About the Woods College

At the Woods College of Advancing Studies, we believe it’s never too late to further your education. We welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds, some of whom have pursued careers, started families, or served their country before embarking on their Boston College journeys. 

Our programming is designed to help you succeed. Whether you enroll in one of our flexible degree programs or pursue a certificate, our caring faculty and staff will help you discern your passion and advance your career while fostering your intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth.

Our Programs


Undergraduate Programs

Choose from eight majors while acquiring a liberal arts education that remains steadfastly relevant in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world.

Master's Programs

Our six Master's programs and thirteen Graduate Certificate options all adjust to market and employer demands and impart immediately applicable skills.

Certificates & Nondegree Programs

Undergraduate and graduate certificates, and robust nondegree programs help professionals of all experience levels improve their competitiveness in the job market.

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Undergraduate Majors


Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

I've never felt more supported and encouraged than I do at the Woods College.
Junie Nelson, BA 2022

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