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Equivalent majors may be elected with the approval of the Dean.
The nine elective majors in Group d are to be selected with the approval of the Dean.
e) Consular and Foreign Commercial Service
It will be noted that Group e requires a three-year course of study (27 Majors) in the Senior Colleges and the Graduate Schools. The nine elective majors are to be selected, with the approval of the Dean, from the following departments: Political Economy, Political Science, History, Sociology, Languages, Geology, and Geography. Throughout this course the fundamental recommendations of the United States Government have been provided for and adhered to. Students satisfactorily completing this course will be duly certified to the President of the United States.
VI. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
University College is the college through which the University of Chicago conducts afternoon, evening, and Saturday classes in college subjects for those who find it impossible or inconvenient to attend regular classes at the University quadrangles. It was formerly called "The College for Teachers," as designed chiefly for the benefit of active teachers of Chicago and vicinity. This service the college still performs, though its courses are open to all persons upon conditions similar to those in the Colleges at the quadrangles. Afternoon and Saturday classes are held in Association Building, 153 LaSalle Street. Classes are organized in other sections of the city upon application of a sufficient number of students.
1. Regular Students.—Admission to regular standing in University College is granted to the following classes of students: (a) To those who have fulfilled the requirements for admission to any one of the Junior Colleges, and have passed the entrance examinations. (b) To graduates of schools affiliated or co-operating with the University who present certificates covering fifteen units of admission requirements. (c) To teachers in the public or private schools of Chicago or vicinity who have completed a four-years course in a Chicago high school or the equivalent thereof.
2. Unclassified Students.-Persons who have not had the requisite amount of preparatory training for registration as regular students and who are not seeking degrees, are admitted as unclassified students to courses for which, in the judgment of the Dean and instructors, they are prepared. But unclassified students are expected to classify as soon as possible.
Students who have completed work in universities, colleges, and normal schools may be granted advanced standing by the University upon presentation of certificates properly executed. Probationary advanced standing is granted by the Dean on work for which students have no college statements, for entrance into courses for whose prerequisites satisfactory claims are established, with the understanding that, if the work is successfully completed, credit will be given for those prerequisite courses. Teachers and others are thus enabled to earn credit for studies privately pursued.
Candidates for Degrees.-Students intending to become candidates for any degree must comply with the conditions prescribed for regular students in the rules of the University. (See Sec. IV. THE WORK OF THE COLLEGES, pp. 113-19).
VII. THE COLLEGE OF RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
The College of Religious and Social Science was established by the Trustees of the University of Chicago co-ordinate with the (undergraduate) College of Arts and Literature, the College of Science, and the College of Commerce and Administration. It is under the general supervision of the Faculty of the Divinity School. Courses are given by members of various departments of the University named below. The Dean of the Divinity School is to be consulted by all students of the college prior to their registration. The work in the college leads to the degree of Ph.B., and all students are subject to the general regulations of the University governing candidacy for such a degree. Graduate students who are registered in the Graduate Divinity School may become candidates for D.B., A.M., or Ph.D. degrees.
The college is intended for the following classes of students: (1) Students preparing to be Y. M. C. A. secretaries, or to fill other like positions. (2) Students preparing for the work of medical missionaries, it being pre
sumed that such students will pursue first a course in this college and then a medical course. (3) Students preparing for the Christian ministry who, by reason of age or other circumstances, cannot afford the time for a separate college and divinity course. (4) Students preparing for various forms of philanthropic work, such as secretaryships of bureaus of associated charities, chaplaincies, or teaching positions in correctional institutions, etc.
The work of the College of Religious and Social Science is on the same plane as that of the other undergraduate colleges of the University. The entrance requirements are equivalent, and the amount of work required for a Bachelor's degree (four years) is the same. In accordance with the general organization of the University, the first two years of the College of Religious and Social Science constitute the Junior College, on the completion of which a certificate and the title of Associate are given and the student enters the Senior College. In each college eighteen majors are required.
The curriculum of the School is arranged, as far as possible, to accommodate the different classes of students who may be enrolled in its courses. The main difference lies between students who are planning to enter the ministry and those who are intending to enter general religious or philanthropic work. For more detailed information, see the Circular of Information of the Divinity School.
VIII. SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER AID
Admission. To one student of high rank from each of forty co-operating high schools and seven affiliated high schools an honor scholarship ($120 in tuition fees) is granted each year. Holders of honor scholarships are not required to render any service to the University.
Second-Year Honor Scholarships.-To twenty Junior College students who have shown exceptional ability in the work of the first year honor scholarships are granted for the second year (three quarters) of the undergraduate course. The following specially endowed honor scholarships are available in the first or second year:
"The Selz Scholarship," which grants full annual fees to the young woman who completes the first year with the highest standing.
"The Colby Scholarships,” which yield $200 annually, in five parts of a quarter's fees ($40) each.
"The Pillsbury Academy Scholarship," which yields $52 annually toward the fees of a graduate of Pillsbury Academy.
"The Walter D. Lowy Scholarship," which yields full annual fees ($120) and is granted to a student of high scholarship, preferably to a person of the Jewish faith.
"The Chicago Scholarship," which gives full annual fees ($120) to a Chicago student of high scholarship rank.
"The Elbert H. Shirk Scholarship," which yields the annual tuition fees of $120.
Third-Year Honor Scholarships.—To twelve Senior College students nominated by the departments for excellent work in the Junior College courses, honor scholarships are granted to cover the tuition fees of the third year.
Fourth-Year Honor Scholarships.—To a varying number of Senior College students of high scholarship and promise honor scholarships are granted to cover the last year of undergraduate work. To both third- and fourth-year students the following specially endowed scholarships are open: "The Marie J. Mergler Scholarship,” which yields annual fees ($120) to a young woman student specializing in Physiology.
"The Jacob Rosenberg Scholarship," which yields annual fees ($120) and is available for any student of high scholarship.
"The Zwinglius Grover Scholarship," endowed by the Alumnae Association of Dearborn Seminary, yields annual fees ($120) for a woman student. "The Henry C. Lytton Scholarship," which yields the annual tuition fees ($120).
"The Katherine M. White Scholarship," which yields $360 annual fees for three students of high scholarship.
"The Scammon Scholarship," which yields $20 toward the tuition fees of a student.
Graduate Scholarships.-Twenty scholarships are assigned to students who have completed with honor the work of a Senior College. Each department of the University, with the approval of the Committee on Scholarships, has the privilege of naming a student who is for that year the honor student of the Senior Colleges in that department, and to this student there is given a graduate scholarship yielding in each case a sum equal to the University fees for three quarters, provided the student continues his studies in the Graduate Schools. The assignments are made in the Spring Quarter and in no case does a scholarship continue beyond the end of the Spring Quarter next following the date of assignment.
The following specially endowed scholarships are open:
"The Talcott Scholarships," which yield the annual tuition fees of $120 for four students in the Graduate Schools.
COMPETITIVE AND PERSONALLY BESTOWED SCHOLARSHIPS Certain scholarships are bestowed either by examination or by personal appointment as follows:
"The Illinois Sons of the Revolution Scholarship," which is bestowed on a student who passes a satisfactory examination. The scholarship yields $120 in fees and $30 in cash.
"The Colonial Dames' Scholarship."-The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Illinois have provided a scholarship yielding annually the amount of $300, to be awarded to that student who, having finished the work of the Junior Colleges, shall have passed the best examination in American History. The award of this scholarship will be made on conditions to be explained by the Head of the Department of History.
"The Enos M. Barton Scholarship," endowed by Mr. Enos M. Barton, of Chicago, provides for the tuition fees of a student for three quarters ($120). It is awarded annually to an undergraduate student whose scholarship in
preparatory work and in college shall reach B or higher in every subject taken, and who shall maintain this standing subject to forfeiture. Appointments made by Mr. Barton.
"Public Speaking Scholarships" of $40 in tuition fees are granted in each of three quarters to the man and the woman who are winners in the quarterly Declamation Contests in the Junior Colleges.
"Oratorical Contest Scholarships” are granted annually as follows: The first prize, $120 in fees; the second, $80 in fees; the third, $40 in fees.
"The University Debate Scholarships" provide for the awarding of $480 in tuition fees to those successful in securing positions on the debating teams of the University.
N.B. These prize scholarships are available only for future events and may not be applied on deferred tuition bills or on notes.
OTHER FORMS OF AID
General scholarships.—A limited number of scholarships which require their holders to render service (usually two hours daily in one of the libraries) are granted to students of good scholarship who need financial aid.
University service.— A certain number of positions in the service of the University are filled by student helpers who are paid, usually in part but occasionally in full, the amount of their tuition fees for the service rendered. Members of the University Choir and Band receive concessions in their fees proportioned to the amount and quality of the service they render. Students may also secure free table board by serving as waiters in the University Commons.
The Students' Fund Society.-From a fund created by friends of the University loans are made to many students of worth and promise, who need temporary aid. This fund is limited and is usually exhausted early in the academic year.
Outside employment.—The University maintains an Employment Bureau through which many kinds of work are found for students who are compelled to depend in whole or in part upon their own resources.
A special circular entitled Assistance to Students will be sent on request. It gives details concerning all the forms of aid, routine of application, etc.
IX. THE GRADUATE SCHOOLS
ORGANIZATION AND ADMISSION
Two Graduate Schools are now organized: the Graduate School of Arts and Literature, and the Ogden (Graduate) School of Science. (See also Law School, and Courses in Medicine.)
Admission to the Graduate Schools of the University will be granted: 1. To those who have been graduated from the Colleges of the University of Chicago.