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 21 highly relevant academic programs* at Bay Path (sorry, no astronomy majors here). 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 (M, m)
- BUSINESS—EXPLORATORY (M)
- CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (M)
- COMMUNICATIONS (m)
- CRIMINAL JUSTICE (M, m)
- CYBERSECURITY (M, m)
- EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (M, m)
- ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (M, m)
- ENGLISH (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)
- INTERIOR DESIGN (M)
- LAW (m)
- LEGAL STUDIES (M, m)
- LIBERAL STUDIES (M)
- MARKETING (M, m)
- MEDICAL SCIENCE (M, 2014)
- MINOR BY DESIGN (m)
- NEUROSCIENCE (M, m)
- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (5-YEAR B.A./M.O.T.)
- OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (M, m)
- PARALEGAL (2-YEAR A.S.)
- PSYCHOLOGY (M, 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 college in Longmeadow to go on to compete in national law schools.”
—John Woodruff, J.D., chair of legal studies and professor of law
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 College 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 requirement. 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 $66,000 worth of merit-based aid over the course of their four years at Bay Path.
Learn more about Bay Path College’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 Leadership Conference—cool right?
Child psychology major Ashley ’14 is thriving at Bay Path by helping others thrive. So can you.
Get down to business.
Every Bay Path College 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. 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)
Become a New
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 conducting undergraduate research* across our curriculum. Consider these recent research project topics:
- 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
- Gender Differences in Standardized Test Results
- Media’s Influence on Young Women
At Bay Path, you’ll be able to deeply explore your interests and design a research 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 (CEWS), the WISH program offers students a four-year curriculum dedicated to their development as scientists. The program features exclusive project-based learning seminars, actual research experience, mentoring by upperclassmen and faculty, service activities, research abroad opportunities and virtual sessions with prominent scientists. Students who qualify for the WISH program also receive a renewable annual $2,500 scholarship. Professor of biology and founding director of CEWS, Gina M. Semprebon, Ph.D., says, “WISH uniquely prepares women to not only enter scientific fields and excel within them, but to truly impact them.”