The Social and Life Sciences division offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Science in Teaching programs for students transferring to a university, as well as career oriented one-year technical certificate programs and two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees. While the division's academic programs are diverse in their offerings, all courses are designed to build critical thinking and problem-solving skills that students will need as they enter the workforce or transfer to four-year degree programs.
Nashville State offers four levels of ESL (English as a Second Language) courses from the advanced beginner level to the low advanced level. These courses are designed to teach immigrants and international students academic English to prepare them for college-level coursework.
Students who do not have English as their first/home language take the Michigan Plus Test for English placement unless they score 19 or higher on the Reading and English portions of the ACT, or have transfer credit for ENGL 1010 from a U.S. college. Michigan Plus Test scores are used for placement purposes only at Nashville State and cannot be reported to other institutions.
ESL accommodations may be available for those who complete all recommended ESOL courses. Those who do not wish to take ESOL courses must sign a waiver of ESL assistance and are not eligible for ESL accommodations.
Student Services Building, S-110
on the Main Campus
120 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209
Map to Main Campus
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
ESL Testing Specialist: Elizabeth Stein
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 www.tntransferpathway.org for more TTP information. View TTP video
AA/AS Tennessee Transfer Pathways Course Requirements (PDF documents)
Exercise Science A.S. Degree
History A.A. Degree
History A.S. Degree
Political Science A.A. Degree
Political Science A.S. Degree
Pre-Health Professions A.S. Degree
Pre-Nursing A.S. Degree
Pre-Occupational Therapy A.S. Degree
Pre-Physical Therapy A.S. Degree
Psychology A.A. Degree
Psychology A.S. Degree
Social Work A.A. Degree
Social Work A.S. Degree
Sociology A.A. Degree
Sociology A.S. Degree
Students can choose to earn an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis at Nashville State, then transfer to a four-year university to complete their baccalaureate degree. AA/AS degree areas of emphasis courses do not represent requirements for any specific university.
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.
AA/AS Area of Emphasis Course Requirements (PDF documents)
Child Development and Family Relations (A.S. Only)
Early Childhood Education (A.S. Only)
Elementary Education (A.S. Only)
Middle Grades Education (A.S. Only)
Pre-Nursing (A.S. Only)
Secondary Education (A.S. Only)
Special Education (A.S. Only)
Please see the Catalog or the Education Programs website for more information on the K-6 Elementary Education A.S.T. degree program, or the Early Childhood Education program website for more information on the Early Childhood Education Pre K-3rd A.S.T. degree program.
A.S.T. Degree Programs Advising Sheets (PDF documents):
Associate of Science in Teaching - K-6 Elementary Education
Associate of Science in Teaching - Early Childhood Education Pre K-3rd
Nashville State Community College is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Full Non-Discrimination Policy