Undergraduate

Chemistry

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.

Chemistry 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

Brian Niece, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Biological and Physical Sciences, Professor of Chemistry
508-767-7209 Testa Science Center - Room 209

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Program Curriculum

Faculty


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

Zachary Shepard

Chemistry 2018
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.

Shining Their Light

Zachary Shepard

Chemistry 2018
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.

First-rate Academics in a Catholic College Setting

Assumption College strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the College pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.

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.

Learn about financial aid
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Fall Open House

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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Oct 4 Fri

Discovery Day

A special visit opportunity for high school seniors! Experience the classroom environment at Assumption - see why our students thrive during their four years here. You'll also enjoy lunch in Taylor Dining Hall, meet members of the Assumption community and take a tour of campus! Register Today

Oct. 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Assumption College
Oct 5 Sat

Hound Day

Be a Hound for the day! Interact with faculty and students, tour the campus, and enjoy a tailgate lunch in the end zone before cheering on the Greyhounds at a football game. While on campus, you can also join the fun of Assumption's Family Weekend Carnival! Register Today

Oct. 5, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Oct 20 Sun

Fall Open House

Learn more about living and learning at Assumption! Hear from a variety of campus community members, including faculty, current student and admissions representatives. Learn more about student clubs and organizations. Tour campus and enjoy lunch with us! Register Today

Oct. 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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