Mathematical Sciences

The secondary field in Mathematical Sciences is jointly sponsored by the Mathematics Department and the Applied Mathematics concentration. 

REQUIREMENTS: 4 courses (16 credits) 

Four courses in either Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics of which at most two can be in Statistics. The Mathematics and Applied Mathematics courses must be numbered 104 or higher; and Statistics courses must be numbered 110 or higher. 


Courses must be taken for a letter grade and cannot be taken Pass/Fail. Only courses with a grade of C- or above can be counted. 

Students who study abroad or take courses within Harvard Summer School can count course credits toward the secondary field by petitioning for such course to be counted as the equivalent to an approved, Harvard course. 

Note that courses in other departments that are only cross listed in the course catalog, under Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics, will count towards secondary field. 


If students have questions about course selection they should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Mathematics, Cliff Taubes ( or the Applied Math Advising Team (