JBS applications are now available! Click here to access the program applications.
Meda Kisivuli's Blog on Healthy Boston
Nail Study on Her Campus Brandeis
Hanna Wellish '12, a short video about the students' work with Worcester Roots.
Philip Lu '11 writes about his experience in The Justice.
Most summer JBS programs include 12 credits. The fall JBS programs include 16-20 credits. It is best to check the specifics of each program for details.
Students who enroll in a JBS program must take all of the courses offered within the program. Each JBS program is designed to provide an intensive, theme-based academic experience that combines classroom and experiential learning. Because each JBS program is designed as a complete experience, it is not possible to pick and choose classes from different JBS programs.
The normal pass/fail regulations are in effect for the JBS program, and students may elect one course on a pass/fail basis as specified in the regulations.
Yes, summer JBS program courses are regular undergraduate courses, and the grades received will automatically count toward a student's GPA like the grades for fall or spring term courses.
JBS courses are significantly different than courses taught during the regular semester and are designated with a 'j' in the course number. If you have already taken the course with the same title during the regular semester you can repeat the course as part of the JBS program. If you have already taken the course as part of a different JBS, it will be up to the department and the Registrar to determine if you would be allowed to repeat the course for credit.
Because JBS semesters are intensive academic experiences, we hope that many students will use these experiences as the basis of senior theses.