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 NameDeadlineInstructions for Applying:For more information about the minor, please contact/visit:
African American StudiesMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
AnthropologyVisit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Architectural StudiesForthcomingForthcomingForthcoming
ArtForthcomingForthcominghttp://go.uic.edu/bfaartminor
Art HistoryForthcomingForthcominghttp://go.uic.edu/arthistoryminor
Asian American StudiesVisit the department offering the minor OR the LAS Academic Advising Center 3rd Floor University Hall, 601 South Morgan Streethttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Bioengineering1st 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 StudiesMust meet with minor academic advisor; email biosciadvising@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit.http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Business Administrationhttp://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfohttp://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo
Business Analyticshttp://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfohttp://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo
Business Operationshttp://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfohttp://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo
Chemical Engineering1st 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)
ChemistryMust meet with minor academic advisor; email gkeller1@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit.http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
ChineseMust 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 Engineering1st 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 StudiesMust 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
CommunicationVisit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Computer Engineering1st 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 Science1st 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 JusticeVisit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Disability and Human DevelopmentApplications 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 StudiesMust meet with minor academic advisor; email gkeller1@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit.http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
EconomicsMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Electrical Engineering1st 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)
EnglishMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Environmental Engineering1st 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)
FinanceForthcominghttp://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfohttp://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo
French and Francophone StuidiesMust 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 StudiesMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Geographic Information SystemsApplications accepted throughout the academic year.Students complete the minor request form and email to cuppa_students@uic.eduhttp://go.uic.edu/gisminorinfo
GeographyVisit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Germanic StudiesMust 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 StudiesVisit 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
HistoryMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Human and Captial Labor MarketsMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Industrial Engineering1st 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 StudiesMust 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 StudiesMust 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
KinesiologyApplications are accepted for the first 7 weeks of the fall and spring semestersComplete 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 StudiesMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Law and SocietyVisit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
LinguisticsMust 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 SystemsForthcominghttp://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfohttp://go.uic.edu/cbaminorinfo
Materials Engineering1st 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)
MathematicsVisit 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 ScienceVisit 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 Engineering1st 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 ArtsMust 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 StudiesForthcomingForthcominghttp://go.uic.edu/museminorinfo
MusicForthcomingForthcominghttp://go.uic.edu/theatreandmusticminorinfo
NutritionApplications are accepted for the first 7 weeks of the fall and spring semestersComplete 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
PhilosophyMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
PhysicsMust meet with minor academic advisor; email gkeller1@uic.edu to schedule an advising visit.http://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
PolishMust 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 ScienceVisit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Professional WritingMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
PsychologyVisit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
Public PolicyApplications accepted throughout the academic year.Students complete the minor request form and email to cuppa_students@uic.eduhttp://go.uic.edu/paminorinfo 
Religious StudiesMust 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
RussianMust 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 JusticeMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
SociologyVisit the LAS Academic Advising Center, Reception Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 3rd floor, UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
SpanishMust 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 CitiesApplications accepted throughout the academic year.Students complete the minor request form and email to cuppa_students@uic.eduhttp://go.uic.edu/sustainablecitiesminorinfo
Teaching of EnglishMust meet with minor academic advisor; visit walk-in advising: Tuesdays, 8:30-11:30am, 1-4pm; 807 UHhttp://go.uic.edu/lasminorinfo
TheaterForthcomingForthcominghttp://go.uic.edu/theatreandmusticminorinfo
Urban StudiesApplications accepted throughout the academic year.Students complete the minor request form and email to cuppa_students@uic.eduhttp://go.uic.edu/urbantudiesminorinfo