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Theology Majors and Minors

office of international programs

The Department of Theology encourages its majors and minors to study abroad and enrich their particular course of study with exposure to different theological perspectives and course offerings. To assure acceptance for Boston College credit of courses taken abroad, students should consult with the department in advance of registering.

When Can I Study Abroad?
Theology students are eligible to study abroad during the fall or spring semester of the junior year, or the fall semester of the senior year. For students who have been diligent in their academic planning, it is possible to study abroad for an entire academic year. 

What Classes Should I Take Before Studying Abroad?
All BC students need to fulfill two semesters (a year-long sequence) of Theology core. Ideally, half of the two-semester core sequence must be completed in advance. All major/minor Theology students should obtain the assistance of their Theology academic advisor.

What Classes Should I Plan To Take Abroad?
The department will allow two courses (or six credits) taken abroad to count toward Theology major or minor credit. A maximum of one Theology University core course (three credits) may be taken abroad, provided that the course is approved in advance by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Please note that all pre-approved courses are subject to availability. If a course is unavailable, students should not presume that they can substitute another course without department approval.


Department Information


Department Contact

Course Approvals & Director of       
Undergraduate Studies
Brian Robinette, Associate Professor