Undergraduate Admissions

Step 1: Apply to the University at Buffalo

Incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing economics 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.

Step 2: Apply to the Department of Economics

Major/Joint Major/Minor Combined BA/MA Combined BA/MS

Any student considering a Major, Joint Major or Minor in Economics should speak with the undergraduate adviser to obtain up-to-date information about requirements.

Transfer Policy

Transfer credits may be given towards the following courses:

  • ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECO 380 Economic Statistics and Data Analysis
  • ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO 480 Econometrics I
  • “any-level” economics electives.

Students who wish to obtain transfer credits for courses taken at another university or college must apply through UB’s TAURUS system.  You must provide an informative course description or syllabus for each course and make an articulation request at Capen 1.

How to Apply

Download the Major/Minor Application and submit to ecoug@buffalo.edu.

Please note: Students changing to a joint major must also apply to and be accepted by the other department. 

Contact Us

With questions about the undergraduate application process, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Undergraduate Advisor.

  • 441 Fronczak Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-8685


    Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Director of Masters Program - 2022 Spring
    Associate Professor
    WINTER BREAK Advising (VIRTUAL ONLY, via Zoom) By email appointment only by emailing jsmclaug@buffalo.edu Please include your name, UB Person Number, and the nature of your inquiry.
    Fall/Spring Advising Hours will be scheduled using Calendly Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm via Zoom https://calendly.com/mclaughlin/dus-advising-appointments
    Department of Economics
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Haylee Sipos

    435 Fronczak Hall

    Phone: 716-645-8682


    Undergraduate Advisor
    WINTER BREAK Advising (VIRTUAL ONLY: Dec. 14th – Jan. 26th) Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10:00am - 11:30am
    Request an appointment via the link below: https://calendly.com/econundergradadvising/advising-appointment
    Fall/Spring Schedule appointments via email
    Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Wednesday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Thursday 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    Department of Economics
    College of Arts and Sciences

    435 Fronczak Hall

    Phone: 716-645-8682