Undergraduate Fields & Minors

As a degree candidate, you may pursue a focused field of study (similar to a major) and/or a minor.

Our fields of study are customizable and easy to design around your specific learning goals.

Fields of Study

Humanities

Sciences

Social sciences

Creative writing

Biology

Anthropology

Dramatic arts

Computer science*

Business administration and management*

English

Environmental studies

Economics**

Journalism

Mathematics

Government

Literature

 

History

Philosophy and ethics

 

International relations

Religion

 

Legal studies

Visual arts**

 

Psychology

   

 

* Due to limited undergraduate credit offerings, you may need to enroll in graduate-level courses to complete field of study requirements.                       

** Enrollment in Harvard Summer School provides wider selection of undergraduate courses in this field.

To Choose a Field of Study:

  • Complete two courses at Harvard in a chosen field with grades of B or higher. 
  • Submit a field of study proposal form to the Undergraduate Office.
  • Maintain a B grade average in 32 Harvard credits in the field, with all B– grades or higher.
  • Fields of study and minors appear on your official transcript.

Minors

You can earn up to two academic or professional minors to complement your undergraduate degree.

To customize your academic or professional minor, browse the courses that apply by filtering the undergraduate course list by minor. Choose four that meet your learning goals.

You can count a maximum of two courses toward both a field of study and one minor.

The following minors are available:  

Academic Minors Professional Minors

Anthropology

Accounting*

Biology

Biotechnology*

Creative writing

Computer science*

Dramatic arts

Business communications*

Economics

Digital media*

English

Environmental studies

Government

Finance*

History

Journalism

Mathematics

Leadership*

Psychology

Legal studies


Religion

Marketing*

Quantitative analysis

Museum studies*

 

Organizational behavior*

 

Public speaking

* Due to limited undergraduate credit offerings, you may need to enroll in graduate level courses to complete minor requirements.   

To Choose a Minor:

  • Submit a minor petition to the Undergraduate Office.
  • Maintain a B grade average in 16 Harvard credits in minor courses, with all B– grades or higher

Registration is Open!

Spring course registration is open through January 27. Interested in a 3-week January session course? Register by December 19. You can browse the course catalog.