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Science and Math

Make Your Education Count
Science and Math

Science and Math

NWACC's Science & Mathematics programs can move your natural curiosity into the research field, funnel your love for calculus into a professional career, or offer you advanced training to keep your career on track. Programs and courses include agriculture, environmental and regulatory science, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, math, physics and more. 

Every spring, the Science & Mathematics Division also hosts the Northwest Arkansas Regional Science Olympiad on the college's campus. This rigorous academic competition includes engineering and building events as well as life and physical science contests.

Learn more about NWACC's science and math programs, courses and offerings below. 

To view the latest COVID-19 updates and what to expect this school year, visit NWACC's coronavirus web page.

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Programs

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Agriculture, Food & Life Science

Discover sustainable solutions to feeding, clothing and housing the earth's growing population while being environmentally conscious. 

Agriculture

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Environmental & Regulatory Science

Learn how to use scientific knowledge to keep businesses and products in compliance with current regulatory agencies and create a safe and healthy environment.

Env. & Reg. Science

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STEM Curriculum 

NWACC's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum includes four specific disciplines in a blended learning environment.

STEM


Courses

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Astronomy

Learn to apply mathematics, physics and chemistry in an effort to explain the origin and evolution of planets, sun, moon, stars, comets, galaxies and other phenomena.

Astronomy

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Biology

Explore biology and all the sciences it encompasses such as ecology, agriculture, biochemistry, botany, physiology and zoology.

Biology

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Chemistry

Learn more about matter and its composition, structure and properties as well as the molecular reactions between substances. 

Chemistry

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Engineering

Execute drafting and design techniques, solve complex problems and implement solutions in cost effective and practical ways.

Engineering

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Geology

Study the earth, its interior and exterior surface, rocks and other materials, and the processes that have formed these materials.

Geology

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Math

Explore topics such as quantity, structure, space and change as well as the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. 

Math

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Microbiology

Study microorganisms or unicellular or cell-cluster organisms such as bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae.

Microbiology

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Physics

Study matter and energy and the interaction between them, and answer fundamental questions through observations, experiments, measurements and analysis. 

Physics

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Science

Use a systematic and logical approach to gain further knowledge about the natural world and its phenomena, and learn how to gain measurable results through testing and analysis. 

Science

Join EMPACTS

EMPACTS is a college-level learning model that infuses project-based learning, cutting edge technology, team work and community service across a broad curriculum. Join EMPACTS and implement service learning projects with a curricular focus.

EMPACTS

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Science Olympiad

Students representing area schools and grades 6-12 participate in Northwest Arkansas Regional Science Olympiad at NWACC in the spring. This rigorous academic competition includes engineering and building events and life and physical science contests. 

Science Olympiad

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