Explore the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering in courses such as statics and dynamics, fluids, thermodynamics, heat transfer, structures, material science, instrumentation, and design. You'll cap off your undergraduate experience with the Senior Design Project, a year-long, hands-on, team-driven project that challenges you to design and prototype a product, electronic device, or software system to solve real-world challenges.
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There's no shortage of ways to challenge yourself at BU. Whether you're into visual art or the art of business. Studying ancient cultures or shaping the future. With 10 undergraduate schools and colleges it may be hard to decide. But that's okay, it's perfectly fine to be "undecided."Explore Schools & Colleges
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BU’s program is well known for producing highly successful alumni in the field of film and television. You’ll study writing, managing and producing, and the history of film and television, while acquiring the skills needed to launch your career. Choose your focus: Production, Screenwriting, Film and Television Studies, or Management/Producing. Then compliment your coursework with hands-on experience. BUTV10, our student-operated TV production studio, and the BU in LA internship program are popular options.
As a political science major, you’ll study how political communities attempt to reconcile claims of justice, power, liberty, and authority. Drawing on topics like history, law, and psychology, political science shares the traditional aims of a liberal arts education while trying to understand the major public issues of our time. Our political science majors go on to have careers in fields such as education, government, journalism, and business. Many students also pursue graduate degrees in law and public administration.
Uncover the science behind human behavior. As a Psychology major, you'll take courses in perception, learning, and cognition, as well as developmental, personality, social, and abnormal psychology. You'll also have the opportunity to do directed research under the supervision of a faculty member on topics ranging from childhood development to autism to substance abuse.
From housing markets to labor markets, banking theory to game theory—you can study it here. You will gain a firm understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory while developing empirical skills for an increasingly data-driven world. Choose electives in areas such as financial economics, labor market analysis, or development economics. Our students have landed jobs at places like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The combined BS/DPT program will prepare you to become a licensed physical therapist in six years while earning a health studies degree and a DPT degree. Ranked among the top physical therapy programs in the US, you’ll participate in clinical experiences, research projects, and a mentored academic practicum with professors and practitioners at the top of the field.
Sociology is the major to explore if you’re curious about the social causes and consequences of human behavior. BU offers the opportunity to explore a variety of sociological concentrations, from medical sociology to urban sociology, global social relations, or gender inequality. You can also perform research with a professor through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Sociology students may study abroad and fully immerse yourself in the history, culture, and social policies of a new country. The critical-thinking skills and broad theoretical knowledge you’ll gain through this program will prepare you for many different career paths, from medicine and law to social work, education, or policy administration.
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Who gets into BU? And who thrives? The academic profile will give you an idea, but students here are greater than the sum of their SAT scores. Our community is incredibly diverse. But students share many traits: They're smart, ambitious, looking to understand the world, develop their own innovations, form novel research questions, and proactively seek out new experiences.See a Day in the Life
The Boston skyline from your dorm room. Your roommate's favorite coffee run. Rock climbing at FitRec. Acing that midterm together. So many Instagram-worthy experiences await you at BU.Picture Yourself Here