Undergraduate

Philosophy

At Assumption University, students are introduced to philosophical thinking in dialogue with the primary works of the great philosophical authors. In the best cases, philosophy becomes a habit of thinking and, ultimately, a way of life.

Philosophy Program

Program Tracks Available

Major, Minor


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 15

Early Action: November 15

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15


Degrees Offered

B.A.


School

D'Amour College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Department

Philosophy

Program Contact

Patrick Corrigan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
508-767-7581 Founders Hall - Room 305

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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?)

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Lauren Crockett

Philosophy 2019
Pursuing a Ph.D. in English Literature at Boston College

The community is so welcoming while remaining intellectually challenging.

Assumption has always encouraged me to seek out resources and ask questions when I’m stuck on a problem. I feel that the perseverance I have acquired by learning how to find answers to difficult questions has prepared me to take on challenges wherever I find them.

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Lauren Crockett

Philosophy 2019
Pursuing a Ph.D. in English Literature at Boston College

The community is so welcoming while remaining intellectually challenging.

Assumption has always encouraged me to seek out resources and ask questions when I’m stuck on a problem. I feel that the perseverance I have acquired by learning how to find answers to difficult questions has prepared me to take on challenges wherever I find them.

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.

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We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs as well as the admissions process at Assumption by participating in our webinar on Tuesday, February 1st, at 12:00 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to chat with admissions staff throughout the webinar.

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Student Life Presentation and Panel

Join us virtually to take a closer look at student life at Assumption. Learn more about living and learning at Assumption University. Ask your questions to current students. Hear about residential life, student involvement, campus traditions, and more!

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Cybersecurity Information Session

Join us on Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom for an information session about our Cybersecurity Program. Spend an hour with us and learn how a degree in one of Assumption's newest degree programs can launch and advance your career and how you can declare your major. Intere ... Read more

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Apply as a high school senior into the dual degree program with one application and benefit from being considered for a $2,500 Assumption Business Leader Scholarship (per year for 5 years), special programming, and the ability to take up to two MBA courses during your senior year.  We offer two tracks to choose from: Management and CPA (for accounting majors only). Learn more about all of the University's dual degree offerings.

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