Undergraduate

Biology

Biology majors gain extensive hands-on laboratory experience in the state-of-the-art Testa Science Center, as well as strong support from and easy access to faculty, who make classroom-based concepts meaningful and help develop your technical research skills.

Biology Program

Program Tracks Available

Major, Minor


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 1
Early Action: November 1
Early Action II: December 15
Regular Decision: February 15


Degrees Offered

B.A.


Department

Department of Biological and Physical Sciences

Program Contact

Edward Dix, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
508-767-7292 Testa Science Center - Room 211
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Program Curriculum

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Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Study Abroad

At Assumption College, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.

Internships

Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

Explore the Rome Campus

Career Paths

Abbott Bioresearch Center

Aventis Pharmaceuticals

Biogen Idec

Eli Lilly and Company

Genzyme

Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital

Mosaic Technologies

Pfizer

Waters Corporation

Michaela Temple

Biology 2017
Pursuing a Doctor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry

Due to the skills and opportunities given to me by Assumption, I will truly stand apart in my career

My research project at Assumption was in the study of the molecular mechanisms of neuronal development in C. elegans. Conducting this research provided me with the analytical skills that are required in many medical fields.
Alexis Levine

Biology 2018
Intern, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital

I learned more than I ever thought possible at my internships.

I acquired research skills and was given the opportunity to see first-hand, what it’s like to have a career as a researcher. I credit my success to the chemistry knowledge bestowed upon me by Professor Marcotte and to the labs at Assumption for providing me a space to learn.
Devyn Oliver

Biology 2014
Fourth Year PhD Candidate in the Neurobiology Department, UMass Medical School

The best tools you have for getting the career you want are Assumption’s professors.

As an undergraduate, I was exposed to the inner workings of a graduate school laboratory which helped me realize that I wanted to continue conducting neuroscience research and eventually go on to get my Ph.D. The faculty are such knowledgeable and wonderful resources.
Andrea Koslowski

Biology 2017
Pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree, Ross School of Veterinary Medicine

Assumption provided me with a well-balanced liberal arts education that pushed me to grow.

Through the connections I made at Assumption, I was able to spend three years volunteering in the Anesthesia Department at Tufts Veterinary Hospital. This opportunity provided me with experience I needed to be accepted into veterinary school.

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Michaela Temple

Biology 2017
Pursuing a Doctor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry

Due to the skills and opportunities given to me by Assumption, I will truly stand apart in my career

My research project at Assumption was in the study of the molecular mechanisms of neuronal development in C. elegans. Conducting this research provided me with the analytical skills that are required in many medical fields.
Alexis Levine

Biology 2018
Intern, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital

I learned more than I ever thought possible at my internships.

I acquired research skills and was given the opportunity to see first-hand, what it’s like to have a career as a researcher. I credit my success to the chemistry knowledge bestowed upon me by Professor Marcotte and to the labs at Assumption for providing me a space to learn.
Devyn Oliver

Biology 2014
Fourth Year PhD Candidate in the Neurobiology Department, UMass Medical School

The best tools you have for getting the career you want are Assumption’s professors.

As an undergraduate, I was exposed to the inner workings of a graduate school laboratory which helped me realize that I wanted to continue conducting neuroscience research and eventually go on to get my Ph.D. The faculty are such knowledgeable and wonderful resources.
Andrea Koslowski

Biology 2017
Pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree, Ross School of Veterinary Medicine

Assumption provided me with a well-balanced liberal arts education that pushed me to grow.

Through the connections I made at Assumption, I was able to spend three years volunteering in the Anesthesia Department at Tufts Veterinary Hospital. This opportunity provided me with experience I needed to be accepted into veterinary school.
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