Schools & Colleges

It’s all right here at BU: 16 schools and colleges offering 250+ programs and an abundance of courses to inspire and challenge you. Browse the Bulletin for program, department, and course specifics, or visit the schools’ websites.

College of Arts & Sciences

The largest college at BU—with 24 departments—CAS is where you’ll find undergraduate programs in the humanities, natural and computational sciences, and social sciences.

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

With nearly 40 areas of humanities, natural and computational sciences, and social sciences to choose from, GRS is home to approximately 1,800 graduate degree candidates and faculty from many schools and colleges at BU.

College of Communication

From Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations, to Journalism, to Film & Television, COM’s departments offer graduate and undergraduate programs dedicated to training well-rounded professional communicators.

College of Engineering

Choose from programs in Biomedical, Electrical & Computer, Mechanical, and Systems Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. Whatever the topic, ENG is focused on advancing the frontiers of science and technology through research, discovery, and innovation.

College of Fine Arts

CFA’s three schools—Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts—form an intense, dynamic arts community combining professional, individualized training at the graduate and undergraduate levels with collaborative work that increasingly crosses departments and schools.

College of General Studies

This two-year college offers an integrated liberal arts core curriculum, taught through a collaborative team structure. From here, students continue into specific majors in the University’s various liberal arts and professional degree programs.

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Four departments—Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences—offer programs focused on professional training and cutting-edge research. Students doing fieldwork benefit from a clinical network of more than 1,400 affiliations worldwide—400 of them in Greater Boston.

Metropolitan College

Choose from more than 60 full- and part-time degree and certificate programs, as well as noncredit courses of study and an undergraduate degree completion program. On-campus, online, and blended programs in fields as varied as literature, computer science, management,criminal justice, and gastronomy—to name a few—are available to MET students.

Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

SDM offers the Doctor of Dental Medicine (a traditional four-year and advanced-standing two-year) and advanced certificates and degrees, such as CAGS, MSD, DSc, and DScD, in all recognized specialties. Qualified undergrads can enroll in the seven-year program to earn a BA or BS from CAS and a DMD.

School of Education

Grads and undergrads choose a concentration from more than 20 areas, including early childhood education, higher education, counseling, and policy. The school’s many collaborative arrangements provide myriad professional training and practica opportunities.

School of Hospitality Administration

Bachelor of Science candidates get a solid liberal arts background along with professional training in the hospitality industry, including internships and study abroad. Students may earn a BS or a combined BS/MLA in Gastronomy with Metropolitan College.

School of Law

JD and LLM departments offer a range of programs and specializations, including American law, intellectual property law, banking and financial law, and tax law, as well as several dual degree programs with other BU schools and colleges.

School of Management

The School of Management’s curricula emphasize digital technologies, health and life sciences, and energy and the environment. Undergraduates can earn a BSBA, while graduate students choose from MS, MBA, PhD, and dual degree programs.

School of Medicine

With 22 departments, students have multiple pathways to MD or combined degree programs in their chosen fields and specialties. Students take advantage of cutting-edge clinical facilities and laboratories on the Medical Campus and with affiliated institutions throughout the city and the nation.

Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Emphasizing research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, GMS offers 33 fields of study—including interdisciplinary programs in many areas— leading to master’s, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees as well as certificates.

School of Public Health

Students pursue different levels and approaches to their comprehensive public health studies, from professional master’s and doctoral degrees to specialized academic MS and PhD programs. Certificate and dual-degree programs with other BU graduate schools are also available.

School of Social Work

Master’s and doctoral students get specialized training for social work in urban environments. Students choose either clinical (individuals, families, groups) or macro (community organization, management, and planning) practice. MSW, PhD, dual degrees and certificates are offered.

School of Theology

This graduate professional school offers an array of programs at the master’s and doctoral levels, preparing students for ministries and vocations that foster personal and social transformation. The School emphasizes community principles of love, justice, safety, rights, responsibilities, and respect.

Division of Military Education

This typically four-year program culminates in a commission in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps. ROTC students receive hands-on leadership training that builds strong team bonds and develops confidence, discipline, stamina, pose, and management skills.

Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College

Honors College undergrads are part of a new approach to liberal education. Pursue a major in one of BU’s schools and colleges, such as Arts & Sciences, Management, Fine Arts, and Engineering, while completing Honors College seminars, studios, and a keystone project. Co-curricular activities include lectures, readings, and performances on and off-campus.