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Applied Physics

Major B.S. Science Compare Upon graduating with a physics degree, students are prepared to enter the workforce, pursue a professional degree (MD and JD), or apply to graduate school (MS and PhD). The Eastern Nazarene College program covers the breath and depth of the field of physics, while also providing hands-on training in scientific research and communications. Students benefit from individualized attention in small classroom and laboratory settings and opportunities to work with professors on groundbreaking research, even as soon as in their freshman year. The close proximity of the campus to Boston provides students with access to internship opportunities at research labs and companies where our alumni are working in the field.  Over the past five years, 100% of our graduates in physics have gone on to graduate school, professional school, or a full-time job. Alumni have been accepted to Harvard University Law School, Stanford University, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and Oklahoma State University Medical School, to name a few. Applied physics is a new degree program at Eastern Nazarene College so this is an exciting time to join our Physics Department.

Accounting

Major B.S. Business Compare A degree in accounting will prepare you for an information-driven economy, providing you with the skills necessary to inform business decision making. At Eastern Nazarene College, a well-rounded liberal arts education with a specialization in accounting includes courses in management, marketing, finance, economics, management information technology, business law, leadership, global business, and ethics as well as the required accounting courses. Upon completion of the program, students will have a firm understanding of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and be well-positioned to prepare for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. A degree in accounting from Eastern Nazarene College is designed to make students fluent in the “language of business” and skilled at measuring and analyzing economic activities and performance. Students enjoy small, interactive classes with a blend of full time and adjunct faculty who work in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Students are engaged in individual and team projects with course simulations across multiple disciplines, competing against each other and other educational institutions and corporations across the globe. Students may participate in two student-led clubs. The Business Society aims to cultivate interest in business and connect Eastern Nazarene College with local businesses. The Investment Club develops strategies to invest one million dollars in five different sectors (pharmaceutical, green, finance, agricultural, and merchandise). Each student is committed to researching an investment portfolio and providing an informative and persuasive presentation regarding the stock activity and reasons to invest in a company. Eastern Nazarene College students who have graduated with an accounting degree have gone on to work in a variety of businesses and industries, serving users that include inventors, creditors, regulators, and management. Others pursue graduate degrees in the Eastern Nazarene College Master’s in Management program or at other universities.

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Business Administration

Major B.A. Business Compare A degree in business administration will prepare you to lead in a global economy, providing you with the skills necessary to drive decision making and lead others. At Eastern Nazarene College, a well-rounded liberal arts education with a specialization in business administration includes courses in management, marketing, economics, entrepreneurship, business law, and accounting as well as the required courses for a double major in another discipline that supports learning and career goals. With a degree in business administration from Eastern Nazarene College, you will be prepared to manage people in both small companies and corporations. Students enjoy small, interactive classes with a blend of full time and adjunct faculty who work in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Students are engaged in individual and teamwork with course simulations across multiple disciplines in which they compete against each other and other educational institutions and corporations across the globe. Students may participate in two student-led clubs. The Business Society aims to cultivate interest in business and connect Eastern Nazarene College with local businesses. The Investment Club develops strategies to invest one million dollars in five different sectors (pharmaceutical, green, finance, agricultural, and merchandise). Each student is committed to researching an investment portfolio and providing an informative and persuasive presentation regarding the stock activity and reasons to invest in a company. Eastern Nazarene College students who graduate with a business administration degree work in myriad industries for companies that range from Fortune 500 corporations to startups. Others pursue graduate degrees in the Eastern Nazarene College Master’s in Management program or at other universities.

Biology

Major, Minor B.S., B.A. Science Compare At Eastern Nazarene College, our aim is to provide students with the best possible understanding of the field of biology. From marine biology to bioinformatics, students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the classroom, the lab, and the field.  Students learn from experienced faculty who are leading research in their field while remaining committed to their main focus, the success of students. At Eastern Nazarene College, students have the advantage of working in modern labs with cutting-edge equipment. As a capstone to an academically rigorous curriculum, students also take part in undergraduate research projects to broaden their understanding of biology and hone their skills.  Graduates of Eastern Nazarene College’s biology program have conducted research at Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Center, Woods Hole National Labs and more. Eastern Nazarene biology students also work on research internationally in Belize, Guatemala, New Zealand, Hawaii, Galapagos, and others. Earning a biology degree at Eastern Nazarene College affords students the opportunity to follow their passion in the STEM field and integrate that knowledge with their beliefs and values. 

Biology Department Objectives 

  • To provide the opportunity for the student to become familiar with the principal phenomena of life and to foster the continuous development of understanding and proficiency in the biological sciences. 
  • To provide training in molecular, cellular, organismal, and population biology and to assist the student in the application of the knowledge acquired in collateral preparation in chemistry, mathematics, and physics to biology. 
  • To encourage an understanding and appreciation of inquiry and its practice as the “process” underlying the logic of biology and its ancillary sciences; to help the student learn the major methods and skills involved, including evaluation and relevance. 
  • To provide the training and technical background for the students having biology prerequisites for professional preparation. 
  • To prepare the student for graduate study in science: the health professions, and /or careers in biology, including teaching, technology, public service, and research. 

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Students participate in internships and research at top hospitals, universities, research facilities, and firms including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Blue Hills Rehabilitation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, Columbia University. CVS, Genzyme, Harvard Vanguard, Idaho Fish and Game, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Mass General Hospital, Museum of Science Boston, New England Aquarium, Peace Corps, Quest Diagnostics, Schepens Eye Institute, South Shore Natural Science Center, Tufts Medical Center, and Wolf Education Research Center, among others. For the past 10 years, more than 80% of students who applied to graduate or professional schools were accepted. Graduates have attended schools such as Albany Medical College, University of South Alabama, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Boston University, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Drexel University, University of New England, Suffolk University, Temple University School of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Staten Island, James Cook University Medical School, Georgia Tech, Northeastern University, Emory University, Indiana University, University of Pittsburgh, University of New Hampshire, University of Maryland, Merrimack College, and the University of Vermont.  

Biochemistry

Major B.S. Science Compare

in addition to the rigorous nature of our courses, we provide students with the opportunity to get involved in hands-on, cutting edge research with our faculty. most schools do not allow students to participate in research until their junior year; however, at eastern nazarene college, freshmen and sophomores are afforded this opportunity as well. in addition to conducting research with faculty, students are involved in independent projects that encourage them to venture outside of their comfort zones and think like scientists. this learning methodology is carried through into their senior year when they conduct and present a senior research project for the community. upon graduation, many students either continue their studies in graduate school or apply to medical or pharmacy school.

A degree in biochemistry prepares students for a career in industry or academia. Examples include the pharmaceutical, polymer, and nanomaterials industries. The major is also designed to prepare students for medical school.  Over the past 15 years, majors in chemistry and biochemistry have had a 100% acceptance rate into graduate school, including the University of Massachusetts, Case Western University, Temple University, Indiana University, University of New Hampshire, Emory University, University of Connecticut, Georgia Tech, and University of Pittsburgh. Other students are employed with companies like Genzyme, the world’s third-largest biotechnology firm.

