What you need to know

The Subcommittee on the HASS Requirement (SHR) is a permanent subcommittee of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program (CUP). Its membership includes one faculty chair from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS); and in addition, one faculty member from each of the five Schools; two undergraduates; and ex officiis, nonvoting members the Vice Chancellor, the Dean for SHASS, or their designated representatives. The Registrar's Office provides administrative support. For more information about SHR, email hass_sub@mit.edu.

2023-2024 Subcommittee on the HASS Requirement

Hiromu Nagahara, SHR Chair, History
Patricia Fernandes, Executive Officer and Assistant Dean for the Communication and HASS Requirements



Amy Moran-Thomas


Jeremiah Johnson Chemistry

Roberto Rigobon


Delia Wendel

Urban Studies and Planning

Rob Macfarlane Materials Science and Engineering


Joshua Kuffour ’24 Chemical Engineering 
Lucky Deignan ’26 Computation and Cognition

Ex officio


Emily Richmond Pollock

Designated Representative, Dean of SHASS

Nancy Rose

Designated Representative, Vice Chancellor



Kara Cunningham  Staff Associate 
Sarah Michaud Administrative Assistant