Chemical Biology Degree

Chemical Biology Degree

Looking for a way to prepare for a health-related professional schools like medicaldental, or pharmaceutical school? Know you want to earn an advanced degree in chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or biological sciences? The Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology from Indiana University Kokomo might be the perfect degree for you. 

Chemical biology involves the application of chemical techniques, tools, and synthesized molecules to the study of and transformation of biological systems. If you’re looking for a very practical degree that fuses the study of biology and chemistry, this is it! This type of curriculum produces broadly-trained interdisciplinary scientists. With such a diverse background in chemistry and biology, you will be well prepared to address challenges in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries or a broad range of other careers.  

If the idea of studying two fields and how they merge and working side-by-side with esteemed faculty on research projects sound like fun, you’re in luck. Through this course of study, you will find yourself well prepared for whatever may come next. To specialize your studies and tailor them to your interests, you’ll have a lot of flexibility in the science electives you can choose. Following your passion and working closely with your advisor to ensure you’re fulfilling all your requirements, you’ll graduate this program as a custom fit for your future employer or graduate program. To help you become a well-rounded citizen, you’ll also take courses outside the sciences – like, the arts, social sciences, and humanities – to develop oral and written communication skills. You’ll also learn computer applications related to your subject matter, including the potential of data mining.

The degree provides a strong background in mathematics and sciences for students wishing to enter the workforce in research and development or to work for an organization whose focus is on environmental management.

Building on the General Education requirements of the campus, students pursuing this degree will have the opportunity to take more biology courses than is the case for those earning the B.S. in Chemistry.

To find out what the next four years might look like for this degree, fill out your information and follow the prompted steps to arrive at a sample degree map. For more information specific to you and your situation, please schedule a visit with an advisor today. For the most recent and up-to-date information regarding this degree, please visit our Academic Bulletin

Interested in adding more customization to your course of study? Consider adding a minor! Working with your academic advisor, you can choose from any minor IU Kokomo has to offer.

Assessment information for this degree is available from our Assessment landing page.

Plan on going to graduate school and want to get involved with your peers? Check out our School of Sciences Pre-Professional Club!

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If the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology feels like it might be the perfect fit for you, you can get started by applying now! If you have questions about whether or not this degree is the best fit for you, chat with our friendly faculty and staff for more information. We’re always happy to help!

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