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.

SEE OUR MAJORS AND MINORS

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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