The JBS programs are engaging, immersive academic programs in which small groups of students explore a topic in depth while working closely with faculty. In addition to a strong, connected classroom component, students participate in field trips, innovative project work, and engage with guest speakers. Students earn 12 credits toward graduation while building their professional resume. Most students also earn a semester of residency toward graduation (With enough credits, this allows a student to potentially graduate early – students should consult their Academic Advisor if attempting to graduate early).
Each JBS is tailored to a specific area of interest and is an immersive, hands-on learning experience. Summer 2017 programs include:
A “Bio-Inspired Design” JBS program where students study the natural world and then use nature’s example to create innovative products using the resources of the Brandeis MakerLab.
A “Psychology Research into School Bullying” JBS where students take two core PSYC classes (Statistics and Research Methods) while learning about, and developing solutions to, the school bullying epidemic.
A “Health, Law, and Justice” JBS where students explore the legal, ethical, and policy issues facing American health care. Also, given the recent presidential election, students will consider “What comes next for American health care?”
Are your parents and guardians asking you about your study plans? Are they wondering how you’ll map your academic career to be sure you graduate on time, fulfill degree requirements, maybe add another major?
Your answer might be to incorporate summer studies into your academic path, and we’re happy to help with that conversation.
On Thursday, November 17 at 7pm we’re inviting all Brandeis parents and guardians to join us for an online information session where we’ll provide an overview of what summer studies really are all about, how credits transfer to student records, and details to consider in picking a summer program.