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 Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Public Policy Analysis, 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 2019 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
African Studies 2 2 100% 0 %
Anthropology 20 12 60% 8 40%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 10 6 60% 4 40%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 148 85 57% 63 43%
Chemistry, General 23 8 35% 15 65%
Chemistry, Other 20 7 35% 13 65%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 16 11 69% 5 31%
Comparative Literature 4 3 75% 1 25%
Computer Science 64 18 28% 46 72%
Counseling Psychology 25 23 92% 2 8%
Directing and Theatrical Production 8 4 50% 4 50%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 7 3 43% 4 57%
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 315 114 36% 201 64%
English Language and Literature, General 55 38 69% 17 31%
Environmental Studies 15 9 60% 6 40%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 6 6 100% 0 %
Experimental Psychology 46 31 67% 15 33%
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 14 8 57% 6 43%
Geography 9 4 44% 5 56%
Geophysics and Seismology 11 6 55% 5 45%
German Language and Literature 2 0 % 2 100%
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 4 3 75% 1 25%
History, General 48 24 50% 24 50%
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 3 1 33% 2 67%
International Relations and Affairs 20 13 65% 7 35%
Jewish/Judaic Studies 1 1 100% 0 %
Latin American Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 7 5 71% 2 29%
Linguistics 13 9 69% 4 31%
Mathematics, General 132 28 21% 104 79%
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 10 6 60% 4 40%
Music, General 3 0 % 3 100%
Philosophy 27 12 44% 15 56%
Physics, General 57 16 28% 41 72%
Political Science and Government, General 106 43 41% 63 59%
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 1 1 100% 0 %
Public Policy Analysis, General 75 41 55% 34 45%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 4 3 75% 1 25%
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2 2 100% 0 %
Social Sciences, Other 13 8 62% 5 38%
Sociology 13 8 62% 5 38%
Statistics, General 25 7 28% 18 72%
Theology/Theological Studies 3 1 33% 2 67%
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 8 3 38% 5 63%
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