Summer is a time to explore new areas of study and to dig deeper into topics you know. With smaller classes and shorter instruction periods, Brandeis Summer School gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge base and foster relationships with award-winning faculty. In addition, Brandeis students can choose to live on campus during the summer and take advantage of the campus’s proximity to Boston. With festivals and baseball games, concerts and beaches – a summer in Boston promises to fun.
2. Build your resume.
The variety of courses offered each summer at Brandies allows students who wish to double major, or pick up a second minor, to do so without pushing back their graduation date. Summer is also a perfect time to get prerequisite classes completed so you can take upper-division classes during the school year.
3. Free up time in next year’s schedule.
By taking required courses in the summer, you can lighten your course load for the following year. With your extra time, maybe you can study abroad or get an internship – two experiences future employers will notice. Or, take the time you freed up through your summer study and sleep (you remember what your parents said – your brain needs 8 hours to function properly.)
4. Get your challenging class over with.
We all have that required class we are dreading for one reason or another. Maybe the there is a lot of material to memorize or time-consuming projects. Don’t sweat it – take the class over the summer when you can focus all your energy on it for a short period of time. You still get the academic credit, you just don’t have to worry about it during the school year.
5. Earn credits for less.
Summer courses offer equivalent class credit – for less money. That’s right, same credit, some course, same teachers – lower price. Whether you’re a current Brandeis student, or a student at another university home for the summer, Brandeis University offers a variety of quality courses to help fulfill your requirements for graduation.