this course plan.
Students who have completed 60 units (credit hours), need to have an Intended or Approved Major in order to maintain appropriate academic and financial progress.
Students normally apply to their major during the semester that they are completing the last of their prerequisite courses or during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Application deadline dates vary by department; some departments review applications and accept students continuously while other departments admit students once per year. Application deadlines can be found in the Academic Program section of the Undergraduate Catalog for the appropriate major. Remember students should be accepted into their major no later than the spring semester of their sophomore year or before having 60 credit hours completed.
Once you are accepted into your major your HUB Student Center will be updated to reflect that you are an Approved Major. Your Academic Advisement Report will also reflect this change. You will then be eligible to register in majors-only courses. If you already have an Approved Major on your record and are adding another major, your Academic Advisement Report will show both approved majors.
Last updated: April 20, 2015 4:14 pm EST
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