University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at University of Illinois, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. University of Illinois accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, University of Illinois does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 85% of students who start college at University of Illinois graduate within six years.
University of Illinois offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: University of Illinois may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
University of Illinois has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with University of Illinois directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, University of Illinois students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at University of Illinois.
Student Designed Majors
University of Illinois allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
University of Illinois does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at University of Illinois
University of Illinois offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ University of Illinois offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ University of Illinois has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ University of Illinois offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ University of Illinois offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ University of Illinois studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the University Library and there are 20 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
University of Illinois offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does University of Illinois have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
University of Illinois has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at University of Illinois include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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