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.
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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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