Carroll School Curriculum
The following course categories comprise the Boston College University Core Curriculum and are required of all undergraduates entering Boston College. Visit the on-line University Course Catalog for the most current course offerings.
- 1 course in Arts (Fine Arts, Music, Theatre)
- 1 course in Cultural Diversity (this requirement may be fulfilled by an appropriate course taken to fulfill another core requirement, a major requirement, or an elective)
- 2 courses in History (Modern History)
- 1 course in Literature (Classics, English, Germanic Studies, Romance Language and Literatures, Slavic and Eastern Languages)
- 1 course in Mathematics (fulfilled by MT 100 Calculus for Carroll School students)
- 2 courses in Natural Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geology-Geophysics, Physics)
- 2 courses in Philosophy
- 2 courses in Social Science (fulfilled by EC 131 Microeconomics and EC 132 Macroeconomics for Carroll School students)
- 2 courses in Theology
- 1 course in Writing
NOTE: Single courses are one semester in length.
The following courses are required of Carroll School students in the class of 2015 and prior years. Each item lists the best time to take the course.
Students in the class of 2016 are required to take the classes listed below but should note the changes that result from the new Carroll School curriculum.
- 1 MH 100 Portico (first semester freshman year)
- 1 EC 131 Principles of Microeconomics (freshman or sophomore)
- 1 EC 132 Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman or sophomore)
- 1 MD 135 Statistics (freshman) Formerly EC 151
- 1 MI 021 Computers in Management (freshman or sophomore)
- 1 MA 021 Financial Accounting (sophomore)
- 1 MA 022 Managerial Accounting (sophomore)
- 1 MD 235 Math for Management Science (sophomore) For students in the class of 2016 and following years, please see the new curriculum requirements for other options on satisfying this requirement.
- 1 MJ 021 Introduction to Law (sophomore or junior)
- 1 MB 021 Organizational Behavior (sophomore or junior)
- 1 MD 021 Operations Management (junior)
- 1 MF 021 Basic Finance (junior)
- 1 MK 021 Principles of Marketing (junior)
- 1 MB 099 Strategic Management (Formerly called MD 099 Strategy and Policy) (senior)
- 4-6 CSOM concentration courses (junior, senior)
- Electives (For the classes of 2014 and 2015, 9 credits of electives must be completed within the College of Arts & Sciences. For the classes of 2016 and 2017, 12 credits of electives must be in Arts & Sciences.)
With the exception of MB099 Strategic Management, all Carroll School requirements should be completed by the end of the junior year. Students who have transferred, who have done a semester or year abroad, or who have had deficiencies may have to modify their schedules somewhat.
Prerequisites listed in course descriptions must be met.
While the bulk of university and Carroll School requirements remain identical to those for preceding classes, the following changes apply.
1. All students must take at least four Arts and Sciences electives (12 credits.) AP credits may not be used to meet this requirement.
2. All students must complete, either via AP or course work, one course in Calculus. A second Math course must be taken at BC and be chosen from among a “bucket” that includes Math for Management, Calculus II, Multivariate Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Econometric Methods. All CSOM students must take at least one math course at BC.
3. A student pursuing a minor in Arts and Sciences may elect to eliminate one of the CSOM core management courses, if this is necessary to complete the minor. Selection of the eliminated course must be done with advising from the Associate Dean’s office. No one may eliminate Portico, Financial Accounting, Statistics, Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Principles.
4. A student pursuing a major in Arts and Sciences may elect to eliminate two of the CSOM core management courses, if this is necessary to complete the major. Selection of the eliminated courses must be done with advising from the Associate Dean’s office. No one may eliminate Portico, Financial Accounting, Statistics, Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Principles.
Students should consult with the Associate Dean's office with any questions regarding the curriculum or graduation requirements.