CAS: Computer Science

Boston-London Program

Sample Pathway

Below is an example of a four-year plan of a College of General Studies student pursuing a degree in computer science. Students will work with their CGS academic advisors and the computer science department to plan their own pathway to a computer science degree.

College of General Studies Program Requirements

  • Two rhetoric courses: CGS RH 103 and CGS RH 104
    • CGS RH 104 is taken during the London semester
  • Two natural science courses: CGS NS 201 and CGS NS 202
  • Three social science courses:
    • CGS SS 104 is required and is taken during the London semester
    • Students select at least two additional SS courses and will work with their academic advisor to determine course selection
  • Three humanities courses:
    • CGS HU 104 is required and is taken during the London semester
    • Students select at least two additional HU courses and will work with their academic advisor to determine course selection

Major Requirements

The major in computer science requires a total of fifteen 4-credit courses, all completed with a grade of C or higher. For required courses, please see the CAS bulletin

CAS computer science electives are CS courses numbered 400 or above. Please also note that CS major credit will not be given for Metropolitan College courses and CAS courses below CAS CS 111.

For more information about the major, please see the Computer Science Department webpage.

Continuation Requirements

  • Completion of the CGS required courses and appropriate electives
  • Cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 2.00

Graduation Requirements

Boston University students completing a degree in CAS must also complete the following requirements. 

  • BU Hub requirements
    • Students who take the specific CGS courses noted on the pathway above will fulfill all BU Hub requirements except the units listed below. These remaining Hub units will be fulfilled through the courses you take for your CAS major and/or other electives. 
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy (1 unit)
    • Teamwork/Collaboration (1 unit)
    • Writing-Intensive Course (1 unit)
  • CAS requirements:
  • Computer Science major requirements

Last revised: 6/26/2019