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Boston University
Boston, MA
Academic Calendar System Semester
Summer Session Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin Online Catalog
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
Undergraduate Majors

Accounting

Acting

American/United States Studies/Civilization

Ancient Studies/Civilization

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature

Anthropology

Archeology

Art Teacher Education

Astronomy

Astrophysics

Athletic Training/Trainer

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Bilingual and Multilingual Education

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Business Administration and Management, General

Chemistry Teacher Education

Chemistry, General

Chemistry, Other

Chinese Language and Literature

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General

Communication, General

Comparative Literature

Computer Engineering, General

Computer Science

Conservation Biology

Directing and Theatrical Production

Drama and Dance Teacher Education

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Early Childhood Education and Teaching

East Asian Studies

Economics, General

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering, Other

English Language and Literature, General

English/Language Arts Teacher Education

Environmental Biology

Finance, General

Foreign Language Teacher Education

Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

French Language and Literature

Geography

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other

Geology/Earth Science, General

Geophysics and Seismology

German Language and Literature

Graphic Design

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

History, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

International Business/Trade/Commerce

International Relations and Affairs

Italian Language and Literature

Italian Studies

Japanese Language and Literature

Journalism

Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist

Latin American Studies

Latin Language and Literature

Latin Teacher Education

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Linguistics

Management Information Systems, General

Manufacturing Engineering

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Marketing Research

Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Mathematics Teacher Education

Mathematics, General

Mechanical Engineering

Molecular Biology

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Music Performance, General

Music Teacher Education

Music Theory and Composition

Music, General

Neuroscience

Nutrition Sciences

Operations Management and Supervision

Painting

Philosophy

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Physics, General

Political Science and Government, General

Pre-Dentistry Studies

Psychology, General

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Religion/Religious Studies

Russian Language and Literature

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Sculpture

Social Sciences, Other

Social Studies Teacher Education

Sociology

Spanish Language and Literature

Special Education and Teaching, General

Systems Science and Theory

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Urban Studies/Affairs

Voice and Opera

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION - continued
Most Popular Disciplines Business/marketing, Social sciences, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs None
Special Programs Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships, Semester at sea, Washington semester
Study Abroad Offered
Online Degrees Some online degree programs
CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Computer Not required
Foreign Language Not required
Math/Science Not required
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
International Baccalaureate Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing Available through AP examinations
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FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION
Full-Time Faculty 1,699
Part-Time Faculty 957
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree 88%
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size 2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 37% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
ACADEMIC RESOURCES
Libraries
Library Available on Campus Yes
Holdings 4,056,620
Computing
Computer Ownership Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus 250
Internet/E-mail Access Not reported
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
Remedial Instruction  
Tutoring Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access
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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION
Master's Degrees Offered
Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Urban Affairs, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Science in Dentistry, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Sacred Theology, Master of Arts in Economic Policy, Master of Divinity, Master of Science in Architectural Studies, Master of Science in Management Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of City Planning, Master of Education, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Management
Master's Programs of Study

Actuarial Science

Advertising and Public Relations

African-American Studies

Allied Health--General

Anatomy

Anthropology

Archaeology

Art Education

Art History

Art/Fine Arts

Arts Administration

Astronomy

Biochemistry

Bioinformatics

Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General

Biomedical Engineering

Biophysics

Biopsychology

Biostatistics

Business Administration and Management--General

Cell Biology

Chemistry

Classics

Clinical Research

Communication Disorders

Communication--General

Community Health

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Computer and Information Systems Security

Corporate and Organizational Communication

Counseling Psychology

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Cultural Studies

Database Systems

Dental Hygiene

Economics

Education--General

Electrical Engineering

Emergency Management

Energy Management and Policy

Engineering and Applied Sciences--General

English

Environmental Management and Policy

Environmental Sciences

Environmental and Occupational Health

Epidemiology

Film, Television, and Video Production

Finance and Banking

Food Science and Technology

Forensic Sciences

French

Genetic Counseling

Geographic Information Systems

Geography

Geosciences

Graphic Design

Health Communication

Health Informatics

Health Services Management and Hospital Administration

Hispanic and Latin American Languages

Historic Preservation

History

Intellectual Property Law

International Affairs

International Business

International Development

International Health

Internet and Interactive Multimedia

Journalism

Latin American Studies

Law

Linguistics

Management Information Systems

Management Strategy and Policy

Management of Technology

Manufacturing Engineering

Marketing

Mass Communication

Materials Engineering

Materials Sciences

Mathematical and Computational Finance

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Media Studies

Medical Imaging

Molecular Biology

Museum Studies

Music

Music Education

Neurobiology

Nutrition

Oral and Dental Sciences

Organizational Management

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacology

Philosophy

Photonics

Physician Assistant Studies

Physiology

Political Science

Project Management

Psychology--General

Public Health--General

Religion

Romance Languages

Social Work

Sociology

Systems Engineering

Taxation

Telecommunications

Telecommunications Management

Theater

Theology

Urban Studies

Urban and Regional Planning

Writing

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION - continued
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Science in Dentistry, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Doctoral Programs of Study

Allied Health--General

Allopathic Medicine

American Studies

Anatomy

Anthropology

Archaeology

Art History

Astronomy

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine

Biochemistry

Bioinformatics

Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General

Biomedical Engineering

Biophysics

Biostatistics

Business Administration and Management--General

Cell Biology

Chemistry

Classics

Communication Disorders

Communication--General

Community Health

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Computer and Information Systems Security

Dental Hygiene

Economics

Education--General

Electrical Engineering

Energy Management and Policy

Engineering and Applied Sciences--General

English

Environmental Management and Policy

Environmental Sciences

Environmental and Occupational Health

Epidemiology

French

Genetics

Genomic Sciences

Geographic Information Systems

Geography

Geosciences

Health Services Management and Hospital Administration

Hispanic and Latin American Languages

History

Immunology

Intellectual Property Law

International Business

International Development

International Health

Law

Manufacturing Engineering

Materials Engineering

Materials Sciences

Mathematical and Computational Finance

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Media Studies

Molecular Biology

Molecular Medicine

Museum Studies

Music

Music Education

Neurobiology

Neuroscience

Nutrition

Occupational Therapy

Oral and Dental Sciences

Pathology

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacology

Philosophy

Photonics

Physical Therapy

Physics

Physiology

Political Science

Psychology--General

Public Health--General

Rehabilitation Sciences

Religion

Romance Languages

Social Work

Sociology

Systems Engineering

Taxation

Theology

Writing