Biochemistry majors take select chemistry and biology courses that apply the fundamentals of chemistry to living systems.


The Biochemistry major, offered in the Department of Chemistry and Physical Science, provides students a solid grounding in chemistry and biology, and is supported by mathematics and physics courses.

Biochemistry is a great choice for students planning a career in the biochemical or pharmaceutical industries, or planning continued studies in medicine, dentistry or related fields.


Featured Courses:

The program consists of courses that include:


  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry.

Hands-On Learning:

Under the guidance of faculty, biochemistry students at the Mount can participate in chemistry research as part of a research group. Many research students are co-authors on published chemistry research papers while others present their work at regional professional meetings.


Our extensive cooperative education opportunities provide real-life experiences in industrial settings and research labs in greater Cincinnati. These co-op positions have often led to full-time positions for our students.

Career Potential:

Students graduating with a biochemistry degree have multiple career options. Some may choose to continue in graduate programs in either biochemistry or health care fields such as PA (physician’s assistant), medicine, physical therapy, or pharmacy. Students may also enter the workforce as a researcher in a biochemistry facility.


Alumni Profiles


  • Brett Durbin ’14 completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the Mount.
  • Jacob Koopman ’14 completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He is currently employed as a process transfer coordinator at Nitto Denko Avecia, Inc., a company that manufactures oligonucleotides.

News and Updates

Stay up to date with the most recent biochemistry program news and events; visit the department of chemistry page.


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Associate Provost of Academic Affairs

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Associate Professor Emerita

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Chairperson and Associate Professor

Jamie Titus
Associate Professor

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Assistant Professor

Richard Hotz
Associate Professor

Susan Crane

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Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences

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Department of Biology

A major in biology blends knowledge of basic scientific processes with an appreciation of the phenomenon of life