Illinois Institute of Technology combines excellence in academic preparation for professional careers with opportunities for practical experience in the major branches of engineering, the sciences, mathematics, architecture, computer science, business, and liberal arts.
Students who are unsure of their career choices may enter the university as undeclared or open majors. During the first year of study, undeclared majors take required university Core Curriculum courses in science, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and social sciences. These courses provide the foundation for nearly all of the university's major programs. Because Core Curriculum courses apply to all majors, most students may wait as late as their second year of study to declare their major and still graduate on time.