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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Bachelor of Arts

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About the Program

The Woods College of Advancing Studies offers the atmosphere of a small college within the environment of a large university. The professional staff at the Woods College has experience helping students arrange a realistic program of study, one that combines work responsibilities with educational goals.

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Students receive personal attention while enjoying access to the many resources of Boston College. A flexible admission process coupled with academic advising allows a student to select the most appropriate program based on individual needs. Courses are ordinarily scheduled between the hours of 6:00 and 10:00pm although Saturday courses are also available.


The Bachelor of Arts Program prepares students to address and master the challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world. A flexible, broad-based liberal arts curriculum which includes core requirements permits registrants to choose courses and programs of study reflecting individual interests and varied career objectives. The curriculum offers intensive work and a degree of disciplined mastering in one of 14 major areas. 
*Please note students enrolled in the BA program at the Woods College are not eligible for on-campus housing, but may explore off-campus options through our Office of Off-Campus Housing.



The Woods College offers an affordable BA option.  Tuition for the 2017-2018 year is $1900/course (4 credits) or $475/credit; summer: $2412/course (3 credits) - $804/credit; If the majority of courses are taken during academic year (for example 108 credits over fall and spring and 12 credits in summer, degree could cost $60-65K*).

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*Approximate due to standard annual tuition increase.


Program or Application Questions?

Contact an Admissions Representative today with questions:

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