Academic Partnerships

Articulation Agreements

Assumption College has developed agreements with colleges and universities that enable Assumption students to receive undergraduate course credits and/or go on to highly regarded graduate programs. These agreements offer our students numerous opportunities for guaranteed admission and/or accelerated degrees or intensive study.

Assumption College has articulation agreements for the following law schools and programs:

Biotechnology

B.A./ Masters of Science in Biotechnology (M.S.B.)

Northeastern University Graduate School Program

  • Northeastern will accept two qualified Assumption students per year.
  • The masters degree program is two years long.
  • The minimum requirements for acceptance include a 3.2 GPA, satisfactory completion of all prerequisites, and a completed application.
  • The GRE and application fee will be waived for qualified Assumption students.
  • Contact Professor Steven Theroux for additional details and requirements.

Chiropractic

B.A./Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)

New York Chiropractic College

  • Five seats will be available each year for qualified Assumption students who want to enter a doctoral program in Chiropractic.
  • The program requires 40 months of study beyond the B.A.
  • To qualify for admission, students must complete the prerequisites with a grade of C or better, they must have an GPA of 3.0 in the prerequisites, and they must have an overall GPA of 3.25.
  • Contact Professor Steven Theroux, the Health Professions Advisor, for additional details and requirements.

Chiropractic

Bridgeport University

Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)

  • Bridgeport University offers eligible Assumption College students preferred admission and financial assistance.
  • To be eligible students must complete the required prerequisite courses, earn a minimal cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required prerequisite courses.
  • For more information please see the Health Professions Advisor.

Engineering

B.A./B.S. Engineering

University of Notre Dame

  • Assumption College and the University of Notre Dame offer a 3:2 program in engineering. Students who participate in this program spend three years at Assumption College and two years at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Qualified Assumption students can earn a B.A. in mathematics, computer science, or one of the natural sciences from Assumption College and a B.S. in aerospace engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, or mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
  • The Assumption College degree will usually be in Chemistry (for Chemical Engineering), Environmental Science (for Environmental Engineering), Mathematics or Computer Science (for Computer Engineering), and Mathematics (for Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering).
  • For more information, please contact the program directors (i.e., Professors Theroux and Alfano) or visit the Engineering page

Environmental Science

B.A./ Masters of Environmental Science Management (M.E.M.)

Duke University Nicholas School

  • This is a 3:2 program, which means students spend 3 years at Assumption and 2 at Duke to earn a B.A. in Environmental Science and a Master’s of Environmental Science Management (MEM) degree.
  • Assumption students can complete their general education requirements, all but two of their Environmental Science major requirements, and their application to the Duke graduate school after three years at Assumption.
  • The two courses the students will take at Duke University and apply towards the Assumption College Environmental Science major will be determined in consultation with an Assumption College 3:2 Environmental Science Program Advisor (i.e., Professor Steven Theroux or Professor James Hauri).
  • Admission into the Duke program is not guaranteed and admission is competitive.
  • If accepted, the student is eligible to receive his/her Assumption College degree upon the successful completion of their first year of graduate studies at Duke.
  • At the end of the second year of graduate study, the student is eligible to receive her/his MEM degree.
  • Students interested in this program should contact Professor Steven Theroux or Professor James Hauri at the start of their first year.
  • Additional information can be found at http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/programs/professional/mem

Environmental Science

B.A./Masters of Forestry Management (M.F.)

Duke University Nicholas School

  • This is a 3:2 program, which means students spend 3 years at Assumption and 2 at Duke.
  • Assumption students can complete their general education requirements, all but two of their Environmental Science major requirements, and their application to the Duke graduate school after three years at Assumption.
  • The two courses the students will take at Duke University and apply towards the Assumption College Environmental Science major will be determined in consultation with an Assumption College 3:2 Environmental Science Program Advisor (i.e., Professor Steven Theroux or Professor James Hauri).
  • Admission into the Duke program is not guaranteed and admission is competitive.
  • If accepted, the student is eligible to receive his or her Assumption College degree upon the successful completion of their first year of graduate studies at Duke.
  • At the end of the second year of graduate study, the student is eligible to receive a masters in Forestry Management from Duke University.
  • Students interested in this program should contact Professor Steven Theroux or Professor James Hauri at the start of their first year.
  • Additional information can be found at http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/programs/professional/mf

Health Professions

Northeastern University

  • Northeastern will waive the application fee and GRE requirement for qualified Assumption College students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in the programs listed below.
  • The minimal requirements for these waivers include a GPA of 3.2.
  • Programs of study that offer this consideration are:
    • Pharmaceutical Science
    • Physician Assistant Studies
    • Exercise Physiology
    • School Counseling
    • Health Informatics
    • Public Health
  • Students interested in this option should contact the Health Professions Advisor, Professor Steven Theroux.

