FAQs for Five-Year BA/MS & BS/MS
Brandeis students should apply to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in their junior years. Admissions are rolling through May 1st.
No, you may earn your bachelor’s degree in any major at Brandeis University. However, all applicants must have completed introductory courses in introductory biology and laboratory (BIOL 22a and b, BIOL 18a and b) and introductory chemistry and laboratory (CHEM 11a and b or CHEM 15a and b, and CHEM 18a and b or CHEM 19a and b) to qualify for admission into the five-year program.
No, you may complete either a bachelor of arts (BA) or a bachelor of science (BS) degree.
Students will be considered undergraduates and eligible for their undergraduate financial aid awards until they complete the requirements for their bachelor’s degrees, typically after Year One of the PSM Biotechnology program. For the graduate portion of the program in Year Two, students are no longer eligible for their undergraduate funding. However, most students receive some merit scholarship funding through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Scholarships typically will not cover the entire cost of tuition.
Not to the five-year BA/MS or BS/MS program, but seniors can apply to the two-year PSM Program in Biotechnology. This degree can be earned with two years of graduate study.
No, in consultation with the program directors, you may substitute another course.
You should apply to the Biotechnology program in your junior year. You would enter graduate student status after receiving your bachelor’s degree and complete the MS degree with three additional semesters of work.
Only if two of these can be satisfied by the required courses of the Year One PSM Biotechnology curriculum. There is room in the schedule for only two courses outside the Year One curriculum.