Students can explore new interests, accelerate degree progress, or stay on track for graduation by taking advantage of any of the many opportunities for academic credit or enrichment available through the expanded Boston College Summer Session.
And some of them can do it from home.
Boston College Summer Session offers a wide array of classroom-based courses—including new options in computer science, music, and theater—as well as fully online, for-credit courses for students who need to be away from campus, and hybrid courses, which blend classroom and online learning.
BC Summer programs include options for undergraduate, graduate, and—through Boston College Experience—high school students.
Boston College Summer Session offers an array of classroom-based programs; hybrid courses that blend traditional and online learning; and fully online, for-credit undergraduate courses, for the convenience of students who need or want to take a course while away from campus.
With small class sizes that offer more faculty interaction, Summer Session is an ideal opportunity for students to advance on an academic or career path while developing their interests. And BC's summer offerings can satisfy many college and university course requirements.
Summer Summer is open to BC students currently enrolled in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Carroll School of Management, Lynch School of Education, Connell School of Nursing, and Woods College of Advancing Studies; courses also are open to non-BC students.
Subject areas range from accounting to theology, and include some unique, distinctive, and interesting courses offered exclusively in summer, says Summer Session Director Dee Masiello.
The varying methods of course delivery are designed to accommodate students' changing needs. Faculty for the online courses include recipients of BC's Dean of Summer Session Teaching Fellowships, which are open to fifth year doctoral students in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, and offered in conjunction with the Office of the Provost and the Morrissey College.
"The online courses meet the same standards for academic rigor, objectives, and outcomes as any other BC course," says Masiello. "They also create amazing opportunities for students to interact with faculty and with one another."
Boston College Summer Session offers a wide variety of undergraduate courses, which run over two six-week periods (the first in 2020 will run from May 12-June 19; the second from June 22-July 31), as well as graduate courses.
With small class sizes that offer more faculty interaction, Summer Session is an ideal opportunity for students to advance on an academic or career path while developing their interests.
Also part of BC Summer is the Boston College Experience, in which high school students can take courses in STEM-focused programs and other fields that interest them, all while living and learning on the BC campus, getting an advance feel for college life.
BC Experience includes two- and three-week options as well as six-week Honors sessions, all of which prepare students for the transition to college life through coursework, extracurricular activities, reflection, and the opportunity to build relationships with other students from around the country and world, says Masiello.
For information and start dates of BCE programs for high school students, visit the Boston College Experience website.
Find all the information you need about all summer programs at the Boston College Summer Session site.
Patricia Delaney | University Communications | January 2020