College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

In the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, you'll find inspiration at the intersection of life and science — cultivating innovative practices and procedures required to advance our scientific future and save lives.

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Magnify your worldview

Our faculty are leaders in their fields and pride themselves on being personal mentors. You'll work with them to master the fundamentals and put that knowledge into practice through hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art labs. Our students consider the natural world from every angle, blending social, mathematical, and life science to address intriguing issues related to behavior and experience.

Situated in the heart of Boston, the Simmons campus is surrounded by world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities — like Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital. Our students are sought after for clinical rotations, research, and employment opportunities with leading experts in the industry.

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Our Faculty

You’ll study with faculty who are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in their fields.

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About the College

Mission, Vision and Values

Learn more about how the College faculty and staff approach their work on behalf of students.

Statement of Solidarity for Racial Justice

Read the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences' statement of solidarity for racial justice.

Current Faculty Resources

Information for our current faculty, including funding opportunities.

Recent News

Sara Stender Delaney and Beatrice, a renowned specialty tea plucker in the northern province of Rwanda, on the Crop to Cup Tea trip in January 2023. Photo by Sean Moore

Sara Stender Delaney '00 Leads Business and Nonprofit for Nourishment and Healing

Years before founding a nonprofit in Rwanda, Sara Stender Delaney '00 grew up in Vermont among a family of entrepreneurs. "I had seen a lot of family members build small to medium-sized businesses," she recalls. "I had small businesses as...

Pictured: Students visit the MIT Museum: Raneem Mousa, Michelle Doroteo-Alvarez, Giselle Yang, Christine Felt, Leensyn Asmen, Minh Anh Bui

Simmons Creates Paths to Engineering

Simmons University is officially partnered with Washington University in St. Louis in the Engineering 3+2 program, in addition to Columbia University. As part of this program, students complete three years of course work at Simmons, followed by two additional years at a partner institution, earning both a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science from Simmons.

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Physical Therapist Paula Hickey Forney ’73 Dedicates her Life’s Work to Children with Disabilities

Alumna Paula Hickey Forney majored in Physical Therapy because it allowed her to cultivate her love of science. What she did not realize, however, was that her career would put her at the forefront of the fight for disability rights...

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Simmons' School of Nursing Receives Significant Grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust

Earlier this spring, the Helene Fuld Health Trust, a charitable organization that promotes the education of nurses, informed Simmons that the School of Nursing received a substantial grant from the Trust. These funds will be used to amplify Simmons’ Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program, which aims to support nursing students of color.

Eva Piernas '23

Eva Piernas' Journey from Simmons University to Infectious Disease Research ('23)

How Did Eva's Time at Simmons University Shape Her Path in Science? Eva Piernas, a recent 2023 alumni, reflected upon her journey at Simmons University, where she majored in Neuroscience on the neurobiology track and minored in Chemistry. As she...

Physics major Geraldina Cruz '23

Geraldina Cruz '23 Presents Research at Brigham and Women's Radiology Research Symposium

Physics major Geraldina Cruz '23 recently participated in the annual Radiology Research Symposium at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) on May 25. Cruz was one of just two undergraduates who presented research alongside seasoned researchers at BWH. They spoke with...

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics Arpita Saha

Simmons Receives Award from NASA to Support Women and Minority STEM Students

This month, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded $5 million to women's colleges and universities to help increase the retention of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics Arpita...

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Monica Alves ’16 Discusses Recent Career Change and Passion for Poetry

Environmental Science major Monica Alves’s first major career revolved around water science . Recently, she has transitioned into oncology-related research data. In this interview, Alves imparts advice on changing careers and discusses her love for writing children’s poetry. Tell us...

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