Students who pursue an environmental science degree at Assumption University share a concern for the welfare of our planet. Be inspired and pursue an impactful career in environmental science by studying the environment and the effects of biological systems on the environment.
Environmental Science Program
An Ideal Place to Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 29 states and 21 countries
Owen Sholes, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty
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
American Cancer Society
Biogen Idec, Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company
Hasbro Children's Hospital
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Massachusetts General Hospital
National Science Foundation
National Institutes of Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Environmental Science 2021
Park Ranger, Army Corps of Engineers at Buffumville Lake
I’ve learned that educating people on what’s happening to the environment is the key to saving it.
I’m responsible for patrolling the park and making sure all rules are followed while also teaching children about the different species of plants and animals that inhabit it. I also inform visitors about the park because most people are unfamiliar with the area.
Environmental Science 2017
QC Analyst I, Nitto Avecia
I am grateful to the wonderful professors and faculty who challenged me and supported me.
At Assumption, I learned not only about climate change, global warming and keeping people safe from environmental disaster, but I also learned about the many aspects of the natural sciences that prepared me to work with DNA and chemicals at my workplace.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University 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.
Hound Academy: Completing the Common Application
Join Assumption Admissions for an informative virtual discussion on completing the Common Application which can be used to apply to many different schools. Admission professionals will discuss dos and don'ts as well as tips to successfully complete your application.
Hound Academy: Making Your Application Standout
Assumption Admissions invites you to this virtual session where you will discuss how to not only successfully complete your application, but how to use tools to differentiate your application from others - especially when applying to specific programs.
Internships and Research Opportunities
Assumption students have been selected to participate in summer research programs at major research institutions around the nation. Also, Assumption offers on-campus summer research opportunities to upper-level students who apply to assist Assumption faculty with their research projects. Students selected for summer research positions receive a stipend and housing on campus.
All science majors are strongly encouraged to gain practical experience and course credit through an internship in their field of interest during their junior or senior year. Internships for academic credit give students practical, hands-on experience, allowing them to explore their career choices before graduating.
Sample Graduate Schools
After graduation, students can seek employment in government agencies or industry, or they can pursue graduate studies in environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental management, law, education or the health sciences. To facilitate entry into these areas of study the University has established agreements that allow qualified Assumption Environmental Science students to earn a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from The University of Notre Dame, a M.S. in Environmental Management or Forestry Management from Duke University, world-renowned for its work in Environmental Science, or a J.D. in Environmental Law from the Vermont Law School, which U.S. News and World Report currently ranks as the nation’s leading environmental law program.
- Boston University
- Brown University Medical School
- Duke University
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- NE College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Northeastern University
- Tufts University
- University of Connecticut
- University of Florida
- UMass Medical School - M.D./Ph.D. program
- University of New Hampshire
- University of Rhode Island
- University of West Virginia
- Yale University