Student graduates with Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

By Chelsea Feinstein Dylan Chow (’21, CAS’23) became the third student to graduate with the College of General Studies’ Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies this spring. The minor, introduced in spring 2021, focuses on the intersection of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and the way that thinking across these disciplines can help to solve […]

Senior Spotlight 2023

To celebrate the Class of 2023, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2023! Iris Fitzsimmons Christensen, CGS and CAS, Spanish and International Relations Major What student organizations have you been involved in? Delta Phi Epsilon, Migration Tales, UROP, Global House What […]

“The strong sense of community at CGS is unique”

Growing up, Andrew Ippolito (CGS ‘15) spent most of his time drawing. He was sketching any chance he had – especially in the Blues Clues notebook he carried around with him everyday at school. As a kid, he was enrolled in drawing lessons, and he then built upon those skills through introductory and advanced art […]

CGS Celebrates 70th Anniversary

For 70 years, the College of General Studies has been a home to students within Boston University, instilling the value of exemplary interdisciplinary education, providing the backdrop for lifelong friendships to be built, and preparing its students for the challenges of real world problem solving. On Sept. 29, CGS alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered […]

Senior Spotlight 2022

To celebrate the Class of 2022, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2022! Kaitlyn Kelley, CGS and SAR, Health Science Major What student organizations have you been involved in? Alpha Phi, Sargent Peer Mentors What have you done in your time […]

Seven Questions with Journalist Rickie Houston

By Jennifer Small Rickie Houston (CGS ‘17, COM ‘19) is a wealth-building reporter for Business Insider tasked with covering brokerage products, cryptocurrency, and more. Houston’s love for writing grew at CGS, where he tutored at the CGS Writing Center, wrote for The Daily Free Press, and attended rhetoric classes that he says were “transformative.” We […]

Neuroscience for All

By Meghan Bohannon When Liadan Gunter (’12, CAS’14) graduated from BU, she followed a traditional path for a science major, working as a research assistant in several different labs. But after working for a few years, she realized that being a full-time scientist wasn’t for her. After years of gaining cultural experiences and realizing she […]

2021 Faculty and Alumni Awards

During Alumni Weekend, the College of General Studies honored this year’s faculty and alumni award recipients in a virtual ceremony. Dean Natalie McKnight presented the following awards: The Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes service to the college above and beyond the call of duty was awarded to John Regan The Peyton Richter Award, which honors […]

Seven Questions with Alum Noah Caust

An avid leader, learner, and 2006 Capstone Award winner, Noah Caust’s (CGS’06, SHA’08) time at CGS helped him discover the true strength of his interpersonal skills. With a passion rooted in finance, his journey has taken him from a Student Ambassador to a Manager in Sales. We spoke to Noah about how his life has […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Lauren Weinberger

Since graduating from BU in 2017, Lauren Weinberger (CGS ‘15, COM ‘17) has launched a successful career in advertising. Before graduation, she was a CGS Dean’s Host, a member of the Hillel student board, and an active student in COM organizations. We spoke with Lauren about her CGS foundation, how she found her career path, […]