Combine the study of both science and health to complete this major, which is perfect for students interested in graduate programs for medicine, dentistry, or other health-related professions. Students learn to analyze the functions of the human body in a variety of research and clinical settings and are eligible to apply for the accelerated five-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Human Physiology (BS/MS) program. You will also have the opportunity to study anatomy in the Gross Anatomy Lab by exploring the human body through prosected cadavers. During your senior year, you will complete an internship in Boston or internationally through Boston University’s Study Abroad programs in places like New Zealand, Ireland or France. Students are well prepared for careers in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, and for clinical or laboratory research.
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While pre-medicine is not a major at BU, there are many academic pathways you can pursue to fulfill requirements for medical school admission. Consider chemistry, physics, biology, or psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences; human physiology, health science, or nutrition in the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College; or biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering. The Pre-Professional Advising Office will provide guidance on what courses to take and the medical school application process.
Learn the ins-and-outs of business through the finance concentration, which presents a deep exploration of finance within the Business Administration major. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of finance courses ranging from International Financial Management to Computational Techniques for Finance. Sample amongst electives like Law Financial Risk Management or Real Estate Finance in Questrom. You can also take advantage of the opportunity to intern and network with alumni at Fidelity Investments, Bank of America, and more! Students may also explore additional academic options, including the Questrom Honors Program, minors, independent studies, study abroad opportunities, and the option of pursuing a dual degree.
Produce cutting-edge research and inform policy-making through Questrom’s accounting concentration in the Business Administration major. In this program, students gain the necessary financial knowledge and skills to exercise ethical organizational leadership and sound decision-making to be prepared to succeed in the world of business. You can even join the Accounting Association, which works to bridge the gap between the academic and professional worlds by connecting students to accounting professionals.
Interested in how you can make a difference in global public health? Health Science is the perfect fit for students who wish to pursue a career in medicine, nursing, physician assistant training, or physical therapy. You will take courses ranging from biology to psychology, epidemiology, medical ethics, and more. In your senior year, you will complete a practicum experience in an area of your interest either in Boston or abroad. Students registered in this program who meet GPA requirements are eligible to apply for the accelerated five-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health degree (BS/MPH), offered in conjunction with Boston University School of Public Health.
Sociology is the major to explore if you’re curious about the social causes and consequences of human behavior.?BU offers the opportunity to explore a variety of sociological concentrations, from medical sociology to urban sociology, global social relations, or gender inequality. You can also perform research with a professor through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Sociology students may study abroad and fully immerse yourself in the history, culture, and social policies of a new country. The critical-thinking skills and broad theoretical knowledge you’ll gain through this program will prepare you for many different career paths, from medicine and law to social work, education, or policy administration.
The Theatre Arts major offers ample opportunities to explore acting, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, and design and production. Choose from the BFA Performance Core or BFA Design & Production Core. You’ll have guaranteed assignments in our 35+ show season beginning your sophomore year; opportunities to engage with our Professional Theatre Initiative companies; and the option to participate in our Professional Theatre Showcases in New York and Boston.
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