Introduction to Degree Requirements

Brandeis offers the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees. A student may earn only one undergraduate degree. Students who declare a major that offers a Bachelor of Science track must specify which degree is sought (the B.A. or B.S.) when the major is declared. Diplomas specify the degree earned, any honors awarded (Latin and/or departmental) and completed majors.

All candidates for a bachelor's degree, regardless of date of entrance to Brandeis, must satisfactorily complete a major, a writing requirement, a foreign language requirement, a group of courses designed to provide a strong foundation in general education and the physical education requirement. One course may be used to fulfill a general university requirement, excepting University Writing Seminars, writing-intensive and oral communication courses, with the pass/fail grading. No more than one course (and never the final one) in the foreign language sequence may be taken pass/fail if the language is being offered in satisfaction of the foreign language requirement.

Students will follow a curriculum that features requirements in foreign language, writing, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, non-Western and comparative studies and a program of general foundation courses; a section of this Bulletin contains the courses that will satisfy these requirements. Clarification regarding university degree requirements may always be obtained from the Office of the University Registrar.