UChicago has 51 academic majors available to students in five divisions: Biological Sciences Collegiate Division, the Physical Sciences Collegiate Division, the Social Sciences Collegiate Division, the Humanities Collegiate Division, and the New Collegiate Division. They also offer 33 minors. Many students go towards Economics, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, Political Science and Government, General.

The university is well known for their 15 required general education courses, or Common Core. They also require students to be proficient in at least one foreign language. All core courses are limited to only seventeen students with a professor, allowing for small discussion classes. Students should note that undergraduate classes are considered to have demanding standards with a heavy workload.

Top Majors and Programs - Most Popular Degrees in 2018 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
African Studies 5 5 100% 0 %
Anthropology 25 17 68% 8 32%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 14 10 71% 4 29%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 155 88 57% 67 43%
Chemistry, General 31 15 48% 16 52%
Chemistry, Other 11 2 18% 9 82%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 7 4 57% 3 43%
Comparative Literature 5 4 80% 1 20%
Computer Science 48 13 27% 35 73%
Counseling Psychology 24 19 79% 5 21%
Directing and Theatrical Production 11 8 73% 3 27%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 12 10 83% 2 17%
Economics, General 313 105 34% 208 66%
English Language and Literature, General 56 38 68% 18 32%
Environmental Studies 20 14 70% 6 30%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 7 5 71% 2 29%
Experimental Psychology 54 38 70% 16 30%
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 10 3 30% 7 70%
Geography 6 2 33% 4 67%
Geophysics and Seismology 9 4 44% 5 56%
German Language and Literature 4 1 25% 3 75%
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 10 8 80% 2 20%
History, General 50 20 40% 30 60%
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 9 7 78% 2 22%
International Relations and Affairs 37 26 70% 11 30%
Latin American Studies 2 1 50% 1 50%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 8 5 63% 3 38%
Linguistics 18 9 50% 9 50%
Mathematics, General 109 21 19% 88 81%
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 6 1 17% 5 83%
Music, General 7 3 43% 4 57%
Philosophy 43 8 19% 35 81%
Physics, General 74 18 24% 56 76%
Political Science and Government, General 84 42 50% 42 50%
Public Policy Analysis, General 88 48 55% 40 45%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 9 7 78% 2 22%
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5 5 100% 0 %
Social Sciences, Other 14 10 71% 4 29%
Sociology 34 25 74% 9 26%
Statistics, General 18 4 22% 14 78%
Theology/Theological Studies 3 2 67% 1 33%
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 10 8 80% 2 20%
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