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.

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SEM/UEM courses for Gen Ed credit

March 27, 2020

Due to the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Spring 2020 Harvard College courses will be graded on Emergency Satisfactory/Emergency Unsatisfactory (SEM/UEM) basis.

Gen Ed courses taken SEM/UEM in Spring 2020 will not count against the limit of fulfilling one Gen Ed requirement with a course taken Pass/Fail.

For further information on the impact of the shift to SEM/UEM, you can consult the Frequently Asked Questions on the Dean of...

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