News & Media

May 7, 2018

Emmanuel Announces Formation of Academic Schools

College also adds New Programs, Highlighting Interdisciplinary Learning

As a result of a multi-year assessment of academic offerings at the College, as well as analysis of the external environment including workforce needs and development, Emmanuel has made the decision to reorganize academic programs and departments into five schools, effective for fall of 2018. Over the course of its nearly 100-year history, Emmanuel College has continuously adapted to the needs of each generation of students, offering liberal arts and sciences programs to not only foster broad intellectual curiosity, but the practical skills and relevant experience to successfully launch a career. Schools, encompassing both the traditional undergraduate programs and Graduate and Professional Programs (GPP), include:

  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • School of Business & Management
  • School of Science & Health
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing

This reorganization builds upon the already strong interdisciplinary nature of Emmanuel's academic programs by more intentionally fostering connections among both students and faculty in complementary areas, and serves as a platform to launch new programs by better maximizing resources and integrating experiential learning opportunities. Robust academic and career advising services are foundational across all schools to ensure graduates are best prepared for employment, graduate school and lifelong careers.

"For nearly a century, Emmanuel College has remained passionately committed to providing an inspiring and transformative liberal arts and sciences education, but has always adapted that education as the world has changed," said Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Josef Kurtz. "Today's students think and learn across the more traditional academic constructs, and this reorganization celebrates both the synergies among departments and the value of interdisciplinary programs."

The College is also launching a number of new majors, minors, concentrations and certificates including: Political Communication; Health Humanities; Spanish for Healthcare Professionals; Statistics; Computer Science, Big Data and Data Analytics; and Business "Boot Camps." New academic initiatives include expanded summer research programs, new travel abroad opportunities, an internship requirement for all students, innovation workshops, and technology challenges to promote entrepreneurship and skills building.

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

School of Science & Health

School of Business & Management

School of Education

School of Nursing


  • Art
  • English
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science & International Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theology & Religious Studies    


  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology  


  • Business & Economics

*traditional undergraduate & GPP graduate


  • Education

*traditional undergraduate & GPP graduate


  • Nursing

*GPP - graduate & undergraduate