Discover Your World

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, start your journey with our associate’s degree program at San Jacinto College.

Find Your Future in Physics

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. Our program also opens 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 college or university. 

The San Jacinto College physical science department offers an Associate of Science degree that is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. The College places emphasis on making observations, evaluating evidence, and solving problems.

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Science in physical science is an excellent entry point into a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree leading to careers that include the following.:

  • Biological technician / Research assistant $42,257*
  • Industrial production manager $118,322*
  • Physicist $99,081*

*Source:, 2016 annual median salaries for Gulf Coast region.



Contact Information

Rachel Garcia, Chair - Central Campus
281-998-6150 x 1882
Susan Starr, Chair - North Campus
281-998-6150 x 7395
Christopher Wild, Chair - South Campus

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