Combined study in the Humanities with Science or Engineering
S.B. in Humanities and Engineering | S.B. in Humanities and Science
Students who wish to combine study in one of 19 fields in the humanities with work in an engineering or science field may pursue a joint degree, earning a Bachelor of Science in Humanities and Engineering (Course 21E), or a Bachelor of Science in Humanities and Science (Course 21S).
If you are interested in this educational option, contact the SHASS Academic Administrator in the SHASS Dean's Office. There is a proposal form required as you declare either of these majors. Course 21E / 21S Proposal Form (PDF).
Possible fields of study and degree requirements
The requirements for a joint degree, along with a list of the humanities fields that can be incorporated into this joint S.B. degree, can be found in the degree charts for 21E (Engineering version) and 21S (Science version). The degree requires 60% of the work in a humanities field and 40% of the work in an engineering or science field. While the required portion of the engineering and science field is smaller than that of a full engineering or science degree, it does offer flexibility to use the unrestricted electives for other areas of engineering, science, or humanities, creating a more flexible platform on which to build your course of study.
Some popular combinations include, but are by no means limited to:
- Comparative Media Studies and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
- Science, Technology & Society and Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences
- Literature and Mathematics
- Anthropology and Biology
- Music and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
- Music and Brain & Cognitive Science
- Science, Technology & Society and Physics
- Comparative Media Studies and Mechanical Engineering
- Comparative Media Studies and Brain & Cognitive Science
- Spanish and Biology
- Science Writing and Mechanical Engineering
- Theater Arts and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
- Spanish and Mathematics
- Writing and Chemistry
- Writing and Mathematics