#My100Days developing my art portfolio

Julia Brown (CGS ‘23), a student from England who plans to study Biomedical Engineering, used her gap semester to develop an online art presence, hone her digital art skills, and curate a portfolio through her Instagram account @juliartsdigital. We caught up with Julia to discuss how she grew as an artist throughout her #My100Days experience. […]

Savoring the CGS Experience

By Meghan Bohannon Since the first day of his college experience, Diran Shahrik (‘21 QST’23) has embarked on a journey to pursue two very different interests. As he began his first semester at BU, Shahrik launched a startup with the Build Lab and produced a short film when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. For both projects, […]

Working Toward a Zero Waste Future

By Meghan Bohannon  What if businesses partnered together to turn their waste into reusable resources, rather than letting that waste go to landfills? With the help of the First Year Innovation Fellowship at Innovate@BU, Rachel Koh (CGS ’22, QST ‘24) is working on turning this idea, her brain child, into a fully operating project. The […]

2021 Capstone Award Winners

As hybrid learning continued in Spring 2021, CGS students maintained an impressive work ethic as they engaged in the Capstone project, the 50-page essay and oral defense that marks the end of sophomore year. With students scattered across the globe, the Capstone groups created thoughtful and well-synthesized strategies, proposals, and debates on topics such as […]

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 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? […]

Senior Spotlight 2021

To celebrate the Class of 2021, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2021! Amanda Fay, CGS and CAS, Psychology Major What student organizations have you been involved in? BU Women’s Soccer What do you have planned for the future? Recently accepted […]

A Look at Undergraduate Research: Boston’s Last Surviving Salt Marsh

By Meghan Bohannon Several hundred years ago, when colonists ventured into the Boston area, they came across land sprawling with wetlands, mudflats, and salt marshes. Since then, much of the area has been filled in with landfill to build the city we know today. But though the urban landscape of Boston has changed dramatically over […]

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.

How to Excel at Capstone

With April comes Capstone, the hallmark group research project that closes out a CGS student’s sophomore year. While the project, which includes a 50 page research paper and oral defense, might feel daunting, there are many things you can do to ensure you’re prepared to succeed. Natalie Seara (CGS ’20, COM’22) shares her top pieces […]