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University Core Curriculum

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The following courses comprise the Core Curriculum and are required for all students entering Boston College:

  • One course in Arts
    Fine Arts, Music, Theatre
  • One course in Cultural Diversity
    The Cultural Diversity requirement may be fulfilled by an appropriate course taken to fulfill another core requirement, a major requirement, or an elective.
  • Two courses in History
    Modern History
  • One course in Literature
    Classics, English, Germanic Studies, Romance Language and Literatures, Slavic and Eastern Languages & Literatures
  • One course in Mathematics
  • Two courses in Natural Science
    Biology, Chemistry, Geology-Geophysics, Physics
  • Two courses in Philosophy
  • Two courses in Social Science
    Psychology in Education, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
  • Two courses in Theology
  • One course in Writing