Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Academics & Majors

Graduation Statistics

80%

graduate within six years
  • 81% within eight years
  • 74% within four years
close

Why Grad Rates Matter

The faster you graduate, the less it will cost.

The life of a college student is awesome. But it's also expensive. Every year you spend at college costs money.

If saving money is important, look for a college that fits you well and provides the support you need to finish your degree on-time.

It's okay to change majors, repeat a class to improve your grade, or take some extra classes that interest you. But it's going to cost you. Ask colleges what support they offer to help you plot a course to graduating on time.

9,072 Graduates
Boston University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

6,611 Faculty
Full Time
  • 3,802 Instructional
  • 167 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 2,506 Instructional
  • 136 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

ROTC - Navy

Earn NAVY ROTC scholarships that provide up to $180,000 to cover tuition, books and other expenses.

ROTC - Air Force

Develop valuable leadership skills and earn scholarships that cover tuition, books and extra expenses.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Alex from Waco, TX
  • 4
  • The faculty is usually attentive and pretty entertaining. Most professors know exactly what they're talking about and provide insight into difficult fields with ease. I took the Core Curriculum and…

  • Jul-30-2009 Read More
  • Cristina from Haverstraw, NY
  • 4
  • I've only given four stars due to my lack of interest in the required courses. I understand the purpose behind them, but they really put a damper on my enjoyment…

