Codes & Abbreviations

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

  • 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 Street
    BSC Biological Science Center 2 Cummington Street
    BUT BU Huntington Theatre 260-266 Huntington Avenue
    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
    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 Street
    EOP Center for English Language 890 Commonwealth Avenue
    ERA Engineering Research Annex 48 Cummington Street
    ERB Engineering Research Building 44 Cummington Street
    FLR Fuller Building 808 Commonwealth Avenue
    FOB Faculty Office Building (Alden Hall) 704 Commonwealth Avenue
    FRC Fitness and Recreation Center 915 Commonwealth Avenue
    GCB General Classroom Building 750 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
    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
    LAW Law School 765 Commonwealth Avenue
    LNG Modern Foreign Languages 718 Commonwealth Avenue
    LSE Life Science and Engineering Building 24 Cummington Street
    MAR Marsh Chapel 735 Commonwealth Avenue
    MCS Math & Computer Science 111 Cummington Street
    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 Street
    PSY Psychology 64-72-86 Cummington Street
    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 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 Street
    SMG School of Management 595 Commonwealth Avenue
    SOC Sociology 96-100 Cummington Street
    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
    UHC University Honors College 147 Bay State Road
  • Schools & Colleges

  • Course Numbers & Section Codes

    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

    Code

    Description

    A

    Session 1 courses (A1, A2, A3)

    B

    Session 2 courses (B1, B2, B3)

    C

    Twelve-week courses

    OL

    Online courses

    EL

    Blended courses (eLive)

    N or W North Campus courses
  • Department Codes