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Students come from all over the world to experience Smith’s academics. With an open curriculum, your journey is truly your own—try pairing a math major with a dance minor, and maybe add a concentration in global finance. Learning at Smith is limitless, with faculty members who are excited to help you make your dreams a reality.

Find What Fuels You

With over 1,000 courses in 83 areas of study, your options are limitless at Smith. Our open curriculum allows you to mix and match courses as you wish—take engineering with studio art, physics with dance, or any other combination imaginable. This flexibility is ideal for exploring new interests and ideas while reinforcing lifelong passions. 

Programs and Courses Our Approach To Learning
I think it’s important to model the process of being teachable—of being willing to learn something new.
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Associate Professor of History

Meet the Faculty

With an average student-faculty ratio of 8:1, professors at Smith are always ready and able to help you achieve your academic goals. Whether you’re wondering which chemistry professors are interested in the same research fields as you, looking to declare your major and choose an adviser, or are curious about a particular topic, check out the complete list of faculty and say hello.

Full Faculty Directory
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Dive Into Any Subject

As a small liberal arts college, Smith is poised to offer research positions to undergraduates that larger universities can’t.

The HSS (Humanities and Humanistic Social Science) labs program, created in the summer of 2021, provides students in the humanities with hands-on research experience alongside faculty members year-round, with 12 labs on campus. Combined with labs in nearly any STEM field, your options for research at Smith are innumerable.

Explore Research at Smith

Academic Support

Learn Everywhere

At Smith, the campus is a classroom. With four distinct libraries, a world-renowned art museum, and sprawling botanic gardens, opportunities for obtaining knowledge are around every corner.

Other Opportunities

Study Abroad

Over 100 programs on six continents comprise Smith’s study abroad opportunities. Go for a semester or your entire junior year and immerse yourself in another culture (and possible another language!). The world’s your oyster!

Summer Precollege Programs

Geared toward high school students, Smith’s precollege programs give students a taste of what it’s like to live on campus for one, two, or four weeks, while exploring and learning about a specific topic.

Graduate & Special Programs

Smith offers a number of graduate degrees and special programs. These programs are coed and add to the diversity, breadth of experience, and intellectual energy on campus.

The Five Colleges

Incorporated in 1965, Five Colleges, Inc., is one of the oldest and most highly regarded consortiums in American higher education. As a Smith student, you can take classes at Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire colleges, as well as the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Explore the Five College course catalog to learn more.