The Science Living-Learning Community is an optional program open by invitation only to first-year students considering a major in biology, biochemistry, biostatistics and chemistry.
Students who are interested in enhancing their academic and social experience through additional science-related experience should consider this program. The 20-student cohort enjoys an integrated learning environment dedicated to extending the science curriculum beyond the classroom.
Students who choose to be a part of the program will initially be enrolled in at least one of the following courses:
• BIOL 1105 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
• CHEM 1101 - Principles in Chemistry I
• CHEM 1103 - Chemical Perspectives
What are the Benefits of the Residence Hall-Based Science Living-Learning Community?
• The opportunity to interact with science faculty outside the classroom
• Organized tutoring and study sessions in the residence hall
• Access to a dedicated study lounge on the floor with computers containing science software
• Faculty presentations on their latest scholarly work
• Career preparation and counseling focused on the the sciences
• Information on research opportunities on campus with faculty and at Merck Research Laboratories-Boston, as well as opportunities at Dana-Farber Cancer Research Center, Harvard Medical School and other world-class research institutions within the Longwood Medical and Academic Area
How are students supported in the program?
Current science majors serve the program as Science Mentor Fellows. Living on the same floor, these upper-class students work with members of the cohort as both peer tutors and guides. They also assist faculty members to help plan enriching programs and presentations that will integrate a rigorous academic experience.
At Emmanuel, students are never alone in their pursuit to reach their potential. The Science Living-Learning Community offers students the support and encouragement to make the most out of studying the sciences at Emmanuel College.
Let us know if you're interested in the Science Living-Learning Community!
Being able to work directly with my professor on research is something I had only dreamed of.
Emmanuel College's innovative science programs were featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The full article, titled "For Science's Sake, a Small Liberal-Arts College Makes the Most of Its Location," can be viewed here.