Academics: It's OK to be Undecided





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Published on Apr 8, 2011


As you consider the academic programs offered by different colleges and universities, ask yourself these questions: On the day you accept your diploma, what will you know? What will you be prepared to do? The Boston University approach to academics could make a real difference in your answers.

Because of our long heritage and strong commitment to the liberal arts, you'll have a rich, broad background in the humanities, math and the sciences when you graduate from BU. This foundation, we believe, is the preparation you'll need to enter any field and enjoy a full life as an educated citizen of the world.

But unlike most universities, we also believe in helping undergraduates explore many interests at once. So we offer a rare fusion of liberal arts and professional education. We call it the BU Advantage.

If you already know the field you plan to enter, enroll in that program as a freshman and begin immersing yourself in your chosen area from the start, right along with your liberal arts coursework. If you haven't yet focused on a single field, enroll as an Undeclared major. Then take classes in various programs, explore your options and take two years to decide which one or ones are right for you. (You can have two majors at BU—even in different schools or colleges.)

Either way, you'll be better prepared on graduation day to launch your career or continue training in a field you're truly committed to.

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