At this time, MET is not accepting applications to the Accelerated Degree Completion Program (ADCP). Consider exploring our self-paced, part-time bachelor’s degree completion programs—including the BS in Computer Science and BS in Management Studies—or the Online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program. Please email metess@bu.edu with any questions you may have. Our undergraduate admissions advisors are available to connect with you and see how a BU education can help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Fast-Track Your Bachelor’s Degree

The two-year on-campus Accelerated Degree Completion Program (ADCP) at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science or Management Studies from BU.

The accelerated degree program gives motivated adults with previous undergraduate collegiate experience, but who have yet to achieve their degree, an expedited opportunity to earn their bachelor’s while enjoying a cohesive, traditional college experience. Students from all walks 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 52-64 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.

Workplace Leverage

A bachelor’s degree can give you leverage within your current profession, provide depth to your workplace knowledge, and put you on an even playing field with your colleagues. According to 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections, a bachelor’s degree:

  • Boosts median annual salary by as much as 105 percent—compared to earnings of those with some college but no degree.
  • Lays the foundation for advanced studies—pursue a professional master’s degree and the earnings projection grows to a 107 percent increase.
  • Increases job security—the unemployment rate for bachelor’s holders is 6.9 percent, as opposed to 10 percent or higher for those without a degree.

Why Complete Your Bachelor’s at BU?

  • A College Experience—for Adults: In BU MET’s Accelerated Degree Program you enter the program as part of a cohort and graduate together as a class, which means an opportunity to build close connections with your fellow students.
  • Engaged Faculty: In BU MET’s ADCP bachelor’s program, an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio ensures close interaction with highly qualified faculty who draw from active research and substantial professional achievements across industry.
  • Extensive Network: Study alongside peers with professional experience, learn from faculty who have valuable professional contacts, and benefit from a global alumni community with strong connections.
  • Student Support: Benefit from access to personalized professional academic advice from the team of academic counselors in MET Enrollment & Student Success.
  • Valuable Resources: Make use of Boston University’s extensive resources, including the Center for Career Development, Educational Resource Center, Fitness & Recreation Center, IT Help Centers, Mugar Memorial Library, Center for Antiracist Research, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, George Sherman Union, and many others.
  • Structured Schedule: Those who have earned 52–64 college credits elsewhere can complete a BU undergraduate degree in just two years—four semesters and two summers—through a structured combination of traditional classroom and blended formats.
  • Affordable Tuition: Complete your bachelor’s part-time at BU at a substantial savings compared to full-time study.
  • Financial Assistance: Undergraduate students at BU MET are eligible for a range of financial aid and community-minded scholarship opportunities designed to support those investing in their education part-time who still need to navigate full-time responsibilities.

Hub Requirements

All BU undergraduate students, including transfer students, will pursue coursework in the BU Hub, the University’s general education program that is integrated into the entire undergraduate experience. Students in the ADCP cohort will, through the set program curriculum, satisfy all BU Hub requirements.

Computer Science Major

The part-time Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science degree program at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) prepares students for rewarding, cutting-edge careers in software engineering, system administration and management, and research and development in industrial and governmental laboratories. Graduates also use their undergraduate computer science background (and analytical skills) to prepare for careers in medicine, law, education, physical and life sciences, and social sciences.

A Foundation for Success in Computer Science

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.
  • An understanding and ability to apply the values and principles of professional ethics.
  • The ability to apply the principles of information security and assurance in a variety of contexts.
  • Demonstrated skills in effective communication, teamwork, and leadership.

Bachelor’s-to-Master’s Pathway

BU MET’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program can serve as a building block to a master’s degree. 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:


    Curriculum

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

    *Two 500-level courses may be applied towards the MS in Computer Science or MS in Computer Information Systems (with an earned grade of B or higher)

    Management Studies Major

    A foundation in management provides skills that can be applied in a variety of arenas—while paving the way to jobs that have the highest median annual wages of all the major occupational groups (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management Studies part-time degree program at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) offers a solid introduction to the operations of business and the business environment. Along with a broad overview of the liberal arts and the concepts, theories, and applications of management, you’ll gain skills that facilitate critical and creative thinking, flexibility, and preparedness to lead and manage in a wide range of employment scenarios. You’ll also develop analytical and non-analytical tools necessary to address a wide range of general management problems and compete in a complex, evolving global environment.

    A Foundation for Success in Management Studies

    Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Management Studies degree 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.

    Bachelor’s-to-Master’s Pathway

    BU MET’s ADCP program can serve as a building block to a master’s degree. 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:

    To be eligible for the degree, you must apply for admission and be accepted into the degree program. Consult with an admissions advisor to learn more about this option.

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    Curriculum

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

    Plus one Humanities (HU) elective.

    *Two 500-level courses may be applied towards a master’s degree within the Administrative Sciences department (with an earned grade of B or higher)

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