Natural and Behavioral Science
Anthropology Class with Jon Bethard
Student with Petri Dish

Welcome to Natural and Behavioral Sciences Department

Pellissippi State’s Natural and Behavioral Sciences Department offers courses in anthropology, biology, botany, chemistry, geography, geology, nutrition, physical education, physics, psychology and early childhood and teacher education.

Tennessee Transfer Pathway degrees allow Pellissippi Students with Associate of Science or Associate of Art degrees to seamlessly transfer to a Tennessee public university as a junior. The degrees are available in biology, chemistry, physics and psychology.

Natural and Behavioral Sciences include all the academic disciplines that study the activities and interactions of living things, including human and animal behavior. This broad field of study includes traditional scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry and physics, plus behavioral and social sciences such as psychology and anthropology.

Study in the fields of natural and behavioral sciences can prepare you for transfer to a four-year college to continue a natural science, a social science or an education degree. Natural and behavioral sciences courses also can prepare you for innovative careers in science, engineering, education, nursing and psychology.

Students of natural sciences, psychology, physical education and behavioral sciences will learn skills and attitudes necessary for achieving personal and professional goals through problem-solving, critical thinking, interpersonal communication and public speaking. It’s the goal of the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Department to prepare students for their desired transfer or career paths.