Minors

College of Engineering students who are planning to pursue a minor within the College of Engineering, or at another school/college within BU, should apply as early as possible to facilitate course planning, and in no case later than October 1 of the senior year.

College of Engineering minors

The College of Engineering offers minors in biomedical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, materials science & engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems engineering.

Minors are earned through the completion of 20 credits, at least 12 of which must be unique to the minor and may not count toward the fulfillment of majors or additional minors. Students must have a declared major on record before they can apply for a minor and they must complete all the prerequisites listed for courses in their chosen minor. A 2.00 GPA is required in the courses used to satisfy the minor, with no grade less than a C–. Applications for minors require approval of the relevant department.

Please visit the College of Engineering minors page for more information and application instructions.

Engineering Science Minor for Non-Engineering Students: 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. Track A has a mechanical engineering emphasis, Track B has an electrical & computer engineering emphasis, and Track C has a biomedical engineering emphasis.

A minor in engineering science is earned through the completion of 20 credits. Twelve credits must be unique to the minor and may not count toward the fulfillment of majors or additional minors. A 2.00 GPA is required in the courses used to satisfy the minor, with no grade less than a C–. All course substitutions must be approved by the College of Engineering Undergraduate Committee. Additional information and specifics regarding prerequisites can be obtained from the College of Engineering Undergraduate Records office.

Please visit the College of Engineering Undergraduate Minors page for more information.

Minors in Other Schools/Colleges at BU

College of Engineering students may earn minors in the following schools and colleges across Boston University: Questrom School of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Communication, College of General Studies, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, and College of Fine Arts. Minors are earned through the completion of a minimum of 20 credits, at least 12 of which must be unique to the minor and may not count toward the fulfillment of majors or additional minors. Students must complete an Application for Minor form and have it approved by both the school or college of the minor and the College of Engineering.

Please visit the College of Engineering Undergraduate Minors page for more information and application instructions.