University of Chicago requires a minimum of 4200 units to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at UChicago, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. UChicago accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, UChicago does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 96% of students who start college at UChicago graduate within six years.
UChicago offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: UChicago may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
UChicago has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with UChicago directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, UChicago students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UChicago.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
UChicago does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at UChicago
UChicago offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ UChicago does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ UChicago does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ UChicago offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ UChicago offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ UChicago does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While UChicago does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the Joseph Regenstein Library and there are 5 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
UChicago offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in social work with Social Work and Social Policy and Social Administration
•Public Policy; Computational Social Science, Computational Analysis and Public Policy; Professional Option: Medicine; Education and Teaching Certification; Middle Eastern Studies
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does UChicago have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
UChicago has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UChicago include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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