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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Study hospitality in a world-class city that caters to the sophisticated traveler and fine diner. With electives like Tourism Management or Digital Marketing Strategies for the Hospitality Industry and a required international experience, SHA’s challenging and innovative curriculum gives you the business management skills necessary to succeed in the hotel and restaurant, travel, and tourism industries.
From housing markets to labor markets, banking theory to game theory—you can study it here. You will gain a firm understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory while developing empirical skills for an increasingly data-driven world. Choose electives in areas such as financial economics, labor market analysis, or development economics. Our students have landed jobs at places like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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.
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.
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.
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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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