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Restricted courses are those classes which require approval for enrollment. Many of these courses have specific prerequisites. The restricted courses below are the most common Non-LAS courses sought by pre-health students at UIC. All courses have a waitlist or other mechanism by which to indicate interest in a course. Please read the information in the tabs carefully and follow the appropriate instructions to ensure that you are indicating your interest in the appropriate classes.

The KN 251 Waitlist is CLOSED. 

In mid-February the College of Applied Health Sciences announced changes to the Anatomy & Physiology sequence at UIC.

New courses will replace KN 251 and will eventually replace KN 253/255. The change will allow students to take the lecture and lab separately if needed.

Previous Course: Lecture + Lab – KN 251 (5 credit hours)

New Courses: Lecture – KN 230 (3 credit hours) + Lab – KN 232 (2 credit hours)

KN 251 (5 credits of Lecture + Lab) = KN 230 (3 credits of Lecture) + KN 232 (2 credits of Lab)

LAS Pre-Health Advising is currently in discussions with the College of Applied Health Sciences to determine the best process for LAS and other non-AHS students to register for KN 230 and KN 232 for Fall 2024. An announcement will be post in the UIC Pre-Health Blackboard page and in the LAS Pre-Health weekly newsletter once the process is determined.

Students in the College of Applied Health Sciences may register for KN 230 and KN 232 through the regular registration process when your time ticket opens. Please do not submit your name to the waitlist.

A grade of C or better in BIOS 110 and a minimum overall GPA 2.5 is still required to take KN 230/KN 232. Exception: A grade of CR in BIOS 110 will be accepted as having met the prerequisite in Spring 2020 only. A grade of C or higher is required in all other semesters.

The equivalent of KN 230 + KN 232 is also available at Chicago (and surrounding area) community colleges and credit can be counted toward the requirement for UIC’s nursing program. Use Transferology to determine your course options; you may need to look for a match to KN 251 for the summer and fall 2024 terms.

The KN 252 Waitlist is now CLOSED! Students who meet the course parameters and who need an override before the add/drop deadline may contact Randal Stone in AHS directly. His contact information is on the AHS Waitlist page. Students enrolled in KN 251 – Anatomy & Physiology with Lab in Fall 2023 will automatically receive an override for KN 252 in Spring 2024. Please do not submit your name to the waitlist. Overrides must be entered manually and are not instantaneous. They are entered every other week.

KN 252 – Anatomy & Physiology II with lab – is only offered in the Spring semester at UIC. This waitlist is only intended for students who completed the equivalent of KN 251 at another institution or at UIC in a semester other than Fall 2023.

To be eligible to take KN 252 in Spring 2024, you must have earned credit for BIOS 110/BIOS 100 no later than Fall 2023. Please be sure to read and complete all instructions on the KN 252 waitlist prior to submitting your name.

LAS students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and have a grade of C or better in BIOS 110/BIOS 100 and the equivalent of KN 251 in order to receive an override for KN 252. Students who do not fall within these parameters should schedule an appointment to talk with a pre-health advisor about their options or to request an appeal.

Find the KN 252 Waitlist on the College of Applied Health Sciences website here. The KN 252 waitlist for Spring 2024 is CLOSED. Scroll down for KN 252 and read the instructions/guidelines before submitting your name to the waitlist.

The equivalent of KN 252 is also available at Chicago (and surrounding area) community colleges and credit can be counted toward the requirement for UIC’s nursing program. Use Transferology to determine your course options.

For information regarding Kinesiology courses other than KN 251/252 please see the Applied Health Science website. You will need to scroll down to the page to access the “Courses other than KN 251/252general waitlist and click on “Join the general waitlist.”

Students interested in completing KN 253 or KN 254 at UIC should submit their name to the general waitlist.

KN 253 and KN 254 are now being offered during Summer 2023 at UIC! Non-AHS students will need to request a seat using the general waitlist for kinesiology courses.

The Spring 2024 NUEL 250 waitlist is now CLOSED. The last day to request a registration permit is January 5, 2024 at 8 a.m.  Please carefully read the information regarding minimum GPA and correctly selecting your anticipated BSN admission term.

The College of Nursing also accepts other courses that are comparable to NUEL 250, including PSCH 320 at UIC. The equivalent of NUEL 250 is also available at Chicago (and surrounding area) community colleges and credit can be counted toward the requirement for UIC’s nursing program. Please use Transferology to determine options that might work for you if that is your preference.

Pre-Health Information Management students should contact Arnita Bryant at bryanta@uic.edu in the IDS office for access to IDS 200.

In your email, include your name, UIN, and your status as a pre-health information management student in LAS. Don’t forget to include that you would like access to IDS 200.

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Restricted courses are those classes which require approval for enrollment. Many of these courses have specific prerequisites. The restricted courses below are the most common LAS courses sought by pre-health students at UIC. All courses have a waitlist or other mechanism by which to indicate interest in a course. Please read the information in the tabs carefully and follow the appropriate instructions to ensure that you are indicating your interest in the appropriate classes.

The Spring 2024 override request form for BIOS 350 will open Monday, October 30, 2023 at 8am with a priority deadline of Friday, Friday, November 10, 2023 at 4pm. Students who sign up by the priority deadline will receive notification of their approval status between Monday, November 13 – Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Students should not contact the Department of Biological Sciences or the College of Liberal Arts and Science prior to November 16, 2023.

The request form will re-open on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 8am for those who did not make the priority deadline and will permanently close on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 4pm. Students who sign up by this secondary deadline will receive notification of their approval status on or after Monday, November 27.

If you need help or have missed the deadlines, please email biosciadvising@uic.edu from your UIC email account with your name, UIN, and course request.

Additional information, including pre- and co-requisite requirements, is available on the Biological Sciences website.

Spring 2024 Registration: Students in the following majors may register for 300-400 level BIOS courses without overrides:

  • Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Neuroscience, Integrated Health Studies, and Physics.

Integrated Health Studies Majors: You will be able to register for 300-400 level BIOS courses that apply toward the IHS major without an override. For all other BIOS 300-400 level BIOS courses, you will need to request an override, and will not be able to do so until November 16th. To request an override on or after the 16th, students should email biosciadvising@uic.edu from their UIC email account with their name, UIN, and the course for which they need approval. Students will be notified of their approval within 1-2 business days.

All other students, including science minors and students who have declared any of the above listed majors during the Fall 2023 semester, are restricted from registering for all 300-400 level BIOS courses.

** Students who wish to register for 300-400 level BIOS courses (except for BIOS 350 – see other tab) will need departmental approval. Students may request approval to register for these courses beginning on November 16, 2023, which is the start of Continuing Registration. Students should not contact the Department of Biological Sciences prior to this date, as their requests will go unanswered.

  • To request an override on or after November 16, 2023, students should email biosciadvising@uic.edu from their UIC email account with their name, UIN, and the course for which they need approval. Students will be notified of their approval within 1-2 business days.

**Non-degree seeking graduate students may request approval for any 300-400 level BIOS course once Open Registration begins on Monday, November 20, 2023. No approvals will be given prior to this date.

NOTE: Please contact the Chemistry department to register for BIOS/CHEM 452.

Send an email from your UIC email account. Include your name, UIN, and the course for which you need approval with all correspondence.
Department Contact Email
Biological Sciences Read the department information on the website for registration. biosciadvising@uic.edu
Chemistry Greg Keller gkeller1@uic.edu
Physics Greg Keller gkeller1@uic.edu
Earth and Environmental Sciences Greg Keller gkeller1@uic.edu