School of Sciences and Health Professions

In the School of Sciences and Health Professions, you'll find inspiration at the intersection of health, life, nature and science — cultivating innovative practices and procedures required to advance our scientific future, address complex problems, ask tough questions, reduce disparities and improve our individual and collective health.

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Discover what you are capable of…

Our faculty are leaders in their fields and pride themselves on being personal mentors and guides for your intellectual and professional journeys. You'll work closely with them to master the knowledge and fundamentals required to put those competencies into practice through in-depth discussion and hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art labs and facilities. Our students consider the natural and social worlds from multiple angles and perspectives, intersecting the health, public, mathematical, and life sciences to address intriguing and complex issues related to our communities, practice, behaviors and experiences.

Situated in the heart of Boston, the Simmons campus is surrounded by world-renowned teaching hospitals, research facilities and industry leaders — like Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, the Broad Institute, and over 1,600 other life science, biotech, biomedical and biopharmaceutical organizations. Our students are highly sought after for clinical and experiential rotations, research and design, 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.

Meet Our Faculty

School of Sciences and Health Professions in the News

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Dr. Paul Geisler Named Dean of the School of Sciences and Health Professions

In January 2024, Dr. Paul Geisler, formerly Professor of Health Professions Education, Associate Dean of Health Sciences, and Interim Associate Dean of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, accepted a new position as Interim Dean of the School of Sciences and Health Professions. He will become the official Dean following the School’s formal renaming on July 1, 2024.


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

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.


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Simmons Celebrates New Science Center, Further Advancing One Simmons Project

Simmons celebrates the completion of the second phase of the One Simmons project by officially unveiling a state-of-the-art science center and renovated library. On May 23, Simmons University President Lynn Perry Wooten, Chair of the Board of Trustees Regina Pisa...


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Making Simmons a Safe Space

Professor Rich Gurney shares his previous experiences at Universities that didn't support community members who were LGBTQIA+, and how he knew that Simmons was different. Where did you study? I spent 16 years in Catholic education institutions, including college, and...


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Passionate Leaders Project: Fall 2022 Cohort

The Passionate Leaders Project (PLP) supports undergraduate students by funding research opportunities that transcend traditional coursework. Participants of the PLP develop research and critical thinking skills and bring the insights of academia to real world issues. This year’s cohort addresses mental health, neuroscience, environmental science, the foster care system, and technology.


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Passionate Leaders Project: Spring 2022 Cohort

Passionate Leaders Project: Spring 2022 Cohort The Passionate Leaders Project (PLP) supports undergraduate students by funding research opportunities that transcend traditional coursework. Participants of the PLP develop research and critical thinking skills and bring the insights of academia to real...


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Passionate Leaders Project: Fall 2021 Cohort

The Passionate Leaders Project supports undergraduate students seeking to enrich their academic and professional interests by funding learning opportunities beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom. Learn what the Fall 2021 Cohort is up to!


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