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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
  • Graduate Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Accelerated Undergraduate
  • 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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Kerri Czekner, Mount St. Mary's University C'21

The Mount has given me a wealth of lab experience. I've learned hard lab skills (such as how to use instrumentation) but perhaps more importantly, I've learned how to develop procedures, how to collaborate with other researchers and how to regroup when an experiment fails. I will absolutely take all these lessons with me into graduate school and beyond.

Kerri Czekner, C'21 Fullbright recipient, European Institute of Oncology

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
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Johns 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
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • The George Washington University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Pharmacy
Top 10% The Mount is in the top 10% of colleges and universities nationwide in terms of the long-term earnings for a four-year college degree.

Biotechnology Management Dual Degree

The Mount’s biotechnology management dual degree program provides the skills needed to advance your career in biotechnology by helping you effectively communicate with both scientists and business professionals.


Osteopathic Medicine Dual Degree

The osteopathic medicine dual degree program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree from the Mount in four years and go directly on to earn a doctoral degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) during the next four years.


Meet Our Faculty

Patrick Lombardi

Patrick Lombardi

Associate Professor

William Mills

William Mills

Assistant Professor

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Assistant Professor


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