Colleges and universities

Several Greater Cincinnati colleges and universities offer outstanding life sciences programs that help produce the next generation of biohealth talent and leadership.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

  • A public, two-year college with an enrollment of more than 9,000 students  
  • Provides student-focused, quality technical and general education, academic transfer, experiential and cooperative education, and workforce development 
  • Offers one of the largest cooperative learning programs in the U.S. 
  • Life sciences-related programs and degrees include: 
  • Center for Innovative Technology:  Majors in chemical technology, environmental technology and biomedical engineering 
  • Health and Public Safety: Degrees and certificates in health information technologies, bioscience technology, and public safety and allied health – including medical lab technician, respiratory care diagnostic medical sonography and surgical technologies 

Miami University

  • A public university with more than 23,000 students 
  • Among the Top 10 undergraduate teaching schools in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2016) 
  • Recognized as one of America’s best colleges in the Princeton Review (2016) 
  • Life sciences-related programs and degrees include:  
  • Majors in biochemistry; biology; cell, molecular and structural biology; chemistry; ecology, evolution and environmental biology; health information technology; individualized studies; integrated studies, including healthcare administration and personal and community health perspectives; medical laboratory science; microbiology; nursing; premedical studies; and sustainability 
  • Minors in bioinformatics, global perspectives on sustainability, neuroscience and plant biology

Northern Kentucky University (NKU)

  • A metropolitan university of nearly 15,000 students 
  • Cited for academic quality and value by CIO magazine, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes   
  • Life sciences-related programs and degrees include: 
  • College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate and graduate degrees in biochemistry, cellular/molecular/genetics, chemistry (ACS certified), ecology/evolution/organismal, forensic science, general biology,  
  • College of Health Professions undergraduate and graduate degrees in health science and radiologic technology and respiratory care  
  • NKU STEM-focused programs include biological science, chemistry, computer information technology, computer science, electronics engineering technology,  environmental science, and geology

Sinclair Community College

  • An urban community college with more than 1,000 enrolled students  
  • Consistently ranked among the top community colleges in the nation  
  • Offers more than 220 programs, including specialized and technical study areas in high demand throughout southwest Ohio 
  • Life sciences-related programs, degrees and certifications include allied health, biology, biotechnology, bioscience manufacturing training, chemistry, health information management, health information technology and nursing 

University of Cincinnati (UC)

  • A public research institution with more than 44,000 students enrolled at campuses in Cincinnati, Blue Ash and Clermont County 
  • Ranked in Top 100 public schools (U.S. News, 2016) 
  • Life sciences-related programs and degrees include advanced medical imaging technology, behavior healthcare, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, collaborative medical device and medical engineering, dietetics, food and nutrition, environmental engineering, health informatics, health information management, medical library science, neuroscience, nutritional science, respiratory therapy, and transfusion and transplantation sciences 
  • College of Nursing: RN BSN, nursing, nursing education, nursing practice and nursing research 
  • College of Medicine: Medical sciences, ROSE program (Research, Observation, Service and Education), STEM/MD (medical diversity), and medical and PhD degrees 

Xavier University

  • A Jesuit Catholic university with nearly 7,000 students 
  • Ranked sixth best Midwest university and sixth best college for veterans  
  • Life sciences-related undergraduate and graduate degrees include: Biology, biophysics, health administration, medical technology and nursing 
  • Life Sciences: A 4 + 1 offering for biology majors to earn an MBA in Molecular Biology, Pharmaceuticals or Environmental Issues 
  • Health Industry: Williams College of Business MBA with a concentration in Health Industry 


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