Bridgewater State University has always worked to prepare its students to meet the needs of the job market and, to that end, is adding new programs and increasing access to existing programs. Among the new offerings are:
- The much-anticipated state approval of BSU’s first engineering major took place in early fall. Beginning with the 2021 academic year, a Bachelor of Science degree in photonics and optical engineering will be available. It is BSU’s first new major in six years.
- The College of Continuing Studies has increased access to the bachelor’s degree in management, which is now available online, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish is now offered as an evening program.
- New in the College of Graduate Studies is a master’s level degree in higher education administration, a cybercriminology and cybersecurity certificate program, an online course design certificate program and the Master of Social Work Saturday Program, beginning next academic year.
- BSU is also offering an early admission program for the following: business administration, three criminal justice concentrations, English, and the physical education/strength and conditioning concentration.
The early admission program allows enrolled undergraduates in their senior year to apply for an approved graduate program. Students accepted under the early acceptance program must begin taking graduate courses the semester after receipt of their bachelor’s degree.