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Special Concentrations is a unique program at Harvard College, in which a student may design his or her own concentration.  Students who have intellectual goals that cannot be accommodated within the existing concentration structure may apply for the opportunity to create their own course of study.  Special Concentrations is not for students who are unsure about what they want to do, or who wish to circumvent departmental requirements.  Rather it is for students who know precisely what they want to study and who have, after thorough research, determined that this aim cannot be achieved within the confines of our regular concentrations, joint concentrations, concentration plus secondary, or series of research projects.  Special Concentrations offers students the opportunity to design their own program of concentration with the advice and consent of various members of the faculty and administration.

We invite you to explore this website, attend an information session, or contact us to learn more about Special Concentrations. 



To apply for a Special Concentration, click here.

Important Dates

2023 Feb 01

Special Concentrations Office Hours

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Fri May 19 2023 except Wed Feb 08 2023, Wed Mar 08 2023, Wed Mar 29 2023, Wed Apr 26 2023.
2:00pm to 4:00pm