History

Master of Arts in Heritage Studies

Regis College

  • This partnership is available for students from all majors
  • Assumption students receive preferred admission, and may receive up to two courses of graduate credit for classes completed at Assumption College. The GRE and application fee will also be waived for qualified Assumption students.
  • Examples of  qualifying courses for Master of Arts credit include, the American Studies Seminar, Vocations in Public History, and Women of the World.
  • Students have the option to complete the remaining eight courses for the MA in one year.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0, or higher, GPA, and submit a completed application to be considered for the program.
  • Contact Professor Deborah Kisatsky (dkisatsk@assumption.edu) or Carl Keyes (ckeyes@assumption.edu) for additional details and requirements.

Law: Duquesne University

J.D./Juris Doctor

  • This is a 3+3 program, which means students spend 3 years at Assumption and 3 at Duquesne University.
  • The program allows qualified students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College and a law degree from Duquesne University in six years.
  • Qualified students begin their law studies at Duquesne University in their senior year.
  • Admission into the Duquesne program is not guaranteed.
  • In order to be eligible for admission into this accelerated program, students must complete the requirements for their major and the General Education requirements of Assumption College in their first three years of study.
  • Upon successful completion of their first year of law school at Duquesne, individuals in this program are eligible to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College.
  • Students interested in this program should contact Professor Steven Theroux or Professor Weiner at the start of their first year.

Law: Western New England College School of Law

J.D./Juris Doctor

  • This is a 3+3 program, which means students spend 3 years at Assumption and 3 at the Western New England College School of Law.
  • The program allows qualified students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College and a law degree from the Western New England College School of Law in six years.
  • Qualified students begin their law studies at the Western New England College School of Law in their senior year.
  • Admission into the Western New England College School of Law program is not guaranteed.
  • In order to be eligible for admission into this accelerated program, students must complete the requirements for their major and the General Education requirements of Assumption College in their first three years of study.
  • Upon successful completion of their first year of law school at the Western New England College School of Law, individuals in this program are eligible to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College.
  • Students interested in this program should contact Professor Steven Theroux or Professor Weiner at the start of their first year.

Law: Vermont Law School

J.D./Juris Doctor

  • Students eligible for admission to the law school through this agreement must complete the requirements for a bachelors degree from Assumption College.
  • The applicant must also complete a minimum of 60 credits towards the bachelor's degree in residence at Assumption College with a GPA that is equal to or exceeds the average GPA of the first year JD class in residence at Vermont Law School at the time of the student's application.
  • In addition, students eligible for admission through this agreement must have a current LSAT score that is equal to or exceeds the average LSAT score of the first-year JD class in residence at the time of the student's application.
  • For information about additional requirements please contact Professor Theroux or Professor Weiner.

Marine Science

Duke University Marine Science Education Consortium (MSEC)

  • Assumption is one of 35 institutions that participate in the Duke University’s MSEC, and Assumption students are eligible to study at Duke University’s state-of-the-art Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC, during the fall, spring or summer sessions.
  • The Duke program offers an opportunity for intensive study in marine science and marine ecology.
  • Assumption students may participate in the MSEC’s study abroad programs, which include sites in Singapore, Trinidad, Hawaii, Panama and France.
  • While at Duke, it is possible to carry out an independent study project in collaboration with the Duke faculty.
  • Assumption students can take courses in Physics while in residence, and the program is designed to accommodate students interested in pursuing graduate study in the health professions.
  • This program should also be of particular interest to Environmental Science majors and minors and to those who seek a science-intense study abroad opportunity.
  • Students interested in this program should contact Professor Steven Theroux or Professor James Hauri.
  • Additional information can be found at http://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab.

Medicine

B.A./Doctor of Allopathic Medicine (M.D.)

American University of Antigua Medical School

  • Assumption students who fulfill the terms of agreement will be accepted at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine.
  • The terms of the agreement include the following: the student must have a G.P.A. of 3.25 or higher, they must have a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher in the pre-requisite courses required by AUA, they must not have a F or a D in any pre-requisite course required by AUA, they must have a score of 24 or higher on the Medical College Admission Test, and they must have earned a favorable recommendation form an AUA Admission Officer who has interviewed the applicant in person.
  • For more details about the requirements and additional information, see Professor Steven Theroux.

Medicine

B.A./Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine

  • This is an accelerated, 7-year curriculum of undergraduate and professional education leading to the B. A. in Biology from Assumption College and the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Typically, eight years of study are required to earn a degree in Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Assumption students can complete their general education requirements, all but two of their major requirements, and their application to the medical school after three years at Assumption.
  • The two courses the students will take at Des Moines University and apply towards the Assumption College major will be determined in consultation with the Health Professions Advisor, Professor Steven Theroux.
  • Admission into the medical school is not guaranteed.
  • Upon successful completion of their first year at Des Moines University Medical School, individuals in this program are eligible to graduate with a B.A. in Biology from Assumption College, and upon completion of their fourth year of medical school, the student is eligible to graduate with their medical degree. Interested students should meet with Professor Steven Theroux early in their first year.

