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Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Academic Calendar System Semester
Summer Session Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin Online Catalog
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
Undergraduate Majors

Accounting

Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Biochemistry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Business Administration and Management, General

Business/Managerial Economics

Chemistry, General

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General

Communication, General

Computer Science

Computer and Information Sciences, General

Developmental and Child Psychology

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Economics, General

Elementary Education and Teaching

English Language and Literature, General

Environmental Studies

Film/Cinema/Video Studies

Finance, General

Fine/Studio Arts, General

French Language and Literature

Geology/Earth Science, General

Geophysics and Seismology

German Language and Literature

Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies

History, General

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Islamic Studies

Italian Language and Literature

Management Information Systems, General

Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Mathematics, General

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Music, General

Operations Management and Supervision

Philosophy

Physics, General

Political Science and Government, General

Psychology, General

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Russian Language and Literature

Russian Studies

Secondary Education and Teaching

Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General

Sociology

Spanish Language and Literature

Theology/Theological Studies

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION - continued
Most Popular Disciplines Business/marketing, Social sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs None
Special Programs Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Internships, Washington semester
Study Abroad Offered
Online Degrees Not reported
CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Computer Not required
Foreign Language Not required
Math/Science Required for all students
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
International Baccalaureate Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing Available through AP examinations
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FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION
Full-Time Faculty 786
Part-Time Faculty 744
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree 94%
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size Not reported
ACADEMIC RESOURCES
Libraries
Library Available on Campus Yes
Holdings 4,109,498
Computing
Computer Ownership Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus 1000
Internet/E-mail Access Not reported
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
Remedial Instruction  
Tutoring Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access
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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION
Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Science, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Theology
Master's Programs of Study

Accounting

Adult Nursing

Applied Psychology

Biochemistry

Business Administration and Management--General

Chemistry

Classics

Counseling Psychology

Curriculum and Instruction

Developmental Psychology

East European and Russian Studies

Education--General

Educational Leadership and Administration

Educational Measurement and Evaluation

Educational Psychology

Elementary Education

English

Finance and Banking

Forensic Nursing

French

Geology

Geophysics

Gerontological Nursing

Higher Education

History

Inorganic Chemistry

International and Comparative Education

Italian

Linguistics

Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing

Nurse Anesthesia

Nursing--General

Organic Chemistry

Pastoral Ministry and Counseling

Pediatric Nursing

Philosophy

Physical Chemistry

Physics

Political Science

Psychiatric Nursing

Reading Education

Religious Education

Russian

Science Education

Secondary Education

Social Work

Sociology

Spanish

Special Education

Theology

Western European Studies

Women's Health Nursing

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION - continued
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Sacred Theology, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor
Doctoral Programs of Study

Adult Nursing

Applied Psychology

Biochemistry

Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General

Chemistry

Counseling Psychology

Curriculum and Instruction

Developmental Psychology

Economics

Education--General

Educational Leadership and Administration

Educational Measurement and Evaluation

Educational Psychology

English

Finance and Banking

Forensic Nursing

Gerontological Nursing

Higher Education

History

Inorganic Chemistry

Law

Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing

Mathematics

Nurse Anesthesia

Nursing--General

Organic Chemistry

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Management

Pastoral Ministry and Counseling

Pediatric Nursing

Philosophy

Physical Chemistry

Physics

Political Science

Psychiatric Nursing

Psychology--General

Religious Education

Science Education

Social Work

Sociology

Theology

Western European Studies

Women's Health Nursing