Codes & Abbreviations

Expand the following sections for information about codes commonly used at Boston University Summer Term.

  • Boston University Building Abbreviations
    Abbreviation Description Address
    AAS African-American Studies 138 Mountfort Street
    ASC African Studies Center 264-270 Bay State Road, 4th Floor
    BRB Biology Research Building 5 Cummington Mall
    BSC Biological Science Center 2 Cummington Mall
    CAD Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders 648 Beacon Street
    CAS College of Arts and Sciences 685-725 Commonwealth Avenue
    CFA College of Fine Arts 855 Commonwealth Avenue
    CGS College of General Studies 871 Commonwealth Avenue
    CILSE Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering 610 Commonwealth Avenue
    CNS Cognitive and Neural Systems 677 Beacon Street
    COM College of Communication 640 Commonwealth Avenue
    CRW Crew Boathouse 619 Memorial Drive
    CSE Case Physical Education Center 285 Babcock Street
    EGL English Faculty Offices 236 Bay State Road
    EIB Editorial Institute Building 143 Bay State Road
    EIL Eilberg Lounge (Case Center) 285 Babcock Street
    EMA Engineering Manufacturing Annex 730 Commonwealth Avenue
    EMB Engineering Manufacturing Building 15 St. Mary's Street
    ENG College of Engineering 110-112 Cummington Mall
    EOP Center for English Language 890 Commonwealth Avenue
    EPC Engineering Product Innovation Center - EPIC 750 Commonwealth Avenue
    ERA Engineering Research Annex 48 Cummington Mall
    ERB Engineering Research Building 44 Cummington Mall
    FLR Fuller Building 808 Commonwealth Avenue
    FOB Faculty Office Building (Alden Hall) 704 Commonwealth Avenue
    FRC Fitness and Recreation Center 915 Commonwealth Avenue
    GMS Graduate Medical Sciences 715 Albany Street
    GRS Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 705 Commonwealth Avenue
    GSU George Sherman Union 775 Commonwealth Avenue
    HAR Rafik B. Hariri Building (Questrom School of Business) 595 Commonwealth Avenue
    HIS History and American Studies Departments 226 Bay State Road
    IEC International Education Center 888 Commonwealth Avenue
    IRB International Relations Building 154 Bay State Road
    IRC International Relations Center 152 Bay State Road
    JSC CAS Judaic Studies Center 147 Bay State Road
    KCB Kenmore Classroom Building 565 Commonweatlh Avenue
    KHC Kilachand Honors College 147 Bay State Road
    LAW Law School 765 Commonwealth Avenue
    LNG Romance Studies, Modern Foreign Languages 718 Commonwealth Avenue
    LSE Life Science and Engineering Building 24 Cummington Mall
    MAR Marsh Chapel 735 Commonwealth Avenue
    MCS Math & Computer Science 111 Cummington Mall
    MED School of Medicine 715 Albany Street
    MET Metropolitan College 755 Commonwealth Avenue
    MOR Morse Auditorium 602 Commonwealth Avenue
    MUG Mugar Memorial Library 771 Commonwealth Avenue
    PDP Physical Development Program 915 Commonwealth Avenue
    PHO Photonics Building 6-8 St. Mary's Street
    PLS Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science 232 Bay State Road
    PRB Physics Research Building 3 Cummington Mall
    PSY Psychological and Brain Sciences 64-72-86 Cummington Mall
    PTH Playwrights' Theatre 949 Commonwealth Avenue
    REL CAS Religion 145 Bay State Road
    SAC Sargent Activities Center 1 University Road
    SAL Sailing Docks Charles River Behind BU Bridge
    SAR College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College) 635 Commonwealth Avenue
    SCI Science Center 590-596 Commonwealth Avenue
    SDM Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 100 East Newton Street
    SEA School of Education Annex 621 Commonwealth Avenue
    SED School of Education 2 Sherborn Street
    SHA School of Hospitality Administration 928 Commonwealth Avenue
    SLB Science Library Building 30-38 Cummington Mall
    SOC Sociology 96-100 Cummington Mall
    SPH School of Public Health 715 Albany Street
    SSW School of Social Work 264-270 Bay State Road
    STH School of Theology 745 Commonwealth Avenue
    STO Stone Science Building 675 Commonwealth Avenue
    TTC Track and Tennis Center 100 Ashford Street
    YAW Yawkey Center for Student Services 100 Bay State Road
  • Schools & Colleges in Summer Term
    Code BU School or College
