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.

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.

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.

Degree Checklists

Environmental Science (BS)
Environmental Science (AS)

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