What will I learn?

As Biochemistry major, you will learn the fundamentals of chemical and biochemical theory and practice through scientific investigation, laboratory experience and research opportunities.

All Biochemistry students will take core courses in chemistry and biochemistry, biology, physics and mathematics.​

Faculty in the Department of Chemistry research projects in biochemistry, chemical biology, biophysical chemistry, medicinal chemistry and bio analytical chemistry in addition to traditional sub disciplines of chemistry. Their projects are funded internally and also through government, foundation and industry grants, providing students with multiple opportunities to gain hands-on research experience. Being in Chicago also allows you to attend many scientific conferences hosted in the city throughout the year.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Design and perform biochemical experiments and use chemical instrumentation.
  • Apply proper safety protocols while in laboratory environments.
  • Responsibly collect, analyze, and represent scientific data.
  • Proficiently explain both orally and in writing, and apply core chemical principles to the results of experiments and to representative problems.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Health

Study options

Full Time (192 hours)

Tuition fees
US$39,369.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 September 2019


Lincoln Park Campus

2400 N. Sheffield Avenue,



60614, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have been educated outside of the U.S. at any time during secondary school (high school) showing grades 10 and 11.

For international students

Students must have been educated outside of the U.S. at any time during secondary school (high school).

They also must have the following requirements are:

  • IELTS: 6.5 on the IELTS Academic
  • TOEFL: 80 on the IBT TOEFL with no subsection lower than 17
  • PTE Academic: minimum English academic score of 53

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