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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Majors & Minors

The role of majors in the curriculum is to ensure that all graduates have experienced the challenges and rewards of studying an academic discipline or interdisciplinary subject in considerable depth. With the help of an advisor, each student chooses and completes one major of between 9 and 16 courses. Some students elect to double-major, or to supplement their major with a minor in a second field of strong personal interest.

Most students select their major from a comprehensive list of existing departmental and interdisciplinary majors, but, in certain cases, students may instead complete an independent major planned in consultation with an advisor.

In addition to the minors offered in the College of Arts & Sciences, BU’s professional schools and colleges offer a number of minors, all of which are available to CAS students and are listed here.

Program Degree Options
African American Studies minor
African Studies minor
minor
American Studies BA minor
Anthropology BA minor
BA
minor
Archaeology BA minor
Arts Leadership minor
Asian Studies BA
minor
Astronomy BA minor
BA
BA/MA
BA
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology BA
BA/MA
Biology BA minor
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
Business Administration & Management minor
Chemistry BA BA/MA minor
BA
BA
Cinema & Media Studies BA minor
Classical Studies BA/MA
BA minor
BA
BA minor
BA
BA
BA minor
minor
minor
Communication minor
Computer Science BA BA/MS minor
Dance minor
Earth & Environment
BA BA/MA minor
BA minor
BA/MA
BA/MA
BA
BA/MA minor
BA minor
BA/MA
BA/MA
BA
minor
BA
BA
minor
Economics BA BA/MA minor
BA
BA/MA
Education minors
Engineering Science minor
English BA minor
European Studies BA minor
Film & Television minor
History BA minor
History of Art & Architecture BA minor
BA
Hospitality Administration minor
Human Physiology minor
Independent Major BA minor
International Relations BA minor
Jewish Studies
minor
Journalism minor
Korean
minor
Latin American Studies BA minor
Linguistics BA minor
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
Marine Science BA minor
Mathematics (includes Statistics) BA BA/MA minors
BA
BA
BA
BA
Medieval Studies minor
Middle East & North Africa Studies BA
Modern Languages & Comparative Literature
minor
BA
minor
BA minor
BA
minor
minor
BA minor
BA
BA
minor
Music BA minors
Muslim Studies minors
minor
minor
Neuroscience BA
Philosophy BA BA/MA minor
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
BA
Physics BA BA/MA minor
Political Science BA BA/MA minor
Psychological & Brain Sciences
BA minor
Public Health minor
Religion BA BA/MA minor
Romance Studies
BA
minor
BA
BA/MA
BA
minor
BA
BA BA/MA
minor
BA
Sociology BA minor
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences minor
Theatre Arts minor
Visual Arts minor
Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies minor


It’s Ok to be Undecided

Pick a major, any major. Or don’t. At BU you have more than 250 programs to choose from. Better yet, you also have two years to decide which one is right for you.

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