Living and Learning in the Heart of Boston

The humanities and social sciences cover a broad range of both distinct and complementary disciplines — the study of which are uniquely suited for a city as diverse and dynamic as Boston.

The power of proximity: A view of downtown Boston, including the Back Bay and the Financial District, from Emmanuel's campus

The city is steeped in history, from early Native American settlements to the political, cultural, financial and educational center that shaped the Boston of today. The State House is perched atop Beacon Hill and serves as the hub of Massachusetts government, and the surrounding city is teeming with opportunities in law, social services, academia and many other fields.

Boston is also home to some of the country’s most famous art and cultural institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston—the fifth largest museum in the U.S.—and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, both right in our Fenway neighborhood. Students looking to start a career in journalism or media can do so at the ninth-largest media market in the country, or at award-winning publications such as the Boston Globe or the Boston Herald, which boast 35 Pulitzer Prizes between them.

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Alyssa Hogan '24

"I view my major as a way to have more paths to protecting other people."