"Our Science Division has an excellent reputation. Courses in this division are taken by pre-engineers, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, and nursing majors, etc. We teach three semesters of general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and calculus based physics. We also teach biology, human anatomy, and microbiology," says Dr. R. C. Lewis, Division Chairperson.
Biology, the scientific study of living things, includes a broad spectrum of fascinating fields. The Principles of Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Microbiology are the courses that students can pursue with the biology faculty at ESCC. An important mode of teaching by faculty in the Biology Department is laboratory instruction, wherein active learning by students occurs at the lab bench under faculty supervision. These active learning experiences develop the skills that are invaluable for the many careers in biology.>/br>
Physics is the basic physical science. It deals with such things as mechanics (force, energy, motion), sound, heat, light, electricity, and atomic structure. In college physics we are concerned not so much with what is but rather with why it is so. In fact, physics has been described as the science of "why things work". It is studied mainly by three groups: (1) premedical students, (2) students of engineering, physics, and other sciences; and (3) those who study it for its cultural value.
Chemistry is the central science with links to biology, medicine, geology, physics, mathematics, materials science and other disciplines. Chemistry is the science most concerned with our everyday needs such as the development of new materials, the synthesis and action of new drugs, and the monitoring and improvement of the environment. Chemistry appeals to people with logical but at the same time intuitive minds. Chemistry graduates, with their wide range of background, training in logical thought and numerical skills have an excellent starting point for careers in research and teaching, and they are in demand for careers in industry, commerce, management, the city and government.
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B.S., Lambuth College
M.S., Memphis State University
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Bachelor of Science, Biology, Troy University
Master of Science, Environmental & Biological Sciences, Troy University
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A.A.S., Enterprise State Junior College
B.S., Auburn University
M.S., Troy State University, Dothan
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Additional Graduate Study
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry minor, University of Alabama Birmingham
Master of Science in Education, Troy University Dothan