The HASS Requirement

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Credit by Petition or Transfer

The HASS Education Office is divided between two offices

the SHASS Academic Administrator and the Office of the HASS Requirement. The two offices handle HASS-related questions and matters according to the following chart: 

Office of the HASS Requirement           

SHASS Academic Administrator

For HASS Requirement, visit:   

Patty Fernandes

Andrea Wirth

Handles questions about:
  • The HASS Requirement
  • Concentrations
  • Petitions for substitutions within the HASS Requirement
  • Overlap between the HASS and Communication Requirements


Handles questions about:
  • HASS Minors
  • Interdisciplinary Majors
  • 21E/S Majors
  • HASS@Cambridge (CME)
  • General SHASS information
  • Advising for special concentrations



HASS Distribution Component  

Beginning with the freshman class of Fall 2010, the Institute has phased in a revised HASS Distribution component of the HASS Requirement. Information on the current requirement is available through the Office of the HASS Requirement

Students who entered prior to Fall 2010 must still complete the HASS-D Requirement under which they enrolled. Any students still needing a HASS-D should contact the SHASS Academic Administrator for HASS-D options.