Nuclear Medicine

BA/Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Regis College

  • Regis College has reserved two seats for Assumption students who want to enter the nuclear medicine technology program.
  • Eligible Assumption students have a minimal GPA of 3.3, and must complete the prerequisite courses.
  • Eligible students receive an application fee waiver, and the top two eligible candidates are also given preferred admission without the competition of the rest of the applicant pool.
  • Prior to starting the program the accepted student must earn a BA at Assumption College.
  • For more information, please see the Health Professions Advisor.

Nursing

B.A./Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

  • MCHPS provides at least 3 seats at their Manchester, NH, campus and 3 seats at their Worcester, MA, campus for qualified Assumption students who want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • 16-month B.S.N. program following graduation from Assumption College with a B.A. degree.
  • To qualify, students must complete the specified prerequisites with a grade of C or better (no repeats), have a 3.2 GPA in the required prerequisites, and an overall 3.2 GPA.
  • Contact Professor Steven Theroux, the Health Professions Advisor, for additional details and requirements.

B.A./Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Regis College

  • A B.A. is required along with a GPA of 3.3 overall an a GPA of 3.3 in the prerequisite coursework.
  • Each year two qualified Assumption Students are eligible for an application fee waiver, a GRE waiver, a 7.5 hour Graduate assistantship ($2,500 tuition reduction), and and preferred admision.
  • The MSN program takes approximately three years to complete.
  • Contact Professor Steven Theroux, the Health Professions Advisor, for additional details and requirements.

Optometry

B.A./Doctor of Optometry Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

  • MCPHS will provide 5 seats at the Worcester, MA campus for qualified Assumption students
  • To be eligible students must complete the prerequisites with a grade of C or Better (no repeats), have a GPA of 3.2 in the prerequisites and an overall GPA of 3.2
  • Contact Professor Steve Theroux, the Health Professions Advisor, for more details

Optometry

B.A./Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)

New England College of Optometry

  • This accelerated, 7-year curriculum of undergraduate and professional education leads to a B.A in Biology from Assumption and a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from the N.E. College of Optometry. Typically, eight years of study are required to earn a degree in Optometry.
  • Assumption students can complete their general education requirements, all but two of their Biology major requirements, and their application to the New England College of Optometry graduate school after three years at Assumption.
  • The two courses the students will take at the New England College of Optometry and apply towards the Assumption College Biology major will be determined in consultation with the Health Professions Advisor, Professor Steven Theroux.
  • Upon completion of three years of specified course work (providing predetermined grade point average and OAT scores are met), students can apply to the N.E. College of Optometry.
  • Admission into the School of Optometry is not guaranteed.
  • After the successful completion of the first year at the College of Optometry, the student will earn a B.A. degree in Biology from Assumption.
  • After completion of the fourth year of professional study, the student will earn the Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry.
  • Students interested in this program should meet with Professor Steven Theroux, the Health Professions Advisor, early in their first year.

Pharmacy

B.A./Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCHPS)

  • MCPHS will provide 2 seats at the Manchester, NH campus and 5 seats at the Worcester, MA campus for qualified Assumption students who want to enter a doctoral program in Pharmacy.
  • The Pharm.D program can be completed in 34 months, following graduation from Assumption College with a B.A. degree.
  • To be eligible for admission into the program, students must complete the prerequisites with a grade of C or better (no repeats), have a GPA of 3.4 in the prerequisites and an overall GPA of 3.4.
  • Contact Professor Steven Theroux, the Health Professions Advisor, for additional details and requirements.

Physical Therapy

B.A./Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

  • MCPHS provides 2 seats for qualified Assumption students at its Worcester campus.
  • The DPT program requires 32 months to complete.
  • To be eligible, students must complete all required prerequisite courses and earn a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.3 in the specified coursework. The student must also have an overall G.P.A. of 3.3
  • Contact Professor Steven Theroux, the Health Professions Advisor, for additional information about admission requirements

Physician Assistant

B.A./Master of Science in Physician Assistance Studies (M.S.P.A.S.)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

  • MCPHS will provide one seat at the Manchester, NH campus and one seat at the Worcester, MA campus for qualified Assumption students who want to earn a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
  • Those with a B.A. degree can complete the program in 24 months.
  • To be eligiblefor admission into the program, students must complete the prerequisites with a grade of C or better (no repeats), have a 3.4 GPA in the prerequisites, and an overall 3.4 GPA.
  • Contact Professor Steven Theroux, the Health Professions Advisor, for additional details and requirements.

Podiatry

B.A./Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

  • This is an accelerated 7-year curriculum of undergraduate and professional education leading to the B.A. in Biology from Assumption College and the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine.
  • Assumption students can complete their general education requirements, all but two of their major requirements, and their application to the podiatry school after three years at Assumption.
  • The two courses the students will take at Barry University and apply towards the Assumption College major will be determined in consultation with Professor Steven Theroux, the Health Professions Advisor.
  • Students apply to the program in their junior year at Assumption.
  • Admission to Barry is not guaranteed.
  • Once the student has successfully completed their first year at Barry University College of Podiatric Medicine, the student is eligible to graduate with a B.A. in Biology from Assumption College.
  • Contact Professor Steven Theroux for additional details and requirements.
 

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