Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics

The Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics is dedicated to promoting a community of academic excellence for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. We provide a warm and inviting atmosphere where faith, learning, and science come together. Our mission is to develop compassionate and transformative professionals who will be life-long learners and community servants.

Our school includes undergraduate departments in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. We also offer a master’s program in Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) and a doctoral program in Physical Therapy (D.P.T.).

From health sciences to chemistry and biochemistry, from mathematics to communication sciences and disorders, our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed for students to gain an education enlightened by Christian faith and values and be prepared to change the world.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Hardin-Simmons University is pleased to offer the first entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in Texas. This professional degree can begin upon completion of a bachelor’s degree in a major of the candidate’s choice with completion of specified prerequisite courses. The DPT program at Hardin-Simmons University is competitive and fast-paced, requiring 7 semesters (28 months) to complete.

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Our Biology department teaches courses in cellular and molecular biology, genetics, organismal biology, human biology, field biology, and ecology. Our graduates can proceed in the medical sciences (e.g., medical, physician assistant, dental, physical therapy, etc.); baccalaureate degree or certification programs in allied health fields (e.g. nursing, medical technology, etc.); post-baccalaureate certification in Wildlife Biology; graduate programs in cellular, organismal, or field biology; or pursue certification to teach secondary students.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

A major in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides an academically challenging pre-professional education in the field of speech-language hearing pathology in preparation for graduate school or for licensure. Support courses are provided in the fields of biology, physics, and psychology that are required for professional certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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A major in Chemistry prepares students for careers in industry, environmental protection, clinical chemistry, and education. Students are also prepared for graduate studies in chemistry.

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A major in Mathematics prepares students for career opportunities in business, government, and education. Students are also prepared to for advanced study in mathematics at the graduate level.

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Physician Assistant

The HSU PA program is dedicated to academic excellence in medical education. Students can enter this professional program upon completion of a bachelor’s degree and specified prerequisite courses. The PA program will take 27 months to complete on a full-time basis.

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