Director of the Carroll School of Management Honors Program Ethan Sullivan announced the end of the program in a meeting with students on Monday.
The decision to end the CSOM Honors Program comes on the heels of the October announcement of the end of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. Dean of MCAS Fr. Gregory Kalscheur explained that the role of the Honors Program was no longer necessary as the university core curriculum has evolved and the university has grown increasingly selective.
Approximately 45 freshmen are admitted to the CSOM Honors Program each year. Current students were told that the program will be phased out and no additional classes will be admitted.
A student in the program who was at the meeting remarked, “The stated reason is that Boston College is just a different place than it was 20 years ago and we don’t need one.”
Students in the program take honors sections of the business core classes as well an additional course, Business and Professional Speaking. The program culminates in a mandatory Senior Honors Thesis course.