Points of Distinction

Points of Distinction

Practicum and Research

The key messages answer the essential question of why BU?

These messages describe the quality and value of a BU education. They bring to the forefront BU’s academic excellence in teaching and learning and our commitment to providing a supportive and enriched educational experience for all students, faculty and staff.

The messages distinguish us from other higher education institutions and drive all communications.


  • At BU, general education is not just a collection of courses.
  • MyCore allows students to customize their general education by using a cross-disciplinary approach, integrating students' academic and personal interests.

We are a community of engaged citizens

  • BU students participate in more than 80,550 hours of community service annually.
  • Every year, roughly 2,000 students rally for the Big Event-- a one-day community clean-up project focused on building positive relationships with Bloomsburg area residents.

BU is dedicated to undergraduate student research and collaboration with faculty

  • BU encourages a meaningful and purposeful exploration of knowledge by providing research students with Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Awards.
  • Students are connected with faculty, staff and alumni who help align and foster their personal and professional development inside the classroom and in co-curricular activities.

Career Preparation