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.

News and Announcements

See All News

Questions about Gen Ed?

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

Submit Your Question