The Brandeis Core

For students entering Brandeis beginning in the fall of 2019

A strong, general education foundation is built through work in a variety of interconnected elements. The fundamental goals of this program are to provide the skills, knowledge, and perspectives necessary for students to succeed personally and professionally as citizens of a rapidly changing, globalized world. Through these requirements, undergraduates will learn to explore issues related to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the United States and the world, make sound evidence-based arguments and decisions, think critically, communicate effectively, assess and manipulate quantitative information, understand historical and cultural context, and operate efficiently within a digital domain.

Students will follow a curriculum that features requirements in global engagement and world languages and cultures, writing and oral communication, quantitative reasoning, digital literacy, health wellness, and a program of general foundation courses. Clarification regarding university degree requirements may always be obtained from the Office of the University Registrar.

The basic outline of the requirement structure is as follows:

Students in the classes of 2019-22 can access information about general requirements on the University Studies page.