When you study history at Assumption, you’ll choose from our breadth of offerings – from North American and European to Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern history. Once you discover the area you love, you can explore it through engaging coursework and independent research opportunities.
An Ideal Place To Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
2020 History graduates employed or in graduate school within six months
Shawn M. Lynch, Ph.DAdjunct Faculty
Melinda MarcchandAdjunct Faculty
Melinda MarchandAdjunct 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
A history degree prepares you for a wide variety of fields, including law, international business, management, marketing, teaching, government, library services, archival and museum work, publishing, journalism, media relations, and more.
Boston Public Schools
Johnson and Johnson
Law Firms in New England and New York
MFS Investment Management
Nashua High School
Social Security Administration
State Street Bank and Trust
United States Army
Wachusett Public Schools
Worcester Public Schools
Xaverian Brothers High School
Shining Their Light
Research Experience with the American Antiquarian Society
My time at Assumption has given me priceless skills and experience.
The liberal arts education enabled me to analyze and solve problems from different perspectives. Instead of just studying the approach of the historian, I now have experience in applying philosophical, scientific, and lingual approaches to my life.
Art History 2015
Senior Museum Educator and Art Educator, New York Historical Society / Resident Curator, Canaan Baptist Church of Christ
Assumption has prepared and molded me for success in all aspects of my unique field.
I am thankful for the transferable skills that I've developed in art, art history, and history, and for my professors teaching me how to make art history fun, fascinating, and engaging!
Researcher, American Antiquarian Society; Research Fellow, Assumption Honors Program
Assumption is a place where you will grow as a student, a person, and a member of society.
With the guidance and encouragement from faculty and my peers, it was possible for me to participate in incredible research and fellowship opportunities. I was able to reach my fullest potential as a student and will carry with me so many invaluable experiences.
Political Science 2020
Intern, World Affairs Council of Connecticut
I had the esteemed opportunity to attend the World Affairs Councils of America Conference in D.C.
My ambition for a career in global affairs was enhanced by this opportunity to mingle and learn from like-minded peers, including Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense. Assumption encouraged me and helped me achieve this dream and be 1 of 27 students from the U.S. chosen!
Teacher, Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy / Pursued a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Boston College Lynch School
Assumption prepared me better than I could have ever imagined.
From rigorous training in planning for all academic subjects as well as ample field experience, I felt extremely prepared to enter the professional world. Professors challenge you while also serving as mentors. They guided me to where I am today.
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.
Pathways to Success
All Assumption students can participate in the University’s internship programs and spend a semester gaining practical experience. There are two types of internships available to most Assumption students:
- Academic internships, where students work with an academic advisor and the internship site
- Career internships, which provide valuable experience but do not offer academic credit. This type of internship may be paid or unpaid and it generally occurs during or following the summer of the junior year
History students intern at a number of organizations such as the American Antiquarian Society, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Historic Deerfield, National Park Service, Library of Congress and law firms throughout New England and Europe as well as with charitable initiatives in Latin America.
The study of History provides a foundation for careers in almost any field.
Graduates enter careers in education, business, journalism, public relations, teaching, insurance, government service, personnel work and many other fields that draw upon those analytic skills, deepened perspective and breadth of vision that comes from the study of the past and strong writing skills. They also enroll in graduate school or law school at prestigious institutions such as Boston College, Fordham University, Framingham State College, Penn State University, Saint Joseph’s College, University of Massachusetts – Amherst and the University of Rhode Island.
Programs Related to History
Core Texts & Enduring QuestionsUndergraduate
CTEQ Pre-College ProgramUndergraduate
Law, Ethics and Constitutional StudiesUndergraduate
Medieval and Early Modern StudiesUndergraduate
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