Our programming delivers educational opportunities in a variety of topic areas—from social work to cybersecurity, and from law to educational travel—and formats. Full-time professionals will find workshops and certificate program courses held either on campus or online. In every case, Boston College Continuing Education programs are led by faculty who are experts actively working in their fields.


Program offerings

We offer a variety of on-campus and online programs so that professionals may refresh existing knowledge or acquire new skills, earn continuing education credit (CEUs or CLEs) to maintain licensure, and advance their careers.

Program offerings include:

  • Professional development workshops
  • Professional development certificate programs
  • Online courses
  • Topic-specific trainings
  • Educational travel programs
  • Lifelong learning programs


Most BCCE faculty are experts actively working in their fields; many teach in degree programs at Boston College. Our distinguished Lifelong Learning presenters comprise current faculty and administrators, as well as retired tenured faculty.

What are you interested in?


Advanced knowledge in cyber threats and vulnerabilities, cybersecurity policy and law, incident response development and implementation, cyber risk management and resiliency, and cloud security.

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Data Privacy

This certificate provides you with advanced knowledge in the major privacy and data protection laws and regulations in the U.S. and globally.

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Design Thinking

Design Thinking: From Processes to Solutions will introduce participants to design-driven tools and processes to help them imagine, innovate, and solve challenging problems.

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Educational Travel

BC Beyond Educational Travel provides Boston College alumni, parents, employees, and friends with lifelong learning opportunities through educational travel across the U.S. and around the world.

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A five-day introduction to the U.S. legal system, to the role of the lawyer in the U.S., and to legal problem-solving.

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Legal Education

A series of pre-recorded courses online in various aspects of legal education, taught by expert Boston College Law School professors.

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Lifelong Learning

The purpose of this series is to provide lifelong learning opportunities with University faculty and administrators on a wide variety of topics, including local and world history, science, technology, social issues, the arts, and more.

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Management & Supervision

Geared toward professionals who find themselves in a management or supervisory role at an agency or organization, yet who have not had formal management training or leadership experience.

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Social Work Certificates

Provides a deep exploration of the cutting-edge theoretical perspectives of attachment, trauma informed care, and neuroscience, as they relate to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adults as well as children, youth, and families.

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Social Work Workshops

Offers a series of workshops three times a year - in Spring, Summer, and Fall - for new and experienced social workers looking to earn CEUs to maintain their license.

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