Shimer College - Bachelor's Degree

Shimer College is an American Great Books college in Chicago, Illinois. The school became affiliated with the University of Chicago and was renamed the Frances Shimer Academy in 1896.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,254

School Description

The academic program in Shimer College is based on a core curriculum of sixteen required courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. All courses are small seminars with no more than twelve students, and are based on original sources from a list of about 200 core texts broadly based on the Great Books canon. Classroom instruction is Socratic discussion. Considerable writing is required, including two comprehensive examinations and a senior thesis. Shimer has one of the highest alumni doctorate rates in the country.

Bachelor Programs

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Drama

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literature; dramatic styles; and the analysis of theatre plays. Students are also offered performance-focused courses in acting, musical theatre, costume design and stage management.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    History

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Humanities

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Music

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Psychology

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Science

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Social Sciences

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 3424 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616, United States

    Theology

    USD 29,876 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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    Established in 1853

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    Shimer has one of the highest rates of doctoral candidates in the U.S.

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