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Course Catalog 2009-2011

October 2009

Table of Contents
GeneralAdmissionInformation..4 AcademicCalendar5 DegreesOffered..6 EqualOpportunityPolicy.7 TermsandAbbreviations..8 TheUniversity AnOverviewofNewMexicoTech.12 TheCampus12 BriefHistory12 Mission&Values13 Accreditation...14 ResearchatNewMexicoTech CenterforEnergeticMaterials&Devices...15 EnergeticMaterialsResearch&TestingCenter.15 InstituteforComplexAdditiveSystemsAnalysis.16 InstituteforEngineeringResearchandApplications17 InternationalLawEnforcementAcademy..17 IRIS/PASSCALInstrumentCenter...17 LangmuirLabforAtmosphericResearch...18 MagdalenaRidgeObservatory.18 MountErebusVolcanicObservatory...18 NationalCave&KarstResearchInstitute...19 NationalRadioAstronomyObservatory19 NMBureauofGeology&MineralResources19 NMBureauofMineInspection20 NMPetroleumRecoveryResearchCenter.20 NMTResearchandEconomicDevelopment..21 NMTResearch/IndustrialPark.21 NMTSeismologicalObservatory.22 OpticalSurfacingTechnologies22 PlayasTrainingCenter...22 CampusResources SkeenLibrary..23 TechComputerCenter..23 DistanceEducation23 NMTCommunityCollege24 CenterforStudentSuccess...24 StudentAffairs CareerServicesOffice....25 CounselingServices...25 DisabilityServices..25 MinorityProgramsOffice.....25 OfficeofInternationalExchangePrograms...25 StudentandCampusLife ResidentialLife...26 FoodCourt&MealPlans..26 ChildrensCenter27 StudentHealthCenter27 ExtracurricularActivities...27 StudentGovernment..27 Socorro&NewMexico..28 ClubsandOrganizations...28

TheUndergraduateProgram29 ApplyingforAdmission.31 HomeSchooledStudents32 TransferStudents...32,64 InternationalStudents.33 Special(NonDegree)Students..34 DualCreditProgram...34 Readmission..35 MathPlacement36 AdvancedPlacementCredit...37 NewMexicoHigherEducationArticulation...38 FinancialAidforUndergraduateStudents..40 TheGraduateProgram...46 ApplyingforGraduateAdmission46 FinancialAidforGraduateStudents.49 GraduateProgramPolicies.50 GraduateDegreeRequirements.55 Expenses....58 Tuition&Fees.58,59 PaymentofFees61 DefinitionofFees..61 UndergraduateStudentStatus......64 RegularStudents..64 Special(NonDegree)Students..64 TransferStudents.64 Veterans.64 ChangeofStudentStatus64 Registration...65 Orientation.65 MathPlacementTest65 RegisteringforCourses...65 Validation..65 PrerequisitesandCorequisites...65 AcademicAdvising..65 RegistrationFees..66 ProofofInsurance66 ChangesinRegistration..66 RepeatingaClass.66 WithdrawingfromaCourse...67 AcademicPolicies67 GradingSystem67 WithdrawalWithoutPrejudice..69 ProbationandSuspension..69 AcademicHonestyPolicy...69 RequestingaTranscript...76 PrivacyofInformation78 Residency...78 GraduationRequirements...81 HonorsandAwards...8284 CourseDescriptions&Curricula...86 GeneralEducationCoreCurriculum RequirementsforBachelorsDegree....86,87

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Arts & Sciences Course Descriptions & Curricula


AirForceAerospaceStudies(ROTC)...90 AtmosphericSciences..91 BasicSciences....92 Biology...93 Chemistry..99 Earth&EnvironmentalScience...110 Geology...127 Geochemistry..131 Geophysics..133 Hydrology...135 EnvironmentalScience..141 Education.143 FineArts..145 GeneralStudies...145 Humanities..146 TechnicalCommunication146 ArtHistory..149 Literature.149 English..149 Humanities..151 Music151 Philosophy..152 Languages...153 History.154 PoliticalScience..156 Anthropology.157 Womens&GenderStudies.157 InformationTechnology...158 Management...162 Accounting..165 BusinessAdministration...166 BusinessComputingSystems..166 Economics...167 Finance.167 Management...167 Marketing168 Mathematics169 OpticalScienceandEngineering.179 PhysicalRecreation180 Physics.181 PreprofessionalPrograms.193 Psychology..194 ScienceTeaching.196

Engineering Course Descriptions & Curricula


EngineeringScience...202 ChemicalEngineering...203 CivilEngineering...207 ComputerScience&Engineering...211 ElectricalEngineering...219 EngineeringManagement....227 EnvironmentalEngineering.229 Materials&MetallurgicalEngineering..236 MechanicalEngineering...249 AerospaceEngineering250 BiomedicalEngineering...250 ExplosivesEngineering250 MineralEngineering.265 PetroleumEngineering274

For information on undergraduate admission, please contact:


Director of Admission New Mexico Tech 801 Leroy Place Socorro, NM 87801 575.835.5424 1.800.428.TECH admission@admin.nmt.edu www.nmt.edu/future-students

International students who wish to apply for undergraduate admission, please contact:
International & Exchange Programs 575.835.5022 International_undergrad@admin.nmt.edu

For information on graduate admission, contact:


Dean of Graduate Studies New Mexico Tech 801 Leroy Place Socorro, NM 87801 575.835.5513 1.800.428.TECH graduate@nmt.edu Prospective graduate students, both domestic and international, should use the address above.

Academic Calendar
2009 Field Camp Geology Field Camp 2009 Summer Session Deadline for Intent to Graduate Registration and Validation Classes Begin Registration Closes Academic Holiday End of Session 2009 Fall Semester Deadline for Intent to Graduate Registration and Validation Classes Begin Academic Holiday Registration Closes Midsemester Academic Holiday Thanksgiving Vacation
Deadline for Completion Papers (Masters, PhD)

May 23July 5

June 1 June 15 June 16 June 19 July 3 August 7

2011 Spring Semester Deadline for Intent to Graduate Registration and Validation Classes Begin Registration Closes Midsemester Spring Vacation Academic Holiday
Deadline for Completion Papers (Masters, PhD)

Last Day of Classes Finals Begin End of Finals End of Semester

July 1 August 24 August 25 September 7 September 11 October 14 October 23 November 26, 27 December 4 December 11 December 12 December 17 December 18

Last Day of Classes Finals Begin End of Finals End of Semester Commencement 2011 Field Camp Geology Field Camp 2011 Summer Session Deadline for Intent to Graduate Registration and Validation Classes Begin Registration Closes Academic Holiday
Deadline for Completion Papers (Masters, PhD)

December 1 January 17 January 18 February 4 March 9 March 14-18 April 22 April 29 May 6 May 7 May 12 May 13 May 14

May 21July 3

End of Session 2010 Spring Semester Deadline for Intent to Graduate Registration and Validation Classes Begin Registration Closes Midsemester Spring Vacation Academic Holiday
Deadline for Completion Papers (Masters, PhD)

June 1 June 13 June 14 June 17 July 4 July 22 August 5

Last Day of Classes Finals Begin End of Finals End of Semester Commencement 2010 Field Camp Geology Field Camp 2010 Summer Session Deadline for Intent to Graduate Registration and Validation Classes Begin Registration Closes Academic Holiday
Deadline for Completion Papers (Masters, PhD)

December 1 January 18 January 19 February 5 March 10 March 15-19 April 2 April 30 May 7 May 8 May 13 May 14 May 15

2011 Fall Semester Deadline for Intent to Graduate Registration and Validation Classes Begin Registration Closes Academic Holiday Midsemester Academic Holiday Thanksgiving Vacation
Deadline for Completion Papers (Masters, PhD)

Last Day of Classes Finals Begin End of Finals 2012 Spring Semester Deadline for Intent to Graduate Registration and Validation Classes Begin Registration Closes Midsemester Spring Vacation Academic Holiday
Deadline for Completion Papers (Masters, PhD)

July 1 August 22 August 23 September 2 September 5 October 12 October 21 November 24, 25 December 2 December 9 December 10 December 16

May 22July 4

End of Session 2010 Fall Semester Deadline for Intent to Graduate Registration and Validation Classes Begin Academic Holiday Registration Closes Midsemester Academic Holiday Thanksgiving Vacation
Deadline for Completion Papers (Masters, PhD)

June 1 June 14 June 15 June 18 July 5 July 23 August 6

Last Day of Classes Finals Begin End of Finals End of Semester Commencement 2012 Field Camp Geology Field Camp 2012 Summer Session Deadline for Intent to Graduate Registration and Validation Classes Begin Registration Closes Academic Holiday
Deadline for Completion Papers (Masters, PhD)

December 1 January 16 January 17 February 3 March 7 March 12-16 April 6 April 27 May 4 May 5 May 10 May 11 May 12

Last Day of Classes Finals Begin End of Finals End of Semester

July 1 August 23 August 24 September 6 September 10 October 13 October 22 November 25, 26 December 3 December 10 December 11 December 16 December 17

May 19-July 1

End of Session

June 1 June 11 June 12 June 15 July 4 July 20 August 3

Degrees Offered at Tech


Associate Degrees

Minors

AssociateofGeneralStudies AssociateofScienceinBusiness

Bachelor of Science

BasicSciences Biology ChemicalEngineering Chemistry CivilEngineering ComputerScience EarthScience ElectricalEngineering EnvironmentalEngineering EnvironmentalScience InformationTechnology Management ManagementofTechnology MaterialsEngineering Mathematics MechanicalEngineering MineralEngineering PetroleumandNatural GasEngineering Physics Psychology TechnicalCommunication