  • Jul-16-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Architecture and Related Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning - 11 -
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
African-American/Black Studies - 3 -
American/United States Studies/Civilization 9 - -
Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies - - -
East Asian Studies 3 - -
Italian Studies 1 - -
Latin American Studies 2 - -
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) - 2 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anatomy - 2 2
Biochemistry - 2 6
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology 65 - -
Bioinformatics - 13 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other - 196 -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 144 3 13
Biophysics - 1 4
Biostatistics - 24 8
Biotechnology - 7 -
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other - 4 5
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology - - 7
Conservation Biology 11 - -
Environmental Biology 7 - -
Epidemiology - 55 2
Genetics, General - - 5
Immunology - - 1
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 17 - -
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology - - 3
Molecular Biology 15 - 7
Neurobiology and Anatomy - 4 8
Pathology/Experimental Pathology - 2 3
Pharmacology - - 1
Physiology, General - - -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting - - -
Actuarial Science - 31 -
Banking and Financial Support Services - 67 -
Business Administration and Management, General 690 554 5
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - 146 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other - 1 -
Financial Planning and Services - 34 -
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 112 - -
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - 13 -
Insurance - 18 -
International Marketing - 1 -
Management Information Systems, General - 50 -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advertising - 39 -
Broadcast Journalism - 13 -
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 327 - -
Health Communication - 13 -
Journalism 171 35 -
Journalism, Other - 13 -
Public Relations/Image Management - 18 -
Radio and Television 125 17 -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 28 62 8
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications - 3 -
Information Science/Studies - 143 -
Culinary and Personal Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other - 9 -
Education Bachelor Master Doctorate
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching - - -
Art Teacher Education - 12 -
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 2 - -
Chemistry Teacher Education - - -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 41 -
Curriculum and Instruction - 2 4
Drama and Dance Teacher Education - 3 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 7 1 -
Education, General - - -
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 3 17 -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 44 6
Educational/Instructional Media Design - 6 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 34 8 -
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 9 10 -
Foreign Language Teacher Education 1 2 -
Health Teacher Education - 7 -
International and Comparative Education - 21 -
Latin Teacher Education 1 2 -
Mathematics Teacher Education 9 15 -
Music Teacher Education 4 154 13
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - 20 -
Reading Teacher Education - 5 -
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 3 4 -
Social Studies Teacher Education 20 12 -
Special Education and Teaching, General 8 21 -
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other - 3 2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other - 12 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 21 -
Engineering Bachelor Master Doctorate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 21 2 -
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 97 27 16
Computer Engineering, General 15 11 2
Computer Software Engineering 8 15 -
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 30 39 13
Engineering Mechanics - - -
Engineering, General - - -
Engineering, Other - - -
Manufacturing Engineering 11 8 -
Materials Engineering - 2 3
Mechanical Engineering 67 17 5
Systems Engineering - 3 2
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - 21 -
English Language and Literature, General 113 13 6
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other - 2 1
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature - - -
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5 - -
Comparative Literature - - -
French Language and Literature 12 4 -
German Language and Literature 2 - -
Italian Language and Literature - - -
Japanese Language and Literature 5 - -
Latin Language and Literature 2 - -
Linguistics 27 - -
Russian Language and Literature 2 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 15 4 3
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other - 1 -
Athletic Training/Trainer 17 - -
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences - - -
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 13 34 -
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 21 - -
Dental Clinical Sciences, General - - -
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician - - -
Dental Public Health and Education - 4 -
Dentistry - - 221
Endodontics/Endodontology - 3 -
Environmental Health - 9 2
Genetic Counseling/Counselor - 6 -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 19 - -
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 85 - -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 187 2
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist 1 - -
Maternal and Child Health - 17 2
Medical Scientist - - -
Medicine - - 153
Occupational Therapy/Therapist - 41 6
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology - 7 -
Oral/Maxillof acial Surgery - - -
Orthodontics/Orthodontology - 6 -
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics - 1 -
Periodontics/Periodontology - - -
Physical Therapy/Therapist - - 60
Pre-Dentistry Studies 1 - -
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 22 - -
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology - 4 -
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer - 8 -
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 91 - 4
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor - - -
History Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 115 8 6
Legal Professions and Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law - 49 -
Law - - 273
Legal Assistant/Paralegal - - -
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other - 2 -
Programs for Foreign Lawyers - 88 -
Tax Law/Taxation - 75 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - - -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mathematics and Statistics, Other - 69 -
Mathematics, General 44 3 8
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Ancient Studies/Civilization 8 1 1
Historic Preservation and Conservation - 2 -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 92 6 7
Museology/Museum Studies - - -
Neuroscience 35 - 10
Nutrition Sciences 13 23 1
Systems Science and Theory - 21 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 51 25 6
Religion/Religious Studies 16 5 9
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Astronomy 9 4 7
Astrophysics - - -
Chemistry, General 19 23 11
Chemistry, Other 3 - -
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other - 1 -
Geology/Earth Science, General 6 1 3
Geophysics and Seismology 2 - -
Hydrology and Water Resources Science - - -
Physics, General 11 4 13
Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - 28 -
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics - 3 4
Counseling Psychology - - 3
Psychology, General 258 52 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration - 33 -
Social Work - 132 -
Security and Protective Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration - 19 -
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 10 171 -
Forensic Science and Technology - 23 -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 38 2 2
Archeology 22 2 1
Development Economics and International Development - 13 -
Economics, General 160 83 17
Economics, Other - 4 -
Geography 5 1 2
International Relations and Affairs 282 41 -
Political Science and Government, General 127 5 8
Social Sciences, General - 39 1
Social Sciences, Other 28 - -
Sociology 66 1 4
Urban Studies/Affairs 3 6 -
Theology and Religious Vocations Bachelor Master Doctorate
Bible/Biblical Studies - 11 2
Religious/Sacred Music - 3 -
Theology/Theological Studies - 6 25
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
Acting 22 - -
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 50 12 5
Arts Management - 35 -
Cinematography and Film/Video Production - 37 -
Conducting - 2 2
Directing and Theatrical Production 4 7 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 24 - -
Graphic Design 28 12 -
Music History, Literature, and Theory - - -
Music Performance, General 8 21 6
Music Theory and Composition - 3 3
Music, General 6 2 -
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 1 3 -
Painting 23 15 -
Piano and Organ 1 3 4
Sculpture 6 4 -
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 14 5 -
Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments 5 11 13
Visual and Performing Arts, General - - -
Voice and Opera 14 8 2