The College provides you with a wide selection of opportunities to enhance your academic experiences at the University of Chicago in and beyond the classroom. On this page we’ve listed just a few of the programs available to you:
If you've met your language competency requirement, but want to take your studies farther, why not pursue a certificate from the College for advanced language proficiency?
The transition from high school to life at Chicago — especially the quarter system — can be a rough one. CAAP provides academic, social, and financial resources to support first-year success. This site describes the program elements and provides information on events and opportunities that might be of interest to first-year students.
The arts are an integral part of the University of Chicago. This site captures the essence of all of the arts activity on campus and farther afield.
This is the place to go to discover, study, and engage the city as a University of Chicago college student. This site gives you insights into how to connect with Chicago in your academic as well as your extra-curricular life.
Many professors need students to assist them with their research – a great way to learn more about your field while (often) getting paid. As you might expect, many of these opportunities are in the Biological Sciences, but the Chicago Booth School of Business, Computer Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Humanities are also represented.
The College has a reputation for creating strong candidates for national and international scholarships. You could be our next success story. Visit the Scholarships page to check out the current opportunities. And set up a time to talk to your College adviser if you’re interested in pursuing one of these opportunities.
Interested in cinema, culture, language? You can explore the art of cinema in the on-site video library and attend the Center’s free public events, including film screenings with visiting filmmakers and lecture series lead by scholars in the field of cinema and media studies.
While Interdisciplinary Programs aren’t majors, many of them dovetail nicely with a major to expand your understanding of your chosen field. You can also explore a program using your electives.
Internships give you the opportunity to gain experience in your field (or help you determine if you’ve chosen the best field for you). Whether paid or unpaid, your internship will allow you to make important contacts and help you set a career path. Career Advancement provides more information on specific internships on their Internships page.
The Institute supports two programs for students working on interdisciplinary research in the physical and biological sciences: the Beckman Scholar Program for Undergraduate Research and the Physical and Chemical Biology Fellows.
Highlighting the work of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, UChicago iTunes content ranges from Nobel addresses delivered by Physics faculty to student film productions and guest performances on campus. Any member of the University of Chicago community may submit content for the University’s iTunes channel.
Some departments in the University offer joint BA/MA programs or a professional option for undergraduates. Joint degrees and professional option programs allow you to begin graduate-level study while you’re still a student in the College.
Founded over 30 years ago to support local school children, NSP hires undergraduate and graduate students to assist with classroom activities like tutoring, lesson planning, and grading.
Say you want to study some material that falls just outside the scope of a course you're taking. Or maybe it's a topic that isn't covered in any of the current course offerings. Perhaps you'd like to receive credit for some independent research. If so, talk to your adviser about the possibility of taking a Reading & Research course.
Whether you want to participate in one of the many programs offered at the University of Chicago’s Center in Paris, or experience life, learning, and cultural immersion in an exciting international city — Berlin, Beijing, Kyoto, Athens, Oaxaca, and Cape Town just to name a few — the Study Abroad program can help get you to where you want to be.
The College awards around 100 travel grants each year in support of language study and research abroad. The SITG website can provide you with information from your fellow students on existing programs and locales.
The Urban Teacher Education Program is for students who want to take an extra year and a half at the University of Chicago to earn their Masters degree in teaching with a focus on urban schools, and the Chicago Public Schools in particular.
Make an appointment with your adviser at the reception desk (Harper, 2nd Floor) or by calling 773-702-8615. You can reach the Adviser-on Call for urgent issues at this number too.
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