Faculty/Staff Panel

Student Panel


Student Panel
Faculty/Staff Panel

Natural Science

The Natural Science Division offers an extensive selection of courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geography, health, meteorology, nutrition, physical education, physical science, and physics. Courses meet prerequisite requirements for transfer to four year institutions as well as other health care curriculum.

AS Degrees

  • Agronomy and Soils
  • Animal/Dairy Science
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Biology Education: Natural Science
  • Biomedical Services
  • Chemical Engineering: Natural Science
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education: Natural Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science and Wellness
  • Fisheries Science
  • Health Education
  • Health Infomatics

  • Health Science
  • Health Services Administration
  • Meteorology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Poultry Science
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Radiologic Sciences
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Cardio Science
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Wildlife Science

Fast Facts

  • The following four-year Universities coordinate transfer credit for Natural Science curriculum through STARS-guide approved courses; Jacksonville State University; University of Alabama; Auburn University; University of Alabama in Birmingham; and Alabama A&M University.
  • Natural Science classes are available on campus or online.

Horticulture and Agricultural Science

Some of our classes transfer specifically into the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. Auburn’s Horticulture Department has a 100% job placement rate since 1979. The average starting salary in 2017 was $40,000.

  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Gardening
  • Animal and Dairy Science
  • Introduction to Agriculture
  • Agricultural Economics

Fast Facts

  • Classes are designed for hands-on learning.
  • Multiple options are available for specialization within the green industry.
  • Our program will prepare you to pass the state exams for chemical applicator license, landscape designer license, and nurseryman license.
  • Financial Aid is available to eligible students.


Deborah Rhoden

Director, Natural Science Division
Instructor of Biology & Chemistry

(256) 840-4137

Dr. Vinod Mishra

Chemistry Instructor

(256) 571-0635

Dr. Susie Humphries

Instructor of Biology & Chemistry

(256) 840-4156

Taylor Robertson

Instructor of Biology

(256) 840-4136

Jarrod Shields

Instructor of Chemistry, Geography, Physical Science, & Physics

(256) 840-4168

Dr. Dustin Smith

Instructor of Biology

(256) 571-0614

Matt Snyder

Instructor of Biology

(256) 840-4172

Dr. Thomas Warren

Science/Horticulture Instructor

(256) 571-0633

Katey Blakeley

Biology Instructor