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Undergrads, take a virtual tour of MIT's Humanities, Arts, and Social Science fields. Discover which options are the most meaningful for your goals.

Tour the Fields of Study


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

Discover why


Mens et Manus in the History Workshop

"The past is an excellent laboratory," says Anne McCants, Professor of History. In a hands-on history class (21H.343), MIT students gain insights about human systems by building a handset printing press — the kind of press on which the documents of the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution were printed.

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Shaping public policy in the nation's capital

With an education in the humanities, engineering, and political science, Samuel Rodarte Jr. '13 joined generations of alumni who have put their MIT skills to work in Washington, DC. "Laws are written here," says Rodarte. "One detail is changed and millions of lives are transformed."


Impact: Making A Better World

Discover how MIT's social sciences, arts, and humanities help solve the political, cultural, and economic dimensions of major global issues.

Join us in making a better world


Help solve the political, cultural, and economic dimensions of climate change.

MIT Climate Portal: Humanistic Research and Perspectives


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