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.
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Earning degrees in both the humanistic + sci/tech fields at MIT:
Meet the MIT Bilinguals
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SHASS Academic Administrator
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The Power of the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT
The HASS Requirement
The Communication Requirement
The Harvard/MIT Cross-Registration Program
Selected SHASS Classes
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Student Awards and Opportunities
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