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.
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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.
History embraces the sum of the human experience—politics, economy, religion, art, ideas, culture, social structures, and science. You will learn to consider multiple points of view and changing global contexts. History majors regularly go on to law school, graduate programs in museum and preservation studies or public history, or careers in business, publishing, or media.
Our studio-driven approach to design thinking and visual communication will prepare you to thrive both artistically and professionally. You will hone your skills as a graphic artist through a sequence of core graphic design and typography classes, complimented by elective courses that allow you to specialize in areas of interest. Partnerships with area businesses and design firms help undergraduates to navigate the professional world, leading to internships and employment.
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.
BU’s program is well known for producing highly successful alumni in the field of film and television. You’ll study writing, managing and producing, and the history of film and television, while acquiring the skills needed to launch your career. Choose your focus: Production, Screenwriting, Film and Television Studies, or Management/Producing. Then compliment your coursework with hands-on experience. BUTV10, our student-operated TV production studio, and the BU in LA internship program are popular options.
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.
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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