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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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