In historic Boston, Massachusetts, a gem of an educational institution has existed since the early 1900s. Emmanuel College (EC) began as a Catholic college for women. While the school remained relatively unchanged for several decades, in the year 2000 the college formed an agreement with a major pharmaceutical corporation that began leasing a portion of the college’s facilities. With the income earned from this agreement, this school, the oldest women’s college in New England, began accepting male students.
EC is the only institute of higher learning in the United States with a fully-functioning pharmaceutical research laboratory on its campus. Because of this innovation, the academic structure has expanded from a school devoted to the liberal arts to a school that offers over forty degree opportunities in the arts and sciences. Students who attend can choose to receive either a minor or major in English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Psychology, and much more.
Students are encouraged to customize their educational experience themselves by sampling from the wide variety of courses offered to create their own course of study. Helpful academic advisors and seasoned professionals are available to assist a student in determining which courses he or she should focus on. This unique style of secondary education helps students to avoid taking courses which are unnecessary or uninteresting to them. Students can receive a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Science degree, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Each of these degrees requires a standard minimum of 128 credit hours for completion.