Academics

Academics at Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College is home to an inclusive learning community, where intellectual exuberance is celebrated, differing perspectives are respected and diverse theories are explored with energy and focus.

Here, knowledge meets know-how. Our >70 majors, minors and programs of study in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, business and nursing allow students to make connections across disciplines that spark new insights.

Foster connections among students and faculty in complementary areas, broaden your intellectual curiosity and build the practical skills to launch a successful career. Discover more about Emmanuel’s five distinct Schools and what these academic communities have to offer.

Emmanuel's professors are not only outstanding scholars, but dedicated mentors, collaborators and advisors who are fully committed to your ultimate success.

Guided by an academic advisor and supported by the the Academic Resource Center and state-of-the-art technology, you will meet and exceed your academic expectations.

Don't just study scholarly breakthroughs—help create them. At Emmanuel, you can participate in groundbreaking faculty-led research in leading-edge facilities as early as your first year.

100% of students participate in an internship as part of the core curriculum. Our Career Center staff is committed to meeting students wherever they are in the professional development process, from exploration and discovery to embarking on a purposeful future.

The more you know about the wider world, the more likely you are to succeed within it. At Emmanuel, we believe in expanding students' education across international borders, with >500 programs to choose from in 70+ countries.

Welcome to the world's greatest classroom—the city of Boston, where our students find internship and career opportunities at leading companies and organizations that students and graduates in other cities may only ever aspire to experience.

The Office of the Registrar is the central source for academic policies, student records, transcripts and course registration.

Graduate & Professional Programs

Gain the edge you need for the career you want with Emmanuel's graduate and professional programs in business and management, nursing, education and instructional design.

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Setting the Standard for Nursing Excellence

Within the Maureen Murphy Wilkens School of Nursing & Clinical Sciences, students gain the type of hands-on, practical experience that helps them emerge as well-rounded, in-demand nursing professionals.

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Nick Eline '23: Perseverance in a Pandemic

Nick grew up in a family of medical professionals—his mother and grandmother are both nurses and his father is a paramedic. “I’ve always been surrounded with medical jargon and stories of health incidents, crises, and the rewarding benefits of providing care,” he said.

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Nadel Henville '22: Creating Community Takes Center Stage

For Nadel, the stage is her “second home,” and the community she’s found within Emmanuel’s Theater program, a second family. While she originally thought she would pursue college theater as a hobby, she soon realized the work would define her student experience and provide a foundation for life beyond Emmanuel.

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Gianna Kittle '20: Advocating for Justice

Prior to coming to Emmanuel, Gianna had never heard of the field of sociology, but was very familiar and passionate about issues of crime and justice. Her time at Emmanuel helped her to not only put a name—but also, a purpose—to that passion.

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Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

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