Bioanalytical Chemistry (B.S.)

Bioanalytical chemistry is a key discipline in biomedical research for the study of biological processes, detection, and diagnose human diseases. Bioanalytical chemists help conduct pre-clinical and clinical trials of drugs and biopharmaceuticals.

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The Bachelor of Science in Bioanalytical Chemistry explores modern techniques in chemical and biochemical methods, as well as instrumental techniques for analysis and detection of biomolecules and biologically active molecules. These include small drugs, drug metabolites, proteins, peptides, antibodies, DNAs, enzymes, and biologics.

Illinois Tech is the first university in the country to offer a B.S. in bioanalytical chemistry. The degree program provides an interdisciplinary background in bioanalytical principles and methods, and applications of analytical chemistry for detection, characterization, and quantification of bioactive molecules in biological systems.

Opportunities to conduct undergraduate research with chemistry faculty in biosensor technology, microscopic protein detection, antibody drug conjugate chemistry, and computational simulation of protein-protein interaction are available to help you gain a competitive edge for entry into the workforce or graduate studies.

Program Overview

The degree program provides an interdisciplinary background in bioanalytical principles and methods, and applications of analytical chemistry for detection, characterization, and quantification of bioactive molecules in biological systems. Opportunities to conduct undergraduate research are available to help you gain a competitive edge.

Career Opportunities

This rigorous education in traditional chemistry along with the requisite knowledge and technical skills build a foundation for a career in bioanalysis, biomedicine, biotechnology, clinical science, or pharmaceutical science.

  • Bench chemist
  • Formulary chemist
  • Industrial chemist
  • Laboratory chemist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Quality control chemist
  • Research and development chemist

Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in the B.S. bioanalytical chemistry program. Consult your academic adviser to transfer into the program.