Boston College is committed to formative education. As a Jesuit, Catholic university and a leader in the liberal arts, we view formative education as central to our mission of educating students who will use their gifts in the service of others.

Explore Our Schools

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

At the Morrissey College, we educate students in a 500-year Jesuit tradition by combining intellectual rigor with a concern for the formation of character. Our graduates are people who are well-educated, well-prepared, men and women ready to make a difference in the world.

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.


Lynch School of Education

To enhance the human condition, expand the human imagination, and make the world more just—that’s the mission driving the work of our faculty and students. At the Lynch School, we define education expansively—as an opportunity to shape the future of humanity and our society. 

Connell School of Nursing

Learn how the Connell School of Nursing provides a distinctive advantage in nursing education, from the deep connections between students and faculty to its unparalleled reputation and opportunities in Boston’s health care community.


Clough School of Theology and Ministry

What makes CSTM a distinctive place to study? It's our integrated approach to theological and ministerial education, a commitment to engaging critical issues, and our location in Boston, which offers a rich context and myriad opportunties for service and pastoral experience.

Woods College of Advancing Studies

Each of the Woods College flexible degree programs, certificate options, and nondegree programs, maintains rigorous academic standards and purposefully applies the Jesuit ideal of holistic formation—helping students transform intellectually, personally, professionally, and spiritually through individualized attention.

Academic Excellence

Maria “Christie” Louis

2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar

A first-generation college student originally from Port-au-Prince, Maria “Christie” Louis ’24 is passionate about racial justice issues and improving maternal health for Black mothers.

Student Research

Sebastian Cota

Public health scholar 

His study comparing the prices of food staples at grocery stores and bodegas in Upper Manhattan earned Sebastian Cota ’24 the Williams-Hutchins Health Equity Award.

In Service to Others

Audrey Smallwood

Nonprofit founder

Through Kitchens for Change, Audrey Smallwood ’27 is bringing high school students together to help hungry people in Turlock, California access nutritious food.