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universities, for credit toward the bachelor's degree. In order to be assured that credit
will be granted upon satisfactory completion, approval should be obtained in advance
from the academic department concerned, the student's faculty adviser, and the Com-
mittee on Academic Standing. Normally, courses must be taken at summer programs
of at least six weeks in duration; however, the Committee on Academic Standing may
approve for credit selected programs with a minimum of 37 contact hours. For summer
work taken at institutions other than Brandeis, only honor grades (A or B) will receive
credit. A student may earn credit for no more than three semester courses in one
summer, nor more than six semester courses toward the degree.


B.A. — M.A. Program ^

The four year B.A. -M.A. program is designed to enable a few exceptional or gifted
undergraduates to earn two degrees simultaneously during their period of study at
Brandeis University.

Any department offering graduate study is eligible to offer a four year B.A. -M.A.
program. At present, participating departments are: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Classical and Oriental Studies, Mathematics, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Physics,
Politics, and Theater Arts.

Requirements for the B.A. degree, defined by the College of Arts and Sciences,
remain unaffected by participation in this program. A student will be eligible for the
simultaneous award of the B.A. and M.A. if, while completing undergraduate require-
ments, he/she can fulfill a minimum of three years' residence on campus, one of which
must be study at the graduate level; completion of an appropriate number of courses
in the "100" series or above; and completion of all other departmental and university
requirements that apply to 'earning a master's degree in the chosen department. Stu-
dents should consult the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for additional details.

Preprof essional Education

On the premise that a liberal arts education is the best preparation for professional
training, the College of Arts and Sciences does not recommend highly-specialized
courses for preprof essional students. And since the Brandeis curriculum does not
develop patterns of courses with specific vocational goals in mind, Brandeis students
receive a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences to prepare them for further
study at the graduate level .


Architectural schools are looking for solid experience in any field of concentration,
and a fine arts concentration is not required. There are several kinds of courses, how-
ever, which should be taken: basic calculus and basic physics; basic design, life
drawing, and as many other fine arts studio courses as practicable; courses in archi-
tectural history; principles of urban studies and other urban studies courses, if feasible.

In addition, past experience indicates that students should prepare an art portfolio,
consisting of studies prepared in conjunction with basic design or another studio
course. Finally, summer employment in architectural offices, gained on the student's
own initiative, remains useful.

Business and Management

Brandeis is rich in the kinds of undergraduate experiences which are useful in prepara-
tion for a career in management, whether in national and regional business firms or in


such fields as health, education, theater, museums and athletics. Although the prepara-
tion for graduate study in business and management is not rigidly prescribed, students
should consider a few guidelines.

Modern managerial sciences draws upon the fields of economics, mathematics, com-
puter science, psychology and sociology. No student will be equally strong in all of
these areas. Personal interest and ability should guide the student in the selection of a
major field of study and of elective courses which are supportive of a career goal in
management; the Office of Career Planning and faculty members in the Department of
Economics are interested in assisting students in designing such a program.


Most law schools advise undergraduates to concentrate in what interests them, since the
later specific legal training will build on the advantages of a sound liberal arts education.

Though there is no prescribed program of study for prospective law school appli-
cants, many concentrate in such social sciences as politics, economics, history and
American studies. Since law schools tend to look for evidence of a rigorous schedule of
courses and high verbal competence, a background in logic, the natural sciences and
English is desirable. Although courses from the Legal Studies program might famil-
iarize the prospective law student with law school material, it is not necessary that such
courses be taken as professional preparation.

Prospective applicants to law school should consult the Office of Career Planning
for law school catalogs and Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) registration materi-
als. Also available in that office is the Brandeis Pre-Law Handbook which includes a
survey of the experiences of recent Brandeis alumni in seeking admission to law school,
as well as a more detailed description of law school application procedures. Several
members of the faculty serve informally as advisers to prospective law school appli-


Medical and Dental

Medical and dental schools seek candidates with a strong foundation in the natural
sciences, highly developed communication skills, and a solid background in the social
sciences and humanities. They limit their absolute requirements for admission to a
relatively few courses, in order to allow students the latitude for developing individ-
uaUzed undergraduate programs of study. This means that students may concentrate
in any field of interest to them. As long as a student does well in the required courses,
his or her field of concentration is not a significant factor in medical (or dental) school

Virtually every medical and dental school in the country requires a year of biology,
a year of general chemistry, a year of organic chemistry and a year of general physics —
all with laboratory. Most schools also require a year of college English. A few schools
have additional requirements, e.g. a foreign language, a social or behavioral science
course, or an additional biology or chemistry course. Mathematics courses are either
required or strongly recommended by a substantial number of schools. Since Brandeis
students generally take calculus as a prerequisite for physics, they satisfy the most
stringent mathematics requirement.

