Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry (B.S.)

Computational chemistry and biochemistry applies computational methods to understand chemical and biochemical properties and processes. Illinois Tech is the only university offering a computer-related chemistry and biochemistry undergraduate degree program.

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Learn chemical and molecular modeling and simulation, computational chemical biology, computational drug design, big data in chemistry and biochemistry, and computational methods for data analytics. Prepare to advance in the rapidly growing fields of computational and data science, while gaining a strong background in traditional chemistry. Combining relevant and advanced skills in experimental and computational science will expand career options.

Illinois Tech is the only university to offer a comprehensive computer–related chemistry and biochemistry program covering chemical and biochemical science, computational techniques, and data science. Opportunities are available to conduct undergraduate research at the Pauling Computer Lab, designed for computational biochemistry, computer-aided drug design, quantum chemistry, and molecular modeling and simulation.

The combination of an interdisciplinary education and research opportunities builds a competitive edge, opening more doors to achieve career goals.

Program Overview

Chemical and biochemical science, computational techniques, and data science are covered in this program. Opportunities are available to conduct undergraduate research at the Pauling Computer Lab, designed for computational biochemistry, computer-aided drug design, quantum chemistry, and molecular modeling and simulation.

Career Opportunities

Work in a computational modeling and informatics group for drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry, or as a data analyst or a data scientist in government, academia, the private sector, a medical institute, or a research organization. Or pursue graduate studies in computational chemistry, biochemistry, big data science, statistics, pharmaceutical science, or computer science.

  • Research assistant
  • Chemical researcher
  • Software engineer
  • System administrator
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist

Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in the B.S. in computational chemistry and biochemistry program. Contact your academic adviser to transfer into this program.