How the Program Works

General Prerequisites

Just as graduates of the prestigious universities (Harvard, MIT, Stanford, etc.) are considered the most elite and well-educated, so too are Bov Academy graduates expected to be exceptional. However, unlike those universities, who accept only the highest academic achievers, we accept ambitious, relentless, and passionate students, no matter their prior academic achievement, and we train them to become exceptional and successful and to build groundbreaking technologies.

To register in our beginning career paths, Frontend Engineer and Fullstack Engineer, you need these main qualifications:

  • Competent Problem-Solving Skills: You must be able to confidently solve at least basic algebra and logic problems.
  • Relentlessness (Perseverance): Only students who persevere through the boring, difficult, and time-consuming work, and who disregard distractions and pessimism will succeed in our program.
  • Ambitiousness: Bov Academy is ideal for anyone who aspires to reach their true potential and who wants to make a significant positive impact on the world by contributing to groundbreaking technology. Our program is not ideal for someone who wants a quick crash course in programming to settle for a quick job. We will help you get a high-paying job and help you maximize your potential. But you must be ambitious, more ambitious than nearly everyone you know, and be willing to work hard to graduate a highly skilled engineer.

After you applied, the first thing you will do is schedule the mandatory admission interview. You will learn within a couple of days if you are accepted into the program.

Specific Qualifications for Some Career Paths

Some career paths—including AI Frontend Engineer, AI Fullstack Engineer, Algorithms Engineer, Autonomous Engineer, and Algorithmologist—require either a CS degree, a completion of one of the other Bov Academy career paths, or advanced-level programming skills.

To qualify, you need only take our admission interview. We will email you the specific requirements qualifications and what you should study for in preparation for the admission interview, after you apply to one of the aforementioned career paths.

Course Format

Our students take our courses online using our integrated platform.

Career Paths and Courses

Each career path provides a complete education, tailored for a specific career or interest, and takes 7-12 months (depending on the career path) to complete. Our career paths are ideal for:

  • Anyone who wants to pursue a high-earning and rewarding career in programming, AI, or web programming—for example, in frontend engineering, fullstack engineering, AI frontend engineering, AI fullstack engineering, algorithms engineering, and cybersecurity.
  • Programmers who want to work on groundbreaking and futuristic technologies.

Pinnacle Project: Graduation Project that Advances Humanity

Every student builds a real-world graduation project, your Pinnacle Project, which can be a for-profit or nonprofit and must advance humanity in some regard.

Typically, your Pinnacle Project is a big project with far-reaching potential, and you could possibly benefit financially from the project for many years. You can work on a Bov Academy revolutionary project for your Pinnacle Project

Job Placement

We have a department that focuses exclusively on helping our graduates find jobs.

Intern Program

When you graduate, you could work remotely for Bov Academy or our stealth project for up to 3–4 months as a paid intern. Students compete for one of the rewarding internship positions.

Real-World Experience that Boosts Your Expertise, Earning Potential, and Prestige

You will get the opportunity publish professional articles and you will likely help to build at least one sophisticated real-world applications that serve tens of thousands and millions of people. This experience will boost your earning potential, improve your professional stature, and prepare you for real-world high-paying programming jobs.

Choose a Career Path and Apply Today

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Next Frontend/Fullstack Session
Online, December 7
In-Person (New York City), February, 2018
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Fullstack Engineer
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AI Frontend Engineer
AI Frontend Engineer
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Algorithms Engineer
Algorithms Engineer
Autonomous Engineer
Autonomous Engineer
Algorithmologist
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Cybersecurity+ Engineer
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  • The Ability to Work at Your Own Pace You must graduate by your graduation date. If you submit your work reliably and work on the chapters every week and couldn’t graduate by the graduation date, we will allow you two additional months to complete the program. But if you don’t work on the chapters every week, you don’t submit assignments in a timely manner and you are not ready to graduate by your graduation date, you will be required to take the program again with the subsequent session and pay 50% of the tuition (the cost of the tuition for that session), to complete your studies and graduate before the new session’s graduate date. Work at Your Own Pace Requirements, Within Your Session
  • Project Review and Feedback by Highly Trained Instructors
  • Interview Preparation and Help Finding a Job
  • Evidential Degree (Proof of Your Skills and Expertise)
  • Mentoring via QA, Our Question-and-Answer Platform
  • Personal Mentor
  • Comprehensive Problem-Solving and Programming Challenges Practice
  • Opportunity to Build Professional, Real-World Projects for Assignments
  • Paid Internships Available Upon Graduation
  • Training with New and Proven Methodologies to Help You Master the Concepts
  • Rigorous Training to Become Exceptional and Successful (Not Just to Get a Quick Job)
  • Our Book, The Proven Secrets to Success
  • Our Course on Writing Skillfully and Powerfully for the Digital Age
  • Our Course on the Intangibles for a Successful Career
  • Opportunity to Develop Innovative Projects
  • Opportunity to Develop Paid Professional Projects
  • Opportunity to Work on a Groundbreaking Bov Academy Project
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Bov Academy Frontend Engineer career path is likely the most comprehensive education in frontend programming in the world. You will learn almost the entire JavaScript language, HTML, and CSS; design patterns; JavaScript testing; responsive design; computer science math for web programmers; how to become a proficient problem solver; the art of programming, the art of frontend development; UI/UX design; in-depth UI development; accessibility; skillful written communication; React.js or Ember.js in depth; how to architect frontend applications; software development principles; Git, GitHub, and much more.

