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academic departments and programs

Founded in 1863, the College of Arts and 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 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers more than 60 advanced degrees in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum across the disciplines, faculty and students collaborate on vital research projects through a number of University supported research centers and institutes.

The Carroll School provides undergraduate and graduate management education attuned to the needs of today's global business environment.

Founded at the behest of Cardinal Cushing who believed that 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.

Founded in 1929, the Boston College Law School strives to teach students the highest professional skills within a framework of justice and public service.

Boston College's Lynch School of Education endeavors to improve the human condition through education. We pursue this goal through excellence and ethics in teaching, research, and service.

A global leader in innovative social work education, the Graduate School of Social Work offers MSW and PhD degree programs. Founded on a commitment to social justice, the school’s rigorous, experience-based academic programs prepare graduates to assist and empower members of society.

The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, founded in 2008, is an international theological center serving the needs of the church and the world in the twenty-first century.  Through rigorous academic and ministerial formation, STM prepares Jesuits and other religious for priesthood and consecrated life, as well as lay women and men for a diversity of ministries throughout the world.

Offering the atmosphere of a small setting within the resources of a large University, the Woods College of Advancing Studies offers full- and part-time study leading to both bachelor's and master's degrees. Students are supported by an inclusive spirit that aids them in balancing career, family, and academic and social opportunities.