Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)


Biochemistry is excellent training for careers in research, medicine, and the biotech industry. Biochemists and molecular biologists will provide scientific breakthroughs that help battle disease and save lives. If you major in biochemistry and molecular biology, you can look forward to a meaningful career in one of many fields.

Average Salaries in Biochemistry

Doctor of Philosophy (Research Scientist)

71,798 median salary for Doctor of philosophy research scientist

Doctor of Philosophy (Principal Scientist)

71,798 median salary for Doctor of philosophy principal scientist


Success Stories

Christina Davis, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, works as a research assistant at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Marquise Crosby, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major, works as a lab assistant at Wright-Patterson in the Soft Matter Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.

Career Paths

  • Agriculture
  • Basic and clinical research
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cellular biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Drug design and manufacturing
  • Forensic science
  • Immunology
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Science education
  • Scientific writing
  • Structural biology/biophysics

Places Our Biochemistry Graduates Have Worked at

  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Radiance Technologies
  • New England Biolabs
  • Cure Huntington's Disease Initiative Foundation
  • DNA Diagnostics Center, Cincinnati
  • American College of Radiology Imaging Network
  • Yale University
  • Purdue University
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • University of California Davis
  • Unverisity of California San Francisco
  • Ohio State University
  • Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Clemson University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Toledo
  • Indiana University East
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • American Association for Cancer Research