CBT Advising 

Advisors in the CBT are full-time professional academic advisors and are available year-round including during the breaks between academic semesters, with the exception of weekends and University holidays. They can be reached via email (contact information is below) and you are encouraged to make a virtual appointment. The virtual appointments are conducted via your NEIU email (Nmail) only. You should also always include your NEIU student ID number so that the advisors can best serve your academic needs.

You can also visit Room CBT 178 or call (773) 442-6111 for more information.

Registration for the fall, spring and summer semesters is ongoing, so please do connect with an advisor as soon as you can so they can help to get you registered for fall courses now. 

Declaring business majors and/or minors

The following admission standards must be fulfilled to become eligible to enroll in upper division (300-level) business courses and officially declare a business major in the College of Business and Technology (CBT) or a business minor in the Department of Accounting, Business Law, and Finance:

  1. Fulfill the University’s General Education Requirement (See the Academic Catalog or Schedule of Classes for details on fulfilling the General Education Requirement).
  2. Complete each of the eight Foundation Courses (listed below) with a grade of “C” or better in each course and earn a Foundation Course grade point average of 2.50 or higher (on a 4-point scale). CBT does not round up GPA. A 2.49 GPA would require retaking a course(s) to earn a 2.5 foundation GPA.
  3. Complete at least 60 college credit hours of course work (45 hours for business minors), including the Foundation Courses and General Education Courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  4. Apply and be approved for admission to the College of Business and Technology. This step is equivalent to officially declaring a business major and/or minor. Contact the Office of Program Advisement at (773) 442-6111 to schedule an advisement appointment to officially declare a business major or minor.


These are basic skills courses that you complete before being admitted to upper-division (300-level) study in business. Three are specific courses in Business, and six are in Arts and Sciences. Check the course descriptions in this catalog for course prerequisites.

Code Title Hours
Foundation Courses  
ENGL-101 Writing I 3
ENGL-102 Writing II 3
MATH-165 Finite Mathematics For Business And The Social Sciences 3
PHIL-213 Ethics ( This also satisfies a Human Relations requirement) 3
or PHIL-215 Business Ethics
ECON-217 Principles Of Microeconomics 1 3
ACTG-201 Introduction To Financial Accounting 1 3
ACTG-202 Introduction To Managerial Accounting 1 3
BLAW-285 Legal Environment Of Business 1 3
Total Hours 24

Foundation Courses that are also Core Courses.

For more information, please see the catalog at Business Degree Requirements.

Declaring Technology majors

To declare a major in Computer Science or Cybersecurity, a student must fill out the Declaration of Major Form available in the Department office. A student must complete the major requirements in effect when the declaration of major is accepted by the Department. Students should obtain a Computer Science Major handbook in order to be aware of any changes in requirements.

For more information, please see the catalog at Computer Science Degree Requirements.

Study Spaces Available

Students who need a quiet space on campus to study can reserve a room in the Student Union. Please complete a Student Union Study Space Request Form to reserve a date and time. Each date/time should be completed in a separate request form.