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Boston University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Boston, MA

Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • 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
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Communication, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • 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
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • 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
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Youth Services/Administration
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,893
Part-Time Faculty
792
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
64%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 7% 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: 45% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% 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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,159,528
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
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Music, Master of Arts in Economic Policy, Master of Science in Administrative Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Dentistry, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Urban Affairs, Master of Divinity, Master of Engineering, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of City Planning, Master of Sacred Music

Master's Programs of Study

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • African-American Studies
  • Allied Health--General
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Ethics
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • International Health
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Pathology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • Romance Languages
  • Social Work
  • Theater
  • Theology
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Science in Dentistry, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Ethics
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • International Health
  • Law
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Pathology
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • Romance Languages
  • Social Work
  • Theology

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