New Programs

Assumption College is pleased to announce several exciting new majors and programs, in addition to the 40 majors and 45 minors the College already offers students.


Grounded in Sociology, Assumption’s new Criminology Major provides students with a solid background in human nature and how the criminal justice system operates, as well as an understanding of crime as a social phenomenon.

An in-depth curriculum goes beyond the basic study of how crimes occur and learn why individuals engage in criminal behavior. Coursework, married to an emphasis on experiential learning and independent research, prepares students for a career in law, criminal justice, social work, government service, human resources or business.

Criminology Topics Include

  • The Criminal Justice System
  • Sociological Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • The Sociology of Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Victimology
  • The Sociology of Urban Life
  • Social Policy

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Assumption’s new Education Major prepares students for state licensure in elementary, middle and secondary school settings and instructs them in the methodologies and best practices they’ll need to be dynamic and knowledgeable educators. Students earn a double major in both education and a specific academic subject area in just four years, equipping them with a breadth of skills they’ll be able to pass on to their pupils.

An emphasis on providing early classroom teaching experience ensures that graduates will be prepared for real-life situations and challenges and the program’s dual advising system matches students with two advisors: a faculty member from the education department and one from their academic area of interest to ensure they’re on the right path.

Education Major Licensure Options

  • Elementary Education: Grades 1-6
  • Subject-specific Elementary/Middle School Education: Pre-kindergarten-8
  • Subject-specific Middle School Education: Grades 5-8
  • Subject-specific Middle School/Secondary Education: Grades 5-12
  • Subject-specific Secondary Education: Grades 8-12

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Health Professions

Building on Assumption’s 83% acceptance rate into health-related graduate programs, the college’s expanded Health Professions Program offers students the guidance they’ll need to begin a career or enter graduate school in one of the health professions.

Personalized advising and mentoring begins in the first year, and continues throughout the student’s college career, on topics like careers, applying to grad school, and interviewing. A new course “Social, Economic and Ethical Issues in the Health Professions” has been developed to provide a global perspective on the industry and the topics and concerns health practitioners will encounter in their careers. Discounted Kaplan Test Prep courses help students prepare for exams and graduate school interviews, giving them the edge they’ll need to stand out and succeed.

The Health Professions Program is ideal for students pursuing any of the following majors:

  • Biology
  • Biology with a Concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior
  • Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Psychology with a Concentration in Brain, Cognition and Behavior
  • Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies

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