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Based on 104 Reviews
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Career PreparationB+
Students and CultureA
FacilitiesA-
Activities and GroupsA
A-
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Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Boston University

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced General Dentistry
12
Advanced/graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
1
2
1
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other
0
Athletic Training/trainer
21
Audiology/audiologist
0
0
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
25
39
0
0
Clinical/medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
5
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician
23
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
0
0
Dental Laboratory Technology/technician
0
Dental Public Health and Education
1
2
1
Dentistry
223
Endodontics/endodontology
2
10
1
Genetic Counseling/counselor
7
Health Communication
45
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
33
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General
127
Health/health Care Administration/management
274
5
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other
19
1
Immunology
0
Kinesiotherapy/kinesiotherapist
0
0
Maternal and Child Health
62
1
Medical Illustration and Informatics, Other
4
Medical Scientist
6
0
0
Medicine
166
Neurobiology and Anatomy
2
3
Nutrition Sciences
17
22
0
0
Occupational Therapy/therapist
0
41
0
1
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
11
0
3
Oral/maxillofacial Surgery
0
3
0
Orthodontics/orthodontology
6
8
2
Pediatric Dentistry/pedodontics
0
9
2
Periodontics/periodontology
1
9
Pharmacology
0
2
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other
38
Physical Therapy/therapist
66
Pre-Dentistry Studies
0
Pre-Medicine/pre-Medical Studies
18
Prosthodontics/prosthodontology
1
5
3
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer
14
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
134
6
1
Rehabilitation Science
15
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
0
Advertising
38
Banking and Financial Support Services
32
Business Administration and Management, General
775
399
1
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
155
67
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
27
30
6
Development Economics and International Development
6
Economics, General
234
86
24
Economics, Other
7
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
5
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
15
Financial Planning and Services
0
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
0
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General
5
Insurance
22
International Marketing
21
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
0
Investments and Securities
0
Management Science
28
Marketing, Other
7
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
2
American/united States Studies/civilization
6
Ancient Studies/civilization
10
2
2
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature
0
Anthropology
36
1
6
Anthropology, Other
3
Archeology
12
12
8
Area Studies, Other
20
Bible/biblical Studies
3
0
Chinese Language and Literature
4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
4
Clinical Psychology
29
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
7
0
Comparative Literature
3
Counseling Psychology
2
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
0
East Asian Studies
2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
2
European Studies/civilization
1
Historic Preservation and Conservation
1
History, General
64
3
6
International Relations and Affairs
196
39
Italian Studies
2
Latin American Studies
3
2
Linguistics
20
0
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
63
6
2
6
Museology/museum Studies
0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
4
Philosophy
41
12
4
Political Science and Government, General
92
5
12
Psychology, General
279
44
13
Public Administration
28
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
3
Regional Studies (U.s., Canadian, Foreign)
3
6
Religion/religious Studies
6
4
13
Religious/sacred Music
1
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
0
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
0
Social Sciences, General
57
0
Social Sciences, Other
43
5
Social Work
226
Social Work, Other
48
Sociology
59
1
3
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
1
Theology/theological Studies
30
48
Urban Studies/affairs
1
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
43
Anatomy
2
4
Astronomy
6
6
1
Biochemistry
2
5
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
55
Bioinformatics
18
8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
1
211
34
Biology/biological Sciences, General
121
10
11
Biophysics
0
1
Biostatistics
52
8
Biotechnology
16
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology
2
Cell/cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
4
4
Chemistry, General
23
14
7
Chemistry, Other
7
Conservation Biology
22
Environmental Biology
4
Environmental Health
12
3
Epidemiology
114
9
Financial Mathematics
54
1
Genetics, General
0
1
Geography
0
2
9
Geology/earth Science, General
9
2
3
Geophysics and Seismology
5
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
23
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
0
Mathematics, General
51
11
6
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
0
0
Microbiology, General
1
Molecular Biology
36
1
Molecular Medicine
4
Neuroscience
102
1
4
Pathology/experimental Pathology
2
5
Physics, General
18
7
16
Physiology, General
0
1
Systems Science and Theory
0
12
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
0
0
0
Architectural History and Criticism, General
9
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
115
35
16
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
1
211
34
Biotechnology
16
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
11
Computer Engineering Technologies/technicians, Other
14
Computer Engineering, General
41
65
0
Computer Engineering, Other
1
Computer Software Engineering
0
0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
40
49
11
Engineering
0
0
Engineering Mechanics
0
Engineering, Other
0
1
Manufacturing Engineering
0
3
0
Materials Engineering
19
2
Mechanical Engineering
108
52
13
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
0
0
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
30
11
5
Art Teacher Education
1
70
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
2
0
0
Chemistry Teacher Education
0
Chinese Language and Literature
4
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
18
0
Creative Writing
18
Curriculum and Instruction
68
0
10
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
0
1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
10
4
0
Education, General
0
0
Education, Other
1
Education/teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
3
8
0
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
38
0
3
Educational/instructional Technology
1
0
Elementary Education and Teaching
34
7
0
English Language and Literature, General
74
1
7
English Language and Literature/letters, Other
1
2
English/language Arts Teacher Education
16
17
0
Foreign Language Teacher Education
1
4
0
French Language and Literature
9
2
2
German Language and Literature
3
Health Teacher Education
15
0
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
3
International and Comparative Education
0
Italian Language and Literature
0
Japanese Language and Literature
7
Latin Language and Literature
0
Latin Teacher Education
0
0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
0
Mathematics Teacher Education
6
15
2
Music Teacher Education
3
78
30
33
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
0
13
1
Reading Teacher Education
4
0
Rhetoric and Composition/writing Studies, Other
28
Russian Language and Literature
2
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
2
13
0
Social Studies Teacher Education
11
9
0
Spanish Language and Literature
9
3
0
Special Education and Teaching, General
9
7
0
1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
0
