Programs of Study

Consistently ranked among the top ten social science research universities in the world, the Division of the Social Sciences is at the vanguard of inquiry and impact. The Division offers Doctoral degrees in ten programs, Masters in three, and opportunities for joint degrees with other University of Chicago divisions and professional schools.

Undergraduates and the Social Sciences

Undergraduates at the University of Chicago apply to and receive admission from the College.  As part of the Core and through their Major and Minor programs, their interaction with the Division’s distinguished faculty is a cornerstone of their UChicago experience. 

The Division, in concert with the College, offers BA/MA opportunities for undergraduates, and Division faculty offer a host of research positions for undergraduates throughout the academic year to more closely engage them in the core mission of the institution.