Welcome to the Science Division of Panola College in Carthage, Texas. Panola College offers the finest spectrum of science courses available at community colleges. The division is staffed with highly qualified veteran instructors with a range of experiential backgrounds. The low student/teacher ratio enables the students to receive personalized instruction in a friendly classroom atmosphere.

Course Offerings

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics / Astronomy
  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) I & II
  • General Botany

The Rising Value of a Science Degree
By Motoko Rich

If you're trying to figure out what to study in college, a new report suggests you would do well choosing a major in science, technology, engineering or math.

The report, based on Census and National Science Foundation data analyzed by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, shows that professions that depend heavily on skills learned in these fields are the second-fastest growing occupational group in the United States, after health care. >>Read entire report.<<

Panola College Utilizes Adjunct Professors

An adjunct professor is a part-time professor who is hired on a contractual basis rather than being given a permanent position. Many colleges hire adjunct faculty members because they are flexible and qualified. Just like full-time faculty members, adjunct professors must fulfill basic educational requirements before they can teach, and they are very well-educated, talented people. The use of adjunct professor positions has grown in colleges in response to decreased funding, which forces these schools to make choices that are sometimes difficult. If the choice is between hiring adjunct professors and closing a program, many schools consider it better to hire adjunct professors. Panola College carefully selects each and every adjunct professor in the science department.