Science and Engineering
Are you fascinated by how machines work? Are you curious about the natural world? Are you passionate about helping others? In Science and Engineering, we help you answer these questions and many more.
We offer small classes that help students build a strong base through individualized attention. Our faculty collaborates to offer hands-on experiences for our students in cross-disciplinary research.
About the Department
The Science and Engineering Department includes courses in:
- Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Earth and Planetary Science
- Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Environmental Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Physical Geography
Our degrees offer exciting courses that provide the basis for future employment in a technical field. We strive to give students hands-on experience that will enable them to be competitive in the job market. The education you receive at UNM Los Alamos will also prepare you for continuation in a science or engineering related bachelor’s program.
Preparation for your future
Our degrees prepare you for careers that allow you to discover how things work, create solutions to environmental challenges, make a difference in people’s lives through healthcare, and shape the world we live in through engineering. For specific career paths please see the individual disciplines.
Experience is invaluable when preparing for a career in science or exploring whether a career in science is for you. Please consider applying to work as a volunteer lab assistant. Download volunteer lab assistant application (PDF)
Dawn Venhaus, Department Chair, Chemistry and Environmental Science Faculty
Tom Beach, Astronomy Faculty
Leslie Dendy, Biology Faculty
Mike McNaughton, Physics Faculty
Susan Schauer, Biology Faculty
For general information:Dawn Venhaus
For specific information in:
Environmental ScienceDawn Venhaus, Department Chair
Bachelors and Graduates Degree
Associate Dean of Instruction
Department Chair, Mathematics
Pre-Professional HealthSusan Schauer
ScienceDawn Venhaus, Department Chair