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 major at Spring Hill College, you’ll have the opportunity to follow two professional tracks: human biochemistry designed for students interested in pre-med or the allied health fields, or molecular biochemistry and research.

Delivery:

On Campus

Clubs:

American Chemical Society, Chemistry Club

Faculty Count:

8

Average Class Size:

13

Program Goals

Students in this program will develop an in-depth understanding of biochemistry and will be prepared for careers in health-related fields or in biochemistry research. Students have the opportunity to choose their track and will be able to develop personal and professional relationships with their faculty at Spring Hill College and working professionals.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this undergraduate biochemistry program will have a great understanding of several biological and chemical principles. The majority of graduates of this program continue their education in graduate school programs and earn their Ph.D. Many graduates of this program will work in research roles across the country. 

Testimonial

“Biochemistry works for me as a major because it combines the best aspects of chemistry and biology. I learn about anatomy, physiology, and cell biology–alongside organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical.” — James Kizziah

Faculty

  • Paula Celis-Salazar

    Assistant Professor

  • Christopher Dieni

    Assistant Professor

  • Virgil Jackson

    Department Chair of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering

  • Larry Shirley

    Adjunct

  • Mark Byrne

    Division Chair of Science and Mathematics

  • Charles Chester

    Associate Professor, Division Chair

  • 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 2019, 99.5% 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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