As described in the Student Handbook, students in the Class of 2020 and beyond must complete four General Education courses, one from each of the following four General Education categories. Three of these courses must be letter-graded, while one may be taken pass/fail.
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Gen Ed Categories
Histories, Societies, Individuals courses engage questions of identity and social change, helping you understand the histories and traditions that you will encounter in a global context.
Science and Technology in Society courses engage you in the study of scientific innovations and their social contexts, helping you assess the promise and pitfalls of current and future innovations using methods of scientific inquiry.
In addition to the General Education requirements, students must complete the College's language requirement, Expository Writing requirement, distribution requirement, and Quantitative Reasoning with Data requirement. These requirements constitute the Harvard College Curriculum.
Any progress that returning students have made towards the previous Gen Ed requirements will translate towards fulfilling the new Gen Ed requirements, the distribution requirement, and the Quantitative Reasoning with Data requirement.