Accelerated Degree Completion Program
The two-year on-campus Accelerated Degree Completion Program (ADCP) leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science or Management Studies from Boston University.
The accelerated degree program is uniquely designed to match the energy and talents of professionals who have risen in the business environment without having completed their bachelor’s degree, offering a cohesive, traditional college experience for motivated adults. Students enter the program as part of a cohort, and graduate together as a class—meanwhile benefiting from strong personal and professional connections, career networking opportunities, and the University’s recreational resources.
The degree completion program’s concentrated, structured course of study makes it possible for students who have already earned 64 credits elsewhere to complete a BU undergraduate degree in just two years—four semesters and two summers. To meet the needs of busy adults and reduce commuting time, this campus-based program includes a combination of traditional classroom and blended formats.
Additionally, students who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program are guaranteed admission—with advanced standing—to MET graduate degree programs in the departments of Computer Science or Administrative Sciences (business and management).
Typically, application to the accelerated degree completion program requires a minimum of 64 transferable college semester credits, though students with as few as 52 transferable credits will be considered for admission. In the event a student is admitted with fewer than 64 credits, academic advisors are available for consultation regarding how to successfully complete the credit difference.
Boston University programs, including the Accelerated Degree Completion Program, are recognized by most corporations for tuition reimbursement or direct billing. Speak to your Human Resources department before you submit your application. In addition, Metropolitan College representatives can come to your workplace and conduct an information session on this and other degree programs.
Computer Science Major
The BS in Computer Science degree program provides a comprehensive foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, along with focused exploration of the various disciplines of information technology and the latest industry tools and techniques. The program develops valuable experience and professional skills in areas such as object-oriented programming and Java, and many graduates go on to rewarding computer-related careers in software engineering, system administration and management, and research and development in industrial and governmental laboratories. Others use their undergraduate computer science degree background (and analytical skills) to prepare for careers in medicine, law, education, physical and life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.
Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Computer Science will be able to demonstrate:
- Advanced knowledge of programming languages (C++ or Java), database management or computer networks, operating systems, and computer architecture, as well as web languages and software engineering.
- Proficiency in programming and web development.
- Competence sufficient to work on small and large programming projects.
Students who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program are guaranteed admission to the following MET graduate programs with two courses of advanced standing:
- Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) on campus or online
- Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) on campus
- Degree Completion Schedule Mandatory 2020 orientation August 27, 6–9 pm, and August 29–30, 9 am–6 pm
- Admission and Tuition
Students must complete the following 16 courses* (64 credits) to earn the BS in Computer Science degree.
Management Studies Major
The BS in Management Studies degree program provides a comprehensive foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as state-of-the-art management theory and practice in a wide range of topics such as finance, e-commerce, market analysis, and project and operations management.
Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Management Studies will be able to demonstrate:
- A broad overview of the concepts, theories, and applications of management and liberal arts.
- The insights to be creative and flexible so as to generate and apply critical thinking.
- Preparedness to lead and manage in a wide range of employment scenarios.
- The analytical and non-analytical tools necessary to address a wide range of general management problems.
- The business skills and tools necessary to compete in a complicated, quickly changing global environment.
Students who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program are guaranteed admission to the following master’s degree programs (offered either on campus or online) with two courses of advanced standing:
The BS in Management Studies program is accredited by AACSB International―The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
- Degree Completion Schedule Mandatory 2020 orientation August 27, 6-9 pm, and August 29-30, 9 am-6 pm
- Admission and Tuition
Students must complete the following 16 courses* (64 credits) to earn the BS in Management Studies degree.
- Plus one Humanities (HU) elective.