Current Policies (Until Fall 2018)

The Harvard College Handbook for Students includes this statement of principles for policies pertaining to the Program in General Education.

In all cases, these policies are designed to provide students with flexibility to pursue a variety of educational opportunities.  In general, General Education requirements will be proportional to the number of terms a student spends in residence at Harvard.  Students may not reduce their requirements by more than one category in specified clusters, thus maintaining breadth in their overall program.  The Program in General Education has the right to approve or deny requests for exceptions.

The Harvard College Handbook for Students includes Program in General Education policies for the following: