Majors

From engineering to the arts, from law to medicine, Boston University can launch you on virtually any career path. We offer the following undergraduate majors and degrees through our schools and colleges. Don’t forget that there are also a number of opportunities to earn dual or double degrees!

Not sure what you’d like to major in? That’s okay, too. Most schools and colleges have an Undeclared option.

Major School/College
Acting BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre
Aerospace Engineering Concentration BS College of Engineering
BS Aerospace/MS Mechanical BS/MS College of Engineering
American & New England Studies BA College of Arts & Sciences
Ancient Greek BA College of Arts & Sciences
Ancient Greek and Latin BA College of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology and Religion BA College of Arts & Sciences
Archaeology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Architectural Studies BA College of Arts & Sciences
Art Education BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
Astronomy BA College of Arts & Sciences
Astronomy and Physics BA College of Arts & Sciences
Athletic Training BS College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Athletic Training/Physical Therapy*** BS DPT College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Bilingual Education (English as a Second Language) BS School of Education
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Biology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Biology with Specialization in Behavioral Biology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Biology with Specialization in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology & Genetics BA College of Arts & Sciences
Biology with Specialization in Ecology & Conservation Biology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Biology with Specialization in Neurobiology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Biology with Specialization in Quantitative Biology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Biomedical Engineering BS Minor College of Engineering
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Accounting BSBA School of Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Entrepreneurship BSBA School of Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Finance BSBA School of Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: General Management BSBA School of Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: International Management BSBA School of Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Law BSBA School of Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Management Information Systems BSBA School of Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Marketing BSBA School of Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Operations & Technology Management BSBA School of Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Organizational Behavior BSBA School of Management
CFA/CAS Double Degree Program BA College of Fine ArtsCollege of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry BA College of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry: Biochemistry BA College of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry: Concentration in Teaching BA College of Arts & Sciences
Chinese Language & Literature BA College of Arts & Sciences
Classical Civilization BA College of Arts & Sciences
Classics and Philosophy BA College of Arts & Sciences
Classics and Religion BA College of Arts & Sciences
Communication with Specialization in Advertising BS College of Communication
Communication with Specialization in Communication Studies BS College of Communication
Communication with Specialization in Public Relations BS College of Communication
Comparative Literature BA College of Arts & Sciences
Computer Engineering BS Minor College of Engineering
Computer Science BA College of Arts & Sciences
Deaf Studies BS School of Education
Design BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre
Early Childhood Education BS School of Education
Earth Sciences BA College of Arts & Sciences
East Asian Studies BA College of Arts & Sciences
Economics BA College of Arts & Sciences
Economics & Mathematics BA College of Arts & Sciences
Electrical Engineering BS Minor College of Engineering
Elementary Education BS School of Education
Energy Technologies & Environmental Engineering Concentration BS College of Engineering
English BA College of Arts & Sciences
English Education BS School of Education
Environmental Analysis & Policy BA College of Arts & Sciences
Environmental Earth Sciences BA College of Arts & Sciences
Environmental Science BA College of Arts & Sciences
European Studies BA College of Arts & Sciences
Film & Television with Specialization in Film BS College of Communication
Film & Television with Specialization in Television BS College of Communication
French & Linguistics BA College of Arts & Sciences
French Studies BA College of Arts & Sciences
Geography with Specialization in Human Geography BA College of Arts & Sciences
Geography with Specialization in Physical Geography BA College of Arts & Sciences
Geophysics & Planetary Sciences BA College of Arts & Sciences
German Language & Literature BA College of Arts & Sciences
Graphic Design BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
Health Science BS College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Hispanic Language & Literature BA College of Arts & Sciences
History BA College of Arts & Sciences
History of Art & Architecture BA College of Arts & Sciences
Hospitality Administration BS School of Hospitality Administration
Human Physiology BS College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
International Relations BA College of Arts & Sciences
Italian & Linguistics BA College of Arts & Sciences
Italian Studies BA College of Arts & Sciences
Japanese & Linguistics BA College of Arts & Sciences
Japanese Language & Literature BA College of Arts & Sciences
Journalism with Specialization: Broadcast Journalism BS College of Communication
Journalism with Specialization: News Editorial BS College of Communication
Journalism with Specialization: Online Journalism BS College of Communication
Journalism with Specialization: Photojournalism BS College of Communication
Latin BA College of Arts & Sciences
Latin American Studies BA College of Arts & Sciences
Lighting Design BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre
Linguistics BA College of Arts & Sciences
Linguistics & Philosophy BA College of Arts & Sciences
Manufacturing Engineering Concentration (Mechanical Engineering) BS College of Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Concentration (BS Aerospace/MS Mechanical) BS/MS College of Engineering
Marine Science BA College of Arts & Sciences
Mathematics BA College of Arts & Sciences
Mathematics & Computer Science BA College of Arts & Sciences
Mathematics Education BS School of Education
Mathematics and Education BA College of Arts & Sciences
Mathematics & Philosophy BA College of Arts & Sciences
Mechanical Engineering BS MinorBS Minor BS/MS College of Engineering
Middle East and North Africa Studies BS College of Arts & Sciences
Modern Foreign Languages Education BS School of Education
Music (Nonperformance) BA College of Arts & Sciences
Music (Performance) MusB College of Fine Arts, School of Music
Music Education MusB College of Fine Arts, School of Music
Musicology MusB College of Fine Arts
Music Theory & Composition MusB College of Fine Arts, School of Music
Nanotechnology Concentration BS College of Engineering
Neuroscience BA College of Arts & Sciences
Nutritional Science BS College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Behavior & Health** BS College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Painting BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
Philosophy BA College of Arts & Sciences
Philosophy & Physics BA College of Arts & Sciences
Philosophy & Political Science BA College of Arts & Sciences
Philosophy & Psychology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Philosophy & Religion BA College of Arts & Sciences
Physical Therapy BS DPT College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Physics BA College of Arts & Sciences
Political Science BA College of Arts & Sciences
Pre-Dentistry* BA (Multiple Options)
Pre-Law* BA (Multiple Options)
Pre-Medicine* BA (Multiple Options)
Pre-Veterinary Medicine* BA (Multiple Options)
Printmaking BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
Psychology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Religion BA College of Arts & Sciences
Russian Language & Literature BA College of Arts & Sciences
Scene Design BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre
Science Education BS School of Education
Sculpture BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
SED/CAS Double Degree Program BA College of Arts & SciencesSchool of Education
Social Studies Education BS School of Education
Sociology BA College of Arts & Sciences
Sound Design BFA College of Fine Arts
Spanish & Linguistics BS College of Arts & Sciences
Special Education BS School of Education
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences BS College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Stage Management BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre
Theatre Arts BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre
Theatre Production (Costume) BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre
Theatre Production (Technical) BFA College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre

* Pre-professional programs at BU are flexible pathways, not majors, that prepare you for advanced studies in dentistry, law, medicine, or veterinary medicine.
** Option to apply for early admission to MS in Occupational Therapy.
*** Six year BS in Athletic Training/DPT Program. Not open to transfer students.
† Not open to transfer students.