University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago says, "Undergraduate education at Chicago begins with a common core curriculum, conducted from the standpoint of multiple disciplines but beholden to none, which provides opportunities for critical inquiry and the discovery of knowledge. Chicago's long-standing commitment to a rigorous core of general education for first- and second-year students emphasizes the unique value of studying original texts and of formulating original problems based on the study of those texts. The objective of our faculty-taught general education courses—which constitute the major component of the first two years in the College—is not to transfer information, but to raise fundamental questions and to encourage those habits of mind and those critical, analytical, and writing skills that are most urgent to a well-informed member of civil society." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.uchicago.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:6,310
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:88%
  • Tuition & Fees:$56,034 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    YES
  • 2. Literature

    YES
  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in U.S. government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Civilization Studies" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

    NO
  • 6. Mathematics

    YES
  • 7. Science

    YES
  • Additional Information

    The University of Chicago should be noted for its excellent Humanities, Civilization Studies, and the Arts requirement, which introduces students to a wide range of classic and modern texts as well as the fine arts.

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/03/2018

B

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