Concentration Requirements

Links to the degree requirements for each of our engineering concentrations, including specific tracks within the concentration, are included below.  If you would like more information about any of the undergraduate engineering areas at SEAS, including a comparison of the degree options within each area, please visit the homepages for Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.


Engineering Concentrations

Harvard offers students the opportunity to pursue their interests in a variety of engineering disciplines through either a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) or a Bachelor of Science (S.B.) degree. The A.B. programs require 14-16 half courses and the S.B. programs require 20 half-courses. Students in the A.B. programs have greater flexibility to pursue related topics in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; while students in the S.B. programs gain greater exposure to engineering, and in particular to engineering design. Below are links to the specific requirements for each concentration, including information about theses and honors.

Biomedical Engineering A.B.

Electrical Engineering S.B. (ABET-accredited)

Engineering Sciences A.B., including tracks:

  • Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Track
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Track
  • Engineering Physics Track
  • Environmental Science and Engineering Track (no longer accepting new students)
  • Mechanical and Materials Science and Engineering Track

Engineering Sciences S.B. (ABET-accredited), including tracks:

  • Bioengineering Track
  • Environmental Science and Engineering Track
  • Cross-disciplinary Track

Environmental Science and Engineering A.B.

Mechanical Engineering S.B. (ABET-accredited)