Academics

Our curriculum is totally customizable and interdisciplinary, giving you the opportunity to explore new subjects in ways you never thought of before. No matter what you study, the liberal arts and science provide a framework for you to grow as a leader.

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Linking your passion to lifelong purpose

Studying at Simmons means you’ll graduate with a diverse and well-rounded academic background. Many students mix and match majors and minors to create programs as unique as they are. This is a place to explore your interests with rigorous classes, thoughtful discussions, real-world experiences and life-changing people.

As the only women’s undergraduate program in Boston, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. You’ll develop your own unique leadership style in an environment where you define what leadership means to you, and what it will take to get you there.

100% of Simmons students complete internships, clinicals, fieldwork, or research projects. You’ll cultivate skills that employers are looking for — like critical thinking and creative problem-solving — in real world settings that boost your resume. 

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Majors and Minors

Whether you’re undecided about your major or already have your dream career in mind, you’ll find your passion. 

Majors and Minors
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Core Curriculum

Our dynamic undergraduate curriculum is tailored to your interests and needs. 

Core Curriculum
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Honors Program

Designed for motivated students in all majors, this four-year academic program offers an enriched interdisciplinary curriculum. 

Honors Program

Student Life

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Study abroad

Simmons offers a number of international experiences that align with your academic and geographic interests.

Undergraduate research & fellowships

There are many fellowship opportunities available for students at Simmons. Our faculty include students in their research projects and co-publish papers in academic journals with them.

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Our faculty

Our professors are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in the field. And when they say their door is open, they mean it!

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Colleges of the Fenway

Simmons is part of the Colleges of the Fenway, a collaborative of five neighboring Boston-based colleges and universities in the Fenway area. Over 1,200 courses are available through cross-registration to enhance your academic experience.

Undergraduate advising

Through collaborative relationships with advisors, we encourage students to explore their academic interests, skills and personal values.

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Major decisions

Our major decisions video series highlights the amazing undergraduate academic programs at Simmons.

Know the Stats

91%

of Simmons graduates are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation

Our focus on leadership development ensures that you build the skills and confidence you need to pursue higher positions, negotiate your salary and leverage your career potential.

#4 Best Value

U.S.News & World Report ranked Simmons #4 for Best Value in the Regional Universities North category.

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Majors and Programs

Our curriculum is totally customizable and interdisciplinary, giving you the opportunity to explore new subjects in ways you never thought of before.