Undergraduate Catalog

How to Use the Online Catalog

The online catalog is a record of the 2015–2017 academic years. It is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Faculty assignments and programs listed are subject to change, and individual departments and units should be consulted for further information. Courses are not necessarily offered each term or each year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding regularity of course offerings.

The online catalog includes a comprehensive list of Degree Programs and Minors by college. This list is a useful tool for exploring and understanding UIC's undergraduate academic programs and requirements.

The online catalog is updated regularly as degree programs, courses, and requirements change. A list of program and requirement changes is located on the Program Changes and Updates page.

The archived versions of the 2015–2017 Undergraduate Catalog and older catalogs are available in the Archive and Links section.

The online catalog is an academic planning tool for undergraduate students. The online catalog is divided into six major sections:

Each section of the online catalog provides information necessary for the academic planning process. A brief description of each section is provided below.

The University

The University section provides a helpful overview of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Admissions, Registration, and Finances

The Admissions, Registration, and Finances section covers undergraduate admissions, enrollment and registration procedures, tuition and fees, and financial aid.

Degree Programs and Requirements

The Degree Programs and Requirements section lists all degree programs and minors available to undergraduate students. It also includes information on program and requirement changes, University degree requirements, grading, advising, and graduation. These topics help students define academic standards and track their progress toward degree completion.

Colleges and Departments

The Colleges and Departments section describes all of UIC’s undergraduate degree programs and their requirements in detail. Students use this section of the catalog to ensure that they understand and meet all requirements for their degree program.

Course Descriptions

The Course Descriptions section lists all the undergraduate courses at UIC. The course descriptions are arranged alphabetically by subject area. Each course description includes a rubric (subject area abbreviation), course number, course title, semester hours, prerequisites (if any), and course content.

The catalog includes all undergraduate courses at UIC. However, not all courses are offered during a given semester. To determine which courses are being offered, students should consult the Schedule of Classes through my.UIC before registration begins.

Archive and Links

The Archive and Links section lists links to archived versions of catalogs and additional documents and websites that are useful in the academic planning process.