The Core Curriculum Requirement

All students who entered Harvard College in September 2008 or earlier must meet the requirements of the Core Curriculum in order to graduate, unless they choose to switch to the new Program in General Education (see General Education section). Students who entered Harvard College in September 2002 through September 2008 must pass one letter-graded course in each of seven areas designated as non-exempt for their concentration. Students who entered Harvard College before September 2002 should consult the General Education Office, Fouth Floor, Holyoke Center, 617-495-3022, regarding this requirement. In May 2007, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted to create a new program in General Education, to replace the Core Curriculum. Students entering in September 2009 (Class of 2013) will be the first to enter under the new requirements and they should consult the General Education section of this Handbook.