Credit for Physical Education, Military Science, and Courses Offered by the College of Arts & Sciences Student Programs & Leadership Office

College of Arts & Sciences Policy

Some Boston University courses that appear on students’ transcripts do not count toward the 128 credits of academic coursework that are required for completion of the BA in the College of Arts & Sciences, as detailed below.

Physical education and military science courses, regardless of the school, college, or program in which they are offered, are not applicable for degree credit. Such courses may, however, be carried in excess of the normal four courses per semester. Grades for military science courses are not included in a student’s College of Arts & Sciences grade point average, but do appear on a student’s transcript. Physical education courses are graded on a Pass/Fail basis, with those grades also appearing on the student’s transcript.

Courses offered by the CAS Student Programs & Leadership office (CAS FY 101, 102, 103, SY 101) are graded on a Pass/Fail basis, and that grade appears on a student’s transcript. However, these courses are not applicable for degree credit.