The Biological Science program encourages you to explore an array of science courses and receive a strong foundation in the scientific method and the physical world. These courses are designed for hands-on learning with the opportunity to explore deeper than just topics within the classroom, but also projects and internships within and out of the campus. We are looking forward to opening doors for you.
Why Study Here?
Yes, coursework prepares you for transfer to four-year bachelor’s degree programs, in applied life sciences including biology (molecular, marine, ecological, biochemical and beyond), research, and biotechnology, as well as health-related professional fields, such as pharmacy, pre-health and pre-medicine. What is unique here, is that we challenge you through project-based hands-on learning, which takes more time than a traditional class, but the experience opens more doors of opportunity!
What’s special about the program at your college? Through our research collaborators and priority spending, we have state-of the art equipment and can share large equipment as a consortium member of NH INBRE. In the past, we did research on-site with collaborators from UNH-Manchester. We also engage in shared services with Dartmouth University, Rivier University and University of Massachusetts-Lowell, being on the NH border. If you do well in your classes here at NCC, you can be chosen to represent the CCSNH NH INBRE at one of several summer (iSURF) or yearlong paid research opportunities. We also have opportunities to do smaller institution based- projects that are presented at conferences at many locations, even in Europe.
- New building with three spacious labs with support prep rooms in 2011
- All academic support equipment up to date to live digitally
Career options greatly vary as the biological sciences are the bases not only for research and development, but for all environmental, ecological, public health and medical-related fields. Nothing beats a strong foundation in science to help you understand how nature works in you and around you.
Adding any of the following Associate degrees to a Biology degree will open doors.
- Data Analytics -for data harvesting
- Computer Science- specialized programming is always needed
- Psychology- opens the exciting, quickly advancing neuroscience research
“Develop you biology knowledge and technical skills through guided project-based learning courses provided by caring professionals who engage you in the classroom, and beyond. A biology degree from NCC prepares you for transfer in any area related to biology.”
—Professor Debra Costa-Nino
“My name is Jennifer; I am currently a student at NCC in the Biological Science program. I enjoy this program because I am getting the same, if not better education I would get at a four year university at half the cost. The staff really encourages learning from anyone and anything. Each and every faculty member has in some way taught me something new over the past two years. The skills I learned here will help prepare me for not only a career in my area, but also as I move towards my bachelor’s degree in science.”