AerospaceEngineering Biology BiomedicalEngineering Chemistry CivilEngineering EarthScience Education ElectricalEngineering EnvironmentalEngineering ExplosivesEngineering HispanicStudies History Literature Management MaterialsEngineering Mathematics MechanicalEngineering MineralEngineering OpticalScienceandEngineering PetroleumEngineering Philosophy Physics PolymerScience Psychology TechnicalCommunication

Master of Engineering Management

Master of Science for Teachers

Master of Science

Biology Chemistry ComputerScience ElectricalEngineering EnvironmentalEngineering Geochemistry Geology Geophysics Hydrology MaterialsEngineering Mathematics MechanicalEngineering MineralEngineering PetroleumEngineering Physics

Doctor of Philosophy

Other Principal Areas of Instruction


(nodegreeoffered) AerospaceStudies(AFROTC) ArtHistory Education English FineArts History Languages Music

Bachelor of General Studies

Chemistry ComputerScience EarthandEnvironmentalScience Geochemistry Geology Geophysics Hydrology MaterialsEngineering Mathematics Appliedand IndustrialMathematics PetroleumEngineering Physics Astrophysics AtmosphericPhysics Instrumentation MathematicalPhysics

Equal Opportunity Policy


TheNewMexicoInstituteofMiningandTechnologyiscommittedtothepolicythatallpersonsshallhaveaccesstoits programs,facilities,andemploymentwithoutregardtorace,age,religion,color,nationalorigin,ancestry,sex,sexual orientation,physicalormentalhandicaporseriousmedicalcondition,spousalaffiliation,orgenderidentity,as requiredbytheNewMexicoHumanRightsAct,TitleVIandTitleVIIofthe1964CivilRightsActasamended,Civil RightsActof1866,ExecutiveOrder11246,Section503and504oftheRehabilitationActof1973,TheAmericanswith DisabilitiesAct,TheAgeinEmploymentDiscriminationActof1990,VietnamEraVeteransReadjustmentAssistance

Other Formats
TheNewMexicoTech20092011catalogisavailableon lineat:www.nmt.edu Thecatalogisalsoavailableinotherformatsupon request.Contact: TheOfficeofAdmission NewMexicoTech 801LeroyPlace Socorro,NM87801 575.835.5424or1.800.428.TECH.

Proviso
Theprovisionsofthiscatalogarenottoberegardedas anirrevocablecontractbetweenthestudentandNew MexicoInstituteofMiningandTechnology.New MexicoTechreservestherighttochangeany provisionsorrequirementsatanytimewithinthe studentstermofresidence.

Terms and Abbreviations You Should Know


Academic Terms
Academic Load
TheacademicyearatTechconsistsoftwo semesters.Aclasshouris50minutesinlength; ordinarily,alaboratoryperiodisaboutthreetimesas long.Oneclasshourorlaboratoryperiodaweek throughasemestergivesonecredithour. Afulltimeundergraduateshouldcarryan academicloadofapproximately16credithoursper semesterforthefallandspringsemesters.Duringthe summersession,6credithoursisafulltimeacademic load;3credithoursishalftime. Graduatestudents:seepage46forinformation aboutacademicload. TheVeteransAdministrationrequiresstudentson theGIBilltocarryaminimumof12credithours(6 credithoursinsummer)toqualifyforfullbenefits. PhysicalRecreation(PR),FineArts(FA),and CommunityCollege(designatedbytheletterCin thecoursenumber)coursesdonotcounttowardthe minimumcredithoursforveterans.Complete informationcanbeobtainedintheCenterforStudent Success.

Course Numbers
Thesepracticesareobservedinthenumbering system: 1) Coursesnumberedfrom100to199areintended primarilyforfirstyearstudents(freshmen);200to 299forsecondyearstudents(sophomores);300to 99forthirdyearstudents(juniors);400to499for fourthyearstudents(seniors);and500to599for graduatestudents.Exceptionsmaybemadewith theapprovalofthemajoradvisorandinstructor. Graduatestudentsmaybeallowedcreditfor coursesnumbered300andabove. 2) Oddnumberedcoursesareusuallyofferedinthe fallsemester;evennumberedcoursesareusually offeredinthespringsemester.

Credit Hours
Credithoursaremeasuredinclasshours(clhrs), labhours(labhrs),andrecitation/discussionhours (recitationhrs). 1clhrand1recitationhrcorrespondroughly toonehourspentinclasseachweekandisequivalent toone(1)credithour.3labhrsequalsaboutthree hoursperweekinthelaboratoryandisalsoequivalent toone(1)credithour. Inadditiontoclassandlabtime,youcanexpectto spendabouttwotothreehoursofstudyand preparationforeachcredithourofclass. Mostonesemesterclassesaveragethreecredithours. Tograduatewithabachelorsdegree,youwillneeda minimumof130credithours,dependingonyour chosenmajor.

Auditing a Class
Ifyouwishtoparticipateinacoursetolearn aboutthesubjectbutnotberequiredtoearnaletter grade,youcanauditthecourse.Youwillreceivea gradeofsatisfactoryaudit(SA)orunsatisfactoryaudit (UA)asdeterminedbytheinstructor,butnocredit. Paymentisthesameasforacreditclass.Professors willexpectyoutoattendclassandtobeprepared.

Directed Study
Directedstudycoursesareusuallyselfpaced300 to500levelclasses.Typically,adirectedstudyis researchorientedandallowsyoutoworkandprogress inarelativelyunstructuredsituation.Tosignup,you willneedtheinstructorspermission,theapprovalof thedepartmentchair,andaspecialformfromthe OfficeoftheRegistrar.

Challenge Exams
Ifyouthinkyoualreadyknowthematerialina courseyouarerequiredtotake,askthedepartment chairforachallengeexam.Forasmallfee,youwill betestedonthecoursematerial.Dependingonthe department,youmayreceivealettergradeoran S(forSatisfactory),ortheymaysimplywaivethe course.Or,ofcourse,youmaybetoldyouhaveto takethecourseanyway.

Electives
Electivesarecoursestakeninadditiontothe specificcoursesrequiredbyyourmajor.Electives bringyourcredithoursuptotherequirednumberfor graduation.Somemajorsallowstudentstochoose manyelectives;others,few.Pleaserefertothespecific degreerequirementsforyourmajor. NewMexicoTechsCommunityCollegeclasses

(designatedbytheletterCinthecoursenumber) maynotbeusedtofulfilltheGeneralEducationCore CurriculumRequirementsforaBachelorofScience degree(page87).However,somemajorsallowstudent tousetheseclassestofulfillelectivecredit.

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements


Thesearecoursesinhumanities,mathematics,and basicsciencewhichallbachelorofsciencestudents mustcompleteinordertograduate.Thegeneral degreerequirementsshouldbemetbytheendofyour sophomoreyear.Seepage8687forboth undergraduateandgraduategeneraldegree requirements.

Good Academic Standing (Undergraduate)

Graduatestudents:Forinformationonsatisfactory progress,seepage52. Aregularundergraduatestudentwillbe consideredtobeingoodstandingifthestudent Grade Point Average (GPA) maintainstheminimumsemestergradepointaverage YoursemesterGPAisfoundbymultiplyingthe (GPA)listedbelow: numberofcredithoursforeachcoursewithanumber Minimum correspondingtoyourgradeinthecourseandthen TotalsemesterhourssemesterGPAneededto dividingbythetotalnumberofcredithoursinthe attempted(cumulative)maintaingoodstanding semester.A=4,B=3,C=2,D=1,F=0.Forexample,a 029 1.60 studenttakingtwothreehourcourseswhoreceivedan 3059 1.80 AandaBwouldhaveaGPAforthatsemesterof3.5. 60ormore 2.00 ([(3x4.0)+(3x3.0)]/[3+3]=21.0/6=3.5) Seepage67foracompletelistofpossiblegrades Fordeterminationofacademicstanding,semester andtheirgradepoints. hoursattemptedmeanscoursesinwhichastudent CoursestakenforgradesofS,U,SA,andUAare earnsgradesofA,A,B+,B,B,C+,C,C,D+,D,F,S, notcalculatedinyourGPA. U,andalltransfercredits.Semesterhoursattempted YourcumulativeGPAisanaverageoveryour doesnotincludecoursesinwhichastudentearns entireTechcareer.Transfercreditsarenotincludedin gradesofIN,SA,UA,W,orWO.Transfercreditsare yourcumulativeGPA. notusedincomputingtheGPA. AstudentwhosesemesterGPAfallsbelowthe Major minimumrequirementsneededforgoodstandingwill Yourmajorisyourprimaryfieldofstudy.The beplacedonacademicprobation(seepage69). numberofcredithoursrequiredinyourmajorvaries by program.Sinceyourchoiceofmajordetermines Academic Warning which coursesyouarerequiredtotake,itisadvisable AnyundergraduatestudentwhoseGPAforthe todeclareyourmajorassoonaspossible.Youmay precedingsemesterislessthan2.00orwhose changemajorsatanytime,buttheearlierthebetter. cumulativeGPAislessthan2.00willbeplacedon Youmustdeclareamajorandbeassignedamajor academicwarning,regardlessoftheirtotalsemester advisorpriortocompletingthecourseworkforthe hoursattemptedoracademicstanding. major.

Whenastudentisplacedonacademicwarning,he orshemust: visittheCenterforStudentSuccess(CSS)and completealloftheselfassessmentactivities indicatedbytheCSS meetwiththeiracademicadvisorortheirmajor DepartmentChairanddevelopanacademicaction planforthenextthreesemesters submittheacademicactionplantotheCSSnolater than10dayspriortothecloseofregistration duringtheFallandSpringsemestersor2days priortothecloseofregistrationduringthe Summersemester. TheAcademicStandardsandAdmissions Committeewillreviewtheacademicactionplanand determineiftheaboveconditionshavebeen successfullymet.Failuretocomplywiththese requirementswillresultinaholdplacedonthe studentsaccountuntiltheseconditionsaresatisfied.

