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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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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.

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