Department

History

Prepare for an array of careers in law, international business, management, marketing, teaching, government, archival and museum work, publishing, journalism, media relations, and more.

Contact Information

Irina Mukhina, Ph.D., Department Chair, History

508-767-7024


Location

Founders Hall - Room 106

The possibilities may surprise you. As a history major, you will develop highly transferable skills in reading, writing, research, and speaking. You will also acquire global awareness by learning about the lives and cultures of diverse peoples in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

 

Assumption history faculty provide a supportive environment in which each student is recognized and welcomed, and where students are appreciated for their contributions. We mentor and advise students with regard to internships, careers, and graduate study with a student’s unique talents and interests in mind. Faculty challenge students to think, read, speak, and write about some of the world’s most difficult problems. We also inspire with stories of strength, courage, determination, and achievement that help a student discern their own life’s purpose.

 

History opens doors to the future, as well as to the past.

Features and Benefits of Studying History at Assumption

  • Explore the rich and varied experience of the past while deepening your understanding of the present
  • Hone the critical thinking skills you’ll need for your future career through interrogating primary sources and analyzing both what they say and what they mean.
  • Conduct an independent research project on a topic of your choosing, allowing you to explore a subject you’re passionate about in depth.
  • Study at the prestigious American Antiquarian Society (AAS),  a research library founded in 1812 that focuses on American history, literature, and culture
  • The Adverts 250 Project: Undergraduates can curate weekly contributions to an on-going digital exhibition of “Advertising in Colonial America 250 Years Ago this Week.” 

History

Undergraduate

Pre-Law

Undergraduate

Department of History Faculty


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Mar 9 Tue

Student Life Panel and Presentation

Join us virtually to take a closer look at student life at Assumption University. During the presentation and panel, you will: Find out how to get involved at Assumption Hear from current students about residential and commuter life, student clubs and organizations, intramural and club sports, vars ... Read more

Mar. 9, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Mar 16 Tue

Parent Perspectives Webinar Series: Academic Affairs

Join Jennifer Morrison, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, for a discussion on transitioning to college. During the presentation you will discuss faculty and staff mentorship and advising, academic integrity, and transition programs.

Mar. 16, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Mar 18 Thu

Financial Aid 101 Webinar

You're invited to join us for an informative Financial Aid 101 Webinar. This webinar provides an overview of the financial aid process at Assumption University. You'll learn more about: How to apply for financial aid How financial aid is determined The different types of financial aid funding The ... Read more

Mar. 18, 2021
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History at Assumption