Math and Natural Sciences

Math and Natural Sciences

The Math and Natural Sciences division offers math, biology, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and physics courses. General education core courses provide transfer credit for Nashville State’s Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts and Associate of Science two-year degrees for students transferring to a university. Courses also support career oriented one-year technical certificate programs and two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees.


Tennessee Transfer Pathways
Biology A.S. Degree
Chemistry A.S. Degree
Mathematics A.S. Degree
Physics A.S. Degree
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) help students transfer to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. Completing all the courses listed on a particular Tennessee Transfer Pathway will earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at Nashville State and all courses are guaranteed to count toward that university major. The prescribed curriculum for each Transfer Pathway must be followed exactly to ensure all hours transfer. Talk to an advisor, see the NSCC Catalog, and visit for more TTP information. View TTP video

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degree Area of Emphasis
AA and AS degree areas of emphasis include 41 credit hours of required general education core courses, and 19 credit hours of recommended area of emphasis courses. AA and AS degree areas of emphasis suggest the courses that are most likely to transfer, but are not guaranteed. It is always best to contact your selected transfer university as early as possible. In planning the courses to be taken at Nashville State, students first choose the four-year university that they plan to attend, consult the catalog of the transfer university for specific degree requirements, and meet with their Nashville State advisor to match up the courses offered at Nashville State with the courses required at their future four-year university.

Learning Support Math

 Learning Support Math Website

Learning Support Math courses allow students to practice algebra skills needed for college-level math courses and other transfer courses. Enrollment is determined by ACT or COMPASS test scores. Successful completion of Learning Support Math prepares students to enroll in college-level math courses.

Nashville State's Learning Support Math (LSM) is an enhanced developmental math program that prepares students for their own educational goals whether they involve beginning a program of study in a field that requires advanced mathematics, completing a general education mathematics course, or applying for admission to NSCC nursing or other programs.

  • Students' varying levels of preparation, math anxieties and diverse learning styles are accommodated.
  • Student learning is active and learner-centered.
  • On-demand individualized assistance increases student persistence as well as help instructors continuously improve the learning activities in the course.
  • Receiving immediate feedback on homework and tests motivates students to persist until they understand the concepts and allows them to obtain needed diagnostic feedback and revised study plans.
  • Instructors monitor each student's progress as well as time-on-task.

Contact Information

All students should talk to an advisor regarding course selection, class registration, and career pathways.

Math and Sciences Division
Kisber Building, Suite K-240
Email: Math&
Division Fax: 615-353-3730

Sarah Roberts, Dean, K-240B
Phone: 615-353-3117

Helen Kunkel, Secretary III, K-240A
Phone: 615-353-3369

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Catalog and Class Schedule

See NSCC Catalog for program requirements, recommended schedules, course descriptions and syllabi.

See Class Schedule for course availability.

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