Woods College of Advancing Studies

The James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies offers both full and part-time study to undergraduate and graduate students from widely differing backgrounds and preparations who wish to maximize their experiences and master the skills necessary to advance their future.

Boston College fosters in its students rigorous intellectual development coupled with religious, ethical, and personal formation in order to prepare them for citizenship, service, and leadership in a global society.

Within the context of the Boston College environment, James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies promotes the care and attention to the human person that is the hallmark of Jesuit education while faculty and students engage in scholarship that enriches the culture and addresses important societal needs.

Undergraduate Programs

The James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies offers the atmosphere of a small college within the environment of a large university. The professional staff at the James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies has experience helping students arrange a realistic program of study, one that combines work responsibilities with educational goals. Students receive personal attention while enjoying access to the many resources of Boston College. A flexible admission process coupled with academic advising allows a student to select the most appropriate major based on individual needs. Courses are ordinarily scheduled between the hours of 6:15–9:35 p.m. on weekdays, with online and hybrid courses also available.

Bachelor of Arts Program

The Bachelor of Arts program prepares students to address and master the challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world. A broad-based and robust liberal arts curriculum, which includes core requirements, permits students to choose courses and majors reflecting individual interests and varied career objectives. The curriculum offers intensive work and a degree of disciplined mastery in a major area.

Degree Requirements and Core Curriculum

A distinguishing characteristic of liberal arts education is a required core curriculum. The Bachelor of Arts programs require the following core courses:

  • The Examined Life
  • Woods College Formative Seminar
  • 2 English courses:
    • College Writing
    • Literary Works or other core literature course
  • 2 Philosophy courses (one of which should be an Ethics course)
  • 2 Theology courses
  • 2 Social Science courses
  • 2 History courses (1 must be non-Western)
  • 1 Quantitative Reasoning course
  • 1 Natural Science course
  • 1 Arts course
  • 1 Cultural Diversity Course
  • The Purposeful Life
     

Degree candidates must fulfill all core curriculum and major requirements as part of earning the minimum of 120 credits. Students are required to achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 1.67 to be eligible to graduate.

Admission as a transfer student is also available. A minimum of 60 credits must be completed at Boston College to satisfy residency. A maximum of 60 credits may be transferred into a student’s program from regionally accredited institutions. Courses with an earned grade of C or better will be accepted in transfer. A minimum of three semester hours is required for a transferred course to satisfy a program requirement.

Current Boston College students transferring to the Woods College of Advancing Studies must submit a Woods College Bachelor of Arts Degree Application at bc.edu/woodsapply.

The following conditions will apply to all transfers of credit from any other Boston College school into the Woods College of Advancing Studies:

  • All courses taken at any other school within Boston College and the GPA earned will transfer to the Woods College of Advancing Studies.
  • All incoming credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine applicability within the program of study the student chooses to pursue at Woods College of Advancing Studies.
  • A minimum of 12 credits (equivalent to one full-time semester of study) will be required to be taken at Woods College of Advancing Studies.
     

For students in a degree program at Woods College, the maximum course load is three per semester. Authorization for one additional course will be given only if a student has completed three courses, each with a grade of B or better, in the previous semester.

Undergraduate Admission

Applications for admission may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis during the academic year. The following documentation is required:

  • Completed online application form;
  • Official transcripts from high school and colleges previously attended;
  • Two essays (requirements are found on the application);
  • Optional SAT, PSAT, or similar standardized test results if the student graduated from high school less than four years previously;
  • Two letters of recommendation (if four years or less from high school, request one from a guidance counselor or, for students whose high school graduation is greater than four years, letters may be from professional or academic recommenders); and
  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency with an IELTS score of 6.5–7.5 or TOEFFL score of 90–100.
     

Degree Programs and Certificates

Woods College offers the following undergraduate majors:

  • Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
    • English (ALA Concentration)
    • History (ALA Concentration)
    • Interdisciplinary Studies (ALA Concentration)
    • Philosophy (ALA Concentration)
    • Political Science (ALA Concentration)
    • Sociology (ALA Concentration)
  • Communication
  • Corporate Systems
  • Criminal and Social Justice
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Natural Sciences
  • Psychology
     

Woods College offers undergraduate-level certificates in the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sustainability

Applied Liberal Arts (ALA) helps clarify connections between your education and your life, your job, and your future. The critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and cultural literacy skills valued by today’s employers are hallmarks of a liberal arts education. Our program also provides courses in high-demand workplace essentials such as project management, data visualization and analysis, design thinking, and conflict resolution.

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Applied Liberal Arts Concentrations

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B.A., Communication

Acquire an in-depth understanding of the many ways communication affects—and is affected by—modern societies. Ranging in focus from interpersonal communication to how advertisers, political campaigns, and the media employ mass communication, this major equips you to analyze information across several facets of life.

Core Curriculum

A distinguishing characteristic of liberal arts education is a required core curriculum. The Bachelor of Arts programs require the following core courses:

  • The Examined Life
  • Woods College Formative Seminar
  • 2 English courses:
    • College Writing
    • Literary Works or other core literature course
  • 2 Philosophy courses (one of which should be an Ethics course)
  • 2 Theology courses
  • 2 Social Science courses
  • 2 History courses (1 must be non-Western)
  • 1 Quantitative Reasoning course
  • 1 Natural Science course
  • 1 Arts course
  • 1 Cultural Diversity Course
  • The Purposeful Life
     

Major Requirements

Requirements for Major:

  • ADBM2235 Principles of Advertising
  • ADBM3300 Advanced Advertising
  • ADCO1005 Introduction to Communication
  • ADCO1020 Survey of Mass Communication
  • ADCO5041 Persuasive Communication
  • ADPS1153 Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Communication electives: select 2 courses
     

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the program, students will be able to bring theories of interpersonal, relationship, group, and organizational communication to bear on the analysis of social phenomena.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to bring theories of mass communication to bear on the analysis of the media.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to apply social scientific research methods to particular case studies.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to make informed ethical judgments concerning the role of mass communication in society.

B.A., Corporate Systems

Obtain both practical and theoretical tools to excel in the ever-evolving world of business. With an emphasis on financial analysis, computing, and other skills, this major equips you to understand how corporations work and economic forces shape the global marketplace.

Students graduate from the program ready to step forward as socially responsible, ethically oriented business leaders. Students graduate having learned the foundations of data collection and analysis, industry standard business software, how to communicate effectively in presentations, meetings, and more, and the principles of ethical decision-making in a business context.

Core Curriculum

A distinguishing characteristic of liberal arts education is a required core curriculum. The Bachelor of Arts programs require the following core courses:

  • The Examined Life
  • Woods College Formative Seminar
  • 2 English courses:
    • College Writing
    • Literary Works or other core literature course
  • 2 Philosophy courses (one of which should be an Ethics course)
  • 2 Theology courses
  • 2 Social Science courses
  • 2 History courses (1 must be non-Western)
  • 1 Quantitative Reasoning course
  • 1 Natural Science course
  • 1 Arts course
  • 1 Cultural Diversity Course
  • The Purposeful Life
     

Major Requirements

Requirements for Major:

  • ADAC5000 Accounting and Financial Analysis I (or Financial Accounting)
  • ADBM1052 Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • ADBM1430 Corporate Communication
  • ADBM4300 Business Ethics
  • ADEC1131 Principles of Economics: Micro
  • ADEC1132 Principles of Economics: Macro
  • ADEC/ADMT Elem Econ Statistics (or Math Statistics)
  • ADIT Collaborative Computing (any IT course)
  • ADSY1140 Research: Techniques and Processes
  • ADSY5001 Leadership and Innovation
     

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the program, students will be able to apply basic principles of data collection and analysis to particular research problems.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to skillfully use industry standard business software.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to bring major theories of management to bear on the analysis of organizational structure and dynamics.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate effectively in letters, memos, email, reports, proposals, resumes, meetings, and presentations.
  • At the end of the program, students will be to apply principles of ethical decision making in a business context.

B.A., Criminal and Social Justice

Explore the social, economic, and psychological factors of criminal behavior and understand how criminal justice operates in modern society. You’ll also assess political, legal, and judicial institutions and the ethical issues surrounding criminality and punishment.

Students graduate understanding the processes through which criminal laws are made and enforced, the major theories of criminality, and the economic and psychological factors that underpin criminal behavior. They’ll apply social scientific research methods to particular case studies while honing their written and spoken communication skills.

Core Curriculum

A distinguishing characteristic of liberal arts education is a required core curriculum. The Bachelor of Arts programs require the following core courses:

  • The Examined Life
  • Woods College Formative Seminar
  • 2 English courses:
    • College Writing
    • Literary Works or other core literature course
  • 2 Philosophy courses (one of which should be an Ethics course)
  • 2 Theology courses
  • 2 Social Science courses
  • 2 History courses (1 must be non-Western)
  • 1 Quantitative Reasoning course
  • 1 Natural Science course
  • 1 Arts course
  • 1 Cultural Diversity Course
  • The Purposeful Life
     

Major Requirements

Requirements for Major:

  • ADPS1153 Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • ADCJ1001 Introduction to Criminology
  • ADCJ3010 Criminal Law
  • ADLA3001 Criminal Justice
  • ADSO1365 Law and Society
  • Select 1 course on Violence in Society:
    • ADPS1119/ADPS1202
  • Select 1 course on Deviance:
    • ADSO1130/ADSO1121/ADSO1122
  • Additional electives: Select 4 courses (2 Law courses and 2 upper-level sociology and/or psychology courses).
     

Two courses can possibly be fulfilled by the social science core in consultation with your advisor.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the program, students will understand the processes through which criminal laws are made and enforced.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to bring major theories of criminality to bear on the analysis of criminal behavior.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to apply social scientific research methods to particular case studies.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to articulate the ethical issues surrounding criminality and punishment.

B.A., Economics

Want to understand how consumers and businesses alike behave? For students aspiring to master the theory and practical skills central to our market-driven world, our program provides a 360-degree understanding of economic dynamics in modern societies.

Students aiming to become bankers, business managers, market researchers, budget analysts, or others working in careers where they need to know the intricacies of economies will be well-suited for success with this degree. Students learn to differentiate between market structures and analyze case studies using theories of economic growth, unemployment, and inflation.

Core Curriculum

A distinguishing characteristic of liberal arts education is a required core curriculum. The Bachelor of Arts programs require the following core courses:

  • The Examined Life
  • Woods College Formative Seminar
  • 2 English courses:
    • College Writing
    • Literary Works or other core literature course
  • 2 Philosophy courses (one of which should be an Ethics course)
  • 2 Theology courses
  • 2 Social Science courses
  • 2 History courses (1 must be non-Western)
  • 1 Quantitative Reasoning course
  • 1 Natural Science course
  • 1 Arts course
  • 1 Cultural Diversity Course
  • The Purposeful Life
     

Major Requirements

Requirements for Major:

  • ADEC1131 Principles of Economics: Micro (prereq for ADEC3201)
  • ADEC1132 Principles of Economics: Macro (prereq for ADEC3202)
  • ADMT2530 Statistics
  • ADMT1100 Calculus 1 (prereq for ADEC3201/3202)
  • ADEC3202 Macroeconomic Theory
  • ADEC3201 Microeconomic Theory
  • ADEC3515 or ADEC5310 Econometrics or Data Analysis
  • Upper-level Economics electives: Select four courses.
     

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the program, students will be able to bring theories of economic growth, unemployment, and inflation to bear on the analysis of particular case studies.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to characterize and distinguish between different market structures.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to relate models of consumer and firm behavior to particular case studies.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to bring different macroeconomic models to bear on the analysis of the national economy.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Students will gain insight into the moral dimension of economic policies and decision-making.

B.A., Information Systems

Organizations today need information technology expertise. Students pursuing this degree prepare to fill that role by working their way from simple computer applications toward advanced software and hardware development.

Core Curriculum

A distinguishing characteristic of liberal arts education is a required core curriculum. The Bachelor of Arts programs require the following core courses:

  • The Examined Life
  • Woods College Formative Seminar
  • 2 English courses:
    • College Writing
    • Literary Works or other core literature course
  • 2 Philosophy courses (one of which should be an Ethics course)
  • 2 Theology courses
  • 2 Social Science courses
  • 2 History courses (1 must be non-Western)
  • 1 Quantitative Reasoning course
  • 1 Natural Science course
  • 1 Arts course
  • 1 Cultural Diversity Course
  • The Purposeful Life
     

Major Requirements

Requirements for Major:

  • ADIT1349 Exploring the Internet
  • ADIT1350 Introduction to Programming
  • ADIT1985 or ADIT4040 Python or Intermediate Coding and Design (you may seek a substitution for this course)
  • ADIT2000 Computer Security
  • ADIT3308 Project Management
  • ADIT4058 Systems Architecture
  • 4 Information Systems Electives
     

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the program, students will be able to program simple computer applications.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to employ software and technology related to computer security.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to bring ethical principles to bear on the issue of the role of technology in human life.

B.A., Natural Sciences

Do you want to understand how the world around you works? Start by acquiring a comprehensive foundation in the three main branches of natural scientific inquiry: biology, chemistry, and physics. This program provides both breadth and depth.

You’ll begin by taking introductory courses in all three areas and then pursue more advanced courses within the area that most interests you.

Core Curriculum

A distinguishing characteristic of liberal arts education is a required core curriculum. The Bachelor of Arts programs require the following core courses:

  • The Examined Life
  • Woods College Formative Seminar
  • 2 English courses:
    • College Writing
    • Literary Works or other core literature course
  • 2 Philosophy courses (one of which should be an Ethics course)
  • 2 Theology courses
  • 2 Social Science courses
  • 2 History courses (1 must be non-Western)
  • 1 Quantitative Reasoning course
  • 1 Natural Science course
  • 1 Arts course
  • 1 Cultural Diversity Course
  • The Purposeful Life
     

Major Requirements

Requirements for Major:

  • BIOL2010 Ecology and Evolution
  • BIOL2000 and BIOL2110 Molecules and Cells with Lab
  • CHEM1109 and CHEM1111 General Chem I with Lab
  • CHEM1110 and CHEM1112 General Chem II with Lab
  • PHYS2110 or 2100 and PHYS2050 Intro Physics I and Lab
  • PHYS2101 or 2111 and PHYS2051 Intro Physics II and Lab
  • 3 electives within one field of study
     

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the program, students will be able to apply foundational knowledge in biology, chemistry, and physics.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • At the end of the program, students will have the capacity to engage in meaningful, constructive exchanges with others.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to design scientific research projects that respect the ethical boundaries involved in the study of living organisms.
  • At the end of the program, students will be able to identify the ethical issues surrounding the use of natural resources.

B.A., Psychology

Do you wonder why we do what we do and what makes us tick? Seek the answers through this flexible program, which covers aspects of many applied areas in psychology. Whether you enroll full- or part-time, you'll study with leading practitioners and industry experts as you learn to apply key theories from the field of psychology to solve real-world issues at work, in your community, and in society. Courses are offered weekends, nights, online, and in a hybrid format.

This major is ideal for students who want to analyze human behavior through the lenses of developmental history, social sciences, cognitive psychology, and civil society. You’ll also learn the theory and practice of psychological counseling and apply foundational principles of developmental and cognitive psychology to case studies while considering the field’s ethical dimensions.

Core Curriculum

A distinguishing characteristic of liberal arts education is a required core curriculum. The Bachelor of Arts programs require the following core courses:

  • The Examined Life
  • Woods College Formative Seminar
  • 2 English courses:
    • College Writing
    • Literary Works or other core literature course
  • 2 Philosophy courses (one of which should be an Ethics course)
  • 2 Theology courses
  • 2 Social Science courses
  • 2 History courses (1 must be non-Western)
  • 1 Quantitative Reasoning course
  • 1 Natural Science course
  • 1 Arts course
  • 1 Cultural Diversity Course
  • The Purposeful Life
     

Major Requirements

Requirements for Major:

  • ADMT1805 Applied Statistics
  • ADPS1100 Introduction to Psychology
  • ADPS1153 Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • ADPS1261 Developmental Psychology
  • ADPS2272 Cognitive Psychology
  • ADPS Psychology in Context
  • 6 Psychology Electives
     

Electives

Students are required to complete six elective courses in psychology. To assist students in selecting the best electives for their academic goals, we have developed three areas that reflect possible career paths or areas of interest for which the particular course might be helpful. Some courses will fit into multiple areas. Students do not need to take all of their electives within a single area, and the areas will not be reflected on the student’s transcript or diploma. These are simply to guide students in selecting electives and to provide a better understanding of how the B.A. in Psychology might be put to use.

Community Psychology (CP)

Courses within Community Psychology (CP) bring together many different lenses through which to understand the human being in context. Courses may explore concepts of social justice, social empowerment, and inequality, encouraging students to understand the roles of power and privilege and their impacts on various populations in an effort to conceptualize effective leadership and active citizenship. Students will apply theories of psychology to societal systems and institutions with an aim of developing effective approaches to fostering collaborative relationships and advocating for more just civil structures.

Community Psychology is a broad field with many areas of application including education, public policy, community resources and organizations, and research.

CP Career Paths
  • Education Programming
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Policy Planning, Creation, and Implementation
  • Community Resource Creation
  • Community Health Worker Coordinator
  • Conciliation Specialist
  • ABA Therapist
  • Health Data Specialist
     

Health/Human Services Psychology (HP)

Courses within Health/Human Services (HP) explore areas of psychology related to physical and mental health. It seeks to give students a deeper understanding of how to apply psychological theories to meet the diverse needs of society and develop trusting relationships with individuals they aim to support. Many of the courses in this area equip students to pursue entry-level positions in the field of healthcare advising, community health promotion and outreach, as well as research and data collection.

Health/Human Services is wide-reaching, including the fields of mental health treatment and advisement, data collection, research, and many areas within physical healthcare.

HP Career Paths
  • Research Assistant
  • Mental Health Associate
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Health Data Specialist
  • Health and Community Interventionist
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Educator
  • Outreach Worker
  • ACCS Outreach Worker
     

Industrial-Organizational Psychology (IO)

Courses within Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IO) investigates the role of psychology in efficient, effective, and equitable systems and organizations. These courses explore a range of institutions, the psychological processes within each, as well as the individual’s place within these group/organizational dynamics. Students will also discuss the psychology behind individual differences and productive, enriching interpersonal relationships.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology involves the application of psychological principles and themes to the field of business, consulting, and human resources.

IO Career Paths
  • Product Analyst
  • Employee Experience Specialist
  • Talent Management Consulting
  • Strategic/Brand Planner
     

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to interpret and evaluate psychological phenomena by engaging in scientific reasoning and dynamic problem solving in broad, multi-disciplinary contexts
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate trustworthy scholarly resources; articulate ways in which context shapes research questions and findings; and interpret basic statistical analyses found within those resources.
  • Students will be able to evaluate and apply the ethical standards of the psychology field in their professional and personal lives.
  • Students will be able to propose solutions to civic, social, and global problems through the creative application of psychological theories and constructs while recognizing society’s inherent diversity and the ways in which that diversity impacts those psychological theories and constructs.
  • Students will be able to create effective communication materials in written, oral, and digital formats, including the correct implementation of the APA style.

Fifth Year and Advanced Standing Programs for Boston College Students

Accelerated Program for Boston College Undergraduate Economics Students (Enrolled at the Woods College, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, or Carroll School of Management)

Woods College of Advancing Studies is proud to offer Boston College students an option for accelerated completion of the Master of Science in Applied Economics program. This option is available to students with significant previous economics course work, including Economics majors and minors in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences as well as to students with Economics concentration in the Carroll School of Management. Students enrolled in the accelerated program will have to complete eight courses in WCAS, which is possible to achieve within one calendar year of entry into the program.

