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Biology

We offer an exceptional bachelor’s degree program in biology. Our close proximity to natural landscapes like the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Rio Mora and Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuges provide many opportunities for quality field research. Our strong undergraduate research program gives biology students intensive, hands-on lab expertise using cutting-edge technology that most undergraduates don’t experience. A non-thesis life science master’s degree option is available for science teachers to further their careers.

State-of-the-Art Laboratories
Our faculty has state-of-the-art research labs for microbiology, physiology, molecular ecology and conservation, cellular/molecular biology, animal biology, plant biology, and a greenhouse. The excellent student-faculty ratio helps our faculty provide individual mentoring for student success both in the classroom and the lab.

Highlands University’s numerous research grants and ongoing partnerships with scientific organizations like the National Science Foundation help fund valuable research and paid internship opportunities for biology students on and off campus.

At Highlands, we believe classroom instruction is just one part of a successful college experience. That’s why our students get to conduct real-world research in the real world!

Whether it’s a short drive to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains or halfway across the globe our students have some great adventures. Join us!

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The department of biology values teaching and research as equal and essential components of the education of our students and seeks to integrate research with teaching at every possible opportunity in the curriculum.


 

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Job Prospects
Our biology graduates have a strong track record of successful admission and completion of medical, dental and veterinary schools. Others choose career paths in a wide variety of bioscience careers like biotechnology researcher, wildlife biologist, medical researcher, microbiologist, bioinformatics researcher, science teacher, and lab technician.

Our graduates have landed jobs with diverse employers like the National Center for Genome Research, Los Alamos National Labs, Environmental Protection Agency, Genzyme Genetics, TriCore Reference Laboratories, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Others go on to succeed at doctoral programs in biology.

Faculty
Our dedicated biology faculty is nationally and internationally known, with expertise in reproductive physiology, biomedical science, environmental microbiology, molecular biology, conservation genetics, landscape ecology, botany, reptiles and amphibians, animal behavior, and more.

Requirements

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BIOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate course catalog: BA in BIOLOGY

Undergraduate course catalog: BS in BIOLOGY

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NATURAL SCIENCES (MS) CONCENTRATION IN BIOLOGY GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

Graduate course catalog: BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION

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Careers

Graduates of the NMHU Biology Department can be found in the following occupations:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Agricultural and food scientists research
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Biochemist and Biophysicist
  • Epidemiologist

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MISSION STATEMENT


Mission of the Biology Program 

The mission of the Biology Program is to provide students with a high-quality education that includes experience with research and field projects. The program provides a scientific and technical background that empowers students to successfully pursue science and technology careers or proceed to advanced graduate studies. Faculty strive to make each student’s educational experience challenging and rewarding.

The Biology Program prides itself on its ability to place students into bioscience careers. Data suggest that our graduates are highly successful in being admitted to and completing medical, dental, and veterinary schools and graduate programs nationwide. The department attributes this success to intensive biology laboratory and field experiences with cutting-edge technology and instructors committed to individual student progress. Facilities include laboratories in physiology, microbiology, molecular biology, plant biology, and a greenhouse, as well as nearby field sites for ecological research. A computer laboratory with bioinformatics software is available for classroom and student use. Graduate students in biology are taught the practical use of common scientific instrumentation they will encounter in their careers.

 

Mission of the Natural Sciences Master’s Program with a Concentration in Biology

The mission of the Master’s program in Biology is to provide graduate students with a high quality science education that includes experience with research and field projects. We offer a Thesis Track MS Program centered on an individual research project guided by a graduate faculty adviser and advisory committee and a Non-Thesis Track MS Program. Our Master’s Programs provide a scientific and technical background that empowers students to successfully pursue science and technology careers, or proceed to advanced graduate studies.

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Mission of the Natural Sciences Master’s Program with a Concentration in Biology

The mission of the Master’s program in Biology is to provide graduate students with a high quality science education that includes experience with research and field projects. We offer a Thesis Track MS Program centered on an individual research project guided by a graduate faculty adviser and advisory committee and a Non-Thesis Track MS Program. Our Master’s Programs provide a scientific and technical background that empowers students to successfully pursue science and technology careers, or proceed to advanced graduate studies.

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