Physics Education Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


Do you have a passion for physics education?

 Do you have an interest in electricity, force, gravity, and optics?  Are you interested in chemistry and chemistry experiments?  Do you like the outdoors, plants, animals, and other organisms?  Have you ever wanted to share your passion of the sciences with young people?  If so, Gulf Coast State College can prepare you for a career in science education.

Science educators are in high demand!  And, they have a dynamic career engaging young people in the various science disciplines.  In this career, educators have the opportunity to design projects using force, gravity, electricity, and light, examine the flora and fauna of an ecosystem, and explore chemical reactions of various materials. For a career in science education, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree and an associate’s degree can begin your path to success. 

Which Florida Universities Offer Science Education Programs?

Graduating with an Associate of Arts degree in Biology Education prepares you to transfer to a Florida university to continue your bachelor degree. You are encouraged to be familiar with the admissions requirements at the university you plan to attend. The University of Miami, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, and University of South Florida are among the accredited schools now offering bachelor degrees in science education.

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Contact the Advisor

Jamie Webb, Professor
Program Advisor
850-769-1551 extension 2858

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Who is eligible for the physics education Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the physics education Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
+*MAC1140, Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
+*MAC1114, Trigonometry(Meets math requirement for A.A.) 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science •+*PHY2053, College Physics I 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012 or •SYG2000, Psychology/Sociology 3
History EUH1000 or 1001, Western Civilization 3
Government •POS2041, American National Government 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators 3
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators 3
SPC1608, Introduction to Public Speaking 3
+PHY2053L, College Physics I Lab 1
+PHY2054, College Physics II 3
PHY2054L, College Physics II Lab 1

Students must select one of the following two-semester sequences:

•+*BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I, 3 crs. BSC2010L, Biology for Science Majors I Lab, 1 cr.+*  BSC 2011, Biology for Science Majors II, 3 crs. BSC2011L, Biology for Science Majors II Lab, 1 cr.


•+*CHM1045, General Chemistry, 3 crs. CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab, 1 cr.+* CHM1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis, 3 crs. CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab, 1 cr. 

(If students do not take the BSC2010 sequence above, then they must take BSC1005 or approved biology to meet the biology requirement for the A.A.)

Electives 2



• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Drafting Lab

You'll acquire the skills you need to be successful in Gulf Coast State College's  Advanced Technology Center on our Panama City campus. Our high-tech drafting lab and state-of-the-art computer labs allow you to design in a dynamic, creative environment.


Department Chair

Fledia Ellis
Chair, Natural Sciences