Reach New Heights—Your Way

At Woods College, students benefit from the resources of a nationally ranked research university in an intimate atmosphere. Accomplished faculty who are leading scholars and industry practitioners teach rigorous courses and support students as they accomplish their goals—no matter where students are in their academic and professional journeys.

Our programs and certificate options are also flexible—with full-time and part-time options—and students have opportunities to take courses offered by other Boston College schools.

Our Jesuit, Catholic ideals—including the commitment to cura personalis, or care for the whole person—illuminate everything we do. We devote personalized attention to our students, prioritize their distinct needs, and emphasize character formation.

The Woods College of Advancing Studies Admission Office deeply values the contributions made by a diverse community of scholars. Learn more about Boston College's notice of nondiscrimination.

Upcoming Admission Events and Information Sessions

Woods on the Road

Bunker Hill Community College

Tuesday, October 27th 3PM-4PM - Virtual

Bunker Hill Community College

Wednesday, November 18th 3PM-4PM - Virtual


The 2020 Virtual Massachusetts Conference for Women

Thursday, December 10 - Virtual





$922 - $1,238


*Cost per credit, Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Woods College Programs, Degrees & Certificates

Bachelor of Arts Program

Choose from 14 majors while acquiring a liberal arts education that remains steadfastly relevant in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world. Nearly half our students enhance their education with a professional studies certificate.

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Master’s Programs

Our five programs—Applied Economics, Cybersecurity Policy & Governance, Healthcare Administration, Leadership & Administration, and Sports Administration—all adjust to market and employer demands and impart immediately applicable skills.

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Seven undergraduate, five graduate certificates, and robust nondegree programs help professionals of varying experience levels advance their skills and improve their competitiveness in the job market.



Interested in taking courses before committing to a major or program? Individuals wishing to attend evening classes without being in a degree program may take undergraduate courses as nondegree students. 

Non-degree courses are available in a variety of subjects including Criminal and Social Justice, Accounting, English, IT, History, and many more.  Please visit the course schedule page to view up to date Woods College undergraduate courses by semester.

Student 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.


Experience Our Campus

St. Mary’s Hall South—our recently renovated space located in the heart of campus across Linden Lane from Bapst Library—is host to a variety of prospective student events and where you’ll find admission advisors, the Woods College main administrative offices, and administrative deans.


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