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Prepare for Multiple Life Sciences Careers With NECC’s Associates in Biology

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Studying biology can lead to a wide variety of rewarding careers in biotechnology, health care, environmental science, research, education, and more. While most biology-related careers require a bachelor’s degree, starting at NECC will provide the solid foundation you need while saving you thousands of dollars on the cost of your education.

Why Choose NECC?

NECC’s Associate Degree in Biology is an intensive science program that combines classroom study with laboratory experiences in biology, chemistry and other natural sciences. The program also includes liberal arts and mathematics courses ensuring streamlined transfer of your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. In this program you will:

  • Study biology, ecology, chemistry, and cell biology
  • Gain hands-on experience with laboratory processes and procedures
  • Choose from a wide variety of electives in social sciences and humanities
  • Benefit from the chance to participate in extracurricular activities including a science club and meet guest speakers working in science careers

Because of NECC

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You will be prepared to transfer to bachelor’s in biology programs at public and private four-year schools, and can:

  • Take advantage of MassTransfer Pathways and other transfer agreements to earn your bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field, while saving thousands of dollars on the cost of your degree
  • Pursue a career in biotechnology, health care, environmental science, research, education, and more

 

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Courses, Requirements, and Program Notes

 

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