With a student-to-faculty ratio of just 11:1 and an average class size of 30, students enjoy small class sizes and an intimate academic setting, while having access to the resources of a major research university.
The BU Hub, an innovative University-wide general education program, exposes students to diverse and multifaceted perspectives to better prepare them to be nimble and resilient in an interconnected, diverse and complex world.
BU students actively assist faculty with research in every academic field imaginable through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), as early as their freshman year.
With 10 undergraduate schools and colleges, students have the flexibility to choose from over 300 majors and minors – from Business Administration, Communication, Psychology, Biology, Computer Science or Economics and more – giving them the option to shape their academic pathway.
BU offers the BU Dual Degree program where students can simultaneously complete two bachelor’s degrees from two different undergraduate schools or colleges.
The College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences jointly offer a number of Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (BA/MA) and Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science (BA/MS) programs, which enable qualified students entering their fifth semester to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies concurrently.
BU’s newest academic unit, the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) tackles societally-relevant interdisciplinary challenges through computation and data. CDS programs equip students with foundational knowledge and practical skillsets in algorithmics, analytics, software engineering, machine learning, and AI.
The most intellectually curious students can push themselves further at the Kilachand Honors College – a distinctive, four-year curriculum that focuses students’ attention on important global, societal, corporate and geopolitical challenges, giving them an avenue to use their knowledge for the benefit of their communities.