The following Brandeis courses satisfy the basic requirements.

1) General Chemistry

Lecture: Chem. 1 l(a & b) or 15a. plus another semester course.
Laboratory: Chem. 18(a & b) or 19 plus another semester of laboratory.

2) Organic Chemistry

Lecture: Chem. 25(a & b).
Laboratory: Chem. 29(a & b).

3) Physics

Lecture: Physics 10(a & b) or 11 (a & b).
Laboratory: Physics 18(a & b) or 19(a & b).

4) Biology

Lecture: Biol. 20a & 21b or Bchem. 21a plus a semester course in biology.

Laboratory: Biol. 12(a&b).
The sequence in which the required courses c^n be taken is not entirely flexible. For
example, general chemistry is a prerequisite for both biology and organic chemistry;
calculus is a prerequisite or corequisite for physics. A suitable academic schedule /or
students with good high school preparation in science and mathematics includes
calculus and general chemistry in the freshman year, biology and organic chemistry
in the sophomore year, and physics in the junior year. Chemistry or physics concen-
trators may wish to take physics before biology. This schedule permits students to
complete the requirements by the end of their junior year, at which time they are ready
to take the medical or dental school admissions test, and to begin the application
process. Other schedules are possible. Students with high school deficiencies in science
and mathematics should initially carry only one mathematics or science course each
year. Information concerning scheduling, as well as other aspects of preparation for
medical and dental education, is available through the Office of the Dean of the Col-
lege, which is responsible for all advising.


The medical and dental programs at Brandeis are more than simply a collection of
required courses. In the sophomore year students are assigned a faculty premedical
adviser, who is a member of the Board of Premedical Advisers. Advisers provide con-
tinuing personal guidance to students on academic and preprofessional matters
throughout the next three years, aid in the application procedure, and compile a letter
of recommendation for each student.

On the national scene the overall chances of admission to medical school during the
next few years are only about 1 in 2.5. Brandeis applicants have been consistently much
more successful than the average. Competition for entry into dental school is less fierce.

Preparation for Teaching

While the University does not have a field of concentration in education, it offers a
program which fulfills Massachusetts' requirements for teacher certification and at
least partially fulfills those of other states as well. Students interested in preparing for
a career as a teacher in primary or secondary schools should inform themselves of
certification requirements in the state where they plan to work and should consult the
faculty adviser on education.

Study Abroad

Brandeis University permits its students to enroll in specified foreign programs that
provide an academically sound course of study which will enrich and enhance the
American education.

Students may receive credit toward their Brandeis degrees through participation in
educational programs abroad which have been approved by the Committee on Aca-
demic Standing on the recommendation of the Office of International Programs. This
Committee may permit qualified students to enroll in overseas programs of American
universities, or in special cases to pursue individual programs of study at foreign

The Committee has recognized for credit toward the Brandeis degree, junior year
programs in over 20 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America, sponsored by such
universities as Tufts, Smith, Syracuse, Hamilton, Sweetbriar, and N.Y.U. as well as
the Institute of European Studies and the Council on International Educational
Exchange. In addition, students have received Brandeis credit for study in special
programs such as those offered by universities in England, Israel and Scotland.

The Office of International Programs provides counseling services for Brandeis
undergraduate and graduate students who seek to enrich their education through a
period of study abroad. It also maintains a resource library of material on available
programs. The Office provides information and assistance in obtaining foreign study
grants available through the Fulbright, Rhodes, Watson, D.A.A.D., Marshall, and
other scholarship and fellowship programs.

Special Brandeis Grants

Outstanding students may apply for grants from two special Brandeis programs to
aid them in completing their program of study abroad. Both programs are competitive,
and awards are made on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.


The Abram L. Sachar International Fellowship Program

The Abram L. Sachar International Fellowship Program was instituted in 1969 by
the Trustees of Brandeis University in tribute to the twenty-year incumbency of the
University's first president. It is a highly selective program that supports Brandeis
graduate and undergraduate students abroad during a period of study or research
complementary to their education here.

The program operates on a variety of levels. For example, a graduate student, after
passing the qualifying examinations, may pursue advanced research abroad. A
graduating senior may spend a year of study abroad as a culmination of the Brandeis
experience. A well-qualified undergraduate who plans a period of study at a foreign
university or program which has offerings not available at Brandeis is also eligible for
a Sachar grant.

Eligibility requirements for applicants include a high level of scholastic achievement,
financial need as indicated by University records and outstanding intellectual com-
petence or creative ability. Application forms are available at the Office of International
Programs, Sachar International Center.

Saval-Sachar Summer Research Scholarship Program

The Saval-Sachar Summer Research Scholarship Program was created by Maurice
H. Saval of Boston, a Fellow of the University, in honor of Abram L. Sachar,
Chancellor of the University.

