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

Weekly drop-in advising hours

September 10, 2021

We’re happy to talk with you!  Please join us at our drop-in advising.  Our weekly advising hours are Wednesdays, 1-3pm while classes are in session.

1-2pm is dedicated to in-person advising in the Gen Ed office on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center.  Online advising takes place 2-3pm via Zoom.

If you're unable to attend these office hours, please contact us at...

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Return to campus

August 16, 2021
Gen Ed staff have returned to campus.  Our office, on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center, is open to visitors Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  We are also available to meet via Zoom or answer questions over email and phone. We look forward to assisting you! Read more about Return to campus
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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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