New England College is a creative and supportive learning community that challenges individuals to transform themselves and their world.
New England College (NEC) is recognized as one of America's "Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report. New England College has military benefits that may be available to students who are associated with the U.S. military. New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, we challenge our students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom.
The two main goals of the Biology and Health Science majors are (1) to prepare majors for graduate
education and/or careers in the biological sciences and (2) to inform students of the methods of science as a
tool for understanding the natural world. Students will 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 the school, majors study
the processes that occur in the natural world and their practical applications. Recent graduates from our
department have successfully entered and completed many graduate degree programs (including ones in
pharmacy, medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, dental, science education, and forensics science)
and are employed as scientists, medical technicians, state biologists, secondary school teachers, and