Undergraduate

Women's Studies

Assumption’s women’s studies program seeks to explore women and their roles through a variety of disciplines including history, literature, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Social fictions and realities about women continue to shape our world. Understand and analyze the constructs, and develop a more coherent, integrated view.

Women's Studies Program

Program Tracks Available

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

Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Contact

Cinzia Pica-Smith, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Human Services & Rehabilitation Studies, Director, Women’s Studies Program
508-767-7306 Switzer Building - Room 109

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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?)

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Caitlin Mathers

Women's Studies 2022
Minor in Women’s Studies

The Women's Studies Minor has allowed me to take my knowledge of social justice to a deeper level.

I hope to become a social worker in the future and this program has given me insight into various issues on the macro and micro level that affect women globally. I love that this minor offers a wide variety of classes that you can tailor to your preferences.
Kaelin Lozier

Women's Studies 2021
Double Major in Women’s Studies and Psychology; Graduate Student at Southern Connecticut State University

The Women’s Studies Program and its advisors invested in the expansion of my feminist worldview.

I began to comprehend my own unique being and understand the impact of societal norms on the performance of gender. The program cultivated my desire to continue my education and attend Graduate school to receive my Master's in Social Work and Women and Gender Studies.

Shining Their Light

Caitlin Mathers

Women's Studies 2022
Minor in Women’s Studies

The Women's Studies Minor has allowed me to take my knowledge of social justice to a deeper level.

I hope to become a social worker in the future and this program has given me insight into various issues on the macro and micro level that affect women globally. I love that this minor offers a wide variety of classes that you can tailor to your preferences.
Kaelin Lozier

Women's Studies 2021
Double Major in Women’s Studies and Psychology; Graduate Student at Southern Connecticut State University

The Women’s Studies Program and its advisors invested in the expansion of my feminist worldview.

I began to comprehend my own unique being and understand the impact of societal norms on the performance of gender. The program cultivated my desire to continue my education and attend Graduate school to receive my Master's in Social Work and Women and Gender Studies.
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Join the Office of Admissions for a virtual presentation on applying Regular Decision. Hear more about completing the Common Application, including tips from current students and admission professionals! You'll also be able to ask your questions to our panel of current Greyhounds during a live Q&amp ... Read more

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Winter Open House

Join us for Winter Open House by visiting our West Side story book campus, located in the heart of Worcester, the second largest city in New England. Experience the excitement of Assumption's academic opportunities and campus life and see for yourself why Assumption was named a “Best Regional Univer ... Read more

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You're Invited: 1/22/22 Open House

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