Overall, being a frontend engineer is financially and experientially rewarding; not just because of the high pay and job security, but also because end users use and enjoy your work every day—sometimes millions or even hundreds of millions of users, depending on the company you work for or the applications you build. Our frotend engineering program prepares you to work for any kind of firms, including big tech firms like Facebook, Google, Apple, Uber, LinkedIn, and so on.

Prerequisites

  • Competent problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Skillful use of the computer and the either Windows, Linux, or Mac.

Choose this Career Path If any of the Following Applies to You

  • You want one of the most exciting, highly paid, rewarding, and always in demand sofware engineering positions in the world. You will work mostly with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, and a heap of frontend tools and technologies, and sometimes in other programming languages, too, depending on the company you work for.
  • You want to develop the part of modern applications that end users see and use, the frontend.
  • You want to develop web, desktop, and mobile applications using web technologies.
  • You want to become a fullstack engineer. This career path is the first half of the Fullstack Engineering career path.
  • You want to work for a firms like Bov Academy, Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • Questions about this Career Path? Schedule a Free Career Evaluation

What You will Learn

Typically, we teach you just about everything you need to know to become proficient in your career path. We aren't aware of any other similar program to our that does this.

We focus on the following five core technical skills:

  • Problem-Solving: You will learn from the basics how to solve logic and algorithm problems, and you will learn how to become a skilled problem-solver. You yourself will even solve scores, possibly, hundreds of problems.
  • UI/UX Development: To be regarded as one of the best UI/UX developers in the world, you must have the skills and confidence and panache to develop refined, complex, and meticulous UI. You must have the sensibility and grace to distinguish mediocre UIs and experiences from exceptional ones. We teach you all of these things and more.
  • Programming: We expect you to graduate with confidence and expertise in the programming language or languages you need to master to excel in your chosen career path. Specifically, if you take our frontend or fullstack program, you will learn much of the entire JavaScript language—the important JavaScript concepts relevant to frontend development. We expect you to become a confident and formidable JavaScript engineer by the time you graduate. In the fullstack program, you will also learn Python.
  • Domain Proficiency: We help you acquire deep knowledge and proficiency in your area of specialization. If your focus is frontend engineering, we teach you the tools, techniques, and technologies used by professional, world-class developers and we expect you to be skilled in those technologies and tools.
  • Written Communication: Not only do we want you to become an outstanding engineer technically, but we also want you to excel in your career and in life. Accordingly, you will learn important fundamentals and other beneficial techniques that will help you markedly improve your written communications skill, a virtue that will reward you in myriad ways and over your lifetime, not just in your career path.

Along with these core technical skills, we also focus on helping you become a meticulous and refined engineer, and we teach you the intangibles to becoming successful.

Courses

  • Course 1: Command Line, Git, and GitHub
  • Course 2: Intro to JavaScript
  • Course 3: Introductory Math for Programmers
  • Course 4: Mastering the IDE: WebStorm
  • Course 5: Mastering the Programming Editor: Sublime Text
  • Course 6: Communicating Powerfully and Effectively in the Written Form
  • Course 7: Intro to UI Web Development
  • Course 8A: Mastering UI/UX Design
  • Course 9: Mastering UI Web Development
  • Course 10: Becoming a JavaScript Expert
  • Course 11: Math for Programmers
  • Course 12A: The Art of Programming, Part 1
  • Course 13: Advanced JavaScript
  • Course 14: Building a Sophisticated Web Application
  • Course 12B: The Art of Programming, Part 2
  • Course 15: Architecting Frontend Web Applications
  • Course 16: React.js in Depth
  • Course 16B: Advanced React.js and Native Mobile Development
  • Course 20: Art of Frontend Development
  • Course 1000: Grit and the Secrets to Success
  • Course 2000: Intangibles for a Successful Career
  • Course 5000: Doing the Extraordinary: Building and Launching Your Pinnacle Project

Projects You Will Build

In addition to more than two dozen complex projects (some of which will be used in the real world), you will also develop at least two sophisticated real-world web apps that will be used to solve real problems. And you will work on at least one groundbreaking Bov Academy project that will be used by or help hundreds of millions around the globe.

