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Welcome to the Department of Natural Sciences
(Biology,  Chemistry,  Geology,  Physical Science and  Physics)

















 

5th Natural History of the Gila Symposium

February 27 - 28, 2014

www.gilasymposium.org
   

Why major in science at WNMU?

  • Highly qualified award winning faculty

  • Professors that put students and their education first

  • Professors that are committed to helping students learn

  • Small class size –Usually under 20 students in a class

  • A strong emphasis on field experience – the department has a fleet of 4-wheel drive  vans for field trips and field work

  • Departmental activities -Weekend field trips, departmental picnics, and ScienceClub trips

  • Departmental jobs available - Work-study and research assistantships available

  • A large number of scholarships specifically for science majors are available from the department

  • Graduates of WNMU have above average success in finding jobs in their field

  • Low cost –WNMU has one of the lowest tuitions in the western United States 

  • Low cost of living

  • Located in a dynamic and interesting arts community

  • Close to many natural areas for recreation and research like Gila Wilderness (largest wilderness area in N.M.) and Aldo Leopold Wilderness

If you are interested in a personal and dynamic program with dedicated faculty who will know your name, consider the Department of Natural Sciences at Western New Mexico University.

 
 
Location: 
We are located in Silver City, New Mexico, at the corner of Alabama and 12th Street. Come visit our building, Harlan Hall, for a tour of our modern labs, state of the art multimedia lecture rooms, chemical analysis equipment, and lots of live animals!  
 
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