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Crime, Law and Justice

Major, Minor B.A. Social Science Compare The crime law and justice program at ENC prepares students to enter the work force prepared with foundational as well as specialized knowledge of the criminal justice system including the evolution of society’s philosophies and attitudes concerning punishment and justice. Students examine the history, process, challenges, and policies concerning the process and practice of justice in America. Students have the opportunity to examine evidence-based approaches to making successful public policy changes which have begun to affect the process of justice from investigation to prosecution of crime and from sentencing to societal reentry of prisoners. At Eastern Nazarene College students within the Criminal Justice major will complete core requirements that will expand their knowledge of the theories and psychology linked to criminal justice, criminal justice professions, public policy and their relationship to the criminal justice system, law and court procedures, and more, to ensure that they fully understand the field that they are entering into.

Tracks

If you’re looking to tailor your Criminal Justice degree to be fully prepared for your career, you’ll have the option of choosing from the following tracks: 
  • General Track
  • Advocacy Track
  • Law Enforcement Track
  • Legal Track
  • Psychology & Social Relations Track
General Track Students who choose the general track will grow their knowledge of the criminal justice system in a well-rounded and inclusive way. By taking courses such as Introduction to Crime, Law and Justice, Conflict Resolution, Criminology and Victimology and more, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system.  Advocacy Track This track focuses on victim, child and community advocacy. Students within this track will learn the roles and responsibilities of advocates within the judicial system, the legislative process and the community. By taking courses such as Social Psychology, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Child Development, Adolescent Development and more. Students who graduate from this track are fully prepared for their future careers in advocacy. Students that select the advocacy track have been interested in pursuing careers as victim/witness/domestic violence advocates, child advocates, officers of juvenile justice, and prisoner reentry specialists.  Law Enforcement Track Students who choose this track will expand their knowledge of the criminal justice system from a law enforcement standpoint. Courses such as Human Diversity, Conflict Resolution, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Law and Justice, Policing and Investigation, Criminology and Victimology and more prepare students to enter into the Law Enforcement field prepared and knowledgeable. Students that select the law enforcement track tend to be interested in working in the roles of police, corrections, federal agents, and other public service positions.  Legal Track This track brings together criminal justice and law. By completing courses in both areas, students gain a thorough understanding of how the two systems work together. Students within this track complete courses like Advocacy, Critical Thinking and Logic, Advocacy and Criminology and Victimology to ensure they gain the skills and knowledge needed to pursue their careers. Students that adopt the legal track have frequently been interested in attending law school post-graduation.  Psychology & Social Relations Track This track combines criminal justice and the psychology and social relations around it. This track is designed for students to gain a solid understanding of both criminal justice and psychology and social relations. Students within this track will complete courses such as Criminology and Victimology, Law, Courts and Procedures, Social Psychology and Abnormal Psychology and more so they may gain a well-rounded view of criminal justice, psychology and social relations.

Program Requirements and Course Descriptions

See all the details about program requirements and course descriptions in the ENC Course Catalog: Full ENC Course Catalog
Students participate in internships and field experience at public law enforcement and justice agencies such as Norfolk, Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex, and Plymouth County District and Superior Courts and Probation Departments, Massachusetts Parole Board, the Massachusetts Department of Correction, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth, Middlesex, and Essex County Sheriff’s Departments, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, Community Corrections Agencies, Regional Commissions of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, Quincy and Weymouth Police Departments, various out of state law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, South Carolina, California, and Florida, as well as private companies including the Boston’s TD Garden, law firms, physical and personal security agencies, and several non-profit community and human service agencies, among others. Crime Law and Justice students have chosen careers in policing, corrections, law, and federal agencies, and as financial crimes investigators in the banking industry, school adjustment counselors, correction, probation, parole, and court officers, conservation wardens, paralegals, counter-terrorism investigators, border patrol, Marshals, computer crimes investigators, juvenile court clinicians, correctional treatment staff, court advocates, public policy analysts, community agency counselors, residential and transitional program coordinators, human service advocates, social justice grassroots program developers, and many other justice-related professions. For many students, attending graduate school has been a chosen path after graduation. ENC graduates have attended schools such as Albany Medical College, Salem State University, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Boston, and Lowell, Boston University, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Drexel University, University of New England, Suffolk University, Temple University School of Medicine, College of Staten Island, James Cook University Medical School, Georgia Tech, Northeastern University, Emory University, Indiana University, University of South Alabama, University of Pittsburgh, University of New Hampshire, University of Maryland, Merrimack College, and the University of Vermont.

Computer Science

Major B.S. Mathematics Compare Students in the computer science program are drawn from many backgrounds including pre-engineering, IT, science, and liberal arts. The Eastern Nazarene College computer science program does not require extensive knowledge in mathematics and physics to attract students representing a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty who conduct research in key areas of computer science such as big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, and earthquake forecasting.   The computer science program at Eastern Nazarene College uniquely combines a foundation in the liberal arts, a strong computer science core curriculum, and an 18-month senior design/research requirement. The goal of the senior design/research is to provide original contribution to science and/or technology, culminating in a thesis defense and publication in a peer reviewed journal. Students have published their senior design/research theses in some of most prestigious peer reviewed undergraduate journals in the world such as The Journal of Undergraduate Research and the Journal of Young Investigators. Student publications have been highlighted as best in the science category in the Journal of Young Investigators in 2015 and 2017. Faith based education is integrated into the senior design/research course sequence, providing students with a powerful platform to interface with their communities and use their education for the common good. In the last three years, the majority of the senior design/research has used innovative technology to reach the most under-served communities around the world.  Students pursuing computer science benefit from an advanced laboratory with maker space and support hardware and software, providing students with the ability to bring forth an idea, develop a concept, prototype, and develop a product within the same space. In addition, students have a dedicated super computer with data networking and storage support to tackle computationally intensive problems in trending areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, data cloud and big data, cyber security and networking, mathematical modeling, and others. Students in the computer science program form strong bonds, routinely organizing recreational activities on Wollaston Beach, a five-minute walk from campus. In addition, students join clubs including, the Engineering Club, Shrader Club, and Sailing Club. With Boston only a 15-minute train ride from campus, there are many academic and recreational opportunities for students as well. The computer science program has grown by 35% in two years. Due to the strength of student senior design/research, the rate of job placement and graduate school acceptance in the last three years has been 100%. Computer science students have been accepted to graduate programs at Vanderbilt University, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Tufts University, Georgia Tech, and others.  Students are provided internship opportunities based on their backgrounds and interests. The Science and Technology Division has relationships with an extensive network of companies to match students with internships and job opportunities. In addition, the Division sponsors a summer research program for students where they are provided with housing, a stipend, and the opportunity to work with world-renown scientists from NASA to solve complex problems like earthquake forecasting.

