Chemistry (B.S.)/Biology for the Health Professions (M.S.)

Improve competitiveness for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, or optometry school with a degree that you can earn online from Illinois Tech.

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Illinois Tech's undergraduate program in chemistry provides rigorous education in the fundamental areas of chemical theory and chemical experimentation. Undergraduate training provides a solid foundation in all of the five basic areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry.

The program is designed to be taken entirely online, either by full-time or part-time study. Acquiring advanced hands-on laboratory experience is available by taking the suggested laboratory courses as electives.

Program Overview

Illinois Tech's undergraduate program in chemistry provides rigorous education in chemical theory and chemical experimentation. The Master of Science in Biology for the Health Professions is a post-baccalaureate, pre-medical program, designed to strengthen skills for professional health schools.

Career Opportunities

This Accelerated Master's Program is designed as preparation for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and optometry school. However, graduates can find employment in other health-related fields.

  • Clinical laboratory research technician
  • Clinical specialist
  • Drug information specialist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Biotechnologist

Students applying to the Accelerated Master's Program must have completed at least 60 credit hours of applicable undergraduate study and at least one full semester, or 12 credit hours, at the university. Students must be at least one full-time semester, or 12 credit hours, away from undergraduate degree completion in order to apply.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.