Some Gen Ed courses are approved for two categories. However, an individual student will be able to use a particular course to fulfill only one requirement. For courses tagged for two requirements, you will be able to choose which requirement you would like to use it to complete. Please contact the Gen Ed office if you have any questions about Gen Ed courses approved for two categories.
Only Gen Ed courses can be used to fulfill Gen Ed requirements. Departments may elect to have Gen Ed courses count for concentration credit or for secondary field credit. Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the relevant department to determine whether a particular Gen Ed course can be used for concentration or secondary credit.
Under the College requirements that take effect in Fall 2019, you must take a departmental course in each of the three main divisions of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences: Arts & Humanities, Science & Engineering, and Social Sciences. Further information about the distribution requirement can be found on the Office of Undergraduate Education site.
You can determine whether a course will fulfill a distribution requirement by examining the course description on my.harvard. Courses can also be searched by divisional affiliation on my.harvard:
Beginning in Fall 2019, you must complete the College's Quantitative Reasoning with Data (QRD) requirement. This requirement introduces you to mathematical, statistical, and computational methods that will enable you to think critically about data as it is employed in fields of inquiry across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.