FAQ

If I am doing Government as a secondary field, how many Gov courses can I double count with other requirements?

You are limited to counting only one course for your Secondary Field and your primary concentration.  However, you may double-count more than one Secondary Field course with other programs, such as Gen Ed or language citations. See the Secondary Fields website for more information. Read more about If I am doing Government as a secondary field, how many Gov courses can I double count with other requirements?

Can I get credit for Government courses taken at Harvard Summer School?

Generally, students can count only one Harvard Summer School Government course, taught either on campus or abroad, towards their Government concentration requirements. If that course is not taught by a Harvard Government Department faculty member, the student must petition the Government DUS before the course is taken.

How do I cross-register for a course at the Kennedy School, and does it count for Government concentration credit?

There is a pre-approved list of Harvard Kennedy School courses for which Government concentrators will automatically receive Gov elective credit. However, the cross-registration form must still be signed by the Government DUS and turned in to the Registrar’s office in the Smith Center. Cross-registration forms are available at the Registrar and the Government Undergraduate Office. Please note that Law School courses are not letter-... Read more about How do I cross-register for a course at the Kennedy School, and does it count for Government concentration credit?

How can I learn about Research Assistant/internship positions?

Research assistantships and internships are publicized via the weekly “Events and Opportunities” email that is sent to Government concentrators, and on the bulletin board in the Undergraduate Program Office. If you are not yet a Government concentrator and would like to be added to this mailing list, please contact us and we will add you.  The OCS and Student Employment Office (SEO) also publicize these... Read more about How can I learn about Research Assistant/internship positions?