Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Major Programs
African & African Diaspora Studies (AADS) majors who study abroad, particularly those who travel to countries on the African continent and/or those that have a majority African-descended population, will find myriad opportunities to experience what they study. Courses taken at universities in these countries can count as AADS electives, particularly classes whose topics and approaches complement those taught through the program. AADS courses taken abroad, as well as the experience of living abroad, significantly enhance the liberal arts experience that Boston College seeks for its students and the global vision that Amanda V. Houston (founding Black Studies director) had in laying the groundwork for the minor in 1985.
Course Approvals & Director of African and African Diaspora Studies Program
Biochemistry majors are encouraged to study abroad, however, since the courses for the major are sequenced for the first three years, it is usually necessary to take one or two biochemistry courses abroad. Any courses that will be substituted for a course for the major must be approved in advance, and thus careful planning is required. Before going abroad, Biochemistry majors must have completed the prerequisites as outlined in the Advising Guide (see link below). Exceptions must be approved by the department.
Program Co-director, Course Approvals (Fall)
Program Co-director, Course Approvals
International studies majors are encouraged to spend at least a semester abroad to complement their course of study. Many international programs provide courses on topics that may not be available at Boston College and students are urged to seek out these programs. Due to the diverse nature of the international studies curriculum, students should plan carefully when considering study abroad, so as to ensure that they can fulfill all requirements. Our faculty join with the Office of International Programs in strongly recommending study abroad for all international studies majors.
Associate Director, Thesis Coordinator & Course Approvals
Course Approvals & Program Administrator