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Finish Your Bachelor’s Degree Online


Merrimack’s Bachelor Degree Completion program is designed for working professionals of all levels and backgrounds. 

Our flexible program allows you to apply past college credits or an associate’s degree, as well as certifications and more toward the completion of your degree.

Students take 1–2 courses per semester and can tailor their degree path to their professional goals.

Quick Facts:

  • 100 percent online learning.
  • Only pay for the courses you need.
  • Credit for prior coursework, certifications and more.

Take the next step and learn more about Merrimack’s Bachelor Degree Completion program.

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Ready To Rise? Discover the Power of a Bachelor’s Degree in Today’s Job Market

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2024, the median weekly earnings for full-time wage and salary workers over 25 with a bachelor’s degree were $1,680, while those with only a high school diploma earned a median of $901 per week.

Choose Your Degree Path

To complete their bachelor’s degree, all students must earn a total of 124 credits. Up to 90 credits may be transferred from prior coursework, such as an associate’s degree, as well as professional certifications and more. Our admissions team can help you obtain your transcripts to determine eligible transfer credits. There are four degree paths:

B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences

With nine specializations, ranging from health and wellness to child and family studies, this customizable degree offers the flexibility and convenience needed to reach your career goals. Complete five courses (20 credits) and earn a specialization.

B.A. in Business Administration

Students explore key business operations including marketing, finance, analytics and strategy. Complete 14 courses (64 credits) and a capstone experience to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. 

B.A. in Psychology

With a B.A. in Psychology, you can pursue careers in fields like HR, marketing, counseling and more, using your understanding of human behavior to make a difference. Complete 11 courses (44 credits) including a capstone experience to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

B.A. in Strategic Communication

With a B.A. in Strategic Communication, you can thrive in diverse career paths including public relations, advertising, social media and corporate communications, shaping impactful messages for the world to hear. Complete four required courses and six electives (40 credits) to earn your Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication.

What Our Students Say

“I really enjoyed my experience in the BDC program and I am actually now going to Merrimack for my master’s in clinical mental health counseling. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who wants to continue their education.”

Graduate, 2023

“The bachelor program is a good program that allows you to use and adapt your personal experience into the course materials. Going back to school was probably one of the most daunting things to me but I really enjoyed it. It was easy to break down, easy to take on and I’m glad I did it.”

Graduate, 2023

“The professors made sure you had an understanding of the materials, I really liked that, especially after being out of school for a while.”

Graduate, 2023

“I’m in the Business Administration specialization and I’m moving on to a master’s in management. The program has helped prepare me for career progression. I was really looking for that in a program.”

Graduate, 2023

Only Pay for the Credits You Need:
Transfer up to 90 Credits Toward Your Bachelor’s Degree

Students can transfer up to 90 credits toward their 124-credit bachelor’s degree including work experience or job training such as EMT training, licensures, certifications, professional development and prior work experience that aligns with your degree path. 

All coursework from all accredited institutions, including four-year colleges and community colleges outside of Massachusetts, will be considered for transfer credit.

Bachelor’s + Master’s Pathway*


Master’s Tuition Savings

Did you know students who complete their bachelor’s degree at Merrimack can automatically save at least 25 percent off the total tuition for some online and on-campus master’s degrees at Merrimack?

Two Free Graduate Classes

Additionally, students can complete up to two free graduate classes during their final two Bachelor Degree Completion program semesters.

*Graduate certificates and some master’s degrees may not offer all benefits.


It’s Easy to Apply Online

A complete application includes:

  • Online application (no fee).
  • College transcripts from all institutions attended.*
  • English proficiency exam for non-English speaking applicants.

*Students need at least 12 credits in prior undergraduate work from an accredited community college, college, or university. If you do not have prior undergraduate coursework additional options may be available.

Key Dates and Deadlines

This program enrolls six times a year. Each term is eight weeks.

Term
Application Deadline
Classes Begin
Fall I
Monday, August 12, 2024
Monday, August 26, 2024
Fall II
Monday, October 7, 2024
Monday, October 21, 2024
Fall I
Application Deadline
Monday, August 12, 2024
Classes Begin
Monday, August 26, 2024
Fall II
Application Deadline
Monday, October 7, 2024
Classes Begin
Monday, October 21, 2024

At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.

  • Most Innovative Schools (No. 14)
  • Regional Universities North (No. 33)
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching (No. 31)
  • Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (No. 86)
    (at schools where doctorate not offered)
  • Best Colleges for Veterans (No. 14)
  • Best Value Schools (No. 47)
  • Merrimack College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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