Boston University College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)
The College of Arts & Sciences Building
|Location||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) (formerly the College of Liberal Arts (CLA)) is Boston University's largest undergraduate school, offering Bachelor of Arts degrees in 23 different departments and 20 interdisciplinary programs. The programs are divided into four broad categories encompassing over 2,500 courses, including natural science, social science, humanities, and math & computer science. About half of the students at Boston University are enrolled through the College of Arts and Sciences, while almost all students take a few courses through the school during their academic career.
Boston University's CAS stresses a breadth of knowledge in addition to the deeper studies within a student's major. Because of this, students are required to complete general requirements which can be fulfilled in two ways. Students can choose to fulfill the general requirements through divisional studies or the Core Curriculum. The divisional studies track requires students to take two courses in each of the three divisions of which their major is not a part. Additionally, students must also complete a one year sequence in Boston University's writing program. The Core Curriculum consists of a series of eight courses that cover the general requirements as well as the University writing requirements. Finally, all students must display a proficiency in a foreign language (usually by completing a fourth semester course).
Boston University's CAS provides advising resources to undergraduates in pre-professional tracks, including Pre-Med and Pre-Law.
- College of Arts and Sciences Main Page
- College of Arts and Sciences Fact Sheet
- College of Arts and Sciences Departmental Listing
- "Boston University Information Center: College of Arts and Sciences". 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-10-07. Retrieved 2006-11-12.
- "Boston University College of Arts and Sciences". Retrieved 2006-11-12.