University Studies Program

For students in the classes of 2019-2022:

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 University Studies consists of programs in five areas:

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.

Click here to read the Invitation to Designate Courses for General Education Requirements.

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: