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School of Arts and Humanities

From the stage to the classroom, School of Arts and Humanities programs instill a foundation of critical thinking, artistic inventiveness, and cultural awareness that lasts a lifetime. These invaluable skills serve our graduates well in career fields that are as vast and varied as our course selection.

Visual Arts | Performing Arts | Humanities | Education

Teacher Education

School of Education

Buffalo State's School of Education has a distinguished history of preparing leaders and educators to excel in a wide range of classroom settings. Students learn through a strong, diverse on-campus curriculum as well as through direct student teacher experiences.

Chemistry students

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Programs in the School of Natural and Social Sciences help students develop skills in analytical thinking, quantitative methods, problem solving, critical thinking, and effective communication. Students are taught to use the facts, concepts, and principles learned in the field and in the classroom for practical application.

Fashion Students

School of the Professions

The School of the Professions educates future professionals to lead within diverse settings and participate in the community through partnerships. The school prepares graduates for productive and successful careers in a global society.

Graduate Education

The Graduate School

Whether you're a professional looking to advance your career or a college graduate planning to continue your studies, you'll find a range of graduate study options here. Buffalo State offers 60 graduate programs—including 11 postbaccalaureate teacher certification programs.

Continuing Professional Studies

For over 30 years, thousands of professionals have passed through our doors seeking career and personal enrichment. Continue your education with our flexible learning opportunities. Credit- and non-credit earning adult, weekend, and evening student enrollments available.


High-Quality and Distinctive Academic Programs

Buffalo State offers 181 undergraduate programs, 11 honors options, and 64 graduate programs. Nearly 100 percent of the college's eligible academic programs meet the rigorous professional standards of their national or international accrediting organizations.



Hands-On Learning Opportunities

Broad and distinct. That's how many people describe Buffalo State's high-quality academic programs. In addition to offering several programs that can't be found at any other SUNY school, Buffalo State's focus on hands-on learning that ensures students will turn their ideas into action.

Unique Experiences

Attendees at Anne Frank Project conference stand in a circle and join hands.

The Anne Frank Project uses local, national, and international learning opportunities to exam the roots of genocide, intolerance, bigotry, and racism as a means to finding solutions and elevating the human condition.  

Student and employers gather for job fair in Campbell Student Union.

The Career Development Center provides guidance on choosing a major to fit your career interests; helps prepare you for work through internship and volunteer opportunities; offers assistance with cover letters, resumes, and interviewing skills; and more.

Buffalo State students stand with college mascot, Benji the Bengal.

The Civic and Community Engagement Office helps integrate service with learning across campus and in the community. The VSLC partners with regional agencies to create service-learning, volunteer, and other experiential opportunities for students.

Group gathering of Muriel A. Howard Honors Program students.

The Muriel A. Howard Honors Program is open to outstanding, intellectually committed undergraduates. The program helps prepare students for academic scholarships, entry into top-notch graduate schools, and successful careers.

Buffalo State student conducts field research.

We'll get you ready to work! Our network of alumni and friends helps to secure prime internships. Internships are offered at the department level and through Buffalo State's Career Development Center.

Buffalo State student DJ speaks into microphone in WBNY studio.

A large part of the college experience happens outside of the classroom. Buffalo State's innovative program offerings and organizations will help you graduate with a broader understanding of the diverse and creative world around you. Get involved!

Buffalo State students gather in Sienna, Italy.

The International Education Office coordinates exchange and study abroad programs in Australia, Canada, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Buffalo State also provides access to hundreds of travel programs sponsored by other SUNY and National Student Exchange campuses.

Buffalo State student undergraduate research poster presentation.

Buffalo State engages students in high-quality research and creative activities. The annual Student Research and Creativity Celebration brings undergraduate and graduate students in all academic disciplines together to present their preliminary and completed research and creative activities.

Online Learning


Flexible Courses  /  Affordable Tuition  /  Respected Faculty

In addition to traditional classroom learning, Buffalo State offers many courses and several entire programs that are delivered exclusively online.

Online courses offer flexibility, convenience, and direct access to Buffalo State faculty.

Learn more.

Catalogs and Course Listings

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