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

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biology Education
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Fisheries Science
  • Food Science

  • Health Education
  • Health Science
  • Nursing Four-Year Transfer (Pre-Nursing)
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Poultry Science
  • Radiologic Sciences
  • Science Education
  • Wildlife Science

Fast Facts

  • The following four-year Universities coordinate transfer credit for Natural Science curriculum through Alabama Transfers-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.


Matt Snyder

Natural Sciences Division Director, Instructor of Biology

(256) 840-4172

Katey Blakeley

Biology Instructor

Josh Lang

Physics/Chemistry Instructor

Dr. Vinod Mishra

Chemistry Instructor

(256) 571-0635

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

Dr. Thomas Warren

Science/Horticulture Instructor

(256) 571-0633

Donavan Ebersole

Physics Instructor