Physics Department

Welcome to Galveston College’s Department of physics. We offer majors and non-majors courses taught by faculty that possess extensive experience in education. We continuously strive to implement modern pedagogies and novel technologies in the courses of our curriculum.

After graduation, many of our students continue their education in any number of four year degree programs, such as chemistry, physics, medicine, Engineering or other professional fields. Physics at GC is an exciting, engaging experience.

What is the Role of a Physics Major?

The program is designed for students who plan to pursue a degree in Physics at a senior college or university after completing their studies at Galveston College. Upon successful completion of the prescribed courses, the student will be eligible to graduate from Galveston College with an Associate of Science Degree.

Two-year Degree

Students who choose to pursue an Associate of Science in physics will take the basic core curriculum as well as physics classes. Upon completion of this degree plan, students will be well situated to transfer to most four-year colleges in Texas and elsewhere. Courses offered include:

See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.

Department Faculty

Daniel Gebreselasie, Ph.D.


The mission of the department of physics is to provide high quality educational programs for all individuals studying physics at GC. The department of physics offers a comprehensive education in physics, which prepares students for academic and professional careers.

Contact Physics Department

Ana Sanchez, Ph.D
Program Coordinator





Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido's Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.


4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, TX 77550


7626 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551

Traveling south on I-45
Take Exit 1B toward 71st St. Merge onto frontage road/Broadway St. and travel approximately five blocks to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto 71st St. Take the first left onto frontage road/Broadway St and continue on the frontage road for approximately five blocks to the Applied Technology Center campus.

From GC Main Campus
Travel west on Avenue Q toward 45th St. Turn right at 45th St. and proceed to the stop light on Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and travel approximately one mile. Continue onto I-45 North to Exit 1C. Take Exit 1C and merge onto the frontage road/Broadway St. The Applied Technology Center will be on the right.