Undergraduate Admissions

Step 1: Apply to the University at Buffalo

Incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing either a BA in PsychologyBS in Psychology or Minor in Psychology must first apply and be accepted to the University at Buffalo. Students who have identified Psychology as their area of study will be listed as intended Psychology majors at the time of acceptance.

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.

Step 2: Apply to the Psychology Major

To be accepted into the major without provisions, students must complete 60 credits and earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in the following prerequisite courses:

  • ULC 148 Algebra and Trigonometry or equivalent or higher 
  • PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 
  • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics 
  • PSY 350 Scientific Inquiry in Psychology

Current UB Students Applying to the Program:

  • Students who have completed 60 credit hours but have not completed the prerequisite courses or achieved the minimum GPA of 2.5 may be provisionally accepted into the major
  • Students who are provisionally accepted must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisites to be fully accepted into the major 
  • Students who do not have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisites must repeat appropriate prerequisite coursework. The second grade in the repeated course is honored by the department for the purpose of admission to the psychology major.

Transfer Admission to the Program:

Transfer students who have completed 60 credit hours but have not completed or have not earned the minimum-required 2.5 GPA in prerequisite courses may be provisionally accepted into the major.

How to Apply

To declare a major in psychology (either BA or BS) or a minor in psychology, please complete the Major/Minor Application Form. Submit the completed form and a UB Advisement Report to 283 Park Hall. 


With questions about the application process, please contact Christa Greenberg.

Christa M. Greenberg.
Christa M. Greenberg

283 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0205


Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
Sr. Academic Advisor
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences