Catholic Tradition + Liberal Arts

At Assumption, we are committed to exploring with great gusto the relationship between faith and reason. By participating in this 2,000-year-old-tradition, today’s students join generations of scientists, artists, writers, and philosophers who have engaged in a search for truth across disciplines.
We believe the Catholic intellectual tradition to be especially relevant and useful for our times, and encourage the growth of mind, body and spirit in an inclusive, open climate where all faith traditions have a voice.

Tradition of Success

  • 98% of students complete their degree in four years
  • 94% of the Class of 2017 were employed, pursuing additional education, or engaged in community service within six months of graduation
  • 85% of the Class of 2017 completed at least one internship, research or experiential learning opportunity

The Way To Building What The World Needs

Talk to one of our amazing graduates a decade into their career as a biochemist or family court judge or any number of other professions and you'll discover why we insist on a values-based education — one that gives graduates the intellectual prowess might and strength of character needed to engage life's larger questions and work toward a greater good.

We credit today’s dedicated faculty, and a long line of their predecessors, with heeding the call of our founder, Emmanuel d’Alzon who challenged us to go beyond academics and educate the whole person. You will see that focus on students, and our emphasis on a life well-lived, in every aspect of what we do, from the design of new Residence Halls to our dynamic Honors programs to the establishment of a campus in Rome.

We also owe a great debt of gratitude to the alumni, parents, foundations, and corporate partners who help make a distinctly Assumption education possible. Only by working together, toward shared goals and across differences of age, culture, discipline, and faith, can we truly Light the Way.

Catholic Values and Strong Academics

Assumption College, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption and rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. We pursue these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and extending to the domain of professional studies. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason, we aim, by the pursuit of the truth, to transform the minds and hearts of students. Assumption favors diversity and ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals.

A Message from the President

Choosing a college may be the most important decision you have ever had to consider. You may have already received materials from a number of other institutions, as well as ideas and recommendations from family and friends.

There are many reasons bright, motivated students choose to attend Assumption. As you explore our Web site, you will find a wealth of information related to our excellent programs and our close-knit community. For now, I would like to share three of the reasons that I mention most often when describing Assumption to prospective students and their families.

Top liberal arts college with strong business and professional programs.

Our students are exposed to an array of disciplines that expand their minds and enhance their critical thinking skills as they consider new ideas, new ways of looking at the world, and new ways of questioning. Faculty members create an academically stimulating environment that challenges students to achieve their full potential as they think through their values and life. At the same time, the skills students learn at Assumption also prepare them for successful and rewarding careers.

Catholic intellectual tradition, unique among colleges.

In the Assumpionist tradition we encourage intellectual, social and personal growth. We take religion and faith seriously as an integral part of the human experience. We explore questions that get to the deepest desires of the human heart and recognize the role of faith and reason in the search for truth. Our students encounter ideas that have contributed to the formation of a Christian outlook on the world that reflects the type of education envisioned by Fr. Emmanuel d’Alzon, the founder of the Assumptionists. Whatever a student’s faith, we believe that the Assumption experience provides opportunities for personal spiritual growth and the development of a set of values that will encourage students to use their knowledge in service to others. It is an atmosphere that is intellectually challenging, personally rewarding and spiritually fulfilling.

A place where people look out for one another.

When you choose Assumption, you can count on receiving personal attention from kind, friendly people throughout the community. Faculty, administrators, staff, religious, and students all work together to ensure that everyone here is valued and supported. Assumption is small enough so that people know students as individuals, and large enough for students to find diverse opportunities. Experiences inside and outside the classroom help shape a student’s “personal compass” and encourage intellectual, social, and personal growth.

If these characteristics reflect what you are looking for, I encourage you to explore our site further and learn more about us. I also hope you will consider visiting Assumption’s beautiful campus and meeting some of the people who make our community so special. Thank you for your interest in Assumption.

Warm regards,

Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D.
President

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Do you spend time carefully evaluating risks? Is a decision or investment worth the potential outcomes? If this sounds like your personality, a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from Assumption College might be the perfect fit.

Actuaries use training in mathematics and economics to solve business problems involving risk and are highly sought after because of their multidisciplinary background and strong quantitative skills. The Department Mathematics, Computer Science and Actuarial Science are excited to announce a new major in actuarial science. This rigorous major requires students to take courses in mathematics, economics and business studies. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the first two Actuarial Exams sponsored by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).... [-]

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Biology Degree at Assumption College

Biology is the study of life. Biologists explore the mysteries of life at the cellular, organismal and population levels.

