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Welcome to the Simmons PLAN! 

Catherine Paden

Our core curriculum, the Simmons PLAN, will support you and cultivate your interests, whether you’ve decided on a career path, or not. This flexibility, and the ownership students have over their own path here, is one reason why I was so excited to direct this program, and to oversee its development and implementation.

PLAN courses engage with Boston, develop your leadership skills, introduce you to multiple academic disciplines and allow you to design key components of your own course of study. During your time at Simmons, you’ll explore exciting components of the Simmons curriculum through your PLAN courses – leadership development, community engagement and hands-on applications of classroom learning through independent studies and internships, for example.

I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

Catherine Paden
Dean of the Undergraduate Program


You can call (617-521-2913) or email us with general questions or schedule an appointment with your advisor to go over your specific PLAN options.