The Department of Chemistry offers majors in chemistry, biochemistry, natural science with a concentration in chemistry, and a dual degree in chemistry and mathematics.
We offer a minor in chemistry and sustainability studies.

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Practical skills, real research:

  • 100% of our graduates over the last five years are employed or enrolled in graduate school.
  • Students gain experience with our state-of-the-art instrumentation that includes: nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, atomic absorption, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and high-performance liquid chromatography.  All of our major instruments are less than five years old.

Contact to discover how the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry can help you reach your goals.

Why Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Mount?

  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?

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.

  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.

  Passionate about athletics?

Continue playing your sport with one of our DIII athletics teams.


The Mount is 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati.  Convenient access to the city and global employers, while nestled in the beautiful hills above the Ohio River.

  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

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.

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Featured News


Susan Crane

MAT Instructor, Chemistry

Christa Currie

Ph. D. Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences

Mark Fischer

Ph. D. Professor, Physics

Rick Hotz

Ph. D. Associate Professor

Eric Johnson

Ph. D. Chairperson and Professor

Kenneth Kroeger

Associate Professor

Jamie Titus

Ph. D. Associate Professor, Chemistry, and Academic Assessment Coordinator for the University