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Minor
NewMexicoTechawardsminorsforyour secondaryfieldofstudy.(Seepage6foralistof minors.)Thenumberofcreditsrequiredforaminor varyfromdepartmenttodepartment,aminimumof18 credithoursisrequired.Studentscannotearnaminor witheithertheAssociateofGeneralStudiesorBachelor ofGeneralStudies. Youmustdeclareaminorandbeassignedaminor advisorpriortocompletingthecourseworkforthe minor.

Course Abbreviations
AE ACCT ANTH ART AFAS BA BCS BIOL CE CHE CHEM CSE ECON EDUC EE EMGT ENGL ENVE ENVS ERTH ES FA FIN FREN GEOC GEOL GEOP GERM HIST HYD IT MATE MENG MATH ME METE MGT MKT MUS OPT PETR PHIL PHYS PR PS PSY SPAN

Prerequisites and Corequisites


Somecourseshaveprerequisites,coursesyoumust successfullycompletebeforeenrollinginthatcourse. Exceptionsmaybemadewiththeinstructors approval.Ifyouenrollinacourseinwhichyoudonot havetheprerequisiteswithouttheinstructors permission,youmaybedisenrolled. Corequisitesarecoursestakenduringthesame semester.

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid


Tobeingoodstandingforfinancialaidpurposes,a studentmustearnatleast75percentofthehours attemptedwithacumulativeG.P.A.of: 1.6ifyouhaveattempted0to29credithours 1.8ifyouhaveattempted30to59credithours 2.0ifyouhaveattempted60ormorecredithours Seepage43forfurtherinformationaboutsatisfactory academicprogressforfinancialaidpurposes.

Validation
Validationisacceptanceofyourfinancial responsibilitiestoNewMexicoTechforallcoursesyou areregisteredfor.YoumustvalidatewiththeNew MexicoTechBusinessOfficebeforeyoucancomplete registration.

AerospaceEngineering Accounting Anthropology ArtHistory AirForceAerospaceStudies (AFROTC) BusinessAdministration BusinessComputerSystems Biology CivilEngineering ChemicalEngineering Chemistry ComputerScienceEngineering Economics Education ElectricalEngineering EngineeringManagement English EnvironmentalEngineering EnvironmentalScience EarthScience EngineeringScience FineArts Finance French Geochemistry Geology Geophysics German History Hydrology InformationTechnology MaterialsEngineering MechanicalEngineering Mathematics MineralEngineering MetallurgicalEngineering Management Marketing Music Optics PetroleumEngineering Philosophy Physics PhysicalRecreation PoliticalScience Psychology Spanish

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Other Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Terms Used at Tech


AOC CC CEMED CSS DE E&ES EEG ECO EMRTC EODI FacMgmt FEexam GOLD GPA ICASA IERA ILEA IRIS ISD ITV LIBROS MEVO MRO MROI MSEC NCKRI NMBGMR NMCCNS ArrayOperationsCenter CommunityCollege/Continuing Education CenterforEnergeticMaterialsand Devices CenterforStudentSuccess DistanceEducation DepartmentofEarthand EnvironmentalScience EnvironmentalEvaluationGroup EtscornCampusObservatory EnergeticMaterialsResearchand TestingCenter EducationalOutreachandDistance Instruction FacilitiesManagement FundamentalsofEngineeringexam GroupOpportunitiesforLearningand Development GradePointAverage InstituteforComplexAdditiveSystems Analysis InstituteforEngineeringResearchand Applications InternationalLawEnforcement Academy IncorporatedResearchInstitutionsfor Seismology InformationServicesDepartment InstructionalTelevision TechLibrarysOnLineCatalog MountErebusVolcanoObservatory MagdalenaRidgeObservatory MagdalenaRidgeObservatory Interferometer MineralScienceandEngineering Complex NationalCaveandKarstResearch Institute NewMexicoBureauofGeologyand MineralResources(oftenreferredtoas theBureau) NewMexicoCommonCourse NumberingSystem

NRAO OCLC OIEP OST PAS PASSCAL PRRC R&ED RA RCN ROTC SA SAC SAIC SUR TA TAC TCC UC VLA VLBA VSQ WIPP

NationalRadioAstronomy Observatory LibraryDatabase OfficeofInternationalandExchange Programs OpticalSurfacingTechnology PerformingArtsSeries IRISsProgramforArraySeismic StudiesoftheContinentalLithosphere PetroleumRecoveryResearchCenter ResearchandEconomicDevelopment Office ResidentAssistant ResidentialComputingNetwork ReserveOfficerTrainingCorps StudentAssociation StudentActivitiesCenter ScienceApplicationInternational Corporation StudentandUniversityRelationsOffice TeachingAssistant TechAuthorizationCode (forlongdistancetelephoneaccess) TechComputerCenter UserConsultant(attheTCC) VeryLargeArrayradiotelescope VeryLongBaselineArrayradio telescope VisitingScientistsQuarters WasteIsolationPilotProject

12 lawns,andflowerbeds.Thecentralsectionof320acres containsacademicbuildings,laboratories,residence halls,familyhousing,andrecreationalareas.An additional40squaremileareaadjoiningthemain campusisusedforresearchandtestingactivities. SocorroPeak,withanelevationof2,208m(7,243ft) abovesealevel,isimmediatelywestofthecampus quadrangleandcontainsaminenowusedforseismic studies.Recreationalareasoncampusincludethe JosephA.FidelStudentServicesCenter,Student ActivitiesCenter(SAC),SwimCenter,tenniscourts, MaceyTheater/ConferenceCenter,theEtscornCampus Observatory,theGymnasium,andan18holeGolf Course.

The University
An Overview of New Mexico Tech
NewMexicoInstituteofMiningandTechnology, commonlyknownasNewMexicoTech,isdevotedto excellenceineducationandresearch.Theatmosphere iscasual,andeachstudentcanexpecttoberecognized asadistinctindividual. NewMexicoTechstudentsmaychoosefrom programsintheearthsciences,physicalandbiological sciences,engineeringdisciplines,technical communication,mathematics,management,computer science,andinformationtechnology.Inaddition, breadthandenrichmentareprovidedbysupporting programsinthearts,humanities,andsocialsciences. TheNewMexicoTechstudentgainsaliberal education,aswellasathoroughscience,mathematics, andengineeringeducation. AtNewMexicoTechthereisnoartificial distinctionbetweenpureandappliedresearchandno sharpdividinglinebetweenteachingandresearch.The NewMexicoTechstudentischallengedtolearn,to thinkintheabstract,andtobringabstractionstobear onpracticalsituations.Employmentofstudentsinthe manyresearchfacilitiesandindepartmentalresearchis centraltoNewMexicoTechsprograms. Undergraduatestudentscanchoosefromamong 21bachelorofscienceprogramsorpursueadegreein generalstudies,arelativelyunstructuredprogram dictatedbypersonalneedsandinterests.Graduate programsextendthroughthedoctoralleveland contributetotheresearchatmospherethatalsobenefits undergraduateinstruction.Manygraduatingseniors continuetheirstudiesingraduateorprofessional schools. Withanenrollmentofapproximately1,900 students,NewMexicoTechofferstheadvantagesof smallclassestheaverageclasssizeis14studentsfor lecturesandonly12studentsinlabsessions. (Introductoryclassesareusuallylarger.) AlthoughNewMexicoTechdoesnotofferathletic scholarshipsorparticipateinmajorspectatorsports, studentsparticipateinarichvarietyofintramural, club,andindividualsportsactivities.Student organizationscatertoprofessional,hobby,religious, andsocialinterests.

A Brief History of New Mexico Tech


Whatbeganoveracenturyagoasaminingschool hasevolvedintoanimportantresearchand educationalinstitution.NewMexicoTechwasfounded astheNewMexicoSchoolofMinesin1889,whenit wasestablishedbyanactoftheTerritorialLegislature. Overtheyears,Techsemphasishasexpanded,first intotheareaofpetroleumengineering,andthen,inthe 1940s,intophysicsresearch.Today,NewMexicoTech isknownforitsexpertiseinhighlyspecializedareas suchasearthandatmosphericsciences,astrophysics, testingofenergeticmaterials,andsuchengineering fieldsaschemical,civil,electrical,materials, mechanical,environmental,petroleum,andmineral engineering. InadditiontotheeducationalarmoftheInstitute, NewMexicoTechhasnumerousresearchandservice entities,includingtheNewMexicoBureauofGeology andMineralResources,theResearchandEconomic DevelopmentDivision,thePetroleumRecovery ResearchCenter,theEnergeticMaterialsResearchand TestingCenter,OpticalSurfacingTechnologies, LangmuirLaboratoryforAtmosphericResearch,the InstituteforComplexAdditiveSystemsAnalysis,and IncorporatedResearchInstitutionsforSeismology. InrecognitionofthegrowingroleoftheInstitute, theStateLegislaturechangedthenamein1951from NewMexicoSchoolofMinestoNewMexico InstituteofMiningandTechnology,whichisstillthe officialname.ThenameNewMexicoTechcameinto commonuseinthe1960s. Thegraduateprogramwasbegunin1946and involvesstaffandfacilitiesoftheentireInstitute.

