Prospective Students

A new set of requirements for Harvard College students will take effect in fall 2019, replacing the current General Education requirements. The new requirements will be:

  • General Education: one course from each of four perspectives:
    •  Aesthetics & Culture;
    • Ethics & Civics;
    • Histories, Societies, Individuals; and
    • Science & Technology in Society);
  • Distribution: one course from each of the three academic divisions within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS):
    • Arts & Humanities;
    • Science & Engineering; and
    • Social Sciences; and
  • Quantitative Facility: one course.

Students in the Class of 2023 and beyond will complete these new requirements.