Jobs You May Qualify For

Frontend Engineer, Software Engineer, Frontend Developer, JavaScript Frontend Developer, JavaScript Developer, UI/UX Developer, Advanced JavaScript Developer

Range of Salary for Frontend Engineers: $70,000–$150,000+

* Salaries mentioned in USD, for people who live and work in the US. Firms in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and London pay considerably more than firms in smaller cities and villages, hence the wide salary range.

Salary Sources: Glassdoor.com and Salarytalk.org

Career Path Start Date

Next Session Starts

Total Time to Graduate

7 months (recommended study time: 2–4 hours a day, every day)

Important Note About Time to Graduate: Every student must graduate by their graduation date.

Graduation Date

Since the time to graduate for this career path is months, your graduation date is . You can graduate sooner than the stated graduation date.

Payment Options

  • Standard Payment (Get 45% Discount)
  • Monthly Payment (30% Discount)
  • Pay-After-Secure-Job (30% Discount; Limited Spots Available: Requires a 15%, 30% or 40% down payment, depending on financial aid application and performance on the admission interview)

Tuition

$ $0 (0% Discount for the Standard Payment Only)

Other Payment Options
  • Monthly Payment
  • Pay After You Secure a Job (Requires a Downpayment)

Price shown is for the online program. The in-person program costs 30% more.

The Application and Admission Interview Are FREE!
Apply to this Career Path
Fullstack Engineer clear

As a typical fullstack engineer, you will develop complete web applications (the frontend and backend) on a small and medium-sized team. On larger teams, you will likely work on one or more aspects (front or backend, for example, or help with both) of large applications. You may develop the frontend using a modern frameworks such as React.js, Angular.js, or Ember.js, build custom authentication and eCommerce solutions, create APIs and RESTful services (for both web apps and mobile apps), and deploy and manage server and database infrastructure, as well as turn designs and wireframes into real-world frontend applications. You will be able to develop complete, sophisticated web applications, and even mobile applications using web technologies.

Prerequisites

  • Competent problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Skillful use of the computer and the either Windows, Linux, or Mac.

Choose this Career Path If any of the Following Applies to You

  • You want a high-paying job working on **all aspects** of the web development pipeline, moving seamlessly from creating JavaScript, HTML, and CSS user interfaces to complex algorithms and database and user authentication code on the backend.
  • You want to work for a high-tech firm like Google or Facebook and others who hire software engineers, not barely skilled web developers.
  • You want to develop a startup on your own from scratch.
  • Questions about this Career Path? Schedule a Free Career Evaluation

What You will Learn

Typically, we teach you just about everything you need to know to become proficient in your career path. We aren't aware of any other similar program to our that does this.

We focus on the following five core technical skills:

  • Problem-Solving: You will learn from the basics how to solve logic and algorithm problems, and you will learn how to become a skilled problem-solver. You yourself will even solve scores, possibly, hundreds of problems.
  • UI/UX Development: To be regarded as one of the best UI/UX developers in the world, you must have the skills and confidence and panache to develop refined, complex, and meticulous UI. You must have the sensibility and grace to distinguish mediocre UIs and experiences from exceptional ones. We teach you all of these things and more.
  • Programming: We expect you to graduate with confidence and expertise in the programming language or languages you need to master to excel in your chosen career path. Specifically, if you take our frontend or fullstack program, you will learn much of the entire JavaScript language—the important JavaScript concepts relevant to frontend development. We expect you to become a confident and formidable JavaScript engineer by the time you graduate. In the fullstack program, you will also learn Python.
  • Domain Proficiency: We help you acquire deep knowledge and proficiency in your area of specialization. If your focus is frontend engineering, we teach you the tools, techniques, and technologies used by professional, world-class developers and we expect you to be skilled in those technologies and tools.
  • Written Communication: Not only do we want you to become an outstanding engineer technically, but we also want you to excel in your career and in life. Accordingly, you will learn important fundamentals and other beneficial techniques that will help you markedly improve your written communications skill, a virtue that will reward you in myriad ways and over your lifetime, not just in your career path.

