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Chemistry M m

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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

Where We Work

  • Faculty, Stevenson University
  • Lawyer, Hengesbach & Hengesbach Law Office
  • Director of Technology Integration, United Sciences, LLC
  • Research Scientist II, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Pediatric Resident, UF Health Shands Hospital

  • Physical Therapist, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Faculty, Visitation Academy, St. Louis
  • Pharmacist, Walgreen’s Pharmacy
  • EnviroChem Environmental Laboratory
  • FDA, Dauphin Island
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • St. Ignatius School, NY
  • Dow Chemical

Badgers in Grad School

  • UAB Medical School
  • North Carolina State
  • St. Louis University
  • Notre Dame
  • Tulane University

  • LSU-Shreveport
  • Colorado State University
  • Florida State University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Washington University, St. Louis
  • University of Georgia
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of North Texas
  • Georgia Institute of Technology


Seth Polansky '17

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 '17

Dr. Carolyn Simmons

As faculty, we try to foster a learning environment that is both challenging and supportive for our students. We are fiercely dedicated to our students’ learning and success in the classroom, the research lab, and in the field.

— Dr. Carolyn Simmons

Research Placements

  • Rice University
  • Cornell University
  • Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences
  • University of Florida
  • Emory University
  • Tulane University
  • Mayo Graduate School SURF
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of Ohio

  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab
  • Baylor University
  • University of Idaho Boise
  • University of Mississippi Medical College
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Xavier University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Mississippi Medical College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Boston University
  • UAB School of Medicine
  • University of Arkansas

Fast Facts

  • Faculty: 3
  • Scholarships Available: Rimes/Lambert Scholarship
  • Departmental Service Program: Partners in Science
  • Clubs: Chemistry Club
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