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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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