Program Overview

Interested in health and medicine? Gain the skills you need to build a successful career as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, or pharmacist as a pre-health major at Spring Hill College.

At SHC, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Volunteer with a local health organization
  • Intern at a hospital or another medical facility
  • Participate in an immersion service trip
  • Join pre-professional clubs on campus
  • Enhance your communication skills
  • Study psychology to learn about human nature
  • Get a well-rounded liberal arts education including math and science courses


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Program Outcomes

Our pre-health biology program provides students with a well-rounded education and prepares them to pursue a graduate or professional health care program. Students will also have several out-of-classroom opportunities to build their resume and portfolios.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this pre-health program will have a solid foundation to continue their education in a graduate program or professional program upon graduation. This is a great opportunity for students who want to go on to become doctors, veterinarians, and other medical professionals. 

Hear From a Pre-Health Student


“Your professors are an incredible resource—use them! The close student-teacher relationships found here is one of the main reasons I came to Spring Hill. Our professors have devoted their lives to teaching and they want to get to know you. When they say that they want you to stop by their office or meet them for coffee, they mean it. The professors here genuinely care and want you to succeed.” — Matthew Keller


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  • 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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