Ten Unique Ways to Spend Your Gap Semester

Your gap semester is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something that’s important to you – whether that’s an internship in the field you want to pursue, a trip you’ve always wanted to take, or a life-changing volunteer opportunity. But sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to spend it. We asked our academic […]

Capstone Diaries: Racial Disparities in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Karel Tinkler (CGS ’21, COM ’23), a student on Team W whose project focused on racial disparities in the Covid-19 pandemic in Massachusetts. Week 1: Capstone Kickoff At the […]

Capstone Diaries: Student Surveillance and Privacy

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Mehreen Kamal (CGS ’21, CGS ‘23), a student on Team T whose project focused on student surveillance and privacy in online learning. Week 1: Choosing a topic The first […]

Capstone Diaries: Inequity in College Admissions

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Sarah Eckerson (CGS ’21, COM ’23), a student on Team U whose project focused on inequity in the U.S. college admissions system. Week 1: Kickoff Capstone 2021 kicked […]

Find the Gap: CGS Gap Semester Resources

Your gap semester is a time of limitless opportunity. Whether you choose to focus on you, focus on learning, focus on experience, or any combination of the above, we’re here to help you make the most of your gap semester. This article contains tips, resources, and helpful links to get you started on your journey. […]

Meet Your Academic Advisors

  Your CGS academic advisor will be your partner throughout the two-year program. They’ll get to know your goals and aspirations, and you’ll work with them to help develop your own personalized growth plan for your time at BU. As you prepare to meet with your academic advisor for the first time, get to know […]

Capstone Diaries: Mass Incarceration in Massachusetts

Capstone Diaries is a feature where CGS sophomores share their Capstone experience week by week, from choosing an idea to completing their oral defense. This installment is by Meghan Bohannon (CGS ’21, COM ’23), a student on Team T whose project focused on mass incarceration in the state of Massachusetts. Week 1: Choosing and researching a […]

Meet Your CGS Student Government

This spring, the College of General Studies Class of 2024 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. Shannon McKean, President Why did you apply for your specific position? […]

Q&A: CGS’s new minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

This spring, the College of General Studies announced its first minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. The program is open to all BU students, whether they’re CGS students who want to expand the problem-solving skills they’ve developed in their freshmen and sophomore years, or undergraduates from any other school at BU looking to build a foundation in […]

Class of 2025: Your Top Questions, Answered

Throughout the month of April, the admitted Class of 2024 has joined us for Virtual Open House events to ask their questions about the CGS experience, student life at BU, the gap semester and more. We compiled some of your top questions—and their answers—so that you have all the information you need as you prepare to embark on your college experience.