Undergraduate Admissions

Nigel Michki, left, and Sean Bearden, undergraduate UB physics students and 2014 Goldwater Scholarship recipients 

We welcome your application to our department, and hope you can join our community of scholars!

Incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing physics study must first apply and be accepted to the University at Buffalo. All relevant information, including admissions criteria, the online application, dates and deadlines, and standardized test score requirements, can be found by visiting UB Undergraduate Admissions.

Current undergraduate students who are interested in majoring (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) or minoring in physics study must apply for acceptance into their desired degree track.

To request an application, or for further information about the undergraduate major/minor application process, please contact John Cerne, director of Undergraduate Studies. Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. 

Prerequisite Courses

  1. MTH 141 College Calculus I
  2. MTH 142 College Calculus II
  3. PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I (preferred)
  4. PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II (preferred)
  5. PHY 158 General Physics II Lab