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Academics

Learn in one of America’s most respected academic institutions, where world-class scholars and researchers teach students as curious as they are capable.

AT HARVARD COLLEGE, you will find small classes, fascinating course topics, personalized degree programs, and unsurpassed research opportunities across a diverse field of subjects. You set the course and pace of your studies, and your advisers and faculty will be there to support you every step of the way.

Understand the World

Choose from more than 45 concentrations—from history to neurobiology and English to applied mathematics—as well as a range of secondary fields, many of which offer interdisciplinary study. We will help you create a plan of study that fits your goals.

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Advising

Your advisers will help you navigate our academic offerings and make choices that reflect your goals and priorities. We are available to answer all your questions, from freshman seminars to degree requirements to developing post-graduation plans.

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Degree Information

Learn about Harvard’s graduation requirements, including the Program in General Education, which every student completes. You will also find information about transfer credits or gaining advanced standing.

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Research Opportunities

See how you can take part in hands-on research projects ranging from leading a study to performing lab work with a faculty mentor. Research resources span departments and topics, and include both summer and term-time opportunities.