May 30, 2023  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog

Bay State College Catalog Introduction

Mission & Vision Statement 

Veterans Affairs

Core Values & Guiding Principles 

Statement of Nondiscrimination 

History of Bay State College 


Academic Freedom  

Effective Catalog Dates 


Curricular Changes 

Program Specific Accreditation

Bay State College Locale 


Bay State College Culture 

Mission Statement 

Bay State College prepares students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized attention. 


Vision Statement 

Bay State College will be the college of choice in our region for career-minded students and employers who seek well-educated graduates in our disciplines. 


Core Values 

·   Quality 

·   Respect 

·   Support 


Guiding Principles 

Bay State College accomplishes this through its commitment to providing 

·   an affordable private education 

·   a supportive, caring staff and faculty 

·   a hands-on learning environment 

·   a community embracing diversity 

·   a faculty with real-world experience 

·   an education beyond the classroom 

·   a culture of social and ethical responsibility 

·   a results-driven approach to student success 


History of Bay State College 

Bay State College opened in 1946 to serve a single industry, the airlines, by providing students with hands-on skills and paying particular attention to a strong educational foundation. Then as now, the College was known for its small classes, individual attention, and focus on specific careers.  

In 1961, Bay State moved to its current location in the Back Bay - in the heart of the city, but close to hospitals, businesses, shopping, fashion and entertainment. 

In 1975, Bay State was initially authorized to grant Associate degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1989, Bay State became accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)*. In 2004, Bay State was authorized by the state and NEASC* to grant Bachelor’s degrees in Business, Fashion, and Entertainment Management. 

Seventy years after its founding, Bay State still operates under the vision of its founders. The College provides America’s leading employers with skilled graduates who are professionally trained and educated for the profession they desire. 

*Bay State College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, formerly NEASC). 


Academic Freedom  

Bay State College members of the faculty, whether tenured or not, are entitled to academic freedom as set forth in the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, formulated by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the American Association of University Professors. 

All members of the faculty, whether tenured or not, are entitled to protection against illegal or unconstitutional discrimination by the institution, or discrimination on a basis not demonstrably related to the faculty member’s professional performance, including but not lim­ited to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. 

Teachers are entitled to full freedom in research and in the publication of the results, subject to the adequate performance of their other academic duties; but research for pecuniary return should be based upon an understanding with the authorities of the institution. 

Teachers are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing their subject, but they should be careful not to introduce into their teaching controversial matter which has no relation to their subject.4 Limitations of academic freedom because of religious or other aims of the institution should be clearly stated in writing at the time of the appointment.5 

College and university teachers are citizens, members of a learned profession, and officers of an educational institution. When they speak or write as citizens, they should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but their special position in the community imposes special obligations. As scholars and educational officers, they should remember that the public may judge their profession and their institution by their utterances. Hence they should at all times be accurate, should exercise appropriate restraint, should show respect for the opinions of others, and should make every effort to indicate that they are not speaking for the institution.6 

Bay State College Accreditation and Locale  


Bay State College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is authorized to award the Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Bay State College is also a member of several professional education associations. 

The New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC) accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators. 

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), is located at 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803; (781) 271-0022. 


Program Specific Accreditation 

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The mailing address and phone number for CAPTE is 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488; (703) 706-3245. 

The Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The mailing address and phone number for ACEN is 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; (404) 975-5000. 

The Associate Degree in Nursing program has been granted full approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.  

The RN to BSN degree program in nursing has achieved candidate status for pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001; (202) 887-6791.  

State Authorization 

Bay State College is authorized to grant degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE).  


Veterans Affairs 

Bay State College is an approved institution for Veterans’ educational benefits. Veterans and dependents are required to comply with VA regulations under sections 21.4135, 21.4235, and 21.4277 with regard to required class attendance and acceptable academic progress. Bay State College also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional assistance to cover tuition and fees that are not already covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. For specific information on the GI Bill®, and to apply for benefits please visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill® Site at  


Statement of Nondiscrimination 

Bay State College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or non-disqualifying disability. This applies to our educational, admissions, and employment policies, treatment of students, and other college-administered programs and activities.  

Any inquiries or grievances concerning these regulations may be directed to the Dean of Students, Bay State College, 31 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116, (617) 217-9225. 



Bay State College reserves the right to modify locations and policies and adjust requirements and standards as described in this publication at any time and without prior written notice. 


Effective Catalog Dates 

The policies and procedures contained in this publication are effective as of August 30, 2021. This information is accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change at the discretion of Bay State College. 


Curricular Changes 

Courses listed in this Catalog are subject to changes initiated by departments or programs. The submitted changes are subject to approval by the Curriculum Committee, the Bay State College Faculty Senate, and the Department of Academic Affairs. 

Changes in curricula for the ensuing year are published in the Catalog supplement or in the following academic year’s catalog.  


Bay State College Locale 

All facilities at Bay State College are “smoke-free.” 

Bay State College’s main campus is located at 31 St. James Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts 02116 in Back Bay, adjacent to Bay Village, about a ten-minute walk to Boston Common. The campus maintaining presence on two floors of the Park Square Building, just south-west of the Boston Logan International Airport, with convenient access from the Massachusetts Turnpike (90) and the 93 Southeast Exp.  

Bay State College’ Taunton campus is at 101 Industrial Park Road in Taunton Massachusetts 02780. This campus is located just north-west of Cape Cod, is twenty-minutes from Rhode Island, and relatively close to Connecticut.