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Brandeis to host year-long seminar on gender-based violence

With support from a prestigious Sawyer Seminar grant from the Mellon Foundation, Brandeis faculty will host a major series of nine scholarly seminars in academic year 2023-24, examining the roots of — and resistance to — gender-based viol

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Tableaux for a Troubled World

Assistant professor Sheida Soleimani’s photo collages ask us to consider the suffering of oppressed people — and our part in it.

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Brandeis punches above its weight in social science research

The bottom line: Brandeis University is a leading institution when it comes to research in the social sciences, according to data from the National Science Foundation. The data, released as part of an annual report from the NSF, shows that Brandeis

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The Amber of Our Thoughts

How are memories created and preserved? Brandeis scientists are studying the brain to find out — and, ultimately, untangle disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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The Delta Scholars Program: A lifechanging trip to the Mississippi Delta

Through a trip to the Mississippi Delta, Leeza Barstein ’23 and Maya Subramanian ’25 observed the legacy of slavery in the region and connected with the communities still affected.

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From Gen One to each other: Five tips for First-Generation students

In celebration of First Generation Student Day on November 8th, five first generation students share their tips for the first-year experience.

It’s the Journey of a Lifetime — and a Lifetime Journey

What sparks your curiosity? Inspires you? Mystifies you?

The School of Arts and Sciences is the heart of Brandeis’ undergraduate academic experience within our thriving research university. It fuels exploration and discovery within our outstanding undergraduate liberal arts curriculum.

With its 44 majors and 50 minors, the school promotes interdisciplinary study and collaboration, and offers undergraduates opportunities to conduct original research.

Interested in physics and philosophy? Health care policy and musical composition? Whatever path — or, more likely, paths — you blaze, you’ll encounter inspiring faculty who are leaders in their fields and a welcoming community of fellow learners, teachers and scholars. Together with faculty mentors, you’ll chart an academic journey that will nourish your personal and intellectual growth and prepare you to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

One thing that hasn’t changed: Our bedrock principles of open inquiry, scholarship at the highest level and inclusivity. Guided by these values — the hallmark of a Brandeis education — we strive to help make the world a better, more just place.

Start your academic exploration here.

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Get to Know Our Distinguished Faculty

Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, Guggenheim fellows. You’ll find them all among our faculty. Their most important distinction? They are teachers, mentors, scholars. Chances are, they’ll change your life.

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Majors and Minors to Suit All Interests

We offer more than 40 majors and minors in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts. When you’re as curious as we are, choosing a single major can be difficult. Which is why more than half our students declare a double major. And sometimes, a minor, too. Learn more about what Brandeis students from different majors are doing with their degrees in the Hiatt Career Center's report, Beyond Brandeis.


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The Brandeis Core: Education for the 21st Century

The Brandeis Core is the academic hub where all undergraduate students entering in fall 2019 or after come together. No matter your chosen course of study, you and your classmates will share a core set of academic experiences that encapsulate 21st-century education. Wherever your intellectual journey takes you, the Brandeis Core will prepare you to succeed.

Learn more about the Brandeis Core