Programs for Current Undergraduate Students

Boston University Dual Degree Program

The Dual Degree Program allows qualified undergraduates to enroll in two of the University’s schools or colleges and earn two bachelor’s degrees simultaneously.

Small Army BU_120215_4629Eligibility to enroll in the Dual Degree Program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and the completion of SED ED 100/101 with a B- or higher. Students must maintain this level of performance for the duration of the program. At least 144 credits must be earned in no fewer than 36 courses. Some Dual Degree Program students enroll in summer courses, use AP credit, and/or overload to ensure that they graduate with their class.

Students must design a curriculum in consultation with their faculty advisors and/or professional advising staff in the relevant colleges to ensure that all requirements for both degrees are addressed.

Design your curriculum

To explore Dual Degree Program possibilities in the School of Education, please contact Undergraduate Student Services at 617-353-3177 or to schedule an appointment.

Intra-University Transfer

The School of Education welcomes students from other BU schools and colleges. Current BU students may intra-university transfer from any of BU’s four-year schools into SED as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • At least one full-time semester with 12 or more credits in a degree program at your current school.
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Completion of SED ED 100/101 Introduction to Education with a B- or higher.

For more information please contact Undergraduate Student Services at 617-353-3177 or to schedule an appointment.

Continuing to the School of Education from the College of General Studies

The CGS program is a great way to start your education at Boston University.

CGS students wanting to continue on in SED should meet regularly with their advisor in CGS to discuss the SED pathways.

CGS students interested in continuing into a major in education should schedule a meeting with Undergraduate Student Services to learn more by calling 617-353-3177 or emailing

Licensure-Only Programs

BU students currently enrolled in the following majors may apply for a “licensure only” sequence to prepare for a career in education as a secondary teacher:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Mathematics

By combining a specified program of professional courses, including a full semester practicum, with your degree in a content area appropriate to a Massachusetts license, you can simultaneously complete a B.A. and be institutionally recommended for a Massachusetts Initial License. Please email the SED Licensure Office at for more information.