Biochemistry (B.S.)

Biochemistry examines the biomolecular processes and chemical reactions occurring in living organisms and systems. This knowledge is fundamental to tackle many of the environmental and health-related challenges facing society.

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At Illinois Tech the biochemistry major blends theoretical and laboratory courses in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, mathematics, statistics, and more, producing a solid foundation for careers in clinics, research, or biotechnology.

The biochemistry major at Illinois Tech is a scientifically rigorous and challenging program providing students with analytical, scientific, and practical skills through a balanced, yet flexible, offering in STEM courses. Combined with undergraduate research opportunities, this curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, and experiences to open career pathways.

Courses include biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, human biology, genetics, microbiology, and more.

Program Overview

Biochemistry blends theoretical and laboratory courses in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, microbiology, and more. This program provides a foundation for careers in clinics, research, or biotechnology, and often is favored by students planning to attend medical school and/or pursuing a Ph.D.

Career Opportunities

Biochemists can work in clinical, biotechnology, or research laboratories. Research involving biochemists include fundamental and applied research.

  • Biochemist
  • Health care scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Molecular biologist
  • Toxicologist

Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in the B.S. biochemistry program. Consult your academic adviser before enrolling into this program.

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Sana Basheer (BCHM '21) discovered her passion for medicine at Illinois Tech; now she's headed to med school.

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