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. 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

Requests may be submitted by mail, email, or fax. please allow 3-7 business days for course descriptions to be compiled and sent.

By Mail:
Boston University
Course Descriptions Dept.
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Second Floor
Boston, MA 02215
By Email:
registrar@bu.edu
By Fax:
617-358-2171