Undergraduate

Health Sciences

Have you always dreamed of becoming a doctor? Or, perhaps, you’ve pictured yourself as a dentist, physician assistant or nurse. Assumption has a strong tradition of preparing students for graduate school and successful careers in the health sciences.

Health Sciences Program

Program Tracks Available

Major


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

Steven Theroux, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
508-767-7545 Testa Science Center - Room 202

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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

Pathways to Success

Recent internship sites related to health sciences and our concentrations:

Assumption College Athletic Training

Central Mass Physical Therapy

Greendale Physical Therapy

THOM Early Intervention Services

UMASS Medical Emergency Mental Health

Wachusett Early Childhood Center

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Athletic Training

Worcester Physical Therapy

UMASS Medical Emergency Mental Health

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.

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Career Paths


Internships

Assumption’s health sciences curriculum includes a semester-long required internship in the healthcare field that enables you to develop and refine the knowledge and skills to serve as a healthcare professional.

You'll work with the health sciences faculty to find an internship in an appropriate setting. In addition to building key experience and honing your abilities, the health sciences internship experience helps you in your career development and discernment process and often leads to employment opportunities post-graduation.

 


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