BAED - Admissions

Please visit Undergraduate Admissions to begin the online application process. Both current UB students and non-UB transfer students must complete an Environmental Design departmental application. Students with a baccalaureate degree should contact School of Architecture and Planning Academic Services for advisement prior to applying.

Application Deadlines

Scholarship application completion deadline: Dec 8
Regular application completion deadline: Feb 1

For other important dates. please visit: Undergraduate Admissions: Important Dates

Acceptance Criteria

  • Competitive admission on a space available basis; preferred applicants should have a minimum overall UB GPA of 2.5
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in introductory courses: END 120 (Intro to Urban Environments and END 212 (Urban and Environmental Planning)
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.45
  • Minimum completion of 24 credit hours
  • Successful completion of the Library Skills general education requirement

The pre-professional Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design is completed within six semesters. Declared Pre-Environmental Design are granted provisional admission as School of Architecture and Planning general studies (Architecture and Planning BA) majors. 

Transfer Students

Students interested in transferring to UB for entry into the architecture program should visit UB Transfer Admissions to initiate the transfer admission application process. Transfer students should complete the required introductory courses prior to applying for admission to the major or apply to waive introductory courses if they have completed equivalent courses. 

International Students

Please visit UB International Admissions for instructions and information for international freshman and transfer admissions.