The Curriculum

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
Minors in studio art, art history, photography and graphic design
Biology
B.S. in biology
B.S. in biology with concentration in health sciences
B.S. in biology with concentration in neuroscience
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
Education
B.A. in elementary education
B.A. in secondary education
English
B.A. in English communication and media studies
B.A. in English literature
B.A. in English writing + literature
Minors in communication, literature and writing
Foreign Languages
B.A. in Spanish
Minor in Spanish
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 and Economics
B.A. in management
B.A. in management with concentration in sport management
Minors in management, economics and organizational leadership
Mathematics
B.A. in mathematics
Minor in mathematics
Middle East Studies
Minor in Middle East studies
Performing Arts
Minors in music-theater, music 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 developmental psychology
B.A. in psychology with concentration in counseling + health psychology
B.A. in psychology with concentration in neuroscience
Minor in psychology
Sociology
B.A. in sociology
B.A. in sociology with concentration in crime + justice
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