Came into Bay Path with a plan to be a teacher but the plan changed.
Fell in love with event planning after taking a position with the Student Event Committee. Knew what she wanted to do but not how to get there. Luckily, Bay Path did.
Under the guidance of caring faculty
members, she’s designed her own major
and is now steps away from an internship
planning events for her dream organization,
the Make-A-Wish® foundation.
“Don’t freak out when you change your
mind,” Kaitlyn ’15 advises the incoming
students she meets as an Orientation
Leader. It’s OK to be undecided at
Bay Path; we’ll help point you in the
Choose from more than 30 highly relevant academic programs* at Bay Path. When you’re finished, you’ll use your degree to get a job or prepare for graduate school or do what you love.
- ACCOUNTING (M, m)
- BIOCHEMISTRY (M)
- BIOLOGY (M, m)
- BIOLOGY: SECONDARY EDUCATION (M)
- BIOTECHNOLOGY (M, m)
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M)
- CERTIFICATE OF PARALEGAL STUDIES (2-year Certificate)
- COMMUNICATIONS (m)
- CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (M)
- CRIMINAL JUSTICE (M, m)
- CYBERSECURITY (M)
- EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (M, m)
- ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (M, m)
- ENGLISH (m)
- EXPLORATORY (M)
- FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY (M, m)
- FORENSIC SCIENCE (M)
- FORENSIC STUDIES (M, m)
- HEALTH AND HUMAN STUDIES (M)
- HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (M)
- HUMANITIES (m)
- INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (M)
- LEGAL STUDIES (M, m)
- LIBERAL STUDIES (M)
- MARKETING (M, m)
- MATHEMATICS (m)
- MEDICAL SCIENCE (M)
- MINOR BY DESIGN (m)
- NEUROSCIENCE (M, m)
- OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (M)
- PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY STUDIES (leads to M.O.T.)
- PSYCHOLOGY (M, m)
- RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN (M)
- SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (M)
- *M = major offered, m = minor offered
Medical Science is a preparatory
degree that prepares students
for Graduate school with special
- Pre-Physician Assistant Studies
“Students’ assignments are practical. As a result, our students leave a small women’s university in Longmeadow to go on to compete in national law schools.”
—John Woodruff, J.D., Professor of the legal studies
Learn more about Bay Path’s academic programs
Darwin Across the Disciplines:
Four professors. Four disciplines.
One highly evolved Honors course.
In Darwin Across the Disciplines, you and your fellow Honors students
will examine Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution from the vantage point
of four different academic disciplines: biology, history, economics and psychology—each one taught by a different Bay Path University professor.
In the process, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of one of the most important scientific theories in history.
Darwin Across the Disciplines is just one example of how you might develop your creativity and
critical thinking skills as an Honors student at Bay Path:
- Learn alongside brilliant students in intimate classes (Honors courses average 15 students).
- Conduct research or complete a creative project to fulfill your Honors Thesis requirements. Recent Honors Thesis topics have ranged from “Legal Implications of Animal Testing, Abuse and Cruelty” to “Post Traumatic Stress Disorders in Veterans” to “Defining Customer Service in Today’s Technological Age.”
- Present the results of your Honors
Thesis at the Honors Symposium.
- Plan yearly trips, social activities
and community projects through
the Honors Council.
- Compete with your fellow Honors
students at Harvard National Model
Qualifying Honors students may receive up to $74,000 worth of merit-based aid over the course of their four years at Bay Path.
Learn more about Bay Path University’s Honors Program
Volunteers as a Spanish translator for a local counseling center.
Served as a musical director and vocal coach at the Jewish Community Center, where she learned that encouraging students to be confident on stage also made them “more confident in their everyday lives.”
‘Mama’ in the musical Chicago. Ironically, met Queen Latifah the next spring
at Bay Path‘s Women's Leadership Conference—cool right?
Child Psychology major Ashley is thriving at Bay Path by helping others thrive. So can you.
Get down to business.
Every Bay Path University student, regardless of her major, is guaranteed an internship, field experience or practicum before she graduates. So take advantage. Our students have interned with:
- Bristol County District Attorney’s
- Center for Human Development
- Connecticut Area Schools
- Connecticut Children’s Hospital
- Connecticut Department of Children and Families
- Connecticut State Police
- Hampden County District
- FBI Internship Program
- Holyoke Medical Center
- Lenox Newell Rubbermaid
- Massachusetts Department
of Youth Services
- Massachusetts State Crime Lab
- Meyers Brothers Kalicka
- MIT Bioinformatics Internship
- Northwestern Mutual
- Novacare Rehabilitation
- Spectrum Analytical
- UBS Financial Services
- Walt Disney World
- Western Mass Legal Services
- WPI Summer Science Program
There are needs
to be met. Meet them.
At Bay Path, you will not only help meet the needs of the world, you’ll also gain meaningful experience along the way. That’s why we’ve been included on President Barack Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Popular service opportunities with Bay Path students include:
- Building homes through Habitat for Humanity
- Helping maintain the Enfield Food Shelf
- Raising money for international causes
through the International Development Club
- Volunteering at the American Red Cross
- Building the Sajuka School in Gambia (read more)
Study international business in China, women’s studies in Paris or economics in London.
With more than 30 study abroad locations from which to choose—
including those available to you through The College Consortium
for International Study—you won’t have any trouble finding a program that matches your academic goals and interests.
Capitals of the World.
If you’d like to experience another country but won’t be able to devote an entire semester, you might participate in a Capitals of the World Trip. During Spring Break each year, a group of students accompany Dr. Leary and her husband to a significant
international city. Recent trips have included Rome, Madrid, Paris, and this year, Warsaw and Berlin.
One America Trip.
If you’d rather stay within U.S. borders, join Bay Path students, faculty
and staff on the annual One America Trip. Last year they traveled the Upper South and explored food, culture, music and history. Stops included Little Rock, AR, and Nashville, TN.
Read one student’s blog about her One America trip here.
Bay Path’s Annual Academic Achievement Day celebrates the accomplishments of students. Showcased are creative works, experiential learning outcomes, community-service projects and research* projects on topics like:
- Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Chemical Synthesis in Household Products
- Stalking, Psychology and the Law
- Relational Aggression in Conflicts Between Girls
- Children as Soldiers and Laborers
- Enzymes from the Larvae of Flesh-Eating Flies
At Bay Path, you’ll have paid research opportunities and be able to deeply explore your interests and design a project with the guidance of a faculty mentor.
*Read more about our students’ research here.
Women in Science Honors Program.
Housed within the Center of Excellence for Women in Science, the WiSH program offers students a four-year curriculum dedicated to their development as scientists. The program features exclusive project-based learning seminars, research opportunities across the country and around the world, mentoring by upperclassmen and faculty, virtual sessions with prominent scientists, and a merit scholarship of up to $17,000 per year, as well as the chance to earn a renewable annual $2,500 scholarship. As a WiSH participant, you’ll be eligible to apply for the annual competitive Stern Scholar program. Granted to a limited number of undergraduate scientific scholars at Bay Path, recipients will receive an additional $2,500 in support of a research project that will be conducted with one of the science faculty members.