Biochemistry (B.S.)


Biochemistry majors at Seton Hill study the chemistry of life. In combining the disciplines of biology and chemistry, you will learn how chemical processes occur in living organisms - and you will begin a career path with the potential to transform lives. Beginning with your own. 


Seton Hill's experienced Ph.D. faculty will provide you with individualized attention in the classroom and the lab, and will also help to advise you as you make decisions about your future.


Because laboratory courses are small, you will do more than just watch experiments - you will perform them yourself, using the same sophisticated facilities and equipment that your professors use.

Research & Internship Opportunities

As an upperclassman, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in ongoing research, both here on campus and through research internships at universities and institutions across the country. Recent science and health majors at Seton Hill have participated in research projects at the Mayo Clinic (cell biology), Ohio State University (HIV) and Johns Hopkins University (prostrate cancer).

Right here at Seton Hill, a group of student researchers, led by faculty members in chemistry and biology, just completed a multi-year study on the response of individuals with deficiencies in DNA repair pathways to potential toxins. This opportunity came as a result of a Seton Hill contract with IMS Government Solutions, the Department of Defense, and the United States Air Force.

Get Your B.S. & Medical Degrees Right Here on the Hill

A unique cooperative degree program in osteopathic medicine with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) at Seton Hill enables qualifying pre-med freshmen majoring in biochemistry to reserve a seat in the medical school right here on our campus. 

Fast Forward to an MBA

Through the FastForward Bachelor’s to Master’s Program, biochemistry majors can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at Seton Hill in five years!