The University of Illinois at Chicago

Participating Programs

Select a Program from the list above.

Required

  • General Biology with a lab
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • General Psychology
  • English Composition I & II
  • Understanding the Past
  • Understanding the Creative Arts
  • Exploring World Cultures
  • Understanding U.S. Society
  • Other Analyzing the Natural World
  • Liberal arts and Sciences Electives 13-15 hours

Note: All required coursework must be completed before entering the Health Information Management online program.

Note: Students are expected to stay in touch with their TAG Coordinator and work with their contact within the HIM program to ensure they stay on track.

Required

  • Two English composition courses equivalent to UIC ENGL 160 and ENGL 161
  • Six courses; one equivalent course in each of the following UIC General Education Core categories:
    • Analyzing the Natural World
    • Understanding the Past
    • Exploring World Cultures
    • Understanding the Individual and Society
    • Understanding U.S. Society
    • Understanding the Creative Arts

Complete equivalent courses for the following UIC courses listed below

  • MATH 121 Precalculus Mathematics
  • AH 110 Art History I
  • AH 111 Art History II

Note: Programs listed for the College of Architecture, Design, & the Arts only admit for the fall semester.

Recommended courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an equivalent course for the following UIC required major course:

  • AH 160 Trends in International Contemporary Art Since 1960

Complete equivalent courses for at least FIVE of the following UIC required major courses listed below

  • ART 101 Signifying Practices: Art and Visual Culture
  • ART 112 Introduction to Drawing
  • ART 130 Introduction to Painting + Color
  • ART 140 Introduction to Sculpture
  • ART 150 Introduction to New Media Arts
  • ART 160 Introduction to Digital Photography
  • ART 170 Introduction to Moving Image

Recommended courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an equivalent course for the following UIC required major course:

  • Foreign Language
    • Complete equivalent courses to reach proficiency at the intermediate level of language study. The intermediate level of proficiency is the equivalent of that expected of the Student who has completed four semesters of a single foreign language at the college level.

Complete equivalent courses for at least FIVE of the following UIC required major courses listed below

  • ART 101 Signifying Practices: Art and Visual Culture
  • ART 112 Introduction to Drawing
  • ART 130 Introduction to Painting + Color
  • ART 140 Introduction to Sculpture
  • ART 150 Introduction to New Media Arts
  • ART 160 Introduction to Digital Photography
  • ART 170 Introduction to Moving Image

Required

Complete equivalent courses for one of the following UIC tracks for a total of ten hours

  • Track I
    • MATH 180 Calculus I
    • MATH 181 Calculus II
  • Track II
    • MATH 125 Elementary Linear Algebra or MATH 160 Finite Mathematics
    • MATH 165 Calculus for Business
  • Track III
    • MATH 125 Elementary Linear Algebrac or MATH 160 Finite Mathematics
    • MATH 180 Calculus I

Students should take ENGL 160 and ENGL 161, AND one of the mathematics tracks as early as possible, since these courses are prerequisites for most of the business core courses. We also strongly recommend Students take ECON 120 and ECON 121 as these courses also serve as prerequisite for other Business courses and will ensure academic progress within the degree program.

Required

Complete equivalent courses for at least 60 hours of prerequisite postsecondary course work in the following two categories:

Core Requirements

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Finite Mathematics or Calculus or Business Calculus

General Education Requirements

  • Analyzing the Natural World a
  • Exploring World Cultures a
  • Understanding the Creative Arts a
  • Understanding the Individual and Society a
  • Understanding the Past a
  • Understanding U.S. Society a
  • Electives b

a An earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree from an Illinois Community College fulfills the General Education requirements, per the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

b Other Mathematics, Calculus, Statistics or quantitative analysis courses are highly recommended prerequisites that can be taken in order to satisfy the 24 hours of Elective requirements.

Required

Complete equivalent courses for one of the following UIC tracks for a total of ten hours

  • Track I
    • MATH 180 Calculus I
    • MATH 181 Calculus II
  • Track II
    • MATH 125 Elementary Linear Algebra or MATH 160 Finite Mathematics
    • MATH 165 Calculus for Business
  • Track III
    • MATH 125 Elementary Linear Algebra or MATH 160 Finite Mathematics
    • MATH 180 Calculus I

Students should take ENGL 160 and ENGL 161, AND one of the mathematics tracks as early as possible, since these courses are prerequisites for most of the business core courses. We also strongly recommend Students take ECON 120 and ECON 121 as these courses also serve as prerequisite for other Business courses and will ensure academic progress within the degree program.