    CAS College of Arts & Sciences
    CFA College of Fine Arts
    CGS College of General Studies
    COMCollege of Communication
    ENGCollege of Engineering
    GMSGraduate Medical Sciences
    GRSGraduate School of Arts & Sciences
    METMetropolitan College
    QST Questrom School of Business
    SARCollege of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)
    SEDSchool of Education
    SHASchool of Hospitality Administration
    SSWSchool of Social Work
    STHSchool of Theology
  • Course Numbers & Section Codes
    Course Number Level
    000-099 Non-degree credit
    100-199 Introductory or general undergraduate
    200-299 Intermediate undergraduate
    300-499 Advanced undergraduate
    500-699 Advanced undergraduate, graduate
    700-799 General graduate
    800-899 Advanced graduate
    900-999 Advanced graduate, directed study and research
    Section Code Description
    A Session 1 courses (A1, A2, A3)
    B Session 2 courses (B1, B2, B3)
    C Twelve-week courses
    O Online courses (OL, O1, O2)
    EL Blended courses (eLive)
  • Department Codes in Summer Term
    Code College Title
    AA CAS African American Studies
    AC QST Accounting
    AC MET Accounting
    AD MET Administrative Studies
    AH CAS Art History
    AM CAS American Studies
    AN CAS Anthropology
    AP SED Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
    AR CAS Archaeology
    AR CFA Visual Arts
    AR MET Arts Administration
    AS CAS Astronomy
    AT MET Actuarial Science
    AT SAR Athletic Training
    BI CAS Biology
    BI SED Literacy & Language Education
    CE SED Literacy & Language Education
    CH CAS Chemistry
    CJ MET Criminal Justice
    CL CAS Classical Studies
    CM COM Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations
    CM MET Advertising
    CO COM Writing Program
    CP SSW Social Work
    CS CAS Computer Science
    CS MET Computer Science & Information Technology
    CT SED Curriculum & Teaching
    DE SED Literacy & Language Education
    EC CAS Economics
    EC ENG Electrical and Computer Engineering
    EC SED Curriculum & Teaching
    ED SED Education
    EK ENG Engineering
    EM SED Curriculum & Teaching
    EN CAS English
    ER PDP Emergency Medical Technician
    ES CAS Earth Science
    ES QST Executive Skills
    FE QST Finance and Economics
    FT COM Film and Television
    GE CAS Geography
    HB SSW Social Work
    HE SED Curriculum & Teaching
    HF SHA Hospitality Administration
    HI CAS History
    HI MET History
    HS SAR Health Science
    IM QST Business Policy and Law
    IR CAS International Relations
    IS QST Information Systems
    JO COM Journalism
    LA QST Business Policy and Law
    LC CAS Chinese
    LD CAS African Languages
    LC SED Literacy & Language Education
    LF CAS French
    LG CAS German
    LI CAS Italian
    LJ CAS Japanese
    LK CAS Korean
    LR CAS Russian
    LR SED Literacy & Language Education
    LS CAS Spanish
    LS SED Literacy & Language Education
    LX CAS Linguistics
    LY CAS Arabic
    MA CAS Mathematics and Statistics
    MA MET Mathematics
    ME ENG Mechanical Engineering
    ME SED Curriculum & Teaching
    MG MET Management
    MG QST Strategy and Innovation
    MK QST Marketing
    ML MET Gastronomy
    MU CAS Music
    MU CFA Music
    ME CFA Music Education
    MH CFA Music History
    ML CFA Applied Music
    MP CFA Music Performance
    MT CFA Music Theory
    NE CAS Neuroscience
    OB QST Organizational Behavior
    OM QST Operations and Technology Management
    PE SED Physical Education
    PH CAS Philosophy
    PO CAS Political Science
    PS CAS Psychological & Brain Studies
    PS MET Psychology
    PT SAR Physical Therapy
    PY CAS Physics
    QM QST Operations and Technology Management
    RN CAS Religion
    RS SED Literacy & Language Education
    SE SED Curriculum & Teaching
    SH SAR Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
    SM QST Management
    SO CAS Sociology
    SO MET Sociology
    SO SED Curriculum & Teaching
    SP QST Business Policy and Law
    SR SSW Social Work
    TC STH Theology
    TH CFA Theater
    TO STH Theology
    UA MET Urban Affairs
    WP SSW Social Work
    WR CAS Writing Program
    WS CAS Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
    XL CAS Comparative Literature