Meet Our Departments

  • 3/12/21
    Serving as the university’s gateway for exploring cultural connections across borders, identities and time, the Department of Africana and American Studies operates in a unique niche between theory and practice, research and social engagement, and humanity and the environment.
  • 3/12/21
    Combining biology, history and social sciences, anthropology is the only discipline that examines and attempts to understand humankind as a whole.
  • 3/31/21
    The UB Department of Art prepares students for the real-world practice of visual art and scholarship. We unite the disciplines of fine art, design and emerging practices with art history and visual theory to equip students with an interdisciplinary approach to investigating and creating the visual world. Students become proactive members of the arts community, gain professional experiences to build their portfolio and professional resume and build life-long networks with faculty, staff, visiting artists and their peers.
  • 3/16/21
    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.
  • 3/12/21
    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.
  • 3/12/21
    Classics is centered around the study of ancient Mediterranean civilizations. With a long-held reputation for innovative research and superior instruction, the UB Department of Classics carries particular strength in the areas of Roman culture, Greek history, archaeology and digital classics.
  • 3/12/21
    The UB Department of Communication seeks to understand and improve human communication in all its forms. Our teaching methods transform students from passive to active learners, deepening their knowledge of the historical, social and cultural effects of communication while providing comprehensive training in fundamental scientific processes.
  • 3/12/21
    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.
  • 3/19/21
    Economics is a social science that studies scarcity, how people allocate resources and respond to incentives, and other complex issues of concern to society. In the UB Department of Economics, students embrace a rigorous curriculum that unveils the fascinating psychology and science behind production, consumption and wealth.
  • 3/19/21
    The UB Department of English offers a liberal arts experience within a large public university. Our students discover the power of the English language through vigorous exploration of British, American and Anglophone literary traditions as well as film studies, journalism, creative writing, global film, popular culture, mythology and folklore.
  • 3/12/21
    The UB Department of Environment and Sustainability works to help solve the most complex socioecological problems that face humankind today. From global climate change and biodiversity loss to population and consumption growth, we discuss and reach decisions regarding the human-natural systems that control the Earth’s future.
  • 3/12/21
    Geography studies the location and arrangement of human and natural phenomena in space and the relationships between people and their environments. The UB Department of Geography is an intellectually challenging community that offers five specializations tailored to allow for growth within the discipline and maximize future employment opportunities.
  • 3/12/21
    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.
  • 3/30/21
    The UB Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies promotes critical thinking and understanding of today's diverse, multicultural world through research and teaching on feminism, women, gender and sexuality. Originally formed in 1972, we are one of the first women’s studies programs in the United States.
  • 3/12/21
    The UB Department of History is dedicated to the belief that the study of the past is foundational not only to a sound education, but to a full and active life. Engaging with the past gives us the tools to understand and, when necessary, confront the issues we face today.
  • 3/31/21
    Serving as the university’s gateway for exploring cultural connections across borders, identities and time, the Department of Africana and American Studies operates in a unique niche between theory and practice, research and social engagement, and humanity and the environment.
  • 3/12/21
    The UB Department of Jewish Thought examines the central questions of human identity through the lens of the Jewish tradition. By centering on the intellectual resources of Judaism from antiquity to the present, students learn to combine the latest theoretical approaches with millennia-long tradition to address challenges of modern society.
  • 3/12/21
    It is almost impossible to overstate the importance of language to individuals and society. The UB Department of Linguistics explores this complex relationship by asking questions about acquisition, production, comprehension and evolution. Our students receive comprehensive training from internationally-recognized faculty in a variety of fascinating disciplines and foreign languages.
  • 3/31/21
    One of the most beautiful and useful of all human sciences, mathematics is the fundamental study of quantity, space and structure. 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.
  • 3/19/21
    One of the most beautiful and useful of all human sciences, mathematics is the fundamental study of quantity, space and structure. 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.
  • 3/19/21
    The mission of the UB Department of Media Study is to conduct research and provide educational programs in film and media production as well as theory. Renowned for its pioneering contributions to the field, the department has expanded to encompass emerging practices in addition to our existing strengths in film and video production.
  • 3/16/21
    The UB Department of Music offers a stimulating environment in which students can develop their talents. Guided by world-renowned soloists, ensemble musicians, orchestral players, composers, music theorists and historical musicologists, our gifted students pursue their passion for creating, presenting and investigating music in a close-knit community of musicians and scholars.
  • 3/19/21
    Philosophy studies the foundation of our values while examining the nature of justice, knowledge and reality. In the UB Department of Philosophy, students learn the fundamental theories that frame our intellectual heritage and master the essential tools for investigating and developing ideas that shape our lives today.
  • 3/12/21
    Physics focuses on the investigation of natural phenomena, propelling many advancements in present-day science and technology. 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.
  • 3/19/21
    Political scientists are concerned with generating and testing theories about human interactions, specifically in the political arena. Within the UB Department of Political Science, undergraduate students may choose to further specialize in five concentrations: advanced political science; American politics and public affairs; comparative politics; international politics; and public law.
  • 3/12/21
    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.
  • 3/12/21
    All Romance languages share a common historical origin in the Latin language, evolving into French, Italian, Spanish and several others. In the UB Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, we teach courses that span the fields of language study, literary and textual studies, culture, linguistics, film and media studies, and history.
  • 3/30/21
    The UB Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program offers students an opportunity to focus on a particular thematic area of study, examining timely and relevant topics associated with our ever-changing world. The interdisciplinary nature of the program means that our students learn across traditional departmental boundaries, taking courses from various academic departments at the university.
  • 3/12/21
    Sociologists examine how membership in different groups and interactions with social structures and social institutions affect a person's daily life. The UB Department of Sociology trains undergraduate students to analyze a wide variety of social issues, including family, gender, race, class, law, policies, crime, health and the environment.
  • 3/30/21
    The UB Department of Theatre and Dance engages emerging artists, scholars and audiences dedicated to sustaining and innovating the performing arts. Our diverse programs integrate rigorous, cross-disciplinary training, critical understanding and impassioned creation supported by close faculty mentorship and developed in collaboration with world-renowned guest artists.

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