How to Declare Government

Sophomore Concentration Declarations are due on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

As the deadline for declaring your concentration approaches, those of you thinking about declaring a concentration in Government may be wondering exactly how to do it!

  1. Submit a declaration of concentration request on my.harvard. Directions on how to do that can be found here.
     
  2. Please download the Government Plan of Study Form and fill it out. To make sure you're including all of the courses you need, reference our Concentration Requirements. If you are interested in the Data Science program, please contact Dr. Nara Dillon or Dr. George Soroka for advice. If you are interested in the Tech Science program, please contact Dr. Gabe Katsh for advice. For the Public Policy and Political Economy programs, please talk to your CA.
     
  3. Meet with your House's Gov concentration adviser to review your completed Government Plan of Study form and have it approved and signed. Each House has a concentration adviser specifically assigned to students in that House. You can use the links below to sign up for an advising meeting:

 

House

Concentration Adviser

Appointment Calendar to Sign up for an Advising Meeting

Adams

Lucy Song

https://calendar.app.google/iQybRGtdcaQVCGTk9

Cabot

David Sutton

https://bit.ly/DavidSutton

Currier

Gabe Katsh

https://bit.ly/GabeKatsh

Dudley Nara Dillon https://bit.ly/NaraDillon

Dunster

Ahmet Akbiyik

https://bit.ly/3QyFR1K

Eliot

Celia Eckert

https://bit.ly/CeliaEckertOH

Kirkland

Harry Oppenheimer

http://bit.ly/HarryOppyOH

Leverett

Aaron Watanabe

https://calendly.com/aaron_watanabe/aew-office-hours

Lowell

Tyler Simko

https://calendly.com/tsimko/office-hours

Mather

Sarah Mohamed

http://bit.ly/SarahMohamedOH

Pforzheimer

Julie Anne Weaver

https://calendly.com/julieanneweaver

Quincy

Emma Ebowe

https://calendly.com/emma-ebowe/

Winthrop

Angelo Dagonel

https://calendar.app.google/Vyg8qU4koJ3yLjw98

 

How to Apply for a Joint Concentration with Government

Government has a petition process for joint concentrations. You must speak with the Government DUS or ADUS before petitioning for a joint concentration with Gov, and notify Karen Kaletka of your intent to apply for a joint concentration. The application deadline for Joint Concentrations is Thursday, November 10.
 

How to Declare a Double Concentration with Government

If you would like to declare a double concentration with Gov, please meet with your Government Concentration Adviser and fill out the Gov Plan of Study form as described above. You will need to put in a declaration of concentration request for one of your concentrations on my.harvard. Directions on how to do that can be found here. Once your first concentration has been approved on my.harvard, complete the double concentration form for the second concentration and have it signed by the DUS/ADUS of that department (for Gov, you can send it to Karen Kaletka), and submit the signed form to enrollment@fas.harvard.edu.
 

We hope that this information helps you as you explore your options and decide on the concentration that is best for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the concentration.