Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion

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Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree 100% Online

Designed for Working Professionals

The Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion program is designed to help professionals of all levels and backgrounds complete their college degrees. Students take 1-2 courses per semester and can tailor their degree path with a variety of specializations.   

Program Highlights:

  • 100% Online Learning
  • Straightforward Tuition ($317 per credit)
  • Financial Aid Options and Payment Plans
  • Credit for Prior Coursework, Certifications, and More
  • Personal Success Coach and Academic Advisor
  • Tailor Your Degree with 9 Specializations

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Tuition & Financial Aid

At $317 per credit, Merrimack’s Bachelor Degree Completion program is one of the best value programs in the Northeast. Most classes are 4 credits ($1,268 per course) and you only pay for the courses you need to take.

You will automatically be considered for all types of financial aid once you have completed the financial aid application process. Merrimack also offers payment plans.

Transfer Credits and Prior Learning Experiences

You can transfer up to 90 credits of prior college coursework. You need 124 credits to earn your degree. Merrimack’s Admissions Team can help secure your official transcripts to determine eligibility.

You may also be eligible for prior learning credits if you’ve received professional certifications, earned continuing education units, and more. We will receive all of these options with you.

Curriculum and Specializations

With the help of your Academic Advisor and your Personal Success Coach, you can choose the right courses for you throughout the program. All courses are 100% online and offered in 8-week terms. Complete five courses and earn a specialization in one of many different areas of study.

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% off the total tuition for some online and on-campus master’s degrees at Merrimack?

Two Free Graduate Classes
Additionally, students can register to take up to two free graduate classes during their final two Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion Program semesters.

Find out which graduate programs are eligible and learn more about becoming a Double Warrior at Merrimack College.

Alumni Success

Many of our alumni have transitioned careers or advanced in their industries. Alumni job titles include:

Business and Leadership Studies:
General Accountant
Associate Banker
Store Manager
Customer Success Team Lead
Brand Manager

Child and Family Studies:
Childcare Center Owner/Director
Teacher

Psychology:
Caseworker
Mental Health Counselor

Each year bachelor’s degree holders earn $32,000 more than their peers who only have a high school diploma.

National Center for Education Statistics

What Our Students Are Saying:

“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.”

BDC 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.”

BDC Graduate, 2023

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

BDC 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.

BDC Graduate, 2023

Merrimack College Accolades

Founded in 1947 as a nonprofit institution, Merrimack College is ranked among the top colleges in the nation. Located 25 miles north of Boston, we are dedicated to delivering quality degrees designed with your career at the center.

  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 #45 Best Regional Universities North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 #37 Best Value Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 #9 Most Innovative Schools
  • Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2020
  • The Princeton Review 2021 Best Northeastern Regional College
  • Apple Inc., Apple Distinguished School

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