The BU Hub offers students multiple pathways to fulfill their general education requirements. The Hub does not require that students take a specific set of courses, but rather encourages them to explore their interests while integrating Hub requirements with their undergraduate studies. Find your specific requirements in this section.
View the policies and procedures for the BU Hub.
Find here a key listing the abbreviation for each BU Hub area.
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Advising & the Hub
The BU Hub is your general education program. It is designed to ensure that you—and every other BU graduate—will have the breadth of knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed in the 21st century. And it gives you flexibility along the way. Take advantage of the planning resources on the Undergraduate Advising website as you consider what courses to take to fulfill your Hub requirements.
Because of the way the Hub is integrated into your time at BU, you probably will consult with a number of advisors along the way. However, every student has a primary academic advisor or group of advisors in their school or college whose role is to help you identify your pathway through the Hub. For more information about whom will advise you on Hub requirements, please visit the Undergraduate Advising website. While you will be discussing the Hub during your general academic advising meetings, you also should feel free to reach out to your advisors with specific questions about the Hub whenever they arise.
The Hub will be interwoven throughout your BU experience. You will take courses in your major that are Hub courses, you will take electives that are Hub courses, and you may also choose any number of Hub specialty courses to fulfill Hub requirements. Some of these include:
- The Cross-College Challenge (XCC) as a capstone experience;
- Hub Social & Racial Justice courses as an introductory experience;
- Hub Cocurricular Experiences as an alternative to the classroom.
Be sure to explore these and the many other courses you can take to fulfill your Hub requirements.