Boston College
City: Boston
Website: www.bc.edu

Approximate semester dates:

Fall Semester: September - December
Spring Semester: January - May

Academic calendar

Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent: 15 credits per semester

Fields of Study Available:

 This is not an exclusive list of the Disciplines available.

Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study.  

All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

NOTE: Students cannot study a full-time load within their major.  (e.g. All economics courses)

Humanities & Social Sciences:

African studies
German
Classical studies
International studies
Communication
Music & Music History
Economics
Theology
History
Theatre (including dance)
Philosophy
Political science
Sociology
Psychology
English (Linguistics, Creative Writing, Women’s Studies, American Studies)
Fine Arts (Art History, Film Studies, Studio Art)
Romance Languages (French, Spanish, Italian)
Slavic and Eastern Languages (Russian, Slavic, Arabic, Chinese) 

Science & Health Sciences:

Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology included)

Technologies:

Computer science
 

*Business:

Accounting
Economics
Finance
Information systems
Marketing
Operations Management

*It is recommended that you only take economics & finance courses if you have electives available to you as places are very limited at BC for these fields of study.

Course Catalogue
Information on finding courses

 

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:  Places are very Limited and fill quickly in the Following Courses:
Economics
Finance
Law
 

Students cannot study a full-time load within their major. 

Due to high demand, the Economics Department will guarantee registration in only one class, and the Finance Department will enroll students in one but no more than two classes per student. Exchange students who wish to take Finance classes should not plan to take classes which are considered core classes required for graduation at their home institution.

Approximate living expenses:

US $13,000 per semester
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Expenses estimates (disregard tuition as exchange students do not pay this):

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More detailed information regarding expenses can be found in the Exchange Student Handbook.

Insurance: All students studying at BC MUST purchase the Boston College Medical Plan. Information regarding the BC Student Health Insurance Plan, including costs and benefits, can be found here
Additional information:
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0

International Programs Brochure
 
 
 
 
Law on exchange at Boston College: Students wishing to study law courses on exchange at Boston College must have a GPA in their Law program of 6.0 or above. Access to Law courses is extremely competitive and students must be very flexible with their course selections. Students can only select Law courses once they arrive, from the classes that remain open at that time. Typically, International Law courses will be unavailable. Students should not expect to gain entry into more than one or two courses offered at the Law School. The academic calendar for the Law School is different.

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