The Major

The major program allows students to develop depth of knowledge and skills in an academic discipline.

Major Program (minimum 40 credits)

Majors lead to either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.). Typically, majors leading to a B.A. require 40 to 48 credits, whereas majors leading to the B.S. or B.F.A. require between 60 and 68 credits. At least 50% of the credit hours counting towards the major requirements must be completed at Emmanuel.

Offered Programs by Academic Department

Individualized Majors
Individualized majors are available for students whose career goals and intellectual interests can best be served through a major program outside the traditional disciplinary major.

Major/Minor Programs Offered
Majors and minors are offered in the following departments and subject areas:

Accounting
B.A. in accounting
Minor in accounting

American Studies
B.A. in American studies with concentration in cultural studies
B.A. in American studies with concentration in American politics & society

Art
B.F.A. in graphic design
B.A. in studio art
B.A. in studio art with specialization in art therapy (pre-professional program)
Minors in studio art, art history, graphic design and photography

Biology
B.S. in biology
B.S. in biology with concentration in biochemistry
B.S. in biology with concentration in health sciences
B.S. in biology with concentration in neuroscience (also see Neuroscience, below)
B.S. in biology with concentration in physiology
Minor in biology

Biostatistics
B.S. in biostatistics

Chemistry
B.S. in chemistry
B.S. in chemistry with concentration in biochemistry
B.S. in chemistry with concentration in forensic science
Minor in chemistry

Economics
B.A. in economics
Minor in economics

Education
B.A. in elementary education
B.A. in secondary education
(Students interested in secondary teacher licensure complete a major in a discipline of study and a second major in secondary education. Subject area majors leading to teacher licensure at the secondary level are art, biology, chemistry, English literature, history, math and Spanish.)

English
B.A. in communication & media studies
B.A. in literature
B.A. in writing & literature
Minors in African and African diaspora studies, communication & media studies, literature and writing & literature

Gender & Women's Studies
Minor in gender & women's studies

History
B.A. in history
Minor in history

International Studies
B.A. in international studies
B.A. in international studies with concentration in diplomacy & security
B.A. in international studies with concentration in sustainability & global justice
Minor in peace studies

Latin American Studies
Minor in Latin American studies

Management
B.A. in management
Concentrations in marketing and sport management
Minors in management and organizational leadership

Mathematics
B.A. in mathematics
Minor in mathematics

Middle East Studies
Minor in Middle East Studies

Modern Languages
B.A. in Spanish
Minor in Spanish

Neuroscience
B.S. in neuroscience (biology)
B.S. in neuroscience (psychology)
Minor in neuroscience

Performing Arts
Minors in music, music-theater and theater arts

Philosophy
B.A. in philosophy
Minor in philosophy

Political Science
B.A. in political science
B.A. in political science with concentration in international relations & comparative politics
B.A. in political science with concentration in American politics & government
Minor in political science

Psychology
B.A. in psychology with concentration in counseling & health psychology
B.A. in psychology with concentration in developmental psychology
B.S. in neuroscience (also see Neuroscience, above)
Minors in psychology and neuroscience

Sociology
B.A. in sociology
B.A. in sociology with concentration in criminology
B.A. in sociology with concentration in human services
B.A. in sociology with concentration in social inequality & social justice
Minor in sociology

Theology & Religious Studies
B.A. in theology & religious studies
Minor in Catholic studies
Minor in theology & religious studies

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