A Major Milestone At Harvard Signals The Decline Of Humanities And The Rise Of Sciences

Harvard University Widener Library Campus StudentsVia Wikimedia CommonsHarvard’s Widener Library is the main library on campus.

For the first year ever, more Harvard undergraduates majored in engineering and applied science fields than studied in the arts and humanities, according to a university report.

Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is a smaller school within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and includes courses in engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics. According to The Harvard Crimson, an FAS report released Tuesday revealed that during the 2013-2014 academic year,more undergraduates majored in subjects in SEAS than in the arts and humanities.

“SEAS concentrators totaled 775 undergraduates, and arts and humanities counted 746,” The Harvard Crimson reports.

More than 800 Harvard undergraduates are currently enrolled in the school’s introductory computer science course, CS50, making in the most popular class in the school.

“The trends have definitely been upwards in all the computer science courses for the last five years, Harvard professor Harry Lewis told Business Insider in September.

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