Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, Assumption College is a private, Roman Catholic college that offers a strong liberal arts curriculum, as well as diverse business and professional studies programs. There are academic programs available for undergraduate, graduate, continuing education, and vocational students. The college confers Associate’s, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Masters of Business Administration degrees. Though science majors are offered, only Bachelor of Arts degrees are conferred to all undergraduates. 40 majors and 44 minors are offered for undergraduates. The most popular majors include: Biological and biomedical sciences; Business and its related studies; Psychology; Communication, journalism, and related programs; and Social sciences. The graduate school offers graduate programs in business, rehabilitation counseling, counseling psychology, school counseling, and special education. Founded in 1979, the French Institute (Institut Français) is a specialized research center where students study French language, culture, and history.
Academic advisors assist students with choosing courses, changes to schedules, designing an academic plan, and discussing post-graduate educational or career plans. The college also offers two competitive and rewarding honors programs. Students can also gain professional experience and explore different careers at local, national and international internship sites. Service learning classes allow students to have unforgettable volunteer experiences with nonprofit agencies and organizations. Some of the college’s students choose to spend a semester or year abroad in countries that include England, Australia, Ireland, China, Japan, Chile, Costa Rica, Greece, Italy, and Spain.