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Core Curriculum Courses

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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
  • One course in Literature - Classics, English, Germanic Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures, Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
  • One course in Mathematics
  • Two courses in Natural Science - Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 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

Certain summer courses offered through the Office of International Programs (OIP) may count towards Core requirements. For further information please refer to their web site.