Academics

Academics

Think. Transform. Thrive.

Our academic programs prepare you for whatever path you choose—even if you don’t yet know what path you’d like to be on.

The Core

The University of Chicago’s unique Core offers a broad perspective on human knowledge and cultivates the tools of analysis that are applicable to your major program of study, your chosen career—and to life.

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Areas of Study

The College offers a choice of more than 50 majors and other programs, from such well-defined fields as anthropology and mathematics to such interdisciplinary programs as biological chemistry and cinema and media studies, as well as preprofessional and experiential programs, with every choice supported by our full-time academic advisers and Career Advising and Planning Services.

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Unlimited Options

Drawing on the powerful combination of a traditional liberal arts college at the heart of a premier research university, students have almost unlimited options—access to world-renowned faculty, classes from the fine arts to the physical sciences, double majors and dual degrees, and discussion-based seminars as well as innovative research experiences.

Learn more about research opportunities