Benefits

  • Waiver of application fee
  • Waiver of Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Preferred admission without the competition of the rest of the applicant pool
  • Credit for Microeconomic Theory (ECON2201 or ECON2203) and Macroeconomic Theory (ECON2202 or ECON2204) courses if the courses are completed with a grade of B or better. These credits will count as fulfilling the requirement of taking Applied Microeconomic Theory (ADEC7201) and Applied Macroeconomic Theory (ADEC7200).
  • Option to complete the eight remaining course requirements in one additional calendar year
     

Qualifications

  • Anticipated successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in May of senior year
  • Overall GPA of 3.30 or above
  • Grade of B or better in prerequisite courses: Principles of Economics, Statistics, Calculus I, and Calculus II*
  • Submission of all Applied Economics application materials by the end of the semester in which the student will graduate. In order to receive priority consideration for WCAS financial aid, students should apply in the fall semester of their senior year.
     

*Calculus II course can be taken after the admission into the program.

Accelerated Program for Boston College Undergraduate Students (enrolled at the Woods College, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, or Carroll School of Management)

Woods College of Advancing Studies is proud to offer Boston College students an option for accelerated completion of the Master of Science in Leadership and Administration program. Students enrolled in the accelerated program will have to complete eight courses in WCAS, which is possible to achieve within one calendar year of entry into the program.

Under the terms of this agreement, qualified students are eligible for:

  • Waiver of the application fee;
  • Waiver of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE);
  • Preferred admission without the competition of the rest of the applicant pool;
  • Advanced standing for up to two upper-level courses that student has completed at BC; Graduate Program Director to approve.
  • Option to complete the eight remaining course requirements in one additional calendar year.
     

Qualifications

  • Anticipated successful completion of a bachelor's degree from BC in May of senior year
  • Overall GPA of 3.30 or above
  • Submission of all the application materials by the published Boston College deadline.
     

Interested students should contact the Program Director of the Masters in Leadership and Administration at Woods College with any further questions.

Academic Honors

Degree with Honors

For information regarding academic honors printed in the Commencement program, visit the Policies and Procedures: Undergraduate Academic Regulations, Degree with Honors section of the catalog.

Undergraduate Graduation Awards

Awards at commencement recognize a distinguished scholastic record, special accomplishments in various academic fields, and qualities of outstanding character, leadership, and demonstrated loyalty to the college.

Dean's List

The Woods College Dean's List recognizes the achievement of undergraduate students semester by semester. Students with a GPA of 3.700 or above in the B.A. programs will be placed on the Dean's List. In order to be eligible for the Dean's List, students must earn at least 8 or more credits in courses evaluated with a letter grade. Students must not have withdrawals, pass/fail grades, or incompletes in the semester in question.

Professional Studies Certificates

The Professional Studies Certificate is an end in itself for some students. For others, it may be applied toward completion of a bachelor’s degree. Whatever one’s ultimate goal, whether to qualify for promotion, initiate a career change, or earn an undergraduate degree, a Professional Studies Certificate can help to achieve that objective. The number of courses required to complete a Professional Studies Certificate varies with the area of study, but in every instance courses must be completed at Boston College.

A Professional Studies Certificate may be obtained in:

  • Communication
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sustainability
     

Certificate requirements include the following:

  • Students must receive at least a grade of C for each course credited toward the certificate.
  • Certificate requirements should be completed within two years of initial enrollment for non-degree students, and prior to degree completion for students already enrolled in a degree program; courses are permanently retained on the student record.
     

A request to apply to a certificate program must be made to the James A. Woods, S.J. College of Advancing Studies. A request must also be made to receive a formal certificate upon completion.

 

Professional Studies Certificates

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Non-Degree and Visiting Students

Non-Degree Students

Non-degree students are individuals interested in taking undergraduate courses for academic credit but not in applying for a degree. Non-degree students may enroll in fall, spring, or summer semesters. A brief non-degree application form must be completed and submitted online.

Visiting Students

Individuals wishing to attend during the day as special undergraduate students are required to apply for non-degree status at the James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies. Qualified applicants are admitted to specific courses on an individual basis.

More specific application instructions for those interested in applying for Visiting Student status can be found at the Visiting Students web page.