BioScience Academy Program Details

BioScience Academy is a two-semester, tuition-supported certificate program in Applied Biotechnology specifically designed for unemployed individuals with educational and professional backgrounds in STEM and healthcare. The program provides individuals with a foundation in biomedical sciences and clinical research through academic and laboratory courses and also includes a twelve week internship. BSA enables participants to leverage their backgrounds for employment in biotech or other life science companies and institutions.

Overview

  • Two semesters:  September through May
  • Certificate in Applied Biotechnology
  • Twelve Boston University Metropolitan College undergraduate credits
  • Assistance with job search
  • Individual personal and academic counseling
  • Calculators & textbooks (loaned free of charge for duration of program)

Curriculum

Fall Semester:  Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm (and occasional Fridays)

  • Essential Methods in Biotech (includes Biotechnology, Clinical Research and Business of Biotechnology)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Professional Development Seminar

Spring Semester:

  • Full-time internship:  35-40 hours/week for twelve weeks; Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
  • One evening course 5:30-8:30pm one or two evenings/ week

BioScience Academy group photo

The BioScience Academy Program Schedule

FALL
September – December
(6 credits)

Students take one 4-credit course GMS BT 410 Essential Methods of Biotechnology and one 2-credit course: GMS BT 104 Medical Terminology. Students also attend three seminars held weekly throughout the semester.

  Monday Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday
 9:00-11:00am
GMS BT 410
Essential Methods
Lecture
GMS BT 104
Medical
Terminology
BT 410
Essential
Methods
Lecture
BT 100
Professional Development
Seminar
Special Programming
11:00am-12:00pm
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:00pm-3:00pm BT 410
Essential Methods
Lab
BT 410
Essential Methods
Business of Biotech
BT 410
Essential Methods
Lab
BT 410
Essential Methods
Topics in  Biotechnology and Clinical Research

SPRING
January – May
(6 credits)

Students take one 4-credit evening course and complete a 2-credit internship (GMS BT 592 Biomed Externship). In the first few weeks of the semester, some students will participate in a project-based internship in BSA; others will begin internships in biotech or other life science companies or medical centers.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Full-time Internship

Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
35-40 hours/week for twelve weeks

One evening course
5:30 – 8:30pm
(1 or 2 evenings per week)