The Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good interdisciplinary minor is a structured 18 credit program centered on one of three social impact focus areas:
- Digital Economy, Social Innovation and Citizenship
- Economic Development, Equality and Enterprise
- Environmental and Economic Sustainability
Students must take the two required courses described below and earn at least 12 additional credits by taking elective courses approved for their chosen focus area. No more than three credits in this minor may be applied to fulfilling the requirements for another major or minor or Core requirement. The electives must come from at least three different academic departments, with the Carroll School counting as a single department.
Elective credit will only be granted for courses taken from the approved electives list available below. Students who would like to inquire about the possibility of receiving elective credit for a course that does not appear on the electives list must submit a course pre-approval form to initiate a request with the Managing for Social Impact Program Directors prior to enrolling in the course.
Requests are reviewed during the Fall and Spring semesters. There is no guarantee that requests will be granted.
Declaring the Minor
The Managing for Social Impact minor is open to all undergraduate students. Students may declare the minor any time beginning in freshman year until the fall semester of their junior year. Students are encouraged to declare this minor early to ensure they can complete all required coursework for the program.
For questions about the Managing for Social Impact minor, contact the Carroll School’s Office of the Undergraduate Dean (email@example.com)
Required Foundation Course
Managing for Social Impact (BSLW 3345) is offered in the fall and spring.
Required Senior Seminar
Leading for Social Impact (BSLW 6001) must be taken in the spring of the student's senior year.
One elective towards the minor can be taken abroad if the course content is comparable to that of a Boston College elective for the student’s focus area. Credit for study abroad requires pre-travel approval and post-travel course approval from the Directors of the Managing for Social Impact program. Students must submit a course pre-approval form to initiate a request and begin the pre-travel approval process before going abroad and enrolling in the course.
Pre-travel approval requests are reviewed during the Fall and Spring of the Academic year. There is no guarantee that requests will be granted.
If pre-travel approval is granted, credit for courses taken abroad will only be granted upon the student’s return from the program, based on the graded work completed for the course.