Minoring Outside Your College

Although UIC’s colleges do not require students to complete minors, you may elect to complete a minor while pursuing your undergraduate degree. If you are pursuing a minor offered within your college, please follow the procedures your college requires.

If you want to pursue a minor that is offered outside your college, then you need to follow the Procedure for Declaring a Minor Outside Your College to officially declare the minor.

Each academic college and minor department has its own specific requirements, deadlines and application processes. Specific requirements for each minor can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog at: http://catalog.uic.edu/ucat/degree-programs/degree-minors/. Please work with the minor advisor to ensure you’re meeting all of the minor requirements (residency, GPA, etc.) specified in the catalog.

Procedure for Declaring a Minor Outside Your College

Instructions for how to apply/declare a minor outside your college:

  1. Receive preliminary approval from your college: Complete the Minor Declaration Form – print and take this form to your college academic advisor for approval/signature.
  2. Request minor: Once you’ve obtained the signature of your college academic advisor, please locate the minor you are pursuing in the chart below and follow the directions under the “How to apply after receiving home College approval section.”
  3. Approval/Denial of minor request by minor College/department: Once you’ve submitted your request for the minor, consult with your minor department regarding the status of your acceptance into the minor.

Find Your Minor

Minor Name Deadline Instructions for Applying: For more information about the minor, please contact/visit:
African American Studies Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Anthropology Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Architectural Studies Forthcoming Forthcoming Forthcoming
Art Forthcoming Forthcoming http://go.uic.edu/bfaartminor
Art History Forthcoming Forthcoming http://go.uic.edu/arthistoryminor
Asian American Studies Visit the department offering the minor OR the LAS Academic Advising Center 3rd Floor University Hall, 601 South Morgan Street http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Bioengineering 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
Biological Studies Must meet with minor academic advisor; email biosciadvising@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Business Administration http://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo http://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo
Business Analytics http://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo http://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo
Business Operations http://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo http://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo
Chemical Engineering 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
Chemistry Must meet with minor academic advisor; email gkeller1@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Chinese Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Civil Engineering 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
Classical Studies Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Communication Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Computer Engineering 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
Computer Science 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
Criminology, Law, and Justice Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Disability and Human Development Applications accepted throughout the academic year. Complete the online minor request form at the following link:  http://ahs.uic.edu/disability-human-development/admissions-and-programs/minor-in-disability-and-human-development/ http://go.uic.edu/dhdminorinfo
Earth and Environmental Studies Must meet with minor academic advisor; email gkeller1@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Economics Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Electrical Engineering 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
English Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Environmental Engineering 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
Finance Forthcoming http://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo http://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo
French and Francophone Stuidies Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Gender and Women’s Studies Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Geographic Information Systems Applications accepted throughout the academic year. Students complete the minor request form and email to cuppa_students@uic.edu http://go.uic.edu/gisminorinfo
Geography Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Germanic Studies Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Global Asian Studies Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH), or email guevarra@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
History Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Human and Captial Labor Markets Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Industrial Engineering 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
International Studies Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
International Studies (Engineering) 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
Italian and Italian American Studies Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Kinesiology Applications are accepted for the first 7 weeks of the fall and spring semesters Complete the online minor request form at the following link: http://ahs.uic.edu/kinesiology-nutrition/admissions-and-programs/minor-in-kinesiology/ http://go.uic.edu/kinesiologyminorinfo
Latin American and Latino Studies Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Law and Society Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Linguistics Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Management and Information Systems Forthcoming http://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo http://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo
Materials Engineering 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
Mathematics Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH), or email fdiaz4@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Mathematics and Computer Science Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH), or email fdiaz4@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Mechanical Engineering 1st week of Fall and Spring. 2nd day of Summer term. Visit the College of Engineering Academic Resource Center at 851 South Morgan, 107 SEO to request to minor. Contact Elena Diaz (ddiaz2@uic.edu)
Moving Image Arts Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Museum and Exhibition Studies Forthcoming Forthcoming http://go.uic.edu/museminorinfo
Music Forthcoming Forthcoming http://go.uic.edu/theatreandmusticminorinfo
Nutrition Applications are accepted for the first 7 weeks of the fall and spring semesters Complete the online minor request form at the following link: http://ahs.uic.edu/kinesiology-nutrition/admissions-and-programs/minor-in-nutrition/ http://go.uic.edu/nutritionminorinfo
Philosophy Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Physics Must meet with minor academic advisor; email gkeller1@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Polish Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Political Science Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Professional Writing Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Psychology Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Public Policy Applications accepted throughout the academic year. Students complete the minor request form and email to cuppa_students@uic.edu http://go.uic.edu/paminorinfo 
Religious Studies Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Russian Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Social Justice Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Sociology Visit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Spanish Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising (Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 1728 UH), or email senobbe@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit. http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Sustainable Cities Applications accepted throughout the academic year. Students complete the minor request form and email to cuppa_students@uic.edu http://go.uic.edu/sustainablecitiesminorinfo
Teaching of English Must meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UH http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Theater Forthcoming Forthcoming http://go.uic.edu/theatreandmusticminorinfo
Urban Studies Applications accepted throughout the academic year. Students complete the minor request form and email to cuppa_students@uic.edu http://go.uic.edu/urbantudiesminorinfo