School of Engineering & Science - Chemical Biology Bachelor's Degree

Chemical Biology

The Next Generation of Researchers and Problem Solvers
Chemical Biologists are the physicians, dentists, and veterinarians of tomorrow. They also study diseases and develop drugs so people can live longer, healthier lives. Chemical Biology applies the exact science of chemistry to the understanding and utilization of biological phenomena. It is the foundation of biotechnology, a field that is growing today at astronomical levels. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of Biological Scientist is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2004 to 2014 and Stevens is dedicated to equipping its students to be the best.

The Chemical Biology program at Stevens prepares students to be the leaders and innovators of the future, no matter which path they take. Unlike traditional biology or pre-medicine programs, the Stevens Chemical Biology program satisfies requirements for admission to professional schools of medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine, while preparing students equally well to pursue careers in industrial research and pathology laboratories, or continue their studies in graduate school.

Rigorous Preparation
In addition to the broad-based curriculum that is the hallmark of learning at Stevens, the chemical biology program offers a rigorous sequence of classes that span the following areas:

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Molecular genetics
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysical chemistry
  • Organic and physical chemistry
  • Instrumental analysis

Accelerate Your Learning
A seven-year Accelerated Chemical Biology Program is also available for students that wish to earn a combined degree in Chemical Biology from Stevens along with either an M.D. degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-New Jersey Medical School, or a D.M.D. degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School.

From Perfume to Pharma
The concentration in Bioanalytical Chemistry allows students in the Chemical Biology program to focus their studies in the analysis of biological molecules. Bioanalytical chemists are prized by the pharmaceutical, flavors, and fragrance industries for their specialties in detection and analysis.

Interested in learning more? Stop by the Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Biomedical Engineering Web site for more details, or admissions to apply today.