Humanities and Science

Bachelor of Science in Humanities and Science (Course 21S)

This joint degree program draws from both humanistic and scientific studies, providing students with a basic command of each mode of inquiry. One component is selected from the undergraduate degree curriculum of a science department, which is approved by a faculty member in the field. The other component consists of subjects in a humanities field, chosen by the student in consultation with an advisor from the appropriate humanities faculty. This arrangement yields a humanities program of considerable depth while allowing for continued serious commitment to a scientific interest. In most cases, a senior thesis or sequence of advanced seminars is also required.

Available humanities fields include:

  • African and African Diaspora Studies
  • American Studies
  • Ancient and Medieval Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies
  • Comparative Media Studies
  • Global Languages (in French, German, or Spanish)
  • History
  • Latin American and Latino/a Studies
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Theater Arts
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Writing

For more information about this program, contact the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean's Office,, 617-253-3450.