More Opportunities

Interested in Research? Mentoring? Meeting other Biology students? 

Make the most of your time as a student in the UNM Biology Department! Check out these organizations and programs below:

Biology UnderGraduate Society (BUGS)

"Biology Undergraduate Society (BUGS) is a student organization at the University of New Mexico. Our goal is to involve STEM students from all disciplines with biology focused volunteer work, UNM and community events, as well as resources for future biologists and other STEM students as they tackle their undergraduate years."


Interested in research but not sure how to get started? This website introduces you to undergraduate research at UNM! The Getting Started page shows you step-by-step how to begin your journey in research at UNM.  Here you will learn answers to such questions as “What area should I study,” “How do I find a faculty mentor,” and “How do I present my research?”. URAD advisors are available to help guide you through the process of identifiying a mentor and starting your research journey.


This training program supports underrepresented undergraduate students complete their baccalaureate degree and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.)

Slice of Bio

ALL Biology undergraduates are invited to network, socialize, get access to resources, and EAT PIZZA! Events are monthly. Resources include stress management, career exploration, panel discussions for specific majors and programs, building your best resume/CV/job application, study skills, study opportunities with learning assistants, etc.


Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP)

Take the BEMP intern course or spend some time volunteering

Lobo Gardens Club

The objective of Lobo Gardens is to provide the University of New Mexico community and partners with opportunities to engage with nature and explore our food system through activities in our organic food and pollinator gardens. 


UNM Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Contact them at for more information.

STEM Gateway

Opportunities to be a Peer Learning Facilitator or get involved in STEM Student Interests Group at UNM

UNM Advancing Womxn In Science

A UNM student organization promoting the participation and equal treatment of diverse womxn in STEM fields

UNM Pre-Dental Society

"We host meetings with dental professionals, dental school representatives, and other mentors to learn more about the profession and process to get there."

UNM Pre-Med 

AMSA UNM Premed is committed to improving health care, promoting active improvement in medical education, involvement in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine, understanding world health problems, and contributing to the welfare of pre-medical and medical students.

UNM Pre-Pharmacy Society 

The Pre-Pharmacy Society of the University of New Mexico is a student organization created for those who plan on pursuing careers in pharmacy.

UNM Pre-Veterinarian Society 

We aim to raise awareness for the issues of animal welfare as well as to raise money for different local organizations and charities.

UNM Wilderness Alliance (UNM Wild)

UNM Wild is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico's wildlands, wilderness areas, and the species dependent on them. @unmwild