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Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Biology

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Bachelor of Science


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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology1.201.216.5194[email protected]
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Learn how biological systems operate and how to engineer changes in those systems at the university that was a pioneer in the field of chemical biology.

Chemical biology is an exciting field at the very core of biotechnology and the foundation of modern medicine. As the physicians, dentists, veterinarians, and researchers of tomorrow, chemical biologists study disease and develop drugs to help people live longer, healthier lives. By developing a chemical understanding of biological systems, chemical biologists can develop quantitative descriptions of complex biological phenomena, predict outcomes of biological systems, and contribute to the new field of synthetic biology.

Established in 1978, the chemical biology bachelor’s program was the first undergraduate program of its kind and Stevens remains one of the few universities in the country that offers this unique area of study.

The program is a complete education in chemistry with additional mathematics and physics training to ensure a solid foundation in quantitative physical sciences. It also includes a set of biology courses that introduce the key elements of cellular, molecular, and physiological biology. It can effectively launch you into careers in chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, forensic science or biology.

Our chemical biology laboratories are equipped with sophisticated instrumentation that allow you to study biological phenomena under controlled conditions and explore the mechanisms governing growth, differentiation, behavior, evolution and aging.

The chemical biology bachelor's degree can be certified in chemistry by the American Chemical Society (ACS) if CH 412 Inorganic Chemistry is taken as a general or technical elective during the program.

More Advantages to our Chemical Biology Program

  • Hands-on curriculum with laboratory experience

  • One-year-long research project

  • Work with real data sets and case studies for real companies

  • Optional pre-health sequence for students pursuing careers in healthcare

  • Credits eligible for the Accelerated Master's Program

  • Flexible minors and double majors

  • Guest speaker series by executives from neighboring chemical and pharmaceutical companies

  • Dynamic one-on-one career advising and mentoring

  • Faculty with 10 or more years of industrial experience

  • Degree certified by the American Chemical Society

Chemical Biology Concentrations

  • Bioinformatics

  • Bioanalytical Chemistry

Get Your M.D. In Just 7 Years

Stevens offers an accelerated chemical biology program which allows you to obtain your bachelor's degree from Stevens and your M.D. from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in just seven years.

Learn More About the Accelerated Chemical Biology Program >

Chemical Biology Career Opportunities

The chemical biology bachelor's program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success.The program is excellent preparation to pursue a career in medicine and satisfies requirements for admission to professional schools of medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine. Our graduates also find employment in industrial research and pathology laboratories, and many continue their studies at the graduate level in the biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry or biophysics. Career opportunities include:

  • Biotechnology

  • Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Consumer Products

  • Artificial Intelligence Startups

  • Clinical Trials

  • Clinical Healthcare

  • Genetics Labs

  • Forensics Labs

  • Regulatory - Food and Drug

  • Public Health

  • Healthcare Communication

Companies Hiring Chemical Biologists:

Collagen Matrix, Inc., L'Oreal, Johnson and Johnson, Bruker, Novartis, Merck, 3M, Agilent, Sanofi

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