Welcome to the Science Department Page.  We are glad you are considering our classes and programs.  Please click below for more information on the areas in our department.

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The objectives and primary purposes of the Science Department include:

  1. Providing students who plan to major or minor in one of the physical sciences, agricultural sciences, or nutritional sciences an opportunity to meet the requirements for a degree or entrance into a professional school of pharmacy, medicine, medical laboratory science, veterinary medicine, dentistry and other related fields
  2. Providing support courses in other areas such as the allied health fields
  3. Providing non-science majors an opportunity to satisfy their science requirements
  4. Providing the interested person usable knowledge of the sciences.

 Below are some of our Outstanding Students who journeyed through our department on their way to outstanding careers.  Please click on their names for more information.

Dr. Ronny Jackson - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives; Rear Admiral, USN; Former Assistant to the President; Former Chief Medical Advisor, The White House

Dr. Ty Gregory - Manager of Pharmacy Operations, Joe Arrington Cancer & Research Center

Dr. Derek Skinner - MD, High Plains Primary Care

Joy Driver - Registered Dietitian

Dr. Antonia Stuebler - PhD Graduate, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Crystal Blankenship - Process Engineer, Georgia Pacific

Mindy Diller - Campus Dietitian, Texas Tech University

Elisa Cardenas - Informatics Sales Specialist, Siemens Healthineers

Kimberly Dominguez - Geology and Civil Engineering Graduate, Home Construction Superintendent 

Dr. Khuong Le - Pharmacist

Katheryn Townsend - Professor of Chemistry, South Plains College

Joni Granados - Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Brooke Army Medical Center

Scholarships are available for students enrolling in many of our majors.  A list of scholarships is below.  To apply, students must submit a scholarship application by the March 1 deadline. Applicants must indicate their intended major area of study on the scholarship application in order to be considered for these scholarships. Some programs require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores with the application as required for college-wide scholarships. Applications are screened by a departmental scholarship committee. All scholarship awards are subject to availability of funds. 



Christine DeVitt Memorial Agriculture Scholarship

Jim R. and J.L. Jenkins Agriculture Scholarship

Earl and June Gerstenberger Scholarship

Billy Sheek Memorial Scholarship

Kay Lincoln Scholarship

Jesse Wood Memorial Scholarship

James and Mary Carroll Family Scholarship

Lonnie and Floriene Stern Scholarship

G.F. "Buz" Poage Memorial Scholarship

Capital Farm Credit Association Scholarship

Joe Ed and Juanita Crawford Scholarship

John P. Dickson Memorial Scholarship

Wilbur-Ellis Agriculture Scholarship

Jim and Ramona Davis Ag Products Scholarship

Kelsi Cook Memorial Scholarship

Don and Nancy Marble Scholarship 




Bob Beck Scholarship

Jesse Yeh Memorial Scholarship

Edward King Memorial Scholarship

Hill Family Scholarship





J.B. Balch Memorial Scholarship in Science





George and Butch Price Scholarship

M. B. Conatser Memorial Scholarship

Jose, B. J. and Hilda Cuesta Memorial Scholarship

Hill Family Scholarship




Tom Upshaw Memorial Scholarship

Neal and Carolyn Ellis Scholarship

Hill Family Scholarship 


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