The Harvard College Handbook for Studentsincludes 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 Studentsincludes Program in General Education policies for the following:
- Minimum General Education Requirement
- Advanced Standing for General Education
- Transfer Students
- Study Abroad During Term Time
- Summer School