Registration Information For Spring 2017


Major Registration Restriction
Students in Physics, Teaching of Physics, Teaching of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Biological Sciences, and Earth and Environmental Sciences majors may register for 300- and 400-level BIOS classes. All other students, including science minors and students who have recently declared any of the above listed majors, are restricted from registering for all 300-400 level BIOS courses. 

Non-science majors who wish to register for 300- and 400-level BIOS courses (including pre-health students and non-LAS students) will need departmental approval. Students may request approval to register for these courses beginning on November 17, 2016. Do NOT contact the Biological Sciences department requesting an override prior to this date. To request an override, email your name, UIN, and the course for which you need approval to biosciadvising@uic.edu.

There are no restriction holds on 300-400 level BIOS courses during summer semester. So ANY student, regardless of major or college, may register for 300-400 level BIOS courses in summer semester without needing approval from the department. However, you must still have the prerequisites for the courses in which you plan to enroll - this is University policy.

No student will be approved to register for a BIOS course if they do not have the prerequisites!

BIOS 350 and 351 (Microbiology Lecture and Laboratory), Non-Science Majors and Non-LAS Students
The override request form for Spring 2017 will be available here beginning October 17, 2016. (You will need to log in using your netID.) The override request form will close on Friday, November 4, 2016. If you did not sign up on the override request list by the November 4th priority deadline, the form will reopen Monday, November 7, 2016. 

Students who submit their request by the priority deadline will be notified regarding their eligibility during the time period of November 7th-9th.  Please do not contact the Biological Sciences department or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences before November 9th inquiring about your request.

Students who submit their request after the priority deadline will be notified regarding their eligibility after Monday, November 14th.  The override request form will permanently close on November 16, 2016 – if you need approval to register after this date, email biosciadvising@uic.edu.

If you plan on taking one of the co-requisite chemistry courses for BIOS 350 at another institution during Spring 2017 semester, or are in-progress in any of the prerequisite courses during Fall 2016 semester at another institution, then you will need to provide proof that you are registered for these courses in order to receive approval to register for BIOS 350/351. Students may email a copy of their registration report to the biosciadvising@uic.edu with the subject heading “BIOS 350/351 override request". Please include your name and UIN with the registration report. 

BIOS/CHEM 352 (Introductory Biochemistry): Non-Science Majors and Non-LAS Students
The override request form for BIOS/CHEM 352 will be available here beginning on October 17, 2016. (You will need to log in using your netID.) .) The override request form will close on Friday, November 4, 2016. If you did not sign up on the override request list by the November 4th priority deadline, the form will reopen Monday, November 7, 2016. 

Students who submit their request by the priority deadline will be notified regarding their eligibility during the time period of November 7th-9th.  Please do not contact the Biological Sciences department or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences before November 9th inquiring about your request.

 Students who submit their request after the priority deadline will be notified regarding their eligibility after Monday, November 14th.  The override request form will permanently close on November 16, 2016 – if you need approval to register after this date, email biosciadvising@uic.edu.

 If you are in-progress in either of the prerequisite courses during Fall 2016 semester at another institution, then you will need to provide proof that you are registered for these courses in order to receive approval to register for BIOS/CHEM 352. Students may email a copy of their registration report to biosciadvising@uic.edu with the subject heading “BIOS 352 override request". Please include your name and UIN with the registration report. 

BIOS/CHEM 452 (Biochemistry I)
BIOS/CHEM 452, is controlled by the Department of Chemistry. If you try to register for this course and encounter a Departmental Approval or Major Restriction hold, you must contact the Department of Chemistry at (312) 996-3161 to request an override to register for the course.