Bay Path University

Introduction
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118 YEARS YOUNG

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

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Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it’s not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us—and we have many—but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

At Commencement, after receiving their diplomas graduates pass under a banner with the University’s motto, Carpe Diem. Seize the Day. Our students know better: they seize this day…they seize this moment. We have done our job.

Mission

A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduate women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world.

The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. Our women-only undergraduate programs and our coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of life and career. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world.

Quick Facts

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and a member of the Women’s College Coalition. With a main campus and four satellite locations, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

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Bay Path was established in 1897.

The name is based on a foot path used by Native Americans that was later formalized as a much-traveled commercial route between early Connecticut settlements and towns of the Massachusetts Bay Colony including Boston.

ENROLLMENT (FALL 2014)

3107 Total | 1856 Undergraduate Students | 1251 Graduate Students

FACULTY

About 389 faculty members and appointments.

ALUMNI

Approximately 15, 000 alumni around the world.

ATHLETICS

Eight teams compete at the NCAA Division III level, in the New England Collegiate Conference.

UNIVERSITY MASCOT

Wildcats

MOTTO

Carpe Diem, Latin for "Seize the Day"

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

To request a copy of our audited financial statements contact the Office of the Vice President for Finance & Administrative Services at 413.565.1251.

REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS

62 acres

This school offers programs in:
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Programs

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Bachelor in Biochemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Longmeadow

Earn your BS in Biology while studying scientific fundamentals and exploring the foundation of all living things. Enroll in Bay Path University’s Biochemistry program. [+]

Earn your BS in Biology while studying scientific fundamentals and exploring the foundation of all living things. Enroll in Bay Path University’s Biochemistry program. Why Biochemistry at Bay Path University? As a student of biochemistry at Bay Path University, you will delve into the chemical and molecular aspects of life sciences. Working in a laboratory setting, you collaborate with others to unlock the secrets of cells, proteins, DNA, and other molecules. Ultimately, your focus could be on the study of cancer, diabetes, or other specific diseases affecting humans, animals, and plants. Your results will contribute to the information bank for the diagnoses and treatments of these ills, improving our world. Students gain the knowledge and experience needed to pursue a variety of career paths. As a Biochemistry major, you will: Explore the reactions that occur in all living things Study the chemistry of molecules Take an array of courses in math, biology and chemistry Learn in labs equipped with the latest technology and instrumentation Pursue special research projects and activities Be eligible to participate in the Women in STEM Honors (WiSH) program Biochemistry Careers After Bay Path Biochemistry has a wide range of applications in fields as varied as medicine, food science, forensics, agriculture and pharmacology. BIOCHEMIST DOCTOR AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SCIENTIST BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN CHEMIST EPIDEMIOLOLOGIST MEDICAL SCIENTIST TEACHER PHARMACIST ENGINEER RESEARCHER VETERINARIAN [-]

Bachelor in Business Administration

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Longmeadow Sturbridge Burlington + 2 more

Create your own success. Study business administration at Bay Path University, and gain the advanced skills you need to become a leader in today’s private, public or nonprofit organizations. [+]

Create your own success. Study business administration at Bay Path University, and gain the advanced skills you need to become a leader in today’s private, public or nonprofit organizations. Why Business Administration at Bay Path University? As a Bay Path business student, you will develop the critical, innovative and reflective thinking skills needed to become a creative corporate or entrepreneurial leader. Business is diverse. Business is global. Business is at the heart of any organization. Sales, project management, purchasing, planning, marketing are just some of the components of this universal field. Also think entrepreneurship. In the last 10 years, women have made great strides in launching and running their own businesses. You can apply those same entrepreneurial skills and knowledge within an organization to introduce a new product or process. And business isn’t just for the corporate world. You can take your business and management skills and use them in creative and emerging industries, such as fashion, social media, and entertainment. In business, the sky is the limit. Bay Path’s business programs provide both theoretical and practical business knowledge. By studying business, you will: Develop strong management, decision-making and problem-solving skills Learn careful data analysis and effective communication Enhance your ability to think critically Gain practical work experience through internship opportunities Qualify for an array of leadership positions Business Administration Careers After Bay Path Business students have endless career possibilities in corporate and small business environments. ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE BUSINESS ANALYST CONTRACT NEGOTIATOR CREDIT ANALYST EVENT MANAGER FINANCIAL ADVISOR MARKETING DIRECTOR OPERATIONS RESEARCH ANALYST PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER PURCHASING AGENT [-]

