In addition to the development of skills and competencies in the major area of study, UB offers a broad liberal arts education. With the exception of the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree programme, students in undergraduate programmes take General Education (Gen Ed) courses in student development; computer literacy; physical education, health or nutrition; a foreign language; literacy; numeracy; the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Gen Ed courses ensure that students graduate from UB with more than the disciplinary knowledge and skills provided by courses in their major. The Gen Ed programme ensures well-rounded individuals by providing students with a basic understanding of other disciplines.
Students in bachelor degree programmes take a minimum of fourteen Gen Ed courses or 37 credit hours: 28 lower-level credits (100 – 200 level courses) and 9 upper-level credits (300 – 400 level courses). Students in associate degree programmes take a minimum of eleven Gen Ed courses or 28 lower-level credit hours.
Based on prior learning, students may be exempted from some Gen Ed courses. Students seeking an exemption should submit a completed Request for Course Exemption Form to the Records Department, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., weekdays.
The following courses may be taken to fulfill the following Gen Ed requirements: