University Studies Program
University Studies (UStudies), under the auspices of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, is the heart of the liberal arts curriculum at Brandeis. The general requirements incorporate a variety of interconnected elements to build a strong, general education foundation.
The fundamental goals of the program are to improve students' abilities to integrate knowledge from different fields; to provide more extensive opportunities for the acquisition and development of writing, linguistic and quantitative skills; to introduce greater flexibility in the scheduling of degree requirements throughout the undergraduate career; and to expand students' opportunities to interact with faculty in small class settings in the first year of instruction.
The University Studies consists of programs in five areas:
- Foreign Language (FLOC)
- Non-Western and Comparative Studies (NWC)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- University Writing (UWS and WI)
For the General University Requirements and course-offering information, please consult the most recent Brandeis University Bulletin and course schedule available on the Web site of the Office of the University Registrar.