CGS and the BU Hub

Use the chart below to understand how the CGS courses you complete will fulfill Boston University Hub units. One CGS course may be used to fulfill up to three (3) Hub units. For a complete list of CGS required courses, please refer to the CGS Curriculum Guide.

Use the CGS Hub Roadmap to track and plan classes that fulfill the CGS program and BU Hub requirements. This roadmap should be used in conjunction with Degree Advice and in consultation with your CGS academic advisor.

To review Boston University Hub Requirements, a complete list of Hub courses, and information on Hub experiences (including the Cross College Challenge (XXC) and Hub Cocurricular Experiences), please visit the University’s BU Hub Website.

Boston University Hub Requirements

CGS Courses That Fulfill Hub Units

Boston University Hub Capacities and Areas
Units Needed
26 Total
First-Year Curriculum:
Rhetoric: RH103, RF104
Humanities: HU103, HU104
Social Science: SS103, SS104
Second-Year Curriculum:
Natural Science: NS201, NS202
Humanities: HU201, HU202
Social Science: SS201, SS202
Capacity Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Historical Interpretation  (3)
Areas Philosophical Inquiry and Life’s Meanings (PLM) 1 CGS HU201, CGS HU202
Aesthetic Exploration (AEX) 1 CGS HU103, CGS HU104
Historical Consciousness (HCO) 1 CGS HU103, CGS HU104 CGS SS202
Capacity Scientific and Social Inquiry  (3)
Areas Social Inquiry I (SO 1) 1 CGS SS103
Scientific Inquiry I (SI 1) 1 CGS NS201
Social or Scientific Inquiry II (SO 2 or SI 2) 1 CGS SS104 CGS NS202
Capacity Quantitative Reasoning (2)
Areas Quantitative Reasoning I (QR 1) 1 CGS NS201
Quantitative Reasoning II (QR 2) 1 CGS coursework fulfills most Hub units needed for graduation, however, it will not fulfill all BU Hub Requirements. CGS will not fulfill Hub units in Quantitative Reasoning II. You will fulfill these and any remaining Hub units through the courses you take for your major and/or other electives. To learn about other ways to earn Hub units, please see the BU Hub website.
Capacity Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Global Citizenship (4)
Areas The Individual in Community (IIC) 1 CGS SS103
Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy (GCI) 2 CGS SS104 CGS SS201
Ethical Reasoning (ETR) 1 CGS HU201, CGS HU202
Capacity Communication (6)
Areas First-Year Writing Seminar (FYW) 1 CGS RH104
Writing, Research and Inquiry (WRI) 1 CGS RH103
Writing-Intensive Course (WIN) 2 CGS SS201, CGS SS202
Oral and/or Signed Communication (OSC) 1 CGS RH103
Digital / Multimedia Expression (DME) 1 CGS RH104
Capacity Intellectual Toolkit  (8)
Areas Critical Thinking (CRT) 2 CGS RH104
CGS HU103, CGS HU104
CGS SS103, CGS SS104
CGS NS201, CGS HU201
Research and Information Literacy (RIL) 2 CGS RH103 CGS SS201, CGS SS202
Teamwork/Collaboration (TWC) 2 CGS NS202

CGS coursework fulfills most Hub units needed for graduation, however, it will not fulfill all BU Hub Requirements. CGS will not fulfill all Hub units in Teamwork/Collaboration. You will fulfill these and any remaining Hub units through the courses you take for your major and/or other electives. To learn about other ways to earn Hub units, please see the BU Hub website.

Creativity/Innovation (CRI) 2 CGS HU202

CGS coursework fulfills most Hub units needed for graduation, however, it will not fulfill all BU Hub Requirements. CGS will not fulfill all Hub units in Creativity/Innovation. You will fulfill these and any remaining Hub units through the courses you take for your major and/or other electives. To learn about other ways to earn Hub units, please see the BU Hub website.

Life Skills (LFS) Optional No units required; opportunities selected by student.

Note: CGS coursework fulfills most Hub units needed for graduation; however, it will not fulfill all BU Hub Requirements. The units you fulfill will directly relate to the specific CGS courses you complete. You will fulfill any remaining Hub units through the courses you take for your major and/or other electives. To learn about other ways to earn Hub units, please see the BU Hub website.

Note: Boston University Hub requirement applies to Class of 2022 and onward. Class of 2021 is not required to fulfill BU Hub requirements.

Note: Effective Fall 2021, CGS SS 201 will fulfill a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Writing-Intensive Course, Research and Information Literacy.