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2013–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

Important Note: This is the archived version of the 2013–2015 Undergraduate Catalog. The information on these pages was archived on August 6, 2013 and will not be updated as requirement and/or program changes are approved. Please see for the most up-to-date requirements.

How to Use the Online Catalog

The online catalog is a record of the 20132015 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 under Degree Programs and Planning.

The archived versions of the 2011–2013 Undergraduate Catalog, 2009–2011 Undergraduate Catalog, 2007–2009 Undergraduate Catalog, 20052007 Undergraduate Catalog, and 2003–2005 Undergraduate Catalog are available under the Links menu.

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

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

Degree Programs

The Degree Programs and Planning 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 & 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. A list of rubrics may be found at the beginning of the Course Descriptions section.

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.


The Links section lists additional documents and websites that are useful in the academic planning process.