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2013-2014 Biology section
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The mission of the Biology Department is to provide students with a relevant education for biomedical and biotechnological careers, to lead in molecular biological research, and to serve the university and the scientific community.

Here at New Mexico Tech, the Biology Department faculty excel in teaching and research. Faculty members receive grants from a number of funding agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Undergraduates are encouraged to get involved in Departmental research, which encompasses the fields of molecular biology, microbiology, ecology, cell biology, and physiology.

The Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Biology with Environmental Science Option, and Biology with Medical Technology Option. Master of Science degrees are offered in Biology and Biochemistry. Specific coursework programs are available to prepare students for professional schools in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary sciences.

  A five-year B.S./M.S. program is available to qualified students. A program leading to a doctoral degree in Geobiology is offered in conjunction with Earth and Environmental Science.

A new rigorous and interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (BMS) program has been approved by the Board of Regents and is being finalized by the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. More information will be available soon.

Career opportunities for Biologists are wide-ranging. The Department of Biology can prepare you for work in environmental assessment, drug development, medicine, forensic genotyping, microbiology, and bioterrorism prevention and response, among others.

Graduates of the Biology Department have gone on to pursue their doctoral degrees, enter medical school, teach high school, work in the forensics lab of a police department, and work at some of the top biotechnology companies.
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