Apply to Our Undergraduate Program

Incoming Students

Apply to UB.  Select Biological Sciences as your intended major on the UB application form.

The best way to learn more about our undergraduate programs is to visit us. We are happy to offer informational sessions specifically designed for prospective high school and transfer students interested in the undergraduate programs our department has to offer. Parents and families are more than welcome to attend as well. To schedule a tour or attend our open house, contact the department: (716) 645-2363 or via email,


We invite you to change your major or minor to Biological Sciences.

  • To be eligible for the major your GPA in all required BIO courses previously taken must be at least 2.000, and your combined GPA in the required Math and Chem courses must be at least 2.000. 
  • For Bioinformatics/BIO, your combined GPA in the required courses must be at least 3.000.
  • if you are not a current UB student, list Biological Sciences as your primary interest when you apply to UB.
  • For further information, contact:

CAS FORM: Change Major or Minor to Biological Sciences

The Major/Minor change form is for current UB students who are not yet Biological Sciences majors or minors.

Submit the CAS Major/Minor Change Request form to request one of the following changes to your academic plan:

  • Add a major, minor, or certificate in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Drop any major
  • Drop any minor