BioScience Academy

The BioScience Academy is a program offering biotechnology laboratory skills training, 12 Boston University credits, tuition support, an internship, and a Certificate in Applied Biotechnology.

The program begins in September and ends in May. If you are unemployed and have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), and have work experience in a STEM field, please consider this new day program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

BSA is part of the larger SCILS initiative.

Eligibility Requirements

BioScience Academy students must meet certain criteria to be eligible to participate. Participants must:

  • unemployed or underemployed
  • resident of Metro Boston, or a dislocated worker from a Metro Boston employer (for a list of towns and cities, visit
  • bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, technology or math (STEM), including healthcare
  • two years STEM or healthcare work experience
  • US citizen or a permanent resident
  • competency in English and math (assessment of competency will be determined during the application process)

This program is offered through a collaboration between the Boston University School of Medicine and BU’s Metropolitan College. For more information, sign up for an information session or contact the BioScience Academy.

Read the BU Today article on The BioScience Academy