Kilachand Honors College Academic Standards

All Kilachand Honors College students are expected to maintain high standards of academic honesty and integrity. Every Kilachand student must be aware of the University Academic Conduct Code and abide by its provisions. In addition, Kilachand students are required to abide by all other non-academic provisions set forth by Boston University and Kilachand Honors College.

Co-curricular events

Kilachand students are required to attend three co-curricular events each semester, choosing from an array of panels, lectures, discussions, and performances by leading intellectuals, professionals, and artists. Following the events, students will briefly answer three questions that will help frame the event and offer a guide to reflection. These are not essay questions but “thought questions” intended to provoke quick and energetic responses.

Kilachand students may propose co-curricular events by submitting this form, or by sending an email to honors@bu.edu including the following information:

Event title
Date and time
Brief description of the even and its goals to be included in the Kilachand Weekly
Co-curricular events should be proposed as early in the semester as possible but at least one month before the date of the event.

A limited amount of funding is available to help support student-organized co-curriculars. Following the event, organizers must submit the three questions to be answered by Kilachand students and draft a brief response. Kilachand students may organize co-curricular events inspired by their Keystone projects, but the Keystone Symposium cannot count as one of the co-curricular events.

Given the number of co-curricular events offered each semester, it is highly unlikely that any student would be unable to attend three. Students who have attended two approved co-curricular events but cannot attend a third may select one additional event from the many offered at BU. They must then write a summary of the event, propose three questions (like those we offer for approved co-curricular events) and answer those questions.

Study Abroad

The Kilachand Honors College curriculum is designed to allow students to study abroad in their sophomore or junior year. Summer study abroad programs and experiential learning are also encouraged.

Second and Third Year Course Sequence

Most Kilachand students will take KHC HC 301 and KHC HC 302, newly named “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Challenges,” in their second year. We encourage students to do so as it is the one moment Kilachand students come together to take a class with their entire cohort. In consultation with their Kilachand advisors, students may choose to take one semester of 301 or 302 in their third year to allow for study abroad in the second year or other scheduling considerations. We highly recommend taking KHC HC 401 in the third year as a preparation for the Keystone Project.

Kilachand Course Grade Requirement

Students must receive a B or better in all Kilachand coursework for the courses to count toward Kilachand requirements.

Four Year Curriculum

The Kilachand curriculum remains a four year course of study. Students may not graduate in less than eight semesters.