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Flexible, Part-Time Degree and Certificate Completion—at Boston University
Boston University’s Metropolitan College offers a wide range of bachelor’s degree completion programs in convenient, part-time evening formats—ideal for busy professionals who seek to earn a Boston University degree without turning their personal lives upside down or putting their careers on hold.
Along with self-paced programs in a variety of majors, MET also offers the structured, two-year Accelerated Degree Completion Program—leading to bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science or Management Studies—and an online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program.
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.
Breadth of Knowledge
A report by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) has found that liberal arts degrees prepare people for successful careers—and that workers who majored in the humanities or social sciences earn more, especially when pairing their bachelor’s degree with a graduate or professional degree.
Getting your degree at Boston University can lead to more sophisticated job opportunities. A strong foundation in liberal arts ensures that you have the skills to think critically, communicate effectively, and appreciate subtle nuances. These strengths enhance your capabilities for growth and leadership within an organization, regardless of your major.
World-Class Degree, Network with Global Reach
Boston University boasts a worldwide network of more than 390,000 alumni—valuable connections available to you when you join BU. Steeped in research and industry experience, MET faculty and students come together from all professions, bringing practical lessons and real-world insight to your classroom.
Accelerated Degree Completion Program
Take advantage of a structured pathway to a BS in Computer Science or Management Studies in this program designed especially for individuals who have risen in their profession without having completed their bachelor’s degree.
BLS in Art History
Lay the foundation for rewarding work in museums, galleries, educational institutions, and architectural and planning firms, among others, through exposure to the history of art through the lenes of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
BLS in English & American Literature
Develop facility in literary analysis and interpretation, writing, research, communication, and argumentation—enhancing your ability to reason and assess subjectivity and ambiguity.
BLS in History
Survey American, European, African, Far Eastern, Middle Eastern, and Latin American history, gaining skills applicable to many careers—including the ability to criticize, organize, and synthesize extensive materials, and to write with clarity and precision.
BLS in Interdisciplinary Studies/BS in Interdisciplinary Studies
Propose your own bachelor’s curriculum from courses across the humanities, social and natural sciences, math, and computer science, and develop your rhetorical acumen and critical-thinking skills.
BLS in Philosophy
Learn logic, languages, and the exegesis of texts and arguments through the study of the history of philosophy; the history and philosophy of science, mathematics, and logic; and the philosophy of religion.
BS in Biology
Examine the biological and related sciences, understand basic biological principles and processes, and build fundamental knowledge that underscores the unity and diversity of living systems.
BS in Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences
Prepare for careers in biotechnology and clinical research by studying areas of theoretical and practical biomedical science, molecular biology, protein purification, tissue culture, Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), and other topics.
BS in Computer Science
Become familiar with C++ and Java programming languages, database management, computer networks, operating systems, computer architecture, as well as web languages and software engineering in this self-paced or accelerated major.
BS in Economics
Enhance your ability to analyze the challenges of business and society through modern quantitative methods and training in economic theory and institutions, opening the door to government, legal, business, and teaching professions.
BS in Management Studies
Acquire an understanding of the concepts, theories, and applications of management and liberal arts, and develop critical thinking skills and analytical capabilities in this self-paced or accelerated major.
BS in Mathematics
Focus on the in-depth study of mathematical concepts, theories, and applications while enhancing your critical-thinking skills and building a broad foundation in the liberal arts.
BS in Psychology
Gain proficiency in evaluating and explaining the strengths and limitations of several common research methods, data analyses, and studies employed by psychologists, opening the door to a number of vocations or professional and graduate training programs.
BS in Sociology
Hone strong analytic skills and develop a broad knowledge of core sociological theories and empirical research you can apply to careers in law, business, social work, criminal justice, and policy impact analysis, among others.
Undergraduate Degree Completion Program
Complete your bachelor’s online and benefit from a liberal arts curriculum covering the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences, especially for students who have previously earned 52–64 transferable academic credits.
Biotechnology Undergraduate Certificate
Acquire skills and knowledge in the scientific principles that form the foundations of the biotechnology field, and prepare for roles in one of Massachusetts’ strongest growth industries.
Business Management Undergraduate Certificate
Update or obtain new skills in specific business areas such as financial concepts, organizational behavior, advertising, and principles of marketing, among others.
Clinical Research Undergraduate Certificate
Develop the expertise to contribute to the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials, including the testing and evaluation of new drugs, devices, and procedures.
Computer Science Undergraduate Certificate
Gain the skills necessary to become part of a C++ or Java development team, including proficiency in discrete mathematics and algorithms, computer architecture, and the use of common constructs in C++ or Java, including common data structures.
International Business Management Undergraduate Certificate
Learn how businesses and corporations operate in global markets, gain international perspectives of industry, and refine skills you can apply to your career.
Pre-Medical Studies Postbaccalaureate Certificate
Pursue the course requirements for admission to medical school and other health career programs with the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies, offered by MET in conjunction with BU’s College of Arts & Sciences.
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