Introduction to Biology Programs

The Biology Department at ENMU aims to provide you with an education that you can be proud of and that will serve you in your career aspirations. The value of your degree is based on the hard work of students who have gone before you that has established the University's and Department's reputation, and the hard work you will put in during your time with us.

The service we provide is the opportunity for you to continue and improve upon our history as part of the Biology family, past, present, and future. The programs of study offered through the department have been carefully planned by the faculty with a purpose for each course that is included to give you the best preparation we can.

Through hard work and study, use of your inquiring mind, and engagement with your course work you will have a rewarding educational experience! An experience and qualification we can all be proud of when you walk across the stage on graduation day.

Undergraduate students may major in biology, choosing to take one of several emphases:

Biology Undergraduate Programs

Every undergraduate student must complete 46-50 hours of general education requirements in addition to 23 hours of biology core courses and at least eight hours of elective course requirements (in consultation with academic advisor).

You can major in Biology in a broad sense or you can major in Biology and specialize in a certain field by taking an emphasis in one of the following areas:

View the Bachelor of Science in General Biology
View the Bachelor of Science in Biology with Emphasis in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
View the Bachelor of Science in Biology with Emphasis in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biotech
View the Bachelor of Science in Biology with Emphasis in Pre-medicine
View the Biology Graduate Program



Wildlife and Fisheries Science

We also offer a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science that meets the requirements for you to certify with the Wildlife Society and The American Fisheries Society.

View the Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fishery Sciences degree plan.


Teaching Licensure

In the Biology program, you can also earn your natural science secondary teaching licensure.

View the Bachelor of Science in Biology with Secondary Licensure degree plan.


ENMU also offers preparatory courses in:

Contact Us

Department of Biology
ENMU Station 33
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 575.562.2174
Fax: 575.562.2192