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Early College Scholarship

Early College Scholarship Opportunities

NU Early College Program is pleased to offer a limited number of special scholarships for NU ECP students enrolled in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses. High school students who qualify receive up to a 50% tuition reduction for up to (6) STEM courses.

To be considered for a scholarship, please submit the following:

  • Online Admissions Application
  • Scholarship Application with supporting materials, including a one-page essay

To apply for a STEM Scholarship, download and complete the scholarship application. Applicants will be evaluated and notified by email whether they will be granted the scholarship.

For other questions on tuition or scholarships, please contact us today.

Available Courses

First of a two-course sequence covering methods of simplifying formulas and expressions, solving equations and inequalities, operating with exponents, and translating statements to symbols. Calculator use is highly recommended. Grading is S or U only. (This course is remedial in nature and does not award collegiate credit)

Second of a two-course sequence extending skills and logical analysis begun in MTH 12A. Course covers rational expressions, linear equations in two variables, algebraic and graphical solutions of systems of equations, scaling and variations, quadratic and rational equations with emphasis on practical applications. Calculator use is highly recommended. Grading is S or U only. (This course is remedial in nature and does not award collegiate credit)

Prerequisite: MTH 12A and MTH 12B

A study of the real number system and its subsystems, ancient and modern numeration systems, problem-solving and simple number theory. Includes teaching materials and discussion of today’s professional organizations. This is a content course, not a methods course.

Prerequisite: MTH 12A and MTH 12B, or Accuplacer test placement evaluation

An introduction to statistics and probability theory. Covers simple probability distributions, conditional probability (Bayes Rule), independence, expected value, binomial distributions, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing. Assignments may utilize the MiniTab software, or text-accompanying course-ware. Computers are available at the University’s computer lab. Calculator with statistical functions is required.

Prerequisite: MTH 12A and MTH 12B, or Accuplacer test placement evaluation

Examines higher degree polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry and matrix algebra needed for more specialized study in mathematics, computer science, engineering and other related fields. Computer and/or graphing calculator use is highly recommended.

Prerequisite: MTH 12A and MTH 12B, or Accuplacer test placement evaluation

The first part of a comprehensive two-month treatment of algebra and trigonometry preliminary to more specialized study in mathematics. The course covers higher degree polynomials, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, transformations and the algebra of function, matrix algebra and basic arithmetic of complex numbers.

Prerequisite: MTH 216A

The second month of a comprehensive two-month treatment of algebra and trigonometry; this course is a continuation of MTH 216A. Topics include trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry and application, parametric equations, matrix algebra, sequences and series, and applied problems. Graphing calculator may be required.

Prerequisite: MTH 216B, or MTH 215, or Accuplacer test placement

(Cross listed and equivalent to CSC208) An introduction to limits and continuity. Examines differentiation and integration concepts with applications to related rates, curve sketching, engineering optimization problems and business applications. Students may not receive credit for both MTH220 and CSC208.

Prerequisite: MTH 220

A discussion of differentiation and integration concepts of the natural logarithm, exponential and inverse trigonometric functions and applications to volumes of revolution, work and arc length. Covers improper integrals and highlights ideas and contributions of Natpier, Huygens and Pascal. Graphing calculator is required.

Introduction to the scientific method and the basic principles of the life sciences. Examination of cellular, organismal, population, and community biology based on the unifying concept of evolution. This course may not be taken for credit if BIO161 and/or BIO162, or their equivalents, have been completed.

Prerequisite: BIO 100 for non-science majors (GE), or BIO 163 for science majors

Study of the unifying principles of life with emphasis placed on the following topics: molecular biology of the cell and cellular processes, including energy metabolism, membrane transport and cell division; classical and population genetics; as well as the mechanism of evolution and the evolutionary basis of species classification. Emphasis on the scientific method as applied in laboratory sciences, using demonstrations, experiments, and/or field trips. May include inquiry-based research activities.

Fundamental concepts of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics. Concepts include important organic molecules, cell structure and function, metabolism and enzyme activity, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, DNA structure, meiosis and mitosis, Mendelian genetics. Intended for science majors.

Recommended Preparation: MTH 204, or MTH 215, or MTH 216A and MTH 216B

Fundamentals of inorganic and organic chemistry, including bonding and basic types of reactions. An introduction to nuclear, biological and environmental chemistry. Basic principles and calculations of chemistry with emphasis in the areas of atomic structure, molecular structure and properties, equilibrium, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction and kinetics.

Prerequisite: CHE 101, or CHE 141 for science majors

This laboratory course will complement the student’s knowledge of chemistry with demonstrations and experiments.

Introduction to the major geological processes which create and transform materials and landforms throughout the planet. Geotectonic processes, geomorphology, unifying themes such as plate tectonics, sea form spreading and athenosphere convection cells; and degradation-aggradation processes.

Prerequisite: EES 103

This laboratory course will complement the student’s knowledge of geology with demonstrations and experiments. Contact hours for this laboratory course (45) are based on a 3:1 ratio, i.e. 3 lab hours = 1

An introduction to the basic principles and general concepts of the physical sciences. Develops selected topics from chemistry and physics. A general education course for non-technical majors.

An introductory survey course that explores the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity. Coverage includes the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, cybersecurity policy, and the ethical and legal aspects of cybersecurity.

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