- Using Windows? ITS (Information Technology Services) recommends that you have both Firefox and Internet Explorer installed, as some websites require you to use Internet Explorer to have full access to their content.
- Using a Mac? ITS recommends that you use Safari and/or Firefox.
Learn more about web browsers @ BC.
Firefox empowers you to browse the web fast, safely, and efficiently. ITS recommends Firefox as the primary web browser for faculty, staff, and students. Learn why ITS recommends Firefox over Internet Explorer.
Google Chrome is a popular browser on campus. While it is not recommended for BC-specific web applications, it can be used for general web browsing for most websites.
Internet Explorer (IE)
Browse the web using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, the built-in web browser for Windows.
- Note: For security reasons, ITS recommends that you use a web browser other than Internet Explorer (IE), however IE is still required for some applications at Boston College and other sites on the web. Learn why ITS recommends Firefox over Internet Explorer.
- Learn which versions of IE are recommended @ BC.
Browse the web using Safari, the built-in web browser for Macs.