Communication Arts

Major B.A. Humanities Compare From speech writing and storytelling to persuasion and linguistics, students develop strong communication skills that may be applied to a wide range of careers. Students are encouraged to tailor the Communication Arts degree to best suit their personal goals and career aspirations, choosing from courses that include Persuasion and Argumentation, Editing and Publishing, Writing across the Media, Writing for Stage and Screen, Introduction to Creative Writing, and Graphic Design. Eastern Nazarene College's Communication Arts Program is designed to give students a solid understanding of the theories and practice of communications that they may take with them in a wide variety of industries, from media and entertainment to public service and advertising. Small class sizes and a faith-based community ensure students earn their degree in an academically and spiritually supportive environment.  The proximity of Boston to the Eastern Nazarene College campus provides students with many internship and employment opportunities in communications. Many students seek employment in a wide range of industries upon graduation while others apply to graduate programs to concentrate on a specific area of communications.

Chemistry

Major B.S., B.A. Science Compare In addition to the rigorous nature of our courses, we provide students with the opportunity to get involved in hands-on, cutting edge research with our faculty. Most schools do not allow students to participate in research until their junior year; however, at Eastern Nazarene College, freshmen and sophomores are afforded this opportunity as well. In addition to conducting research with faculty, students are involved in independent projects that encourage them to venture outside of their comfort zones and think like scientists. This learning methodology is carried through into their senior year when they conduct and present a senior research project for the community. Upon graduation, many students either continue their studies in graduate school or apply to medical or pharmacy school. A degree in chemistry prepares students for a career in industry or academia. Examples include the pharmaceutical, polymer, and nanomaterials industries. The major is also designed to prepare students for medical school.  Over the past 15 years, majors in chemistry and biochemistry have had a 100% acceptance rate into graduate school, including the University of Massachusetts, Case Western University, Temple University, Indiana University, University of New Hampshire, Emory University, University of Connecticut, Georgia Tech, and University of Pittsburgh. Other students are employed with companies like Genzyme, the world’s third-largest biotechnology firm.

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Environmental Studies

Major B.A. Science Compare Environmental issues affect every part of our lives, both in our communities and throughout the world. An Environmental Studies degree helps students tackle environmental problems and become environmentally responsible citizens. Since environmental issues are often multidisciplinary, students in the environmental studies major consider social, economic, and other implications of environmental concerns. Eastern Nazarene College has developed the BA in Environmental Studies that is combined with a BA in another program and includes, but is not limited to, the study of education; crime, law, and justice; business; or theater for social justice. Students learn environmental studies from professors who have worked for environmental companies and have practical knowledge and experience solving environmental problems. Students benefit from small class sizes where they use lab and field equipment under the guidance of their professors. They have access to internships in the Greater Boston Area, including New England Aquarium, Neponset River Watershed Association, South Shore Natural Science Center, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Friends of the Blue Hills, Museum of Science, Quincy Climate Action Network, Buttonwoods Park Zoo, and Roger Williams Park Zoo. Finally, they have the opportunity to participate in travel courses to destinations like Hawaii and Costa Rica to put their education into practice. The core curriculum in environmental studies encompasses courses in environmental science, biology, chemistry, and math. Students take classes and labs such as Introduction to Ecology and Diversity, Environmental Science, Environmental Ethics and Policy, and Conservation Biology as well as biology, chemistry, and statistics. They also have the opportunity to experience environmental issues outside of the US in courses like Field Problems in Ecology/Tropical Ecology. In addition, students research and propose their own research projects in a sequence of two seminar courses designed to teach them how to read, write, and speak like a scientist. Students in this degree program complete seven credits of environmental science electives that include courses in environmental science, biology, or chemistry. Many students study genetics, marine or freshwater biology, bioinformatics, microbiology, comparative anatomy, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, instrumental analysis, and current topics in biology/environmental science. Descriptions of these courses may be found in the Biology and Chemistry departments. Environmental studies majors take three cognate courses: Introduction to Statistics, Physical Science, and Chemistry of Life (descriptions of these courses may be found in the math, physics, and chemistry departments). Finally, students are required to do an internship for a minimum of four hours per week for 10 weeks, where they gain practical experience outside of the classroom in a specific area of environmental science that is of interest to them. Internships may be completed throughout the Boston area or at home, usually during the summer. While it is possible to do an internship during the academic year, it may be challenging with a full schedule of classes and labs. To complete the credits required for graduation, students add an additional major, minor, or other classes in a related topic.

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Armed with a dual degree in Environmental Studies and another discipline, students are ready to make a difference in a career that may include environmental non-profit management, environmental education, social justice advocacy, or environmental business, to name just a few. Students have gone on to pursue graduate school or certificate programs at Green Mountain College, Clark University, and the University of Rhode Island. Some alumni are working for state environmental agencies, while other graduates have chosen to pursue careers with environmental consulting firms, renewable energy companies, and non-profit organizations.

Environmental Science

Major B.S. Science Compare Environmental issues affect every part of our world. This major helps students tackle environmental problems and become environmentally responsible citizens. Armed with a degree in environmental science and a passion for environmental issues, students can help our planet by protecting endangered species, conserving biodiversity, tackling climate change, developing renewable energy sources, or addressing pollution issues. Students learn environmental science from professors who have worked for environmental companies and have practical knowledge and experience solving environmental problems. As a student, they have the opportunity to participate in research and potentially be a co-author on a published research article. Students benefit from small class sizes where they use lab and field equipment under the guidance of their professors. They have access to internships in the Greater Boston Area, including New England Aquarium, Neponset River Watershed Association, South Shore Natural Science Center, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Friends of the Blue Hills, Museum of Science, Quincy Climate Action Network, Buttonwoods Park Zoo, and Roger Williams Park Zoo. Finally, students have the opportunity to participate in travel courses to destinations like Hawaii and Costa Rica to put their education into practice.

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Students with environment science degrees may choose to work for governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, and educational institutions. A degree in environmental science at Eastern Nazarene College also prepares you for graduate programs in environmental science, marine biology, conservation biology, and related fields.  Recent graduates of the program have been accepted to graduate programs at Green Mountain College, Clark University, and the University of Rhode Island. Others are currently working for state environmental agencies, environmental consulting firms, renewable energy companies, and non-profit organizations.  Recent graduates include an Environmental Fellow at Neponset River Watershed Association; a Project Manager with Resonant Energy, a solar energy non-profit; and a coastal wetland scientist with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

