Unlimited Pathways to your Career in Biochemistry


A career in the sciences has never been more critical. At Stevenson, explore the interdependent nature of the areas of chemical, physical, and biological science. Work with state-of-the-art instrumentation in well-equipped facilities, all while gaining the lab and analytical skills that prepare you for future employment or continuing education in graduate or professional school.

100% of our Biochemistry graduates have found employment in their field or are enrolled in graduate school within six months after graduation.

Graduates of the Biochemistry program will:

  • Apply knowledge of chemical principles to the understanding of living systems.
  • Describe the ways in which biomolecules contribute to the structure and function of cells.
  • Design and execute scientific experiments using the scientific method.
  • Interpret scientific data and communicate findings.
  • Exhibit behaviors consistent with the professional and ethical standards of the discipline.
  • Evaluate current scientific advances using knowledge of biochemical principles.
  • Evaluate scientific discovery in terms of its scientific merit and its ethical, societal, and global implications.

Fighting Cancer Through Research

Stevenson’s Biochemistry students participate in a semester-long research project looking into the effectiveness of cancer-fighting drugs.

Stevenson Biochemistry

Career Connections

Internship Placements

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • MedStar Union Memorial Sports Medicine at Bel
  • Sinai Hospital
  • Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • University of MD Center
    for Vaccine Development

Top Employers

  • Anne Arundel
  • MedStar Health
  • National Institute of
  • Patient First
  • Pharmaceuticals International

Graduate Opportunities

  • Shenandoah University Division of Physical Therapy
  • Stevenson University
  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

Career Pathways

  • Forensic Science
  • Genetic Research
  • Medical Research
  • Pharmaceutical Laboratory Work
  • Technology Officer

Bachelor’s to Master’s Option

A B.S. to M.S. Option is available for qualified students who are interested in earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. The program is designed to blend seamlessly, providing students with a more powerful education in a shorter period of time.

Study Biochemistry at Stevenson


The courses in the preview below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Course Preview

BIO 112Principles of General Biology3 credits
BIO 113General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics3 credits
BIOCH 327Biochemistry3 credits
CHEM 210Organic Chemistry I3 credits
CHEM 213Digital Information Literacy for Chemistry1 credit
PHYS 210General Physics I4 credits
SCI 215Writing in the Sciences3 credits

Academic Catalog

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, and suggested course sequence for Stevenson’s Biochemistry program.

FYS 100First Year Seminar1 credit
BIO 112Principles of General Biology3 credits
BIO 113General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics3 credits
BIO 113LGeneral Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics1 credit
BIO 230Genetics4 credits
BIOCH 327Biochemistry3 credits
BIOCH 345LIntegrative Laboratory I2 credits
BIOCH 427Advanced Biochemistry3 credits
BIOCH 470Capstone Internship3 credits
BIOCH 471Capstone Internship6 credits
BIOCH 475Capstone Seminar3 credits
CHEM 114General Chemistry I with Problem Solving3 credits
CHEM 115General Chemistry I3 credits
CHEM 115LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1 credit
CHEM 116General Chemistry II3 credits
CHEM 116LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit
CHEM 210Organic Chemistry I3 credits
CHEM 210LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory1 credit
CHEM 211Organic Chemistry II3 credits
CHEM 211LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit
CHEM 213Digital Information Literacy for Chemistry1 credit
CHEM 313Career Connections in Chemistry1 credit
MATH 220Calculus I4 credits
PHYS 210General Physics I4 credits
PHYS 215General Physics I with Calculus4 credits
PHYS 211General Physics II4 credits
PHYS 216General Physics II with Calculus4 credits
SCI 215Writing in the Sciences3 credits

Minors and Other Options


A minor in Biochemistry is not available.

Add a Professional Minor

Open yourself up to additional career paths with one of our professional minors. Each minor is designed to pair with students’ majors to give them additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific career goals. 

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Chemistry Department Honors Requirements

Eligible students majoring in biochemistry may elect to pursue honors within the Department of Chemistry. The intention to pursue Chemistry Department Honors must be declared before the start of their last semester before graduation. To declare the intent to pursue department honors, a student must have earned a science/math GPA of 3.50 or higher and a plan to finish the honors requirements outlined below.

Students graduating with Chemistry Department honors will have this distinction noted on their official university transcript. In order to graduate with department honors, the following requirements must be met:

  • Completion of one research experience.
  • Completion of a second research experience or a 300-400 level CHEM or BIOCH elective that is not being used to fulfill a degree requirement in the major.
  • An oral presentation of the research experience to the department.
  • A science/math GPA of 3.5 or higher at graduation.

Bachelor’s to Master’s Option

BS/MS options are available for students majoring in Biochemistry who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework while working toward a Stevenson University Master’s Degree in one of the following:

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Laboratory Tours

Featured Equipment

  • Perkin Elmer FT-IR Spectrophotometer
  • CEM Discovery Microwave Reactors
  • Laboratory Fume Hoods
  • Analytical Laboratory Balances
  • Meltemp Melting Point Apparatus

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Scholarship Opportunities

Sciences Scholarship

Stevenson’s Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences offers scholarships for incoming freshman students who plan to major in Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Mathematics. We invite you to submit a personal statement to be considered for the Sciences Scholarships. Awards are $2,000 and can be combined with a Stevenson merit-based scholarship award from Admissions. Awards are renewable for four years.

Learn more about our Sciences Scholarship

Meet Our Students & Alumni

Finding the Remedy

Morgan Wirtz

Biochemistry Major

From studying abroad to participating in off-campus research opportunities with Johns Hopkins Hospital, golf team captain Morgan maximized every opportunity Stevenson had to offer.

Biochemistry News

Biochemistry major Riley Schap along with Dr. Hudson completed an overnight ride along with the crime scene unit of Baltimore Police.

The Beverly K Fine School of the Sciences hosted a tent at the SU Homecoming tailgate to welcome alum and students. Faculty from the SOS were excited to see all the visitors.

Forensic Science faculty member Brittney Rollison (BS '13/ MS'14) and Forensic Accrediation Program Manager at A2LA, presented a talk on the ISO/IEC 17025 vs ISO/IEC 17020 standards for the forensic laboratory and what each s.

Stevenson Biochemistry

At a Glance


Areas of health professions graduate schools our alumni attend (medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant)


Fields for student research with faculty, including various medical therapeutics, analysis of metal-protein interactions, and computational models in HIV research

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