Earth and Life Sciences
Area of Study


Northeastern will provide the solid background in math and science you need to successfully transfer to a University and compete in high-paying jobs in both private industry and governmental agencies! You have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty to advance your education and to explore the many career options available in the Earth and Life Sciences!

Northeastern's Math, Science and Health programs are designed to provide students with the college course work needed to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education.  The programs provide students with the essentials to be successful at the university level, as well as making successful career choices.

The science faculty at Northeastern Junior College care about your success! In order to provide you with the best possible education, these highly knowledgeable faculty continually attend conferences and seminars to update their training in cutting-edge technology and advancements. The advantages of majoring in the sciences at Northeastern are great.

Students will be taking the same classes as a science major at a 4-year school, but there will be a fraction of the students enrolled, and the professor will teach both your class and laboratory.

The faculty know each student personally, work with them one-on-one, and can guide them to the career they've always wanted. In addition, faculty contacts in the surrounding area make it possible for students to job shadow and/or intern with a variety of professionals.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Greater demand for biological and medical research is expected to increase the need for these workers.

Biotechnology research plays a key role in scientific advancements that improve people’s quality of life. One new area of biotechnology, synthetic biology, will employ biological technicians in attempts to redesign biological systems or living organisms to produce useful things, such as chemicals, in more efficient ways than are currently used. New applications of biotechnology may be the subject of research topics ranging from new ways to produce biofuels to providing new treatments for diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for biological technicians was $44,500 in May 2018.

Forrest Quinn Tappy
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Forrest Quinn Tappy

The science program at NJC is filled with exemplary professors who encourage and care about their students greatly.

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