Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do a creative project for my senior thesis?

Yes. Special Concentrations is often the landing place for students who are unable to fulfill their goals of a creative thesis in another department. Students considering a creative thesis should be able to demonstrate, however, that their thesis is solidly rooted in scholarship and is the culmination of a coherent, in-depth plan of study in their field.  The Faculty Adviser or Thesis Adviser (may or may not be the same...

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As a transfer from another college, can I receive any credit toward degree requirements in Special Concentrations for previous course work?

Yes, you will receive credit towards fulfillment of requirements for those courses which are (1) approved for Harvard credit by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and then (2) approved for Special Concentrations credit at the time you apply to the concentration. (The grades received for courses taken elsewhere do not contribute to a student's Special Concentrations grade average.)

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