Academics

Collegiate Divisions

Created by the College’s faculty, UChicago’s five collegiate divisions oversee all undergraduate academic programs and general education course offerings. Working with the Dean of the College, these collegiate divisions maintain a balance between a demand for specialization and the need to provide a strong academic foundation for students. For students interested in pursuing graduate education, each collegiate division—with the exception of the New Collegiate Division—is affiliated with a corresponding graduate division of the University, affording convenient avenues for College students to gain insights into graduate studies while still enrolled in the College.

Biological Sciences Collegiate Division

Ask and answer complex questions about the natural world.

Humanities Collegiate Division

Read closely, think critically, write and speak effectively, and make and interpret art. 

New Collegiate Division

Experience academic experiments, courses, and programs across disciplines, departments, and divisions. 

Physical Sciences Collegiate Division

Explore how the physical and mathematical sciences come together to better understand the physical world.

Social Sciences Collegiate Division

Examine various aspects of human phenomena.