Whether you want to use your Biology degree to study viruses or ecosystems, you gain extensive hands-on laboratory experience, as well as strong support from and easy access to Assumption science faculty, who make classroom-based concepts meaningful and help develop your technical research skills. The state-of-the-art Testa Science Center located on-campus in Worcester, MA provides outstanding laboratory facilities to students pursuing a Biology major to test the complex and sophisticated scientific theories you learn in the classroom.... [-]

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When you study business at Assumption College your education will go beyond the textbook – you’ll gain the business skills and real-world experience needed to succeed and a strong grounding in the liberal arts, uniquely positioning you as a well-rounded candidate in a competitive job environment.

A bachelor's degree in business from Assumption College will provide you with a framework for building a successful career in the private, public or the nonprofit sector. You will develop proficiency in a broad range of technical and professional skills sought by employers and study ethically and socially responsible business practices that prepare you for a complex and ever-changing global business environment.... [-]

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Chemistry Degree at Assumption College

Chemistry studies the structure and fundamental principles of matter. At Assumption, students who declare a Chemistry major learn about organic, inorganic, physical, analytical chemistry and biochemistry and gain an understanding of the ways in which they interact. The Testa Science Center provides outstanding laboratory facilities to test the complex and sophisticated scientific theories you discuss in the classroom.

Every summer and throughout the academic year, Assumption chemistry majors have opportunities to perform research with Assumption faculty and at renowned research laboratories. Natural sciences graduates have an 85 percent acceptance rate to medical schools, and an 83 percent acceptance rate to other types of graduate medical programs (dentistry and veterinary schools, etc.)... [-]

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A degree in computer science can prepare you for a wide variety of career paths. Assumption offers you opportunities to study math or computer science in a stimulating and supportive environment. You’ll think logically and solve problems, as well as communicate clearly and effectively – skills that are in high demand in today’s increasingly technological world.

If you are considering a degree in computer science, Assumption’s engaging professors and challenging curriculum provides students will a number of opportunities to explore this rapidly evolving field. Computer science majors develop their programming skills, their knowledge of computer hardware and software, and an appreciation of the social and ethical implications of technology. The major provides a foundation for a variety of professional careers in the computer industry and for graduate study in computer science.... [-]

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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2016 Internet Crime Report, millions in the United States are the victims of Internet crimes each year and it receives, on average 800 complaints, per day. The Report also shares that losses due to email scams, identify theft, ransomware attacks, tech support fraud losses and other nefarious activity generated $1.33 billion in victim losses in 2016, the latest year for which statistics are available.... [-]

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The Data Analytics program at Assumption College (offered as a major and a minor) will help you understand who we are and where we’re going—and how best to use that knowledge—by providing you with the research, programming and critical analysis skills you’ll need. When you study data analytics at Assumption, you’ll learn how to gather, process, and evaluate large amounts of information, and what it means for the rest of the world.... [-]

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Engineer majors at Assumption (including those pursuing a minor) are provided a comprehensive curriculum that lays the foundation for future success. Students who choose to be an engineering major can pursue a dual degree through partnership agreements with both the University of Notre Dame and the School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) at Washington University in St. Louis. Assumption engineering students are uniquely positioned as exceptional, well-rounded candidates in a competitive job market, with degrees from two prestigious institutions of higher learning.

Engineering degree candidates are provided a strong liberal arts education at Assumption. The science and mathematics courses prepare them to continue their studies in engineering and have meaningful careers in the field. Students who pursue a minor in engineering are provided a sound foundation in the discipline and graduate with degrees in math, computer science, chemistry or environmental science. Small class sizes provide a personalized education that allows students to immerse themselves in their subject matter and faculty mentors offer one-on-one advising that will aid them in making the right choices at both the graduate and professional levels.... [-]

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Our Neuroscience Program brings together an interdisciplinary group of professors who are passionate about mentoring undergraduates in this fascinating field of study, involving them in research that unveils novel mechanisms of brain function and exploring the neural correlates of emotion, cognition, and psychopathology. Assumption College offers numerous opportunities to pursue neuroscience, including:... [-]

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