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Biochemistry Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science program with a comprehensive major in biochemistry offers students a rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum designed to explore the molecular intricacies of life. Through courses spanning molecular biology, genetics, organic and physical chemistry, calculus and physics, students gain a deep understanding of the fundamental principles governing biological systems at the molecular level. With hands-on laboratory experiences and advanced coursework in biochemistry, students develop the analytical skills and scientific expertise necessary for careers in research, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and more.

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Delivery Format

In Person


Credit Hours



Time to Complete

4 years



How Do I Know if This Program Is Right for Me?

The biochemistry program is ideal for individuals passionate about unraveling the molecular mysteries of life and eager to delve into the intricacies of biochemical processes. If you possess a strong foundation in biology and chemistry, enjoy problem-solving and analytical thinking and aspire to contribute to advancements in healthcare, biotechnology, or research, this program could be the perfect fit for you.

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Sample Curriculum

Learn more about the biochemistry curriculum by reviewing the Four-Year Curriculum GuideAcademic Catalog and Course Rotation.

Other related programs include the chemistry and forensic chemistry programs.


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Ashland University has been awarded a grant from the state of Ohio to provide Choose Ohio First Scholarships to outstanding students with interests in the natural and physical sciences. These scholarships support academically strong students who plan to continue to graduate school, health-related professional programs or employment in STEM industries after completing a bachelor’s degree.

AU Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.

Ohio EPA Scholarship

These merit based, nonrenewable scholarships will be given to undergraduate students enrolled at an Ohio public or private college/university who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Students must be entering their Junior or Senior year. Awardees will be selected by the Academy appointed panel.

Can You Give Me a Glimpse of My Future?

With a degree in biochemistry, your future holds a myriad of exciting opportunities in fields such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, healthcare and research. Whether you're conducting groundbreaking research in a laboratory, developing life-saving medications or exploring innovative solutions to global health challenges, your expertise in biochemistry will pave the way for a fulfilling and impactful career shaping the future of science and medicine.

Contact Information

Brian Mohney, Ph.D.
Chair, Chemistry, Geology and Physics Department
Professor of Chemistry
417 Kettering Science Center