Pursuing a career in biology— the study of life, dealing broadly with zoology and botany — can be rewarding and exciting. Examining the biological sciences teaches a student to ask questions, make observations, evaluate evidence and solve problems. Whether studying organisms under a microscope, the effect of insect population in a forest, or viruses that affect humans, biologists learn how living things work and evolve. The work that biologists do increases our understanding of the natural world that we live in.
NCC’s Biological Science program is designed to give students a traditional liberal arts education with a science and math emphasis that will transfer to a four-year college or university. Students will receive a solid foundation in biology and chemistry, along with mandatory mathematics and other Arts& Humanities and Social Sciences electives. Technologically-equipped labs are where students engage in inquiry-based, industry-level activities to strengthen their critical thinking and connection with the course material.
The study of biological sciences prepares students for a variety of fields including teaching, medicine or environmental conservation. Other fields have developed in life science areas such as paramedicine, cellular biology, wildlife management, agriculture, natural resource management and forestry.