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.
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!