Undergraduate Pre-professional Sequence

You must apply to the University at Buffalo as an undergraduate and complete the courses in the first two years of the program, known as the pre-professional sequence, and 70 hours of volunteer/work experience. All students must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at UB when applying to the program; ES 207 must be taken at the University at Buffalo.

If you are a transfer student, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at UB and have completed the prerequisites or approved equivalent coursework, and the minimum of 70 hours of volunteer/work experience prior to applying to the professional sequence.

Questions about the admissions process?

Promotion to Professional Sequence—By Jan. 15 of Your Second Year

All students must complete the Promotion to Professional Sequence Form (PPS) and the volunteer hours by Jan. 15 of the year they expect to begin the professional sequence of program – including students who are re-applying to the program.

Students applying to the program must complete 8 prerequisite courses before applying to the professional sequence. These courses must include ES 207, PHY 101, STA 119 and OT 201. Students will be able to finish prerequisites during the spring semester after the PPS form has been submitted.

Questions about the promotion to professional sequence?

For questions regarding the PPS application process contact
MaryAnn Venezia, program coordinator, at (716) 829-6742 or

For questions regarding the PPS form, contact Jaclyn Levesque at for assistance completing the application.

Graduate Program—By the Fall Semester of Your Fourth Year

After you successfully complete the 108 credits of the undergraduate component of the program—with a minimum GPA of 2.8—you’ll be classified as a graduate student. You will still need to apply online to the graduate program during the spring semester of your third year. The online application is fast, easy and secure. A $50 non-refundable fee is required.

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