The Semester Online consortium includes Boston College, Brandeis University, Emory University, Northwestern University, Notre Dame University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, Washington University in St. Louis, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of Melbourne.
Boston College sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 who are full-time day students are eligible to participate and can apply one Semester Online course toward their BC degree. Any such course will count as an elective and cannot be used toward core, major, or minor requirements. At this time, there is no additional cost for taking a Semester Online course during the academic year. (A student taking a course during the summer is responsible for Semester Online tuition and fees.)
To take a course offered through Semester Online, visit semesteronline.org for information about course offerings, the admissions application, and deadlines. As part of the application process, students must fill out a Student Petition for Semester Online Enrollment form and obtain the signature of their Academic Dean. Students may also download a PDF outlining the application process for Semester Online courses.
Semester Online courses are intended to supplement the existing Boston College curriculum and provide BC students with access to courses taught by faculty at other leading institutions. In general, a student should select a Semester Online course that does not duplicate a course offered at BC, and a student participating in study abroad should not take a Semester Online course at the same time. However, exceptions may be made by the student's Academic Dean if the Dean determines that the student's planned program of study does not permit him or her to take the BC course when it is being offered on campus.
Boston College students must complete the application and approval process for Spring 2014 courses no later than November 22, 2013.
|Course Title||School||Credit Hours|
|Psychological and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Health||Brandeis University||3.0|
|The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: Then and Now||Brandeis University||3.0|
|Baseball and American Culture||Emory University||3.0|
|Drugs and Behavior||Emory University||3.0|
|Power, Politics, and Religion in America||Emory University||3.0|
|Differential Equations for Engineers and Scientists||Northwestern University||3.0|
|Electronics Out of the Box||Northwestern University||3.0|
|Financial Accounting and Reporting||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||3.0|
|Introductory Finance||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||3.0|
|Leading and Managing||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||3.0|
|Marketing: Core Concepts and Tools||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||3.0|
|Strategic Management||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||3.0|
|Shakespeare and Film||University of Notre Dame||3.0|
|Bioethics||Wake Forest University||3.0|
|Critical Earth Issues||Washington University in St. Louis||3.0|
|Environmental and Energy Policies||Washington University in St. Louis||3.0|
|Introduction to Psychology||Washington University in St. Louis||3.0|
|Ireland in Rebellion||Trinity College Dublin||3.0|
|Classical Mythology||University of Melbourne||3.0|