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Division of Creative Arts

The Division of Creative Arts is a community of artists and scholars from the departments of Fine Arts, Music, and Theater Arts as well as representatives from the interdisciplinary program in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation.

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Division of Humanities

With 6 departments and 12 programs, the Division of Humanities engages with ideas, texts, images, language and cultures that have shaped human experience across time and place.

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Division of Science

The Division of Science encompasses 16 departments and programs focused on research projects that target pressing issues in science.

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Division of Social Sciences

The Division of Social Sciences includes 19 departments and programs that provide students with skills and perspectives needed to be engaged citizens and skilled consumers of information.

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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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

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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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