Undergraduate Education

Jacobs School undergraduate students talk about why they chose UB and their experiences here.

Tanzania Bussey.

Tanzania Bussey has taken advantage of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) as an undergraduate at UB. “It helps underrepresented students get in contact with people that are doing the jobs we want to do in the future,” says Bussey, a pharmacology and biomedical sciences major from Staten Island. “After I get my degree I want to go to medical school and do research in the MD/PhD program.”

Undergraduate Admissions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We know you have questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could impact your impending enrollment, especially if you are traveling to us.

Pursue your interests in research and get firsthand professional experience as a student in our biomedical sciences programs.

Our programs’ position within the medical school takes advantage of the school’s resources, from cutting-edge biomedical research labs to dedicated faculty actively engaged in clinical practice and translational research. We give you a rich, targeted educational experience and an inside track on the professional skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your career.

Our programs are in the medical school, giving you unique access to school resources, from cutting-edge biomedical research labs to dedicated faculty who actively engage in medicine through clinical practice and translational research.
Our research opportunities include summer or academic year fellowships sponsored by professional societies, volunteer positions in both basic and clinical sciences faculty labs, work in school-affiliated research centers and independent study to develop honors theses.
Our internships and rotations at sites including area hospitals, clinics, labs and research and development companies let you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to research and professional environments.
The Academic Success Center provides tutoring services to students intended into the undergraduate programs offered through the Jacobs School.
Student organizations help our undergraduates learn, make professional connections and give back to their communities.
Get the support you need to focus on your studies: Qualified undergraduates may apply for loans, grants and work-study funding. Our financial aid counselors will help you understand the choices and responsibilities involved in different forms of financial aid to meet your educational needs. For more information on financial aid, visit:
Please fill out the fields below if you wish to change your intended major to biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, medical technology, nuclear medicine technology or pharmacology and toxicology.
Conduct high-caliber research in a state-of-the-art laboratory, gain experience presenting your research and collaborate with experienced, knowledgeable mentors in our summer undergraduate program.
All programs are competitive; application does not guarantee acceptance. A representative from the program will notify you with a decision.
Contact us if you have questions or need more information about our undergraduate programs.