Brown’s flexible yet rigorous approach to education pushes undergraduates to be deeply creative thinkers, intellectual risk-takers and entrepreneurial problem-solvers.
What is the Open Curriculum?
At most universities, students must complete a set of core courses. At Brown, our students?develop a personalized course of study — they?have greater freedom to study what they?choose and the flexibility to discover what they?love.
The Architect of Your Own Education
Brown’s distinctive approach asks much of students — as the architect of their own education, Brown students are?responsible for their own intellectual and creative development. Most undergraduates sample courses in a range of subjects before diving into one of 80-plus academic concentrations for in-depth, focused study.
While undergraduates often find the rigor of building a self-directed course of study demanding, the result is a vibrant intellectual environment in which students are fully engaged as they explore courses in any and every discipline, priming them to think creatively and to develop innovative solutions to critical issues.
Graduates leave Brown prepared to thrive as independent, innovative leaders no matter what path they choose.
Straight from the Source
Hear from current students how the Open Curriculum opens minds.