Course Codes

All Summer Term courses are assigned a College and departmental code, a three-digit course number and a section identifier. For example, CAS EC101S A1 means that the course is offered in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), by the Economics Department (EC). The course number 101 indicates it is an introductory course, the S indicates it is a summer course, and section A1 indicates it is offered in Summer 1.

Expand the following sections for information about codes commonly used at Boston University Summer Term.

  • Schools & Colleges in Summer Term
    Code BU School or College
    CAS College of Arts & Sciences
    CFA College of Fine Arts
    CGS College of General Studies
    COM College of Communication
    ENG College of Engineering
    GRS Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
    MET Metropolitan College
    QST Questrom School of Business
    SAR College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)
    SED Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
    SHA School of Hospitality Administration
    SSW School of Social Work
    STH School of Theology
  • Department Codes in Summer Term
    Code School/College Title
    AA CAS African American Studies
    AC MET Accounting
    AC QST Accounting
    AD MET Administrative Studies
    AH CAS History of Art & Architecture
    AM CAS American & New England Studies
    AN CAS Anthropology
    AP SED Policy, Planning & Administration
    AR CAS Archaeology
    AR CFA Visual Arts
    AR MET Arts Administration
    AS CAS Astronomy
    AT MET Actuarial Science
    AT SAR Athletic Training
    AU SED Special Education
    BI CAS Biology
    BI SED English as a Second Language
    CE SED Counseling & Counseling Psychology
    CF SED Child Life
    CH CAS Chemistry
    CJ MET Criminal Justice
    CL CAS Classical Studies
    CM COM Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations
    CM MET Communications/Advertising
    CO COM Writing Program
    CP SSW Clinical Practice
    CS CAS Computer Science
    CS MET Computer Science
    CT SED Curriculum & Teaching
    DE SED Deaf Studies
    DS SED Human Development & Education
    EC CAS Economics
    EC ENG Electrical & Computer Engineering
    EC SED Early Childhood Education
    ED SED Education
    EK ENG Engineering
    EM SED Educational Media & Technology
    EN CAS English
    EN SED English & Language Arts Education
    ER PDP Emergency Medical Response
    ES CAS Earth & Environment
    ES QST Executive Skills
    ET SSW Ethics
    FE QST Finance and Economics
    FE SSW Field Education
    FT COM Film & Television
    GE CAS Earth & Environment
    HB SSW Human Behavior
    HD SED Human Development
    HE SED Health Education
    HF SHA Hospitality Administration
    HI CAS History
    HI MET History
    HP SAR Health Professions
    HS SAR Health Science
    IM QST International Management
    IR CAS International Relations
    IS QST Management Information Systems
    JO COM Journalism
    LA QST Business Policy and Law
    LC CAS Chinese
    LC SED Independent Study
    LD CAS African Languages
    LF CAS French
    LG CAS German
    LI CAS Italian
    LJ CAS Japanese
    LK CAS Korean
    LR CAS Russian
    LR SED Reading
    LS CAS Spanish
    LS SED Language & Literacy Studies
    LX CAS Linguistics
    LY CAS Arabic
    MA CAS Mathematics & Statistics
    MA MET Mathematics, Statistics
    ME CFA Music Education
    ME ENG Mechanical Engineering
    ME SED Mathematics Education
    MG MET Management
    MG QST Strategy and Innovation
    MH CFA Music History
    MK QST Marketing
    ML CFA Music Lessons
    ML MET Gastronomy
    ML SED Modern Foreign Language
    MP CFA Music Performance
    MT CFA Music Theory
    MU CFA Music
    NE CAS Neuroscience
    OB QST Organizational Behavior
    OM QST Operations & Technology Management
    PE SED Physical Education & Coaching
    PH CAS Philosophy
    PO CAS Political Science
    PS CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences
    PS MET Psychology
    PT SAR Physical Therapy
    PY CAS Physics
    QM QST Quantitative Modeling
    RD SED Reading Education
    RE SED Reading Education
    RN CAS Religion
    RS SED Research
    SC SED Science Education
    SE SED Special Education
    SH SAR Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
    SI QST Strategy & Innovation
    SM QST Management
    SO CAS Sociology
    SO MET Sociology
    SO SED Social Studies Education
    SP QST Business Policy and Law
    SP SED Special Education
    SR SSW Social Work Research
    TC STH Preaching, Worship, Administration, Evangelism, and Spirituality
    TH CFA Theater
    TH STH History of Christianity
    TL SED Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) & Modern Foreign Language Education
    TN STH New Testament
    TO STH Hebrew Scripture
    TT STH Philosophy and Systematic Theology
    TY STH Pastoral Psychology and Psychology of Religion
    UA MET Urban Affairs
    WP SSW Social Welfare Policy
    WR CAS Writing Program
    WS CAS Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
    XL CAS Comparative Literature
  • Course Numbers
    Course Number Level
    000-099 Non-degree credit
    100-199 Introductory or general undergraduate
    200-299 Intermediate undergraduate
    300-499 Advanced undergraduate
    500-699 Advanced undergraduate, graduate
    700-799 General graduate
    800-899 Advanced graduate
    900-999 Advanced graduate, directed study and research
  • Section Codes
    Section Code Description
    A Session 1 courses (A1, A2, A3)
    B Session 2 courses (B1, B2, B3)
    C Twelve-week courses (C1, C2)
    O Online courses (OL, O1, O2)
    EL Blended courses (eLive)

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