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.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all members of the BC community, Boston College has suspended all on-campus classes, effective March 12, 2020, and will move to online instruction starting on March 19. Find up-to-date campus notices.

If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us at, call us at 617-552-3900, or connect with a member of our admissions team.  

Additional Information for Applicants and Accepted Students:

* Given the widespread impact of COVID-19, we will continue to accept applications and will review them on a rolling basis. Any accepted student who has concerns about timelines should contact our office as we are very flexible and willing to work with all students given the circumstances.

Upcoming Admission Events and Information Sessions

Woods on the Road

Roxbury Community College

Wednesday, March 11th, 11AM-2PM


MassBay Community College

Wednesday, March 25th, 9AM-Noon - Postponed


Children's Hospital Education Fair

Wednesday, April 1st, Noon-4PM - Postponed

Bunker Hill Community College

Friday,March 13th, 9AM-Noon

Bunker Hill Community College Transfer Fair

Thursday, March 26th, 10AM-1PM - Postponed


Middlesex Community College Bedford

Thursday April 2nd, 10AM-1PM - Postponed




$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.


Visit Our Campus