The program enables qualified Brandeis undergraduates to conduct research for
their senior honors theses during the summer between their junior and senior years in
any area of the world outside the United States. Scholarships will be scaled according
to financial need. Applications are to be directed to the Office of International Pro-
grams and will be evaluated and processed by a special faculty committee.

The Jacob Hiatt Institute in Israel

Brandeis University, through its Jacob Hiatt Institute, offers to students from Brandeis
and other American universities a program of study in Israel. Since the Institute was
founded in 1961 by Brandeis Trustee Jacob Hiatt of Worcester, Mass., more than 600
juniors and seniors from more than 100 institutions have participated in the program,
which emphasizes the social sciences.

Hiatt House is located in one of Jerusalem's most attractive residential. areas, con-
venient to the business center and the historic Old City. Classrooms, Hbrary, offices,
dining room and student lounge are all under one roof. To facilitate contact with the
community, students are quartered in rooms rented in households in the vicinity.

Hiatt students, who spend the fall semester in Israel, take an integrated program of
four courses taught primarily by faculty from Israeli institutions of higher learning.
Instruction is in English.

The Hiatt Institute is open to students who will have satisfactorily completed at
least four semesters of work in an accredited college or university prior to departure.
Brandeis students may enroll during their sophomore year. Applicants should have
maintained at least a B average. Prior knowledge of Hebrew is not required, for the

program includes an intensive Hebrew language course. The applicant should, how-
ever, have taken at least one introductory course in the social sciences, preferably in
political science or sociology.

A University-appointed director administers the Hiatt Institute in Israel. The fee,
which includes tuition, intra-Israel travel, and room and board, is $2,500. Financial aid
is available, usually in the form of scholarship-loan combinations, on the basis of
financial need and academic performance.

Brandeis-ASOR Archaeological Semester

A new program of archaeological study in Jerusalem is now offered to students from
Brandeis and other American universities during the spring semester. The program is
jointly sponsored by Brandeis University, through the Jacob Hiatt Institute, and by the
American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), an association of 150 educational
institutions that serves as the principal American organization pursuing archaeological
research in the Near East.

Students will follow a program of study of four courses in the disciplines of archaeol-
ogy, history, anthropology, language, and allied fields, taught in Enghsh by Israeli and
ASOR professors. Participants will also have the opportunity to work intensively on an
excavation in progress for an extended period of time and to receive on-site instruction
in archaeological history and methodology. Students will have the full use of the facil-
ities of the Hiatt Institute while in Jerusalem.

The semester is open to college juniors who have maintained a B average. Prior knowl-
edge of archaeology is not required. Graduate students are welcome to participate in the
program but must make suitable arrangements for transfer of credit with the home insti-
tution in advance. The program cost, covering tuition, room, board, and intra-Israel
travel, is $2,600.

Further information on the programs may be obtained from the Office of Inter-
national Programs.

Foreign Students

Brandeis University has traditionally welcomed students from abroad to its campus.
The Sachar International Center, which houses the Office of International Programs,
was built in honor of Abram L. Sachar and his wife, Thelma, and their decades of
dedication to international educational exchange as a road to better international

The staff of the Office of International Programs serves as counselors and advisers to
foreign citizens at Brandeis, including graduate and undergraduate students and foreign
faculty. It aids the students and facuhy in fulfilling the legal procedures required by the
United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, i.e., obtaining extensions of
stay, special permits to work, and the proper documents for leaving and re-entering the
country. The office coordinates the Brandeis host family program and provides assist-
ance and referral services throughout the year.

Wien International Scholarship Program

The Wien International Scholarship Program, created in 1958 by the Lawrence A. and
Mae Wien Fund, is designed to further international understanding, to provide foreign
students with opportunities for study in the United States, and to enrich the intellectual
and cultural life of the Brandeis campus.


The Program permits the University to offer several undergraduate awards each
year to outstanding students from abroad. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition
and fees and, based on financial need, may include room and board, books and/or a
maintenance allowance. In no case will a scholarship awarded to a foreign student
include funds for travel expenses. Awards are made for a single year to degree candi-
dates and may be renewed upon application to The Wien International Scholarship
Program Committee. The Committee's decision in these cases is final.

All applicants must qualify for advanced standing at Brandeis through previous
university work or higher secondary education.

Undergraduate applicants may also be accepted as Special Students who apply for
this "year abroad" in order to enhance and complement work taken in their own
countries. These students return to their home universities when their year at Brandeis
has been completed.

All applicants must have a thorough knowledge of the English language inasmuch as
all students study within the regularly organized curriculum.

Inquiries concerning the program should be addressed to the Office of International
Programs, and should contain a brief resume of the applicant's scholastic background
and field of interest.

In general, funds for foreign students are extremely limited beyond Wien Inter-
national Scholarships.

