The BU Hub & Kilachand
What is the BU Hub?
The BU Hub is Boston University’s general education program. The Hub gives Boston University students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that will enable them to be lifelong learners and leaders in a rapidly evolving global community. It reflects Boston University’s mission to educate students who are reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world.
All undergraduate students, regardless of the academic program in which they are enrolled, are required to develop six essential capacities and earn 26 BU Hub units in six areas, typically within 10-12 courses, to graduate from Boston University.
The Hub is integrated into the entire undergraduate experience. BU Hub requirements are flexible and can be satisfied in many different ways, through coursework in the major, and BU Hub cocurricular experiences.
How the BU Hub works with Kilachand
Kilachand is one of three BU Hub pathways at Boston University and students will satisfy a majority of their BU Hub units through the Kilachand curriculum. Remaining BU Hub units can be satisfied from a wide range of available courses within and outside the major, BU Hub co-curricular experiences, and AP credit.
All Kilachand courses carry BU Hub units. The Kilachand curriculum is also incredibly flexible, and students may make choices within the Kilachand curriculum to complement the Hub units they earn through their schools, colleges, and majors.
Hub Guides and Maps
Your Kilachand coursework combined with your major requirements are your pathway through the BU Hub. We encourage you to review the Kilachand & BU Hub planning sheet below and those of your school, college, or major and make note of any remaining units you may need to fulfill after integrating the units you’ve earned through AP credit, your current and future major coursework, your current and future Kilachand coursework, and other electives you’ve taken. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the integration of Kilachand and the Hub.
Availability and presentation of Hub information and varies widely by school, college, and department. Those not listed below do not have information related to the integration their program(s) and the BU Hub publicly available online or in PDF. Please refer to your major advisor or your BU school or college undergraduate programs office with major-specific BU Hub questions that are not addressed below.
Professional Schools and Colleges
Sargent College BU Hub Map
Questrom BU Hub Tracking Sheets
College of Engineering Program Planning Sheets (Hub units are noted within the individual planning sheets)
College of Communication Curriculum Guides (Hub units are noted within the individual curriculum guides)
SHA Blueprints (Hub units are noted on the blueprint for each major)
CFA School of Theatre Curricula and Hub Maps by major
CFA School of Visual Arts Curricula and Hub Maps by major
CFA School of Music Curricula and Hub Maps by major
College of Arts & Sciences
CAS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology & the Hub
CAS Biology Hub Wheel
CAS Computer Science Hub Wheel
CAS Earth & Environment courses by Hub Unit
CAS History courses by Hub Unit
CAS History of Art & Architecture requirements with Hub Units
CAS International Relations options by track and Hub Unit
CAS Linguistics & Linguistics joint majors Hub map
CAS Neuroscience Hub Wheel
CAS Political Science courses by Hub Unit
CAS Psychological & Brain Sciences major and Hub requirements
CAS Religion courses inventory with Hub Units
CAS World Languages & Literature course inventory by Hub Unit