The Curriculum

The Major

The major program allows students to develop depth of knowledge and skills in an academic discipline.

Major Program (minimum 40 credits)

Majors lead to either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.). Typically, majors leading to a B.A. require 40 to 48 credits, whereas majors leading to the B.S. or B.F.A. require between 60 and 68 credits. At least 50% of the credit hours counting towards the major requirements must be completed at Emmanuel.

Offered Programs by Academic Department

Individualized Majors
Individualized majors are available for students whose career goals and intellectual interests can best be served through a major program outside the traditional disciplinary major.

Major/Minor Programs Offered
Majors and minors are offered in the following departments and subject areas:

Accounting
B.A. in accounting
Minor in accounting
American Studies
B.A. in American studies
Art
B.F.A. in graphic design
B.A. in studio art
B.A. in studio art with specialization in art therapy
Minors in studio art, art history, photography, graphic design
Biochemistry
B.S. in biochemistry
Biology
B.S. in biology
B.S. in biology with concentration in health sciences
B.S. in biology with concentration in neuroscience
Minor in biology
Biostatistics
B.S. in biostatistics
Chemistry
B.S. in chemistry
B.S. in chemistry with concentration in biochemistry
B.S. in chemistry with concentration in forensic science
Minor in chemistry
Education
B.A. in elementary education
B.A. in secondary education
English
B.A. in English communication, media and cultural studies
B.A. in English literature
B.A. in writing and literature
Minors in communication, literature and writing
Foreign Languages
B.A. in Spanish
Minor in Spanish
Gender and Women's Studies
Minor in gender and women's studies
History
B.A. in history
Minor in history
Management and Economics
B.A. in management
B.A. in management with concentration in sport management
Minors in management, economics and organizational leadership
Mathematics
B.A. in mathematics
Minor in mathematics
Performing Arts
Minors in music and theater arts
Philosophy
B.A. in philosophy
Minor in philosophy
Political Science and International Studies
B.A. in political science
B.A. in political science with concentration in international relations and comparative politics
B.A. in political science with concentration in American politics and government
Minor in political science
B.A. in international studies
B.A. in international studies with concentration in diplomacy and security
B.A. in international studies with concentration in sustainability and global justice
Minor in Latin American studies
Minor in peace studies
Minor in Middle East studies
Psychology
B.A. in psychology with concentration in developmental psychology
B.A. in psychology with concentration in counseling and health psychology
B.A. in psychology with concentration in neuroscience
Minor in psychology
Sociology
B.A. in sociology
B.A. in sociology with concentration in crime and justice
B.A. in sociology with concentration in human services
B.A. in sociology with concentration in social inequality and social justice
Minor in sociology
Theology and Religious Studies
B.A. in theology and religious studies
Minor in Catholic studies
Minor in theology and religious studies