Beginning March 23rd, the Office of the University Registrar will offer its services remotely.  Course description requests may be delayed.

Current course descriptions may be viewed in the Class Schedule. Search by college, department, and course number; or by instructor name, course subject, meeting time, or online status. A class subject/keyword search is also available.

Current students may print course descriptions from the Student Link (Academics/Classes option).

Course descriptions as of the 2010/2011 academic year can be found online through Bulletin Archives.  Select the school/college of the course, the academic year, Courses option. You will be able to view course descriptions for each course that was offered by each department within a college.

Course descriptions prior to 2010 are not available online. If you require course descriptions prior to 2010, please submit a request to the Office of the Registrar at

There is no charge for course description requests.

Please include the following information in your request.

  • Course name and number, and the year it was taken (or indicate the request is for all Boston University courses completed)
  • Full name, including any former names
  • BU ID number
  • Date of birth
  • BU School/ College attended
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degree(s) awarded, if any
  • Daytime phone number
  • Email and mailing address