Bioscience Programs in Ohio

Bioscience is Growing, and it Needs You

The demand for high quality care through advanced drugs, devices, and therapies is growing. Employers in the bioscience industry need a dedicated staff with proper training to keep pace with the demand. Are you ready for the challenge?

Skills Will Move You Forward

One trip to the pharmacy will tell you that prescription and over-the-counter drugs are more sophisticated than ever before. Observe a surgery and you will see how medical devices and instruments are designed to do things our parents couldn’t even imagine.

Consider how learning great skills can benefit you :

  • Be more marketable for employers
  • Enable a smoother transition for you to the bio-workplace
  • Build confidence to take on new challenges in your career
  • Satisfy your curiosity and interest in this exciting field

Education Options Abound

No matter your age, your time is important and you’re likely juggling many priorities. Depending on your placement expectations, your time commitment for getting the right bioscience skills can vary from a number of months for a certificate or eight to ten years for multiple advanced degrees.

You can create the career you want and now is the best time to invest in your future. Why?

  • You deserve to have a career with upward mobility and unlimited potential
  • Most bioscience jobs require skills beyond a high school diploma
  • The resources to help job seekers change careers have never been better

Find the Program that Meets Your Needs

Training to prepare for a bioscience career varies by employer needs and the type of work you are seeking. The good news is, Ohio schools have the options you need, with programs to suit your goals, including:

  • A short term certificate program may take as little as seven weeks or as long as a year
  • An associate degree program can often be completed in two years or less
  • A “pass-through” degree program begins with two years of education at a community college, then transfers to a four year university for completion of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • A traditional university-based Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degree Program

Bioscience Education by the Numbers

Ohio has hundreds of post-secondary institutions serving all industries and walks of life, from universities and community colleges to specialized job training centers and vocational schools. BioOhio has reviewed thousands of degrees and programs offered at these institutions to identify a subset directly related to bioscience employment preparation or advancement.

In 2015, 10,179 bioscience-related degrees and certificates were awarded to students in Ohio, up 58% since 2006.

Degrees awarded in 2015 included 1,365 certificates or associates degrees, 6,329 bachelor’s degrees, and 2,485 post-BA, master’s or doctoral degrees.

In 2006 there were only 85 institutions awarding bioscience degrees and certificates, but by 2015, the number rose to 102 public and private schools directly impacting bioscience in Ohio.

In 2015, the top ten bioscience-pipeline degrees were:

  • Biology and Biological Sciences (2340 graduates)
  • Pharmacy (785)
  • Chemical Engineering (770)
  • Chemistry (755)
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (527)
  • Zoology and Animal Biology (520)
  • Veterinary and Animal Health Technology (454)
  • Biochemistry (307)
  • Neuroscience (280)
  • Pharmacy Technician & Assistant (278)

Schools in Ohio with Bioscience Programs

Institution (some with multiple locations)

School Type

Ohio Region

American National University Private, For-Profit Central, Northeast, Southwest, Western
Ashland University 4 Year Northeast
Baldwin-Wallace University 4 Year Northeast
Bluffton University 4 Year Northwest
Bowling Green State University 4 Year, 2 Year Northwest
Bradford School Private, For-Profit Central
Capital University 4 Year Central
Case Western Reserve University 4 Year Northeast
Cedarville University 4 Year Western
Central Ohio Technical College 2 Year Central
Central State University 4 Year Western
Cincinnati State Tech. & Community College 2 Year Southwest
Clark State Community College 2 Year Western
Cleveland State University 4 Year Northeast
College of Wooster 4 Year Northeast
Columbus State Community College 2 Year Central
Cuyahoga Community College 2 Year Northeast
Daymar College Private, For-Profit Southeast
Defiance College 4 Year Northwest
Denison University 4 Year Central
DeVry University 4 Year Central
Eastern Gateway Community College 2 Year Northeast
Edison State Community College 2 Year Western
Fortis College Private, For-Profit Western
Franciscan University of Steubenville 4 Year Southeast
Heidelberg University 4 Year Northwest
Herzing University Non-Profit Northeast, Northwest
Hiram College 4 Year Northeast
John Carroll University 4 Year Northeast
Kent State University 4 Year Northeast
Kenyon College 4 Year Central
Lake Erie College 4 Year Northeast
Lakeland Community College 2 Year Northeast
Lorain County Community College 2 Year Northeast
Lourdes College 4 Year Northwest
Malone University 4 Year Northeast
Marietta College 4 Year Northeast
Marion Technical College 2 Year Central
Mercy College of Ohio 2 Year Northwest
Miami University 4 Year Southwest
Miami-Jacobs Career College Private, For-Profit Central, Western, Northeast, Southwest, Western
Mount Saint Joseph University 4 Year Southwest
Mount Vernon Nazarene University 4 Year Central
Muskingum University 4 Year Southeast
North Central State College 2 Year Northeast
Northeast Ohio Medical University 4 Year Northeast
Notre Dame College 4 Year Northeast
Oberlin College 4 Year Northeast
Ohio Dominican University 4 Year Central
Ohio Northern University 4 Year Northwest
Ohio State University, The 4 Year Central, Northeast
Ohio University 4 Year Southeast
Ohio Wesleyan University 4 Year Central
Otterbein University 4 Year Central
Owens State Community College 2 Year Northwest
Remington College Private, For-Profit Northeast
Ross College – Sylvania Private, For-Profit Northwest
Shawnee State University 4 Year Southeast
Sinclair Community College 2 Year Western
Southern State Community College 2 Year Southwest
Stark State College of Technology 2 Year Northeast
Stautzenberger College Private, For-Profit Northeast, Northwest
Terra State Community College 2 Year Northwest
Tiffin University 4 Year Northwest
University of Akron 4 Year, 2 Year Northeast
University of Cincinnati 4 Year, 2 Year Southwest
University of Dayton 4 Year Western
University of Findlay, The 4 Year Northwest
University of Mount Union 4 Year Northeast
University of Northwestern Ohio 4 Year Northwest
University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College 4 Year, 2 Year Southeast
University of Toledo 4 Year Northwest
Urbana University 4 Year Western
Ursuline College 4 Year Northeast
Walsh University 4 Year Northeast
Washington State Community College 2 Year Southeast
Wilberforce University 4 Year Western
Wilmington College 4 Year Southwest
Wittenberg University 4 Year Western
Wright State University 4 Year, 2 Year Western, Northwest
Xavier University 4 Year Southwest
Youngstown State University 4 Year Northeast
Zane State College 2 Year Southeast