PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bridgewater State University

view of the Bridgewater State University campus

Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater State has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.

Bridgewater State University offers the American Museum of Natural History's Seminars on Science courses for 3 graduate credits each. After completing the six-week, online course, students register for BSU credit. They must have a bachelor's degree to be eligible. Students may also apply for a STEM Graduate Certificate with the completion of 4 Seminars on Science courses. The Certificate provides participants with an advanced credential, helping to enhance their professional development and bolster their resume.

Bridgewater State University

BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS

Additional cost $360
3 graduate credits
STEM Graduate Certificate

Registration Instructions

MATRICULATED STUDENTS

Use these instructions if you are currently a Bridgewater State University student.

Note:  Students should consult with their advisor regarding the transfer of credits to their particular program as curriculum requirements can vary greatly.

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Please register and pay for a Seminars on Science course at the AMNH website.
  2. Successful completion of a Seminars on Science course is based upon your AMNH instructor’s evaluation of your work. Only work that meets or exceeds expectations outlined in the course’s evaluation rubric will be considered for graduate credit.
  3. Submit the Bridgewater State registration form.
  4. Once officially registered for credit through Bridgewater State University, you’ll receive an email detailing steps to pay your balance, print your grade report and request official transcripts.

COURSE COSTS

AMNH course cost: $549
BSU tuition: $360
(3 graduate credits)

Total cost: $909

REFUND POLICY

If you are a degree-seeking student at Bridgewater State University, refunds will be given based upon the institution's written policy.

NON-MATRICULATED STUDENTS

Use these instructions if you are not enrolled at Bridgewater State University.

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Please register and pay for your Seminars on Science course at the AMNH website.
  2. Successful completion of the course is based upon your AMNH instructor’s evaluation of your work. Only work that meets or exceeds expectations outlined in the course’s evaluation rubric will be considered for graduate credit.
  3. Students looking to be awarded graduate credit for completing the course will first need to complete the Graduate Non-Degree Application to ensure an account is created on the student information system at Bridgewater State University.
  4. 1-2 business days after completing the Graduate Non-Degree Application process, participants will recieve an email with their unique Banner Identification Number (this number is used for identification purposes at BSU).
  5. Using their Banner Identification Number, participants will fill out the Application for BSU Graduate Credit: AMNH and attach their grade report from their Seminars on Science course.
  6. Once your graduate credit has been assigned to your transcript at Bridgewater State University, you'll recieve confirmation from the College of Graduate Studies along with the steps to pay for your graduate credit and to request your transcript.

The STEM Graduate Certificate from Bridgewater State University allows participants to earn an advanced credential helping to enhance their professional development and also bolster their resume. This graduate certificate requires participants to complete the following Seminars on Science courses - Earth: Inside and Out (NSCI 526); Evolution (NSCI 533); Space, Time and Motion ((NSCI 529); and one remaining elective course from the AMNH series

Participants seeking graduate credit for any of these courses are able to seamlessly apply, free of charge, to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) certificate program through the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University.

To apply for the STEM Graduate Certificate, click the “Apply Today” tab on this page, create an account and complete the online application.

COURSE COSTS

AMNH course cost: $549
BSU tuition: $360
(3 graduate credits)

Total cost: $909

REFUND POLICY

Refunds are given on the following schedule:
15+ days prior to course start = 100%
1 - 14 days prior to start = 75%
Days 1 - 7 of course = 50%
Day 8+ of course = 0%

STEM GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

The STEM Graduate Certificate from Bridgewater State University allows participants to earn an advanced credential helping to enhance their professional development and also bolster their resume. This graduate certificate requires participants to complete the following Seminars on Science courses - Earth: Inside and Out (NSCI 526); Evolution (NSCI 533); Space, Time and Motion ((NSCI 529); and one remaining elective course from the AMNH series

Participants seeking graduate credit for any of these courses are able to seamlessly apply, free of charge, to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) certificate program through the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University.

To apply for the STEM Graduate Certificate, click the “Apply Today” tab on this page, create an account and complete the online application.

Course Listing

Bridgewater State University Courses

SCIENCE
COURSE NAME
COURSE ID

Earth Science

NSCI 538

Life Science

NSCI 532

Earth Science

NSCI 526

Life Science

NSCI 533

Life Science

NSCI 534

Earth Science

NSCI 528

Physical Science

NSCI 530

Physical Science

NSCI 529

Earth Science

NSCI 527

Bridgewater State University

BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS

Additional cost $360
3 graduate credits
STEM Graduate Certificate

CONTACT INFO

Darren Macdonald

(508) 531-1263

view of the Bridgewater State University campus

Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater State has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.

Bridgewater State University offers the American Museum of Natural History's Seminars on Science courses for 3 graduate credits each. After completing the six-week, online course, students register for BSU credit. They must have a bachelor's degree to be eligible. Students may also apply for a STEM Graduate Certificate with the completion of 4 Seminars on Science courses. The Certificate provides participants with an advanced credential, helping to enhance their professional development and bolster their resume.