CompNet has a unique organizational structure that is supported by a Board of Deans from three different Boston University Colleges. The board is comprised of the Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the College of Engineering (ENG), and Sargent College (SAR), and shares responsibility for overseeing CompNet policies, academic affairs, and scientific activities. A large portion of CompNet's faculty and students come from these three colleges as well as the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC).
College of Arts & Sciences
Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers more than 2,500 courses in the humanities, natural and social sciences, and mathematics and computer science, as well as BA programs in more than 70 majors and minors. Graduate students can earn an MA or PhD in nearly 50 fields of the humanities; the natural, social, and mathematical sciences; theology; and music.
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering (ENG) offers a slate of bachelor's degrees in several engineering disciplines, as well as master's and doctoral degrees in programs in the departments of Biomedical, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical Engineering. The College offers graduate degrees in the interdisciplinary divisions of Materials Science & Engineering and Systems Engineering. The College of Engineering has the threefold mission to provide a rigorous education to prepare students to become highly qualified engineers and the technology leaders of tomorrow; to prepare graduates to lead fulfilling professional lives, participate in lifelong learning, and assume roles as contributing members of society and to expand and advance the frontiers of science and technology through research, discovery and innovation.
College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Sargent College (SAR) dates back to 1881 when Dr. Sargent founded the Sargent School of Physical Training in Cambridge, MA. He built a reputation as an innovator by developing exercise machines that even weak and disabled individuals could use, thanks to pulley systems with adjustable weights. At his Sargent School, students learned training techniques to strengthen and improve the physical abilities of all people. Sargent College moved from Cambridge to BU’s Charles River Campus in 1958, relocating to a new facility that is now equipped with outpatient health care clinics, research and practice laboratories, a media center, computer lab, classrooms, student lounges, and offices for faculty and staff.
Boston University Medical Campus
The Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) comprises the Boston University School of Medicine, the Boston University School of Public Health, the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and the Boston University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Boston Medical Center is the primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine. These schools provide education and training in the most current thinking and techniques in their fields, with a particular focus on serving disadvantaged, underserved and indigent populations. Together, the schools employ more than 3,000 faculty members, many of whom are leading experts in their fields, and train a diverse group of more than 3,000 students.