The Program in General Education is the cornerstone of the Harvard College curriculum.


Focusing on urgent problems and enduring questions, Gen Ed courses are unusually explicit in connecting the subjects you study to the people you will become and the world beyond the classroom. Transcending disciplinary divisions, they demonstrate the value of embedding what you will learn in your concentrations within the broader context of the liberal arts. In Gen Ed courses, you engage in activities that have the potential to shape the world around you.

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Spring 2022 start-of-term advising

January 6, 2022

Questions about Gen Ed? We’re happy to talk with you! Please join us at one of our drop-in office hours during registration and the start of classes.  Advising hours will all be online to ensure access for all students. At the start of the Spring 2022 term, advising will take place via Zoom at the following times:

  • Friday, January 14 - 11am-12pm
  • Tuesday, January 18 - 10-11am
  • Wednesday, January 19 - 1-2pm
  • ...
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Questions about Gen Ed?

Gen Ed currently has both in-person and remote advising hours.  We also welcome online questions.

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