Program Overview

Would you like to develop a life-saving drug, design a space capsule, or analyze moon rock? What about studying DNA molecules or creating a new antibiotic?

At Spring Hill College, you’ll explore the role of chemistry in everyday life, and apply your knowledge to understand and provide possible solutions to current day concerns like acid rain, global warming, and water quality.

While the majority of SHC students go on to pursue a Ph.D., careers are also available in pharmaceuticals, education, chemical and petroleum industries, medicine and allied health, as well as research labs.

State of the Art Equipment

Chemistry students at Spring Hill College have the opportunity to use the following lab equipment for class assignments, experimentation, and research:

  • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
  • UltraViolet-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • DNA and Protein Electrophoresis systems
  • Protein Electrophoresis system
  • BIO-RAD GelAir Dryer and Ultra Rocker
  • Vernier LabQuest Data Acquisition systems

Delivery:

On Campus

Scholarship:

Rimes/Lamber Scholarship

Average Class Size:

13

Faculty Count:

4

Program Goals

Our undergraduate chemistry program allows students to explore the several fields of chemistry with supporting courses in calculus and physics to provide students with a well-rounded education.

Where We Work

• Georgia Tech Research Institute
• Stevenson University
• United Sciences, LLC
• Dow Chemical

Career Outlook

Students will have a solid grasp of the field of chemistry that will be applicable in several STEM-related professions. This program also helps to prepare students to enter into a graduate or professional program upon graduation.

Testimonial

“The chemistry major requires work and long hours, but I really enjoy my courses, especially since the chemistry professors are all fantastic and supportive of students.” — Seth Polansky

Faculty

  • Mark Byrne

    Division Chair of Science and Mathematics

  • Paula Celis-Salazar

    Assistant Professor

  • Christopher Dieni

    Assistant Professor

  • Virgil Jackson

    Department Chair of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering

  • Larry Shirley

    Adjunct

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.

Learn more about our admissions process and policies, including our test-optional policy, at www.shc.edu/admissions

Learn more about our Financial Aid process and policies, including FAFSA and work study programs, here.

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To see how credits you are currently taking at any college/university may transfer to Spring Hill College, you can email a copy of your transcripts to admit@shc.edu. We will send you an evaluation of credits and can help plan future coursework at your current college/university.

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