Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The natural sciences and mathematics investigate physical phenomena, interconnected ecosystems and mathematical theories that strengthen our understanding of the natural laws that govern our universe. 

  • Department of Biological Sciences
    The UB Department of Biological Sciences is a hub for innovative, interdisciplinary life science research and education. Students benefit from the breadth of our faculty’s experience, expertise and teaching skills while developing the courage and capacity to make their own discoveries.
  • Department of Chemistry
    Chemistry explores the composition and transformation of matter, a science that is central to energy production, health care and environmental protection. Students in the UB Department of Chemistry learn through hands-on or computational experiments in both classroom and laboratory settings, specializing in analytical, inorganic, medicinal, organic and physical chemistry.
  • Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
    The UB Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences offers students a pre-professional major that focuses on the development and breakdown of speech, language and hearing processes. Courses cover the nature and causes of communicative disorders, the techniques used to assess and diagnose speech, language, and hearing disorders and the current methods used to remedy these problems.
  • Department of Geology
    The study of geology challenges students to think both spatially and creatively. In the UB Department of Geology, our undergraduates grow into inquisitive problem solvers who are passionate about the earth and addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change, resource management and natural disasters.
  • Department of Materials Design and Innovation
    A forward-leaning, interdisciplinary department that aims to transform the training and education of materials scientists and engineers.
  • Department of Mathematics
    The UB Department of Mathematics trains students to develop their analytical problem-solving skills through both fundamental and applied mathematics for a variety of careers.
  • Department of Physics
    The mission of the UB Department of Physics is to provide undergraduate students with an outstanding educational foundation, consisting of comprehensive and rigorous coursework, laboratory training and hands-on research experience.
  • Professional Science Management Program
    The PSM Certificate combines coursework in science, management and ethics to better prepare students for industry or further academic study. The interdisciplinary nature of the PSM, professional skills courses and culminating experience make this an ideal academic credential for students who are pursuing a science-related position within business, government or non-profit sectors.
  • Department of Psychology
    With cutting-edge research facilities and world-class faculty, the UB Department of Psychology provides undergraduate majors with a scientific understanding of the mind and behavior.