CGS Syllabus: Food in London

By Gabrielle Drillis Traveling abroad presents endless opportunities to connect with peers, explore new places, learn about different cultures, and indulge in foreign cuisines. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to learn in a unique, hands-on environment where they are fully immersed into the content of the curriculum.  Master Lecturer John Regan took this opportunity […]

CGS Syllabus: HU103 in the World

By Gabrielle Drillis Boston is one of the most historically-rich cities in the United States. Alongside the various restaurants, unique shops, and endless fun experiences, Boston is home to 58 different museums. Consequently, one of the rewarding opportunities of attending a school in Boston is the ability to experience the museums which boast thousands of […]

Peer Mentors program provides support to first-year students

By Gabrielle Drillis Navigating the first semester of college is an exciting and unpredictable journey. The combination of living on your own, taking on rigorous academics, making new friends, and adjusting to a new environment in the heart of Boston presents many new opportunities, but can also be a large undertaking for any first-year student.  […]

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 […]

2023 Capstone Award Winners

On October 20, 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 synthesize […]

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 […]

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 […]

CGS student wins photography award

By Chelsea Feinstein Ziyu (Julian) Zhu (’23, COM’25) won Best in Show at the Boston Press Photographers Association’s 2022 College Contest earlier this month. His award-winning photograph, taken at the global climate strike march in Boston on March 3, depicts a young girl marching amid a group of protesters. Zhu was on assignment for China […]