College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Discover and nurture your innate gifts in a welcoming community where you will explore the fundamental questions of human existence as you prepare yourself for meaningful work and leadership.
Shining Their Light
Research Fellow, Assumption College Learning and Memory Lab
As a research fellow, I gained valuable knowledge on compiling a research study and analyzing data.
My coursework at Assumption, especially psychology classes, provided a strong foundation and allowed me to be a more effective research assistant. The professors are always willing to get to know students and help them succeed to the best of their ability.
Researched how police interactions are perceived by different groups of people and the correlating relationships with law enforcement / Intern, Worcester Police Department
Assumption has laid the foundation for me to be successful in the next part of my life.
At my internship, I learned the everyday tasks of an officer and federal agent. I experienced how investigations take place and the different methods of surveillance utilized in law enforcement. I feel very prepared for the various aspects of the field I want to pursue.
Community Service-Learning 2020
Research & Development / Quality Control Intern, Randolph Products
Community Service Learning provided me with both intellectual growth and community involvement
Through my CSL course worked with Ascentria, I created a presentation to aide teen immigrants with the impact of culture shock in Worcester. Hearing their personal accounts made me appreciate the diversity of our community and realize the importance of public outreach.
Clinical Counseling Intern, Open Sky Community Services
I was constantly provided opportunities from my professors and the CDIC to further my education.
This was how I was able to obtain my internship at Open Sky and eventually my license as a registered behavior technician. You never know when an opportunity will pass, and Assumption provides so many.
Clinical Student Intern, UMass Medical School; Relief Counselor, Open Sky Community Services; Pursuing Master of Social Work at Bridgewater State University
I took what I learned in class and saw it come to life through my internship.
I learned how to advocate for myself and how to work with patients - a skill I will utilize in graduate school. I believe Assumption and the people here have made me search for myself and understand what I am meant to do.
Emergency Mental Health Intern, UMass Memorial Hospital; Mental Health Counselor, Walden Behavioral Care; Pursuing Master of Science in Mental Health at UMass Boston
Through Assumption, my clinical experience at UMass landed me my first post-grad job.
Assumption’s supportive, inclusive, and positive atmosphere sets it apart from any other institution. Assumption provided me with endless opportunities for research, conference presentations, and clinical experiences which all aided in my success and has allowed me to excel.
Researcher, American Antiquarian Society; Research Fellow, Assumption Honors Program
Assumption is a place where you will grow as a student, a person, and a member of society.
With the guidance and encouragement from faculty and my peers, it was possible for me to participate in incredible research and fellowship opportunities. I’ve been able to reach my fullest potential as a student here and will carry with so many invaluable experiences.
Complex Systems Researcher, Assumption's Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Assumption gave me the work ethic and communication skills needed for a wide variety of experiences.
I've given lectures in Massachusetts and at an international conference in Greece. These are achievements I couldn’t have reached without Assumption’s support and cultivation of these skills within me.
Community Service-Learning 2020
Double major in English Literature and English Writing and Mass Communications and double minor in Education and Community Service Learning
My CSL experiences inspired me to be the difference, find my passion, and live a life that matters
From soup kitchens to after school programs to nursing homes to food pantries to thrift shops, minoring in CSL opened my eyes to the needs of others in my community as well as my own ability to make a difference and have a positive impact on those around me every day.
An Ideal Place to Learn
Unique Compass first-year program that links core skills with a major
Use the vibrant Worcester community as a classroom while completing internships or service work
Innovative second-year experience designed to explore questions of vocation and purpose
Faculty dedicated to bringing scholarly expertise and passion to life for students
Ability to work side-by-side with a faculty mentor on a paid summer research project
Formation of life-long friendships with faculty, fellow students, and staff
Exploration of the rich Catholic intellectual tradition
Combine a CLAS major with majors and minors in other schools
Forging lifelong friendships between students, teachers, great ideas and Great Books. That is CTEQ.
Liberal education is more than a path to a good career. It is a humanizing gateway to discovering who we are and what makes us truly happy. Offering select seminars, trips abroad, and student symposia, CTEQ never loses sight of this basic truth.
Learning beyond the classroom and gaining hands-on experiences during internships in Psychology
An internship is so much more than just another class. Students transform during their experiences working in the field. These real-world experiences help them gain greater clarity on life goals and open doors to jobs and graduate schools after they complete our program.
Italian provides many opportunities to engage learners in an interdisciplinary voyage of discovery.
I adopt non-traditional methods of teaching by leading a scavenger hunt at the Worcester Art Museum, hosting a bookmaking workshop, producing digital media with students, or directing a course of study on our Rome Campus uniting Environmental Science and Italian Literature.
Collaborative research with undergrads exemplifies the best of learning and mentoring at Assumption.
Whether it’s through independent study, a summer fellowship, or pursuit of an Honors thesis, active participation in research presents our students with intellectual challenges that develop their critical thinking skills and overall appreciation for the pursuit of knowledge.
Philosophy, Honors Program
Students get to do university-level research with the personal connections of a closer community.
The Honors experience at Assumption includes individually designed student research projects that are guided one-on-one by professors during the school year. Honors fellows can also earn research funding by working collaboratively with a faculty member over the summer.
Spanish, Sophia Program
Teaching Spanish strikes students’ imagination to communicate and name the world in new ways.
In my courses, students apply their skills with Community Service Learning to create projects using photographs, texts, and videos with local immigrant communities in Worcester.
Training Assumption students to unveil molecular mechanisms of brain development
I am fascinated by the complexity of the brain and train students in the lab to identify molecules for proper brain formation and function. Students have been co-authors at professional conferences and in scientific journals. Come join in the adventure of discovery!
Students can work with faculty on cutting-edge research in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Students in the Psychology department have the opportunity to perform and present research alongside professors in the areas of mental health, developmental, learning and memory, and neuroscience research through internships, independent studies, and summer fellowships.
My students and I study the history of advertising in the era of the American Revolution.
Students in my early American history classes work as guest curators for my website, the Adverts 250 Project. Through their research, they make contributions to the complicated history of marketing, commerce, and slavery in colonial and revolutionary America.
Our Cybersecurity program is expanding to prepare more graduates to address national workforce short
The program is mapped to the latest national curricular standards, emphasizes preparation of knowledgeable, skilled graduates with strong moral character and integrity, who benefit from internships, international conferences, and direct interaction with experienced faculty.
Experiential learning prepares Criminology graduates for entry into criminal justice careers.
A 200-hour internship provides students with hands-on experience and personal connections essential for navigating future criminal justice careers. Placements commonly include law enforcement, the courts, victims and substance abuse services, and programs for at-risk youth.
English, Community Service Learning
I want students to experience the connection between service in the world and on-campus scholarship
I employ service-learning in a wide range of contexts, writing a personal column about their experience at an agency, interviewing refugees at African Community Education to create transcripts, or volunteering at after-school programs and writing sociological field reports.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Studying politics unlocks the fascination of discovering the greats as they understand themselves
But how can we each discover our own personhood while still coming together as one people? My research explores how music weaves diverse voices, instruments, and rhythms into a harmonious whole.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art & Design