Natural Science Living and Learning Community (NSLLC)

The NSLLC is a new and exciting opportunity for incoming freshman interested in the natural sciences. The program centers on teaching conservation-based research methods through hands-on field experiences at UTC's Biological Field Stations or elsewhere. Students will live together and attend a one credit hour, introductory BIOL 1999 course to become familiar with scientific research and field work. Students will later take specialized courses based on their research interest (BIOL/ESC 4998/4999) under faculty supervision.

Applicants must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA, ACT must be reported, one letter of recommendation, demonstrated interest in the natural sciences (i.e. science major recommended and preferred), be an active member of UTC's Wildlife-Zoology Club, and be willing to participate for four academic semesters.

Inquiries about NSLLC should be directed towards Dr. Thomas Wilson (

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Natural Science Living and Learning Community
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Ave.
Dept. 2653
Chattanooga, TN 37403

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Dr. Thomas Wilson 

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