2022 Capstone Award Winners

On October 21, the Boston University College of General Studies celebrated the outstanding students who received awards for the Capstone projects they completed last May. The Capstone project is a 50-page research paper that CGS students complete in their sophomore year. Students draw on two years of interdisciplinary studies, working together as a team to […]

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 […]

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? […]

Enhancing storytelling through technology

Earlier this year, CGS Master Lecturer of Rhetoric Kathleen Vandenberg won the 2022 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology, which recognizes the Boston University faculty member who best exemplified innovation in teaching by using technology. In her Rhetoric classes, Vandenberg teaches students effective communication that marries writing, short opinion […]

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 […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Women Writers in the Late Victorian Era

By Ella Nasca Before coming to campus for the first time in the fall of 2021, Fangqi (Doris) Luo (’22, CAS’24) excitedly looked through the CGS website to get a sense of what in-person studies would be like. Luo stumbled upon a section about the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL) and quickly became […]

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 […]

CGS Faculty Lead a Conversation on National and Global Citizenship

On March 24, CGS faculty Chun-Yi Sum and Shawn Lynch led a conversation about national and global citizenship in the 21st century, exploring topics including the Enlightenment notion of citizenship and different understandings of citizenship in China and the United States. Watch the full discussion below.     

“I’m better at knowing what I need”

By Sarah Knotts Rachell Paz (CGS’ 23) used her gap semester to work at a Brazilian law firm. An aspiring lawyer from the Boston area, Paz plans to study political science or business management. We spoke with her about her #My100Days highlights, why she chose CGS, and how she plans to hold onto her Brazilian […]

#My100Days as a Ballroom Dancer

By Jennifer Small For Fiona Brymer (CGS ‘23), the gap semester provided valuable time to pursue the hobbies she is most passionate about. Brymer, an aspiring lawyer from Massachusetts, used her gap semester to practice ballroom dancing, choreograph a musical at her high school, and win a national dance competition. We spoke with Brymer about […]