Senior Spotlight 2024

To celebrate the Class of 2024, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2024! Gabrielle Drillis, CGS and Pardee, International Relations Major What student organizations have you been involved in? Under-Secretary General of Boards and Cabinets for BarMUN XVI, Chief of Staff for […]

From CGS Student to Published Author

By Gabrielle Drillis When Marcus Wachira (‘22, ENG ‘24) started his gap semester as a first-year CGS student, he couldn’t have predicted that just three years later he’d be a published author. Wachira is a senior studying mechanical engineering with a passion for creative writing. During his time at BU, he has earned the title […]

My CGS Experience: Developing a Love for the Humanities

By Sana Iqbal We all come into this world as a blank canvas, waiting for people and experiences to leave a mark on us. Among all my learning experiences, the influence of the College of General Studies has left the most influential mark on me. The day I received my acceptance letter to CGS was […]

Meet Your CGS Student Government

This spring, the College of General Studies Class of 2026 elected new officers to represent their peers in the CGS Student Government Association for the upcoming year. We caught up with your representatives to talk about their CGS experiences and their plans for sophomore year. Kate Dougherty, President Why did you apply for your specific […]

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 […]

CGS Syllabus: Building StoryMaps of London

By Rukshana Khan  Experiential learning is a key aspect of CGS’s curriculum, particularly in the summer semester of students’ first year. Whether students are studying in London or New England, faculty prioritize out-of-the-classroom learning experiences that allow students to make connections across their courses. So when CGS students were able to return to the six-week […]

Reaffirming My Passion Through CGS

By Gabrielle Drillis (CGS ’22, CAS’24) College is a whirlwind of experiences, networking, chaos, and memory-making. Boston University has more than 100 majors to choose from, and while this large selection can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming at times. Though the magnitude of options can be daunting, the experience of taking College of […]

CGS Syllabus: The Space and Observation Project

By Meghan Bohannon Learning inside and outside the classroom is a hallmark of CGS’s curriculum. During the 2021 Summer Semester in New England, CGS students were given several assignments that highlighted interdisciplinary study and real-world applications for their coursework. In RH104: Rhetorical Practices from The Industrial Revolution through the Digital Revolution, taught by Senior Lecturer […]

Meet Your CGS Student Government

This spring, the College of General Studies Class of 2025 elected new officers to represent them in the CGS Student Government Association for the upcoming year. We caught up with your representatives to talk about their CGS experiences and their plans for sophomore year. Matthew Eadie, President Why did you apply for your specific position? […]

Experiencing London

When Maya Ferris (’21, CAS’23) learned that she would have the opportunity to go to London with the College of General Studies, two years after the Covid-19 pandemic caused her first-year summer semester to be held online, she immediately jumped at the opportunity. “I was so excited that I would finally be able to experience […]