Boston University online courses and MOOCs - student reviews
Boston University is a leading private research institution with more than 33,000 learners from 140 countries. Its two primary campuses lie in the heart of Boston and offer programs around the world. The university’s emphasis on research has yielded major findings, beginning with the invention of the telephone. The eminent Scottish-born scientist Alexander Graham Bell joined the university’s faculty in 1873 as professor of Vocal Physiology and Elocution, and conducted research in transmitting music and speech. After he was granted a salary advance to pursue further research, Bell developed the telephone in 1875 in a Boston University laboratory. Another distinguished alumnus was Martin Luther King Jr., the noted pastor and leader of the American civil rights movement, who received a Ph.D. in systematic theology in 1955. Elie Wiesel, Romanian-born political activist, professor, novelist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, served as a professor of the Humanities at the university. Boston University offers more than 250 programs of study through 18 schools and colleges in Boston, including the only medical school program in the U.S. to train clinical mental health counselors. You can expand your knowledge of current world issues or the liberal arts by taking online courses on subjects ranging from the history of war in the Middle East to the art of poetry.