Environmental Science Programs

The Environmental Science program at Northern New Mexico College bridges education in traditional practices in agriculture and forestry to modern day environmental monitoring procedures. Course work ranges from wildlife and range science to ecotoxicology and radiation protection.

Our students gain hands-on experiences in areas from research with the on-campus Sostenga farm, forestry experiments at the wildfire ecology research lab in El Rito, environmental monitoring in the Valles Caldera, and sampling of local waterways relating to Stream Ecology.

perruqueThe environmental sciences programs at Northern New Mexico College provides students with a strong background for graduate school and to compete for positions with federal, state, and local land management agencies, Los Alamos National Laboratories, and within private industry.

Northern New Mexico's Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science is offered with optional concentrations in Natural Resource Management or Environmental Monitoring

Our Environmental Science programs provide field-based research within the Southern Rocky Mountain Ecoregion, including the Valles Caldera, Bandelier National Monument, Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument, and the Santa Fe National Forest. Course work ranges from wildlife and range science to ecotoxicology and radiation protection.

The Northern New Mexico College Associate of Science in Environmental Science program is aligned for transfer to a bachelor’s program in the Environmental Sciences.

We also offer an Associate of Applied Science in Wildland Fire Science and Radiation Protection and certificates in Wildland Fire Science, and Radiation Control Technician.

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.