Welcome to BU’s BioScience Academy

What is BioScience Academy?

BioScience Academy is a grant-funded program designed specifically to help unemployed or underemployed individuals with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math) or healthcare background enter the biotech/ life sciences field.  Full tuition scholarships are available for eligible individuals.

The two-semester program, which begins in September and ends in May, includes classes in biomedical science and clinical research, and an internship. Upon completion, graduates receive twelve Boston University credits and a Certificate in Applied Biotechnology. All classes are held at the BU Medical Campus in the South End.

The goal of BioScience Academy is to prepare individuals for employment in biotechnology companies, medical centers and other life science institutions.  Assistance with job search is provided.

Recruitment for the class that starts in Fall 2016 has ended. Please check our website again in March or April 2017.

If you are unemployed and have an undergraduate degree in STEM or healthcare,  please consider this day program funded by Commonwealth Corporation (Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund). Work experience in STEM or healthcare is desirable.


What are the Eligibility Requirements for the BioScience Academy?

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident*
  • Be unemployed or underemployed
  • Have an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, technology or math (STEM) or healthcare
  • Have a professional resume (work in STEM or healthcare is desirable)
  • Demonstrate competency in English and Math

* a limited number of seats are available for tuition-paying non-residents.

For a description of the application process, click here

To learn about the Boston University Biomedical Laboratory and Clinical Sciences program, click here.