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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

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Study Abroad Opportunities

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Teacher Certification Offered

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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…

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Programs & Majors

ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architectural History and Criticism, General 2 - -
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning - 21 -
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
African-American/Black Studies - 1 -
American/United States Studies/Civilization - - -
East Asian Studies 3 - -
Italian Studies 3 - -
Latin American Studies 4 - -
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) - 2 6
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies 1 - -
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anatomy - 3 4
Biochemistry - 2 9
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 59 - -
Bioinformatics - 13 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other - 189 -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 121 6 18
Biophysics - 1 5
Biostatistics - 19 8
Biotechnology - 16 -
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other - 2 7
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology - - 9
Conservation Biology 9 - -
Environmental Biology 10 - -
Epidemiology - 66 5
Genetics, General - 1 2
Immunology - - 1
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 16 - -
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology - - -
Molecular Biology 20 - 4
Neurobiology and Anatomy - 3 6
Pathology/Experimental Pathology - 1 8
Pharmacology - - 2
Physiology, General - - 1
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting - - -
Actuarial Science - 46 -
Banking and Financial Support Services - 43 -
Business Administration and Management, General 662 497 4
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - 111 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other - 19 1
Financial Planning and Services - 26 -
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 147 - -
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - - -
Insurance - 17 -
International Marketing - 38 -
Investments and Securities - 44 -
Management Information Systems, General - 29 -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advertising - 24 -
Broadcast Journalism - 10 -
Communication, General 311 - -
Health Communication - 67 -
Journalism 142 25 -
Journalism, Other - 18 -
Public Relations/Image Management - 26 -
Radio and Television 164 22 -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 13 - -
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 44 54 4
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications - - -
Information Science/Studies - 231 -
EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching - - -
Art Teacher Education 1 123 -
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 1 - -
Chemistry Teacher Education - - -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 19 -
Curriculum and Instruction - 64 6
Drama and Dance Teacher Education - 1 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 10 3 -
Education, General - - -
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 3 13 -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 49 4
Educational/Instructional Technology - 5 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 25 8 -
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 10 17 -
Foreign Language Teacher Education 1 3 -
Health Teacher Education - 10 -
International and Comparative Education - 15 -
Latin Teacher Education - 1 -
Mathematics Teacher Education 4 24 -
Music Teacher Education 5 187 6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - 17 -
Reading Teacher Education - 10 -
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 3 6 -
Social Studies Teacher Education 23 8 -
Special Education and Teaching, General 5 12 2
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other - - 4
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other - 1 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 26 -
ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 20 - -
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 94 34 25
Computer Engineering, General 22 36 2
Computer Software Engineering - - -
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 40 55 13
Engineering Mechanics - - -
Engineering, General - - -
Engineering, Other - - -
Manufacturing Engineering 12 5 -
Materials Engineering - 11 4
Mechanical Engineering 91 31 5
Systems Engineering - 9 5
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - 24 -
English Language and Literature, General 119 13 6
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other - 1 4
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature - - -
Chinese Language and Literature 1 - -
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 - -
Comparative Literature 1 - -
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1 - -
French Language and Literature 13 2 -
German Language and Literature 1 - -
Italian Language and Literature - - -
Japanese Language and Literature 6 - -
Latin Language and Literature 1 - -
Linguistics 24 - -
Russian Language and Literature 1 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 10 6 4
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other - - 1
Athletic Training/Trainer 22 - -
Audiology/Audiologist - - -
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 20 23 -
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 32 - -
Dental Clinical Sciences, General - - -
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician - - -
Dental Public Health and Education - 2 3
Dentistry - - 184
Endodontics/Endodontology - 2 -
Environmental Health - 12 3
Genetic Counseling/Counselor - 8 -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 15 - -
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 88 - -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 233 6
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist - - -
Maternal and Child Health - 34 1
Medical Scientist - - -
Medicine - - 182
Occupational Therapy/Therapist - 44 6
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - 7 5
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery - - 1
Orthodontics/Orthodontology - 3 2
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics - 1 -
Periodontics/Periodontology - - -
Physical Therapy/Therapist - - 91
Pre-Dentistry Studies 1 - -
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 19 - -
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology - 4 2
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer - 12 -
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 100 8 5
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor - - -
HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 85 5 8
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration - 16 -
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 5 155 -
Forensic Science and Technology - 38 -
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law - 68 -
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law - 4 -
Law - - 273
Legal Assistant/Paralegal - - -
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other - - -
Programs for Foreign Lawyers - 73 -
Tax Law/Taxation - 55 -
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 - - -
Mathematics, General 40 7 7
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Ancient Studies/Civilization 8 - 2
Historic Preservation and Conservation - 6 -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 74 10 9
Museology/Museum Studies - - -
Neuroscience 58 - 9
Nutrition Sciences 18 21 3
Systems Science and Theory - 28 -
PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other - 40 -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 36 16 8
Religion/Religious Studies 5 6 7
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Astronomy 7 5 6
Astrophysics - - -
Chemistry, General 30 22 13
Chemistry, Other 5 - -
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other - - -
Geology/Earth Science, General 10 1 1
Geophysics and Seismology 2 - -
Hydrology and Water Resources Science - - -
Physics, General 17 22 17
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - 30 -
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics - 4 1
Counseling Psychology - - 4
Psychology, General 269 43 14
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration - 25 -
Social Work - 152 -
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 33 2 1
Anthropology, Other - 9 -
Archeology 25 - 2
Development Economics and International Development - 26 -
Economics, General 175 111 16
Economics, Other - 19 -
Geography 4 3 5
International Relations and Affairs 256 27 -
Political Science and Government, General 122 3 3
Social Sciences, General - 42 2
Social Sciences, Other 37 - -
Sociology 46 1 2
Urban Studies/Affairs 1 7 -
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Bible/Biblical Studies - 7 4
Religious/Sacred Music - 4 -
Theology/Theological Studies - 19 31
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Acting 14 - -
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 29 8 2
Cinematography and Film/Video Production - 31 -
Conducting - 2 2
Directing and Theatrical Production 5 5 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 18 - -
Fine and Studio Arts Management - 41 -
Graphic Design 36 17 -
Keyboard Instruments 1 6 10
Music History, Literature, and Theory - - -
Music Performance, General 6 14 3
Music Theory and Composition 3 3 3
Music, General 3 2 -
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 1 3 1
Painting 26 14 -
Sculpture 3 3 -
Stringed Instruments 7 11 2
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 11 6 -
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management - 1 -
Visual and Performing Arts, General - - -
Voice and Opera 7 3 2