May 20, 2018  
2014 - 2015 CNM Catalog April 2014, Volume 47 
2014 - 2015 CNM Catalog April 2014, Volume 47 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Biology, Associate of Science

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Getting Started


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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

  • Part-Time or Full-Time

This educational option is designed for

  • Immediate employment and transfer into a baccalaureate program.

This educational option can be started

  • Any Term

Scheduling Information

  • Follow course catalog recommendations to avoid scheduling problems.

Primary course location

  • Main Campus


Special Requirements

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

Educational Opportunities

Many of our courses are transferable to universities and CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges in New Mexico.

Employment Information

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.

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