Carroll School of Management

How do you become an expert in your chosen field, able to think broadly and creatively with a passion for lifelong learning? At the Carroll School of Management, we help students find the answers every day—with our dual focus on dedicated teaching and top-level research by a world-renowned faculty.

Connell School of Nursing

The Connell School prepares students to thrive as compassionate nurse leaders in the classroom, in communities, in practice, and through research.Internationally recognized faculty experts are passionate about teaching, advancing clinical science, and empowering new generations of nurses to transform health care around the globe.

Prospective students interested in Global Public Health and the Common Good major should apply to MCAS then apply to the GPH&CG program during the spring semester of their first year. If accepted, students then transfer into CSON.

Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences

Our first and largest undergraduate college—educatingleaders since 1863.Morrissey College programs span the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The range of undergraduate and graduate offerings invites students to experience many approaches to the disciplines, expand their vision, and engage with the world in new ways.

**Prospective students interested in Global Public Health and the Common Good major should apply to MCAS then apply to the GPH&CG program during the spring semester of their first year. If accepted, students then transfer into CSON.

The Core Curriculum is a 15-course program required of all Boston College undergraduates.


About the Core

The Boston College Core Curriculum guides students on journeys of interdisciplinary inquiry to discover how to think about the world. Students explore new ways of knowing and being, helping them discern who they want to be, how they want to live—and why.

51 Core Courses


Complex Problems & Enduring Questions

Open only to first-year students, Complex Problems and Enduring Questions courses explore compelling issues and subjects crucial to the human experience.

Complex Problems Courses

A six-credit course, team-taught by professors from different disciplines, that satisfies two Core requirements. It consists of three 50-minute lectures and one 75-minute lab session each week, along with a weekly meeting during the evening for reflection and integration.

Enduring Questions Courses

Two linked courses taught by professors from different disciplines who collaborate in choosing shared readings and other class materials.The same group of 19 students takes each class, which meets for 150 minutes per week. Four evening meetings for reflection and integration take place in the semester. Taken together, the courses are worth six credits and fulfill two Core requirements.

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