Students in our department study the structure and function of living systems, spanning the range of biological scale from cells to organisms to ecosystems. Through a combination of lectures, extensive laboratory investigations, field work, and opportunities beyond school (such as internships and field trips), students study the processes that occur in the natural world and their practical applications.
New England College is located in a pristine natural setting with diverse terrestrial and aquatic habitats that are available for research and field studies. In addition, on-campus facilities and equipment as well as off-campus affiliations are available for student research.
Health Science majors are required, and Biology majors encouraged, to participate in internships and/or volunteer work that will further their career and personal development. There are numerous local internship and volunteers opportunities in private, state, and federal agencies, as well as non-profit organizations. Additional opportunities exist at hospitals, animal rehabilitation facilities, and professional medical offices.
In addition to traditional classroom and laboratory experiences, Biology and Health Science majors are encouraged to learn beyond the NEC academic buildings and campus. Some of these learning opportunities are part of courses, while others are more informal activities of the department or student organizations.
As part of the Senior Science Seminar, all majors are required to conduct their own research projects under the guidance of the Biology and Health Science faculty. Students are also encouraged to engage in more extensive research projects throughout their time in the major. New England College is located in a pristine natural setting with diverse terrestrial and aquatic habitats that are available for research and field studies. In addition, on-campus facilities and equipment as well as off-campus affiliations are available for student research.
Health Science Association:
The Health Science Association (HSA) is a student-run organization sponsored by the Biology and Health Science Department. The HSA provides a mean to socialize with classmates and provides educational and career opportunities for its members and the local community.
Are you wondering what it is like to be a Biology or Health Science major at NEC? Check out some individual profiles of current Biology and Health Science majors and meet some of your potential future classmates!