Curriculum

The College of General Studies offers a global, interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum. Our two-year, general education curriculum focuses on humanities, social sciences, rhetoric, and natural sciences.  All of the courses here are taught solely by full-time Boston University faculty (all have PhDs), providing students direct access to engage with and learn from experts who are shaping their fields. In addition, our curriculum offers students the flexibility each semester to explore other subject areas or take an elective towards their intended major. At the end of sophomore year, students participate in a Capstone research project in which they propose a solution to a current national or global issue.

The College of General Studies program has been specifically designed to satisfy the University general education requirements for humanities, social sciences, rhetoric, and natural sciences, allowing students to complete their degree in one of BU’s eight degree-granting schools and colleges during the junior and senior years.

Click here to learn more about the courses taught in each division: HumanitiesNatural SciencesRhetoric, and Social Sciences.

View the detailed curriculums for our September and January Boston-London Programs here.