What you need to know
The undergraduate academic program at MIT is based on a core of General Institute Requirements (GIRs) and on the specific curricula offered by more than 20 separate departments. It is designed to allow sufficient flexibility and choice of electives for you to develop a program to suit your interests. Generally, you need four academic years of full-time study to complete a curriculum for the Bachelor of Science (SB) degree.
Some key points to remember:
- The HASS Requirement introduces you to the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
- The Communication Requirement provides the opportunity for you to develop your written and oral communication skills.
- In considering your course of study, review options and requirements for adding a double major or a minor.
- Learn about limited-enrollment subjects and how to navigate waitlists.
- Understanding subject levels and credit is crucial to ensuring that you have completed the necessary number of units to graduate.