Innovative curriculum will develop your critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and professional skills to prepare you to become a business leader. During a semester-long, team-based core project, you’ll develop a business plan for a new product or service. Concentrations include Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health & Life Sciences, International Management, Law, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations & Technology Management, Organizational Behavior, Real Estate, Retailing, and Strategy & Innovation.
Majors for every interest.
There’s no shortage of ways to challenge yourself at BU. Whether you’re into visual art or the art of business. Studying ancient cultures or shaping the future. With 10 undergraduate schools and colleges it may be hard to decide. But that’s okay, it’s perfectly fine to be”undecided.”Explore Schools & Colleges
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The combined BS/DPT program will prepare you to become a licensed physical therapist in six years while earning a health studies degree and a DPT degree. Ranked among the top physical therapy programs in the US, you’ll participate in clinical experiences, research projects, and a mentored academic practicum with professors and practitioners at the top of the field.
The Theatre Arts major offers ample opportunities to explore acting, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, and design and production. Choose from the BFA Performance Core or BFA Design & Production Core. You’ll have guaranteed assignments in our 35+ show season beginning your sophomore year; opportunities to engage with our Professional Theatre Initiative companies; and the option to participate in our Professional Theatre Showcases in New York and Boston.
If you dream of designing a killer app or building a revolutionary technology company, consider a major in Computer Science. A strong foundation of coursework is complemented by electives in networks, theory, data mining and data analytics, artificial intelligence, operating systems, media computing, and security/cryptography. Graduates find rewarding careers in the financial, medical, education, gaming, media, and entertainment sectors, as well as in the software and hardware industries.
Take a deep dive into understanding our complex, globalized world. You’ll choose from a wide range of courses in history, economics, political science, sociology, and religion, while developing substantive knowledge of at least one region of the world and one functional area of study. Courses are taught by a diverse faculty of CIA agents, expert international negotiators, former ambassadors, White House advisors, and more.
As a political science major, you’ll study how political communities attempt to reconcile claims of justice, power, liberty, and authority. Drawing on topics like history, law, and psychology, political science shares the traditional aims of a liberal arts education while trying to understand the major public issues of our time. Our political science majors go on to have careers in fields such as education, government, journalism, and business. Many students also pursue graduate degrees in law and public administration.
While pre-medicine is not a major at BU, there are many academic pathways you can pursue to fulfill requirements for medical school admission. Consider chemistry, physics, biology, or psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences; human physiology, health science, or nutrition in the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College; or biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering. The Pre-Professional Advising Office will provide guidance on what courses to take and the medical school application process.
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Who gets into BU? And who thrives? The academic profile will give you an idea, but students here are greater than the sum of their SAT scores. Our community is incredibly diverse. But students share many traits: They’re smart, ambitious, looking to understand the world, develop their own innovations, form novel research questions, and proactively seek out new experiences.See a Day in the Life
The Boston skyline from your dorm room. Your roommate's favorite coffee run. Rock climbing at FitRec. Acing that midterm together. So many Instagram-worthy experiences await you at BU.Picture Yourself Here