We’re serious when we say that your professors will remember your name. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1.
Professors are accessible and serve as mentors and advisors. They offer motivated students research opportunities that are rarely found at the undergraduate level. Ninety-eight percent of professors have PhDs from top universities.
Our average class size is 19—intentionally. We like to keep things small so you can learn more.
We offer 200+ study abroad programs in 70 countries. More than a third of our students study off-campus.
You can declare up to two majors and one minor, or one major and two minors and still graduate in four years.
You can do up to three for-credit internships and still graduate in four years. Our curriculum is built for it!
Majors and Minors
- African American Studies
- American Studies
- Area Studies
- Asian Studies
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Cinema Studies*
- Classical Studies*
- Computer Science
- Digital Media Design*
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation*
- Environmental Studies
- Ethics Center**
- First-Year Studies**
- Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies*
- International Relations
- Islamic World Studies*
- Latin American Studies
- Legal Studies*
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies*
- Modern Languages and Literatures
- Museum Studies*
- Music Education
- Print and Digital Publishing*
- Self-Designed Major
- Social Justice*
- Sociology and Anthropology
- Urban Studies*
- International Studies
- Three-year degree options
- Health (medicine, dentistry, veterinary, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, and public health)
*indicates minor only
**indicates special area of study
Opportunities for hands-on experience are abundant here. You can study abroad, get an internship in nearby Chicago, or conduct original research with a professor (and possibly get published in academic journals, as some of our students do).