I received the following in an email from Boston University and thought it was valuable information to share with anyone thinking of taking the BU genealogy certificate course. I have not taken this course myself, but have heard nothing but positive comments from friends who have completed the program.
Interaction with Boston University's distinguished genealogy faculty
Our Certificate program is taught by exceptional facultywho are world-renowned for their expertise and contributions to the field of genealogy, including Melinde Lutz Byrne, FASG; Tom Jones, CG; Elissa Scalise Powell, CG; and Allison Ryall. As a student in our Certificate program, you will have the opportunity to ask our professors your burning genealogy questions.
Specialized preparation for the CG certification
Our program is specially designed to teach you the methodology you will need to prepare for your CG certification.
Over 100 hours of instructional time
Our professor-led Certificate program offers over 100 hours of contact time, as well as numerous online exercises and written homework assignments.
Personalized feedback on your work
The writing assignments you submit as part of the program will be graded and critiqued by our professors, and teaching assistants who will provide you with personalized feedback on how to improve your genealogical research and writing skills.
Access to course content anytime, anywhere
Our asynchronous course modules can be accessed anytime and anywhere you have internet connectivity. Whether you're an early morning person or a night owl with a busy schedule, you will be able to complete your coursework at a time of day that is convenient to you.
Please call or email us if you have questions about our online genealogy programs. Best regards, The Boston University Online Genealogical Research Programs Team