Continuation to the Junior Year

College of General Studies Policy

Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher, have earned a minimum of 64 credits, completed all CGS core course requirements, and have proper electives are eligible to continue into one of the undergraduate degree-granting schools and colleges at the University.

Such continuation does not hold for the College of Fine Arts, which requires an audition or the submission of a portfolio upon which eligibility of transfer is evaluated.

Students with a cumulative grade point average below 2.00 will not continue into a degree program at Boston University.

Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Boston University

The CGS core curriculum has been designed to fulfill the University’s general education/liberal arts requirements in writing, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, freeing the student to concentrate on major/professional coursework during the junior and senior years.

Every student enrolled in the College of General Studies is a fully matriculated Boston University degree candidate who, upon successful completion of the CGS program, will have earned 48 semester credit hours within the CGS core curriculum (in humanities, natural science, rhetoric, and social science) and 16 elective credit hours in the other undergraduate degree-granting programs of the University for a total of 64 credit hours.

Completion of these 64 credit hours places a student halfway through the 128-credit hour requirements for nearly all of the baccalaureate degree programs within the University.

Specific Schools and Colleges

For more detailed information about continuation into specific schools and colleges at Boston University, refer to the appropriate Pathways available online and in the Student Services office, CGS Room 211.