Frequently Asked Questions
How many students are in Kilachand Honors College?
Anywhere from 130 to 150 students join our community each fall.
How many people will be in my Kilachand classes?
Kilachand’s courses range in format from small seminars and one-on-one workshops to cohort-based lectures and team breakout sessions.
Is Kilachand my major?
Kilachand students enroll in a variety of major programs offered through Boston University’s many degree granting schools and colleges while simultaneously tackling challenging contemporary issues through Kilachand’s multidisciplinary curriculum.
Can I use AP credit to fulfill Kilachand coursework?
AP credit will not count in place of Kilachand coursework, however AP credit may fulfill BU Hub units and count as credit toward graduation.
Do Kilachand courses count toward the requirements for my major?
Kilachand courses are taken alongside students’ major coursework, that together make up a majority of each student’s degree requirements and unique pathway through the BU Hub, Boston University’s general education program.
Is it OK to be undeclared if I am in Kilachand Honors College?
Yes. We encourage students to explore during their time at Boston University. Kilachand advisors help students to identify their strengths, goals, and interests to craft challenging and fulfilling academic experiences.
Where will I live?
First-year Kilachand students live together on dedicated floors of Kilachand Hall where their shared residential and intellectual experiences are the foundation for Kilachand’s living-learning community. Many upperclassmen choose to stay in Kilachand Hall or move to the Kilachand specialty brownstone.
What is the Keystone Project?
Under the guidance of a project advisor, Kilachand students engage in intellectual discovery through a substantial scholarly, experimental, or creative work. The Keystone Project is flexible and gives Kilachand students the opportunity to pursue research or creative work through their major departments, home schools and colleges, or Kilachand. There are various defined pathways through which Kilachand students can complete the Keystone Project.
Can I Study Abroad?
Yes. Kilachand students typically participate in Study Abroad programs in their second or third year for a semester or full year. Kilachand students also engage in off-campus experiences offered by different departments in the fourth year, such as the Tropical Ecology Program or the Los Angeles Internship Program for Film & TV majors.
Is it possible to complete a double major or a Dual Degree with the course load of the Honors College?
Enrollment in Kilachand should not impact one’s ability to pursue a double major or the Dual Degree Program when students choose compatible programs.
Will I have time to participate in extracurricular activities while in Kilachand?
Kilachand students are active and engaged participants in various activities and programs at the university and throughout the city, from community service to student organizations, student employment to lab research, and varsity athletics.