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Department of Honors Program

Honors Program

The Honors Program at Simmons fosters a motivated group of students who explore the complexity of today's world and their place in it. This four-year academic program is designed to enhance the undergraduate experience of students in all majors. Its goal is to encourage depth in the departmental discipline of choice, and to enhance this knowledge through interdisciplinary studies and international awareness.

Students in the Honors Program are offered an enriched curriculum that is presented in small seminars, team-taught courses, study abroad opportunities, research projects, and/or internships. In addition, the Honors Program provides co-curricular activities both at the College and in the Boston area. Faculty take their classes as well as small groups of students to the theater, film festivals, museums, and lectures throughout the year.

Hear it from our students...

The Honors Program allowed me the opportunity to interact with other focused, intelligent Simmons women, and to take challenging classes outside of my field of study. When you attend honors classes, you know that you are learning with students who care about their education as much as you do..." - Current Honors student, Lauren Burzalow '13.

Benefits of the Honors Program

Aside from the academic benefits of the Honors Program, each honors student receives a yearly book award to help fund her textbook purchases. Honors students are also eligible for the Dolores Amidon D'Angelo Scholarship for Study Abroad. Social and leadership opportunities are offered to Honors students as well. The Honor Student Advisory Board and the Honors Liaison are two sponsored student groups on campus, where Honors students can work together, build leadership skills, and share their voice and perspective on campus life and their Honors experience. Honors students are also eligible to enroll in any of the Honors courses offered during any semester. The courses are carefully chosen to provide an exceptional learning experience.