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Minors

Amplify Your Opportunities

Undergraduate students can pursue a minor through any of the College’s departments and divisions. Minors complement a degree by adding the in-depth study of a additional field to a foundational engineering degree. Students receive exposure to supplemental engineering disciplines, faculty and research at a time when the demand for well-rounded engineers is growing.

Minors are noted on students’ transcripts and can be earned through the completion of five carefully selected courses (20 credits). Two courses (eight credits) may overlap with your major.

Students planning to pursue a minor should apply as early as possible to facilitate course planning and in no case later than October 1 of the senior year.


  • Biomedical EngineeringBiomedical EngineeringDNA investigation, cell biology and biotechnology, biology and physiology, and tissue and organ analysis.

    Requirements | Application
  • Computer EngineeringComputer EngineeringDesign tool development, automated computing, embedded and neural network systems.

    Requirements | Application
  • Electrical EngineeringElectrical EngineeringPhotonics, radar, electromagnetic energy, circuit theory, medical instrumentation and imaging.

    Requirements | Application
  • Girl next to machineEngineering Science Minor (non ENG students only)This minor has been designed for Boston University students who are not enrolled in the College of Engineering, but who want a general introduction to the concepts and applications of Engineering.

    Requirements | Application
  • Materials Science and EngineeringMaterials Science & EngineeringBiomaterials, nanomaterials, solid-state lighting, materials for energy and the environment.

    Requirements | Application
  • Mechanical EngineeringMechanical EngineeringRobotics, clean energy, design of automobiles, airplanes medical devices, and heating/cooling systems.

    Requirements | Application
  • Systems EngineeringSystems EngineeringRobotics, sensor networks, automation, electrical grids, biological models, control systems.

    Requirements | Application

Non-Engineering Minors

Undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are eligible to apply for a minor in other schools and colleges at BU outside the College of Engineering.

Students interested in a minor outside the College of Engineering should go to the webiste of the School/College of interest or the Undergraduate Bulletin to check requirements for the minor.

Students must complete an Application for Minor and obtain approval (signatures) from their ENG faculty advisor and an advisor in the school/department in which they choose to complete a minor.

The completed application should be submitted to the College of Engineering Undergraduate Records Office - 44 Cummington Mall, Room 107 - for processing.