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What subjects can I minor in?
Minors are formal agreements, recognized by the Registrar’s Office, Sargent College and the school where the minor is housed. Not all programs at the University have an approved minor. Please note the following:
- Discuss the minor with an Academic Counselor to help you determine whether a specific minor fits your interest areas and will work within your chosen major coursework. Questions regarding the process for declaring a minor will be answered at this time.
- Obtain your faculty advisor’s signature on the Minor Declaration Form and also from an advisor in your chosen minor.
- Return the form to the ASC office, Room 207 Sargent College. The minor will appear on your Student Link degree advice after the form is turned in with appropriate signatures.
- If all required coursework is completed before graduation, your minor will become a permanent part of your transcript. If you are missing any coursework to complete the minor, it will be removed from your record, and will not appear on your transcript.
Am I allowed to double major?
Currently, students can pursue two undergraduate degrees in separate schools through the Boston University Dual Degree Program (DDP) or double majors within a school. Some general policy considerations for double majors within BU Sargent College:
- Students must meet all requirements in both programs including GPA, all coursework (major and elective) and internships where applicable.
- Both degrees must be completed before the student can graduate from Boston University.
- Students must complete no fewer than 36 courses (144 credits) for a double major.
To apply, students must complete their freshman year with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applications can be made during the first or second semester of the sophomore year or by the first semester of the junior year (at least three semesters of enrollment are required).
- Contact an Academic Counselor to discuss feasibility of declaring a double major. You can make an appointment by calling the Sargent Academic Service Center at (617)353-2713 or emailing email@example.com.
- The application will then be reviewed by academic advisors who have knowledge of both programs.
- As part of the application, an essay (one-page, typed) must be submitted that describes why the double major is academically beneficial.
What is the procedure for Studying Abroad?
If students are considering studying abroad, it is recommended that they begin the process of exploration by the second semester of the freshmen year to ensure that they plan their course of study appropriately. First, students must make an appointment with an Academic Counselor to see the feasibility of fitting it into one’s program. Students will then be referred to the Study Abroad Office to pick up their application. A Study Abroad Seminar will be presented by the Sargent Peer Counselors each semester to talk about the study abroad experience. The Study Abroad Office holds information sessions about the specific programs offered through BU and other institutions.
How can I take a Leave of Absence or withdraw from BU and Sargent College?
LEAVE OF ABSENCE OR WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE:
All degree candidates are expected to register each semester (not including summer) until graduation. Students who have reason not to register may petition for a Leave of Absence (LOA). All undergraduate students must go to the University Service Center in the basement of 881 Comm. Avenue to pick up the form and schedule an exit interview. Students are also encouraged to inform faculty advisors and/or academic counselors as to their plans to insure their schedules are revised. All students officially withdrawing as degree candidates should also go through the University Service Center.
A student on a LOA must notify the BU Sargent College Student Academic Services Center, in writing, at least four weeks prior to the expiration of the leave, whether or not he/she intends to return to the College. A leave of absence is allowable for up to two consecutive semesters. Leaves of absence may be renewed upon written request to the students’ specific department by the student for a maximum of one additional year. If the student does not return to the degree program after four consecutive semesters, the student is considered withdrawn and he/she must reapply for admission. This application will be evaluated along with those submitted by new applicants. A student may not apply for a Leave of Absence to avoid either probation or dismissal for academic reasons.
A student who voluntarily withdraws from BU Sargent College may apply for reinstatement to the department in which he/she wishes readmission at least eight weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. The student and the University Registrar are then notified as to whether the registration is approved.
A student wishing to complete a semester of study at another university must receive departmental approval by way of petition, requesting a Leave of Absence, approval of coursework and the transfer of credits to Boston University. Credits will not be transferred until the student’s Academic Counselor in the Academic Services Center (room 207) at BU Sargent College has received official transcripts.
Withdrawal/LOA refund schedule:
- Prior to the First Day of Classes 100% tuition and fees
- During the first two weeks of classes 80% tuition
- During the third week of classes 60% tuition
- During the fourth week of classes 40% tuition
- During the fifth week of classes 20% tuition
- After the fifth week of classes No refund
How can I stay off academic probation?
Any student whose grade point index is below a 1.7 will be placed on academic probation. Students placed on academic probation will be notified by the college. To remove probationary status, students must achieve a 1.7 or better GPI in the following semester. Summer work at BU can also remove a student from probation. Any student who has been below a 1.7 GPI for two consecutive semesters will be academically dismissed from all programs within the college but they will be allowed a transitional semester to raise their GPA to transfer to another college within the University or elsewhere. If, at the end of that semester, they are unable to successfully transfer, they will not be allowed to register until they are eligible to transfer into another program within the University.
No student on probation may hold office in any college or university organization, participate in any intercollegiate event or program, including athletics, or otherwise represent the university or college. A student on probation is not excluded from membership in a student organization.
A student on probation may be ineligible to receive any financial aid from the university or college. A letter is sent to each student informing him/her of academic probation status. Copies of this letter are sent to the faculty advisor, the appropriate guardians and it is recorded at the Registrar’s Office on the University Record System. Students on probation are encouraged to seek advice from an academic counselor at the college.