Explore the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering in courses such as statics and dynamics, fluids, thermodynamics, heat transfer, structures, material science, instrumentation, and design. You’ll cap off your undergraduate experience with the Senior Design Project, a year-long, hands-on, team-driven project that challenges you to design and prototype a product, electronic device, or software system to solve real-world challenges.
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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.
Uncover the science behind human behavior. As a Psychology major, you’ll take courses in perception, learning, and cognition, as well as developmental, personality, social, and abnormal psychology. You’ll also have the opportunity to do directed research under the supervision of a faculty member on topics ranging from childhood development to autism to substance abuse.
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.
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.
Gain fundamental knowledge in the biological sciences, then build on this foundation through a variety of lecture, laboratory, field, and seminar courses. A range of specializations allows you to delve deeper into specific disciplines, such as Behavioral Biology; Cell Biology, Molecular Biology & Genetics; Ecology & Conservation Biology; and Neurobiology. Special research opportunities include field-based programs like the Marine Semester and Tropical Ecology Program, as well as hundreds of opportunities to conduct research in faculty labs.
Solve problems in biology and medicine by applying engineering concepts to living systems in one of the world’s highest rated biomedical engineering programs. You’ll conclude your time at BU with a Senior Design Project that is heavily focused on teamwork, research, and design. And after graduating, you can apply your skills toward designing surgical robots, improving techniques for DNA sequencing, or making MRI machines smaller and more powerful.
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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