Program Overview

Are you fascinated by the genetic code? Would you like to learn more about the chemistry, molecules, and chemical processes necessary for life to exist? Do you love research and hands-on experience?

As a biochemistry minor at Spring Hill College, you’ll have the opportunity to gain the foundational knowledge of organic chemistry that gives you a solid background that will help prepare you for a career in the medical or research fields.


On Campus


27 Credits

Time To Degree:

3-4 Semesters

Average Class Size:


Program Goals

This program will give students in-depth knowledge of the chemistry of organisms and life. With several classes and labs in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and general chemistry, students will learn to understand the basis for all life and its functions.

Career Outlook

This program gives students insight into different biochemical career paths in health care, research, and more. The skills they learn in this program will help expand student’s understanding on different biochemical topics that will give them solid support in their medical or research careers.


“My time at SHC has been great. I’ve gained invaluable experience and the professors here really had a big part in helping me land internships with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the National Science Foundation at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS).” -Thomas Kinsey


  • Mark Byrne

    Division Chair of Science and Mathematics

  • Paula Celis-Salazar

    Assistant Professor

  • Larry Shirley


  • Charles Chester

    Associate Professor

  • Donald Culberson

    Associate Professor

  • Rebecca Fillmore

    Associate Professor, Department Chair of Biology

  • Deborah Fox

    Associate Professor

  • Paul Kohnen

    Associate Professor; Department Chair, Biology

Why SHC?

  • At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent tuition cut, Spring Hill College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.
  • We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2021, 92% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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