Along with these core technical skills, we also focus on helping you become a meticulous and refined engineer, and we teach you the intangibles to becoming successful.

Courses

  • Course 1: Command Line, Git, and GitHub
  • Course 2: Intro to JavaScript
  • Course 3: Introductory Math for Programmers
  • Course 4: Mastering the IDE: WebStorm
  • Course 5: Mastering the Programming Editor: Sublime Text
  • Course 6: Communicating Powerfully and Effectively in the Written Form
  • Course 7: Intro to UI Web Development
  • Course 8A: Mastering UI/UX Design
  • Course 9: Mastering UI Web Development
  • Course 10: Becoming a JavaScript Expert
  • Course 11: Math for Programmers
  • Course 12A: The Art of Programming, Part 1
  • Course 13: Advanced JavaScript
  • Course 14: Building a Sophisticated Web Application
  • Course 12B: The Art of Programming, Part 2
  • Course 15: Architecting Frontend Web Applications
  • Course 16: React.js in Depth
  • Course 16B: Advanced React.js and Native Mobile Development
  • Course 20: Art of Frontend Development
  • Course 21: Introduction to JavaScript Backend Development
  • Course 22: Mastering JavaScript Web Application Development
  • Course 23: Introduction to Databases and Database Admin
  • Course 24: Art of Backend Development
  • Course 25: Introduction to DevOps
  • Course 26: MongoDB In Depth: Beginner to Advanced and Beyond *
  • Course 27: PostgreSQL In Depth: Beginner to Advanced and Beyond *
  • Course 28: Building and Deploying a Sophisticated Fullstack Web Application
  • Course 29: Advanced Problem-Solving, Algorithms, and Data Structures
  • Course 1000: Grit and the Secrets to Success
  • Course 2000: Intangibles for a Successful Career
  • Course 5000: Doing the Extraordinary: Building and Launching Your Pinnacle Project

* You get to choose between Course 26 and Course 27.

Projects You Will Build

In addition to completing more than two dozen complex projects (many of which will be used in the real world), you will also build three significant web applications that will be used to solve real problems. For your final assignment, you will get the opportunity to do something extraordinary.

Jobs You May Qualify For

Fullstack JavaScript Engineer, Fullstack Developer, Fullstack Engineer, Frontend Engineer, JavaScript Engineer, Node.js Developer, Frontend Developer, UI/UX Engineer, Angular (or React) Developer, MongoDB (or PostgreSQL) Developer

Range of Salary for Fullstack Engineers: $90,000–$165,000+

* Salaries mentioned in USD, for people who live and work in the US. Firms in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and London pay considerably more than firms in smaller cities and villages, hence the wide salary range.

Salary Sources: Glassdoor.com and Salarytalk.org

Total Time to Graduate

12 months (recommended study time: 2–4 hours a day, every day)

Important Note About Time to Graduate: Every student must graduate by their graduation date.

Graduation Date

Since the time to graduate for this career path is months, your graduation date is . You can graduate sooner than the stated graduation date.

Career Path Start Date

Payment Options

  • Standard Payment (Get 45% Discount)
  • Monthly Payment (30% Discount)
  • Pay-After-Secure-Job (30% Discount; Limited Spots Available: Requires a 15%, 30% or 40% down payment, depending on financial aid application and performance on admission interview)

Tuition

$ $0 (0% Discount for the Standard Payment Only)

Other Payment Options
  • Monthly Payment
  • Pay After You Secure a Job (Requires a Downpayment)

Price shown is for the online program. The in-person program costs 30% more.

The Application and Admission Interview Are FREE!
Apply to this Career Path
AI Frontend Engineer clear

As an AI frontend engineer, you will develop intelligent frontend web applications. Many new startups and big companies such as Google and Facebook and others are developing intelligent web applications that heighten user experience automate processes that previously couldn't be automated, resulting in web applications.

A graduate of this career path will be skilled enough to transition to work with autonomous technologies.

Prerequisite

You must have a computer science degree or equivalent or must be a graduate of Bov Academy's Frontend Engineer or Fullstack Engineer program.

Choose this Career Path If any of the Following Applies to You

  • You want to improve your frontend development or engineering skills and increase your opportunities for a successful long-term career, by learning machine learning and AI to build intelligent frontend applications.
  • You want to transition to building AI-driven applications.
  • You don't want to be outmoded in a few years and replaced by AI or engineers who know AI.
  • Questions about this Career Path? Schedule a Free Career Evaluation

Jobs You may Qualify For

AI-Frontend Engineer, Junior Autonomous Engineer, JavaScript Frontend Developer, Frontend Engineer, Senior Frontend Engineer

Range of Salary: $90,000–$150,000+

* Salaries mentioned in USD, for people who live and work in the US. Firms in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and London pay considerably more than firms in smaller cities and villages, hence the wide salary range.

