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. Graduate level courses have course numbers above 500.
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 GMS Graduate Medical Sciences 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 BU School or College Title AA CAS African American Studies AC QST Accounting AC MET Accounting AD MET Administrative Studies AH CAS Art History AM CAS American Studies AN CAS Anthropology AP SED Educational Leadership & Policy Studies AR CAS Archaeology AR CFA Visual Arts AR MET Arts Administration AS CAS Astronomy AT MET Actuarial Science AT SAR Athletic Training BI CAS Biology BI SED Literacy & Language Education CE SED Literacy & Language Education CH CAS Chemistry CJ MET Criminal Justice CL CAS Classical Studies CM COM Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations CM MET Advertising CO COM Writing Program CP SSW Social Work CS CAS Computer Science CS MET Computer Science & Information Technology CT SED Curriculum & Teaching DE SED Literacy & Language Education EC CAS Economics EC ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering EC SED Curriculum & Teaching ED SED Education EK ENG Engineering EM SED Curriculum & Teaching EN CAS English ER PDP Emergency Medical Technician ES CAS Earth Science ES QST Executive Skills FE QST Finance and Economics FT COM Film and Television GE CAS Geography HB SSW Social Work HE SED Curriculum & Teaching HF SHA Hospitality Administration HI CAS History HI MET History HS SAR Health Science IM QST Business Policy and Law IR CAS International Relations IS QST Information Systems JO COM Journalism LA QST Business Policy and Law LC CAS Chinese LD CAS African Languages LC SED Literacy & Language Education LF CAS French LG CAS German LI CAS Italian LJ CAS Japanese LK CAS Korean LR CAS Russian LR SED Literacy & Language Education LS CAS Spanish LS SED Literacy & Language Education LX CAS Linguistics LY CAS Arabic MA CAS Mathematics and Statistics MA MET Mathematics ME ENG Mechanical Engineering ME SED Curriculum & Teaching MG MET Management MG QST Strategy and Innovation MK QST Marketing ML MET Gastronomy MU CAS Music MU CFA Music ME CFA Music Education MH CFA Music History ML CFA Applied Music MP CFA Music Performance MT CFA Music Theory NE CAS Neuroscience OB QST Organizational Behavior OM QST Operations and Technology Management PE SED Physical Education PH CAS Philosophy PO CAS Political Science PS CAS Psychological & Brain Studies PS MET Psychology PT SAR Physical Therapy PY CAS Physics QM QST Operations and Technology Management RN CAS Religion RS SED Literacy & Language Education SE SED Curriculum & Teaching SH SAR Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences SM QST Management SO CAS Sociology SO MET Sociology SO SED Curriculum & Teaching SP QST Business Policy and Law SR SSW Social Work TC STH Theology TH CFA Theater TO STH Theology UA MET Urban Affairs WP SSW Social Work WR CAS Writing Program WS CAS Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies XL CAS Comparative Literature
Course Number Level
Introductory or general undergraduate
Advanced undergraduate, graduate
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 O Online courses (OL, O1, O2) EL Blended courses (eLive)