The Brandeis Core

For students entering Brandeis beginning in fall 2019

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The Brandeis Core is the engaging, shared academic experience for all undergraduate students entering the School of Arts and Sciences in fall 2019.

The core is designed holistically to guide your intellectual growth and understanding while helping you develop practical skills that you will use throughout your lifetime. It also embodies the university's founding principles of academic rigor, robust debate and justice.

The core is more than a set of requirements to complete; it is an opportunity to explore across disciplinary boundaries as you engage your fellow students and faculty.

Where will your curiosity lead you? Whatever your path, the curriculum will prepare you for success at Brandeis and beyond.

The Brandeis Core comprises five components:

  1. Brandeis First Year Experience
  2. Foundational Literacies
  3. Schools of Thought
  4. Global Engagement
  5. Health, Wellness and Life Skills