Trying to get Accepted into an undergraduate UB Engineering major?

Posted April 7, 2015 in Did You Know?, Exploring Majors & Careers

Trying to get into EAS for the start of Fall  Semester 2015

The last day to file a UB Engineering Supplemental Application for continuing students who hope to enter a UB Engineering major for the start of the Fall 2015 semester is Friday, May 1, 2015.

For more information and a link to the Supplemental Application refer to the Current UB Student Admission to UB Engineering page.


Geography Open House – Monday, 12/1/2014

Posted November 24, 2014 in Did You Know?, Exploring Majors & Careers

Geography Open House - 2014

Want to learn more about our BA and MA/MS Programs? Come to our Open House!

The Department of Geography is holding an Open House on Monday, December 1. 2014 from Noon to 4:00 p.m., in 106 Wilkeson Quad (Ellicott Complex).

Department of Geography website


Posted September 30, 2014 in Did You Know?, Exploring Majors & Careers, New Students

Undergraduate Minor in Counseling

Is a counseling career in your future?

NEW FOR 2014-15.

If you are graduating in May 2015 (June 2015 conferral) or later, you are eligible to apply!
This counseling minor offers a unique focus on building helping relationships and counseling skills. The ability to understand the perspective of others and the challenges they face is valuable in professional and personal settings. Through coursework in this 18-credit minor, you will improve your interpersonal communication, recognize and appreciate strengths in others, and learn to assist others in planning appropriate solutions.

The counseling minor is appropriate for undergraduate students who may be interested in a wide range of careers, including professional psychology – counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or school psychology, as well as school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or mental health counseling, or related fields such as social work, nursing, or counselor education. It is open to all majors.

It is expected that students completing this minor will be able to:

Identify the roles, functions, and educational requirements of various helping professions
Describe the major theoretical models of counseling
Understand the core ethical principles essential to counseling
Demonstrate awareness of issues related to counseling individuals from diverse backgrounds
Demonstrate basic micro-counseling skills essential to the helping profession

This Counseling minor (18 credit hours) is designed to be a pre-professional sequence of courses that will prepare students for entry level positions in social service agencies or prepare them for graduate studies in counseling, psychology, social work, or a related helping profession. This minor does not directly lead to licensure to practice counseling.

NOTE: PSY101: General Psychology is a prerequisite and must be completed before beginning the minor.

Please apply for the counseling minor today, as classes fill quickly.
Counseling minor coursework can be completed fully online, on-campus, or a combination of both.

Undergraduate Minor in Counseling


Majors and Careers Night: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Posted September 29, 2014 in Did You Know?, Exploring Majors & Careers

MCN Fall 2014 Official slide

UB Majors and Careers Night
Are you feeling undecided or thinking about changing your major? Are you interested in talking with representatives from various academic programs to discuss majors and minors and how these relate to future career paths? Do you want to speak with UB alumni and area employers about career fields that interest you? If so, mark your calendars and plan to attend:
UB Majors & Careers Night
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Location: 145 Student Union
Come and enjoy free food, prizes, and great networking opportunities with UB faculty, staff, and alumni!

Be sure to attend the Pre-Event Networking Tips Session from 5:00 -5:30 pm in 210 Student Union to gain helpful techniques on approaching area professionals and advisors to get the most out of this event!
The UB Majors & Careers Night is sponsored by UB’s Student Advising Services, Career Services and the UB Alumni Association.

Majors and Career Night Fall 2014


Are you trying to get accepted into one of UB’s Engineering majors?

Posted September 22, 2014 in Did You Know?, Exploring Majors & Careers, New Students, Uncategorized

Trying to get into EAS for Spring 2015

If you are a current student who hopes to be accepted into one of the Engineering majors for the Spring 2015 semester, the last day to submit a Supplemental Application is Saturday, November 15, 2014.

To view the Acceptance Criteria ( courses and Grade Point Averages required refer to Current UB Student Admission to UB Engineering web page.

Engineering Admissions Application (for admitted UB student only)

If you have questions, please schedule an appointment with one of the academic advisors from Student Advising Services. To schedule an appointment, call 716-645-6013.


Career & Majors Night: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Posted September 12, 2014 in Exploring Majors & Careers, New Students

Majors and Career Night Fall 2014

Career & Majors Night
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 145 Student Union
Uncertain about what major to choose?
Chosen a major but are unsure?
Confident in your choice of a major and interested in adding a major, minor or certificate?


