Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard says that "Harvard has long required that students take a set of courses outside of their concentration in order to ensure that their undergraduate education encompasses a broad range of topics and approaches. The Program in General Education aligns these requirements with the educational needs of Harvard College students at the dawn of the twenty-first century. General Education seeks explicitly to connect a student’s liberal education – that is, an education conducted in a spirit of free inquiry, rewarding in its own right – to life beyond college.” [Source]

  • Website:http://www.harvard.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:9,965
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:84%
  • Tuition & Fees:$48,949 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    NO

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    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "United States in the World" requirement may be satisfied by niche courses or courses narrow in scope.

  • 5. Economics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little math content.

  • 7. Science

    YES

Curriculum last evaluated: 05/18/2018

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