Seven strategic directions

  1. Commit Boston College to becoming the leader in liberal arts education among American universities.

  2. Develop and implement a student formation program that will be a contemporary model for colleges and universities committed to student formation.

  3. Identify and support selected research commitments that will achieve excellence and distinction in addressing urgent societal problems.

  4. Identify and commit targeted resources to selected natural science emphases that will establish Boston College as among the leaders in these areas.

  5. Build on the strengths and reputations of Boston College professional schools to establish leadership in critical professional areas.

  6. Become a significant intellectual and cultural crossroads by leveraging Boston College’s international resources and partnerships and its Jesuit and Catholic networks.

  7. Commit Boston College to becoming the world’s leading Catholic university and theological center.