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Gadsden State Community College

Science Division


The mission of the Science Division is to provide excellence in education in the natural sciences for the student population within Gadsden State Community College's service area.  This is accomplished by offering a wide variety of freshman and sophomore courses in biology, chemistry, physics, physical science and aquatic science to serve the needs of Gadsden State students seeking associate degrees or certificates and for those students planning to transfer to senior institutions to complete their education.   To support these goals each department in the Science Division engages in professional and community service consistent with its instructional programs.        - Dr. L. Neal Tharp


Advisors for students seeking a degree or a certificate in a Gadsden State program or taking Gadsden State courses to prepare to transfer into a program in which the College does not offer an associate degree, an advisor will work with students in planning courses for the upcoming semester(s).

For course descriptions refer to the Gadsden State Catalog and Student Handbook.



To access individual instructor's scheduled classes and office hours: Go to the Self Service Banner System on Gadsden State's home page, then log in and continue.


(It is imperative that students read and understand College-Wide Policies)


Certain Policies and Procedures for the Gross Anatomy Lab exist and must be carefully understood and observed.


Contact Information

The main office for Gadsden State Community College's Science Division is located in Browder Hall on the George Wallace Drive Campus at 1001 George Wallace Drive, Gadsden, Alabama. 

Science Division Main Office Phone number: 256-549-8280  
Science Division Fax number: 256-549-8499  
Science Division Mailing Address: Division of Science  
  Gadsden State Community College  
  P.O. Box 227  
  Gadsden, AL 35902-0227  


Individual Science Division Contacts:

Ms. Shirley Colvin, Asst. Dean of Instruction 256-549-8281 email:
Ms. Marilyn Collins, Administrative Assistant 256-549-8280 email:
Ms. Candace Tharp, Web Design Assistant 256-549-8491 email:


General Information

The detailed requirements for each of the programs and transfer guides offered through the Division of Science are found in the Gadsden State Catalog and Student Handbook. You may view the college catalog by going to It is recommended that you review the information published in the Catalog, and that you research the STARS program on the Web at to ensure that your planned curriculum will meet the requirements of the four-year college(s) that you may be considering for transfer upon completion of your requirements at Gadsden State.