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 4 4 100% 0 %
Anthropology 25 19 76% 6 24%
Applied Mathematics, General 91 27 30% 64 70%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 23 16 70% 7 30%
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other 8 4 50% 4 50%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 17 11 65% 6 35%
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 25 15 60% 10 40%
Chemical Physics 13 3 23% 10 77%
Chemistry, General 20 10 50% 10 50%
Chemistry, Other 5 3 60% 2 40%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 12 6 50% 6 50%
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 2 2 100% 0 %
Comparative Literature 8 6 75% 2 25%
Computer Science 104 30 29% 74 71%
Developmental Biology and Embryology 64 37 58% 27 42%
East Asian Studies 11 5 45% 6 55%
Economics, General 218 68 31% 150 69%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 12 3 25% 9 75%
Engineering Science 40 18 45% 22 55%
English Language and Literature, General 58 37 64% 21 36%
Environmental Studies 12 5 42% 7 58%
Evolutionary Biology 83 56 67% 27 33%
Experimental Psychology 75 52 69% 23 31%
Folklore Studies 4 4 100% 0 %
Geology/Earth Science, General 10 3 30% 7 70%
German Language and Literature 2 1 50% 1 50%
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 29 22 76% 7 24%
History, General 66 27 41% 39 59%
History, Other 37 26 70% 11 30%
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 28 18 64% 10 36%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 2 100% 0 %
Linguistics 12 5 42% 7 58%
Mathematics, General 30 8 27% 22 73%
Mechanical Engineering 8 5 63% 3 38%
Music, General 13 3 23% 10 77%
Natural Sciences 32 14 44% 18 56%
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 8 4 50% 4 50%
Neurobiology and Anatomy 82 47 57% 35 43%
Philosophy 11 5 45% 6 55%
Physics, General 33 4 12% 29 88%
Political Science and Government, General 136 61 45% 75 55%
Psychology, General 24 16 67% 8 33%
Religion/Religious Studies 4 3 75% 1 25%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 7 6 86% 1 14%
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 1 50% 1 50%
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 1 100% 0 %
Social Sciences, General 164 79 48% 85 52%
Sociology 54 35 65% 19 35%
South Asian Studies 1 1 100% 0 %
Statistics, General 61 22 36% 39 64%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 13 5 38% 8 62%
Women's Studies 6 6 100% 0 %
Degree data from 2015-2016
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