Woods College of Advancing Studies

Our undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs fit your budget and schedule—with full-time and part-time options—while imparting the skills you need to succeed in a wide variety of industries.

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undergraduate majors


graduate programs


fully online courses

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The Woods College offers a 10% tuition scholarship and waives the application fee for education partners on undergraduate and graduate programs and eligible certificate and nondegree programs.
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Get information on standardized test requirements, English prep providers, and more.

Learn new skills, improve your understanding of specific disciplines, or try out a subject before committing to a program.

Visiting Students are students from institutions other than Boston College who are attending BC for a semester.
Many students are transferring to the Woods College of Advancing Studies with previously earned college credit. Whether your credits are earned at a community college or another four-year institution, we want the transfer process to be as easy as possible, while also making sure you are getting the most out of your hard earned credits. 
As a U.S. veteran or active duty service member, you can use your U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits toward Woods College undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. You may also qualify for special programs, including Boston College’s Yellow Ribbon Program.

Community Voices

Woods students bring a tremendous variety of life experiences, personal interests, and professional goals to campus. Together with our supportive faculty and staff, they make up our dynamic, welcoming community.

I went into the field of education because I know the power that a good education has in transforming individual lives and in changing our world. Leading Woods College, with its rigorous programs and its focus on ethics and service, allows me to use what I have learned about continuing and professional education to expand access to Boston College to students who will go on to lead change in our society.
Karen Muncaster, Dean of the Woods College of Advancing Studies


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