The biology program at Illinois Tech provides a rigorous and relevant education in the fundamental areas of biology including genetics, microbiology, cell biology and biochemistry, and structural biophysics. Gain a firm foundation in both biological theory and experimentation that will prepare you to pursue a choice of career paths after graduation.

Benefit from small class sizes taught by accessible faculty—not teaching assistants—and individual faculty advising.

The curriculum is interdisciplinary and flexible, allowing degree options in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, molecular biochemistry and biophysics, and combined biology/psychology. Dual B.S./M.D. or D.O., and dual B.S./optometry degrees are also offered.

Professional Paths

Graduates have built successful careers working for companies like Merck, Unilever, AbbVie, Abbott, Baxter, Kraft, and GlaxoSmithKline. Others have excelled in research and academia, with graduates going on to the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Case Western Reserve University, Tufts University School of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Arizona, and more.

Illinois Tech biology programs provide the knowledge, skills, and experiences graduates need to earn a high return on their investment. Illinois Tech is ranked #1 in Illinois and #62 nationally by PayScale for 20-year mid-career earnings/return on investment after financial aid, and is regularly named an “Educational Best Value” by The Princeton ReviewForbesTime, and Money Magazine.