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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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IIT Student Miriam Schmid Receives Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award
IIT student Miriam Schmid was one of 53 students who received the Lincoln Academy's Student Laureate Award. Schmid, who is a... read more
Biology Graduate Student Stephanie Kunkel Receives Sloan MoBE Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded one of its first MoBE (Microbiology and the Built Environment) postdoctoral... read more
IIT Students Take Four "GEN 10" Awards for Excellence in Scientific Research
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) announced its "GEN 10" Award winners at the BIO... read more
Professor of Biology and Physics Thomas Irving Publishes Study on Elastic Energy Storage in Muscle Myofilaments
IIT Professor of Biology and Physics Thomas Irving, with co-authors Tom Daniel and Nicole George of University of Washington and... read more
Menhart Receives Three-Year MDA Research Award
Associate Professor of Biology Nick Menhart was awarded a three-year research grant totaling $265,251 from the Muscular Dystrophy... read more


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