To earn the associate degree, complete 64 credits at Harvard University (Harvard Extension School, Harvard Summer School, or the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and, after being admitted with a 3.0 GPA, maintain good academic standing (2.0 GPA). You also need to meet the on-campus requirement.

Of the total 64 credits, 32 must be completed at the Extension School, according to the following guidelines:

  • Pass 8 credits with C– or higher in each of three areas: humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
  • Pass 8 credits in expository writing: EXPO E-25 or EXPO S-20 with a grade of B or higher and another expository writing course with a C– or higher.
  • Pass 4 credits in a writing-intensive course with C– or higher.
  • Fulfill the moral reasoning and quantitative reasoning requirements described in the ALB requirements.
  • Complete 32 credits with Harvard instructors.

Use the degree course search to find courses that count toward the degree.

Also see the degree requirements summary.