The Liberal Arts Advantage
A Boston College liberal arts education compels students to think and learn across disciplines, prepares graduates for a range of rewarding careers, and helps them discern who they want to be—and why.
When students enter Boston College, they take the first steps on a journey of discovery—one that stimulates their intellectual, personal, ethical, and spiritual growth. Morrissey College programs ask students to learn about themselves, their communities, and the world, to search for truth wherever they go, and to use their talents to improve the lives of others.
Those who seek an education that lasts a lifetime will find the challenge and support to build meaningful and fulfilling futures.
Stokes Hall, completed in 2013, is a
183,000-square-foot building devoted to
the humanities at Boston College.
Explore the range of disciplines that shape well-educated people prepared to thrive in the 21st century. A liberal arts education at Boston College develops valuable skills, including critical thinking, ethical decision-making, effective communication, and the capacity to see human experience from a range of perspectives.
Morrissey College challenges students to discover and achieve their full potential. Renowned faculty, innovative courses, and off-campus opportunities expand students’ knowledge and experience.
Our Core Curriculum exposes students to the works in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences that have influenced our world. Distinctive interdisciplinary core courses focus on the complex problems and enduring questions that have defined human history.
Intellectual rigor, integrating knowledge, student formation, care for individuals, using our education in service to others—these Jesuit, Catholic values define the Boston College experience. More than 75% of students volunteer during their undergraduate years, including through the PULSE Program and a range of service opportunities.
“I believe that what the world most needs from Boston College is for it to thrive as a leading research university that is distinguished by a commitment to rigorous and formative undergraduate liberal education—one that inspires depth of thought, creative imagination, and reflective discernment. Boston College should educate students who are well-prepared to live meaningful lives and vocations; men and women who are ready to take responsibility for promoting the common good and shaping a more just world.”
Here, scholarly collaboration draws research and teaching beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. The Core Curriculum, the Institute for the Liberal Arts, the upcoming Institue for Integrated Science and Society, and a variety of research projects bring together students and faculty from different areas of inquiry.
With more than 50 institutions of higher learning in metropolitan area, Boston is truly one of the preeminent college towns. It’s also a world-class city full of history, scientific and tech innovators, culture, and internship possibilities.
Students benefit from the connections and support of the tight-knit and loyal network of nearly 180,000 Boston College alumni.