Division of Social Sciences

Division of Social Sciences by the Numbers

  • The Social Sciences Division is one of the two largest Divisions in Arts & Sciences at Brandeis.
  • The Division includes 19 Departments and Programs that award BA, MA and PhDs.
  • In the Fall of 2018, the Division included 145 faculty.
  • In 2018 the Division includes 190 enrolled graduate students in MA, MAT, MED and PhD programs.
  • Eight of the ten largest undergraduate majors awarding degrees in 2017 were in the social sciences.
  • The Division awarded approximately half of all undergraduate majors from 2012-2018 and half of all minors from 2012-2017.
  • About one-third of all university faculty in the fall of 2018 were in the social sciences.
  • In Fall 2018 about 75% of social science faculty are in tenured or tenure track positions.
  • Between 2010 and 2018, social science faculty were awarded $21 million in external funding with much of that ($15 million) going to faculty in the Psychology Department.