The Campus

NewMexicoTechsbeautifullylandscapedcampus isanoasisofgreeninthedesert,withtalltrees,grassy

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Our Mission

Collegiality
NewMexicoTechisaplacewherepeoplecare abouteachother.Thatsenseofcaringwecall collegiality.Itmeansbeingopenwithothers,sharing withthem,andcollaboratingwiththemforthegoodof theInstitution.Collegialityalsomeansmentoring: actingasaguideandadvisortoacolleague,astudent, afellowstaffmember.Itmeanscaringaboutthe communitythecampuscommunity,thecommunityof Socorro,thelargercommunityoftheStateofNew Mexico.Andcollegialitymeansvaluingdiversity, realizingthatpersonsofaraceorgenderorethnicityor nationalitydifferentfromourownhaveimportance, bothbecausetheyarehumanandbecausetheir experiencesaredifferentfromoursandaretherefore valuable.

NewMexicoTechisaninstituteofhigherlearning thatservesthediversepopulationofNewMexicoby integratingeducation,research,publicservice,and economicdevelopmentthroughemphasisonscience, engineering,andnaturalresources.Itsmissionismulti fold: 1) helpingstudentslearncreativeapproachesto addressingcomplexissues; 2) acknowledgingstateandnationaldiversityofand developingandinclusivelearningenvironment; 3) creatingandcommunicatingknowledge,and 4) solvingtechnicalandscientificproblems.

Institutional Values

Thepeoplewhocomprisethecommunitythatis NewMexicoTechareguidedbycertainvaluesasthey performtheirdailytasks.Morethanmererulesor operatingprocedures,ourinstitutionalvaluesare qualitativeandidealistic.Theyareourmost fundamentaltouchstonesthatmeasuretheworthof whatwedo.Theyare: Creativeexcellence,integrity,collegiality,service, leadership,andcommitmenttoeconomicprosperity andtechnologicaldevelopment.

Service
Asacommunityoflearners,NewMexicoTechalso acknowledgesaresponsibilitytoservingsociety, especiallysincelearninghelpsmeetnotonlyindividual needs,butalsothoseofthelargercommunity.Service isasourceofmotivationandinspirationtothosewho practiceit,reflectingbothacapacityforrelatingto others,aswellasdeepseatedconcernforthequalityof humanlife.Thesocialbenefitsofservicearefurther fulfilledthroughtheexpansionofknowledgeby teaching,scientificinvestigation,technologytransfer, andeconomicdevelopment.

Creativity

Creativityispossibleinvirtuallyallendeavors.It callsforcuriosity,adaptability,andresourcefulness.It requiresimaginationandoftendiligence.Butwhether thetaskisbeingperformedbyacarpenter,asecretary, agraduatestudent,oraregent,creativityisan expectedpartofthisvalue.

Leadership
NewMexicoTechhasbeen,is,andwillcontinueto beattheforefrontofscienceandengineeringresearch andeducation.Creatinganopenenvironmentwhich alsodevelopsandfosterstomorrowsleadersinthose andotherfieldsisofparamountimportance. Leadershipinvolvesmovingeveryonetowardashared perceptionofouruniversitysvision,mission,and outcomes,towardacommonunderstandingofwhere NewMexicoTechisnowandwhereitshouldbe heading,andtowardanincreasedcommitmentto thoseends.Byengaging,enabling,andempowering othersthroughouttheuniversity,membersatalllevels andinavarietyofareascantakeonleadershiproles. Strong,effectiveleadershipisbestexemplifiednot throughmethodsofcontrol,butthroughpositive influence.

Excellence
Excellencespeaksforitself.NewMexicoTechis knownforthehighqualityofitseducationand research,butweaspiretoanewlevelofexcellencein whichthewholeisgreaterthanthesumofitsparts.At thisnewlevel,weexpectthatcreativeexcellencewill berewardedatNewMexicoTech.

Integrity
Integrityishonoredasafundamentalvalueat NewMexicoTech.Dishonesty,cheating,and plagiarismhavenoplaceinarespectedinstitutionof highereducation.Butrealintegritygoesfurtherthan thesenegatives;integritymeanshavingthecourageto defendthetruth,toactfairlyandhonestlyinallour endeavors,andtoberesponsiblecitizensofthe community.

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Economic Prosperity and Technological Development


NewMexicoTechbringsitsacademicand researchresourcestobearonkeyissuesinpromoting regionalandstateeconomicprosperityand technologydevelopment.Inadditiontopreparingthe workforceoftomorrowthroughacademicrigorand practicalresearchexperience,theuniversityprovides strategicsupport,technicalassistance,technology transfer,anddevelopmentandimplementationof boldnewresearchinitiatives,enablingtechnologies, andtrainingprogramstobolsterbothpublicand privatesectorsuccessandcompetitiveness. Furthermore,NewMexicoTechiscommittedto integratingdiversityintoallfacetsofitswork,since theintrinsicvalueofunderstandingandrespecting similaritiesanddifferencesamongallgroupsis centraltofullyachievingtheuniversitys comprehensiveacademic,research,andoutreach goalsandobjectives.

Accreditation
NewMexicoTechisaccreditedbytheHigher LearningCommission(HLC)oftheNorthCentral AssociationofCollegesandSecondarySchoolsasa degreegrantinguniversitythroughthedoctorallevel. ThewebsiteoftheHLCis www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org,andthe phonenumberis800.621.7440.

NewMexicoTechscreditsareacceptedby leadingcollegesanduniversitiesthroughoutthe UnitedStates.ItisapprovedbytheAttorneyGeneral oftheUnitedStatesfortheattendanceof nonimmigrantstudents,bytheUnitedStates DepartmentforExchangeVisitorProgramPI1282, andbytheVeteransApprovalDivisionoftheOffice ofMilitaryAffairsforattendancebystudentsentitled toveteransbenefits. Thechemistrycurriculumisapprovedbythe CommitteeonProfessionalTrainingoftheAmerican ChemicalSociety. Thebachelorsprogramsinchemicalengineering, civilengineering,electricalengineering,mechanical engineering,environmentalengineering,materials engineering,mineralengineeringandpetroleum engineeringareaccreditedbyABET.Thebachelors programincomputerscienceengineeringis accreditedbytheComputerScienceAccreditation CommissionofABET.ABETmaybereachedat111 MarketPlace,Suite1050,Baltimore,MD212024012; telephone410.347.7700. NewMexicoTechisalsoamemberofthe AmericanSocietyforEngineeringEducation. TheGraduateSchoolisamemberoftheWestern AssociationofGraduateSchoolsandtheCouncilfor GraduateSchoolsintheUnitedStates.

Institute-Wide Undergraduate Student Learning Objectives

NewMexicoTechhasestablishedthefollowing learningobjectivesforitsundergraduatestudentsand continuouslyassesseswhetheritsstudentsmeetthese objectives: 1) NMTstudentswilllearntobelifelonglearners whoreasonwell,evaluateandapplyinformation learned.

2) NMTstudentswillgaincompetenceinscience andmathbydevelopinganalyticaland quantitativeskills. 3) NMTstudentswillbeabletocommunicateto differentaudiencesinmultipleforms. 4) NMTstudentswillgainanappreciationoftheir roleascitizensindiversehumansocietiesand cultures. 5) NMTstudentswilllearnresponsiblevaluesand ethicsintheirprofessionalandpersonallives. 6) NMTstudentswillgainexpertiseintheirchosen fieldofstudy.

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Research and Service Organizations at New Mexico Tech

NewMexicoTechhasanumberoforganizations whosemissionsinvolveresearchand/orpublic service.Manyoftheseorganizationsemploystudents atthegraduateandundergraduatelevels,providing studentsnotonlywithemploymentbutalsowith educationalworkexperiencesthatenhancetheirvalue tofutureemployers.

Center for Energetic Materials and Devices (CEMED)


TheCenterforEnergeticMaterialsandDevices (CEMED)isaresearchorganizationthatdevelops applicationsforenergeticmaterialsandenergetic devices.ItconsistsofNewMexicoTech,Sandia NationalLaboratories,andLosAlamosNational Laboratoryinaconsortiumthatisadministeredby NewMexicoTech.ThefacilitiesoftheCEMED partnersareworldclassandCEMEDsdevelopment capabilitiesincludemorethan200professionalstaff, stateoftheartlaboratories,thousandsofacresoffield testrangesandaccesstothemostadvanced computationalequipmentavailable. TheprimeadvantagetoCEMEDscustomersis thesingleentityworkingonthecustomersresearch problemwiththefacilitiesandskillsofthreeresearch organizations.CEMEDprovidescosteffectivedesign, development,andtestingofenergeticdevicesfor commercial,civilianandmilitaryapplications. CEMEDalsoprovideseducationalopportunitiesfor undergraduatestudents,graduatestudentsandpost doctoralresearchers.Thesestudentsarethefuture workforceforresearchanddevelopmentofenergetic materialsanddevicesbothinNewMexicoand aroundthecountry.

Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC)


(www.emrtc.nmt.edu) Inexistenceformorethan50years,theEnergetic MaterialsResearchandTestingCenter(EMRTC)isthe largestoftheresearchdivisionsatNewMexicoTech. EMRTCconductsresearchontheperformance andsafetyofenergeticmaterialsandexplosivesfor theU.S.Government,friendlyforeigngovernments,

andacademicandcommercialentitiesatits40square milefieldtestlaboratory.Thiscomplexincludesmore than30separatetestsites,gunranges,andstateof theartresearchlaboratories.EMRTCalsodevelops toolstoanalyzematerialinteractionsbyusing computercodesdesignedtosimulatedetonation, fragmentation,andimpact. Tosupporttheeducationalandresearchprocesses ofNewMexicoTech,EMRTCprovidesjoint appointmentsforfacultyandstaffandopportunities forgraduateandundergraduatestudentemployment. EMRTChiresupto30undergraduateand graduatestudentseachsemesterandthroughthe summermonths.Theopportunitiesprovidedinclude construction,design,analysis,testsetup, instrumentationanddatacollection,filmanalysis, reportpreparation,andothervaluablework experiencesfortherealworld.ManyofEMRTCs studentworkershavebeenabletogetjobs(someat EMRTC)basedontheexperiencetheygainedwhile workingatEMRTC. EMRTCalsodevelopsandconductsaprogramof trainingcoursesforfederal,state,tribal,andallied governmentagencies;academicinstitutions;and commercialentitiesinthefollowingareas: NationalDomesticPreparednessEMRTCis amemberoftheNationalDomesticPreparedness Consortium(NDPC),apartnershipofpublicand privateorganizationswhosegoalistoprovidea focused,threatresponsive,longtermnational capabilitytoexecuteandsustainacomprehensiveand coordinateddomesticemergencyresponder education,training,testingandexerciseprogram. EMRTCconductsthistrainingforstate,county, andcityofficialswhoareresponsibleforresponding toterroristincidents.Traineesactivelyengagein scenariobasedactivitiesdesignedtoprovidepractice intheskillstheywilluseonthejob.Firstresponders andotherparticipantsfromeverystateinthenation havebeentrainedatEMRTC. AntiTerroristResearchandTraining EMRTCsantiterroristactivitiesincluderesearchand testprogramsconductedtodevelopmeansfor reducinginjuryandformitigatingdamagecausedby terroristbombingsandotherincidents. Inaddition,EMRTCconductsseveralanti terroristtrainingprogramsunderagrantfromthe DepartmentofStateforstudentsfromalliedforeign governments.NewMexicolawenforcement personnelhavealsoattendedthesecourses.

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ExplosivesSafetyEMRTCconductsresearch andtrainingprogramsinexplosivesandenergetic materialssafety.Researchincludesinvestigationsof materialshandling,storage,andtransportation. Trainingincludesacquaintingpersonnelwhooperate governmentandcommercialfiringsitesand laboratoriesinvolvedintheresearch,development, testing,andevaluationofenergeticmaterialswith safetyrequirementsandtechniques. Asaresultofitsdiversifiedbusinessareas,wide rangingresearchandtestactivities,andever expandingtrainingprograms,EMRTCsynergistically complementsNewMexicoTechseducationaland researchresponsibilities,enhancesemployment opportunities,andsignificantlycontributestothe economicdevelopmentofNewMexico.

Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis (ICASA)


(www.icasa.nmt.edu) TheInstituteforComplexAdditiveSystems Analysis(ICASA)isacooperativeallianceamong academia,industry,andgovernmentthatNewMexico TechadministersundercontractwiththeDepartment ofDefensealongwiththesupportofthestateofNew Mexico.Thisallianceisdedicatedtostudyingthe behavior,vulnerabilities,andpredictabilityofcomplex systemsthroughICASAsuniqueapproach,knownas theComplexAdditiveSystemsAnalysis(CASA) process.Thisprocessgathersinformationageresearch andappliesthisresearchtorealworldproblems. ICASAsbasicresearchfocusistounderstandthe additiveeffectsorunintendedconsequencesof efficientdesignininterdependentsystemsofsystems. Researchispursuedthroughfourstrategicthrusts: carryingoutbasicresearchoncomplexadditive systems;applyingresearchtorealworldproblemsin theprivateandpublicsectors;developingkeyenabling technologiestoassistinapplyingresearchresults;and establishingtrainingandeducationprogramstomeet customersuniqueneeds.ICASAsresearchis characterizedbythestudyofdynamicalsystems, controltheory,mathematicalphysics,andeconomics usingthetoolsoftheoreticalanalysis,modeling,and simulation. ICASAsElectricalPower(EP)teamworksto understandandmodelcascadingpowerfailures.The EPteamusestheCASAprocess,mathematical

modeling,computersimulationandvisualization, hardwareimplementation,andcontrolofdynamical systemstoanalyzepowergrids.Currently,theyare workingonamultimilliondollartraininganddecision supportsystemthatwillallowpoweroperatorstoreact moreeffectivelytopowergridfailures. TheprimaryfunctionandgoalofICASAistoassist andencouragetheimplementationofformaldegree programsatNewMexicoTech.Theseprograms integratecomponentsofthecomputerscience, engineering,andmanagementdepartments.Thefirst integratedprogramwasInformationTechnology(IT), whichisjointlymanagedbythecomputerscienceand managementdepartments.TheITprogramhassince flourishedfromasmallventureintoafullfledge accomplishedprogrambybeingtheonlyITprogram offeredinthestateofNewMexico.Itwasalsonamed asaCenterofExcellenceinInformationAssuranceby theNationalSecurityAgency(NSA)in2002.Only50 universitiesinthenationhavebeenawardedthis designation.ICASAwillcontinuetoassistandsupport moredegreeprograms,whichmayincludethe combiningofcomputerscienceandengineeringaswell asotherdisciplines. ICASAoffersNewMexicoTechundergraduate andgraduatestudents,andonoccasion,commendable highschoolseniorsthroughoutthestate,opportunities toresearchrealworldproblems.Studentsintheir freshmanorsophomoreyearsmayapplyforaStudent ResearchInitiative(SRI),aprogramthatintroducesthe basicprincipleofcomplexadditivesystemsandthe CASAprocess.Projecttopicsincludeelectricalpower, financialnetworks,researchorganizations,and epidemics.Studentsalsolearnaboutthedevelopment andpresentationofscientificresearchwhileworking withamentor. SRIispartofICASAscareerpathprogram designedtotakeastudentfrombasicresearchprojects duringtheirfreshmanandsophomoreyearstostudent internshipsfortheirjuniorandsenioryears. Eventually,opportunitiesmaybeofferedforgraduate assistantshipsandaprofessionalappointmentwith ICASAortheirpartnerorganizations.AsICASA continuestogrowandembracenewdisciplines,New MexicoTechstudentsareofferedadditional educationalandresearchopportunitiesthroughthe institute.

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Institute for Engineering Research and Applications (IERA)


(iera.nmt.edu) TheInstituteforEngineeringResearchand Applicationisacontractresearch,developmentand technicalassistanceorganizationworkinginavariety ofareasthatarerelatedtoenergy,space,andthe environment.IERAincludesanadministrativeoffice andthreetechnicaldivisions,alllocatedin Albuquerque:theEnvironmentalFinanceCenter,the EngineeringandInformationSciencesDivision,and theStrategicProgramsOffice. TheEnvironmentalFinanceCenter(EFC)was establishedin1992bytheEnvironmentalProtection Agencytoprovideassistancetostate,local,andtribal governmentsandtheprivatesectorwiththefinancial andmanagerialsideofenvironmentalcomplianceand infrastructure.TheEFCprovidestechnicalassistance totribalwatersystemstoimprovecompliancewith theSafeDrinkingWaterActandtobuildandenhance thecapabilitiesoftribalwatersystemoperatorsand managers.TheEFCisalsoinvolvedinSourceWater Protection,alternativewastewatertreatmentmethods, CleanAirInvestmentFund,utilityratesetting,tribal watersystemoperatorcertification,andmanyother activitiesassociatedwithenvironmentalandsecurity issuessurroundingdrinkingwaterandwastewater systems. TheEngineeringandInformationSciences(E&IS) divisionisinvolvedinendeavorsrangingfrom educationalandtechnicalassistancetoinnovative research,engineeringandprototypedevelopment. Since1996IERAhasofferedtrainingingeographic informationsystems(GIS)andglobalpositioning systems(GPS),providedintheformofESRIGISand TrimbleGPSshortcoursestaughtbycertified instructors.TheEnergyConversionResearch Laboratory(ECRL)isthecenterofalldirectenergy conversion,power,propulsionandotherlaboratory basedR&DactivitiesintheE&ISdivision.The resourcesoftheECRLarefocusedonconducting advancedR&DandT&Eineachoftheseareas,with majorresourcesfocusedonconductinghighlyrealistic testingofspacecomponentsandsystems.Personnel expertiseincludesnonnucleartestingofspacenuclear powersystems,liquidmetalsystems(NaK,sodium, potassium,lithium,cesiumandmercury),thermionic directenergyconversiontechnology,pulsepower systems,electronicsystems,laserpropulsion

technology,highvacuumsystems,concept/prototype systemdesign,modelingandsimulation,andmaterials developmentandcharacterization. TheStrategicProgramsOfficefostersgrowthofnew areasandincubatesawidevarietyofresearchand applications.Currently,therearetwoeffortsin internationalprograms.Firstisthedevelopmentand implementationofchemical/biologicalsensorsandthe establishmentoftheInternationalSensorTechnology programwithinNewMexicoTech.Secondis participationinaprogramtomentorandtrain engineersfromforeigncountrieswithregardto radioactivewastedisposalissues(sponsoredbythe InternationalAtomicEnergyAgencyandUSAID). Additionally,investigatorsareworkingonenergy conservation/energyefficiencystudiesforvarious agenciesandareparticipatinginthedevelopmentofa hydrogeneconomyinthestateofNewMexico.

International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA)


(www.ilearoswell.org/mission.html) ThemissionoftheInternationalLawEnforcement AcademyRoswell(ILEAR)istoprovideadvanced criminaljusticemanagementinstructiontomidto seniorlawenforcementofficialsfromaroundtheworld andexposethemtoAmericansocietyandinstitutions. ILEAsgoalsaretoenhancetheabilityofexperienced lawenforcementofficialstocombatcrimeintheir respectivecountriesandencouragebilateraland regionalcooperationincombatingtransnationalcrime. ILEARisaprogramoftheU.S.Departmentof State,BureauforInternationalNarcoticsandLaw EnforcementAffairs. ILEARisadministeredthroughacooperative agreementwiththeNewMexicoTech.Techhas partneredwithScienceApplicationsInternational Corporation,SamHoustonStateUniversityandEastern NewMexicoUniversityRoswelltooperatethe Academy.

IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center and EarthScope USArray Array Operations Facility
(www.passcal.nmt.edu) TheIncorporatedResearchInstitutionsfor Seismology(IRIS;www.iris.edu)ConsortiumsProgram forArraySeismicStudiesoftheContinentalLithosphere

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(PASSCAL)InstrumentCenterislocatedinNew MexicoTechsResearchPark.TheCenterisprimarily supportedbytheNationalScienceFoundation(NSF) andU.S.DepartmentofEnergy,andisoperatedby Techprofessionalstaffincoordinationwiththe DepartmentofEarth&EnvironmentalScience GeophysicsProgramandtheGeophysicalResearch Center.Inassociationwithresearchersandstudents fromaroundtheworld,InstrumentCenterstaff engageinhardware/softwaredevelopmentand trainingassociatedwithearthquake,volcano, glaciological,andotherseismologicalresearch,handle logisticalsupportandfieldworkforEarthscience experiments,andmaintaintheworldslargest academicpoolofresearchseismological instrumentation.PASSCALinstrumentsareroutinely employedinteachingandresearchprojectswith investigatorsfromTechsGeophysicsProgram,as wellasmanyotherU.S.andinternationalresearch institutions.AkeycomponentoftheInstrument Centersoperationsistoprovideuniqueopportunities forNewMexicoTechandotherstudentstolearn aboutandcontributetotheinternational seismologicalresearchcommunitythrough employment,internships,andotheropportunities. TheInstrumentCenteralsohoststheArray OperationsFacilityfortheseismologicalUSArray componentofEarthScope(www.earthscope.org),an NSFEarthScienceresearchprojectofunprecedented scopestudyingthegeologyandgeophysicsofthe NorthAmericancontinentandthedeepEarth.

LangmuirLaboratory.PublicLaw96550,passedby Congressin1980,preservesthelandinits undevelopedstateandencouragesscientificresearch asaprimelanduseinthisnationalforest.Restricted AirspaceR5113supportsflightsofinstrumented airplanes,rockets,andballoons.Thelaboratoryis operatedunderaspecialusepermitissuedbytheU.S. ForestService.

Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO)


(www.mro.nmt.edu) TheMagdalenaRidgeObservatorys2.4meter telescopeisnowoperational.Itisoptimizedfor observationsofSolarSystemobjects. TheMagdalenaRidgeObservatoryInterferometer (MROI)iscurrentlyinconstructionanddevelopment stages,andwillbeaworldclass,stateoftheart astronomicalresearchfacility.Atanelevationof almost10,400feetintheMagdalenaMountainsofthe CibolaNationalForest,andjustaonehourdrivefrom campus,theMROwillbethefourthhighest observatoryintheworld. Usinginterferometry,thesametechniqueusedat theVeryLargeArray(VLA)radiotelescopetolink27 separateradioreceiverstoformonegigantic instrument,theMROinterferometerwilllinkten largeopticalandinfraredtelescopestoprovidethe resolvingpowerofasingle400metertelescope.This instrumentwillhavebetteropticalresolutionthanthe HubbleSpaceTelescopebyafactorof300.

Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research


(www.ee.nmt.edu/~langmuir)

Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory (MEVO), Antarctica


(erebus.nmt.edu) TheDepartmentofEarthandEnvironmental Scienceoperatesayearroundnetworkofscientific instrumentation(seismic,infrasonic,geodetic,and environmental)ontheactiveMountErebusvolcanoin Antarcticaforfundamentalresearchinvolcanology undersupportfromtheNationalScienceFoundation, OfficeofPolarPrograms.Eachyear,Australsummer observationsandsurveillancearemadebyNew MexicoTechstudentsandfacultyfromafieldcamp situated3400metershighonthevolcano.Mt.Erebus, theworldssouthernmostactivevolcano,featuresa uniquelavalakeinitssummitcraterandhasfrequent eruptions.DataistelemeteredtotheCraryScience LabatMcMurdoStation,Antarctica,andthen transferredviatheInternettoTechforyearround analysisandarchivinginnearrealtime.

LangmuirLaboratory,builtbyNewMexicoTech in1963,islocatedatanelevationof3,240m(10,630ft) intheMagdalenaMountains,27km(17airmiles) southwestofthemaincampus.Thelaboratorywas namedinhonorofDr.IrvingLangmuir,NobelPrize winner,whoparticipatedinnumerousexperimentsat Techrelatedtocloudphysicsafterthediscoveryof cloudseedingin1946.Becauseofitslocationand unusualclimaticsituation,thesiteprovidesunique opportunitiesforstudiesofthundercloud mechanisms,lightning,andprecipitation.Overnight livingaccommodationsareavailableforfacultyand studentsworkingatthelaboratory. TheLangmuirResearchSiteconsistsof33,000 acresofCibolaNationalForestwhichsurrounds

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National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI)


(http://www.nature.nps.gov/nckri/index.htm) InPublicLaw101578,ofNovember15,1990. CongressdirectedthattheSecretaryoftheInterior, actingthroughtheDirectoroftheNationalPark Service,establishandadministeraNationalCaveand KarstResearchInstitute(NCKRI).Thiscenteris locatedinCarlsbad,NewMexicoandNewMexico Techisresponsiblefortheplanning,coordination,and administrationoftheInstituteanditsprograms. Caveandkarstsystemsarevitaltohumankindin myriadways.Theprotectionandmanagementof waterresourceshavebeenidentifiedasmajorissues facingtheplanetasweenterthe21stcenturyanda full22percentofAmericasfreshwaterresourcesare tiedupingroundwaterincaveandkarstregions. Cavesalsoserveasrichstorehousesofinformation aboutnaturalresources,humanhistory,evolution, andglobalclimatechangenottomentionsuch currentconcernsaswastedisposal,petroleum recovery,andbiomedicalinvestigations. ThegoalsoftheInstitutearethefurtheranceofthe scienceofspeleology;centralizationand standardizationofspeleologicalinformation; interdisciplinarycooperationincaveandkarst researchprogramstofosterresearch,education, promotionofnational,andinternationalcooperation inenvironmentalconsiderationsfortheprotectionof caveandkarstlandforms,andpromotionof environmentallysound,sustainableresource managementpractices. Programareasconsideredessentialtosuchan Institutesmissionincludeinformationmanagement, research,andeducation.

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR)


(www.geoinfo.nmt.edu) TheNewMexicoBureauofGeologyandMineral Resourcesistheofficialstateagencyresponsibleby lawfororiginalinvestigationsofgeologyandmineral andwaterresourcesinNewMexico.TheBureau investigates,evaluates,anddisseminatesinformation ongeology,mineral,water,andenergyresources,and extractivemetallurgywithemphasisonaidingthe discoveryandresponsibledevelopmentof nonrenewableresourcesforthebenefitandwellbeing ofthecitizensofthisstate.ThedirectoroftheBureau alsoservesasStateGeologist. Althoughprimarilyatechnicalorganization providingcounseltostateandfederalagencies,as wellasextractiveindustries,theBureaualsoservesall interestedcitizensbyadvancingtheunderstandingof thestatesgeologyandnaturalresources. Environmentalgeologyandgeohydrologyare increasinglyimportantpartsoftheBureausservice andappliedresearch. TheBureausMineralMuseumrepresentsoneof themostoutstandingmineralcollectionsintheUnited States.Thecollectionscontainmorethan16,000 mineral,rock,mineralproduct,miningartifact,and fossilspecimens.Specificdisplayshighlightminerals fromtheNewMexicanminingdistrictsandthe southwesternUnitedStates,aswellasfluorescent minerals.Othersignificantspecimensfromaround theworldarealsodisplayed.Inadditiontodisplay specimens,areferencecollectionofNewMexico rocks,ores,andmineralsisavailableforresearch.A museumdemonstrationfacilityallowsforhandson explorationsintoearthsciencephenomenaaswellas illustratingtheimportanceofmineralproductsin modernsociety. TheNewMexicoLibraryofSubsurfaceData containsmorethan6.5millionindividualcuttings samplesfrom16,300differentoil,gas,andwaterwells drilledinthestate.Thesamples,takenfromdifferent levelstoshowvariousstrata,arevaluedatmorethan $1million.Collectedformorethan50years,the cuttingssamplesalsorepresenttestsforuranium, coal,andotherminerals.Thelibraryalsocontainswell logsfromapproximately49,000wellsanddrillers logsfrommorethan15,000wells.Acorelibrary containsselectedcoresfrompetroleumandmining

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)


(www.nrao.edu) NRAOisnotadivisionofNewMexicoTech(itis fundedbytheNationalScienceFoundation),butits officeontheNewMexicoTechcampusoperatestwo majorradiotelescopes:theVeryLargeArray(VLA) andVeryLongBaselineArray(VLBA).

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drillholesthroughoutNewMexico.Allareavailable forstudy.Basicinformationon100,000wellsinthe stateisalsoavailable. TheinformationassembledbytheBureaustaffof scientistsisprovidedtothepublicthroughmaps, publications,anddirectresponsetoindividual inquiries.Publicationsaredistributedthroughoutthe worldonanexchangeagreementwithother geologicalsurveys.Exchangepublicationsarekeptfor referenceintheTechlibrary.Byfurnishingvital scientificinformationandadvice,theBureauaidsin theestablishmentofnewminingandpetroleum operationsandnewenergyandmineralindustriesin thestate,aswellasintheexpansionand diversificationofexistingresourceindustriesandthe stateswatersupplies. TheextensivelaboratoriesoftheBureauare designedandequippedforanalysisand experimentationinawidevarietyofareasusefulto thegeosciences.Thesefacilitiesareusednotonlyin theBureauprograms,butalsoareavailableforusein instructionalprogramsbystudentsmajoringin geologyandmetallurgy,andinmaterials,mineral, andpetroleumandnaturalgasengineering.A substantialnumberofgraduateandundergraduate studentsareemployedbytheBureau.Studentswork onresearchprojectsandinlaboratoriesandoffices.In addition,manyofthestaffalsoteachclassesand adviseonstudentprojects.

