Honors Program

The Simmons Honors Program is an interdisciplinary program that develops thought leaders for the 21st century through rigorous curricular and experiential programming.

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The Honors Program engages motivated students, enhancing the undergraduate experience of students in all majors by guiding them through complex intellectual tasks and problems. All Honors students are advised to seek depth in their major discipline and to enhance this knowledge through exploration of other departments and programs.

Students in the Honors Program are part of a “community of scholars” and offered an enriched curriculum that is presented in small seminars and team-taught courses. This community includes professors who are teacher/ scholars, bringing their own research and community engagement into the classroom and creating intellectual settings that challenge Honors students to push themselves beyond what they thought possible.

Outside of the classroom, the Honors Program gives opportunities for students to expand their knowledge through study abroad opportunities, access to undergraduate research programs, connections to Honors alumnae/i, and engagement with the city of Boston.

Recent News

Headshot of Diane Grossman

We spoke with Diane Grossman about her role and her passion for philosophy. What is your academic background? I went to Vassar College, and then went to New York University, where I completed a PhD. Interestingly, Vassar went co-ed during...

Headshot of Gabby Freeman

We caught up with Gabby about studying abroad, her internship experience and why she loves the honors program! On coming to Simmons I knew that Simmons would allow me to connect with my professors and give me opportunities to grow...

Hannah Green while studying abroad.

Hannah tells us about studying abroad in South Africa and how the Honors Program helped her get there. On choosing Simmons Simmons gave me the opportunity to experience living in Boston while also benefiting from a small campus environment, with...

Tema Fodje receiving an award at Commencement

How did you choose your major? I’ve always loved chemistry and the Simmons biochemistry program gives me the freedom to explore biology, chemistry, and my interest in public health. This program also fulfills pre-med requirements, which means that I’ll be...

Alicia Healey while studying abroad in Iceland

Alicia Healey '18 tells us how Simmons is preparing her for a career in biomedical research. What made you make the move to come to Simmons? I first heard about Simmons from my aunt who was an adjunct professor in...

Emma Mullen at the Grand Canyon

Emma tells us how the Honors Program takes her education to a new level. How did you choose your area of study? Helping people every day and interacting with patients are both big factors that attracted me to the field...