UNM Los Alamos

Science and Engineering

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:

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Science
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics

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)

Degrees Available

Environmental Science AS
Pre-Engineering AS
Pre-Professional Health Science AS
Pre-Professional Health Science Certificate
Science AS

Related Faculty

Tom Beach
Katie Belobrajdic
Cindy Budge
Jim Canfield
James Cooke
Leslie Dendy
Vicki Erkkila
David Hand
Numair Latif
Mike McNaughton
Susan Schauer
Andrea Schmidt

Contact Information

Science Department Chair
Mary Martucci, Ph.D.

Engineering Program Chair
Irina Alvestad, Ph.D.