Exploring Fields of Study

Exploring Fields of Study

What is Exploring Fields of Study?

Exploring Fields of Study programming provides you with the opportunity to explore concentrations and secondaries during the spring term of your first year. Each week, beginning the week of February 7, 2022 the Yard Bulletin will feature weekly content about different field clusters. Concentrations will host Fields of Study Sessions where you can hear from and speak with faculty, advisers, and peers about the structure of the concentration and the intellectual community you will could be joining. These events are a wonderful way to understand the nuances of concentrations and expand on your knowledge within fields that might be of interest to you. You will not be required to declare a concentration until November of your sophomore year, but we want you to begin reflecting on your academic path now. The full schedule of the Field Weeks is available here.

How Do I Make the Most Out of This Program?

We hope that you will explore many concentrations based on your academic interests, even if you feel confident about your concentration plans already. During this season of exploration, we encourage you to:

  1. Identify which concentrations may be of interest by visiting our overview of each field, but also explore the specific concentration websites and requirements, which you will see references and linked on our overview pages.
  2. Meet with your academic adviser to discuss your concentration interests and determine what questions you might have about the concentration. Not sure where to start? Unsure of what questions to ask concentration advisers? Check out this interactive planning exercise to guide you through your reflections.
  3. Attend Fields of Study Sessions or office hours to learn more about each concentration.
  4. Check out the College Calendar channel dedicated to the Schedule of Fields of Study Sessions. This calendar makes it easy to find an event and make sure you participate.
  5. Document your conversation or experience in the Advising Conversation Report in my.harvard by Monday, April 25, 2022.

How Can I Easily Find All of the Concentration Events? 

You can find all concentration events on the College Calendar Channel dedicated to Exploring Fields of Study. The various events will be listed on the calendar, so don’t miss out!

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