How the Kilachand Honors College Works with the Schools and Colleges

Kilachand Honors College students choose major programs in one of the eight degree-granting undergraduate schools or colleges at Boston University and pursue liberal arts coursework through Kilachand Honors College. Students in each school or college must fulfill general education requirements in addition to the disciplinary requirements of each major. Kilachand Honors College courses will satisfy some or all of these general education requirements, depending on the program. Students should meet with their advisors to be sure they are following a course of study that will be uniquely designed for them, but basic integration guidelines can be found below.

The Integration of the Kilachand Honors College Curriculum

School of Management

The Kilachand Honors College curriculum satisfies liberal arts electives for School of Management (SMG) students. Kilachand Honors College will fulfill three Level A electives, three Level B electives, and the writing requirement (replacing CAS WR 100 and WR 150). If students have fulfilled these electives in other ways, they may work with their SMG advisor to use the Kilachand Honors College curriculum to fulfill other SMG liberal arts electives.

School of Hospitality Administration

The Kilachand Honors College curriculum satisfies 32 credits of distribution requirements for School of Hospitality Administration students as follows: CAS WR 100, CAS WR 150, one humanities course, one natural science course, one social science course, and 12 general elective credits.

School of Education

The Kilachand Honors College curriculum will fulfill two humanities courses, two laboratory science courses, two social science courses, CAS WR 100, and CAS WR 150 for secondary education majors.

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

The Kilachand Honors College curriculum will fulfill writing credit, humanities electives, social science electives, and general electives for students in the Human Physiology, Health Sciences, and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences programs. The electives fulfilled vary by program.

Human Physiology:

CAS WR 100, CAS WR 150, one humanities elective, two social science electives, and two general electives.

Health Sciences:

CAS WR 100, CAS WR 150, two humanities electives, two social science electives, and one minor/specialty elective.

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences:

CAS WR 100, CAS WR 150, two social science electives, and three general electives.

College of Engineering

The Kilachand Honors College curriculum will fulfill the 24-credit general education requirement for students in the College of Engineering, which includes the following: CAS WR 100, CAS WR 150, one general education elective, and three social science or humanities courses.

College of Communication

All Kilachand Honors College courses totaling 32 credits will count toward College of Communication (COM) degree requirements. COM will work with students to determine—based on their individual circumstances and aspirations—the ways in which Kilachand Honors College courses will contribute to the fulfillment of each student’s degree requirements. The intent is to offer students the greatest flexibility in course selection and advise how Kilachand Honors College courses count not only toward general education requirements, but also, in certain cases, toward upper-level requirements. Successful completion of the studio coursework fulfills CAS WR 100 and CAS WR 150. COM will provide academic advising to students each semester so that they know how Kilachand Honors College courses will fulfill their COM degree requirements.

College of Fine Arts

School of Theatre:

Twenty-eight credits of liberal arts courses are required to complete the course of study for graduation. The Kilachand Honors College curriculum fulfills liberal arts requirements for students as follows: writing requirement, one College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) liberal arts elective, two CAS history of art & architecture electives, two CAS social science electives, and one Shakespeare elective.

School of Music:

Twenty-eight credits of liberal arts courses are required to complete the course of study for graduation. The Kilachand Honors College curriculum fulfills liberal arts requirements for College of Fine Arts students as follows: freshman writing, four liberal arts electives, two English literature courses, and two general electives.

School of Visual Arts:

At least 28 credits of liberal arts courses are required to complete the course of study for graduation. The Kilachand Honors College curriculum fulfills 28 credits of liberal arts requirements and the writing requirement.

College of Arts & Sciences

For students entering KHC prior to September 2013: Completion of the first year of the Kilachand Honors College curriculum satisfies CAS WR 100 and CAS WR 150. If a student has satisfied the writing requirement at another department, they will receive Divisional Studies credit in the discipline of the KHC seminars they have taken. Completion of the second year of the Kilachand Honors College curriculum satisfies two Divisional Studies courses. Through petition with a KHC advisor, students will use the sophomore course to fulfill a maximum of one Divisional Studies course in two of the following three divisions: natural science, social science, humanities.

For Students entering KHC in September 2013 and later: Students who complete all Kilachand Honors College coursework and elect to take freshman seminars in two divisions outside of their major division can complete the CAS WR 100 and CAS WR 150 foundational requirement in writing as well as their CAS general education breadth requirements with the exception of the Mathematics and Computer Science divisional requirement. Students pursuing majors within the Mathematics and Computer Science division may need to take one additional course in either CAS or KHC to complete their general education requirements.