The combined BS/DPT program will prepare you to become a licensed physical therapist in six years while earning a health studies degree and a DPT degree. Ranked among the top physical therapy programs in the US, you’ll participate in clinical experiences, research projects, and a mentored academic practicum with professors and practitioners at the top of the field.
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If you’ve always wanted to share your story with the world, then the journalism major could be right for you. In studying the history and ethics of journalism, you’ll learn to write, report, edit, and produce work at its highest level. You also will develop a core understanding of professional journalism as it relates to deadlines, interviewing, research, and innovation in the field. Take the opportunity to write for student-run newspaper, the Daily Free Press, or BU Today. Senior journalism students can also expand their journalism experience and skills by spending a semester in Washington, D.C., at the The Washington Journalism Center. Students are encouraged to take courses in areas outside of their major to augment their academic experience. Minors or dual degrees in other BU schools and colleges, while not required, are strongly recommended.
BU’s program is well known for producing highly successful alumni in the field of film and television. You’ll study writing, managing and producing, and the history of film and television, while acquiring the skills needed to launch your career. Choose your focus: Production, Screenwriting, Film and Television Studies, or Management/Producing. Then compliment your coursework with hands-on experience. BUTV10, our student-operated TV production studio, and the BU in LA internship program are popular options.
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.
Study hospitality in a world-class city that caters to the sophisticated traveler and fine diner. With electives like Tourism Management or Digital Marketing Strategies for the Hospitality Industry and a required international experience, SHA’s challenging and innovative curriculum gives you the business management skills necessary to succeed in the hotel and restaurant, travel, and tourism industries.
From housing markets to labor markets, banking theory to game theory—you can study it here. You will gain a firm understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory while developing empirical skills for an increasingly data-driven world. Choose electives in areas such as financial economics, labor market analysis, or development economics. Our students have landed jobs at places like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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.
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Who gets into BU? And who thrives? The academic profile will give you an idea, but students here are greater than the sum of their SAT scores. Our community is incredibly diverse. But students share many traits: They're smart, ambitious, looking to understand the world, develop their own innovations, form novel research questions, and proactively seek out new experiences.See a Day in the Life
The Boston skyline from your dorm room. Your roommate's favorite coffee run. Rock climbing at FitRec. Acing that midterm together. So many Instagram-worthy experiences await you at BU.Picture Yourself Here