Information Systems

Professional Studies Certificate

Our program helps students increase their competencies in computer and information technologies as they learn efficient database management, digital content creation, and basic web design. Core courses teach students to take on technology-related tasks in the workplace, preparing them to interface more effectively with IT professionals and advance their organizational and career goals.

At a Glance

How many courses?


Six courses—four core courses and two electives.

How much does it cost?


$13,152—based on completing all courses during the 2021–2022 Academic Year.

Curriculum

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:

ADIT 1350 Introduction to Programming
ADIT 4058 Systems Architecture
ADIT 1310
Technical Writing 
ADIT 4040 Intermediate Coding and Design 

Electives

Complete two of the following courses:

ADIT 2000 Computer Security
ADIT 1358 Video Games and Virtual Reality
ADIT 1349 Collaborative Computing
ADIT 1360 Database Management
ADIT 1348 Information Systems Applications

 

Apply

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Deadlines

Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Application

Start Your Application

There is no application fee, and résumés are optional.

If you are mailing hard copies of application materials, please send them to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

*Current Woods College degree students interested in adding a certificate to their plan of study should not use the online application. 

Declare your certificate here.

Academic Transcripts

Submit one of the following:

  • Official high school degree
  • Official GED
  • Official college/university transcript

Please mail transcripts to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

If your academic institution provides electronic transcripts please indicate wcasadm@bc.edu as the recipient.

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

 

Questions

Contact Claudia Pouravelis at claudia.pouravelis@bc.edu with questions.