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
An Ideal Place to Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 29 states and 21 countries
Matthew T. Cantirino, Ph.DVisiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Stephen MichaelsAdjunct 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
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.
Boston Financial Corp.
International War Crimes Tribunal (Tanzania)
Massachusetts State Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
The White House
Shining Their Light
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.
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!
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.
Global Studies 2017
Licensed School Psychologist, Westborough, MA
The Global Studies major helped me develop a more expansive lens through which to see the world.
I gained a greater understanding of how political and economic systems, culture, history, geography, and recent events shape how we live our everyday lives. As a school psychologist, I can evaluate the many factors and circumstances that impact the students in front of me.
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.
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?
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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