MineComplianceAssessmentandCourtesy InspectionsCommunicatingthe legislatedminingsafetystandardsand ensuringadherence SafetyandHealthTrainingProvidingsafety andhealthtrainingtomineworkers, contractors,aswellasfederalandstate organizationsinvolvedinspecialmine relatedactivities CertificationofCoalMineOfficialsDeveloping andprovidinganexaminationprocess designedtocertifyqualifiedcoalmine officials SafetyAward,OtherEducation& CommunicationProgramsSafe OperatoroftheYear,Zero[accident] FrequencyAwards,SmallMine MentoringProgram,BMSwebsiteand InformationalMeetingsareallBMS programsdesignedtofurtherawareness andactivelypromotethesafetyofNew Mexicosminers CoordinationofNewMexicoMineSafetyBoard (MSB)Thisboardpromulgatestherules thataffecttheminingindustryintheState ofNewMexico

New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center (PRRC)


(baervan.nmt.edu) ThePetroleumRecoveryResearchCenter(PRRC), theonlyresearchcenterofitskindinNewMexico,is aworldclassscientificresearchorganization dedicatedtosolvingproblemsrelatedtotheoiland gasindustry.ThePRRCsmissionistodevelop, throughtheoreticalandpracticalresearch,improved oilrecoverymethodstoincreaseoilandnaturalgas recoveryfromNewMexicosandthenationsoiland gasreservoirsandtotransfernewtechnologytothe industryandtolocalindependents. Interactionbetweentheeducationalinstitution andthePRRCsresearchstaffisextensive.New MexicoTechofferstheonlypetroleumandnatural gasengineeringdegreeprograminthestate,and studentshaveampleopportunitytoparticipatein ongoingfrontlineresearchatthePRRCwhile pursuingtheiracademictraining.Thecenterscurrent researchprogramincludesstudiesinvolvingtheuse ofgelstoreducewaterproductionandincrease

New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety


TheBureauofMineSafety(BMS)existstoactively promotethesafetyoftheminersofNewMexico. BMStrainsthousandsofminerseachyear,including minerstrainedinSpanishlanguageclasses.BMS trainingandinitiativeshavecontributedtoasuperb safetyrecordinNewMexico. DirectedbytheStateMineInspector,thedepartment isastateandfederallyfundedorganizationproviding servicestoNewMexicoanditsminersinthe followingareas: MineRescueandEmergencyResponse Coordinationofincidentresponse, equipmentandhumanresources LegislativeIssuesRelativetoMinerSafety Includesbeingthepointofcontactforthe Governorsofficeonminerelatedissues andlegislation

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reservoirsweepefficiency;improvedcarbondioxide (CO2)floodingwithemphasisonmechanismsthat controlinjectivity;fundamentalresearchonrock/fluid interactionsandtheirinfluenceonoilrecovery,with emphasisonstudiesofwettabilityalterationand asphaltenes;reservoircharacterizationusingartificial intelligence;(CO2)sequestrationstudies;andthe developmentofmembraneandsensortechnologies foruseincleanupofproducedwaterfromoilandgas recovery,forhightemperatureCO2capture,andeven fortheefficientconversionofnaturalgasintomore valuablehigherhydrocarbonsandhydrogen.Current NewMexicooilandgasproductiondataandrelated informationisdisseminatedtothepublicviathe centersGOTECHwebsite,developedinhouse, whichiscontinuallyexpandingasaresultofongoing collaborationswithvariousstateandfederalagencies andwithlocalindependents. ThePRRCemploys20fulltimeresearchand professionalpersonnel,providessupporttotwo facultyjointappointments,providesresearch assistantshipsupporttoanaverageof25graduate studentsyearround,andemploysanaverageof22 undergraduatestudentsthroughouttheacademic year.Thecentersdailyoperationsareconductedat theJohnM.andEstherL.KellyPetroleumBuilding whichfeaturesgeneralofficespace,20laboratories (approximately20,000squarefeet),speciallydesigned storageareas,acorecuttingandweldingfacility, machineandwoodworkingshops,areportsand publicationsoffice,andalargeseminarroom.

New Mexico Tech Research and Economic Development Division


(www.nmt.edu/~red) Facultyandstudentinvolvementinresearchisa distinguishingcharacteristicofNewMexicoTech. TheResearchandEconomicDevelopmentDivision (R&ED)encouragesresearchthroughoutTechin manyways.R&EDplacesaspecialemphasison encouraginginterdisciplinaryandcollaborativework andnotonlyprovidesfinancialsupport,butalso promotesresearchthroughprofessionalandtechnical expertise,services,andfacilities. Themainstatesupportedresearchcomponentof R&EDistheGeophysicalResearchCenter(GRC).The GRCsupportsresearchinatmosphericphysicsand chemistry,airquality,seismology,andgroundwater hydrology.TheLangmuirLaboratoryfor AtmosphericResearch(partoftheGRC),locatedin

thenearbyMagdalenaMountains,isan internationallyrecognizedfacilityforresearchin lightning,cloudphysics,andwaterchemistry.The IncorporatedResearchInstitutionsforSeismology (IRIS)isoperatedincoordinationwiththeGRCand theTechGeophysicsprogram.TheGRCalso supportsspecializedcomputerfacilitiesfordata analysis,theNewMexicoTechSeismologic Observatory,numerouscloudphysicsradarfacilities, andaSchweizeraircraftforinsitumeasurementsof thunderstorms.ThroughtheGRC,anumberof faculty,graduatestudents,andundergraduate studentsaresupportedintheirresearch. Additionalresearchactivitiesandfacilities directlysponsoredandsupportedbyR&EDinclude anastronomicalobservatoryintheMagdalena Mountainsandastronomicalresearchoncampusin cooperationwiththeNationalRadioAstronomy Observatory. R&EDisTechscentrallinkforinformationabout potentialfundingsourcesandprogramguidelinesfor sponsoringagencies.OtherR&EDservicesincludea machineshopequippedforspecializedresearch projects,aninstrumentandsupplyroomthatfocuses onthedistinctneedsofresearchers,acorporation equipmentandmaintenanceyard,andTechs hazardouswasteandsafetyoffice.Thesegroupsand theadministrativeofficestaff,areavailabletoassist researchers,aswellastheentireTech community.R&EDfurtherservesasapointofcontact foreconomicdevelopment.R&EDcontributestoNew Mexicosgrowthintheareaoftechnologyby cooperatingwithindustryandgovernmentalagencies tomovenewideasanddiscoveriesfromtheacademic laboratoryintothemarketplace.

New Mexico Tech Research/Industrial Park


NewMexicoTechsResearch/IndustrialPark,600 acreslocatedwestofthemaincampus,isideally suitedtohouseindustrialfirmsinterestedinthe developmentofchemical/explosivestechnologies; companiesseekingasitefortestingandexperimental proceduresmoreappropriatetoafieldlaboratory settingthanaconventionallab;andcentersfor environmentallysensitiveresearchanddevelopment. TenantsoftheResearch/IndustrialParkcanbenefit fromtheexpertiseofTechfacultyandresearchersas wellasthevariousresearchlaboratoriesandsupport servicesoncampus.

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New Mexico Tech Seismological Observatory


(www.ees.nmt.edu/Geop/NM_Seismology.html) TheTechGeophysicsprogramoperatesastate widenetworkofseismographsdedicatedtorecording andstudyofearthquakesandotherseismological phenomenathroughoutNewMexicoandthe southwesternUnitedStates.Theprogramalso coordinatesearthquakeeducationaloutreachactivities inassociationwiththeBureauofGeologythrough supportfromtheNewMexicoStateDepartmentof PublicSafety,theUnitedStatesGeologicalSurvey,the NationalScienceFoundation,andotheragencies.

Playas Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) and Training Complex
ThePlayasResearch,Development,Testand Evaluation(RDT&E)andTrainingComplex,located inthebootheelofNewMexico,isarealworld trainingcenterforprogramsinpreventionand responsetosuicidebombings,terroristactivities,and otherrelatedprograms.OperatedbyNewMexico TechsEMRTC,Playasisusedforsimulationsof urbanwarfare,emergencypreparednessdrills,anti terrorismtraining,militaryoperationstrainingin urbanterrain,hostagenegotiationtraining,andother activities. TheU.SDepartmentofHomelandSecurity(DHS) hasformallycommittedtousingPlayasfortraining purposesduringthenextfiveyears.Otherfederal, state,local,andtribalgovernmentdepartments, agenciesandorganizationshavealsoexpressedstrong interestinthecomplexanditscapabilities.

