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Why Choose Biology

Why Choose Biology?

The biology program at IIT provides a rigorous educational experience in the fundamental areas of biology including genetics, microbiology, cell biology and biochemistry, and structural biophysics. It gives you a firm foundation in the field, both in biological theory and experimentation, so that you may pursue many career paths after leaving IIT. Our students also benefit from small class sizes, classes taught by faculty (not teaching assistants) who are accessible to students, and individual advising by members of the faculty. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and flexible, allowing degree options in biology, biochemistry, and molecular biochemistry and biophysics. IIT offers special degree programs in secondary education, dual B.S./M.S., dual B.S./M.D. or D.O., and dual B.S./optometry.

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  • A history and legacy of scientific and technological achievement dating back to the 1890s
  • Rigorous, relevant programs that prepare students for their next step
  • Typically smaller, more personal departments and classes where students are known and can maximize their potential
  • A network of more than 10,000 alumni around the world
  • Access to big research, including Argonne, Fermilab, CERN, Daya Bay, and more
  • Flexibility in programs that makes it possible for students to explore their interests, combine areas of study, specialize, or otherwise tailor their education to their needs
  • Multiple pathways to the future, such as co-terminal degrees, professional master's degrees, certificate programs, and traditional master's and doctoral degrees
  • Strong, committed faculty who are well regarded in their respective fields, including fellows of the American Physics Society and other organizations and NSF CAREER award recipients
  • Graduates who get jobs—in Fortune 500 firms to major international universities, the government to startups, Wall Street to NASA
  • A dynamic urban campus in the vibrant City of Chicago