Degree Requirements

The UNM Biology Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Recommended for prospective Biology Majors:

BIOL 1150: Biodiversity (3 credits)
A broad survey of biodiversity—past, present, and future—with an emphasis on major groups in the tree of life (e.g., insects, plants, vertebrates, fungi, bacteria, etc.) and how humans interact with Earth’s biodiversity. Biodiversity is explored as it relates to Earth's history, mass extinctions, conservation, economics, ecology, evolution, and human society. Also explores ways in which biodiversity is categorized (taxonomy and systematics) and cataloged for study (museums).

We also offer three concentrations:

For further information, consult the University Catalog or the Biology A&S advisors / Advisor's Schedules.