Engineering

Major, Minor B.S., B.A. Science Compare The Engineering Department at Eastern Nazarene College is committed to excellence, innovation, undergraduate research, and personal and intellectual growth in a diverse and collaborative Christian community. Students are provided with the tools and resources required to be successful scientists and engineers, preparing them to pursue graduate studies and respond to evolving challenges in the world. Eastern Nazarene College provides students with a unique, well-rounded academic experience that is project-driven, including senior design/research and internship opportunities Well-rounded Education: General education requirements are emphasized to develop engineering students into well-rounded individuals. Corporations, research labs, and graduate programs seek students who have the ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and who understand diverse points of view. Some other four-year programs require students to complete only two electives whereas Eastern Nazarene College provides students with the wider breadth of education they will need to be successful in their profession. Project Driven: Two laboratory projects are included in all advanced technical courses. This provides students with exposure to advanced lab work, beyond the illustration of basic theoretical concepts. This exposure is a precursor to work experience, which is valued by corporations, research labs and graduate schools who seek students with design experience right out of college. Internships: Internships: Most of our students benefit from the college’s collaboration with Corporate and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) institutions. Partnerships with the private and public sectors allow our students to participate in internship opportunities that fit their specific areas of interest by their junior year. Most of our engineering students complete two internships before graduation. Senior Design Course Sequence: Students are required to complete a three-semester course sequence with the goal of contributing to science and/or technology. In this process, engineering students develop a product using basic principles of systems engineering. Students may also contribute to science by advancing the current state of scientific knowledge through innovative and original research, providing students with practical experience before graduation. The senior design/research course sequence is as follows:
  • First semester: Students choose an original (new) problem and conduct survey and patent search. The end result of this sequence is an architecture solution to the chosen problem or a hypothesis with research procedures.
  • Second semester: Students use the abstract architecture from the first sequence and turn it into a product by replacing the abstract boxes in the architecture with hardware and software. In the case of research, students use the scientific method to collect data in order to verify their hypothesis and arrive at final results and conclusions.
  • Third semester: Students develop both a technical and a layman presentation to defend their thesis in the prestigious John U. Free seminar series. Students are also required to publish a paper in a peer reviewed journal.
The Environment: Eastern Nazarene College provides a safe, Christian environment for personal and intellectual exploration. A low faculty-to-student ratio in both classes and labs creates a supportive academic atmosphere where students are encouraged to do their best work. Studying engineering at Eastern Nazarene College, students have access to an advanced technology lab with super computer for advanced computation, laser labs, and advanced laboratory equipment in support of fundamental research on earthquake forecasting. Also available are a signal and systems laboratory, advanced communication equipment for systems design, advanced laboratory equipment for computer architecture design, and advanced laboratory equipment for circuits and electronics including spectrum analyzers.

Eastern Nazarene College & NASA AMES Research

The Physics and Engineering Department at Eastern Nazarene College began to work on scientific methods for earthquake forecasting in the summer of 2013. At the time, very few organizations, with the exception of the NASA AMES Research Center, understood the potential of this science. From 2013 to 2015, the college developed a data assimilation and fusion platform for earthquake forecasting based on the idea that at the onset of an earthquake, the earth’s many voices are silently being unleashed from the deep to reveal changes in dynamics below the earth, to the earth’s surface and all the way to the earth’s atmosphere. These voices were later found to be intimately connected to tectonic plate motions of the earth characteristic of seismic activities announcing the arrival of earthquakes. [caption id="attachment_14672" align="alignleft" width="300"]Engineering Eastern Nazarene College NASA The CUBE, a machine created by NASA AMES, is based on the data assimilation and fusion platform concept developed at Eastern Nazarene College.[/caption] This technology provided hope, for the first time in the history of earthquakes, that in the near future, a method could be developed that would allow people to forecast the magnitude, geographical location and time of earthquakes, days to weeks before they arrive, just like meteorological forecasts. The NASA Ames Research Center understood and endorsed the concept proposed by the Physics and Engineering Department at Eastern Nazarene College. NASA AMES developed a data assimilation machine called the CUBE that they have been using over the last few years in the USA (Alaska and California) and Central America (Peru and Guatemala). The CUBE system is now getting ready to deploy in the Caribbean (Haiti and Santo Domingo) and Mexico. Recently, NASA signed a memorandum of understanding with the Haitian Government to start an earthquake forecasting pilot project using science and technology developed at Eastern Nazarene College.
Eastern Nazarene College students have participated in internships and research at Los Alamos National Laboratory; Museum of Science Boston; South Shore Science Center; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Raytheon Corporation; Lockheed Martin Corporation; BAE systems; MITRE Corporation; Altus Engineering; HCL America; Booz Allen and Hamilton; QuakeFinder; NASA’s Ames Research Center; Enterasys Networks; National Instruments; Prism Energy; Vertica; National Security Agency (NSA); Novartis; Gores and Associates; Faith Technologies; Cognosante; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Harvard; Zade Company; Shield Laboratory; Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APl); Space, and the Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). Graduates have gone to work for major corporations and research facilities. Over the past 10 years, more than 80% of students have been accepted to graduate or professional schools. Graduates have attended Harvard University, Georgia Tech, Northeastern University, Vanderbilt University, University of Massachusetts, University of Tennessee, University of Delaware, Lehigh University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Sacred Heart University, and the University of Maryland.

Education

Major B.A. Education Compare The education program prepares future teachers who are versed in a range of disciplines, from the liberal arts to the sciences. Education majors learn the latest education strategies and techniques to teach students representing a diversity of backgrounds and learning styles. Education majors work with an expert faculty at Eastern Nazarene College and receive practical classroom experience throughout the state of Massachusetts, ranked as one of the top school systems in the country, as well as at the college's resident preschool, Campus Kinder Haus.  Degree programs and licensure areas offered include: Bachelor of Arts:  Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (TSMD)  Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Education  Licensure Areas: Early Childhood (Grades PreK-2) Elementary (Grades 1-6) Moderate Disabilities (Grades PreK-8 and 5-12) History (Grades 5-12) Biology (grades 8-12) Chemistry (Grades 8-12) Physics (Grades 8-12) [caption id="attachment_14896" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Campus Kinder Haus Education majors gain practical classroom experience at the college's resident preschool, Campus Kinder Haus, in Quincy, MA.[/caption] The Teacher Education Program is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Upon completion of the program and all Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure tests (MTELs), candidates are eligible for the Initial License in their teaching area.  They are also eligible for a first license in several states based on the Interstate National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).  Additional state tests/exams may be required to obtain the license. During your time at Eastern Nazarene College, you will develop strong ties with your peers in classes that average only 15 students and close working relationships with your professors who are both full-time faculty and adjunct educators. The Education Program prepares teachers who: 
  • Are able to teach in public and private schools.
  • Are prepared to teach in a globally diverse society.
  • Are grounded in research, theory, and practice.
  • Develop a high level of competence to work with and address the needs of students.
  • Develop skills to collaborate with colleagues where they are able to gain employment.
  • Understand and gain skills in the integration of content knowledge, teaching pedagogy, process, and their inherent relationships as part of their development toward professional educators.
  • Develop skills as reflective, effective, and skilled facilitators of learning.
  • Are prepared to process information in a technologically advanced society.
  • Able to adapt to different teaching settings and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Understand and model in the classroom a wide range of effective teaching and learning techniques, computer-based multimedia technologies, and the application of current and established research on teaching and learning.
  • Develop skills to foster effective interaction, engagement and building of partnerships with families, caregivers, and communities.
Graduates seek teaching positions in the greater Boston area, other districts in Massachusetts as well as their home states throughout the country. Students teach in a diversity settings, urban, suburban and rural, working with students of all backgrounds.  Approximately 20% of the current teachers in Quincy Public Schools are graduates of the program.

