The objectives and primary purposes of the Science Department include: 1.) providing students who plan to major or minor in one of the agricultural sciences, physical sciences, and health sciences an opportunity to meet the undergraduate requirements for a degree or entrance into a professional school of pharmacy, medicine, medical technology, veterinary medicine, dentistry and other medical fields; 2.) providing support courses in other areas such as the allied health fields; 3.) providing non-science majors an opportunity to satisfy the natural science requirement for an associate degree; and 4.) providing the interested person usable knowledge of the sciences.
Departmental chairperson is John Heh, associate professor of chemistry.
Suggested Transfer Guides
The suggested transfer guides are guidelines that should meet the requirements for the various majors and/or programs for the first two years of college work. However, since all four-year universities do not require the same courses for baccalaureate degrees, the students are urged to consult with a Science Department faculty advisor to prepare a degree plan specifically for the transfer university. The suggested transfer guides in the Science Department meet the requirements for the Associate of Science degree at South Plains College.
It may be advisable to take a course or two in a summer session to allow for a lighter course load or to remediate in an area of weakness such as math or English. Course loads may also be lightened by receiving credit by examination through the CLEP exam program. Exams in English, history, math, science and other subject areas are available through the Guidance and Counseling Office.