Course Catalog

The Course Catalog

Through the my.harvard Course Search the Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate courses to students registered in Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, and to other Harvard University graduate students in good standing.

During the summer of 2015, the my.harvard Course Search replaced Courses of Instruction as the online course catalog for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Course Search is updated every hour and is accessible at my.harvard Course Search. On request, the Course Search may be linked to department and committee websites. 

The Office of the Registrar compiles courses by gathering information from department, division, and committee offices (not individual instructors) as well as the Dean’s office. Department and committee chairs should approve all new courses and course changes. Catalog coordinators throughout FAS collaborate with the Registrar's Office to create and maintain curricular offerings. 

Course information published through the my.harvard Course Search becomes the official basis for the Registrar’s records; it affects classroom assignments, examination schedules, and the release of electronic course lists and grade sheets. Moreover, complete and up-to-date course information enables the Registrar to carry out Faculty policy regarding simultaneous course enrollment, as well as to locate individual students in an emergency. For this reason it is extremely important that departments and committees notify Academic Planning (courses@fas.harvard.edu) in the Office of the Registrar of any changes—especially changes of instructor or meeting time—regardless of when they occur in the academic year.