Allow your mind to get lost in the stars by joining two majors together. Astronomy & physics majors explore the principles of astronomy and physics, including planets in the solar system, star formation, galaxies and cosmology, electricity and magnetism, statistical and quantum mechanics, and mathematical methods of physics. By participating in interactive labs you’ll explore the concepts of inertia, velocity, and more. Astronomy and physics majors also have access to the solar telescope located in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Judson B. Coit astronomical observatory. Astronomy and physics is a pathway to research-oriented careers and prepares students for either immediate workforce entry or further, graduate-level study in astronomy and related sciences.
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With courses ranging from Anglo-Saxon poetry to children’s literature, English is the most popular major among the humanities departments at Boston University. Choose from seminars on Shakespeare, science fiction, and key genres like drama and fiction, all of which will give you a greater understanding of the world we live in. You’ll also have opportunities to study overseas, visit museums as part of your curriculum, and work on the student journal.
Step into branding and consumerism through the interdisciplinary world of marketing. Through this concentration within the Business Administration major, you will have the opportunity to gain business experience in courses taught by world-class faculty and solve real-world problems for internship projects. Students can use the Questrom School of Business Behavioral Lab to assist researchers in simulations and experiments to understand how human behavior conjoins with marketing tactics. By taking advantage of real-world experiences such as internships in Boston and around the globe, you will put yourself at the forefront of the marketing field upon graduation.
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.
Combine the study of both science and health to complete this major, which is perfect for students interested in graduate programs for medicine, dentistry, or other health-related professions. Students learn to analyze the functions of the human body in a variety of research and clinical settings and are eligible to apply for the accelerated five-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Human Physiology (BS/MS) program. You will also have the opportunity to study anatomy in the Gross Anatomy Lab by exploring the human body through prosected cadavers. During your senior year, you will complete an internship in Boston or internationally through Boston University’s Study Abroad programs in places like New Zealand, Ireland or France. Students are well prepared for careers in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, and for clinical or laboratory research.
Produce cutting-edge research and inform policy-making through Questrom’s accounting concentration in the Business Administration major. In this program, students gain the necessary financial knowledge and skills to exercise ethical organizational leadership and sound decision-making to be prepared to succeed in the world of business. You can even join the Accounting Association, which works to bridge the gap between the academic and professional worlds by connecting students to accounting professionals.
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.
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