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Undergraduate Studies


All MIT undergraduates
are SHASS students. 


The MIT SHASS disciplines — the humanities, arts, and social sciences — are central to the Institute's mission to provide all MIT undergraduates 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, and history. In fact, every MIT undergraduate takes a minimum of eight such classes — about 25% of their total class time.

For an overview of the MIT options in the humanities, arts, and social sciences,

Take the TOUR de SHASS