Course Descriptions | Office of the University Registrar

Current course descriptions may be viewed in the Class Schedule. Search by college, department, and course number; or by instructor name, course subject, meeting time, or online status. A class subject/keyword search is also available.

Current students may print course descriptions from the Student Link (Academics/Classes option).

Course descriptions as of the 2010/2011 academic year can be found online through Bulletin Archives.  Select the school/college of the course, the academic year, Courses option. You will be able to view course descriptions for each course that was offered by each department within a college.

Course descriptions prior to 2010 are not available online. If you require course descriptions prior to 2010, please submit a request to the Office of the Registrar at Please allow 5-7 business days for the processing of course description requests.

There is no charge for course description requests.

Please include the following information in your request.

  • Course name and number, and the year it was taken (or indicate the request is for all Boston University courses completed)
  • Full name, including any former names
  • BU ID number
  • Date of birth
  • BU School/ College attended
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degree(s) awarded, if any
  • Daytime phone number
  • Email and mailing address