Brandeis University

Brandeis University offers the following programs of study.  If you would like to find out more information about Brandeis University, click here to visit their Web page. 

Biological and Life Sciences
Biological and Life Sciences Biochemistry
Biology Biophysics
Environmental Sciences Molecular Biology/Cell Biology

Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science  

Columbia University School of Engineering Combined Degree Program
Brandeis University and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University have established a dual degree program whereby students complete three years of coursework at Brandeis University, then spend two years at Columbia University to complete the requirements for an engineering degree. Students admitted to the program and completing it successfully would be awarded a B.A. in physics (or possibly some other science major) from Brandeis University and a B.S. in engineering from Columbia University.

Interested students should consult the program coordinator in the physics department as soon as possible in order to plan their curriculum to meet Columbia prerequisites. Each engineering department at Columbia has its own set of prerequisites that can be obtained from the program coordinator. Interested candidates must apply to the program prior to January 1 for admission to Columbia University in the subsequent fall semester. Before matriculating at Columbia, a typical physics major would have completed at Brandeis: the General University Requirements and at least the following courses (or equivalents): PHYS 11a,b, 19a,b, 20a,b; MATH 10a,b, 21a,b, 37a; CHEM 11a,b, 18a,b; COSI 11a; and one course in economics. Students should also have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or above. Letters of recommendation from the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs and from the program coordinator at Brandeis are also required to apply.

Health Sciences and Services
Pre-Dentistry Pre-Medicine
Pre-Veterinary Medicine  
Tufts University School of Medicine Early Acceptance Program
The Tufts University School of Medicine Early Acceptance Program is designed for academically strong undergraduate students who are pursuing a premedical curriculum. Successful completion of this program assures candidates of acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine after graduation.

Interested candidates apply to the program in the spring of their sophomore year and are expected to have completed at Brandeis two semesters of general chemistry and biology with laboratories and one semester of organic chemistry with a grade point average of 3.50 or better, and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 at the time of application. Students must apply by March 1 and will be notified of their acceptance in July. Accepted students are expected to complete one year of physics, mathematics, English and American literature, and requirements for graduation with a B+ average before entering Tufts University Medical School.

Once accepted to the program, students will have access to a faculty mentoring program at Tufts Medical School, and the opportunity to participate in special seminars. Accepted students will have until August 1 following their sophomore year to accept the offer via the AMCAS early decision process. If a student does not accept the offer, he or she has not jeopardized the chance to apply to any other medical school. For statistical purposes only, the MCAT is required for accepted students and must be taken prior to matriculation at the medical school.

Medicine and Dentistry
The course of study for pre-health professionals at Brandeis is more than simply a collection of required courses. An assistant dean in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs is available for advice and guidance throughout a student's undergraduate career. In the junior year, each student is assigned a faculty member on the Board of Premedical Advisors. These advisors provide ongoing guidance, aid in the application procedure, and participate in the preparation of letters of recommendation.

The basic requirements for pre-health professionals are satisfied by the following courses: two introductory courses (plus laboratory) in general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and biology.

A Guide for Premedical Students at Brandeis University, a comprehensive handbook that addresses all aspects of the premedical curriculum and the process of applying to medical schools, is available to all premedical students through the Web at

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences Chemistry

Combined Programs
Dual Bachelor's/Master's Degree Programs
Any program offering graduate study is eligible to offer a four-year dual degree program. At present, participating programs are anthropology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, history, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, and politics.

Computer science, International Business School, and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies offer programs in which the bachelor's degree is conferred at the end of the fourth year, and the requirements for a master's degree are satisfied with one additional year of study at the graduate level.


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