Fields of Study

Exploring Fields of Study

The Harvard College Curriculum lays out all of the requirements that you need to fulfull in order to complete your progam of study. With 50 concentrations and 49 secondary fields to explore, the APO strives to inform you of all the college has to offer, and support you as you navigate its fields of study.

Field Clusters

We have categorized Harvard College's 50 concentrations into nine field clusters, so that you can explore the intersections of the subject matter in a more dynamic and relatable way. The nine field clusters are:

  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Life Sciences
  • Math and Computation
  • Physical Sciences
  • Qualitative Social Sciences
  • Quantitative Social Sciences

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).

Harvard College Curriculum

For an overview of the Harvard College Curriculum, visit the Office of Undergraduate Education's section on Academics.

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