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Forensic Science

Major B.S., B.A. Science Compare Forensic science is an integral part of the criminal justice system. At Eastern Nazarene College, students engage in rigorous studies to develop the fundamental science concepts necessary to be a forensic scientist, ranging from chemistry to advanced techniques in processing crime scenes. Special emphasis is placed on understanding analytical limitations when describing evidence, ethical considerations in the field, and personal contributions to forensic science through an independent research project. Techniques such as refractive index measurements of glass, blood spatter, illicit drug testing, and microscopic investigation are taught in addition to traditional analytical techniques including atomic absorption spectroscopy, gas chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, and UV/Vis spectroscopy. The hallmark of this major is its emphasis on applying skills learned in the classroom to real world situations.  The faculty has designed several of the specific major courses to simulate what processing a crime scene would actually be like, including the roles of crime scene investigators and forensic scientists.  The emphasis on a senior research process also allows a student to contribute to the field with original work that improves or even develops new methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting evidence. A low faculty-to-student ratio ensures students are mentored every step of the way.  There are many different types of forensic science careers. More jobs will to be added by the year 2024 with an expected increase of 27%, higher than the national average, according to the United States Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics.  With a degree in forensic science, student are prepared for crime scene and laboratory positions, including crime scene investigator and crime laboratory analyst among others. Graduates may work in several different job settings including, local, regional, state, and federal labs and agencies; hospitals; the military; police departments; and private companies.

Finance

Major B.S. Business Compare Finance knowledge will equip you to lead in a global market, providing you with the principles and theories necessary to support business decision-making that drives the economy and investment. At Eastern Nazarene College, a well-rounded liberal arts education with a specialization in finance includes courses in management, marketing, global business, economics, management information technology, business law, leadership, accounting, ethics, and finance. With a degree in finance from Eastern Nazarene College, you will provide leadership for companies by stewarding organizational resources, budgeting capital expansion, maximizing return on investment, and raising funds.  Students enjoy small, interactive classes with a blend of full time and adjunct faculty who work in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Students are engaged in individual and team work with course simulations across multiple disciplines in which they compete against each other and other educational institutions and corporations across the globe.   Students may participate in two clubs, both student led. The Business Society aims to cultivate interest in business and connect Eastern Nazarene College with local businesses. The Investment Club develops strategies to invest one million dollars in five different sectors (pharmaceutical, green, finance, agricultural, and merchandise). Each student is committed to researching an investment portfolio and providing an informative and persuasive presentation regarding the stock activity and reasons to invest in a particular company. Eastern Nazarene College students who graduate with a finance degree work in myriad industries for companies that range from Fortune 500 corporations to startups. Others pursue graduate degrees in the Eastern Nazarene College Masters in Management program or at other universities.

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Global Business

Major B.S. Business Compare This is an interdisciplinary major preparing student to do business in the global market. At Eastern Nazarene College, students studying global business receive a well-rounded liberal arts education with a specialization in international business and courses that include management, marketing, finance, economics, management information technology, business law, leadership, accounting, and ethics. Students also complete global business courses to understand how businesses are linked ecologically, economically, geographically, and politically. Students enjoy small, interactive classes with a blend of full time and adjunct faculty who work in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Students are engaged in individual and team projects with course simulations across multiple disciplines, competing against each other and other educational institutions and corporations across the globe. Students may participate in two student-led clubs. The Business Society aims to cultivate interest in business and connect Eastern Nazarene College with local businesses. The Investment Club develops strategies to invest one million dollars in five different sectors (pharmaceutical, green, finance, agricultural, and merchandise). Each student is committed to researching an investment portfolio and providing an informative and persuasive presentation regarding the stock activity and reasons to invest in a company.

International Business Institute

In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in the International Business Institute, a cooperative overseas program in international economics and business that involves select colleges in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. The Institute is designed to give students in economics, business, and related areas an opportunity for a term of study that incorporates an international dimension in these fields. The summer program is 10 weeks in length and includes periods of residence, visits, and presentations in the major economic centers of Europe, India, and China. The purpose of the program is to encourage and facilitate the integration of academic study with an international field experience. The academic work is conducted in a variety of settings, from traditional classrooms to corporate headquarters, manufacturing plants, and governmental agencies. Participants earn 12 credit hours covering Comparative Economic Systems, International Trade and Finance, Global Marketing, and Global Business Strategy. Program costs vary from year to year.
Students who have completed the global business program may pursue careers around the world in logistics, marketing, sales, business development, and other fields. Others pursue graduate degrees in the Eastern Nazarene College Master’s in Management program or at other universities.

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History Education

Major B.A. Humanities Compare Eastern Nazarene College prepares students for their future careers as educators. The history program helps students acquire a foundation in history and develop historical thinking skills through a comprehensive curriculum that includes courses in topics that span the history of America, Europe, and Africa; immigration; genocide; and the Cold War to name just a few. Students also have the opportunity to tailor their degree to their areas of interest. Eastern Nazarene College’s small class sizes and faith-based community help students advance their historical interests and career aspirations while also developing their beliefs in a place where both academic and spiritual growth are encouraged and nurtured. The college's historic location in Quincy, only minutes from Boston, provides a unique opportunity for students to study and conduct research. The Teacher Education Program has created a Student Education Association of Massachusetts chapter on campus so students may take part in professional development opportunities. Eastern Nazarene College also has a history club that meets regularly and plans events and trips.  There are a variety of school districts, both urban and suburban, for student to gain education field experiences before graduation. Many students pursue careers as history teachers in public and private schools upon completion of the program.  Others are admitted into graduate programs and law schools at Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, George Mason University, New England Law, George Washington University, University of New York-Albany, Kent State University, Simmons University, Sacramento State University and others. 

History

Major B.A. Humanities Compare Eastern Nazarene College's history program helps students acquire a foundation in history and develop historical thinking skills through a comprehensive curriculum that includes courses in topics that span the history of America, Europe, and Africa; immigration; genocide; and the Cold War to name just a few. Students also have the opportunity to tailor their degree to their areas of interest. Upon graduation, students are prepared to enter any number of professions including, education and social work. Many students pursue graduate studies in history, law, international relations, and library science. Eastern Nazarene College's small class sizes and faith-based community help students advance their historical interests and career aspirations while also developing their beliefs in a place where both academic and spiritual growth are encouraged and nurtured. The Teacher Education Program has created a Student Education Association of Massachusetts chapter on campus so students may take part in professional development opportunities. Eastern Nazarene College also has a history club that meets regularly and plans events and trips. Recent graduates of Eastern Nazarene College have been admitted into graduate programs and law schools at Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, George Mason University, New England Law, George Washington University, University of New York-Albany, Kent State University, Simmons University, Sacramento State University and others. 

