By the most common definition, anthropology is the study of human diversity in the distant past and the present and, as such, teaches us to recognize the remarkable array of circumstances in which human beings live their lives and make meaning from them. 

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Chemistry is both a basic science, fundamental to an understanding of the world we live in, and a practical science with an enormous number and variety of important applications. Read more about Chemistry


ClassicsThe Department of the Classics offers its students the opportunity to explore the whole range of Greco-Roman civilization from the Bronze Age through Byzantium and medieval Europe to Modern Greece.

Its faculty provide instruction in all the major areas of classical studies, including language and linguistics, literature, archaeology, history, philosophy, and religion. Read more about Classics

Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature welcomes students who are interested in studying literature in more than one national and linguistic tradition, students who want to explore literature in relation to other arts and media (e.g., film, music, visual art), and students who seek to formulate an individualized program of study within the arts and humanities. 
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Computer Science

Computer science is a dynamic, versatile field, full of open problems and opportunities for creative invention. The concentration in computer science is designed to teach students skills that they will use Read more about Computer Science

East Asian Studies

East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration that seeks to develop a critical understanding of the human experience in East Asia. A concentrator develops language skills, participates in a series Read more about East Asian Studies


Economics is at once broad in its subject matter and unified in its approach to understanding the social world. The Harvard Economics Department aims to teach undergraduate students the basic principles of economics, Read more about Economics

Energy & Environment**

The energy-environment challenge is a defining issue of our time, and one of Harvard’s greatest contributions to meeting that challenge will be the education of a new generation of leaders in science, business, law, design, and public service.  Read more about Energy & Environment**

Engineering Sciences

Engineering plays a critical role in enhancing social progress and improving our quality of life. The Engineering Sciences program educates future leaders with the technical background necessary to develop and critically evaluate the next wave of engineering innovations, to apply these innovations to important local and global problems, and to make informed decisions about them in a societal context. Read more about Engineering Sciences


“We like books,” explains Professor Stephen Burt, Director of Undergraduate Studies. “We also like collections of letters and manuscripts and recitations of poems and stage plays. We even like tweets Read more about English

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