Understanding the requirements
Students in the Class of 2020 and beyond will graduate under the requirements that take effect in Fall 2019. Under those requirements, students must take a Gen Ed course in each of the four Gen Ed categories:
- Aesthetics & Culture
- Ethics & Civics
- Histories, Societies, Individuals
- Science & Technology in Society
If you have questions about Gen Ed requirements, please consult our policies and Frequently Asked Questions, fill out our question form, or schedule an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracking progress towards the College requirements
Academic Advising Reports (AAR) display students' progress towards the new College requirements. AARs are accessed through my.harvard. To learn how to generate AARs, please consult these instructions.
Finding Gen Ed courses
You can find Gen Ed courses offered in the 2020-21 academic year on my.harvard. First, click on Course Search. Under Browse Courses, click on Faculty of Arts & Sciences, then General Education. You can then choose to see all Gen Ed courses or those in a particular category.
You can also explore Gen Ed course offerings on the Gen Ed website.
Courses by category
- Aesthetics & Culture courses
- Ethics & Civics courses
- Histories, Societies, Individuals courses
- Science & Technology in Society Courses
Courses by semester offered
Enrolling in Gen Ed courses
For information about enrollment in Gen Ed courses please consult Spring 2021.
Contacting Gen Ed
The Program in General Education is located on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center. Due to COVID-19, the Gen Ed office is currently working remotely. Our regular business hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Students or advisors with questions should complete the Gen Ed question form.