The chemistry program at Assumption organizes courses to establish a foundation in the basic areas of organic and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry. You will develop an understanding of the unity of chemistry by relating these basic areas to each other and to other scientific disciplines.
An Ideal Place To Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 29 states and 21 countries
Learn the Skills Employers Seek
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.
At Assumption University, 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.
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
Abbott Bioresearch Center
Eli Lilly and Company
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Shining Their Light
The relationships with Assumption faculty have led me to opportunities I never thought possible.
I had the opportunity to work in a chemistry lab at Purdue University with graduate and Ph.D. students to study diffusion with the goal of improving the drug discovery process. I am grateful for the opportunity and hope to continue to do research in my future.
Research and Teaching Assistant / Earning a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Rhode Island
The emphasis that Assumption places on writing has had an enormous impact on my success.
Not many people in the engineering fields can write as well as someone with a liberal arts background and that shows. Through my internships I learned to work independently and problem solve in a lab environment, and got to experience both civil and chemical engineering.
Research & Development / Quality Control Intern, Randolph Products
Assumption provides opportunities to form relationships that can be pivotal in your career.
From the moment you step on campus, join clubs, expand your social horizons, and do not be afraid to network and attend school functions. Assumption is your home away from home so try new things and have fun because these four years fly by faster than you expect!
Research Assistant, UCONN
I was able take my experience from a teaching lab to a real-world research laboratory setting.
Professor Dix was influential in this by pushing me to apply for the program and then assisting me throughout the application process.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.Our Mission
Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost
We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.
Hound Academy: Applying Regular Decision
Join the Office of Admissions for a virtual presentation on applying Regular Decision. Hear more about completing the Common Application, including tips from current students and admission professionals! You'll also be able to ask your questions to our panel of current Greyhounds during a live Q& ... Read more
Winter Open House
Join us for Winter Open House by visiting our West Side story book campus, located in the heart of Worcester, the second largest city in New England. Experience the excitement of Assumption's academic opportunities and campus life and see for yourself why Assumption was named a “Best Regional Univer ... Read more