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Perform a basic search by entering keywords you would expect to find in the course description or by entering a full course number (example: CAS XX 123). If you would like to see expected course offerings for a particular semester, select that semester in the drop-down box. If you would like to see all courses expected to be offered in the future, select “Future Semesters.”

To perform a more targeted search, select Additional Search Options

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Select all of the schools/colleges/programs you’re interested in searching. If all options are unchecked, all schools/colleges/programs will be searched by default.

* Course offerings with the HUB code include the Cross-College Challenge (XCC), Hub cocurriculars, and select Hub Study Abroad experiences only.

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Credits

BU Hub Areas

Courses that match of the Hub areas selected will be displayed.

Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Historical Interpretation

Scientific and Social Inquiry

Quantitative Reasoning

Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Global Citizenship

Communication

Intellectual Toolkit

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Search using Additional Search Options:

  • If you select schools/colleges/programs, you will see courses offered by all schools/colleges/programs selected.
  • If you select HUB as the code, you will only see the Cross-College Challenge (XCC), Hub cocurriculars, and select Hub Study Abroad experiences.
  • If you search by Hub area and select “All,” you will only see courses containing all, not some, of your selected Hub areas. (Example: Using “All,” and selecting Social Inquiry I and Ethical Reasoning will only show courses having both of these BU Hub areas.)
  • If you search by Hub area and select “Any,” you will see courses with any possible combination of your selected Hub areas. (Example: Using “Any,” and selecting Social Inquiry I and Ethical Reasoning will return courses having either or both of these BU Hub areas.)
  • Note: You can also visit the Hub Courses page of the BU Hub website to search for courses by Hub area.
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Abbreviation Glossary

Abbreviation Name
CAS College of Arts & Sciences
CFA College of Fine Arts
CGS College of General Studies
COM College of Communication
EGS College of Engineering and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
ENG College of Engineering
EOP Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP)
GMS Graduate Medical Sciences
GRS Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
HUB BU Hub general education program
KHC Questrom School of Business
LAW School of Law
MED School of Medicine
OTP Officer Training Program
PDP Physical Education Recreation and Dance
QST Questrom School of Business
SAR Sargent College
SDM Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
SED Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
SHA School of Hospitality Administration
SPH School of Public Health
SSW School of Social Work
STH School of Theology
XRG Cross Registration