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Undergraduate Students

Logan Center for the Arts

Program and Course Descriptions

Discover the dynamic program and course opportunities for undergraduate students this summer at the University of Chicago. Within a tight-knit campus community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classrooms taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In the classroom, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive deeper into subject matter, and discuss questions that define "The Life of the Mind."  

Can I take summer courses for credit?

Every Summer Session course, regardless of length, carries the equivalent credit of one full-length (quarter-long) course in the College at the University of Chicago. UChicago operates on the quarter, rather than the semester, system; each course offered at the University during Summer Session is the equivalent of 5 quarter hours, or 3.3 semester hours. UChicago grants 100 credits per course.

Are you a current UChicago student? Learn more about how to register for summer courses and housing here.

Undergraduate Courses

Join us this summer to explore new subjects, delve into a current interest with intense focus, and broaden your powers of perception when you earn college credit with undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago. As a Summer Session student, you can enroll in undergraduate courses drawn from the regular curriculum of the College at the University of Chicago. 

Chicago in Beijing

The Chicago in Beijing Chinese Immersion program offers qualified undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study Chinese language in a completely Chinese-speaking environment, allowing students to acquire one year’s worth of language study credit in just eight weeks. Students receive daily Chinese language instruction at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing and live in international student dorms on the campus of nearby Renmin University, in the northwest part of the city, about eight miles from Tiananmen Square (considered the city’s center). Beijing, a modern city with a three-thousand-year history and a lively art and music scene, is a compelling venue for cultural and linguistic immersion.

Chicago Climate Change & Culture Institute (4CI)

The  Chicago Climate Change & Culture Institute is a three-week intensive study led by visiting faculty from Rice University, Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe, Professors of Anthropology and Founders of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences. 

Urban Studies

The  UChicago  Summer Urban Studies  Program  brings together the theory  and  practice of urban studies while  providing a close look at crime, policing, and mass incarceration. In this comprehensive and personal  approach, students have the opportunity to study with  leading experts in the field, gain hands-on internship  experience, and meet face-to-face with change-makers through a series of observational learning seminars in Chicago neighborhoods.