Continuing Studies

Summer School

The Brandeis Summer School offers students a selected number of undergraduate
courses in two five-week sessions. The program has been deliberately limited in size to
ensure the unique qualities that have been the hallmark of the Brandeis experience.

The student has the opportunity to enroll in courses from each of the four schools to
meet distribution requirements, accelerate individual programs of study, work towards
a double concentration, or take enrichment courses. These courses may not be used to
meet the minimum residence requirements. The average summer program course
has a 10 to 12 student enrollment, generating a rigorous but informal atmosphere for
teacher-student interaction. For full information, please see the Summer School

Adult Education

The Adult Education program at Brandeis provides a select number of college-level
courses in a variety of fields to the Greater Boston community. Each course consists of
eight two-hour classes taught by full-time Brandeis faculty on a non-credit basis. Most
are evening courses with a few scheduled during the day.

Special Scholarships and Fellowships

Doris Brewer Cohen Undergraduate Awards

Established in memory of Doris Brewer Cohen, these awards are made annually to
upperclass undergraduates who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement,
to encourage and enable recipients to undertake original investigations or study in
collaboration with a member of the faculty of Brandeis or another university.


Joseph and Bessie Gerber Glass Prelaw Endowed Scholarships

Granted through the generosity of Mrs. Joseph Glass of Mt. Kisco, N.\., a Fellow of
the University, this gift offers tuition scholarships to worthy and deserving under-
graduates who have chosen the study of law and the legal profession as their post-
graduate goals.

Lemberg Scholarship Endowment

Established by Samuel Lemberg, a Brandeis Trustee, the endowment is used to provide
scholarships to needy undergraduates. Preference in the awarding of scholarships is
given to students who have completed at least two summers of participation in the
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Wheatley Heights, N.Y.
Students eligible for aid include those enrolling for the freshman year and for any
subsequent undergraduate year.

Joe and Envily Lowe Foundation Scholarships in Fine Arts

Granted by the Joe and Emily Lowe Foundation, Inc., of New York City, through the
interest of David Fogelson and his wife, Gertrude, a member of the Brandeis University
Creative Arts Awards Commission, these scholarships support gifted young people
concentrating in the field of fine arts, including studio art and art history.

Stephen P. Mugar Scholarship Endowment Fund (1979)

Established by family, friends and associates of Mr. Mugar of Belmont, Mass., on the
occasion of his receiving the Brandeis Distinguished Community Service Award, this
fund will support needy and deserving students. Mr. Mugar is a Fellow of Brandeis

Harry and Mildred Remis Scholarship and Fellowship Fund in the Creative

Established by Brandeis Trustee and Mrs. Harry Remis of Boston, Mass., this endow-
ment offers assistance to students who have demonstrated promise and potential in
fine arts and music.

Remis Awards are given to undergraduates at the end of their junior year to facili-
tate summer study at centers of art and music either in this country or abroad.

The Harry and Mildred Remis Graduate Fellowships in Music are offered to quali-
fied graduate students seeking to pursue careers in musical theory and composition
and in the history and literature of music. The Fellowships are normally given to
candidates who have completed one year of graduate work, on the basis of demon-
strated excellence in academic areas and general musicianship, on creative potential
and promise, and on financial need.

Rogoff Foundation Trust

The Rogoff Foundation Trust, established by the trustees of the Rogoff Foundation
Inc., provides support for scholarships and fellowships in sciences that are basic to
pre-medical and medical education, particularly the life sciences. Selection is limited
to students with records of high academic achievement.

Maurice H. and Anna B. Saval Scholarship for Soviet Emigre Students (1978)

Established by Mr. Saval of Boston, this fund offers scholarship support to undergrad-
uate Soviet emigre students. Mr. Saval is a Fellow of Brandeis University.


Lew and Edie Wasserman Scholarship Fund

This newly established fund, the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lew R. Wasserman of Beverly
Hills, California, provides scholarship aid to students from financially hard-pressed,
middle-income families.

Zaie-Lipshy Endowed Scholarship and Fellowship Fund

This scholarship and fellowship fund was established in 1974 by the Zale Corporation
of Dallas and its friends and associates throughout the country, in honor of three
principals of the firm: Brandeis Trustee Emeritus Morris B. Zale, WilUam Zale and
Brandeis Fellow Ben A. Lipshy, all of Dallas. The gift was given in part to recognize
the 25th Anniversary of Brandeis and the 50th Anniversary of the Zale Corporation,
and is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines. Funds
are awarded solely on the basis of merit and need.

Special Programs

Jack L and Lillian Poses Creative Arts Awards

The Brandeis University Creative Arts Awards Program was established by the Univer-
sity in 1956. The awards, currently underwritten by Brandeis Trustee and Mrs. Jack

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