Biology/Psychological Science Dual Degree

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Illinois Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Biology/Psychological Science program is an excellent academic pathway for students interested in neuroscience, brain science, or cognitive science. This program is one of the only dual-degree programs of its kind in the country. Because it is firmly grounded in science and research, Illinois Tech’s program is distinct from other similar types of degrees that center on liberal arts, giving it added value in the marketplace.

Earn two degrees simultaneously in this challenging program geared toward pre-health students. You’ll differentiate yourself when applying to medical school; programs in public health, genetic counseling, or related areas; or graduate programs where biology and psychology intersect. Learn more about the B.S. in biology/psychological science degree.

“I want to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience, and a dual degree in biology and psychology is a stepping stone to get there. I was able to participate in undergraduate research during my freshman year, which gave me a lot of useful laboratory skills and made me more confident in lab settings. I studied abroad during my junior year. Both have given me opportunity and life experiences that I am thankful to have.”

—Sydney Lamerand (Biology/Psychological Science 4th Year), Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Student Sydney Lamerand

“At Illinois Tech I have found myself incredibly well equipped to continue learning in future years. I have found the courses set up for my degree to be highly relevant to helping me both increase my knowledge and continue to build up on what I had learned in previous classes. One of my favorite aspects of my degree program is the ways in which labs are incorporated and how they are used as both supplemental or separate classes to help emphasize important subjects covered during lecture periods.”

—Nadyah Mohiuddin (Biology/Psychological Science ’19), Chicago

Student Nadyah Mohiuddin

“I found opportunities to be involved in student organizations, conduct research on a debilitating disease, work, participate in international medical brigades, volunteer at the nearby hospitals, and live in a diverse city that has so much to offer.”

—Evelyn Thomas (Biochemistry ’17)

Student Evelyn Thomas