Minors

The College of Engineering offers minors in biomedical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems engineering. These minors are designed for majors in other engineering disciplines, but are open to all undergraduate students with appropriate prerequisites.

Please visit the College of Engineering minors page for more information.

Engineering Science Minor for Non-Engineering Students

The College of Engineering has also designed a minor for Boston University students who are not enrolled in the College of Engineering, but who want a general introduction to the concepts and applications of engineering. Track A has a mechanical engineering emphasis, Track B has an electrical and computer engineering emphasis, and Track C has a biomedical engineering emphasis. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses fulfilling the minor and a 20-credit residency in the College of Engineering is required. All course substitutions must be approved by the College of Engineering Undergraduate Committee. Additional information and specifics regarding prerequisites can be obtained from the College of Engineering Undergraduate Records Office.

Please visit the College of Engineering minors page for more information.

Minors in Other Schools/Colleges at BU

College of Engineering students may earn minors in a variety of programs in the School of Management, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Communication, Sargent College, and the College of Fine Arts. Although minors are not available through the School of Education, students may fulfill teacher certification requirements in mathematics or in the sciences. No more than 8 credits of a minor can be applied to the student’s major program. Therefore, a minor adds a minimum of 12 credits to the number of credits required for the degree. Students must complete an Application for Minor form and have it approved by both the school or college of the minor and the College of Engineering. Application forms are available in the Undergraduate Records Office, ERB 107.

No more than 8 credits of the minor may be used to satisfy program requirements for the major. Hence, all minors add a minimum of 12 credits to the major. Students must have a declared major on record before they can apply for a minor and they must complete all the prerequisites listed for courses in their chosen minor.  A 2.00 GPA is required in the courses used to satisfy the minor. Applications for minors require approval of the relevant department.