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.
For an online overview of the HASS options and fields of study at MIT:
Take the TOUR de SHASS
To hear from some of the many MIT students who earn 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
Also explore the following pages for more information and ideas:
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
FAQs, Awards, Opportunities, Contacts
Student Awards and Opportunities
We're here to help: Contacts for Information + Assistance