BSc in Forensic Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Longmeadow

Gain hands-on experience in the latest forensic technologies and methods as you earn your BS in Forensic Science. [+]

Gain hands-on experience in the latest forensic technologies and methods as you earn your BS in Forensic Science. Why Forensic Science at Bay Path University? Forensic Science is an interdisciplinary program built on foundations of biology, chemistry, criminal justice, psychology and legal studies. Students who major in Forensic Science learn how to collect, analyze and record evidence, as well as present their findings during legal proceedings. First and foremost, forensic science and family-related careers are rooted strongly in the sciences and the laboratory. Most likely, you will find yourself working with a team that includes crime scene investigators, police, coroners, and other professionals. Your role is to reconstruct the incident and provide evidence and information that has gone through the rigors of the scientific process. As a Forensic Science major, you will: Benefit from small class sizes that promote close relationships between faculty and students Use the latest technology in Bay Path’s forensic science laboratories Master concepts by completing comprehensive online tutorials created by faculty Identify, collect and document evidence at a mock crime scene, then present findings to a group of forensic and criminal justice professionals Complete a forensic science internship Be eligible to participate in the Women in STEM Honors (WiSH) program Forensic Science Careers After Bay Path Graduates with a BS in Forensic Science can pursue careers in a variety of fast-growing fields. LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL CRIME LABORATORIES PRIVATE CRIME LABORATORIES BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY ANALYTICAL LABORATORIES CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES RESEARCH LABORATORIES LAW ENFORCEMENT TEACHING GRADUATE SCHOOL [-]

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Bachelor in Psychology

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Sturbridge Longmeadow Burlington + 2 more

Learn to think critically about behavior and mental processes as you study psychology theories at Bay Path University and prepare for a variety of career opportunities. [+]

Learn to think critically about behavior and mental processes as you study psychology theories at Bay Path University and prepare for a variety of career opportunities. Why Psychology at Bay Path University? Studying psychology at Bay Path positions you for success in various professions, including health and social services, mental health, organizational management, community and public relations, education, program development and social science research. In your position as a psychologist, you look for patterns that will help you understand and predict human behavior. It is about how people think, feel and act. Drawing upon theory and practice, you learn how to develop and appreciate the ways in which individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, and even nations and cultures respond and behave. Most important, on the most basic level, you are helping people live healthy and productive lives. Bay Path psychology students will: Receive a targeted, yet well-rounded education Learn under dedicated faculty who are leaders in the field Engage in active learning and practical application of concepts Gain valuable experience through projects, fieldwork and internships at community partner organizations Develop skills, knowledge and abilities that are essential for your chosen career path Psychology Careers After Bay Path Studying psychology can lead to multiple career options and continued learning opportunities. PSYCHOLOGIST PSYCHIATRIST SOCIAL WORKER SCHOOL COUNSELOR CAREER COUNSELOR CASE MANAGER EMPLOYMENT COUNSELOR FAMILY SERVICE WORKER GROUP HOME COORDINATOR MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR PROGRAM MANAGER REHABILITATION SPECIALIST RESIDENTIAL YOUTH COUNSELOR [-]

Contact

Bay Path University

Address Longmeadow Street 588
Longmeadow 01106, United States
Website http://www.baypath.edu/
Phone +1 413-565-1000