Sample Curriculum

Below is one example of how a student might meet the Bachelor of Science in Behavior and Health requirements. Typical registration is 16 credits (full-time study) each semester, and a minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation. Students who participate in a Study Abroad program will need to modify this sample schedule in order to meet requirements.

First-Year Students

Behavioral sciences course

BU Hub requirements

We recommend students take statistics during their first year as it is a prerequisite for SAR HP225 Critical Inquiry (Sophomore Fall). Statistics requirement could be fulfilled by CAS MA113, MA213, or PS211.

Sophomore Year

Behavioral Sciences course

BU Hub requirements

Junior Year

Behavioral sciences courses

Specialty Electives or Study Abroad

SAR HP305 Prerequisite: SAR HP225 or HS210 or equivalent course in critical inquiry. Ethics requirement could be fulfilled by CAS-PH150 or PH251.

Senior Year

Specialty Electives or Study Abroad

Each student will identify an individual specialty area of focus related to his or her interests and anticipated career track. The specialty requires completion of SAR HP405 Practicum and Seminar in Behavior & Health plus 12-credits in specialty courses (may be counted as electives).

Internships completed during Study Abroad do not fulfill the practicum requirement and cannot substitute for SAR HP405 Practicum and Seminar; however, courses from study abroad (including the internship) may apply toward other requirements.

Specialty Areas

The specialty focus and relevant courses are developed individually in consultation with the student’s Advisor. The student meets with his/her Advisor each semester (usually before registration), and by the end of the BSBH Junior year, each student will identify an individual specialty area of focus related to interests and anticipated career path

Specialty focus and courses are identified in consultation with the Advisor to provide a strong foundation for this future path. The specialty requires completion of SAR HP405 Practicum and Seminar in Behavior & Health plus three additional related courses.

BSBH Career Fair

The BSBH program works closely with the Boston University Center for Career Development (CCD) throughout students’ time at BU. During  senior year, students are required to meet with the CCD for to review your resume, create a LinkedIn page, and learn job search and interview strategies.