• Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics

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    All graduating students majoring in the Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in the Hardin-Simmons University Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics who applied to medical, pharmacy, physical therapy and Physicians assistant programs were accepted for the 2014-2015 year.

    I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome and introduction to you from Hardin-Simmons University and the Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics. We are excited that you may have an interest in coming our way.We have undergraduate departments in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Geology and Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. In addition, we have a master’s programs in Environmental Management (M.S.) and the first accredited doctoral program in the state of Texas in Physical Therapy (D.P.T.). We also offer a major in biochemistry and molecular biology. Students at HSU can take courses in pre-engineering, astronomy, forensic science, acoustics, dinosaurs and volcanoes, drugs and society, and teacher preparation for all areas of science and mathematics.

    Our pre-health professions tracks within the above departments permits us to send students to medical, dental, occupational therapy, optometry, veterinary medicine, medical technology, nursing, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, dental hygiene, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, chiropractic medicine, and graduate schools all over Texas and throughout the country.

    Most departments within the university have honor societies that reward our top students. Scholarships are available for selected students who have excelled in high school or after time spent here in residence. Full scholarship and financial aid information can be obtained through our office of enrollment services. We offer an outstanding undergraduate liberal arts preparation for any science and/or mathematics related career through small class sizes, laboratories that are taught by professors, individual and personal one-on-one advising with faculty members, and a strong commitment to an education enlightened by Christian faith. Our 25 full-time faculty members are trained to be excellent teachers and mentors in all areas of science. Currently our 180 undergraduate majors are pursuing their dreams of learning “cutting edge” science in a family atmosphere within a Christian environment.

    It is our hope to continue to attract outstanding prospects such as you for study on our campus. At present, our 2,450 students enjoy the beautiful tree-lined campus that boasts a magnitude of recreational facilities and dormitories and a food-court styled cafeteria. There are numerous opportunities to compete in athletics, be a part of Baptist Student Ministries, share in student government, or to pledge one of our numerous service-oriented sororities or fraternities. Our upperclassmen also have the opportunity to live in university owned apartments within a block of campus.With a population of 115,000, three universities and a strategic military base, Abilene is a city that has a lot to offer college students.If there is any information I can get to you, or if you would like to talk about any of our programs please do not hesitate to call me at (325) 670-1597. I would like to personally invite you to visit us in the Sid Richardson Science Center and our new Holland Health Sciences Building when you get the chance, and we will show you around.



    Christopher L. McNair, Ph.D., Dean
    Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics
    Professor of Biology

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