First Year Electives


The elective requirement for Academic Year 2020-21 has been modified.  One required Scholarly Selective is to be completed in the spring quarter.

Students can choose one of 5 remote, track based Scholarship & Discovery selectives:

SRP Prep course remains a requirement for those enrolled in Summer Research Program.

Scholars in Oncology-Associated Research (SOAR) Spring Seminar Series 

Content-focused electives uncredited.

Optional (but encouraged) remote career exploration.

  • Go to to browse courses in other divisions. 
  • While students are able to take courses in another division, either an email confirmation from the instructor or an add/drop form signed by the instructor will be needed to be brought to Maureen Okonski, BSLC 104Q, to have the course count towards the Spring Elective Requirement.   Please note for AY 20-21: courses taken in other divisions will not count toward Spring Elective Requirement.
  • Please check with the division offering the course to ensure the course is open to students outside their division. Please be aware that many courses have time requirements that are not conducive to your Pritzker schedule.
  • Registering for business school courses: Chicago Booth School of Business.  This is an updated resource for Non-Booth students taking Booth courses: the newly-revised and updated FAQ section of our website: The FAQ has been updated and expanded to include answers to the most commonly-asked questions from Non-Booth students about taking courses at Booth and now includes sections on prerequisites and faculty permission, registration, and access to online materials, as well as sections specifically for graduating students.  Questions can be sent to:


  • SOAR - required
  • S&D selective - optional
  • Anything else - optional
  • SRP Prep - required
  • S&D selective - required
  • Anything else - optional
  • Likely yes, depending on the number of SOAR students

Course selection will be randomized so there is no need to be the first to submit course selection.

Depending on the open seats and prerequisites, you can take a course in another division (see above for further details.)  Please note for AY 20-21: courses taken in other divisions will not count toward Spring Elective Requirement. Content-focused electives will be uncredited.  Please consider that due to the workload required of the medical school curriculum, the time commitment to one of these courses generally makes it unfeasible.