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Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #426 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
The structure of the Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry program at the Illinois Institute of Technology is the application of computational methods to understand chemical and biochemical properties and processes. 
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Overview

You will 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.

You will be prepared to advance in the rapidly growing fields of computational and data science, gaining a strong background in traditional chemistry areas combined with relevant and advanced skills in experimental and computational science.

Illinois Tech is the only university to offer a comprehensive computer-related chemistry and biochemistry program with course requirements covering chemical and biochemical science, computational techniques, and data science.

At the  Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry program at the Illinois Institute of Technology you will have an opportunity to conduct undergraduate research at the Pauling Computer Lab, designed for computational biochemistry, computer-aided drug design, quantum chemistry, and molecular modeling and simulation by the Department of Chemistry and College of Science.

Career opportunities

With this degree, you might work in a computational modeling and informatics group for drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry or be a data analyst or a data scientist in government or academia, the private sector, a medical institute, or a research organization. You also can pursue graduate studies in computational chemistry, biochemistry, big data science, statistics, pharmaceutical science, or computer science 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
  • Intro to Computer Programming Computing Principles
  • Calculus
  • General Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Biology Lectures
  • Human Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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  • At IIT, more than 97 percent of students receive some type of financial aid, whether it be need-based, merit-based, or both. There are also scholarship opportunities that can cover most of your college expenses.

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