About Personal Development

Experience the educational excellence of Rice University through a broad variety of short, convenient, non-credit courses.

Experience lifelong learning driven by your fascinations. Explore history, science, music, current events, creative writing, photography, studio art, meditation and many other subjects in our short, non-credit courses. Our dynamic catalog features many new classes each semester, highlighting some of the most intriguing topics being explored on campus, in our city and around the world. Taught by outstanding Rice University faculty and community experts, our classes are held on Rice’s beautiful campus. Courses are conveniently offered during the day and evening. Most have no prerequisites and are open to all adults. Join our welcoming community of learners and embrace Rice University’s “unconventional wisdom.

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