Salary Sources: Glassdoor.com and Salarytalk.org

Total Time to Graduate

3 months (recommended study time: 2–4 hours a day, every day)

Important Note About Time to Graduate: Every student must graduate by their graduation date.

Graduation Date

Since the time to graduate for this career path is months, your graduation date is . You can graduate sooner than the stated graduation date.

Career Path Start Date

Starts

Payment Options

  • Standard Payment

Tuition

$0 $ (0% Discount)

AI Fullstack Engineer clear

As an AI fullstack engineer, you will develop intelligent web applications. Many new startups and big companies such as Google and Facebook and many others are developing intelligent web applications that heighten user experience automate processes that previously couldn't be automated.

A graduate of this career path will be skilled enough to work with autonomous technologies.

Prerequisite

You must have a computer science degree or equivalent or must be a graduate of Bov Academy's fullstack engineer program.

Choose this Career Path If any of the Following Applies to You

  • You want to improve your fullstack development or engineering skills and increase your opportunities for a successful long-term career by learn machine learning and AI.
  • You want to build AI-driven applications and work with autonomous technologies.
  • Questions about this Career Path? Schedule a Free Career Evaluation

Jobs You may Qualify For

AI-Fullstack Engineer, AI-Frontend Engineer, Autonomous EngineerFrontend, Fullstack Engineer, Senior Frontend Engineer

Range of Salary: $110,000–$170,000+

* Salaries mentioned in USD, for people who live and work in the US. Firms in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and London pay considerably more than firms in smaller cities and villages, hence the wide salary range.

Salary Sources: Glassdoor.com and Salarytalk.org

Total Time to Graduate

4 months (recommended 2–4 hours a day, every day)

Important Note About Time to Graduate: Every student must graduate by their graduation date.

Graduation Date

Since the time to graduate for this career path is months, your graduation date is . You can graduate sooner than the stated graduation date.

Career Path Start Date

Payment Options

  • Standard Payment

Tuition

$0 $0 (0% Discount)

Algorithms Engineer clear

In this career path, you will study, optimize, and create consequential algorithms. This career path will begin in December, 2017. You can apply now to secure one of the very limited spots.

This is a highly selective program. Students and graduates of this program will work on some revolutionary technologies.

Prerequisite

You must have a computer science degree or equivalent or must be a graduate of any of Bov Academy's web programming or software engineering career paths.

Tuition

TBD
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In this career path, you will study software engineering and AI for building autonomous technologies, including autonomous cars and drones. This career path will begin in early 2018. You can apply now to secure one of the limited spots.

This is a highly selective program. Students and graduates of this program will work on mostly futuristic technologies.

Prerequisite

You must have a computer science degree or equivalent or must be a graduate of any of Bov Academy's web programming or software engineering career paths.

Tuition

TBD
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Algorithmology—created by the founder of Bov Academy, Richard Bovell—is a new branch of computer science. An algorithmologist studies algorithms and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to unlock the naturally occurring algorithms of nature and the universe. This career path begins in early 2018. You can apply now to secure one of the highly selective limited spots.

This is a highly selective program; only exceptional students will be accepted to the program. Students and graduates of this program will work on futuristic projects and technologies. You may apply if you are an exceptional problem-solver and feel confident working with complex algorithms.

Prerequisite

You must have a computer science degree or equivalent or must be a graduate of any of Bov Academy's web programming or software engineering career paths.

Tuition

TBD
Cybersecurity+ Engineer clear

This career path begins in early 2018. You can apply now to secure one of the limited spots.

Prerequisite

You must have a computer science degree or equivalent or must be a graduate of any of Bov Academy's web programming or software engineering career paths.

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This career path begins in early 2018. You can apply now to secure one of the limited spots.

Prerequisite

You are one of the best and most creative dancers you know.

Supernatural Reality Engineer clear

This career path begins in early 2018. You can apply now to secure one of the limited spots.

Prerequisite

You must have a computer science degree or equivalent or must be a graduate of any of Bov Academy's web programming or software engineering career paths.

Supernatural Reality Artist clear

This career path begins in early 2018. You can apply now to secure one of the limited spots.

Prerequisite

You are one of the best and most creative performance artists you know.

Supernatural Reality Violinist clear

This career path begins in early 2018. You can apply now to secure one of the limited spots.

Prerequisite

You are one of the best and most creative violinists you know.