There are plenty of classes to choose from at Harvard; they offer almost 3,900 courses in 49 undergraduate fields. Your curriculum is designed based on your goals and they require no predetermined courses for your major outside of an Expository Writing course for all freshmen. Harvard also offers the opportunity for you to create a unique, personalized field that aims for your academic and career goals. The most popular majors overall in Harvard are Political Science and Government, Economics, Social Sciences, Evolutionary Biology, and Psychology. Both men and women tend to lean towards those fields of study, but a majority of men are found in Physics, Math, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, and Statistics. Meanwhile, more women are found in Anthropology, Women’s Studies, German Language and Literature, Art History, Crit, and Conservation, and English Language and Literature. A majority of seminars have less than 10 students, giving you an excellent chance to develop a close connection with professors. Half of Harvard students also choose an honors track, requiring theses or research projects for their senior year. This includes one-on-one supervision by professors and tutors.

Top Majors and Programs - Most Popular Degrees in 2018 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
African-American/Black Studies 3 3 100% 0 %
Anthropology 13 10 77% 3 23%
Applied Mathematics, General 81 32 40% 49 60%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 15 13 87% 2 13%
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other 6 3 50% 3 50%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 16 9 56% 7 44%
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 53 30 57% 23 43%
Chemical Physics 8 3 38% 5 63%
Chemistry, General 31 13 42% 18 58%
Chemistry, Other 13 5 38% 8 62%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 15 6 40% 9 60%
Comparative Literature 5 3 60% 2 40%
Computer Science 131 37 28% 94 72%
Developmental Biology and Embryology 51 31 61% 20 39%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 1 50% 1 50%
East Asian Studies 8 2 25% 6 75%
Economics, General 219 79 36% 140 64%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11 2 18% 9 82%
Engineering Science 32 12 38% 20 63%
English Language and Literature, General 51 29 57% 22 43%
Environmental Studies 16 6 38% 10 63%
Evolutionary Biology 86 57 66% 29 34%
Experimental Psychology 77 46 60% 31 40%
Folklore Studies 3 3 100% 0 %
German Language and Literature 1 1 100% 0 %
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 43 34 79% 9 21%
History, General 55 22 40% 33 60%
History, Other 44 25 57% 19 43%
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 26 18 69% 8 31%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4 2 50% 2 50%
Linguistics 3 1 33% 2 67%
Mathematics, General 33 7 21% 26 79%
Mechanical Engineering 19 3 16% 16 84%
Music, General 9 1 11% 8 89%
Natural Sciences 29 10 34% 19 66%
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 2 2 100% 0 %
Neurobiology and Anatomy 54 33 61% 21 39%
Philosophy 17 5 29% 12 71%
Physics, General 34 8 24% 26 76%
Planetary Astronomy and Science 10 6 60% 4 40%
Political Science and Government, General 105 53 50% 52 50%
Psychology, General 19 14 74% 5 26%
Religion/Religious Studies 9 6 67% 3 33%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 8 4 50% 4 50%
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4 2 50% 2 50%
Social Sciences, General 160 87 54% 73 46%
Sociology 50 25 50% 25 50%
South Asian Studies 3 2 67% 1 33%
Statistics, General 52 21 40% 31 60%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 23 11 48% 12 52%
Women's Studies 5 4 80% 1 20%
Degree data from 2016-2017
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