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boston college.edu

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Prestigious Boston College is a private, nonprofit, research coeducation established in 1863. Situated in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States the college holds the history of more than a century. With the motto “Ever to Excel” the college has been serving effective and quality education since the day of its establishment. Sheltering around 9,100 full-time undergraduates and nearly 5,000 graduate students, the college has established itself among the best colleges in the world. Boston College is a part of 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In the ranking of National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, the college’s undergraduate program has been ranked in the 31st position. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has honored Boston College as a research university holding high research activity. The college is among the best research institution in America making it ranked in the 8th position among the other research institution.  Boston College holds the largest endowment among the colleges managed by Jesuit colleges and university.    

Nine different school and college works under the management of Boston College to serve bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees.

-College of Arts and Sciences

-Boston College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

-Carroll School of Management

-Lynch School of Education

-Connell School of Nursing

-Boston College Graduate School of Social Work

-Boston College Law School

-Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

-Woods College of Advancing Studies

Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J a Jesuit from Maryland was crowned as a second Bishop of Boston in 1825. He had an idea of establishing “College in the City of Boston” which will help to guide the new generation to meet the civil and spiritual needs of the society. In 1827, Bishop Benedict introduced a college in his cathedral. Later the plan of a college in Boston was dimmed, and the Bishop opened the College of the Holly Cross terminating the plan of a college in Boston. John McEIroy, S.J carried on the plan of a college in the city of Boston as he analyzed its great importance in Boston where Irish Catholic immigrant population was sheltered. John fathered funds and bought a land in 1857 for “The Boston College” on Harrison Avenue, South End, Boston, Massachusetts. The college opened its first class in 1859 and just two years later the college shut down again. The college was reopened on March 31, 1863 when it’s charter was accepted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Johannes Bapst S.J. was the first president of Boston College and during that time curriculum and programs was based on the Jesuit ratio Studiorum, which was emphasized in Latin, Greek, philosopy and theology. Since the day of its establishment the college has faced various difficulties and problems. In 1972, BC the college was around $30 million in debt, but the college overcame every difficulties and never was shaken by the wind of failure. The determination and hard work of the college with the vision of excellence the college in today’s date has not only expanded its geographic area but also has expanded the horizon of working making varieties of courses and programs available to its students.

Department and Programs under Boston College:

-Accounting Department-CSOM

-Advancing Studies-Woods college of ADV

-African and African Diaspora Studies-A&S


-American Studies-A&S

-Arts and Science, College of-A&S

-Arts and Science, Graduate School of-GSAS

-Asian and Asian American Studies-A&S

-Bioinformatics and Computational Biology-A&S

-Biology Department-A&S

-Boston College Experience for High School


-Business Law Department- CSOM

-C21 Online-STM

-Campus School-LSOE

-Capstone Program-A&S

-Catholic Studies Program- A&S

-Chemistry Department-A&S

-Classical Studies Department-A&S

-College Fellows Program- A&S

-Communication Department-A&S

-Comparative Theology-A&S

-Computer Science Department-A&S

-Continuing education-CSON

-Cornerstone Program

-Core Curriculum

-Counseling, Development and Educational Psychology-LSOE

-Curriculum and Instruction PhD Program-LSOE

-Earth and Environment Sciences-A&S

-East European Studies-A&S

-Economics Department-A&S

-Educational Administration and Higher Education-LSOE

-Educational research, Measurement, and Evaluation-LSOE


-Educational Department-A&S

-Environment Studies Program-A&S

-Faith, Peace and Justice Program-A&S

-Film Studies-A&S

-Finance Department-CSOM

-Fine Arts Department-A&S

-Gateway Scholars Program-A&S

-German Studies Department-A&S

-Global Public Health Program

-Higher Education-LSOE

-History Department-A&S

-Honors Program-A&S

-Honors Programs-CSOM

-Information Systems Department-CSOM

-International Studies Program-A&S

-Irish Studies-A&S

-Islamic Civilization and Societies-A&S

-Jewish Studies Program-A&S

-Latin American Studies Program-A&S

-Law School-LAW

-Lynch Leadership Academy-CSOM and LSOE


-Management and Organization Department-CSOM

-Mathematics Department-A&S

-Marketing Department

-MBA Program-CSOM

-Medical Humanities-A&S

-Medieval Studies Program-A&S

-Music Department-A&S

-New Teacher Academy-LSOE                 


-Operations and Strategic Management Department-CSOM

-Perspectives Program-A&S

-Philosophy Department-A&S

-Physics Department-A&S

-Political Science Department-A&S

-Portico Seminar- CSOM

-Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary Program

-Presidential Scholars Program

-Psychoanalytic Studies Program-A&S

-Psychology Department-A&S

-PULSE Program-A&S

-Romance Languages and Literatures Department-A&S

-Semester Online

-Social Work-GSSW

-Sociology Department-A&S

-Summer Session-ADV

-Teacher Education/Special Education

-Curriculum and Instruction-LSOE

-Theatre Department-A&S

-Theology and Ministry-STM

-Theology Department-A&S

-Title III –Project All-LSOE

-Urban Catholic Teacher Corps-LSOE

-Urban Teaching Scholars Program-LSOE

-Women’s and Gender Studies Program-A&S

Boston College has made a wide variation in its curriculum to meet the taste of its students. It has been serving the best education to its students remaining with the boundary of religion and spiritualism. It has made qualitative education available to the students of various backgrounds. Students all around the world have taken Boston College as an effective means to guide them toward their destiny. The college shelter 14,359 students. 9,110 of the students are undergraduates and 4,673 are postgraduates. The College has the glorious history of more than a century and has made an irreplaceable place in the world of education institutions through its determination, hard work and belief towards excellence.