BU Connection

Embedded in a world-class research university, Boston University Academy offers an unparalleled secondary school experience. It’s an intellectual community buzzing with lectures, lab discoveries, gallery openings, and performances — as well as collaboration with professors.

All BUA upperclassmen take courses at BU for college credit and research a thesis with a university professor prior to graduation. Juniors typically enroll in two University classes per semester, while seniors may take as many as four per semester. Boston University Academy’s rigorous core curriculum builds the pathway into these advanced studies.

In the past five years, BUA students have taken:

  • 2,223 classes at BU
  • 398 unique courses
  • in 54 different departments and interdisciplinary programs

Boston University Courses

When it comes time to choose courses at the University, there are over 2,000 open to BUA students. From Introduction to Neuroscience, to American Military Experience, to Conversational Japanese, to Introduction to Analysis of Hispanic Texts…if a student is passionate about something, he or she will be able to pursue it here. While University coursework is essential to a BUA education, the active partnership we maintain with Boston University offers one-of-a-kind possibilities.