Undergraduate Admissions

We welcome your application to our department and hope you can join our community of scholars!

Incoming Students: Apply to the University at Buffalo

Incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing geological sciences study must first apply and be accepted to the University at Buffalo.

When applying, you should indicate your intended major on the application form. 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.

Current Students: Request to Change to the Major or Minor

Current undergraduate students who are interested in majoring (Bachelor of Sciences or Bachelor of Arts) or minoring in geological sciences must complete and submit the CAS Major/Minor Change Request form.

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

Acceptance Criteria

All entering first-year students with an interest in the Geological Sciences degree will be listed as "approved" majors.

Contact Us

With questions about the undergraduate application process, please contact the Department of Geology.