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 CAS Music 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 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 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)