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.

 



On September 3, 2020: Join the virtual TOUR de SHASS
Meet MIT professors in the humanities, arts, and social science fields,
Tour 17 world-class humanistic disciplines, and
Discover how to be your whole self at MIT. 


Welcome to the 2020 Virtual TOUR de SHASS

 



Anytime: An overview of MIT's HASS fields of study:
Take the online TOUR de SHASS

Student Voices: Earning degrees in both humanistic + sci/tech fields
Meet the MIT Bilinguals


We're here to help: For in-person or telephone assistance:
Contact the SHASS Academic Administrator


Explore: 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

We're here to help: Contacts for Information + Assistance