Welcome, Big Brains Listeners!

You're familiar with the pivotal breakthroughs taking place at the University of Chicago. Now, you have an opportunity to join the rigorous inquiry here through in-person and virtual offerings designed for ambitious lifelong learners.

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Learn more below about four opportunities to participate in the University of Chicago's vibrant intellectual community.

Master of Liberal Arts

Study across disciplines, grow intellectually, and advance professionally in this rigorous graduate program taught by eminent University of Chicago faculty.

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Basic Program

Immerse yourself in this rigorous, four-year liberal arts curriculum that draws on the University of Chicago’s strong Socratic tradition.

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Open Enrollment

Explore literature, history, philosophy, art, science, and writing through these non-credit courses taught by instructors who encourage deep inquiry, camaraderie, and the joy of learning.

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Annual Programs

Join us each year for these special opportunities to study abroad, deepen your understanding of Chicago, learn about the future of museum publishing, complete a foundational course in the liberal arts, and explore cutting-edge scientific research.

Fortnight in Oxford

Know Your Chicago

National Museum Publishing Seminar

The Residential Seminar

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