Woods College of Advancing Studies

The James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies offers both full and part-time study to undergraduate and graduate students who want to make a difference with their degree. Woods College actively engages students in maximizing previous work and academic experiences. Our faulty and advisors help direct previous learning toward degree completion and career advancement.

As one of the eight schools that make up Boston College, Woods College fosters in its students rigorous intellectual development coupled with religious, ethical, and personal formation in order to prepare them for citizenship, service, and leadership in a global society. Within the context of the Boston College environment, Woods College promotes the care and attention to the human person that is the hallmark of Jesuit Catholic education. In addition, our faculty and students engage in significant applied scholarship that enriches the culture and addresses important societal needs.

Cura Personalis

The James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies offers the atmosphere of a small college within the environment of a large university. The professional advising staff are ever ready to help students determine a realistic course schedule. They take into account work, family, and other commitments that many of our students face so that they can successfully achieve their educational and life goals. Students receive personal attention while enjoying access to the many resources of Boston College.