Pathways to a BU Degree
CGS Pathways illustrate a typical pathway into degree programs at BU:
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CGS Program Requirements
The College of General Studies is a two-year program comprised of a core curriculum in rhetoric (writing), natural science, humanities, and social sciences. CGS students are required to complete:
- Two rhetoric courses in the freshman year
- Two natural science courses in the sophomore year
- Three humanities courses during the two year-program
- Three social sciences courses during the two-year program
Students will work with their CGS academic advisor to determine which humanities and social sciences courses are most appropriate for their major.
Completing CGS and Continuing to a Major
Students are eligible to continue into one of the undergraduate degree-granting schools and colleges at the University if they have completed the CGS core curriculum requirements and appropriate electives, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher, and have earned a minimum of 60 credits. Students with a cumulative grade point average below 2.00 will not continue into a degree program at Boston University.