Pre-Event Networking Tips Session
Time: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: 210 Student Union


Thinking about Undergraduate Research?

Posted April 11, 2014 in Did You Know?, Exploring Majors & Careers

Celeb of Academic Excellence
Want to talk to current Undergrads about their Undergraduate Research Projects?

If yes, then you should stop by the Atrium of the Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. to see the Outstanding Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Posters.

For more information about Undergraduate Research refer to CURCA (Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities)


Thinking about Majoring in Communication?

Posted March 31, 2014 in Did You Know?, Exploring Majors & Careers

Are you wondering if Communication is the major for you?

If so, you should attend an Information Session on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in 275 Park Hall.

Please pre-register by email one of the emails addresses listed below.

You can email questions or concerns to:


Do you like Urban Planning, History, and or Documentaries?

Posted March 6, 2014 in Did You Know?, Exploring Majors & Careers

If you want to learn a bit more about Buffalo’s history take a look at this article posted on Buffalo Rising. Within the article is a fantastic documentary video: Benjamin Rathbun’s Buffalo, by Raymond Massey: This is genius!
For more background, you might want to investigate these courses:

END 120: Introduction To Urban Environments
An introductory course and approved social science general education course.
Studies how physical, design, social, political and economic forces interact to shape and reshape our urban environments. Examines concepts and content related to cities, suburbs, and metropolitan regions within and outside the U.S. From multidisciplinary perspectives, covers media images of cities and suburbs, patterns and trends in urban environments over time and place, urban observation, demographics, culture, and design. Assesses contemporary urban issues, including race relations, environmental issues, and population problems. Involves lectures, discussions, and fieldwork. Open to non-majors.

END 312: Design of Cities
Traces evolution of urban form and character from Greek city-states to the present. Emphasizes how technological, social, economic, and political changes affect urban layout and functioning.

GEO 102: Introduction to Human Geography
Introduction to thinking about human activities from a geographic perspective. While considering the “why of where,” students will be exposed to the global dynamics of urbanization, industrialization, migration, economic development, international relations, geopolitics, and cultural geographies.

DMS 105: Basic Documentary
The fundamental theoretical, creative, and technical concerns of documentary and video production.

DMS 213: Immigration & Film
Examines silent and early sound films, as well as contemporary films; as a reflection of the immigrant experience, as a site of struggle between older and newer immigrants, and as an instrument of government politics.

HIS 311: The Early Republic: American Histories from 1789 to 1848
This class surveys the first sixty years or so of U.S. history. Although this period is often narrated as a triumphal story of a few wise national politicians building American democracy, these years were in fact a far messier and uncertain time when millions of people participated in the making of a new nation: free and enslaved, male and female, rich and poor alike. In our lectures, readings, writings, and discussions, we will examine the complicated dynamics of the era, from the making of “the people”; to the role of empire and warfare in shaping American nationalism; to the expansion and politics of slavery; to the violence of Indian removal; to the partisanship of Jacksonian America; to the impact of evangelical Christianity; and to the many sides, and many silences, of early-American capitalism.

HIS 327: The city in American History
American cities reflect America’s complex culture. Studying cities can reveal the ideals of generations of intellectuals, planners, reformers, and immigrants who viewed the city as a center of their utopian dreams. Studying urban life, however, also reveals how racial prejudice, concentrations of wealth, and political corruption have shaped the American city. This course will explore these contradictions through an examination of the growth and development of urban centers in the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Major American cities will also be compared to cities in Europe and Latin America.

SOC 315: Sociology of City Life
Studies cities and metropolitan regions in terms of history, types, institutions, social organizations, ecological structure, and classes; urban problems; and city and regional planning.


March 20th is the Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities!

Posted February 25, 2014 in Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Students with Disabilities

Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship?

The Bender Virtual Career Fair is FREE to attend for students and alumni with disabilities. It is scheduled for March 20, 2014. This is a great opportunity for college students and college graduates with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including ANSYS, FAA, PwC, TD Ameritrade, UPMC and more great employers!

• Connect with employers looking to hire people with disabilities
• Access opportunities within a wide range of careers
• Chat with employers across the nation
• Public and private sector opportunities available
• Interview with ease
• Participate from the comfort of your home, dorm room or favorite coffee shop
• Discuss careers and internships with multiple employers
• End-to-end accessible technology platform
• No business suit or travel required
• No printed out resumes necessary

Register at: www.disability.careereco.net
For information contact: bender@careereco.com or 770.980.0088