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

English

Biology

Business administration and management*

Literature

Computer science*

Economics**

Religion

Environmental studies

Government

 

Mathematics

History

 

 

International relations

 

 

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 minors to complement your undergraduate degree.

To customize your 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. You cannot count a single course toward two minors.

The following minors are available:  

Minors
Anthropology

Environmental studies

Computer science*

Finance*

Creative writing

Government

Digital media*

History

Economics

Legal studies

English

Psychology

* 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