Healthcare Prep

Major B.S. Science Compare

Preparatory Courses of Study

Pre-Medicine; Pre-Nursing; Pre-Physical Therapy; Pre-Occupational Therapy; Pre-Pharmacy; Pre-Pharmacy Dual Degree 

 Other Healthcare Entry Options

Genetic Counseling, Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Physician Assistant   Students interested in a career in healthcare obtain a solid foundation for success with an Eastern Nazarene College preparatory course of study program. Students choose a major and then specialize in a preparatory course of study, customized to suit their unique career goals. Students are well prepared to apply to graduate school or to enter the healthcare field upon graduation. Students major in an area of interest, which includes but is not limited to biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and psychology. Students meet with a pre-health adviser to choose an academic path that is designed to address their area(s) of interest. This path may include pre-nursing, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinary medicine. Students also complete an internship in healthcare to provide them with hands-on experience in the field. Student have been interns in optometry, cardiac medicine, and emergency medicine, to name a few. The campus' close proximity to Boston affords students access to top healthcare providers. Students may also participate in cross-cultural trips to broadens their perspective and impact.  
Alumni of Eastern Nazarene College have a long history of success in the healthcare field. Graduates have gone on to become physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, physician assistants, and pharmacists. Other students have been accepted to graduate programs such as SUNY Upstate Medical School, Case Western Reserve University, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Drexel, University, University of New England, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, New England School of Optometry, and University of New Hampshire.

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Journalism and Writing

Major B.A. Humanities Compare Students with a passion for writing and storytelling may consider pursing a degree in journalism and writing from Eastern Nazarene College. The Journalism and Writing Program at Eastern Nazarene College is designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge they need to parlay their passion for the written word into a rewarding career. From print journalism to creative writing, students learn how to communicate and present stories effectively and creatively, including instruction in editing, publishing, and layout/design. Students have the opportunity to tailor the degree program to fit their specific interests and career goals through a variety of course offerings, including Introduction to Creative Writing, Feature Writing and Beat Reporting, Poetry, Editing and Publishing, Persuasion and Argumentation, Writing for Stage and Screen, and Promotional Writing. Small classes present opportunities for personalized attention from professors, engaged classroom discussions with peers, and involvement in faculty-led research. In addition, students study in a faith-based community, where they are encouraged to reflect on ethical and social justice issues in a supportive academic environment. The proximity of Boston to the Eastern Nazarene College campus provides students with many internship and employment opportunities in communications. Many students seek employment in a wide range of industries upon graduation while others apply to graduate programs to concentrate on a specific area of communications.

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Liberal Arts

Major B.A. Humanities Compare The Liberal Arts Program is designed for students who are interested in exploring and expanding knowledge in a wide array of areas. Courses from mathematics and science to literature and history provide students with the opportunity to explore diverse disciplines as they investigate potential career paths. The major is particularly well suited for students who are academically curious but undecided about a specific area of focus.  Students are encouraged to explore electives and take advantage of research and internship opportunities both on and off campus, working with professors and professionals who are active in their area of interest. At Eastern Nazarene College, students earn their degrees in a supportive community that encourages both academic exploration and spiritual growth. Students may use a degree in liberal arts to pursue a wide variety of careers including journalist, publicist, human resources manager, and others. Many students apply to graduate programs in an area of interest such as education, business, and humanities.

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Mathematics

Major B.S., B.A. Mathematics Compare One of the great reasons to study mathematics at Eastern Nazarene College is the size of the classes, particularly in the sophomore to senior years. Our classes are small, which means students have greater access and get personalized attention from their professors. Professors are invested in the success of every student and do whatever they can to guide them throughout their academic journey. The bachelor of science degree provides a depth of study in mathematics and prepares students for graduate school or professional employment in related fields. The bachelor of arts degree provides significant breadth in mathematics with the goal of helping students pair their love of mathematics with another discipline, such as education or business. All majors take the mathematics core (Calculus 1, 2 & 3, and Linear Algebra) and Computer Programming 1. At that point, students decide which degree they wish to pursue, which determines the other mathematics courses taken. Some courses are required, but students may choose Discrete Mathematics, Probability & Statistics, Differential Equations, Modern Algebra, and Real Analysis. There are also independent studies available to accommodate the special interests of students. Students with mathematics degrees from Eastern Nazarene College have chosen many different paths after graduation. Some pursued graduate school in mathematics at Northeastern University, University of Michigan, Boston University, and University of Maryland and have gone on to teach at colleges and universities around the country. Other students have chosen careers as teachers in public and private schools. Eastern Nazarene College alumni also work as engineers with firms like Raytheon and Altus Engineering and managers in financial services and banking.

Marketing

Major B.S. Business Compare This degree will prepare you for the rapidly evolving world of marketing, providing you with both the creative and analytical skills necessary to generate effective marketing solutions that resonate with consumers. At Eastern Nazarene College, a well-rounded liberal arts education with a specialization in marketing includes courses in accounting, finance, economics, management information technology, business law, leadership, global business, and ethics as well as the required marketing core courses needed to develop skills in strategic marketing and communications. Students enjoy small, interactive classes with a blend of full time and adjunct faculty who work in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Students are engaged in individual and team projects with course simulations across multiple disciplines, competing against each other and other educational institutions and corporations across the globe. Students may participate in two student-led clubs. The Business Society aims to cultivate interest in business and connect Eastern Nazarene College with local businesses. The Investment Club develops strategies to invest one million dollars in five different sectors (pharmaceutical, green, finance, agricultural, and merchandise). Each student is committed to researching an investment portfolio and providing an informative and persuasive presentation regarding the stock activity and reasons to invest in a company. Eastern Nazarene College students who have graduated with a marketing degree have gone on to work in various aspects of marketing, from advertising to product development. Others pursue graduate degrees in the Eastern Nazarene College Master’s in Management program or at other universities.

Management

Major B.S. Business Compare Student pursuing this degree program at Eastern Nazarene College receive a well-rounded liberal arts education with a specialization in management, including courses in accounting, marketing, finance, economics, management information technology, business law, leadership, global business, and ethics as well as the required management core courses. Upon completion of the program, students are well versed in the efficient and effective management of processes and people. Students enjoy small, interactive classes with a blend of full time and adjunct faculty who work in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Students are engaged in individual and team projects with course simulations across multiple disciplines, competing against each other and other educational institutions and corporations across the globe Students may participate in two student-led clubs. The Business Society aims to cultivate interest in business and connect Eastern Nazarene College with local businesses. The Investment Club develops strategies to invest one million dollars in five different sectors (pharmaceutical, green, finance, agricultural, and merchandise). Each student is committed to researching an investment portfolio and providing an informative and persuasive presentation regarding the stock activity and reasons to invest in a company. Eastern Nazarene College students who have graduated with a management degree have gone on to work in a variety of industries and businesses, using their blend of both quantitative and qualitative skills to lead both people and processes for companies. Some of the career paths graduates may consider after completing this degree are general manager, operations manager, management consultant, analyst, and project manager. Others pursue graduate degrees in the Eastern Nazarene College Master’s in Management program or at other universities.

