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

Students majoring in Biochemistry take a selection of chemistry and biology courses that apply the fundamentals of chemistry to living systems. Students in the major select one of the following concentrations: 1) Research and Industry, 2) Pre-Medical, or 3) Pre-Pharmacy. Biochemistry is a great choice if you are planning a career in the biochemical or pharmaceutical industry, or planning to pursue graduate studies in health care.

Biochemistry Concentrations

  Research and Industry Concentration
  Pre-Pharmacy Concentration
  Pre-Medical Concentration
100% of students employed or in graduate school within 1 year
Scholarships Available: Schmidlapp CITE
Most of our students choose co-op experiences to augment their training

Small school.  Hands-on, individualized training, one on one with PhD full-time faculty using a suite of instrumentation found in commercial lab settings.

Why Biochemistry at the Mount?

  Featured Courses

The program consists of courses that include:


  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry.
  Employers/Co-op/Grad School and Cost/Aid/Scholarships

Students at Mount St. Joseph University have found great cooperative education opportunities with companies throughout Greater Cincinnati. Organizations that employ Mount students include:


  • All Creatures Animal Hospital
  • Aretek
  • Andy Frain Security
  • Arches of Oak Hills
  • Athletic Republic
  • Athletico
  • Avenues for Success
  • Bayley Life
  • Beacon Orthopedics
  • Bethesda North
  • BLOC Ministries
  • Brighton Center
  • Brookdale
  • Carestar
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center
  • Cincinnati Police Department
  • Cincinnati Recreation Commission
  • Cincinnati Red's
  • Cincinnati Sports Club
  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • Conservative Financial
  • Continental Message Solutions
  • Contractors Choice
  • Cumulus Media
  • CVG
  • Deer Park High School
  • DePaul Cristo Rey High School
  • Drayer Physical Therapy
  • Elder High School
  • Encompass Health
  • Envision
  • FC Cincinnati
  • Florence Y’alls
  • Gateway Rehab Hospital
  • Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services
  • Hamilton County Juvenile Court
  • Hamilton County PreTrial Court
  • Home City Ice
  • Howell Rehab
  • Kolping Soccer Club
  • Kroger Pharmacy
  • Lawrenceburg High School
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Mercy Health
  • Messer Construction
  • Newport Aquarium
  • Office of Senator Rob Portman
  • Ohio National Financial
  • Q Laboratories
  • Red Wolf Sanctuary
  • Ripley Crossing
  • Santa Maria Community Services
  • Snap Fitness
  • Soccer City
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • Talbert House
  • The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
  • The Literacy Network
  • The Lodge Nursing
  • Training Personally
  • TriHealth
  • Triumph Energy
  • Triversity Construction
  • Western & Southern
  • Western Hills Music
  • Western Southern Tennis Tournament
  • Wood Hudson Research Laboratory



Tuition & Costs


Scholarships Available:

Schmidlapp CITE

  Interested in careers in industry?

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.

Many of our students continue their career path with their undergraduate co-op/internship employer.

  Interested in research or academic environments?

Many of our students continue their passion for science by entering a graduate program in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field. We offer individualized courses to assist in your preparation for graduate school.

  Interested in health care?

Use your chemistry or biochemistry degree to pursue your dreams of medical school, pharmacy school and many other health-related graduate programs.  We offer individualized advising based on your health career interest.

  Alumni Stories

Click here to read the full Biochemistry Alumna Q & A article with Valentine Wanga

Click here to read the full Biochemistry Alumna Q & A Article with Nicole Suttles

"The chemistry and natural sciences department was such an important support system for me during my education. Being at a smaller school meant that my professors were not only teaching me in class, but they were also reviewing my resume, my application materials, and helping me with career guidance. The best part is that those things didn’t end when I graduated, as Dr. Titus recently helped me with an application! I really enjoy how individualized the department has always made my education feel, starting from when they remembered me after my high school visit."

PharmD Candidate University of Michigan
Mount St. Joseph University - B.S. Biochemistry '20
Sara Busam

“The Mount’s chemistry department brings a personalized approach to educating it’s students. The faculty takes a vested interest in the success of each and every student. This paired with an environment to collaborate and question allowed me to discover a potential within myself that I use every single day.”

Group Leader and Process Technology at Nitto Denko Avecia
Mount St. Joseph University - B.S. Biochemistry '14
Jake Koopman

"As a physician assistant, it is important to understand all aspects of medicine. A healthcare provider must not only know all about the anatomy but also the medications and their effect on patients. The mount's chemistry program helped me understand the composition of the drugs I am now able to prescribe. The Mount's chemistry and natural sciences department helped to provide a foundation of knowledge that I will continue to grow throughout my career."

Physician Assistant
Mount St. Joseph University - B.S. Biochemistry '14 PA '20
Brett Durbin
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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.

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High School Outreach

Beyond the Campus

Mount St. Joseph University is involved in a variety of activities that improve and enhance the quality of life in the Cincinnati area and beyond. These activities include service, performing arts, visual arts, leisure classes for mature adults, athletic camps, and high school academic programs.

While the University prepares students as effective professionals, we’ve long recognized that there’s more to life than career. It’s also about being productive citizens and ethical leaders ready, willing and able to contribute to the greater good. 

News and Updates

Stay up to date with the most recent biochemistry program news and events; visit the Department of Biomedical & Natural Sciences page.

Solidify your choice in which college to attend by visiting our campus.

Our Scholarships, Grants, and Loans webpage provides valuable information and tools for helping you learn about college financial aid.

Additional Resources

  Undergraduate Tuition
  Program Requirements