UNM Los Alamos

Science

Science

Are you curious about how the world works? Do you want to make discoveries and create solutions in chemistry, physics or biology? Scientists strive to understand the world, create solutions to challenges, and improve lives through novel research.

About the Program

The Associate of Science in Science will prepare you for success in a bachelor’s program or entry into the work force as a technician. We provide opportunities for students to have hands-on experience that is invaluable when entering the workforce or continuing their education. Whether you are just beginning your journey in education or are returning to change professions, our small class sizes and personalized attention prepare you for success.

Career Opportunities

Occupations in science are both lucrative and challenging. Geology technicians might spend their days hiking and collecting samples for analysis in the labs, while biological technicians may spend their time in a lab doing research that will help solve medical mysteries. Explore some of the exciting options at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/home.htm. At this website you can find information on job growth, salaries, education requirements, and job descriptions.

Potential Jobs:

  • Biological Technician
  • Chemical Technician
  • Archaeologists
  • Atmospheric Scientist & Meteorologists
  • Food Scientists
  • Forensic Science Technicians
  • Geographers

Related Faculty

  • 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

Contact Information

Dawn Venhaus
Department Chair, Science and Engineering
505-662-0345
dvenhaus@unm.edu