Jewish High Holidays: The start of the first full week of classes in 2018-19 coincides with the two-day Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. For information on class attendance, impact on the academic calendar, and on-campus religious services, see this page.
Brown students create programs of study that reflect and allow them to discover their own interests, passions, and goals
A Brown education is a catalyst for creativity and entrepreneurship. Students at Brown are free to imagine and create their own course of study, integrating their major areas of interest into a broader program of liberal learning. Working with a network of teachers and advisors, students develop important skills of planning, communication, self-advocacy, and resilience.
The College offers 80 concentration programs that lead to the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of science degree.
Special programs include the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), in which selected students can proceed to earn an M.D at Brown's medical school after successful completion of the baccalaureate, and the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program, which allows students to earn both a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of fine arts in five years.
Students can explore social issues in the classroom and community and build the skills, knowledge, and relationships necessary to lead lives of effective action.
Advisors and mentors help students navigate Brown’s vast array of academic programs and co-curricular options. In addition to tutoring and study help centers in writing and science, all students are matched with faculty and peer advisors who provide counsel on important academic decisions.
The success of Brown’s graduates in a huge range of fields underscores that our unique approach to education works. Brown students are driven, individual, highly inquisitive scholars and energetic leaders.