Program Overview

Are you interested in helping patients live better with an illness, injury or disability? Would you like the ability to identify abnormal cells while cancer is still at a treatable stage? Health science graduates work in many of the top ranking jobs in America providing invaluable diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services to patients.

With a degree in health sciences from Spring Hill College, your career possibilities are broad and exciting: clinical practice, research, or academia; public sector, private industry; or directly into a graduate program. Wherever you go, you’ll be well-prepared with a degree from SHC.

Spring Hill College has been ranked among the top 25 Health Science bachelor’s degrees in the country by bachelorsdegreecenter.org

Delivery:

On Campus

Average Class Size:

13

Honor Society:

Tri Beta

Faculty Count:

6

Program Goals

The learning objectives of the Health Science program include:

  • Demonstrate sound scientific reasoning skills
  • Apply scientific principles to biological/health problems
  • Evidence effective use of scientific literature
  • Demonstrate quantitative knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic laboratory skills

Career Outlook

Students in this program will have a solid background in health sciences upon graduation and will be able to work in the medical field in a variety of support roles such as a medical assistant. Graduates can also pursue a graduate or professional degree to become a medical professional. Health Science careers have become the dominant fields in health care delivery currently, and the trend is expected to continue.  Advances in medical technology, recent legislated health care mandates coupled with an aging population have created increased employment opportunities in health care.

Testimonial

“The health sciences major provides all of the courses necessary to enter into graduate programs. The professors are very caring and dedicated, and will go to any lengths to ensure the success of their students.” — Morgan Lee

Faculty

  • Deborah Fox

    Associate Professor

  • Charles Chester

    Associate Professor, Division Chair

  • Donald Culberson

    Associate Professor

  • Rebecca Fillmore

    Associate Professor, Department Chair of Biology

  • 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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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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