Undergraduate

Political Science

As preparation for vocations in government service, the law, journalism, business, and teaching, the study of politics offers an education befitting a free human being. A degree in Political Science thus stands at the heart of a genuinely liberal education.

Political Science 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

Political Science, Economics and Global Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Contact

Geoffrey Vaughan, D.Phil.

Professor Political Science
508-767-7038 Founders Hall - Room 301

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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

Testifying to the virtue of our distinctive and classical study of politics, our graduates have studied at world renowned institutions and are employed in industries from healthcare to finance to government at all levels.

Avery Dennison

Boston Financial Corp.

International War Crimes Tribunal (Tanzania)

Massachusetts State Senate

Northeastern University

NSTAR

TJX

U.S. House of Representatives

The White House

Tess Haller

Political Science 2020
Intern, Senator Susan Collins in Washington D.C

Something I’ve learned so far is the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to be successful.

Through this experience, I’m learning invaluable lessons about teamwork and leadership that I can apply both on the volleyball court this year as a captain and in my professional life after school.
Nathalie Vega Crespo

Economics 2016
Attending Law School, Roger Williams University

Because of Assumption, I was thoroughly prepared to enter law school after graduation.

Through my internships, I learned so much about the judicial and trial processes and about common and constitutional laws. I loved my experiences as an intern and I loved my time at Assumption.

Shining Their Light

Tess Haller

Political Science 2020
Intern, Senator Susan Collins in Washington D.C

Something I’ve learned so far is the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to be successful.

Through this experience, I’m learning invaluable lessons about teamwork and leadership that I can apply both on the volleyball court this year as a captain and in my professional life after school.
Nathalie Vega Crespo

Economics 2016
Attending Law School, Roger Williams University

Because of Assumption, I was thoroughly prepared to enter law school after graduation.

Through my internships, I learned so much about the judicial and trial processes and about common and constitutional laws. I loved my experiences as an intern and I loved my time at Assumption.
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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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Oct. 25, 2019
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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

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Oct 25 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. 25, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Nov 15 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

Nov. 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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The Moynihan Center


Cultivating Thoughtful Citizens

The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was not only a revered statesman but also a respected scholar who made immeasurable contributions as a professor, White House chief of staff and United States Senator. How can the teachings of Senator Moynihan impact your development as a contributing member of society?

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Citizenship

Our students are bound for diverse and changing careers, but there is one job each of them will share for a lifetime: citizenship. Political Science nobly understood inherently aims to educate the whole person through the pursuit not merely of technical information but of the most enduring and searching questions of human life: What is just? What is the good life for human beings?  When is war justified or unjustified? What is the proper scope and role of government?


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