Accounting Placement Exam

To be accepted as an accounting major, you need a "B" average in your Introductory Financial Accounting and Introductory Managerial Accounting Courses. If you do not maintain a "B" average, but have at least a "C" in each of those classes, you may take the Accounting Placement Examination (APE) to gain acceptance into the major. All transfer students must take the APE or repeat Actg 210 Financial and Actg 211 Managerial Accounting here at UIC.

APE Exemption Information

  • All transfer students must take the APE or repeat ACTG 210- Introductory Financial Accounting and ACTG 211- Introductory Managerial Accounting here at UIC. Both portions of the APE exam must be taken on the same test day. Please note that you may only take each part of the APE one time.
  • Students who have taken ONLY one of the classes mentioned above at their transfer institution are NOT ELIGIBLE to average out their grades (one from UIC with one from their transfer institution). You must either retake ACTG 210 or ACTG 211 here at UIC or take the corresponding section of the Accounting Placement Exam (APE) and obtain a PASS grade. Passing grades are considered as a 'B' grade (Not an 'A' grade).

Recommended Courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an equivalent course, if available, for the following UIC required major courses:

  • ACTG 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting*
  • ACTG 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting*
  • BA 200 Managerial Communication
  • IDS 270 Business Statistics I
  • MGMT 340 Introduction to Organizations
  • MKTG 360 Introduction to Marketing

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an equivalent course for the following UIC required major course:

  • Economics
    • ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON 121 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Communication
    • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Human Communication
  • Foreign Language

The College of Business Administration requires at least two years of a single foreign language in high school, with minimum grades of C, as a criterion for admission. Students who are admitted with a deficiency in this area must take two semesters of a single foreign language at the college level with minimum grades of C, or prove proficiency in a foreign language.

Additional Requirements

  • Completed at least 60 hours of prerequisite postsecondary course work with a grade of C or better
  • Maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.50/4.00 in all postsecondary course work

Additional Information

The following courses are a part of the Online BBA curriculum and will be taken at UIC within the program. Students are advised not to complete the following equivalent courses at the community college level:

  • ACTG 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACTG 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BA 200 Managerial Communication
  • IDS 200 Intro to Management Information Systems
  • IDS 270 Business Statistics I
  • MGMT 340 Introduction to Organizations
  • MKTG 360 Introduction to Marketing

A maximum of 4 substitute courses can be used should any of the courses listed above be completed upon admission.

Required

  • Two English composition courses equivalent to UIC ENGL 160 and ENGL 161
  • Six courses; one equivalent course in each of the following UIC General Education Core categories:
    • Analyzing the Natural World
    • Understanding the Past
    • Exploring World Cultures
    • Understanding the Individual and Society
    • Understanding U.S. Society
    • Understanding the Creative Arts
  • MATH 180 Calculus I
  • MATH 181 Calculus II
  • MATH 210 Calculus III

For admissions to the College of Engineering, some or all of the General Education Core courses may be substituted with suitable engineering courses, as determined in consultation with the Student’s assigned TAG Transfer Coordinator at the community college. For each such substitution, relevant Student advising documentation will be maintained by the community college.

Additional Requirements

Complete equivalent courses for the following UIC courses listed below

  • CHEM 122 & CHEM 123 General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory
  • PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics)
  • PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)

Recommended courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an equivalent course for one of the following UIC required Computer Science courses

  • CS 107 Introduction to Computing and Programming
  • CS 141 Program Design II

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an equivalent course for the following UIC required major course:

  • MATH 220 Differential Equations

Additional Requirements

Complete equivalent courses for the following UIC courses listed below

  • CHEM 122 & CHEM 123 General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory
  • PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics)
  • PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)

Recommended courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an equivalent course for one of the following UIC required Computer Science courses*

  • CS 107 Introduction to Computing and Programming
  • CS 109 C/C ++ Programming for Engineers with MatLab
  • CS 111 Program Design I
  • MCS 260 Introduction to Computer Science

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an equivalent course for the following UIC required major course:

  • MATH 220 Differential Equations

*If the equivalent course does not include significant coverage of MatLab (whether or not it articulates to CS 109 at UIC), the student will be required to take CS 110 (a 1 credit hour MatLab supplement course) at UIC.

