The social sciences play a fundamental role within the Brandeis curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The majority of all undergraduate students at Brandeis pursue majors in the social sciences, making it the largest teaching division on campus: eight of the 10 largest majors are within the Division. Master's and doctoral programs are also robust.
The Division includes 20 departments and programs, with many interdisciplinary programs that cross-list courses both within the social sciences and across other sectors in the university, such as the humanities, sciences and arts. Professor of Anthropology Sarah Lamb is the current head of the Division of Social Sciences.
Our unit is exemplary in its many courses, programs and experiential learning opportunities devoted to exploring diverse social issues and its multifaceted research into the causes, manifestations, and possible remedies of inequality, conflict and intolerance.
Our departments and programs include:
- Afro and African American Studies
- American Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Film, Television and Interactive Media
- Health Sciences and Social Policy
- International and Global Studies
- Latin American and Latino Studies
- Legal Studies
- Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies
- Women's and Gender Studies
Please visit these websites to learn more about each department or program, or visit Social Sciences at Brandeis, the official blog for the Division of Social Sciences, to learn about news, events, faculty research, publications and more.