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Bioanalytical Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #421 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
The Bioanalytical Chemistry programme offered at the Illinois Institute of Technology provides the study of modern techniques and chemical and biochemical methods and instrumental techniques for analysis and detection of biomolecules and biologically active molecules including small drugs, drug metabolites, proteins, peptides, antibodies, DNAs, enzymes, and biologics.
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Bioanalytical chemistry is a key discipline in biomedical research and applied to a study of biological processes, detection and diagnosis of human diseases, and preclinical and clinical trials of drugs and biopharmaceutical products in biological systems. 

The Illinois Institute of Technology is the first university in the country to offer a B.S. in Bioanalytical Chemistry. The Bioanalytical Chemistry programme offered at the Illinois Institute of Technology  provides you with an interdisciplinary background in bioanalytical principles and methods, and applications of analytical chemistry for detection, characterization, and quantification of bioactive molecules in biological systems.

Career opportunities

You will have an opportunity to conduct undergraduate research with chemistry faculty in the areas of biosensor technology, microscopic protein detection, antibody drug conjugate (ADC) chemistry, and computational simulation of protein-protein interaction.

You will receive a rigorous education in traditional chemistry areas and the requisite knowledge and technical skills to develop a career in bioanalysis, biomedicine, biotechnology, clinical science, or pharmaceutical science. With this degree, you might apply for various lab positions in pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, clinics, biotech companies, other industry, or federal or state government. You also may pursue graduate studies in bioanalytical chemistry, biochemistry, biopharmaceutical science, pharmaceutical science, or pharmacology and earn an M.S. degree or Ph.D.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Computing Principles
  • Calculus
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Biology Lectures
  • Human Biology
  • Multivariate and Vector Calculus
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Academic requirements: Academic requirements: average GPA of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 U.S. scale)

  • SAT requirement: Varies depending on department, minimum 1100 with good scores in maths.
  • Letter of Recommendation is required
  • ACT Composite: 27+ (Must have 27+ in Math)
  • SAT Composite: 1240+ (Must have 630+ in Math)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
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