Additional Requirements

Complete equivalent courses for one of the following UIC courses

  • CS 111 Program Design I
  • CS 107 Introduction to Computing and Programming
  • CS 109 C/C ++ Programming for Engineers with MatLab
  • MCS 260 Introduction to Computer Science

Science Electives – Ten credit hours required. Must complete at least two equivalent courses from the list below. If additional hours are necessary to complete the ten required hours, additional courses may be taken from this list, or any course that has the courses on this list as a prerequisite.

  • BIOS 100 Biology of Cells and Organisms
  • BIOS 101 Biology of Populations and Communities
  • CHEM 122 & CHEM 123 General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory
  • CHEM 124 & CHEM 125 General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory
  • EAES 101 Global Environmental Change
  • PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics)
  • PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)

Recommended courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an equivalent course for the following UIC required Computer Science foundation course listed below:

  • CS 141 Program Design II

Required

  • Two English composition courses equivalent to UIC ENGL 160 and ENGL 161
  • One course in mathematical concepts equivalent to UIC Quantitative Reasoning
  • Six courses; one equivalent course in each of the following UIC General Education Core categories:
    • Analyzing the Natural World
    • Understanding the Past
    • Exploring World Cultures
    • Understanding the Individual and Society
    • Understanding U.S. Society
    • Understanding the Creative Arts

Recommended Courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete equivalent courses in the following UIC categories for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:

  • Analyzing the Natural World – Complete an additional equivalent course, for a total of two lab courses
  • General Education Electives – Complete two additional courses chosen from any of the following UIC General Education Core categories.
    • Analyzing the Natural World
    • Understanding the Past
    • Exploring World Cultures
    • Understanding the Individual and Society
    • Understanding U.S. Society
    • Understanding the Creative Arts
  • Foreign Language

Complete equivalent foreign language courses to reach proficiency at the intermediate level of language study. The intermediate level of proficiency is the equivalent of that expected of the Student who has completed four semesters of a single foreign language at the college level.

The RN to BSN online program is a bachelor’s degree completion program. In order to be eligible for guaranteed admission through the TAG agreement, prospective applicants must satisfy the program criteria listed on this page.

Required

  • Complete general education and science prerequisites identified in the table below (totaling 57 transferable credit hours)
  • Possess an overall transferable GPA of 2.75, as well as hold a natural science transferable GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Hold an Associate’s or Applied Science Degree in Nursing
  • Hold a current RN license issued in the U.S. (must be obtained prior to enrolling in the program)
  • Submit passing TOEFL scores (international students only)

Prerequisite requirements

Nursing RN-BSN Completion program Prerequisite Requirements
Course Requirement Credit Hours
English Composition I & II 6 Hours
Chemistry 4-5 Hours
Human Anatomy 4 Hours
Human Physiology 4 Hours
Microbiology 4 Hours
Nutrition 2-3 Hours
Life Span Human Growth and Development 3 Hours
Understanding the Individual and Society 3 Hours
Understanding the Past 3 Hours
Understanding the Creative Arts 3 Hours
Exploring World Cultures 3 Hours
Understanding U.S. Society 3 Hours
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives 13-15 Hours

Additional requirements

Students are strongly encouraged to complete equivalent courses in the following UIC categories for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:

  • TAG student must submit copies of all transcripts for evaluation by the UIC RN to BSN Enrollment Advisor upon completion of the TAG participation form. The UIC RN to BSN Enrollment Advisor will conduct a transcript evaluation, at no cost, to identify outstanding prerequisite requirements and develop a pre-admission course plan for the TAG student to complete these requirements at the community college.
  • Updated unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the end of each semester to the UIC Enrollment Advisor in order to update the TAG student’s individualized pre-admission course plan.

Additional Program Information

  • The UIC College of Nursing’s RN to BSN accepts applicants on a rolling basis up through the start of the term (late-August and early-January). Meaning applications are accepted at any time the year for an upcoming term. Please contact the UIC Program Advisors for the start of term dates at info@online.uic.edu.
  • TAG students may elect to defer enrollment for up to one year after admission without consequence. TAG students who do not enroll a year after admission must re-apply to the program and pay the application fee again.
  • TAG students must notify both their community college advisors and their UIC RN to BSN Enrollment Advisor of their intent to withdraw their application.
  • Students interested in admission to the UIC Honors College must first contact the Honors College and RN-BSN Academic Advisor to determine eligibility for the program and participation requirements.

Admission

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Health program only admits for the fall semester.

Required

Two English composition courses equivalent to UIC ENGL 160 and ENGL 161

One course in mathematical concepts equivalent to UIC Quantitative Reasoning

Six courses; one equivalent course in each of the following UIC General Education Core categories:

  • Analyzing the Natural World
  • Understanding the Past
  • Exploring World Cultures
  • Understanding the Individual and Society
  • Understanding U.S. Society
  • Understanding the Creative Arts

And

  • PUBH 100 Health and the Public (Note: Course satisfies Understanding the Individual and Society or Understanding US Society)
  • PUBH 110 Public Health and Global Societies (Note: Course satisfies Exploring World Cultures or Understanding the Individual and Society)
  • PUBH 120 Public Health and the Study of Disease and Epidemics (Note: Course satisfies Analyzing the Natural World – No Lab)

Admission

Admission to Public Health – Undecided is offered during both Fall and Spring terms.

Required

Two English composition courses equivalent to UIC ENGL 160 and ENGL 161

One course in mathematical concepts equivalent to UIC Quantitative Reasoning

Six courses; one equivalent course in each of the following UIC General Education Core categories:

  • Analyzing the Natural World
  • Understanding the Past
  • Exploring World Cultures
  • Understanding the Individual and Society
  • Understanding U.S. Society
  • Understanding the Creative Arts

Note: Programs listed for the School of Public Health only admit for the fall semester.

In addition to the nine-course pattern of required courses, Students who will have completed all of the prerequisite course work are eligible for direct admission to the BA in Public Health. Admission to the BA in Public Health is only offered during the Fall term.

Students may complete equivalent courses to the following UIC courses if available at their transfer institution to enable direct admission to the BA in Public Health.

Please note: grades of B or higher are required in the prerequisite public health courses below

  • PUBH 100 Health and the Public (Note: Course satisfies Understanding the Individual and Society or Understanding US Society)
  • PUBH 110 Public Health and Global Societies (Note: Course satisfies Exploring World Cultures or Understanding the Individual and Society)
  • PUBH 120 Public Health and the Study of Disease and Epidemics (Note: Course satisfies Analyzing the Natural World – No Lab)

Recommended Courses

Foreign Language

  • Complete equivalent courses to reach proficiency at the intermediate level of language study. The intermediate level of proficiency is the equivalent of that expected of the Student who has completed four semesters of a single foreign language at the college level.

Additional Requirements

Transfer Students who will not have completed the equivalent of UIC's PUBH 100, PUBH 110, and PUBH 120 for the BA in Public Health prior to their desired term of admission may apply to the Public Health – Undecided program in the School of Public Health.

Students admitted to the Public Health – Undecided program must then successfully complete the remaining prerequisites prior to entering the BA in Public Health and beginning the major course work. Please note that completion of the public health major course work takes a minimum of two years due to major course sequencing.

Students are required to complete equivalent courses in the following UIC categories for admission to Public Health – Undecided:

General Education Core

  • Analyzing the Natural World – Complete a Biological Science course with Lab (e.g., UIC BIOS 100, 101, or 104)
  • Complete four additional courses chosen from the following UIC General Education Core categories:
    • Understanding the Past
    • Exploring World Cultures
    • Understanding the Individual and Society or Understanding US Society
    • Understanding the Creative Arts

Recommended Courses

Foreign Language

  • Complete equivalent courses to reach proficiency at the intermediate level of language study. The intermediate level of proficiency is the equivalent of that expected of the Student who has completed four semesters of a single foreign language at the college level.

Required

  • Two English composition courses equivalent to UIC ENGL 160 and ENGL 161
  • One course in economics equivalent to UIC ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics
  • Three courses; one equivalent course in each of the following UIC General Education Core categories:
    • Understanding the Creative Arts
    • Understanding the Past
    • Exploring World Cultures

Required

  • Two English composition courses equivalent to UIC ENGL 160 and ENGL 161

Additional Requirements

Complete equivalent courses for the following UIC courses listed below

  • MATH 121 Pre-calculus Mathematics
  • MATH 165 Calculus for Business
  • ECON 121 Principles of Macroeconomics

Additional Requirements

Complete equivalent courses for the following UIC courses listed below

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE (8 hours or equivalent in a single language)
  • One course in economics equivalent to UIC ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics
  • Three courses; one equivalent course in each of the following UIC General Education Core categories:
    • Understanding the Creative Arts
    • Understanding the Past
    • Exploring World Cultures