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Countless Opportunities

Recent graduates are employed as scientists in academia, industry and government, or pursuing postgraduate education. In addition to our rigourous academic program, students can work side-by-side with faculty on research projects such as discovering novel inhibitors of bacterial efflux pumps as a way to combat multi-drug resistance in bacteria, studying biodegradation of polymer coatings, and discovering new photodynamic lung cancer treatments.

  • $1.5M

    in external research grants awarded over the past three years

  • 100%

    of students meet regularly with academic advisors

  • 100%

    of students can participate in experiential learning activities

High-Quality Education

Hands-on Learning Opportunities Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Cooperative Education

Whether students are in upper-level teaching laboratories or individual faculty research laboratories, they gain hands-on experience with modern chemical instrumentation as they study research problems. Some research projects result in student-authored publications.

UD has strong support for undergraduate research, including the Honors program, College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Summer Fellowships, Integrated Science and Engineering Summer CoRPs and the Berry Summer Thesis Institute. Our department has the longest standing undergraduate research program at UD.

Qualified students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree may participate in cooperative education after completion of their sophomore year.


Visit Campus

Interested in learning more about biochemistry? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by calling our department at 937-229-2631. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation.

Featured Programs and Initiatives

Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

The BPM degree option allows undergraduate students majoring in biochemistry to obtain both a bachelor of science and a master of science in five years. The undergraduate degree is earned in the first four years, with the master's degree being earned in the fifth year. BPM students are charged at the regular undergraduate tuition rate for their first four years, and are offered the discounted graduate tuition rate for the 24 semester hours of graduate coursework. During M.S. degree completion, several paid teaching opportunities are available.

Engage in Research

Students perform original research with support from chemistry faculty, starting no later than their junior year. This research culminates with a senior thesis and research presentation at a department seminar before graduation.

Experiential Learning

Real-World Experience

Through practical learning opportunities like internships and co-ops, you can build your resume, gain practical experience and prepare for a successful career.


Department of Chemistry

Science Center, Room 178
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2357

ACS Accreditation

Approved and accredited by the American Chemical Society


average class size for upper-level chemistry courses