Online Courses at the University of Chicago

Faculty digital teaching and learning initiatives range from using technology to enrich classes that feature face-to-face instruction to designing and executing fully online classes, including entire courses of study for professional certificates that can be completed online. Current offerings are listed below.

Open Online Courses 

Critical Issues in Urban EducationCritical Issues in Urban Education
Offered Monthly on Coursera


Global WarmingGlobal Warming: The Science of Climate Change
Offered Monthly on Coursera


Internet GiantsInternet Giants: The Law & Economics of Media Platforms
Offered Monthly on Coursera

Understanding the BrainUnderstanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life
Offered Monthly on Coursera

Asset PricingAsset Pricing
Offered on Canvas Network


Online Courses Requiring Registration

Life of BuddhaOnline Courses through the Basic Program
The Basic Program of Liberal Education at the Graham School offers quarterly online courses in the liberal arts

Ancient TurkeyHybrid Courses through the Oriental Institute
The Oriental Institute offers courses that have simultaneous onsite and online sections

Online Offerings for UChicago Alumni

Water, WorldsCourses and Seminars on AlumniU
Three- and six-week learning opportunities are offered free of charge for UChicago Alumni each quarter

Professional Certificates with online courses of study through the Graham School

Business AnalyticsBusiness Analytics
In the Business Analytics program, students learn how to solve real-life business problems through data analysis.

Clinical Trials ManagementClinical Trials Management and Regulatory Compliance
Students develop the procedural and administrative skills necessary to lead clinical research studies.

Students learn editing skills and discuss new trends and technologies to prepare for a career in publishing.

Medical Writing and EditingMedical Writing and Editing
This program teaches students the fundamentals and best practices of medical writing and editing.


For more information about developing online courses for EdX, Coursera, AlumniU, or other platforms, please write to, or request a meeting.