Department of Physical Sciences

ENMU offers courses of study in chemistry, geology and physics leading to the following undergraduate degrees:

In addition to these programs, we offer a competitive Master of Science in Chemistry degree.

When you major in a physical science at ENMU, you’ll find the department boasts an extremely experienced and versatile faculty with years of training in the real world. We offer high quality classes as well as intensive laboratory and field experiences. ENMU’s low student-to-faculty ratio will provide you with personal attention from your professors, and you’ll find opportunities in hands-on research and other field experiences that you wouldn’t find at a larger institution.

In these programs, you’ll get hands-on on experience with modern instrumentation (Chemistry/Biochemistry, Environmental Science and Geology) such as gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS), nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR), infrared spectrometer (FT/IR), UV/visible spectrometer, X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and other advanced instruments. You also can get hands-on experience with projects ranging from fossilized dinosaur eggs to cutting edge research in nanomaterials.

The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society which promotes excellence in chemistry education for undergraduate students through approval of baccalaureate chemistry programs. ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

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Department of Physical Sciences
ENMU Station 33
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
800.FOR.ENMU (800.367.3668)
Phone: 575.562.2174
FAX: 575.562.2192

About ENMU, Portales

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