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Undergraduate Students

Bringing together a community of idea-driven students from around the world, Summer Session at the University of Chicago is a great way to incorporate education into your summer plans.

Undergraduate and graduate students from around the world can discover the dynamic program and course opportunities for undergraduate students this summer at the University of Chicago through our programs. Students from all over the globe will be exposed to diverse ideas in classrooms taught by world-class faculty and instructors. During class, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive deeper into subject matter, and discuss questions that define "The Life of the Mind." 

Current UChicago Undergraduate

Visiting Undergraduate Students

students reading on the UChicago quad

Summer Quarter

Summer Session

Students can enroll in undergraduate courses drawn from the regular curriculum of the College at the University of Chicago, and will have access to the same exceptional educational resources that are available to all College students during the regular academic year. All of our classes are taught by distinguished professors and experienced lecturers. In these smaller class settings you will be able to receive personal attention from your professors and get to know other students in your class well. View all courses by subject code on the Summer Quarter page.

September Term  

September Term provides opportunities for current UChicago students to fulfill major and general education course requirements at a time when their summer employment, internships, and other activities have ended, but fall quarter courses have not yet begun. 
Some classes are open to Visiting Students. 

Special Programs

Financial Math: Quantitative Portfolio Management and Algorithmic Trading

The University of Chicago welcomes students with strong quantitative skills to explore opportunities in the field of Financial Math. This course for current undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students in Quantitative Portfolio Management and Algorithmic Trading provides a rigorous introduction to modern applications in Financial Math through an interdisciplinary curriculum delivered via remote instruction by lecturers and industry experts affiliated with the Financial Math MS program at UChicago.

Parrhesia Summer Academy

Rooted in the University of Chicago Principles of Free Expression, the Parrhesia Summer Academy offers innovative and engaging curricula in the theory and practice of free expression, public discourse, and democratic engagement. Summer classes are taught with the rigor and critical thinking that are the hallmarks of a University of Chicago education.

Summer Business Scholars: Building the New Venture

Chicago Booth's approach to teaching helps you build an analytical framework rooted in problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will set you apart from your peers in the classroom and in recruiting.  We prepare you to excel with employers and to make an immediate impact on your organization upon beginning your internship or full-time job, giving you the knowledge and tools you’ll need to think decisively and act confidently.

Summer Language Institute

Language proficiency is an invaluable complement to academic and career goals – and summer is an ideal time to fast-track the development of your language skills. The Summer Language Institute offers a variety of course formats to help you reach your language learning goals.  The Summer Language Institute (SLI) has the course for you, whether you need to acquire proficiency skills to prepare to:

  • Study abroad
  • Gain reading skills in a language for scholarly research
  • Learn to read texts in their original language

Summer Institute in Social Research Methods

The University of Chicago’s Summer Institute in Social Research Methods (SISRM) combines classroom instruction, workshops, and hands-on research experience for UChicago undergraduate and early-career graduate students. This five-week session offers accelerated training in theoretically-grounded research methodologies to better understand and develop more informed policy and program solutions to real-world problems, including challenges in public health, criminal justice, economics, human development and other areas.