BU does not discriminate against individuals and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. In addition, BU complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the institution has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Associate degrees require the completion of 60 credits. Up to 45 credits (15 courses) can be awarded through a combination of transfer and equivalency credit, and/or credit by examination.
Bachelor’s degrees require the completion of 120 credits. Up to 90 credits (30 courses) can be awarded through a combination of transfer and equivalency credit, and/or credit by examination.
Master’s degrees require completion of 36 credits (12 courses). Up to 18 credits (6 courses) can be awarded through a combination of transfer and equivalency credit. Credit by examination does not apply to graduate programs.
The Essential Employability Qualities are evaluated in the formal assessments of every course through the exam questions, discussions, and final projects, and informally through course engagement with the instructor and classmates. The EEQs are also formally evaluated in two designated courses within each program by the student self-evaluating, followed by the instructor evaluation and suggestions for remediation. The graduate must have an overall score of 70% or better on all EEQs. These EEQ designations are added to the bottom of the transcript for each graduate.
Students must complete an Application for Graduation (found on the website under Student Forms) no later than 60 days prior to graduation. Students must be in good financial standing in order to graduate.
Degrees are conferred during the month following the completion of all degree requirements. Students must attain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for undergraduate students or 3.0 for graduate students to meet graduation requirements. An official Graduation Meeting is held once a month with all departments represented for a student to be confirmed as an official graduate.