Special Conditions and Specific Requirements
Courses transferred in from other institutions can be used to fulfill Major Requirements at Boston College. Some courses for individual majors must be taken at Boston College, regardless of whether or not they were taken at a previous institution. Students should refer to the individual department sites for more information about specific requirements.
In most instances, courses are evaluated first by the Office of Transfer Admission to determine their admissibility under Boston College's credit evaluation system. Acceptable courses that could potentially be used to fulfill major requirements generally must be evaluated ("slotted") by individual departments. This process takes place after admission and continues throughout a student's advising period.
Students who matriculate to Boston College should arrange to provide course descriptions and/or course syllabi to the Office of Transfer Admission and/or individual academic departments if requested to do so. This will enable administrative staff and faculty to make fair and timely decisions, thus making one's transition to Boston College that much smoother.
The College of Arts & Sciences
- Students in the College of Arts & Sciences must complete 96 of 120 credits in liberal arts areas.
- They must also meet a foreign-language requirement.
- Application to this program of study is only open to students who are applying to begin their sophomore year. Applicants who have completed more than one year (2 semesters) of full-time study at another institution can not apply for the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental program of study at Boston College.
- Because our Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Committee requires that at least half of the required courses for entrance to medical school (2 biology, 4 chemistry, 2 physics, 2 math, and 2 English) be taken at Boston College, students who have been enrolled elsewhere for more than one year will have completed too much coursework to be considered for our program.
Founded in 1863, the College of Arts & Sciences offers a broad-based, liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition. Major concentrations are focused in the Humanities, the Fine and Performing Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences.
The Carroll School of Management
- The Carroll School of Management (CSOM) is accredited by AACSB International (The Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business). Students from sending institutions that do not hold the same professional accreditation may transfer only Accounting I and II, Macro and Micro Economic Principles, Business Law I, Statistics I, and Computer Science credits.
- There is a foreign-language requirement for CSOM students.
- The Admission Committee looks for candidates with strong math backgrounds when considering applicants to the CSOM.
The Connell School of Nursing
- Candidates for the Connell School of Nursing should have completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II and General Chemistry prior to applying.
- Transferred courses may be used to fulfill Boston College Core Requirements, the pre-nursing sciences (including Microbiology) and up to three electives.
- Courses in the nursing major, including clinical components, are generally not transferrable.
Founded at the behest of Cardinal Cushing, who believed nurses should be educated in a Jesuit institution, the Connell School of Nursing furthers this vision by offering undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and continuing education programs rooted in an ethical perspective.
The Lynch School of Education
- Lynch School of Education students complement their certification with an interdisciplinary major in the College of Arts & Sciences.
- Students seeking double majors may be required to spend an extra semester to complete student teaching and state certification requirements in both fields.
- Students transferring from programs of study that did not specialize in education may lose time toward graduation because of course prerequisites and practicum requirements in the Lynch School of Education.