Exploring Academic Fields

You are encouraged to explore both academic fields which you are familiar with as well as those you may be less familiar with. The information about the academic areas linked below will help you to get introductory information about each concentration or secondary field. You can also find out about events and advising resources for each field.

Academic Divisions

At Harvard, fields of study are administratively organized in three divisions:

Concentrations and Secondary Fields

Harvard offers 50 concentrations (also known as "majors") and 49 secondary fields (also known as "minors"). Concentrations are required while secondary fields are optional. Information about these academic fields can be found in the overviews of the concentrations.

Harvard College Requirements

For official information about concentration and secondary field requirements, visit Fields of Concentration (in the Handbook for Students).