BU THIS ISN’T ABOUT SITTING BACK AND TAKING NOTES. IT’S ABOUT STANDING UP AND TAKING CHANCES.
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES COLLEGE OF HEALTH & REHABILITATION SCIENCES: SARGENT COLLEGE FREDERICK S. PARDEE SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES QUESTROM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY ADMINISTRATION
ARVIND AND CHANDAN NANDLAL KILACHAND HONORS COLLEGE A new approach to liberal education for our highest achieving, most creative students.
CAMPUS REDEFINED OUR CAMPUS IS 1.3 MILES LONG. AND YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE EVERY SQUARE INCH OF IT. So maybe ours isn’t a traditional campus. But it does have plenty of places to sit under a tree and read. Or grab a cup of coffee. Or kick a soccer ball around. Or study. Or work out. Or . . . OK, you get the point. Our campus is truly alive—an extension of the city itself.
BU Learn from innovators in every field. ACADEMICS Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel Prize winners, Guggenheim scholars, Sloan Research fellows. At BU, these are more than just names in a press release. They’re faces you’ll see almost every day. In our classrooms, in your labs, and in your dining halls.
SAY GOOD-BYE TO THE SAME OLD SAME OLD. SAY HELLO TO THE MOST CHALLENGING AND REWARDING YEARS OF YOUR LIFE.
How about spring break in Nicaragua? RESEARCH Let’s say you want to figure out a way to get new technologies to the people who need them most. Where would you start? In a classroom? Not even close. How about Nicaragua, where you’ll see firsthand how, as one student put it, “even simple things are complicated without the right resources”?
Catch a glimpse of blue-footed boobies. GLOBAL BU is all over the map—and we mean that in a good way. We offer more than 100 study abroad programs, including many that offer internship placements. So if you want to intern for a magazine in Dublin, or research bluefooted boobies in the Galápagos Islands, we can help arrange it.
Welcome to Boston. And a world of opportunities. BOSTON Forget about baked beans and the whole accent thing. Instead, focus on the idea that this incredibly vibrant, diverse, and international city is your campus. There are hundreds of local internship possibilities— everywhere from Fidelity Investments to the Four Seasons Hotel to Google. There are museums, libraries, and historic landmarks around every corner. And of course, Fenway Park is at one end of campus!
ACADEMICS REDEFINED WE’LL TAKE MESMERIZING OVER MEMORIZING ANY DAY. Hope you like choices. You’ve got more than 250 of them. Ponder the music of Mozart, explore worlds outside our solar system, or examine the role of samurai in history or comedy in society. With more than 250 programs of study, BU combines a strong foundation in the liberal arts with pre-professional studies for undergraduates.
Research to your heart’s content. Through our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), undergraduates assist
faculty with research on everything from Parkinson’s disease to the history of the German Jewish Bible.
Sit next to standout students every day. Bright, driven, inquisitive— that’s the “typical” BU student. These are students who aren’t afraid to jump in and “go for it.” Like the College of Fine Arts student who interned in the art department at Hearst Corporation’s International Division. And the College of Engineering student who’s developing a data visualization tool for Amazon Robotics.
BU Why limit yourself? BU makes it possible to combine your passions and earn two degrees through the Dual Degree program. Think graphic design and computer science, psychology and Deaf studies, or finance and communications. The possibilities are endless.
Accelerate your medical career. The highest-achieving students can complete a bachelor’s degree and a medical or dental degree in just seven years through our accelerated medical or dental programs.
ARVIND AND CHANDAN NANDLAL KILACHAND HONORS COLLEGE. Kilachand Honors College integrates the arts, sciences, and professions and provides special opportunities for research, creation, and invention to the most advanced students at BU. It combines the best of two worlds: the communal atmosphere of a small liberal arts college with access to the resources of a major research university. You’ll engage in co-curricular events with National Book Award recipients, internet pioneers, top surgeons, and more to uncover the creative process behind innovation.
Comparative Politics, Immigration and Citizenship, and Middle East Politics are among Professor Noora Lori’s specialties at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies.
Professor Sheldon Glashow is a favorite among undergraduates.
BU PROFESSORS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE CLASSROOM. AND BEYOND. We picked out a few, but the truth is, we could have picked 2,000. Because professors here are innovators and leaders. SHELDON GLASHOW, professor of physics, is a Nobel Prize winner and a creator of the standard model for particle physics used in the field today.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKS BU #32 AMONG GLOBAL UNIVERSITIES.
JOAN SALGE BLAKE, clinical associate professor, is one of the nation’s leading nutrition experts and has been published in Shape magazine, the Huffington Post, and on WebMD, to name a few. JOHN CARROLL, assistant professor of mass communication, has won multiple local Emmys for his commentary on advertising and the media, and also has been a columnist for the Boston Globe and Adweek.
94% OF RECENT GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED OR IN GRADUATE PROGRAMS.
A REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE.
CLASSES THAT PUSH, PULL, AND CHALLENGE YOU. Forensic Accounting, Detective Fiction, Alien Worlds, Lasers, Hindi-Urdu, Death and Immortality, Dynamics of Space Vehicles, Human Brain Mapping, History of Western Ethics. Sound interesting? Well, there are a lot more where those came from.
PRINCETON REVIEW NAMED BU IN THE TOP 5 BEST COLLEGE TOWNS IN THE COUNTRY.
BU FROM BOSTON TO BEIJING, BU AND OUR STUDENTS ARE CONNECTED TO THE WORLD.
BU HAS BEEN NAMED AN “INTERNATIONAL POWERHOUSE” BY TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION
Global Curriculum BU offers 600+ global courses, such as Global Environmental Negotiation and Policy, Controversies in International Health, Global Justice, and International Political Economy.
Auckland in the spring. Madrid in the summer. BU offers a premier study abroad program, with more than 100 opportunities all over the world. Here are just a few examples of where you might go and what you might do.
• S pend the summer—four weeks in Geneva and four weeks in London—studying international conflict resolution. • S tudy ecosystems of Ecuador for a semester with biology and environmental science majors. • T each English for a summer in Mumbai with School of Education classmates.
• 5 6 NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS, including the Boston Common, African Meeting House, and Quincy Market, are just steps from your dorm. • I NTERN AT PLACES LIKE FENWAY PARK, the Boston Globe, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. • P ERFORM ONSTAGE AT BOSTON SYMPHONY HALL and study with BSO musicians.
BOSTON: ONE CITY. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES.
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Last updated August 2017