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Psychology

Major B.S., B.A. Social Science Compare Psychology is the foundation for many, if not all, careers and professions. Students who choose this major are often interested in making a difference in the world and an impact in people's lives. Students develop a deeper understanding of the mind, how it works, and how it affects behavior. They have the opportunity to engage in meaningful classroom instruction and discussions that promote personal growth and exploration.   The Department of Psychology and Crime, Law & Justice at Eastern Nazarene College offers students a choice between between three distinct degree tracks, including two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees and one Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The primary difference between the B.A. and B.S. degree tracks is a greater emphasis on the humanities and application to specific populations with the B.A. tracks and a greater emphasis on advanced research methods and clinical theory and practice with the B.S. track. Additionally, each of the degree programs provides ample opportunities for the integration of Christian faith with the art and science of psychology, including internship experiences and opportunities for collaborative and individual research during the student's four years at Eastern Nazarene College. All students pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology participate in a supervised field experience that is designed around their interests and future career plans in psychology.Students who choose the clinical and research track are exposed to current research paradigms in psychology and have the opportunity to propose, design, and participate in a research project. The campus' close proximity to Boston, a leading hub for innovation and research, gives students access to the latest information and research in the field of psychology. Finally, students at Eastern Nazarene College are encouraged to participate in clubs and activities that promote student learning and development like PsiChi.   Psychology ranks among the top three majors at the undergraduate level. Psychology jobs are expected to soar between 2014-2024 at a rate of 19 percent. This is due in part to the need for trained psychologists in mental health centers, schools, social service agencies, mental health centers, and business. Although the most common career goal of undergraduate psychology students is to become a psychologist or counselor, there are many paths a student can pursue with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Many students enter the workforce as a specialist or technician in human and social services or education.  Some jobs students commonly pursue upon graduation include case manager, human resources manager, school counselor, laboratory assistant, and career counselor.

Physics

Major B.S., B.A. Science Compare Upon graduating with a physics degree, students are prepared to enter the workforce, pursue a professional degree (MD and JD), or apply to graduate school (MS and PhD). The Eastern Nazarene College program covers the breath and depth of the field of physics, while also providing hands-on training in scientific research and communications. Students benefit from individualized attention in small classroom and laboratory settings and opportunities to work with professors on groundbreaking research, even as soon as in their freshman year. The close proximity of the campus to Boston provides students with access to internship opportunities at research labs and companies where our alumni are working in the field.    Over the past five years, 100% of our graduates have gone on to graduate school, professional school, or a full-time job. Alumni have been accepted to Harvard University Law School, Stanford University, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and Oklahoma State University Medical School, to name a few.   

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Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology, Intercultural Studies, Philosophy, Worship Arts, and Ministry (Christian, Youth, & Children’s)

Major, Minor B.A. Religion Compare Ministry is a unique calling. At Eastern Nazarene College, students answer their call in a supportive community built on faith and grounded in educational excellence. Students are provided with a rigorous curriculum and develop leadership skills, preparing them for their calling and deepening their faith. Region majors take core classes focused on biblical history, theology, and ministry. Courses like Survey of the History of Christianity, Doctrine of Holiness, and Senior Seminar expand their knowledge and provide hands-on experience so they may minister in innovative, creative and effective ways.  Additionally, students may augment the religion major by adding either a biblical literature or theology and philosophy track. The religion double major track affords students the opportunity to also major in social work (BA), communications arts (BA), journalism and writing (BA), or computer science (BA). Class sizes are small to ensure students have the opportunity for community with professors and peers, engaged classroom discussion, and faculty-led research. At Eastern Nazarene College, the faculty takes interest in each and every student, helping them realize their calling and achieve their highest potential.

Majors

  • Religion (General Track)
  • Religion (Biblical Literature Track)
  • Religion (Theology & Philosophy Track)
  • Religion (Double Major Track)
  • Intercultural Studies (General Track)
  • Intercultural Studies (Double Major Track)
  • Christian Ministry (Ordination Track)
  • Youth Ministry (Ordination Track)
  • Children’s Ministry (Ordination Track)
  • Worship Arts

Minors

  • Biblical Languages
  • Biblical Literature
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Christian Ministry
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Philosophy; Religion
  • Youth Ministry
  • Worship Arts

Program Requirements and Course Descriptions

See all the details about program requirements and course descriptions in the ENC Course Catalog: Full ENC Course Catalog  
Students are exceptionally well prepared to continue on to seminary or apply to graduate programs. 

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Sport Management

Major B.S. Business Compare From coach and team manager to broadcaster and sports marketer, a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Eastern Nazarene College opens a world of possibilities for students who wish to work in the high growth sports industry. Students receive a balanced curriculum of sports management and general business education courses, preparing them to assume leadership roles in the industry.

Goals of Sports Management Program

  • To develop an understanding and application of the pedagogy of sports science
  • To foster critical thinking, problem solving, and ethical management skills  
  • To encourage individuality and creativity in the practice of sports management
  • To develop an appreciation of and effective communication with diverse audiences
  • To articulate and foster Christian values as they pertain to the ethical practice of sports management
Boston is famous for its rich sports heritage. The close proximity of Boston to the college campus offers opportunities for students to gain internship and job opportunities while earning their degrees. Many students attend annual job fairs to meet with recruiters from Boston's professional sports franchises, including the Celtics, Bruins, and Red Sox. Alumni have gone on to become teachers, coaches, event managers, and fitness directors. Several Eastern Nazarene College graduates work for major sports teams and athletic organizations like the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s, Boston Celtics, and the YMCA. Others pursue graduate degrees in sport management at top programs throughout the country

Social Work

Major B.A. Social Science Compare A degree in social work is a great option for students who are interested in counseling people with their problems, promoting human rights and social justice, eliminating discrimination and oppression, and advocating for change within communities and across the system.

Social Work Program Goals

  • To prepare students to identify and conduct oneself as a professional social worker in accordance with the professions’ values and ethical standards.
  • To prepare students to practice professional social work at the generalist level with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities utilizing a strengths-based, justice-orientated, and ecosystems perspective. 
  • To prepare students for graduate-level work in accredited social work programs. 

Social Work Program Curricular Themes

Strengths Perspective- Through a strengths perspective lens, social workers recognize that all individuals and communities are resilient and have inherent strengths and resources, including the right to self-determination.  Social workers partner with individuals, families, and communities to build upon the existing strengths and to create mutually agreed upon goals and action plans. The Strengths Perspective (Saleebey, 2009) further emphasizes that challenges and adversity may also be sources of opportunity and growth.    Justice-based practice- Practicing from a justice-oriented perspective means that social workers identify and understand the complex ways in which individuals or groups of people experience inequality, discrimination and/or oppression. Social workers recognize the dignity and worth of all people and seek to advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice by working to dismantle systemic oppression at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.   Human Diversity- Social workers seek to understand the significance of the lived experiences of individuals, groups, and communities and the impact of the intersection of such differences. Social workers view differences as sources of strength and opportunity. Social workers intentionally seek out differing voices, experiences, and perspectives to inform their understanding of people and their environments.   Ecosystems Perspective- Social workers understand that the relationship between an individual and their environment is unique, dynamic, and complex and apply this knowledge to their practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Social workers recognize that an people's decisions and actions are informed by their relationships and experiences with their environment, just as environments and communities are impacted by individual experiences.  Inter-professional Collaboration- Building upon a liberal arts foundation and the social work profession’s values and ethical standards, social workers actively participate in a variety of collaborative roles with client systems, colleagues, and stakeholders.  Social workers conduct themselves professionally while building meaningful collaborations.

