What Are Some Harvard Majors?


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Harvard College, the undergraduate school of Harvard University, offers concentrations is over 45 different areas of study, including English, chemistry, economics, mechanical engineering, and folklore and mythology. Harvard University consists of 12 schools of study, plus the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, that offer advanced degrees in areas of study such as law, medicine, dentistry and business.

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Students can enter Harvard College directly out of high school for general college studies before deciding on a major field of study. In 2014, the college offered 48 fields of study for undergraduates. The various graduate programs of the university award masters, doctorate and postdoctoral degrees. The university's graduate schools offer a wide variety of programs for students who are interested in the applied sciences, art, design or education. For example, the Harvard Kennedy School offers majors in public policy, international development, public administration and other governmental areas of study. Teaching hospitals affiliated with the university provide practical, hands-on instruction to students who major in medicine or dentistry.

A Harvard education can be expensive, so the university offers grants and scholarships, as well as need-based financial aid that it awards depending on the student's family's ability to pay. Typically, those students with lower incomes pay the least, if anything at all.

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