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
4
2
2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
0
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
24
0
Teaching English or French As a Second or Foreign Language, Other
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
53
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
2
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration
17
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
9
168
Forensic Science and Technology
43
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law
16
Law
208
Legal Assistant/paralegal
0
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
1
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
105
Tax Law/taxation
67
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
8
Communication, General
378
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
7
Journalism
110
38
Journalism, Other
22
Printmaking
1
Public Relations/image Management
38
Radio and Television
152
15
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
2
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
8
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
2
Computer Science
98
63
2
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
10
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
7
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
6
Information Science/studies
270
Management Information Systems, General
0
Systems Engineering
11
6
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
17
0
Cinematography and Film/video Production
18
Conducting
2
0
1
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
34
Directing and Theatrical Production
6
5
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
21
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
14
Film/cinema/video Studies
1
Fine and Studio Arts Management
44
Graphic Design
23
16
Keyboard Instruments
0
0
0
2
Music History, Literature, and Theory
0
0
Music Performance, General
37
64
12
28
Music Theory and Composition
2
2
3
Music, General
8
1
Music, Other
2
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
0
2
3
Painting
20
12
Playwriting and Screenwriting
5
Sculpture
10
4
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
16
7
1
Theatre/theatre Arts Management
0
Visual and Performing Arts, General
0
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/management, General
93
Hospitality Administration/management, Other
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Boston University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art Teacher Education
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General
Information Science/studies
Insurance
International Marketing
Music Teacher Education
Social Work

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics (Department of Health Sciences)
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months)
Predoctoral
Dental Public Health
Endodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontics
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Master's program in speech-language pathology (MSLP)
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Boston University Medical Campus Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology)
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Danielsen Institute at Boston University Psychology Internship)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 26 Reviews
Alumni
Broadcasting and Film, Class of 1976
No Clue
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSc., Class of 1975
it was 40 years ago, I have no idea
Rated January 2016
Alumni
b.s. in education, Class of 1975
none
Rated January 2016
Alumni
bsn, Class of 1976
not sure. they closed the nursing school.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
music, Class of 1978
limited curriculum support
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Writing/English, Class of 1981
I'm sure they provide quite a lot now, but did not when I was in school.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. in Nursing, Class of 1978
??
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications - Film & Television, Class of 2000
Not much. My counselor was bent on getting me credits to graduate. He didn't care if the classes made sense as long as it got me a degree...with which I've done nothing because I didn't follow a specialized path to get a good job in a particular field.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
ba, Class of 1980
job boards career counselors
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Classics, Class of 1993
Alumni Career Network
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 26 Reviews
Alumni
Broadcasting and Film, Class of 1976
I went to college 40 years ago - no clue what it is like now
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSc., Class of 1975
again, 40 years ago
Rated January 2016
Alumni
b.s. in education, Class of 1975
I was advised not to go to a big university, that it was like a "factory school" and it turned out that it was
Rated January 2016
Alumni
bsn, Class of 1976
not sure at this point; too far in past and don't follow.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
music, Class of 1978
motivated students
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Writing/English, Class of 1981
Diverse and scholarly. Not a big social or sports school. Very academically oriented
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. in Nursing, Class of 1978
Diverse
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications - Film & Television, Class of 2000
Extremely diverse and well-rounded.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
ba, Class of 1980
diverse
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Classics, Class of 1993
Extremely heterogeneous. Students come from many different states & countries. There is no one prevailing culture. Instead, there is a club or group for every different hobby and philosophy.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 26 Reviews
Alumni
Broadcasting and Film, Class of 1976
I was in college more about 40 years ago
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSc., Class of 1975
all of the above. Library, student union. Great location. athletics.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
b.s. in education, Class of 1975
ok
Rated January 2016
Alumni
bsn, Class of 1976
no idea.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
music, Class of 1978
usable
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Writing/English, Class of 1981
Facilities were good for their time.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. in Nursing, Class of 1978
Up to date, comprehensive
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications - Film & Television, Class of 2000
Excellent. Better now, I'm sure.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
ba, Class of 1980
outstanding
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Classics, Class of 1993
Very up to date.
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 26 Reviews
Alumni
Broadcasting and Film, Class of 1976
No Clue
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSc., Class of 1975
World class sports and education. Crew, hockey, intramural sports.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
b.s. in education, Class of 1975
it's too long ago to remember
Rated January 2016
Alumni
bsn, Class of 1976
no idea
Rated January 2016
Alumni
music, Class of 1978
nothing that unusual
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Writing/English, Class of 1981
Theater and concerts. Lots of opportunities to hear live music from classical to punk.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. in Nursing, Class of 1978
Haven't been there lately so I don't know
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications - Film & Television, Class of 2000
It's been 15 years. I have absolutely no idea.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
ba, Class of 1980
riding club
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Classics, Class of 1993
There is a very large number of clubs at my university; I couldn't say which one is the most popular.
Rated January 2016