Los Alamos Campus

Los Alamos Campus

The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos

Mike Holtzclaw, Ph.D., Chancellor
4000 University Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 662-5919

The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos provides innovative, rigorous, and affordable education opportunities to build essential foundations for transfer, leading-edge career programs, and life-long learning opportunities. The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos has an open admission policy that permits entry to all interested students. Advisors at the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos work closely with students who want to obtain an associate degree, a certificate and/or transfer to any four-year institution. Many graduates transfer to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque as well as other institutions across the state and beyond to continue programs in engineering, science, business, and health.

The University of New Mexico—Los Alamos offers small class sizes with an average enrollment of 15 students and retains some of the lowest tuition rates in northern New Mexico. The faculty are highly qualified, with a majority being working professionals in the fields they teach. The campus is located on a beautiful mesa near the Jemez Mountains, richly vegetated with trees and other native plants. The region offers exciting opportunities for hiking, biking, and skiing. The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos has strong ties to the Los Alamos community and the Los Alamos National Laboratory which provides unique educational and professional opportunities to the students.

A variety of specialized programs complement academic studies at the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos. Some of these programs include:

Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering: The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the UNM-School of Engineering are collaborating to expand an existing two-year pre-engineering program to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program on the UNM-LA campus. The program was developed to meet identified workforce needs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) but will also provide local students the same opportunity.

Community Internship Collaboration: The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos partners with the Los Alamos National Laboratory and local businesses to supply a semester-long project-based work experience for paid student internships. Students work alongside a mentor and earn academic credit and employability skills that strengthen their portfolio of experience.

Nuclear Enterprise Science and Technology (NEST) Program: Working in partnership with the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), UNM-LA offers a certificate and AAS designed to enhance the training and education of technicians, technologists and other technical staff in the handling of special nuclear materials, specifically plutonium, within the physical and regulatory envelope required to safely and securely perform manufacturing as well as research and development activities in Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear facilities. The program is designed to provide students with the skills and experience to qualify for entry-level positions in nuclear facilities.

The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos also has many programs that serve the community, which include:

Community Education: Non-credit courses are provided for educational enrichment, professional development, and recreation. Often the courses are short-term, with some scheduled at one or two full-days. Besides courses like yoga, language studies, and computer topics, Community Education has specialized programs for youth in the summertime. The Customized Training Program works with area businesses to design low-cost, specialized training to meet employers’ needs and fit work schedules. 

Adult Learning Center: The Adult Learning Center (ALC) is a campus-based learning center is designed to improve the educational level of adults, out-of-school youth, and non-English speaking persons sixteen (16) years of age and older. Eligible students are individuals seeking to prepare for life, work, or post-secondary education with skill levels below the college level and who have the ability to benefit from the instruction. All classes and materials are free.

For more information about the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos, call Student Services at (505) 662-5919 or 1-800-894-5919, or visit the UNM Los Alamos Branch Web site.

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MSC11 6325
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-8900
Fax: (505) 277-6809