General Education


Phone: 617-495-2563


“The Program in General Education lies at the heart of the intellectually transformative mission of Harvard College and seeks to prepare students for lives of civic and ethical engagement in a changing world.  The courses in the General Education curriculum help students learn to make intellectual connections, to look inward to themselves and outward to the world, and to understand the deep and sometimes surprising importance of scholarly work to some of the most central aspects of life.” 

For a description of the current General Education requirements, click here.

In March 2016, the faculty approved new Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements which will take effect in Fall 2018.

To see how current Harvard undergraduates benefit from these future changes even now, go to the Program in General Education’s Advice for Students page and click on the link to advice for students in your class year.