Your pathway to success
At UB, your college experience is focused on preparing you for a job in a high-demand industry. So we've created a groundbreaking freshman program to make that happen.
View our freshman brochure.
From the start, you'll be grouped with other students who share your broad area of career interest. If you haven't yet declared a major, it's OK. You'll still enter one of five UB Professional Pathways that provide the opportunity to explore majors within these career clusters:
- Law, Justice and Public Affairs
- Business and Entrepreneurship
- Communication and Design
- Psychology, Health and Human Services
- Cybersecurity, Gaming and Technology.
The freshman year at UB is built around an academic program that stresses experiential learning opportunities, learning communities, connections, support and career preparation. You'll spend your first two years fulfilling general education requirements and exploring your career interests while staying on course to either graduate in four years or continue on an accelerated pathway to your master's or law degree, saving you time and money. Learn more about the benefits of the UB Professional Pathways.
themed learning communities
As the foundation of your freshman year at UB, learning communities offer a series of thematically linked classes that enable you to apply principles to real-world scenarios. Previous themes have included:
- Baltimore: Riots and Rebirth
- Speaking and Writing Under the City Lights
- The Dynamics of Crime and Punishment
- Business Leadership in a Borderless World
- Thriving in a Digital Economy—iPad, eBook, uThink.
Just select a UB Professional Pathway. You'll then be paired with a personal academic counselor and will explore career options with a career coach. You will participate in professional speaker series, networking opportunities, community-focused projects and workshops—all aligned with career fields.
a typical journey to success