Shimer is a place to develop a breadth of knowledge in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences that is very rare in our age of specialization, yet extraordinarily useful in today’s ever-changing world.
It’s that rare place where everyone’s views are valued, where careful and caring discussion and respect for difference are the rule, not the exception.
This is our largest program, attended by full-time students, both traditional college-age and returning to school. By taking 85 credits of core courses and 40 credits of electives over four years and writing a Senior Thesis, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Humanities, Social Sciences or Natural Sciences.
Early Entrant Program
At Shimer, we accept high-school students who are ready for college before they receive their high-school degree.
B.A. to J.D.
For students interested in saving time and money, Shimer offers a program to earn both an undergraduate and law degree in six years.