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Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
Science Requirement:(1)
  Chemistry (3.091, 5.111, or 5.112)
  Physics (8.01, 8.011, 8.012, or 8.01L; and 8.02, 8.021, or 8.022)
  Calculus (18.01, 18.01A , 18.014; and 18.02, 18.02A, 18.022, or 18.024)
  Biology (7.012, 7.013, 7.014, 7.015, or 7.016).
Laboratory (LAB) Requirement (12 units)
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement
includes 2 Communication Requirement subjects (CI-H)
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree
Communication Requirement, to be satisfied by 4 subjects:
  2 Communication-Intensive HASS subjects (CI-H)
  2 Communication-Intensive Major subjects (CI-M)(2)
Physical Education Requirement
PLUS Departmental Program and Unrestricted Electives
The departmental program may specify some of the GIR subjects and includes 180–198(3) additional units beyond the GIRs. Students track their progress by checking off the subjects that count towards the 17 GIR subjects. The remaining units then count toward the additional 180–198 units beyond the General Institute Requirements. Students are allowed a minimum of 48 units of unrestricted electives. Students schedule their programs each year within a normal load of the equivalent 8 or 8 1/2 subjects, and complete all degree requirements within the equivalent of 32–34 subjects.
Transfer students generally will graduate under the requirements that apply to the class they join when they enter MIT.
(1) Many of these subjects are also offered by Concourse and the Experimental Study Group. See subject listings for more information.
(2) Communication-Intensive Major subjects (CI-M) are designated on the degree charts in Part 2.
(3) The total of 180–198 units does not include ROTC subjects, if selected.


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