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Graduate Guides

Sociology Department

The Boston College Sociology Department has three separate guides for its graduate students:

  1. The Guide to Graduate Study*, otherwise known as "The Blue Book," which lists all of our graduate program's formal rules and procedures.
  2. The Smart Guide to Getting Done*, an informal collection of tips for getting through a Boston College Sociology MA or Ph.D. degree.
  3. Guidelines for article-style area exams

New students will probably want to familiarize themselves with pages 2-9 in the Smart Guide and pages 3-11 of the Guide to Graduate Study before starting classes.


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*Please note: These files are Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) formatted files. To view them you will need the free Adobe Acrobat file reader.