Welcome from the President

During a time in which colleges and universities across the Northeast are experiencing flat or declining enrollment numbers, Becker College’s enrollment has—for the second consecutive year—increased. This year, our enrollment was up 6.25 percent: from 1,902 students in the 2013-14 academic year to 2,021 students this academic year, representing the largest group in the College’s 230-year history!

Students consider Becker a college of choice for a number of reasons—from our vibrant campus life and our commitment to global citizenship and service learning to our excellence in academics. We have been recognized by The Princeton Review for three consecutive years as a best college for undergraduate education—and have recently launched new programs that include both undergraduate and graduate study.

Our new Bachelor of Arts in Global Citizenship is the only degree of its kind in the country. This program reflects the College’s strong commitment to global citizenship and preparing students to lead in a global society. It integrates multidisciplinary coursework, service learning through domestic and international travel, community projects and internships, and a two-semester senior capstone seminar. Specializations within the program include global health and development, global political economy, management, education, social justice, and global sustainability. Graduates will be well-prepared for graduate-level study or careers in government, international non-governmental organizations, public health, business, education, international relations, and law and public policy.

In addition, the Board of Higher Education has approved our first graduate degree program—a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling.  This program complements the excellence of our psychology program and provides students with coursework and training that is consistent with the highest standards of study and practice in the counseling field. It fulfills the educational requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts and most other states. Graduates of the program will be prepared for careers that range from private practice counselors to administrators in larger community mental health settings.

These new programs—and a range of new concentrations and specializations—reflect our commitment to providing students with the best possible education, to prepare them for a bright and successful future.

Each year I hear from students about how much they enjoy our campuses, their professors and classroom experiences, the close-knit family atmosphere, and the many opportunities they are provided with that help them to get involved, make a difference, and grow as individuals. Everyone at Becker College is united in their commitment to providing the best educational and collegiate experience possible so students build the skills, knowledge, and real-world experiences needed to thrive in a global marketplace of today, and tomorrow.

Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.
President, Becker College

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