Boston University provides students with multiple options to minor. From Business Administration to Neuroscience, there are countless options. A lot of the times students minor in subjects that help diversify their career opportunities or further develop their knowledge in a particular area, but you can also minor in another area of engineering! I am minoring in Business Administration in the Questrom School of Business! It is completely normal to be confused or slightly overwhelmed when making a decision, however the key is to start early to consider all the options. In areas different than engineering or science you may be able to double count two courses (like your humanities or social science electives), which reduces your course load! If you started college with AP or equivalent credits creating more space within your schedule you can also use that space for a minor. There is also the option to take summer classes to ease the course load. Minoring allows you to expand your knowledge and see things from a different angle outside of engineering. This is why I chose to study business, I am interested in it and I think it will help in my engineering career, especially because I would like to do consulting! Be sure to speak to advisors in both the college of engineering and your school of minor. Good luck!
Thanks to Simi Bhatia for sharing her experience and advice! Simi is a senior in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Business Administration.
One of our rising electrical engineering juniors shares her experience in research as an undergrad:
This summer I started working with Boston University’s ANDESITE mission, a BU Sat research branch. We are currently building a 6U CubeSat with eight deployable picosatellites to study the electrical current systems within the Aurora. I am on the software team that programs and tests the eight wireless sensor nodes. The main goal of the Cube is to analyze the current sheets of Region 1 and Region 2 Birkeland currents using Anisotropic Resistance Magnetometers. I found out about ANDESITE during the research fair organized by the ECE department. There are lots of opportunities to do research here, this was a great way to find one! I enjoy the fact that the research is mostly student-run. It gives us a certain degree of independence. It is a great way to gain experience in my field, I enjoyed working on this project this summer!
Thanks Lina Lin for sharing your story!
Photo courtesy of BU Research
Zoë Dickert, Helen Lindsay, & Vithusha Thirumavalavan