Studying physics opens up possibilities as big as our world and as vast as outer space. If you are driven to unlock the mysteries of the universe, you should begin your journey at San Jacinto College. Here you will explore the principles of waves, quantum mechanics, polarization, and the periodic table and learn how time, space, energy, and matter interact. This degree will prepare you to move on to a four-year program in astronomy, astrophysics, health physics, and nuclear physics, to name a few options. Our program also opens immediate doors into rewarding positions in research and development, testing, consulting, quality control, and teaching.

An Associate of Science Degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year or upper-level college or university. In the educational program part of the course catalog, there are five options to select from: 

                    2LIFESCI Life Science (Biology)                   

                    2PHYSCI Physical Science (Chemistry, Geology, Physics)

                    2COSCI Computer Science        

                    2MATH Math

                    2ENGINEER Engineering Science

You must complete the required transfer core curriculum (or "basics") 42 student credit hours (SCH), the institutional option 6 SCH, and the transfer path 12 SCH to achieve the degree. The transfer path 12 SCH will depend on the option chosen above. They are listed in the course catalog.

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The Central Campus Department of Physical Science has a lot of activities to build student support. We have a speaker series that brings professionals from various industries to our students and informs them of what they can do with their science degrees. We also provide science service learning to our students which is a community outreach program targeted at younger children to help expose them to the world of science. For more updates visit the STEM council page or look up "physical science san jac" on Facebook.

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Contact Info: 
South Campus-Andrew Vines
North Campus-Dr. Kelly Mizell
281-998-6150 x 7163
Central Campus-Dr. Rachel Garcia
281-998-6150 x 1882

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