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.

Degrees Available

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

Related Faculty

Tom Beach
Cindy Budge
Leslie Dendy
David Hand
Robin Kelly
Nicole Lloyd-Ronning
Mike McNaughton
Susan Schauer
Andrea Schmidt

Contact Information

Math/Engineering/Science, Division Chair
Irina Alvestad, Ph.D.