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The School of Arts and Sciences serves the academic needs of our students though offering in Intellectual Foundations and in majors, minors, and certificates offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The School also has a number of excellent facilities and venues to support student learning and community engagement.


In addition to Buffalo State's institutional accreditation through the Middle States Association, many Arts and Sciences programs have achieved accredited status by the nation's premiere accrediting agencies - a further indication of the quality of our programs.

  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music 
  • National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST)

Unique Programs

Arts and Sciences also offers programs that are unique in the Western New York area, unique in SUNY, or even unique nationally.

Buffalo State provides pre-health and pre-law advisement to assist students who plan to attend medical or law school upon earning a Buffalo State bachelor’s degree. Faculty members knowledgeable in these professions are available for consultation on recommended undergraduate courses and activities, as well as medical and law school entry tests and admissions practices.


Pre-health advisement 

Pre-health advisement is a supplemental support system to facilitate your admission to health programs by identifying required coursework, suggesting appropriate extra-curricular opportunities for your chosen field and providing other enrichment activities. We are here to help you navigate admissions processes with mock interviews and letters of recommendation.

Pre-law advisement 

Students are admitted to law school from almost every academic discipline. Traditional preparatory majors include history, English, philosophy, political science, economics, or business; however, areas as diverse as art, music, science and mathematics, computer science, engineering, nursing, and education are also welcomed.



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School of Arts and Sciences

1300 Elmwood Ave  •   •  Buffalo, NY 14222