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Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2009


Online Undergraduate Catalog

You are currently viewing the 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog.

The policies and requirements listed in the undergraduate catalog are in effect for the entirety of the academic year. For information about catalog updates, see the Catalog Rights Statement. Online catalogs are archived in March of each academic year, and the archived versions may be accessed by contacting Academic Processing Services, at

The edition of the catalog that contains students’ university and major requirements is determined by their academic year of entry or reentry and academic year of acceptance to the major. See the Catalog Rights Statement for specific information.

Calendars, academic and degree programs, policies, and fees are subject to change at any time by official action of the University at Buffalo or the State University of New York.

Departmental Web sites and departmental curricular and course information are maintained independently and do not necessarily reflect university-approved curricula and course information. In case of discrepancies between departmental information and the University Undergraduate Catalog, the University Undergraduate Catalog is considered definitive.

The entire print version of the Undergraduate Catalog is available for download (PDF: 3.74MB). Course descriptions may be found within the individual academic program pages and a downloadable file of all course descriptions for the 2008-2009 academic year (PDF: 2.60MB) is also available. Course descriptions for previous academic years may be found in the archived catalogs listed below.