ACADEMICS

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Putting Knowledge to Work

Brandeis University is a rare combination of a liberal arts college and a global research university. As a research university, we attract faculty who are leading scholars, scientists and creative artists working at the forefront of their disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. But like a liberal arts college, we are small enough for students to work directly with faculty at all levels of study, from the introductory to the advanced.

student playing violinOur student body numbers 5,000, including undergraduates and graduate students. About two-thirds of our students are in our College of Arts and Sciences. We also have a Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and two professional schools, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the International Business School. The Rabb School of Continuing Studies offers graduate professional programs in selected fields, for part-time students. Many academic programs are enriched by myriad interactions with the numerous other leading universities in the Boston area.

Brandeis is a school that cares about the uses to which knowledge is put. In programs throughout the university, we work to connect theory with practice, through field work, internships and other forms of experiential learning. In keeping with our namesake, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, we seek knowledge not only for its own sake, but also in the service of social justice.