STEM at Simmons

At the center of a STEM education at Simmons is active engagements, coupling innovative teaching with real-world research experience. You’ll build in-depth knowledge of the sciences — thinking flexibly to understand both theory and practical applications. From the laboratory to the library, you will make connections across disciplines, preparing you for a life of groundbreaking inquiry, insight, and impact.

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Access to Renowned Medical and Technology Hubs

Our campus is located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, within walking distance of the Longwood Medical Area, where you’ll find ample opportunities for internships and clinical rotations at hospitals and medical research facilities. Simmons is also a short ride to Cambridge’s Kendall Square, an internationally recognized site of innovation that hosts 150 high-tech companies, including some of the most celebrated life science, technology, and pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Why Study STEM at Simmons?

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Meaningful Research

Our faculty and students are actively engaged in research, scholarship and creative work. They publish intriguing research articles, share their expertise at major conferences — and so much more.

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Faculty Mentorship

You will learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and pride themselves on being personal mentors.

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Science Center

Students and faculty innovate together in this vibrant, collaborative space where you will have access to state-of-the-art equipment in natural science labs, an exercise physiology lab and a Nursing Simulation Center. 

STEM by the Numbers


Undergraduate Programs in STEM

From Biochemistry to Computer Science to Physics and Statistics, we offer more than 20 undergraduate programs in STEM fields.

Find your STEM program


Undergraduate Students Major in STEM

We excel in preparing students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. As of the fall of 2023, 24% of our undergraduate students are majoring in STEM fields.


Undergraduate Degrees in STEM

In May, 2023, over 34% of undergraduate degrees conferred were in STEM fields.

STEM in the News

A model of a Perfluorooctanoic acid molecule.

Associate Professor of Biology Eric Luth Co-Authors Scientific Article with Former Students

Neurobiologist Eric Luth recently co-authored a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A (October 2021) with several of his students: Celine Breton ’21, Kaitlyn Kessel ’23, Ariel Robinson ’19, and Kainat Altaf ’22. The piece traces developmental abnormalities among worm populations after exposure to environmental contaminants.

The Park Science Center building on the Simmons University campus

Honoring 50 Years of the Park Science Center and Celebrating a New Era at Simmons University

At the time it was built in the early 1970’s, the Park Science building served as a symbol of progress and achievement in women's-centered education. It challenged gender norms and societal expectations while promoting inclusivity and diversity in academia.

Stacey Pazar Huth

Dr. Stacey Pazar Huth ’87 Shares Family’s Multigenerational History with Simmons

Chemist and biomedical product developer Stacey Pazar Huth ’87 is a leading woman in medical diagnostics and research and development. Her connection to Simmons also involves her father, who helped build the campus, and her daughter, a current nursing major. We spoke with Huth about her Simmons journey, the gender bias in STEM, and her understanding of legacy.

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.

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...