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B.S. in Psychology and B.S. in Biology

Are you fascinated by human behavior and interested in pursuing a career in the health professions? If so, then this could be the Illinois Tech program for you.

In this course of study, you will earn two degrees simultaneously in this challenging program geared towards pre-health students who are interested in neurological or behavioral issues. You’ll differentiate yourself when applying to medical school; programs in public health, genetic counseling, or related areas; or graduate programs where biology and psychology intersect, such as neuroscience and cognitive science.

Program at a glance

This program provides an integrated dual degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and the Bachelor of Science in Biology while maintaining the integrity and program content of each individual degree program.  You will examine how psychology, the scientific study of human behavior and the mind, impacts every aspect of our culture and society. You will also be educated in the sciences and will study wide-ranging topics that include cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, physical sciences, and mathematics.

General Education (67-69 hours)
Biology Courses (34 hours + 6 elective hours)
Psychology Courses (28 hours + 6 elective hours)

Total hours 141-143

You will also participate in an Interprofessional Project, unique to Illinois Tech’s curriculum.

Sample courses

  • Cognitive Science
  • Genetics             
  • Human Biology
  • Human Physiology
  • Social Psychology
  • Neural and Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Research Methods in Behavioral Science

 After graduation

This desirable combination of psychology and biology will be a tremendous asset in pursuing graduate or professional school in any of the following areas:

  • Medicine (M.D., D.O., or O.D.)
  • Clinical Psychology or Psychiatry
  • Counseling
  • Public Health
  • Neuroscience
  • Social Work

Learn more

To apply or for more information, visit undergraduate admissions.