Majors and Minors

Brandeis students may choose from a variety of majors and minors offered in four broad areas: the creative arts, the humanities, the sciences and the social sciences. A number of these programs are interdisciplinary by design and draw faculty from several different departments. Nearly half of our undergraduates pursue a double major, often in fields on opposite ends of the academic spectrum. Students may pursue up to a triple-major and/or triple-minor.

All students have until the end of sophomore year to declare a major, allowing them to explore long-standing interests and discover new intellectual passions before deciding on a course of study. Brandeis also offers students the opportunity to create their own Independent Interdisciplinary Major and pursue a focused program of study tailored to their individual interests. Other special academic opportunities include our dual bachelor's/master's programs and our 5-year BA/MA and BA/MBA programs offered through the Brandeis International Business School.

Subject Major Minor Course
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African and Afro-American Studies
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American Studies
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Anthropology
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Art History
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Biochemistry
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Biological Physics
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Biology
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Business
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Chemistry
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Classical Studies
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Comparative Literature
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Computer Science
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Creative Writing
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East Asian Studies
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Economics
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Education
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English
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Environmental Studies
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European Cultural Studies
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Film, Television and Interactive Media
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French and Francophone Studies
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German Studies
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Health: Science, Society and Policy
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Hispanic Studies
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History
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History of Ideas  
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Independent Interdisciplinary Major
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International and Global Studies
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Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
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Italian Studies
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Journalism  
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Language and Linguistics
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Latin American and Latino Studies
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Legal Studies  
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Mathematics
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Medieval and Renaissance Studies  
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Music
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Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
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Neuroscience
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Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies  
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Philosophy
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Physics
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Politics
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Psychology
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Religious Studies  
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Russian Studies
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Sculpture
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Sexuality and Queer Studies
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Social Justice and Social Policy  
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Sociology
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South Asian Studies  
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Studio Art
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Teacher Education  
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Theater Arts
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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
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