It would be greatly appreciated if anyone can provide me with any information on pursuing a second bachelor's degree in Physics in the Boston area. Background: I have a BA in Communications (3.3 GPA) and have been a writer for 10 years. I went back to school last year in the Midwest to pursue a second bachelor's degree in Physics and am not happy with the education I am receiving, so I want to move to Boston to continue. I've taken Physics I & II and Calc I & II and received A's in all the classes. I've been working and taking classes (1-2 per semester), so I would need to continue to do that in Boston. Questions: Which schools might be a good fit for me, where I can live in the actual city of Boston (within 10 miles at the farthest) with my family? (I'm willing to commute 20-30 miles if necessary.) Do the bigger, private (more expensive) universities even offer a second bachelor's degree? (Most around the country seem to only offer one from their secondary "schools of professional studies"; I'm looking for a regular second undergrad degree.) I've done research, so I'm not going into this blind, but I just wanted to see if anyone had any firsthand knowledge of second bachelor degrees in Physics in Boston. I'm thinking UMass-Lowell could be the best fit for me, since it has a decent reputation for science. UMass-Boston is another option but I don't think they are known at all for Physics. As far as the bigger schools, like Boston U, MIT, Boston College, Northeastern or Tufts, I doubt I could even get into them as a second bachelor degree-seeking student, but I really have no clue. I'm also considering UMass-Amherst (which has a good reputation for Physics), but then I would have to live in a college town and I'm not sure that my wife and I could find good jobs there. That being said, I am also open to larger cities in the northeast (excluding NYC) where the job opportunities are prevalent. Thanks in advance for the advice.