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Focus on science. Learn about how life works. The cause and cure of a disease. Your future is biology, and your laboratory is Emmanuel College.

Students interested in the study of biology are by nature a curious lot. At the most fundamental levels they seek to understand why. Our professors provide the valuable insights to take students beyond the "Why?" and challenge them to consider "What if?"

Emmanuel students don't just learn about biology. They practice it. Our programs are built upon the belief that science is more than being taught in the classroom or reading from a textbook. Students collaborate with faculty on real-life research and get a true sense of what it means to be scientists. They are offered unmatched opportunities to engage and interact in the subject through our Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center, partnership with Merck Research Laboratories-Boston and location among the hospitals, research laboratories and pharmaceutical companies of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. Students graduate prepared to pursue a variety of career options, equipped with a more stimulating view of the world and an ever-growing sense of curiosity.  


Emmanuel’s biology department allows students to focus their interests with major concentrations in health science, neuroscience and physiology. Or add a biology minor to complement your field of study.

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  • Biology

    When you think of life on Earth, you may only begin to comprehend the vast array of plants, animals, bacteria and other organisms that share this planet.

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Faculty research, publish and present in their field and often collaborate side-by-side with students to help them explore their disciplines in greater depth, building on knowledge gained in the classroom and offering a unique hands-on, real-world experience. At Emmanuel, there’s an energy on campus that brings people and ideas together - in the classroom, across campus, throughout Boston and beyond.

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Small classes, big advantages

Emmanuel's Biology faculty are dedicated to providing a supportive, rigorous and rewarding community in which students thrive. They publish, present, engage in research and are committed to exploring the unknown in biology with undergraduate research students.

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Equipped with a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education and real-world experience within their disciplines, Emmanuel graduates go on to make their mark at companies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Many students also choose to continue their education at the master’s or doctorate level. Check out where some of our recent graduates are thriving!

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Class of 2015: Where We Work

Position Company Major
Biology Teacher Hingham Public Schools Biology
Chemical Technician Proverde Laboratories Biology: Health Sciences
Clinical Assistant Boston Children's Hospital Biology: Health Sciences
Clinical Operations Associate Retrophin, Inc. Biology: Health Sciences
Clinical Research Coordinator Massachusetts General Hospital Biology: Health Sciences
Critical Care Technician Tufts Medical Center Biology: Health Sciences
Equity Research Associate Laidlaw & Company UK Ltd Biology: Neuroscience
Medical Assistant Brigham & Women's Hospital Biology
Oncology Research Scientist Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Biology: Health Sciences
Patient Care Technician Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Biology: Health Sciences
Research Assistant Boston Children's Hospital Biology: Health Sciences
Research Assistant Brown University Biology: Neuroscience
Research Technician Massachusetts General Hospital Biology: Neuroscience
Technician Assistant Back Bay Veterinary Clinic Biology: Health Sciences

Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School

Degree Institution Major
Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology Brandeis University Biology
M.S., Global Health Georgetown University Biology
Training/Certified Nursing Assistant Metrowest Healthcare Academy Biology
Pharm.D. Northeastern University Biology
Ph.D., Genetics and Molecular Biology Tufts University Biology
M.Ed. University of Massachusetts Boston Biology
M.S., Anatomical and Translational Services George Washington University Biology: Health Sciences
Pharm.D. MCPHS University Biology: Health Sciences
M.S., Nursing MGH Insitute of Health Professions Biology: Health Sciences
Certificate, EMT New England EMS Institute Biology: Health Sciences
M.S., Nursing Northeastern University Biology: Health Sciences
M.S., Health Informatics Northeastern University Biology: Health Sciences
Ph.D. Tufts University Biology: Health Sciences


Whether you are a current Emmanuel student or a prospective student exploring Emmanuel for the first time, we can help you determine what’s next. Schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor, connect with the Career Center or the Office of International Programs to explore internship or study abroad options, or contact the Office of Admissions to set up a campus tour.

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