Social Work Practicums 

Boston is home to over 200 social service agencies that service a wide range of populations.  Students pursue internship and practicum experiences at many of these locations.  During the last year of course work, social work students are placed in approved agencies where they practice their social work skills at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.  The agency settings and populations served reflect the diverse field of social work practice. The Social Work Field Education Office continually works to develop and maintain practicum placements that provide an array of meaningful learning experiences in accordance with Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards and requirements.  Recent field practicum settings include, but are not limited to:
  • Criminal Justice (District Attorney’s office; local courts; jails; juvenile detention centers)
  • School-based (After school programs; pre-schools; elementary schools; high school)
  • Healthcare  (Hospitals; community health clinics; HIV/AIDS programs)
  • At-Risk Youth (Child Protective Services; residential programs, foster/adoption programs; Early Intervention programs)
  • Special Populations (Domestic violence shelter, Rape Crisis Center; homeless shelters; human trafficking outreach and awareness program; elder services; detoxification/relapse prevention programs)
Students are also encouraged to engage with associations and clubs on campus including The Students’ Association of Social Workers (SASW Club) and Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society, Theta Mu Chapter.
Graduates of the Eastern Nazarene College social work program have gone on to earn Master of Social Work degrees from Boston College, Boston University, Bridgewater State University, Simmons University, Salem State University, and many others.  Graduates have gone on to work at both public and private agencies such as the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office; Bay State Community Services; DOVE, Inc.; Father Bill’s Place; The Home for Little Wanderers; the Department for Children and Families; the Department of Youth Services; Head Start; Early Intervention; the YMCA; and many others.

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Theatre for Social Justice

Major B.A. Humanities Compare The Theatre for Social Justice major trains students to take theatre and the fine arts beyond the stage and into the local community to address issues of injustice. Students work on three productions a year, both onstage as performers and backstage as crew members, in Cove Auditorium. They also create original theatre works, combining creative writing, music, dance, and storytelling, and activate their art and faith through social justice theatre techniques based in Augusto Boal, playback theatre, and story circle. Students with a Theatre for Social Justice degree are prepared to go into any field and offer their unique skills as an arts advocate or pursue a career in the professional theatre, both on and off stage. [caption id="attachment_14702" align="alignleft" width="300"]Theater Eastern Nazarene College Beauty and the Beast, 2018-19 Season[/caption] Eastern Nazarene College is the only Christian college to offer a major that teaches students to activate their faith by going into communities, hearing their stories, and helping them communicate through the arts -truly engaging with those who need a voice in society. This major also teaches acting, directing, and technical theatre skills, providing students with many opportunities to put their training into practice in live productions over the course of their four years. The Theater for Social Justice major is perfect for students who are passionate about the arts and interested in a career in either an arts or non-arts field. Theatre for Social Justice majors are required to choose a second major so they will be prepared to take either path upon graduation from the program.

Resources of Boston and Beyond

[caption id="attachment_14703" align="alignleft" width="300"]Theater Eastern Nazarene College Romeo and Juliet, 2018-19 Season[/caption] Boston has many theatre companies that are looking for young talent to work onstage, backstage, and in audience outreach. Students have ample opportunities to build connections and intern with local arts organizations and theatre companies while they are studying at Eastern Nazarene College, helping them gain experience and develop their resumes before they graduate. The college is especially proud of its partnership with (SSST), a Quincy-based children's theater school that offers classes year-round for students ages 7-19. Many students are offered internships or summer employment with SSST, working as stage managers, administrators, costume designers, technical crew members and more. The college recently developed a special partnership with True Story Theatre, a playback theatre company that performs true community stories and holds auditions for paid performers. These are just two of the many relationships the Theatre for Social Justice Program has with local organizations to provide students with professional experience in the arts.

Recognized for Excellence

[caption id="attachment_14704" align="alignleft" width="300"]Theater Eastern Nazarene College Anne of Green Gables, 2017-18 Season[/caption] The Theatre for Social Justice Program is the creator of The Bible Women’s Project, an original play about women in the Bible and true stories of contemporary Christian women. The play was an official selection of the New York International Fringe Festival in 2016 and now tours churches around the U.S. and Canada. The Theatre for Social Justice Program was a recipient of the Moss Hart Award for Best College Production and has been recognized by local theatre companies like True Story Theatre, Sleeping Weazel, and the Huntington Theatre Company. Creator and Program Director Tara Brooke Watkins has won Boston’s Elliot Norton Award for Best Production (Small/Fringe Theatre) and has written and created the play Tulsa ’21: Black Wall Street which tours in Oklahoma and is being considered for an off-Broadway run. Watkins also runs the Shatter the Silence ministry at Bethel AME Church that addresses sexual victimization through theatre and story circle techniques.  

Rooted in Faith

The Theatre for Social Justice is rooted in the belief that by following Christ's example of sitting with and getting to know those outside of our comfort zone, we bring the love of Christ to them. Like Christ, we use our gifts to go into communities that feel invisible, listen to them, and bring their message back to others so that they may know how to benefit those who are suffering. We do this through the all of the art forms.
Many students choose to go on to graduate programs to study theatre education (Emerson College), Arts Therapy (Lesley University, Antioch University), Directing (New York University), Costume Design (University of Kansas City), Acting (University of San Diego), Literature (Southern New Hampshire University), or Theatre History and Performance (Tufts University). Also, 100% of the graduates who applied for Emerson College’s Master's in Theatre Education program since 2010 received a 75% tuition coverage scholarship, the highest amount a student may receive at that institution. Those students have all gone on to pursue doctorate degrees or are currently employed in their chosen fields.   Graduates who have chosen to go directly into the workforce in the Boston area have been hired by Riverside Theatre Works (Artistic Director, Instructor); Huntington Theatre Company (Box Office Manager); Wheelock Family Theatre, Speakeasy Stage Company, Company One Theatre, Sleeping Weazel Theatre (Actor); Mel O’Drama (Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Set Designer); Notre Dame Academy, Woodward School for Girls, Nazarene Christian Academy, South Shore Christian Academy (Drama Teacher). Others who have branched out beyond Boston have worked or are working in companies like American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York Film Academy, LaMaMa New York Playhouse, Blue Man Group, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, War Horse (Broadway), Seattle Theatre Group, Atlanta Murder Mystery Theatre, and various international touring companies  Finally, other graduates follow their entrepreneurial spirit and open their own arts companies or non-profit organizations. These include South Shore School of Theatre (Massachusetts), Pariah Theatre Company (Massachusetts), Bodhi Theatre Company (Missouri), No Edge Christian Artist Co-Op (New Hampshire), Marvy Entertainment (Florida), Ragnarok Productions (Massachusetts), and Kate Drew This Art Company (New Hampshire). Graduates also work in non-theatrical fields, including graphic design, education, law, youth ministry, social work, event planning, and library science. 
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