The Chemistry of LifeMost Undergrads Move On to Careers or Grad School

In combining the disciplines of biology and chemistry, you will learn how chemical processes occur in living organisms. This leads to a career path with the potential to transform lives. Beginning with your own.

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Why Study Biochemistry at Seton Hill?

Boyle Health Sciences Center

Seton Hill’s new Boyle Health Sciences Center provides science students with the best in academic, clinical and research facilities and resources.

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Because laboratory courses at Seton Hill 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.

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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.

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Become a Chemistry Teacher (Grades 7 - 12) Teaching Certification Prep Program Available

At Seton Hill, you can prepare for your teaching certification at the same time you earn your degree in biochemistry.

Your Career

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of biochemists is strong and expected to grow. The median annual wage for biochemists in 2022 was more than $103,000.

A degree in biochemistry can prepare you for a variety of careers, including:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Healthcare: dentist, medical doctor, nurse, pharmacist, veterinarian, etc.
  • Clinical research associate
  • Forensic scientist
  • Research scientist 
  • Toxicologist
  • Medicinal or pharmaceutical chemist
  • Polymer chemist 

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Seton Hill's award-winning Career and Professional Development Center will prepare you for your first job, and will remain available to you throughout your career.

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