Theology & Religious Studies

Then and now. Here in Boston and around the world. Rooted in Catholicism and open to the world.


At Emmanuel, our students delve into the richness and diversity of the human encounter with the sacred from the ancient past to the present day. Because religion plays a central role in human culture, religious literacy is critical for anyone wishing to understand our rapidly globalizing world. The academic study of theology and religion allows students to understand and analyze the many ways humans have sought to understand the purpose of existence, the destiny of the universe and what it means to live a good life.

Our courses span a broad range, engage all religious with openness and respect and invite students to think critically and creatively about how religious traditions have shaped our world. Courses frequently consider questions about poverty, ecology and human rights and emphasize experiential and service learning and social justice.

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The Emmanuel Effect

Emmanuel College graduates can be found making their mark at leading companies and organizations all over the city of Boston, across the country and around the world. But their path to success and fulfillment starts on campus, with a commitment to achieve at the highest level in their studies, in leadership roles and in student clubs and organizations, while engaging in purposeful work that honors their obligations to their communities and the wider world.

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of 2020 graduates who were seeking employment had found a job (by one year after graduation)


of 2020 graduates who were seeking admission to graduate school had been accepted (by one year after graduation)

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