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Course Selection Guide

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Prospective students often call asking two important questions. First, which courses they should be taking at their current institutions to increase their chances of acceptance to B.C. Second, which courses would most likely be accepted for credit if they are admitted and choose to enroll at Boston College. The following guides are intended to help students interested in transferring to B.C. choose their courses at other institutions. In order for courses to be accepted they must be equal in depth and breadth to courses taught at B.C. and a grade of C or better must be achieved. Students who follow these guides will likely maximize their transferable credits if accepted.

Course descriptions for all B.C. courses can be found in the University Catalog on the B.C. website.


Please note that you must select one of the four undergraduate divisions below when applying to Boston College.

Majors in the College of Arts and Sciences

     

Concentrations in the Carroll School of Management

   

majors in the Lynch School of Education

   

Connell School of Nursing Majors
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COURSE SELECTION GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Due to the rigorous liberal arts core curriculum at Boston College, it is strongly recommended that students take the following courses in their first year and second year if they wish to apply to transfer to BC.

Applicants to the College of Arts and Sciences after their first year should have completed 10 courses, which include:

Arts and Sciences First Year Course Selection Guide
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Second Year
Students applying for transfer admission after their second year should have completed an additional ten courses in the following:

Second Year Course Selection Guide for Arts and Sciences
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COURSE SELECTION GUIDE FOR THE CARROLL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

In addition to the University Core, the Carroll School of Management has its own core which students must complete. Students applying to the Carroll School of Management should have completed the following courses:

CSOM Course Selection Guide - First Year

   

CSOM Course Selection Guide - Second Year
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COURSE SELECTION GUIDE FOR THE LYNCH SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Boston College does not recommend that students apply to the Lynch School of Education later than after their first year of study at another college or university due to the specialized curricula students are expected to follow in this school. Students who have completed more than one year at another college or university should note that it will likely take at least two to three years to complete the LSOE requirements. In our experience, students who transfer after two years will lose time.

LSOE First Year Course Selection Guide
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COURSE SELECTION GUIDE FOR THE CONNELL SCHOOL OF NURSING

Boston College does not recommend that students apply to the Connell School of Nursing later than after their first year of study at another college or university due to the specialized curricula students are expected to follow in this school.

All students entering the Connell School of Nursing will enroll as first semester sophomores and will take 3 additional years (6 semesters) to complete the BSN.

Students applying to the Connell School of Nursing should have completed the following coursework prior to applying. Boston College is very cautious when accepting nursing credits from other colleges and universities.

For students who have completed a BS or BA program prior to applying and have all of the coursework listed below, it will take 3 years to complete our program. For any coursework that is specific to nursing, students must submit course syllabi to the Office of Undergraduate Admission in order for their work to be evaluated.

First Year Course Selection Guide for Prospective Applicants - CSON
Anatomy and Physiology
Two (2) courses: 6 credits (2 semesters) of Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 with lab
Life Science or General Chemistry 1                            One (1) course: 3 credits (1 semester) of Life Science or General Chemisty 1 with lab
Statistics for Health Sciences
One (1) course: 3 credits (1 semester) of Principles of Statistics of Health Sciences or equivalent (see BC Catalog for description.
Other Five (5) courses of any university core or elective courses of your choice from any discipline at BC. We strongly suggest English Writing and English Literature, Social Sciences, European or World History.