The Natural Sciences Department at Northwest Florida State College is located in the Robert E. Greene Jr. Science Building in the center of the Niceville Campus. The science faculty is exceptionally qualified, with 13 holding the Ph.D. in field, one with advanced degree in field, and all with extensive experience in academic research, medicine, or industry, who have committed their career to education. The department offers a wide variety of freshman- and sophomore-level courses in the physical sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology, Paleontology, Oceanography, Meteorology, and Environmental Science) and biological sciences (Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, etc.). New interdisciplinary courses include Astrobiology and Environmental Internship. All courses are applicable to the General Education requirements for associate and baccalaureate programs at NWFSC, are equivalent to those in the State University System, and are fully transferable for any upper-division degree program at any college or university nationwide. The Department also maintains an Interactive Analemmatic Sundial, operates a deep space observatory, houses the Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute, and hosts monthly science seminars. Start your science education with scientists who care about science education, at Northwest Florida State College!