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.


  • 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)


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

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
GMS BT 410
Essential Methods
GMS BT 104
BT 410
BT 100
Professional Development
Special Programming
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:00pm-3:00pm BT 410
Essential Methods
BT 410
Essential Methods
Business of Biotech
BT 410
Essential Methods
BT 410
Essential Methods
Topics in  Biotechnology and Clinical Research

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)