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Natural Sciences Department

The natural sciences department teaches students the order and complexity of God’s creation as revealed in mathematics and the natural sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics. The professional preparation programs of pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, and pre-physical therapy provide a broad background in science along with a foundation in liberal arts to prepare students for further study. Strong theoretical foundations are combined with practical applications, preparing the student for future opportunities.

The laws of mathematics and skill in solving mathematical problems are crucial to many fields and beneficial to all. Therefore, every student takes college algebra (or higher) as a general graduation requirement.

Dr. Denise McCollim

Dean of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Shane Smith

Chair of Natural Sciences Department

Outstanding technical knowledge, well-developed practical skills, and a passion for serving the Lord in a meaningful career—
you’ll enter the science, mathematics, or medical field with the expertise you need to succeed… and the Bible training you need to be a light for the Lord in a secular environment.

The Division of Arts and Sciences comprises the engineering and computer science, humanities, natural sciences, and nursing departments of Pensacola Christian College, each of which offers undergraduate degrees. The nursing department also offers a graduate degree.

Quick Facts


Average number of lab hours for each lab-related course


Laboratory classrooms available


Medical Professionals (MD and PharmD) on faculty


Types of scholarships available

Department News

Rachel Farnham: Helping Others Overcome

Physical therapist Rachel Farnham uses her training to help others both in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Aresia Watson: Highlighting the Foundation

Science faculty member Dr. Aresia Watson challenges students to learn more about both God’s creation and the Creator Himself.

Success Stories

Michael Myers

As a chiropractor, Michael Myers (pre-medicine ’06) loves to help people who are at a loss find natural solutions to their problems. Hear how he’s used his training at PCC to prepare for chiropractic school and his career beyond it.

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