Cisco College offers abundant opportunities to pursue an exciting career in the field of science! Pursue an Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician's Assistant, or Pre-Veterinary. Learn more about the courses and career paths for each of these areas below!

Completion of an Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in one of these areas will provide a core foundation that corresponds with the requirements for a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution. Please see the Cisco College Course Catalog for detailed course information.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Science Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Biology

    The field of biology explores the vast spectrum of life. The Biology department at Cisco College equips students with a cohesive understanding of biosciences, preparing them for further study in a number of scientific and health science disciplines.

    Completion of the Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Biology is a great first step toward a career in fields such as education, medicine, research, or journalism. Many biology courses at Cisco College meet the prerequisites for health science programs and may fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution.

    Potential Career Paths:

    • Laboratory Assistant or Technician
    • Research Assistant
    • Speciment Technician
    • High School Biology Teacher
    • Quality Control Technician
    • Soil Scientist
    • Public Health Laboratory Director
    • Quality Control Microbiology Supervisor

    Student Research Teams

  • Chemistry

    Chemistry is an excellent pathway to a career in many different professional sectors. Employers such as healthcare organizations, the food and drink industry, government, environmental consultancies, and colleges and universities all offer opportunities in the field of chemistry.

    An Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Chemistry supports study in allied fields and provides a gateway for you to continue your chemistry education. Chemistry courses at Cisco College also correspond with the requirements for a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution.

    Potential Career Paths:

    • Chemical technician
    • Laboratory Technician
    • Associate Chemist
    • Formulator
    • Toxicologist
    • Research and Development Technician

    Student Research Teams

  • Physics

    An education in physics prepares students to pursue a variety of scientific occupations including engineering, geophysics, biophysics, astronomy, medical physics, nuclear physics, molecular physics, or elementary particle physics.

    An Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Physics provides a broad education in physical sciences. Completion of the coursework will prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor's Degree program at a four-year institution.

    Potential Career Paths:

    • Research Scientist
    • Aerospace Engineer
    • Professor
    • Physicist
    • Astronaut
    • Airline Pilot or Train Engineer
    • Airplane Navigator
    • Ballistics expert
    • Electrical or Mechanical Engineer
    • Hydrologist
    • Electrical, Laser, Mechanical, or Optics Physicist
  • Salary Information

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Meet the Faculty

Carl Bray

Professor of Physics & Mathematics
Cisco Campus
Office # 2, Science Building
(254) 442-5186
carl.bray@cisco.edu

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Janie Brixey

Professor of Biology
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4418
janie.brixey@cisco.edu

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Justin Ceniceros

Professor of Biology
Cisco Campus
(254) 442-5185
justin.ceniceros@cisco.edu

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Nirmala Chandrasekharan

Professor of Chemistry 
Abilene Campus 
(325) 794-4429 
nirmala.chandrasekharan@cisco.edu

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Bea Jackson

Professor of Biology
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4512
elsie.jackson@cisco.edu

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Zane Laws

Science Pathway Leader
Professor of Biology & Chemistry

Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4461
zane.laws@cisco.edu

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Rachel Ritchie

Professor of Biology
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4429
rachel.ritchie@cisco.edu

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Sarah Wise

Professor of Biology
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4459
sarah.zell@cisco.edu

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