Intimate community, outsize opportunity.
Welcome to the Class of 2025!
Congratulations, you’re in! Welcome to the College of General Studies, where you’ll build your foundation with an interdisciplinary, liberal arts education, have the opportunity to study abroad in London, and forge a path toward any major in the university.
Throughout the month of April, we’ll be offering a series of virtual open houses to give you the opportunity to connect with students, faculty, advisors, and our deans. Check our Admitted Students page for details on upcoming events, a welcome message from Dean Natalie McKnight, and more resources to help you envision yourself at CGS.
Help a faculty member research a book or paper
Solve real-world problems with your classmates
One gap semester. A hundred possibilities.
In CGS’ unique program, students start their first semester in January. That means a gap semester before you start college—100 days that are open for adventure.
Kayak in the outback
CGS students have used the gap semester to dive seas, climb mountains, save rainforests, and learn about other cultures and places.
Hop the pond—and take your CGS community with you!
An opportunity to grow
Starting college at Boston University in January, CGS students spend the spring semester in Boston followed by a six-week summer semester in London. The best part? You’ll live, study, and explore the British capital with CGS students and faculty you already know. Marina says the London semester gave her “friends and teachers that I love so much.”
All first-year students have the chance to spend six weeks studying in South Kensington, in the heart of London. Join them!Learn
Get to know our community!
Erica Mosca was the first in her family to graduate college. Now, she’s committed to helping others follow in her footsteps, running a nonprofit that empowers first-generation students to get into college. Read Erica’s story and others like it on our Alumni page.