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Zoraida Ibarra ’23 embraces her parents as they each kiss one of her cheeks

Capturing Final Moments at the 2023 Commencement

Ahead of Commencement, soon-to-be graduates headed to Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on Friday, May 19 for ‘Commencement Capture,’ — a chance to celebrate and snap photos in the Commencement venue.

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Jeffrey Spencer Shoulson selected as next dean of School of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey Spencer Shoulson, a scholar of English and Jewish literature and current senior vice provost at the University of Connecticut, has been selected as the next dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis.

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Faculty celebrated with teaching and mentoring awards

Eight Brandeis faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences have been recognized for their excellence in the classroom with teaching, mentoring and service awards.

President Ronald Liebowitz speaks with student presenter at 2022 URCC Symposium

The 2023 URCC Spring Symposium Happens Thursday, May 4th

The Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations Symposium is a rare opportunity to learn from and engage with students from all fields that represent our mission and strength as a liberal arts university.

Collage of featured artists and performances for the Festival of the Creative Arts

Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts takes on climate action

The 2023 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts celebrates “Art in the Year of Climate Action" from Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 30. The Year of Climate Action is an initiative at Brandeis devoted to deepening the unders

Dorothee Kern

Professor Dorothee Kern is named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Biochemistry Dorothee Kern has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptionally accomplished individuals across a variety of disciplines.

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.

SEE arts and sciences faculty

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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