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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.See what we offer
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.
Biology: Health Sciences
At Emmanuel, your neighbors are the world-renowned surgeons, researchers and experts of the famed Longwood Medical and Academic Area.
Investigate the vast complexities of the nervous system. Explore the relationship between brain function and human behavior.
How do all of our body parts and systems work together to keep us alive?
The simplest cell contains infinitely intricate mathematics.
OUR FACULTY AND STUDENTS
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.Learn more about who we are
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.Meet Our Faculty
Biology major Juliann Gavin '16 joined ROTC to challenge herself, and she will l...Read More
Biology major Thomas Tallo '16 traveled to Beijing, China, with Assistant Profes...Read More
Michael Craig ’12 is about to embark on a fully-funded, three-year Ph.D. program...Read more
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!Take a glimpse at our outcomes
Class of 2015: Where We Work
|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
|Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology||Brandeis University||Biology|
|M.S., Global Health||Georgetown University||Biology|
|Training/Certified Nursing Assistant||Metrowest Healthcare Academy||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.Explore your next steps
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