Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program focused on the study of women and gender. Students in this program explore important questions about gendered identities, gendered systems of discrimination, and how we may work towards gender equity and social justice.
Women's Studies Program
An Ideal Place To Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 33 states and 11 countries
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
Shining Their Light
Women's Studies 2022
Psychology and Music Double Major
The diverse variety of classes allowed me to tailor my experience to my field and related issues.
Women’s Studies gave me knowledge and awareness of social justice that facilitates a better understanding of the communities I will serve. Consistent focus on intersectional oppression and interlocking identities made me re-evaluate my beliefs and relationship to the world.
Women's Studies 2022
Sociology & Criminology Major with a Minor in Women’s Studies, WMS Student Representative
I am a better woman for minoring in women's studies.
The women's studies minor at Assumption University has opened my eyes to the many issues that women face, and continue to fight, in our society. I am a better woman for minoring in women's studies and I will continue to fight for other women in times of need.
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.
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.
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.