Accelerated Degree Completion Program

The two-year 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 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, blended, and online course formats.

Additionally, students who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program are guaranteed admission—with advanced standing—to a MET graduate degree program in Computer Science or Administrative Sciences.

Application to the accelerated degree completion program requires 64 or more transferable college semester credits.

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Meet Jeremiah and Taryn Johnson, a mother and son who attended MET’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program—at the same time!
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Corporate Outreach

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 MET’s Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science program with two courses of advanced standing.

Curriculum

Students must complete the following 16 courses (64 credits) to earn the BS in Computer Science degree.

  • MET CS 232 Programming with Java
  • MET CS 248 Discrete Mathematics
  • MET CS 342 Data Structures with Java
  • MET CS 401 Introduction to Web Application Development
  • MET CS 472 Computer Architecture
  • MET CS 495 Computer Science Senior Project
  • MET CS 503 Windows .NET Application Programming with C#
  • MET CS 535 Computer Networks
  • MET CS 565 Advanced Java Programming
  • MET CS 575 Operating Systems*
  • MET CS 579 Database Management*
  • MET HU 400 Great Works of the Modern Era
  • MET IS 400 Great Ideas in Western Thought
  • MET IS 401 Communication Skills 1
  • MET IS 403 Natural Science in Contemporary Society
  • MET MA 123 Calculus I

*May be applied toward the MS in Computer Science.

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 MET’s Master of Science in Administrative Studies program with two courses of advanced standing.

Curriculum

Students must complete the following 16 courses (64 credits) to earn the BS in Management Studies degree.

  • MET HU 400 Great Works of the Modern Era
  • MET IS 400 Great Ideas in Western Thought
  • MET IS 401 Communication Skills 1
  • MET IS 403 Natural Science in Contemporary Society
  • MET MG 410 Entrepreneurial Management
  • MET MG 415 Project Management
  • MET MG 448 Electronic Commerce, Systems, and Web Design
  • MET MG 460 Senior Project I
  • MET MG 461 Senior Project II
  • MET MG 472 Financial Concepts
  • MET MG 473 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET MG 503 Business in a Changing Society
  • MET MG 520 International Business Management
  • MET MG 541 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services*
  • MET MG 550 International Business Law and Regulation*
  • One Humanities Elective

*May be applied toward the MS in Administrative Studies.