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.

Graduate studies are directed by both institutional and departmental requirements.

Some key points to remember: