The University of Illinois at Chicago

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About UIC

Why Study at UIC

Did you know? 50+ languages are spoken on campus. No matter where you’re from, you’ll feel at home at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Here are just some of the reasons why international students like you choose UIC.

Chicago: Life in the fast-paced city

Looking for excitement? Chicago is the third largest U.S. city, full of American culture, international food and professional opportunities.

  • Nearly 3 million people live in Chicago.
  • Ranked #7 in the 2014 Global Cities Index.
  • Home to more than 7,000 restaurants, 550 parks and 200 museums.
  • International center for technology, finance, business and more.
  • O’Hare International Airport is the second busiest in the world.
  • Located in the middle of the U.S., for easy travel around the country.

Academics: UIC is the smart choice

UIC is the only public research university in the city. From the classroom to the lab, you’ll have every opportunity to learn, innovate and succeed.

  • Ranked one of the top 250 universities in the world.*
  • Innovative research in computer science, bioengineering, education and more.
  • 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, for smaller class sizes.
  • 29,000 students, including undergraduate, graduate and professionals.
  • 84 undergraduate degrees to choose from.
  • A UIC degree has a value of nearly $400,000 USD over 20 years.

Campus: Student life worth living

A modern campus in a thrilling city. Hundreds of student clubs and organizations. Convenient transportation around campus and Chicago. This is UIC.

  • Named one of the most diverse campuses in the U.S.
  • Fun events, including cultural fairs, concerts and festivals.
  • Urban yet green, with 5,000+ trees and 800 bike racks on campus.
  • 20 top-tier Division I sports programs for men and women.
  • 25 recreation leagues, from sports to martial arts to dance.
  • Free evening transportation service around campus.

84 degrees, including the one for you

At UIC, you can major in anything from accounting to chemistry to public health. Whatever you study, you’ll do it at one of the top universities in the U.S.

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Biological and Biomedical Science

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Biological Sciences majors study living systems. [+]

Biological and Biomedical Science Biological Sciences majors study living systems. Students and faculty pursue diverse programs of study, including, but not limited to, biochemistry, botany, cell biology, development, ecology, environmental sciences, ethology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, morphology, neuroscience, paleontology, photosynthesis, physiology (animal, microbial, and plant), and population biology. Students completing a baccalaureate degree in Biological Sciences are prepared for a wide variety of careers, including jobs in health, veterinary or pharmaceutical sciences, research, education, regulatory policy, conservation, and agriculture. The Department of Biological Sciences offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a Major in Biological Sciences. A Minor in Biological Sciences is also offered. [-]

Computer Science: Software Engineering

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Computer Science is an extremely rich and diverse discipline. At one end of the spectrum, computer science may be viewed as the formal study of what can be computed and what resources are required for computation. At the other end of the spectrum, computer science may be seen as the application of human resources, software and of course, computers to solve computational problems relating to society's and individuals' needs. [+]

Computer Science: Software Engineering Computer Science is an extremely rich and diverse discipline. At one end of the spectrum, computer science may be viewed as the formal study of what can be computed and what resources are required for computation. At the other end of the spectrum, computer science may be seen as the application of human resources, software and of course, computers to solve computational problems relating to society's and individuals' needs. A well-trained computer scientist requires a knowledge of both ends of this spectrum--and several points in between. The Computer Science curriculum in the Department of Computer Science is intended to provide that broad background. Along with a strong theoretical component, our program places special emphasis on the development of applied skills in design, implementation and validation of computer systems. In our experience, industry and graduate programs alike value--above all--people who can solve real problems, and who come prepared to use the tools of their trade. All students acquire a common background in the fundamental areas of computer science: computer systems, organization and architecture, algorithms and data structures, principles of software design, elements of the theory of computation, and operating systems. In addition, students obtain specialized backgrounds through the selection of five technical elective courses in Computer Science. Required and elective courses in the sciences and mathematics, along with additional courses in writing, humanities, social sciences and the arts give students the opportunity to expand their horizons and to prepare for multi disciplinary careers. There are very few areas in modern society untouched by Computer Science. Computer science is present in everything from health care, telecommunications and entertainment, to transportation, education and defense. The result of this diversity is that a computer scientist must be capable of working with people outside his or her field. In support of this, the Computer Science program provides its students with a well-rounded education requiring significant course work outside the Department of Computer Science, placing a strong emphasis on writing and communication skills. Software Engineering Concentration The Software Engineering Concentration emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed to begin a professional practice in software engineering. The concentration continues to cover in depth the fundamental areas of computer science, including programming, data structures, discrete mathematics, algorithms, formal languages, computer architecture, and operating systems. In addition the concentration focuses on key topics of software engineering practice such as software cost estimation, large-scale software development, and risk management. [-]

Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical engineering is essential to a wide range of activities that include the design, development, manufacture, management, and control of engineering systems, subsystems, and their components. Typically mechanical engineers are employed in a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, power, aerospace, automotive, materials, and processing industries. [+]

BS in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineering is essential to a wide range of activities that include the design, development, manufacture, management, and control of engineering systems, subsystems, and their components. Typically mechanical engineers are employed in a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, power, aerospace, automotive, materials, and processing industries. As a result of the recent rapid expansion of technology, mechanical engineers also have become increasingly involved in computer-aided design and visualization; robotics; bioengineering; environmental engineering; solar, wind, and ocean energy sources; and space exploration. The breadth of the field provides the graduate with many possibilities for a satisfying career. The program has been developed to provide students with a broad base on which to build a successful mechanical engineering career. Courses are offered in the mechanical design and thermal fluid science fields. Topics covered in mechanical design include kinematics, mechanisms, stress analysis, dynamic systems, material properties, CAD/CAM, dynamics, vibrations, mechatronics, microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMS), and control theory. Courses offered in the thermal fluid sciences include thermodynamics, heat transfer, and combustion. These courses provide a basis for all types of power applications, including internal combustion engines, nuclear reactors, heating systems, refrigeration systems, and solar power. The program also emphasizes computer applications, professional ethics, communication skills, ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, awareness of broad education, lifelong learning, and contemporary issues. [-]

Psychology

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Students interested in an education that emphasizes an understanding of human behavior should consider a major in psychology. Psychology as a major/minor can lead to a broad range of career possibilities. An education that focuses on behavior principles is valuable for anyone whose future involves interacting with others. [+]

Psychology Students interested in an education that emphasizes an understanding of human behavior should consider a major in psychology. Psychology as a major/minor can lead to a broad range of career possibilities. An education that focuses on behavior principles is valuable for anyone whose future involves interacting with others. Psychologists pursue careers in such areas as clinical services, health services, business, industry, testing, education, and behavioral research. There are plenty of career opportunities for students with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, particularly in the areas of social work, healthcare, business, and human resources. Career opportunities in some specializations may require a master’s degree, while career opportunities in others require a doctorate. Therefore, students should take time to examine their own interests, values, and goals in addition to job requirements and career options in their area of interest before embarking on an educational journey in psychology. The Department of Psychology offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology. A student has the option of completing a General or Applied Psychology concentration. Students may graduate with departmental distinction in either program. Both concentrations require students to take an introductory course in psychology, as well as courses in research methods and statistics. The General Psychology concentration is appropriate for students who want to emphasize psychology within the context of a general liberal arts education. This concentration provides students with a strong base of knowledge for understanding the theories and scientific method of psychology. Many students choose this concentration when they are considering continuing their education beyond the bachelor’s level, but students go to graduate school from either concentration. The Applied Psychology concentration is designed to give a student not only a strong base in the core curriculum of psychology, but also an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field. Students in the Applied Psychology concentration take an additional 8 credit hours as described on the Applied Psychology Concentration page. Students may graduate with Distinction, High Distinction, or Highest Distinction in either the Applied or General concentrations. Students who are considering attending graduate school should consider following the program for majoring with Distinction, High Distinction, or Highest Distinction. See below for details. [-]

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Business Management, Marketing, Related support services

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Interested in a career directing and motivating others? Our faculty of experienced managers brings you real-world knowledge at a campus in the heart of Chicago, an international business city. [+]

Business Management, Marketing, Related support services The UIC College of Business Administration transforms your potential into career success, with the proven skills to become leaders in today’s global economy. The college focuses on the core disciplines of accounting, finance, information management, marketing and management. Bachelor of Science in Management A career in management is a career in leadership. Interested in a career directing and motivating others? Our faculty of experienced managers brings you real-world knowledge at a campus in the heart of Chicago, an international business city. Management students enjoy special access to executives from across the Chicago business community, as well as practical learning opportunities grounded in critical and analytical approaches to organizational dynamics and human resources. Curriculum The Bachelor of Science in Management from UIC Business will equip you with the necessary skills to successfully lead and manage people and organizations. With a varied curriculum encompassing human resource management, strategic management, leadership, managerial skills and managerial logistics, you’ll gain the skills to excel in and lead teams, negotiate conflict and develop strategy to help a business succeed. Management students can opt for a concentration in human resource management, leadership and managerial skills, strategic management or managerial logistics. Program Outcomes With a degree in management from UIC Business, you’ll learn to: Develop personal leadership skills Manage and motivate people at work Apply management principles to business problems Employ conflict resolution skills within the workplace Recognize how global factors influence decision-making Understand how social responsibility relates to business Identify efficient distribution channels Analyze the competitive position of a company [-]

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