Undergraduate Biology at Illinois Tech in Chicago
Biology paves the way for inventions and discoveries that vastly improve our quality of life. Biologists make discoveries that help to safely feed the world, find new sources of fuel, determine ways to effectively treat disease, and campaign to save species on the brink of extinction. If any of this sparks your interest, Illinois Tech is the perfect place for you to cultivate your curiosity. Our undergraduate degrees offer stimulating coursework that will prepare you for careers in biotechnology, biochemistry, law, research, and a variety of health professions.
You can earn your bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, or bioinformatics, or earn a dual degree in biology and psychology. Premed, honors law, and honors pharmacy programs are available, as are co-terminal degrees (combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees) in biochemistry plus food safety and technology; biochemistry plus biology; biochemistry plus computer science; or biology for both the bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. There are three dual-degree programs that offer pathways to a medical career in osteopathic medicine, pharmacology, or optometry.
You will be afforded the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with distinguished faculty on research that addresses important problems such as identification of preventative agents for cancer and the bio-conversion of organic material into alternative fuel.
In your spare time, you will be encouraged to participate in many co-curricular biology student groups and activities that will supplement your coursework, while allowing you to build lasting friendships and connections with your classmates.
And you will do it all in a warm, caring community of teachers and students who learn from one another every day.