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Does a summer JBS program count as one of my seven required semesters needed to graduate?
Students entering as first years are required to complete a minimum of seven full-time semesters from Brandeis fall/spring semesters, approved fall/spring Study Abroad programs or approved Justice Brandeis Semester programs. At most one of these seven semesters may be a Study Abroad Semester or a summer Justice Brandeis Semester. For students wishing to complete two semesters of study abroad, or two summer Justice Brandeis Semesters, or one semester of each, the minimum number of semesters becomes eight full-time. A Justice Brandeis Semester in the fall, spring, or summer with fall extension counts in the same manner as a regular fall or spring semester at Brandeis.
For more information on semester requirements for graduation, please reference the Bulletin.
No. Students wishing to study abroad for a semester and participate in a summer JBS program will need to complete 8 semesters in order to graduate.
Students who are enrolled in a JBS program do not have to take time off. However, it is anticipated that many students may want to take a semester off following the program, so they can continue the work of the JBS program as an internship experience. Others may choose to pursue work experiences during the following semester. There are many great services available on campus that aim to support students in their pursuit of an internship or work experience. Students are encouraged to visit the Hiatt Career Center and speak with individuals in your department to explore these options further.
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 or other offerings at Brandeis.
Due to the intensive nature of the program, students can enroll in only one JBS program at a time. Each summer JBS program consists of 12 credits or the equivalent of three courses. Each fall JBS program consists of 16-20 credits or the equivalent of four to five courses.
Students who enroll in a JBS program must take all of the courses offered within the program. Students will not be able to take additional course work for credit during the JBS 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, additional coursework will not be feasible.
Brandeis Masters students will be allowed to enroll in a summer JBS program at the discretion of the respective program, provided the student meets the admissions criteria and provided space is available. However, admissions preference will be given to undergraduate students.
Students outside of Brandeis University can apply to the summer programs. Students entering a masters program at Brandeis University may enroll in a JBS program at the discretion of the respective program, provided the student meets the admissions criteria and provided space is available.