Fully embracing the Assumption experience means embarking on a life-changing journey to become a uniquely prepared professional – and person. Someone who leads with integrity and courage because they have studied with care and curiosity.
Your Assumption educational experience will begin with the Foundations Program. This unifying Catholic liberal arts educational experience provides the foundation for any major or professional education you work towards at Assumption and beyond.
Whether you plan to be a teacher, counselor, scientist, accountant, the Foundations program aims to help you discern the type of teacher, counselor, scientist, or accountant you want to be. You will think about what it means to live a life of purpose and meaning not just in your professional life but also in your personal life.
The Foundations Program will encourage your curiosity and provide you with opportunities for deep discussions with a community of friends exploring important life questions. You will cultivate the ability to effectively and in a person-centered way, communicate with others as you explore what it means to be a person and how to relate to others in a changing and challenging world. What does it mean to be a good friend, partner, parent, community member?
The subjects explored through the program will ensure that you are able to apply what you learn not just in the immediate context of the classroom, but across subject matters, organizations, and life circumstances for decades after you leave campus. An Assumption education focuses on the enduring instead of the immediate; by studying the foundations upon which today’s ideas are built, you will be able to understand our world more thoroughly, and answer life’s both enduring and immediate questions. The dynamic interplay between Assumption’s Foundations Program and its various majors and minors is the heart and soul of an Assumption education- it is what makes an Assumption education uniquely vibrant, significant, and valuable.
Marked by gritty determination, relentless curiosity, and a lack of entitlement, Assumption graduates are in demand exactly because our understanding of Catholic liberal education knits enduring ideas and professional preparation into a single fabric.
The Academic Support Center (ASC) is a nationally certified peer tutoring center offering undergraduate Assumption students one-on-one and group tutoring included in tuition.
The experiential learning program connects you with local organizations to apply your academic learning in a real-world setting, complementing the Assumption education.
Faculty and Staff Mentorship
Our faculty brings our academic philosophy to life. You may find yourself exploring the importance of facial expressions with the psychology professor, analyzing Shakespeare’s worldview with your political science professor or helping your biology professor track the effects of pollution on wetland areas.
Your Assumption educational experience will begin with the Foundations Program. As the name “Foundations” implies, This unifying Catholic liberal arts educational experience provides you with the base and building blocks to succeed in any major or professional education you work towards at Assumption and beyond. This program is designed to help you discover who you are and what type of life you wish to lead.
2027 Health Sciences w/ Pre-Clinical Health Professions concentration
“Among the many great things Assumption has to offer, one of the things that stuck with me most was its amount of professional connections.”
“My mom always told me when looking at schools, ‘make sure you find a school with good connections to employers and internships to set you up for your future career,’ and that was what ultimately helped me choose Assumption. Being in Worcester, there are plenty of internships and volunteer programs to help me choose a career, as well as a strong network of alumni who continue to give back to the school.”
2023 Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies
“In addition to the hands-on experience gained through my internship, the courses I took for my major helped me develop the necessary skills and knowledge I need to work with children who have speech, language, or social-communication disorders.”
“My courses provided me with applicable knowledge of the real world. For example, I learned how to interview patients and work with families through role-play activities. Similarly, my education minor has given me practical knowledge of the education system, in case I work in a school one day. Not only did I learn how to work with special education students, but I learned extensively about the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process to help those students who are eligible for special education services. Gaining these applicable skills as an undergrad will set me apart from others in my program as I will have a robust knowledge of the education system.”