Chose Bay Path for our five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s program in occupational therapy.
Will have a one-year jump on the competition. Will one day open a therapeutic horseback riding center. Mark her words.
Rachel is one of thousands of Bay Path students who have been attracted to the College by our relevant, career-focused degree programs.
Choose from 21 highly relevant academic programs* at Bay Path. When you’re finished, you’ll use your degree to get a job or prepare you for graduate school, not to collect dust.
ACCOUNTING (M, m)
BIOLOGY: SECONDARY EDUCATION (M)
BIOTECHNOLOGY (M, m)
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M, m)
CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (M)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (M, m)
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (M, m)
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (M, m)
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY (M, m)
FORENSIC SCIENCE (M)
FORENSIC STUDIES (M, m)
HEALTH and HUMAN STUDIES (M)
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (M)
INTERIOR DESIGN (M)
LEGAL STUDIES (M, m)
LIBERAL STUDIES (M)
MANAGEMENT (M, m)
MARKETING (M, m)
MINOR BY DESIGN (m)
NEUROSCIENCE * (M)
PARALEGAL (2-year A.S.)
PERFORMING ARTS (m)
PSYCHOLOGY (M, m)
WOMEN and PHILANTHROPY (m)
*M = major offered, m = minor offered,
* = beginning Fall 2012
“Students’ assignments are practical. As a result, our students leave a small women’s college in Longmeadow and they 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
Qualifying Honors students may receive up to $60,000 worth of merit-based aid over the course of their four years at Bay Path.
Learn more about Bay Path College’s Honors Program
Graduate as the Vice President
of the Werewolves, with honors.
“In Monster Mania, students have to write a speech from the perspective of a monster of their choice and persuade an audience. I heard one student across the hall reciting a speech in front of the mirror about how she should be Vice President of the Werewolves.”
—Rachel Menard ’14, Honors Program
Monster Mania, a discussion-based course offered through the Bay Path College Honors Program, 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
Built a house in California through Habitat for Humanity.
Served as a Resident Advisor, peer tutor and Senior Class President. Shopped for scarves with Bay Path’s President in Rome. Student taught in Springfield.
What hasn’t she done, this New American Woman?
Elementary education major Laurel Fortier ’11 has proven that it’s possible to seize all of the real-world learning opportunities offered at Bay Path. You can, too.
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:
- Area Law Firms
- Bristol County District Attorney’s
- Center for Human Development
- Connecticut Area Schools
- Connecticut Department of Children
- Holyoke Medical Center
- Lenox Newell Rubbermaid
- Massachusetts Area Schools
- Massachusetts Department
of Youth Services
- Massachusetts State Crime Lab
- MassMutual Center
- Meyers Brothers Kalicka
- MIT Bioinformatics Internship
- Northwestern Mutual
- Novacare Rehabilitation
- Spectrum Analytical
- State and Federal Court System
- 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
Become a New
Study international business in China, women’s studies in Korea 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, Beijing.
Read one student’s blog about her Paris trip here.
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, AK, and Nashville, TN, to name a few.