May 20, 2018
School of Math, Science & Engineering (MSE)
Students majoring in biology examine the structure and function of the living world. Interested students can learn about career opportunities and pathways in Biology and related fields from the American Institute of Biological Sciences.
The two-year program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science in Biology from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of New Mexico. However, students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions. Students interested in transfer to UNM should consult the UNM Biology department. Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult a faculty advisor and/or the CNM Academic Advising Center.
Skills needed for success
Educational Option Information
This educational option is a
- Associate of Science Degree
This educational option can be completed
This educational option is designed for
- Immediate employment and transfer into a baccalaureate program.
This educational option can be started
- Follow course catalog recommendations to avoid scheduling problems.
Primary course location
Students are expected to purchase textbooks, lab manuals and lab safety equipment.
Information for people with felony convictions
- A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, it may limit available employment opportunities.
Cost and Financial Aid
Financial Aid considerations
- Financial aid eligible program.
Approximate Cost of Educational Option
Books and Fees (not including tuition)
- Approximately $2,500 - $3,000, Individual courses associated with this program may require students to purchase additional materials.
Career and Educational Opportunities
Many of our courses are transferable to universities and CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges in New Mexico.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites
Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam, scores or specific course work.
Associate of Science in Biology 71-73 credit hour(s)
This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Biology. Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.