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The former HASS Education Office has been divided into two new offices. 

All matters previously handled by the HASS Office are now divided between two offices—the HASS Academic Administrator and the Office of the HASS Requirement—according to the chart below. 


Office of the HASS Requirement           

HASS Academic Administrator   

Patty Fernandes

Andrea Wirth

Questions about:
  • The HASS Requirement
  • Concentrations
  • Petitions for substitutions within the HASS Requirement
  • Overlap between the HASS and Communication Requirements


Questions about:
  • HASS Minors
  • Major Departures / Interdisciplinary Majors
  • 21E/S Majors
  • HASS@Cambridge (CME)
  • General SHASS information
  • Advising for special concentrations



HASS Distribution Component  

Beginning with the freshman class of Fall 2010, the Institute has phased in a revised HASS Distribution component of the HASS Requirement. Information on the current requirement is available through the Office of the HASS Requirement

Students who entered prior to Fall 2010 must still complete the HASS-D Requirement under which they enrolled. Any students still needing a HASS-D should contact the HASS Academic Administrator for HASS-D options.