The courses listed in the table below have been pre-approved by departments at BC for major, minor, or core credit. Students who successfully complete these courses will automatically receive the indicated major, minor, or core credit and do not need to complete any course substitution paperwork.

Please note that courses on this list are not guaranteed to be available every semester. Students should verify course availability with their host institution and speak with their OGE advisor if they have any questions.

Students can enroll in courses that have not been pre-approved. This is common. In order to seek approval, students should speak to the appropriate academic department at Boston College. Courses can be approved before going abroad and while abroad. OGE suggests students speak to the appropriate academic department throughout the process.

Certain departments place restrictions on the number of major or minor credits students may take abroad. For more information on fulfilling major, minor, or core requirements abroad contact the department directly.



Pre-Approved Course List 

*Beginning with the AY 2022-23, no course is preapproved to fulfill the Cultural Diversity Core requirement, except one course in Barcelona, Madrid, and Quito. However students may request department approval for an individual Cultural Diversity Core course just like they would for any abroad course.

*For Economics pre-approved courses, please click here.