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Changing the World

Undergraduate Biology at Illinois Tech in Chicago

Biology is the foundation of all characteristics of life on Earth. At IIT, our undergraduate degrees will prepare you for a plethora of careers in this highly essential field.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry – Biochemists, or scientists trained in both biology and chemistry, can pursue genetic or stem cell research, allowing them to be part of dramatic medical breakthroughs. They can study the body’s immune system to help make advances in modern medicine. Or they can work in the commercial food industry to help discover ways to improve what we eat.

Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics – Skilled biologists who are capable of handling massive amounts of data, performing in-depth statistical analysis, and programming are vital in the field of bioinformatics. Bioinformaticians help make important biological advancements by making sense of the glut of ever-expanding datasets.

Bachelor of Science in Biology/Premedicine – Healthcare professionals make an impact on the lives of people on a daily basis. Here, you will gain the tools you will need to advance to a medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, or other health profession school.

In addition to these degrees and others, the Department of Biology at IIT also offers multiple co-terminal degrees, in which you can earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just five years.

While at IIT, get involved in some of the many student groups and activities that will allow you to make a difference as well. Society of Biological Sciences, American Medical Student Association, MEDLIFE, Alternative Spring Break, UFarmIIT, and Relay for Life, are among these opportunities. For more ideas on way you can get involved in biology outside of the classroom, visit the online IIT student organization listings.