Bachelor of Science in Biology/Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science

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This program provides an integrated dual degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Biology and the Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science while maintaining the integrity and program content of each individual degree program.

This program has two main target audiences:

  1. Pre-health students (pre-MD, pre-clinical psychologist or psychiatrist) who are interested in neurological or behavioral issues. A challenging dual degree program will be an asset in the professional school application process, and this program will provide an excellent preparation for the MCAT.
  2. Students interested in moving on to graduate school in studies at the interface of biology and psychology, such as neuroscience, brain science, or cognitive science.

Required Courses

Biology Requirements (34)
BIOL 107General Biol Lecture3
BIOL 109General Biology Lab1
BIOL 115Human Biology3
BIOL 117Human Biology Lab1
BIOL 210Microbiology3
BIOL 214Genetics3
BIOL 225Microbiology Laboratory2
BIOL 401Introductory Biochemistry3
BIOL 402Metabolic Biochemistry3
BIOL 404Biochemistry Laboratory3
or BIOL 431 Animal Physiology Laboratory
or BIOL 446 Cell Biology Laboratory
BIOL 430Human Physiology3
BIOL 445Cell Biology3
BIOL 451Biological Literature2
BIOL 495Biology Colloquium1
Biology Electives (6)
Select six credit hours6
Chemistry Requirements (18)
CHEM 124Princ of Chemistry I with Lab4
CHEM 125Prin of Chemistry II w/Lab4
CHEM 237Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 239Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 247Analytical Chemistry3
Physics Requirements (11)
PHYS 123General Physics I: Mechanics4
PHYS 221Gen Physics II: Elect&Magntism4
PHYS 224Gen Physics III for Engnrs3
Mathematics Requirements (13-14)
MATH 151Calculus I5
MATH 152Calculus II5
MATH 425Statistical Methods3-4
or PSYC 203 Undergrad Stats Bhvrl Sci
Psychological Science Requirements (28)
PSYC 204Rsrch Method in Behavioral Sci4
PSYC 221Intro to Psychological Science3
PSYC 301Industrial Psychology3
or PSYC 303 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 310Social Psychology3
PSYC 320Applied Correlation/Regression3
or PSYC 409 Psychological Testing
PSYC 414Neural & Biol Bases Behavior3
PSYC 426Cognitive Science3
PSYC 435Child Development3
or PSYC 436 Adult Development
PSYC 485Senior Capstone Project I3
Psychological Science Electives (6)
Select six credit hours6
Introduction to the Profession (3)
BIOL 100Intro to Profession3
or PSYC 100 Intro to Profession
Computer Science Requirement (2)
CS 105Intro to Computer Programming2
or CS 110 Computing Principles
Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) (6)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, section E6
Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements (15)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, sections B and C 115
Total Credit Hours142-143

Bachelor of Science in Biology/Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science Curriculum

Year 1
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
BIOL 100 or PSYC 1003BIOL 1153
BIOL 1073BIOL 1171
PSYC 2213PSYC 3013
CHEM 1244CHEM 1254
MATH 1515MATH 1525
 CS 105 or 1102
 18 18
Year 2
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
BIOL 1091BIOL 2103
BIOL 2143BIOL 2252
PSYC 3103Psychological Science Elective3
CHEM 2374CHEM 2393
PHYS 1234PHYS 2214
Humanities 200-level Course3Humanities Elective (300+)3
 18 18
Year 3
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
BIOL 4453BIOL 4303
Biology Elective3BIOL 4951
PSYC 4143PSYC 2044
PHYS 2243PSYC 320 or 4093
IPRO Elective I3MATH 425 or PSYC 2033-4
Social Sciences Elective3IPRO Elective II3
 18 17-18
Year 4
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
BIOL 4013BIOL 4023
BIOL 404, 431, or 4463BIOL 4512
Psychological Science Elective3PSYC 435 or 4363
PSYC 4263PSYC 4853
CHEM 2473Biology Elective3
Humanities Elective (300+)3Humanities or Social Sciences Elective3
 18 17
Total Credit Hours: 142-143