New Mexico Highlands University offers a variety of degree choices for students interested in chemistry. For students wishing to prepare for a scientific career, we offer a bachelor of science in chemistry and a master of science in applied chemistry. For students wishing to enter the teaching profession, we offer a bachelor of arts in chemistry and a minor in chemistry.
Master of Science Chemistry
The master’s in chemistry degree provide students with a high-quality science education, which includes experience with research and field projects. The programs provide scientific and technical background that empowers students to successfully pursue science and technology careers, or, proceed on to advanced graduate studies. Faculty in the chemistry department strive to make each student’s educational experience challenging and rewarding.
Students with a degree in chemistry can look forward to exciting and challenging careers in government and private settings like medical laboratories, aerospace firms, forestry centers, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, agricultural firms, and many others.
Highlands’ chemistry program has state-of-the-art research laboratories.
The department is housed in the modern Ivan Hilton Science and Technology Building. State-of-the-art laboratory research facilities provide students with extensive hands-on experiences in all of the five main areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and biological). Our major instrumentation includes: 300 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, single-crystal X-ray diffraction setup, GC-MS/MS, LC-MSn, GC-FID, thermogravimetric analysis/differential thermal analysis instrument, FT-IR spectrometer, two fluorescence spectrophotometers, two UV-Vis spectrophotometers, and equipment for gamma spectroscopy and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL)
Join us in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry Club
Serving our community while having loads of fun
The ACS Chemistry Club believes that a solid education in chemistry must be a part of our society and should be introduced at a very early age. To encourage this, the club visits local schools like Mike Mateo Sena Elementary, where a team of 13 Highlands chemistry students enthusiastically dedicated hours performing some cool chemistry experiments with students from grades 1-6. This event also gave our NMHU students an opportunity to realize their potentials in non-chemistry-based skills like event organization, instruction, and public relations.
Chemistry senior Brooklyn Aragon has won a 2021 NIH Fellowship
Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University chemistry senior Brooklyn Aragon received a biomedical post-baccalaureate fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
Aragon of Las Vegas, New Mexico, has earned a 4.0 GPA to date and is the first in her family to attend college. Her concentration is in biochemistry and she has a minor in biology. She will graduate in May 2021.
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