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
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