BSA 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 a twelve week internship. With this training, participants can leverage their backgrounds for employment in biotech or other life science companies and institutions.
Overview of the BioScience Academy Program
- Two semesters: September to May
- Certificate in Applied Biotechnology
- Twelve Boston University Metropolitan College undergraduate credits
- Assistance with job search
- Individual counseling: personal/academic
- Calculators & textbooks (loaned free of charge for duration of program)
Fall Semester: Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm (and occasional Friday’s)
- Essential Methods in Biotech
- Medical Terminology
- Professional Development Seminar
- Biotech Seminar
- Full-time internship Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm
The BioScience Academy Program Schedule
September – December (6 credits)
Students take one 4-credit course GMS BT 410 C1 Essential Methods of Biotechnology and one 2-credit course: GMS BT 104 C1 Medical Terminology, plus two non-credit seminars – Professional Development Seminar and Biotech Seminar.
|9 – 11 am||GMS BT 410C1 Essential Methods –Lecture– 4 cr. course||GMS BT 104C1 Medical Terminology – 2 cr. course||BT 410 Essential Methods –Lecture||Professional Development seminar – non-credit||Special Programming|
|Noon – 3 pm||BT 410 Essential Methods –||The Business of Biotech||BT 410 Essential Methods –||Biotech Seminar-|
January – May (6 credits)
Students take one 4-credit evening course and complete a two-credit internship (GMS BT 592 C1 Biomed Externship). In the first few weeks of the semester, some students will do a project-based internship in BSA; others will begin internships in biotech or other life science companies or medical centers.
|Full-time internship 2 cr.||———-||————-||————–||————-||——–>|
|5:30 – 8:30 pm. One evening course (1 or 2 evenings/ week) 4 cr.|