Student discusses her research at the annual SVURS event

Areas of Study

We all have our own idea of where we’re going, and what it will look like when we arrive. Let’s see what you’ll find at the top of the hill.

All Paths Forward

There’s no limit to what you can do with a BU degree. If you’re passionate about it, you can study it here. Across five colleges and nearly 60 different undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, you’ll always have options at Bloomsburg. Uncover what heights Huskies have gone on to conquer.

illustration of Carver Hall

The Husky Difference

#2 in the nation
BU's Master's in Instructional Design and Technology program
Ranked by the College Affordability Guide
100% Pass Rate
All three BU biochemistry students passed the 2020 ASBMB national accreditation exam
One earned a high distinction score. National pass rate is 40%.
#7 in PA
Criminal justice program among the best for career opportunities.
BU is the only State System institution in the top 10. Ranked by Zippia
600
Average number of Huskies studying abroad each year
BU students participate in study abroad and study away experiences, traveling to over 20 countries, through exchange programs, faculty-led trips, or other programs. Professional Experience Grants are available to support the costs.
Mathematics major sits outside of Bakeless Center

“I can’t say enough good things about our math department. The classes are rigorous and have taught me all of the math-based skills I need to succeed. I’m very happy I’m a pure math and stats major (rather than) someplace else where I could be an actuarial science major.”

Eric Zalewski '20
Mathematics
ASL professor shares a laugh with a student

“Providing experiential learning opportunities in class allows students to take what they are learning and apply it to real-world experiences, so that they are work ready upon graduation.”

Jessica Bentley-Sassaman
Associate professor of ASL and English Interpreting
Chemistry professor reflects on his upcoming lecture

“Students who join my lab initially may not know what or where their interests are, but they know they like to make things and solve problems.”

Matthew Polinski
Associate professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Education major leads a small group STEM project

“Getting to see that ‘ah-ha!’ moment — seeing the smiles and laughs when singing songs — or just laughing at me because I said something goofy was what really made me realize why I do this. I’ve found the career that brings out the best of me.”

Carolann Green ‘18
Early Childhood Education
ASL professor shares a laugh with a student
Chemistry professor reflects on his upcoming lecture
Education major leads a small group STEM project
Mathematics major sits outside of Bakeless Center

Areas of Study

Arts

Prepare for a lifetime of creativity. Envision what your life in the arts could look like, and learn to focus on applying the skills you learn to many fields both directly and tangentially related to the arts. Network with BU alumni and professionals in the field to add to your well-rounded experience.

Programs Offered

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Audio Engineer
  • Camera Operator
  • Cinematographer
  • Curator (Collections Manager)
  • Fabricator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Music Teacher
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Writer

Business

Huskies are in the business of doing business better. The Zeigler College of Business offers programs accredited by AACSB International and a business education program accredited by CAEP. The Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD) annually sponsors executive panels, seminars, and a business conference to help students develop professional skills and network with alumni.

Programs Offered

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Attorney
  • Auditor
  • Financial Advisor
  • Business/Computer/IT Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Sales Representative
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Commercial/Personal Banking

Communication

Harness the power of learning to communicate well and to tell your story. Communication offers great preparation for graduate school in many disciplines including communication, law, education, business, public administration, student affairs, instructional technology, and counseling. The U.S. Department of Labor identifies strong communication skills as desired qualities for outstanding job performance.

Programs Offered

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Librarian/Digital Archivist
  • Social Media Coordinator/Strategist
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Speechwriter
  • Interpreter/Translator

Community, Society, and Culture

Through active learning and collaborative research, you’ll stretch your mind in ways you never thought possible, deepen your social responsibility, grow your creativity, and hone the very skills employers want so you’ll be free to climb the ladder and change careers- however and whenever you choose. Be the difference - lift others up.

Programs Offered

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Professional
  • Case Manager
  • GIS Specialist
  • Historic Preservation Specialist
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Social Worker
  • Demographic Analyst
  • Human Rights Advocate

Education

Be the teacher who inspires your students to greater heights. We pair a strong foundation of knowledge with quality field experiences. From this combination, you will leave with an understanding of effective classroom teaching and how to put ideas and research into practice. You’ll learn how to adapt in an ever-changing classroom environment so you can make a difference in the educational, social, emotional and behavioral well-being of students.

Programs Offered

Other Programs

Potential Job Opportunities

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter
  • College Student Affairs Professional
  • School Counselor
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Early, Elementary or Secondary Education Teacher
  • Curriculum Development Specialist
  • Principal
  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Administrator

Humanities

Develop the intellectual and practical skills employers’ value most, including effective written and oral communication, problem solving, and the ability to work effectively with others. Graduates find success in a variety of careers and graduate school, taking with them greater understanding of effective communication, personal and social responsibility, history, and the diversity of human cultures.

Programs Offered

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Social Justice Advocate
  • Art Conservation and Restoration
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Writer
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Community Relations Coordinator

Human Mind and Behavior

Dive into theories, research, and best practices aimed at helping people live more productive and fulfilling lives. We prepare our graduates with an understanding of human development and behavior that focuses on the interrelationships of individuals, family, groups, organizations, and communities. The world is waiting for what you have to offer. Inspire others and lift up the lives around you.

Programs Offered

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Actuary
  • Counselor
  • Corporate Communications
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Public Affairs Director
  • Social Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Professional
  • Public Policy Advocate

Science and Technology

At BU, science isn't confined to the classroom or the lab. You'll find opportunities for technology internships, health care clinical experiences, or undergraduate or graduate research. Present the results of your research and scholarship with faculty mentors and collaborators at our College of Science and Technology Research Day, or even travel to professional conferences. These experiences give you an edge in your career, applications for graduate study, and more. Along the way you'll be able to take pride in making a difference — for the environment or for your community.

Programs Offered

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Audiologist
  • Doctor
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Radiologist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Nurse
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Web Developer