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Arts and Sciences Honors Program

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The Arts and Sciences Honors Program, one of the oldest in the country, provides a select group of undergraduates with a grounding in the classics of Western thought through a rigorous curriculum. It is marked by small classes, discussion seminars and close interpersonal contact between students and instructors who also act as academic advisors.

News and Events

Maria Ireland

Maria Ireland, A&S Honors Program '15, is serving as co-chair of the 2014 National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference, which brings together student leaders from all 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States to develop ideas, explore student issues, and build stronger leadership skills to better serve their institutions in the Jesuit tradition. The conference will be held at Boston College on July 23-27, 2014. 

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U.S. Youth Observer
Presidential Scholar Brooke Loughrin, A&S Honors Program '14, has been named the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations, part of a new effort to empower young voices on the global stage. U.S. Youth Observer Blog | Announcement release | Loughrin Profile Page

Fulbright Winners
Recent Arts and Sciences Honors Program graduates Kristen Canfield, Ryan Folio, Matthew Richey, Katherine Ruddy and Zachary Zimmerman, all class of 2012, were among this year's Boston College recipients of Fulbrights.

Fellowship and scholarship opportunities for undergraduates.


Arts and Culture

Tickets to the Arts
Consult the Honors Program Events Calendar for free tickets to Boston-area arts events.

Boston Symphony College Card
The Honors Program will underwrite 100% of a limited number BSO College Cards for Honors Program students. The College Card acts as a free ticket for many Orchestra's concerts.


Multimedia

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lectura dantis
Video from Front Row

Dante Alighieri's commedia is the culminating text of the first year of the Honors Program curriculum. Faculty, students and members of the University community gather three times each semester for a reading of a canto in Italian, followed by a lecture and discussion. One of the participants was Robert Pinsky.

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The Last Lecture
Video from Front Row

Mary Joe Hughes, adjunct professor, offers this "last lecture" in which she discusses thoughts prompted by the recent death of her husband.

Slideshow

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About 150 talented students from all over the country enter the Arts and Sciences Honors Program each year. Meet just a few of them. View slideshow

Honors Thesis

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In many cases seniors in the Arts and Sciences Honors Program will write senior theses, typically on a topic related to their majors. View 2013 theses

Places for undergrads to publish their scholarly work

Elements
The Undergraduate Research Journal of Boston College.

Dianoia
The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Boston College. Questions?

Al-Noor
The Boston College Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Journal.

Agora
Journal for Undergraduate Scholarly Papers.