BioScience Academy (BSA) is a new program at Boston University for unemployed Greater Boston residents who have both worked and earned a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math). Starting this fall, BSA is part of a new SCILS Initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor for the City of Boston and its partners. BSA is working with the One-Stop Career Centers in Boston, Metro North, South Shore, & Metro South/West as well as the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and the Boston Private Industry Council.
During the fall semester, students take courses from 9am until 3pm Monday through Thursday and earn six undergraduate Metropolitan College credits. During the spring semester, students participate in an intensive internship and take one evening MET College course in the Biomed program for six credits. Successful BSA graduates earn 12 credits and a Certificate in Applied Biotechnology.
To qualify for BSA, prospective students need to attend an information session, pass a math entrance test, and submit application materials before an interview and acceptance.