Academics

For more than a century, Simmons University has offered pioneering undergraduate and graduate programs that combine theory, practice, and real-world experience that will challenge you to see more broadly, think more deeply, and prepare you for leadership in the world.

Students sitting in class

The journey starts here

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons is home to a respected women’s undergraduate program, as well as coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, business, communications, social work, public health, and library and information science.

Simmons combines education for leadership in high-demand professional fields with the intellectual foundation of the liberal arts. The result is a Simmons graduate prepared not only to work, but to lead in professional, civic, and personal life — a vision of empowerment that Simmons calls preparation for life’s work.

Students sitting together at their computers

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Totally customizable and interdisciplinary, you’ll find over 50 majors to choose from  — and one that’s just right for you!

Majors and Minors
Graduate student sitting in class

Graduate Programs and Certificates

Whether you're coming straight from undergraduate study — or making a change mid-career — our programs will prepare you for your next move.

Programs and Certificates
Students talking to each other

Executive Education

Executive Education is dedicated to working with organizations and individuals to develop more diverse and successful leadership teams that can effectively meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Executive Education
Student and faculty member working in a scientific lab

Faculty and Research

You’ll study with faculty who are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in their fields. Our professors pride themselves on mentorship – and they’ll go the extra mile to help you succeed.

The Simmons academic campus

Colleges, Schools & Departments

Our colleges, schools and departments offer specialized resources to support and challenge you.

Learn More

Know the Stats

1,700

undergraduate women

You'll develop a strong network who will challenge you as you discover your passion and pursue your goals.

2,400

graduate men and women

Our students are analytical and curious, pushing each other to succeed and making lasting connections.

12:1

student to faculty ratio

Our small class sizes will help you thrive and set you up for success.

Academic Resources

Registrar

The Office of the Registrar will help you sign up for classes, get a copy of your transcript, and more!

Student in the stacks in the library

Library

The Library fully supports the educational needs of all members of the Simmons Community — students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i, and guests.

Student standing in the bookstore

Simmons bookstore

The Simmons bookstore offers all course related books and materials and a wide variety of merchandise — like gifts, cards, candy and snacks.

Course catalog

Our course catalog contains the full list of courses and programs offered at Simmons.

Tutoring

We offer tutors in many disciplines as well as specialists in study skills and time management.

Writing support

We foster academic excellence by providing writing support and resources that meet the needs of graduate and undergraduate students.

Non-degree options

If you are unsure about enrolling in program, or just want to advance your educational experience, non-degree study at Simmons is the best option for you.