Interdisciplinary Programs
 

 
           
 




Opportunities for interdisciplinary study is a priority at MIT SHASS.

MIT's mission of meeting the world's great challenges requires not only superb technical and scientific creativity, but also a deep understanding of the human complexities — cultural, political, and economic — in which the world's challenges are embedded.

MIT-SHASS offers undergraduate programs which each embrace several academic disciplines to take a multi-faceted approach to these issues. Typically, these programs are taught collaboratively by faculty from various fields in the School and, in some cases, from other schools within the Institute.

For full descriptions of the programs, including the program coordinators, click on the names below. The program coordinator listed at the bottom of each webpage or the SHASS Academic Administrator can provide additional support for each.

 




Interdisciplinary Concentrations

African and African Diaspora Studies
American Studies
Ancient and Medieval Studies
Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies
Computing and Society
Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Legal Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Religious Studies
Russian and Eurasian Studies
Women's and Gender Studies


Interdisciplinary Minors

African and African Diaspora Studies
Ancient and Medieval Studies
Applied International Studies
Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies
Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Public Policy
Russian and Eurasian Studies
Women's and Gender Studies
 


Interdisciplinary Degrees

Humanities (Course 21)

Majors

American Studies
Ancient and Medieval Studies
Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies
Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Russian and Eurasian Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies


How to prepare an Interdisciplinary Major proposal (Course 21)

Students interested in one of the above Interdisciplinary Majors or interested in creating a customized HASS major should fill out the following PDF form and contact the Faculty Coordinator or the SHASS Academic Administrator for guidelines and procedures. 

Course 21 Interdisciplinary Major Proposal Form (PDF)
Right-click (control-click on a Mac) the link and choose "Download Linked File As..." to save the document to your computer.
 

Humanities and Engineering (Course 21E)

Humanites and Science (Course 21S)

How to prepare a Course 21E/S Major proposal

Students should first fill out the following PDF form in conjunction with advisors in each of the two component fields.  Students should contact the Undergraduate Academic Administrator in their chosen humanities field to obtain a advisor there.  For advising in the engineering or science component, students should first contact the Academic Officer in their chosen field for further assistance.

Course 21E/S Interdisciplinary Major Proposal Form (PDF)
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