Undergraduate Studies
 



100% of MIT undergraduates study the humanities, arts, and social sciences.   

 

The MIT SHASS disciplines — the humanities, arts, and social sciences — are central to the Institute's mission to provide all graduates with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to make lasting contributions to the nation and the world.

All MIT undergraduates spend substantial time on subjects like literature, languages, economics, music, political science, and history. In fact, every MIT undergraduate takes a minimum of eight such classes — about 25% of the total class time.


For an online overview of the HASS options and fields of study at MIT:

Take the TOUR de SHASS



Also explore the following pages for more information and ideas:  


The Power of the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT

The HASS Requirement

The Communication Requirement

Majors

Minors

Concentrations

Joint Degrees

Interdisciplinary Programs

The Harvard/MIT Cross-Registration Program

 


 

Selected SHASS Classes


Introductory Classes

HASS Exploration Subjects

SHASS Diversity Subjects


SHASS Classes related to current U.S. social, political, and economic issues
 



FAQs, Awards, Opportunities, Contacts


FAQs

Student Awards and Opportunities

Contacts for Information + Assistance