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Engineering And Applied Sciences, School Of - Overview

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Contact Information

410 Bonner Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900

Phone: 716.645.2774
Fax: 716.645.2495
Web Address: www.eng.buffalo.edu
Liesl Folks
Jeffrey R. Errington
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Christine A. Human
Associate Dean for Accreditation and Student Affairs
Kerry Collins-Gross
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Kate Doran, Dan La Rosa, Erin MacDiarmid, Teresa Miklitsch, Jane Sinclair, And Jaynee Straw
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Advisors


The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) offers nine engineering programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS): aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, and mechanical engineering. All engineering programs are accredited through the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

The School also offers several applied science degree programs. Students can pursue a BS or bachelor of arts (BA) degree in computer science. The BS degree in computer science is accredited through the Computer Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. A Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BS degree program is offered jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, a BS degree program in engineering physics is offered jointly with the Department of Physics.

The undergraduate engineering and applied science programs provide students a rigorous basis in fundamental principles and a wide range of opportunities for hands-on experience. The curricula provide students with a strong technical foundation, enable them to integrate their engineering education within the broader social, economic and technological environment, and foster a desire for continued learning. Students are afforded flexibility in their programs of study and close interactions between faculty and students are actively promoted. The undergraduate educational experience prepares students for professional practice and advanced study. Special programs including our integrated first-year curriculum, experiential learning program, undergraduate research studies, and internship opportunities provide professional development skills and experiences and facilitate placement of our graduates in high-quality positions.

SEAS Mission Statement. The mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide effective and high-quality engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels. Integral to this mission is an infrastructure of expertise and facilities that can support professional engineering education, advanced degree programs and research in important areas of applied science and technology. Our goals are to:
  1. Educate students to think critically and creatively, to identify and solve important technological problems, and to practice engineering with technical skill, a high regard for ethical principles and an understanding of economic and environmental realities.
  2. Perform high-quality research that advances applied science or technology while preparing future researchers for industrial, academic, and government positions.
  3. Contribute to interdisciplinary educational and research and to meet complex technological and societal needs.
  4. Provide and coordinate educational, technical, and information services to industry, government, practicing engineers, K-12 educators, and the public.
  5. Become a leading catalyst for attracting and increasing the private sector to Western New York and New York State.
  6. Reach out internationally for cooperation in education and research.
SEAS Code of Professional Conduct. In carrying out their professional obligations, engineers and scientists are guided by fundamental ethical canons and rules of practice. The SEAS community is guided by the following principles.

UB Engineers and Applied Scientists:
  • Act with honesty, integrity and fairness
  • Show respect for others
  • Accept responsibility
  • Give credit where credit is due
  • Serve the larger community
  • Take pride in being a part of SEAS

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39