The Core Curriculum encompasses classroom learning and signature programs that bring together faculty and students from across the College in an enhanced community experience. Thus, for many students, Core functions as a college-within-the-College on a large urban campus. This community-building is a defining feature of Core, and is frequently cited by alumni as one of the foundational components of their time at Boston University.

Whether students take eight Core classes, or just one or two, community programs are open to all members of our undergraduate cohort. Aspects of Core community activity include: