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 program offered through the Brandeis International Business School.

African and Afro-American Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

American Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Anthropology  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Art History  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Biochemistry  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Biological Physics  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Biology  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Business  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Chemistry  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Classical Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Comparative Literature  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Computer Science  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Creative Writing  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

East Asian Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Economics  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Education  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

English  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Environmental Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

European Cultural Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Film, Television and Interactive Media  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

French and Francophone Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

German Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Health: Science, Society and Policy  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Hispanic Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

History  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Independent Interdisciplinary Major  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

International and Global Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Language and Linguistics Fact Sheet (PDF)

Latin American and Latino Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Mathematics  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Music  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Near Eastern and Judaic Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Neuroscience  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Philosophy  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Physics  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Politics  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Psychology  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Russian Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Sociology  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Studio Art  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Theater Arts  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

African and Afro-American Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Anthropology  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Architectural Studies

Art History  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Business  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Chemistry  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Classical Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Comparative Literature  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Computer Science  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Creative Writing  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation

East Asian Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Economics  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Education  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

English  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Environmental Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Film, Television and Interactive Media  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

French and Francophone Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

German Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Health: Science, Society and Policy  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Hispanic Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

History  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

History of Ideas 

International and Global Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Italian Studies

Journalism 

Language and Linguistics  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Latin American and Latino Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Legal Studies 

Mathematics  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Medieval and Renaissance Studies 

Music  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Near Eastern and Judaic Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Philosophy  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Physics  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Politics  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Religious Studies    

Russian Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Sculpture

Sexuality and Queer Studies

Social Justice and Social Policy  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

South Asian Studies 

Teacher Education 

Theater Arts  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies  |  Fact Sheet (PDF)