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Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Biology

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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. 

Established in 1978, the chemical biology bachelor’s program was the first undergraduate program of its kind. The program is a complete education in chemistry 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. 

Our department is led by faculty with valuable industry experience. Our programs’ three  distinguishing features – a research-focused core curriculum, technology emphasis, and contemporary societal context – provide the skills necessary to successfully complete research projects as well as define your career path. The program is excellent preparation to pursue a career in healthcare and satisfies requirements for admission to professional schools of medicine, dentistry and additional healthcare programs. Through the accelerated master’s program, you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years. 

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.


  • Bioinformatics

  • Bioanalytical Chemistry

The Stevens Advantage: Hands-On Learning, Real World Experience

At Stevens, we train scientists to think like engineers. Our research-oriented, hands-on educational approach encourages out-of-the-box thinking and imbues interdisciplinary understanding of the deep relationship between engineering and science. Learn more about what makes an engineering education from Stevens a unique experience:

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  • A Research-Focused Curriculum: a unique, research-oriented, hands-on approach to learning that embeds undergraduate students in research groups where they learn cutting-edge technology as a team

  • Senior Research Capstone: a team or individual capstone project working on real research projects solving real world problems, potentially in collaboration with a real company

  • State-of-the-Art Research Labs and Facilities: build, tinker and test your designs in Stevens' MakerCenter, Prototype and Object Fabrication Lab, or numerous other research facilities

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities: our research-oriented curriculum gives you in-the-lab experience while you're still an undergraduate student. Each department at the School of Engineering and Science offers students opportunities for research over the summer with a faculty member of your choice, and Stevens' interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program that enables you to get valuable lab experience with researchers across departments and schools within Stevens.

  • Optional pre-health advisory program for students pursuing careers in healthcare 

Student in a Stevens sweatshirt handling test tubes in a lab.More opportunities for Stevens undergraduate students include:

Double count undergraduate course credits toward a graduate degree and earn your master's faster – in just five years through Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program >

See what it's like to be a chemistry, chemical biology, or biology student at Stevens by visiting the links below.

Photos of doctors performing surgeryGet 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 >

Putting You on Track for Professional Success

Attila with male student at Career Fair The chemical biology bachelor’s program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success. Graduates of this program went on to jobs or graduate schools like:

  • New York University Grossman School of Medicine 

  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 

  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

  • Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine 

  • Cornell University, Tri-Institutional Ph.D. Chemical Biology Program 

  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. Pharmacology 

  • Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D. Human Genetics 

  • University of Southern California, M.S. Biomedical Data Analytics 

  • Senior Associate Scientist, Pfizer 

  • Assistant Professor, Lafayette College 

  • Principal Associate Scientist in Analytical Development, Oncorus 

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