Natural Science Students

Natural Science


A Natural Science degree opens up a world (even a universe) of opportunity. From geology and biology to chemistry and physics and beyond, your degree will allow you to transfer into a four-year school and pursue the career you’ve always dreamed about—or are still searching for.

Program at a glance

Earning Potential

Students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree pathway in Natural Science will be prepared for careers such as:

  • Geoscientist:  $173,091
  • Physicist:  $118,054
  • Chemist:  $104,744
  • Environmental Science Specialist:  $93,570
  • Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist:  $87,083
  • General Internal Medicine Physician:  $201,049

Students who earn a Natural Science degree can have positions such as:

  • Chemical Technician $66, 644
  • Clinical Lab Technologist and Technician $55,104

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.

Career Opportunities

Starting with an A.S. in Natural Science pathway, you can end up in a rewarding career in the fields of:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary science
  • Energy
  • Forensics
  • Environmental science
  • Research and development
  • Space science
  • Meteorology
  • Quality control
  • Toxicology
  • Genetics
  • And more


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Natural Science, AS

The Associate of Science degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university. Starting with a core foundation, you’ll focus specifically on one of the following areas in science: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geology, and Physics
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.

The Building Blocks of Science

The Natural Science A.S. Degree is a 2 year program that provides students with a broad foundation in the sciences. Explore each of our specialties — and see what might suit you.

From Biology Major to Life-Changing Educator

Professors at San Jacinto College, like Dr. Tyler Olivier, are changing lives by being passionate and dedicated educators. They inspire their students to pursue their dreams and provide the support and guidance needed to achieve them.
Tyler Olivier from San Jac's Natural Science Program
Without [a former student] seeing me as a professor, he would not have pursued a degree in biology.”
Dr. Tyler Olivier
STEM department chair
Dr. Tyler Olivier majored in biology at Louisiana State University and earned his Ph.D. in environmental and evolutionary biology from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Dr. Olivier fell in love with teaching after his first week as a teaching assistant and now supports students in higher education and service learning.

Have questions?

If you have any questions about our program, please reach out to a member of our faculty.
Sharon Nelson
DC, Life / Physical Sciences
(281) 478-3656
Tyler Olivier
Dept Chair, STEM - GP
(281) 998-6150x7183
Connie Gomez
Int Dept Chair, Life Sciences
(281) 998-6150x3113
Lambrini Nicopoulos
Int Dean, Health/Nat Sciences
(281) 922-3471