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.



PHYS 1301/1101 Update

Effective with the Fall 2020 semester, you will need to have completed the following pre-requisite(s) for PHYS 1301/1101:

  • BOTH College Algebra (MATH 1314) AND Plane Trigonometry (MATH 1316) or 
  • Pre-Calculus (MATH 2412) or higher

Please speak with Admissions or EPCC for more information, or call the science department at 281-998-6350 ext 1560 for more information.



Contact Information

Rachel Garcia, Chair - Central Campus
281-998-6350 x 1882
Susan Starr, Chair - North Campus
281-998-6350 x 7395
Connie Gomez, Chair - South Campus
281-998-6350 x 3113
Daintee Jones-Clark, Chair - Generation Park Campus
281-998-6150 x8102

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