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Liberal Arts: Physical Sciences


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Mike Cross, Science Faculty

Professor Cross wanted to be a scientist since kindergarten.
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If you like science, are interested in the study of the world, and want to gain a strong science and liberal arts base before transferring to a four-year school, a degree in physical sciences could be for you.

By completing NECC’s Associate Degree in Physical Sciences you will gain a solid foundation in liberal arts including critical reading, critical thinking, research, and communications. This program also takes into account the general science and mathematics courses required for transfer to many colleges/universities, and offers guidance in course selection if you are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a physical science. The program has two concentrations to choose from – Chemistry/Physics or Earth Science.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths, and may find work in research and development, meteorology, education, the environmental sector and more. Most jobs require a four-year bachelor degree.

Additional Opportunities

Northern Essex offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students of all fields. If you would like to get involved, consider joining one of the college’s many clubs and organizations. You can also take advantage of numerous career workshops to help you succeed in college and in your career.

Getting Started

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Northern Essex has an open admissions policy, which means that if you have a high school diploma or GED/HiSet or other state-approved equivalency credential, you are eligible to enroll at NECC. Just fill out an application, attend an orientation/assessment session, and then register for classes.

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