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The University of Illinois Chicago offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in the arts, business, humanities, the sciences, technology, health care, law, and urban planning and public administration. In Fall 2023, the 16 colleges offer:

  • 94 bachelor’s degrees and 84 undergraduate minors
  • 102 master’s degrees
  • 63 doctoral degrees
  • 76 certificates

As the University of Illinois Board of Trustees has delegated oversight of the curriculum to the faculty, curriculum development at UIC is largely conducted through a robust process of self-governance, in accordance with policies issued by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Engaging representatives from multiple levels of governance allows for a thorough review of academic program proposals. As this process is iterative in nature, the proposal may be modified at any stage of the process in response to feedback from stakeholders at each governance level.

The Office of Academic Programs (AP) oversees this multi-layered approval process to ensure that academic programs meet the levels of rigor required for a postsecondary institution and that requirements are appropriate for each program awarded.

Use the links on this page to learn about academic programs at UIC, including how to establish, revise, and eliminate degrees, concentrations, certificates, minors, and course subjects. Please note that revisions include changes to program requirements, as well as requests to reorganize programs (e.g., rename, consolidate, transfer).

For assistance with program-related questions, please contact Dana Wright.