Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

University Honors College * - Overview

University Honors College

Contact Information

106 Capen Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1670

Phone: 716.645.3020
Fax: 716.645.3368
Web Address: honors.buffalo.edu
Dr. Andrew Stott
Director of the Honors College and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Krista Hanypsiak
Honors College Administrative Director


*Not a baccalaureate degree program
Honors College

The University Honors College is one of the most comprehensive and academically rich programs of its kind in the country. The Honors College emphasizes experiential learning, providing transforming life experiences inside and outside of the traditional classroom by encouraging study abroad, internships, and community service. The program fosters in-depth scholarship by encouraging multiple degrees in diverse subjects, undergraduate research, graduate work, capstone courses, and an Honors Thesis. With access to advanced educational opportunities, and special recognition and privileges, our Honors Scholars experience the best that a large research university can provide and the personal attention expected from an elite small college.

Students admitted into the Honors College have unique academic opportunities including special seminar courses, faculty mentors, an undergraduate research and creative activities fund, scholarship support for Honors College scholars who study abroad, involvement in programs designed to connect students with faculty across campus, early registration and priority housing.

The Honors College provides two comprehensive, university-wide options for academically talented students: one for incoming freshmen as well as the Advanced Honors Program for upper-division current UB and transfer students. Students accepted to each program receive special benefits, allowing them to create educational experiences unique to their individual interests.

The responsibilities of an Honors Scholar entering as an incoming freshmen include successfully completing 24 credits of honors coursework, including the Honors Colloquium in the fall semester freshman year and completing two Honors seminars, one each semester of the freshman year. Students should maintain a minimum semester and overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3 during the first year and at least a 3.5 GPA in each successive year to graduate with an overall GPA of 3.5. Detailed information about the curricular requirements can be found here

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