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Biochemistry program

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

From preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as Malaria and Ebola, to uncovering breakthroughs in cancer research, to working toward cures for autism and Alzheimer's disease, those working in biochemistry make some of the most significant impacts to the health and well-being of our world.

School of Natural Science and Mathematics

The biochemistry program is part of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. Our goal as a department is to graduate women and men that are uniquely equipped to provide scientific perspective and solutions to the complex problems facing humanity.

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  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the Major

The Mount’s biochemistry degree is designed to uniquely equip you with the scientific perspective necessary to create solutions to the complex problems facing humanity.

In addition to biochemistry courses, the program will include studies in genetics, molecular and cellular biology. You’ll also learn about general, organic, analytical and physical chemistry. Additionally, physics, calculus and a senior seminar will round out your course work.

Mount St. Mary’s faculty maintain active, student-centered research programs where you’ll have the opportunity to gain real-world research experience with one-on-one interaction and mentoring from your faculty advisor. From student-authored publications and presentations at national conferences to acceptance into top medical schools and doctoral programs, Mount biochemistry students have a history of success.

The Mount’s biochemistry program will provide you with the education and experience necessary to pursue diverse career pathways such as a soil and plant scientist developing more sustainable biofuels, a chemical engineer for a technology company, or a geneticist at the National Institutes of Health in nearby Bethesda, Maryland.

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Julian Woods, C'17

I chose the Mount because it has Division I track and a good science program. The Mount has given me both the academic understanding and personal skills to excel at anything in life.

Julian Woods, C'17 Pursuing dental degree, University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Where biochemistry majors go.

Mount grads have been hired at companies, organizations and agencies such as:

  • U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • John’s Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • John’s Hopkins Hospital
  • Inspira Health Network
  • Merck
  • Kaiser Permanente

Mount grads also consistently pursue graduate, medical and other professional training at top institutions such as:

  • Yale
  • John’s Hopkins University
  • The George Washington University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Pharmacy
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