Undergraduate Programs & Resources

The University’s 16,000+ undergraduate students make up the largest part of the BU community. The student groups, programs and resources listed are here to help undergraduates develop the academic, professional, and research skills needed for their future careers.

Community Groups

Professional Development

BU Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development (CCD) provides a wide range of career development assistance, including: workshops on career-related topics, resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, individual career counseling sessions, and internship or job search strategies. And that’s only just some of the work the CCD does.

ENG Career Development Office

The College of Engineering’s Career Development Office (CDO) connects College of Engineering undergraduate and graduate students with employers for internships and full-time employment. The CDO helps students identify career options and  provides services ranging from one-on-one counseling to career fairs and professional development workshops.

Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS)

STaRS is a dynamic and focused program that is designed to promote access to graduate education for traditionally underrepresented students in science and medicine. STaRS provides scholars with the opportunity to participate in research and enhances skills required for successful entrance and completion of a graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences.

BU Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (BU PREP)

BU PREP is a year-long research assistantship program for recent college graduates belonging to groups underrepresented in the sciences and seeking entry into competitive PhD training programs in the biomedical sciences. BU PREP scholars will be paired with BUSM’s outstanding faculty, have access to state-of-the-art research facilities, and work closely with an advising team to create an individualized career plan directed toward doctoral graduate school entry and success.


ARROWS Student Organization Grants

The ARROWS Student Organization Grants program is designed to provide funds for events, projects, collaborations or activities to student groups, or individuals who will be working with a student group. These funded activities are intended to help advance BU students from underrepresented groups and communities, especially women in the STEM fields.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

UROP facilitates undergraduate participation in faculty-mentored research projects. Funding opportunities exist and the program is flexible, allowing research study in any academic area University-wide.

Office of Fellowships & Scholarships

The Office of Fellowships & Scholarships provides information, outreach, and support to high-achieving Boston University students who may be candidates for nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. The scholarship includes support for two years of undergraduate study and a paid summer internship at a NOAA facility across the country.


Women in STEM Mentoring Circles

The Women in STEM Mentoring Circles program seeks to create an environment in which undergraduate, graduate, and alumnae women across the STEM departments can have diverse discussions, support, networking, and resource sharing. Each mentoring circle meets once a month and is made up of undergraduate mentees and graduate student and/or alumni mentors.

Technology Innovation Scholars Program (TISP)

TISP recruits and trains some of Boston University’s most talented engineering undergraduates and sends them into elementary, middle, and high schools around the country to show young people the transformative impact engineering can have on their lives and on society.


Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program

The Boston University Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGS) Program fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching related to the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, nationality, and other categories that organize and disorganize our lives. The WGS program offers an undergraduate minor and WGS faculty work in and across the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Educational Resource Center

The Educational Resource Center (ERC) helps Boston University students develop the range and depth of academic skills required by the University’s rigorous programs. The ERC focuses on promoting a disciplined approach to study, fostering active and independent learning, developing an awareness and understanding of one’s own thought process, and advocating the strategic use of resources available throughout the University.