College of Arts & Sciences

Courses for Incoming Students

General Education courses are required for almost all BU students in degree plans that have mapped on to the Unified Core Curriculum. 

Unified Core Curriculum Common Course (15-hour) Bundle

Subject Course Number
Religion REL 1310
Religion REL 1350
Political Science PSC 2302
History HIS 1300
English ENG 2310

General Education Bundles

Bundle 1: Society, Theater, and C.S. Lewis (9-hour)
Type Subject Course Number
Social Science/Science Sociology SOC 1305
Less Reading-Intensive Theatre THEA 1306
More Reading-Intensive Philosophy PHI 1301
Bundle 2: The Mind, Mass Communication, and America (9-hour)
Type Subject Course Number
Social Science/Science Psychology PSY 1305
Less Reading-Intensive Film Digital Media/Journalism FDM 1303/JOU 1303
More Reading-Intensive History HIS 1300
Bundle 3: Anthropology, Professional Speaking, and American Literature (9-hour)
Type Subject Course Number
Social Science/Science Anthropology ANT 1305
Less Reading-Intensive Communication CSS 1302
More Reading-Intensive English ENG 2301
Bundle 4: Environmental Issues, Writing, and the U.S. Constitution (9-hour)
Type Subject Course Number
Social Science/Science Environmental Science
or
Geology
ENV 1301
or
GEO 1307
Less Reading-Intensive English ENG 1310
More Reading-Intensive Political Science PSC 2302
Bundle 5: Global Health, Logic, and Christian Scriptures (9-hour)
Type Subject Course Number
Social Science/Science Anthropology ANT 1325
Less Reading-Intensive Philosophy PHI 1306
More Reading-Intensive Religion REL 1310

Incoming Freshman Pre-Business General Education (9-hour) Bundle

Subject Course Number
English ENG 1310 (Summer 1Summer 2)
Mathematics MTH 1308 OR 1309 (TBD)
Religion REL 1310 (Summer 1Summer 2)

Health Related Programs 

Premedical Bundle (Medical Ethics Option)
Course Course Name
PHI 1309 Intro to Medical Ethics
ENG 1310 Writing and Academic Inquiry
STA 1380 Elementary Statistics
Premedical Bundle (Global Health Option)
Course Course Name
ANT 1325 Introduction to Global Health 
REL 1310 The Christian Scriptures
SPA 1301
OR
SPA 1302
Elementary Spanish
OR
Elementary Spanish
Premedical Bundle (Neuroscience Option)
Course Course Name
NSC 1306 Introduction to Neuroscience 
REL 1310 The Christian Scriptures
MTH 1321 Calculus I
Premedical Bundle (Psychology Option)
Course Course Name
PSY 1350 Psychological Sciences
REL 1350 The Christian Heritage 
MTH 1321 Calculus I
Premedical Bundle (Forensic Science Option)
Course Course Name
FORS 2357 Crime Scene Investigation
REL 1350 The Christian Heritage 
STA 1380 Elementary Statistics

A&S Students Cohorts

Beginning Foreign Language (6-hour) Bundles
Intermediate Foreign Language (6-hour) Bundles
Core Curriculum Sciences (7-hour) Bundles for A&S non-science majors
3 Rs—Reading, Writing, Arithmetic (9-hour) Bundle for Incoming A&S non-science majors
Subject Course Number
English ENG 2310 (Summer 1Summer 2)
English ENG 1310 (Summer 1 , Summer 2)
Mathematics MTH 1301 (Summer 1, Summer 2)
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