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Science, Sustainability, and Environment


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Uncover the Foundations of Life

Biochemistry involves the study of life on the molecular level. Biochemists blend chemical and biological approaches to develop molecular models of life processes in organisms ranging from microbes to humans. Your studies will draw on areas such as biotechnology, genetic engineering, and biomedical engineering. This program is accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Contact Info

Anne Hagerman, Ph.D. / Heeyoung Tai, Ph.D.

Chief Departmental Advisors

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Hughes Laboratories 160, 701 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in chemistry and biochemistry, with the flexibility to pursue other interests including other majors, study abroad, or extensive work or volunteer activities.

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Many graduates in biochemistry go to professional schools in the health sciences including medical school, dental school, or pharmacy school. Other students elect graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry, or related areas such as health sciences, food science, or environmental science. Some students may pursue law school, teacher certification, or training in data analytics and informatics.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Matt Morris
  • My research focuses on antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are a medication that’s usually at the forefront of medical treatment, but as many antibiotics are rendered useless, we don’t know how to treat certain patients.

    Matt Morris '19
    Biochemistry and Music Performance

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Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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