Fulfilling Science & Technology in Society

Science & Technology in SocietyThis requirement is only for students graduating after 2019

Starting in Fall 2019, students can fulfill the new General Education Science & Technology in Society requirement only by taking a course that has been approved for this perspective. In summer 2019, a listing of academic year offerings that satisfy this General Education requirement will be available in my.harvard.edu.

When all students are moved to the new requirements in Fall 2019, anyone who has already fulfilled the current General Education Science of Living Systems requirement or the current General Education Science of the Physical Universe requirement will automatically have fulfilled the new General Education Science & Technology in Society requirement. Anyone who has already fulfilled both Science of Living Systems and Science of the Physical Universe will automatically have fulfilled the new General Education requirement for Science & Technology in Society and the new distribution requirement for the Sciences.

Departmental courses students take in Fall 2019 or later cannot fulfill the new General Education requirements, but might fulfill the new distribution requirement. For example, if a student takes LIFESCI 1A before Fall 2019, she will get General Education Science of Living Systems credit, and, once she is moved to the new requirements, will have fulfilled the new General Education Science & Technology in Society requirement. If she takes LIFESCI 1A in Fall 2019 or later, this course can fulfill only the new Sciences distribution requirement and cannot fulfill the new General Education Science & Technology in Society requirement.