Prospective Students

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate admission to the College of Arts and Sciences is managed centrally through the main Boston University Admissions, where you can access all the information you’ll need. CAS also provides Information for Admitted Students about majors, programs, and services.


Visiting Campus

Applicants interested in visiting BU should check out the visitor programs BU offers for students and families.

Applicants visiting the campus who wish to find out more about the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Department should make an appointment with the Undergraduate Program Specialist Stacy Straaberg Finfrock or the Director of the BMB Program, Dr. Celenza.


Research Opportunities

Research in BMB

Undergraduate Research is a high priority for the BMB program. Students are strongly encouraged to get involved in research with Biochemistry and Molecular Biology faculty members. Some students volunteer in Biology faculty labs, Chemistry faculty labs, or other labs in the Boston area. Some of these positions are paid from faculty research grants or work-study grants, while others are strictly voluntary. Research in BMB can also be done for academic credit at any level from the freshman through senior years. As a senior, Honors Research in BMB is possible. For more information, contact Chairman of BMB Research and Honors, Dr. Tolan.


The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is a University-wide program that helps connect students with research opportunities and provides funding for both research expenses and student stipends. In addition to funding during the academic year, UROP provides funding for full-time, paid research opportunities during summer.


Study Abroad Opportunities

The BMB Department encourages students to study abroad and offers three programs tailored towards science majors or students on the pre-med track.

Students have the opportunity to study aboard in their sophomore year and then return to Boston to prepare for post-graduate training in their junior and senior years. The Dresden, Grenoble, and Madrid Science Programs combine science coursework with foreign language and culture studies. The programs allow students to take courses that fit neatly into their existing sophomore curricula and requirements. Students take Organic Chemistry I, Cell Biology, Basic Statistics and Probability, and The Sociology of Intercultural Communication. In addition to coursework, students participate in guided field trips to research institutions, industries, and technical museums. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn 16 to 18 Boston University credits.

For additional information about abroad programs at BU, please visit their website, BU Abroad.