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Colleges / Emerson College

Emerson College

Boston, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate36%
Acceptance Rate36%

Emerson Academics

Emerson College requires a minimum of 128 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Emerson, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Emerson accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Emerson has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Emerson offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Emerson may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Will I Take At Emerson?

Emerson has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Emerson directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Emerson

When choosing a major, Emerson students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Emerson.

Student Designed Majors

Emerson allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Emerson does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at Emerson

Emerson offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About Emerson College

Does Emerson Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Emerson offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Emerson Offer Online Classes?

❌ Emerson does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Emerson Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Emerson offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Emerson Have An Honors Program?

✅ Emerson offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Emerson.

Does Emerson Require Internships?

❌ Students at Emerson are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Emerson does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

Additional Information About Emerson College

Emerson College Library

The main library on campus is the Iwasaki Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Emerson

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Emerson does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does Emerson have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Emerson does not have any ROTC programs.

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