The University of Chicago extends its dedication to vigorous inquiry into ideas that matter through noncredit courses in the humanities, arts, and sciences for adults. We aim to provide the foundational liberal arts education to professionals to elevate their understanding of how people, life, and the world work in hopes of creating a truly T-shaped professional. We invite you to become a part of our community, joining a tradition of conversations distinguished by a commitment to critical thinking and the well-being of our common life.
What is A T-Shaped Professional?
A T-Shaped professional is one that has both in-depth knowledge within a particular field (often a technical expertise) as well as a wide breadth of knowledge about many various fields ranging from literature, the arts, history, politics, and writing.
All adults are welcome to register for our open enrollment courses in the liberal arts. No application process or current student status is required. Open enrollment courses offer the flexibility of selecting new courses each quarter as your schedule and interests dictate—an à la carte educational experience.
About the Courses
Our noncredit courses and events in the liberal arts take place in downtown Chicago at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center (with a few exceptions) on weekday mornings and evenings as well as on weekends, and are available in a variety of formats, including:
- Free lectures
- Daylong seminars
- Weekend events
- 4-week courses
- 8-week courses