Optical Surface Technologies (OST)


OpticalSurfaceTechnologies,LLCisasmallhigh techbusinessbasedinAlbuquerque,NewMexico. OSTwasfoundedthroughajointventurebetween NewMexicoTechandaprivatesectorfirmwithhigh valueequipmentprovidedbytheAirForceviaan educationalpartnership.OSTwasspunoutofaNew MexicoTechresearchcenterwiththeNewMexico TechUniversityResearchCorporationretaininga minorityownershipinthecompany. OSTprovideshighvalueopticalmanufacturing productsandtechnicalservicestogovernmentand commercialcustomers.OSTisafullserviceoptical manufacturingcompanythatprovidesitscustomers withcustomsolutionstomeetchallengingoptical requirements.Itcanfabricate,polishandperform finaltestingonopticsuptotwometersindiameter, andcancoatopticsuptoonemeter.Thecompany canalsoprovidedesign,testing,polishing,and measurementservicesforadvancedmaterials,space andastronomicaltelescopes,highenergylaseroptics andspecializedcustomlargeoptics. Thecompanyscompletestarttofinish capabilityincludesopticalsystemdesignand optimization,fabricationandmetrology,fullrange coating,andcompletespectralperformancetesting. ThefocusofOSTsbusinessistoprovideoptical hardwarethatisveryspecificinapplicationandthat meetsthemostdemandingrequirements.Some examplesofOSTproductsareutilizedinspacedebris tracking,nearEarthobservation,laserfusion programsandspacecryogenicsystems.

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Joseph R. Skeen Library


(www.nmt.edu/~nmtlib) TheJosephR.SkeenLibraryparticipatesinand encouragestheeducation,research,publicservice, andeconomicdevelopmentmissionofNewMexico TechandserveslibraryusersfromtheTech community,Socorro,andbeyond.Thelibraryis responsivetochangeinresearchandeducation programsandiscurrentinimplementing developmentsininformationservices.Thelibrary respectstherightsandprivacy,supportsintellectual freedom,andupholdsintellectualpropertyrightsof all. Housedinanattractive,threestorybuilding, SkeenLibrarycontains600,000books,government documents,andperiodicals.Italsocontainsstudy roomsandcarrels,areadingroom,acoffeeshop,and acomputerlab,andalsoprovideswirelessaccess. Thelibraryisopen91hoursaweek,asitmovesto moreandmoreelectronicresources,theseresources becomeavailable,bothonandoffcampus,24hoursa day.Thelibraryprovidesvideos,maps,and microformcollectionsthatsupporttheacademic missionofNewMexicoTech. Thelibraryalsoprovidesinterlibraryloan servicesthatexpandourborrowingprivilegestomore than40,000librariesworldwide.Studentsandfaculty mayalsoobtainpermitstoborrowmaterialsatother universitylibrariesinNewMexico. Agrowingcollectionofarchivalmaterialsrelating tothehistoryofNewMexicoTech,theNewMexico SchoolofMines,andlateU.S.RepresentativeJoseph R.Skeen,arealsohousedinthelibrary. Tolearnmoreaboutthelibraryanditsstaffand services,pleasevisitourwebsiteatwww.nmt.edu/ ~nmtlib

TCCoperatesanetworkofLinux,Macintosh,and Windowsworkstations.Atthetimeofpublication, therearemorethan300workstations,allequipped withcolorscreens,ontheacademicnetwork. Inaddition,therearePClabsconnectedtoa Sambaserveronthecampusnetwork.Therearealso severalcomputerclassroomswithcomputersand integratedprojectionsystems.Severallabshave scanners,andallareconnectedtothenetwork printingsystem. ThecampusnetworkisconnectedtotheNational ScienceFoundationInternetIInationwidecomputer network.ThenetworkconnectiongivesTechaccess tootherNewMexicocolleges,SandiaandLosAlamos nationallaboratories,andthousandsofothersites worldwide. InadditiontothefacilitiesfoundintheTCCthere aremanyothercomputersystemsoncampususedin conjunctionwithdepartmentalprogramsandfunded research. TheTCCisanintegralpartofmajorresearch projectsatTech.Studentsandfacultywhodesireto useofthefacilitiesareencouragedtocontactthe directorofthecenterat575.835.5735orviaemailat tcc@nmt.edu. TheTCCalsooffersfreeclasseseachsemesterto acquaintstudentswithhowtousetheTCCandthe WorldWideWeb.

Distance Education
(http://mediaserv.nmt.edu/website/) NewMexicoTechsDistanceEducationprogram usesthelatestinInternetbasedcoursedelivery technologytooffergraduatelevelcoursesinenergetic materials,materialsengineering,engineering management,environmentalengineering,mechanical engineering,petroleumengineering,scienceteaching, andotherdisciplines.Distancecoursesaredesignated withaDfollowingthecoursenumberintheNew MexicoTechscheduleofclasses. Althoughentirelyonlinedegreesarenotoffered atNewMexicoTech,distanceeducationclassesare intendedtohelpgraduatestudentscompletedegree programswhileonvariedworkandtravelschedules orwhentheylivetoofarfromNewMexicoTechto makeattendinganoncampuscoursefeasible. Separatecoursesectionsarecreatedfordifferent deliverymethods:livelecturesintheAlbuquerque studio;livelecturesonlineviaInternetstreaming originatingfromclassroomsinSocorroand

Tech Computer Center (TCC)


(www.nmt.edu/~tcc/) TheTCCisopentostudents,faculty,andstaff whileclassesareinsession.Studentsinalldisciplines areencouragedtousethefacilityasanormalpartof theircoursework.Thecenterprovidescomputer accesstoanyregularlyNewMexicoTechmatriculated studentwhorequestsit,subjecttoTCCregulations andtheNewMexicoTechComputerUsagePolicy. EachTCCuserisgivenanemailaddressand accesstotheInternet,aswellasaninitialstorage space.TheTCChasawiderangeofscientific softwareavailable.

24 Albuquerque;recordedlecturesviaInternetstreaming; recordedlecturesviadownloadedfilesorDVDs/CDs (whenavailable);andWebbasedcourseswithno audio/videolectures. Admissionandcourseregistrationcanbe completedonline.TheDistanceEducationstaffcan assistinhandlingotherprogrampaperworkfor studentsnotabletocometoTechscampus. ForinformationonDistanceEducationcourses, contactusat575.835.5511,tollfreeat1.866.644.4887,or http://mediaserve.nmt.edu/website.Currentcourse listingscanbefoundontheEducationalOutreachand DistanceInstructionwebsite,http:// mediaserve.nmt.edu/website.

Center for Student Success (CSS)


TheCenterforStudentSuccess,locatedinthe JosephA.FidelCenter,servesbothfacultyadvisors andstudents.Weworktowardsthedevelopmentof qualityadvisingrelationshipsbetweenfacultyand students,aswellasprovideawidespectrumof academicsupportservicestohelpstudentsexplore theirlifegoals,interests,andabilities. Academicadvisorsareassignedtoundergraduate studentsfromamongthefacultyintheirmajor department.Undecidedmajorsreceivecounselingand areprovidedwithsuitableinterimadvisorsfromthe faculty.

New Mexico Tech Community College


(http://mediaserve.nmt.edu/website/) TheNewMexicoTechCommunityCollege providescoursesinphysicalrecreation,finearts,and otherpersonaldevelopmentclassesforNewMexico Techstudents,faculty,andstaffandthesurrounding community.Nodegreesareofferedthroughthe CommunityCollege. CommunityCollegeclasses,whicharesignifiedby aCfollowingthecoursenumber,aregradedonanS/ Ubasisandcanbeusedaselectivecreditinmost majors.Fulltimeundergraduatestudentsdonotpay extratuitionwhentheseclassesarepartoftheir1218 hourcourseload.Graduatestudentsmayenrollina limitednumberofCommunityCollegeclassesto supplementtheirfulltimecourseloadonapproval fromtheGraduateOffice.Fulltimegraduatestudents mayenrollfor1creditofCommunityCollege courseworkbeyondtheir12hourcreditlimit,atno extracharge(seepage50forrestrictions). Studentswhoarenotpursuingadegreeprogram areclassifiedasspecialstudents.Theyarelimitedtoa maximumofsixcredithourspersemester.Special studentswhohavenevertakenaclassatTechneedto completeanApplicationforAdmissionFormfromthe AdmissionOffice.Afterbeingadmitted,studentsneed toregisterfortheclassattheOfficeoftheRegistrar. NewMexicoTechoffersregularfulltime employeesatuitionwaiverprogram.Thisprogram offersfullresidenttuitionwaiverforuptothreecredit hoursperfamilyeachsemestertoregularfulltime employeesandtheirimmediatefamily(spouseand dependentchildren).CheckwithHumanResources formoreinformation. TheCommunityCollegeCoordinatormaybe reachedat575.835.6581,orattheofficeinCramer201. FurtherinformationontheCommunityCollegemaybe foundathttp://mediaserve.nmt.edu/website/.

Freshman First-Year Experience Program


TheFreshmanFirstYearExperienceprogram (FYE)isdesignedtohelpfirstyearstudentssmoothly transitionfromhighschooltoNewMexicoTech.The programisanadvocateforstudentsuccessand fulfillmentbothinsideandoutsidetheclassroom.The majorcomponentoftheFYEprogramistheFreshman Seminar,EDUC101.FreshmanSeminarisaonecredit hourcoursewhichcoversthehowtosofbecoming successfulTechstudent.Topicscoveredinthecourse include:collegestudyskills,learningstyle,testtaking skills,timeandstressmanagement,goalsetting, personalresponsibilityandmoneymanagement.

Academic Counseling

Individualandgroupcounselingisofferedtohelp studentsidentifytheirlearningstyleanddevelop academicsuccessskillssuchastimeandstress management,studyskills,andadaptivechoicemaking.

Group Opportunities for Learning and Development (GOLD Tutoring Services)


GOLDisanacademicassistanceprogrambased upontheideathatsuccessfulstudentscanhelpother students.TheGOLDtutoringservicesofferhelpin biology,computerscience,chemistry,physics,math, andothercourses.ItisadministeredthroughtheARC, andservicesarefree.

Writing Center

TheWritingCenterassistsbothgraduateand undergraduatestudentswithmanyformsofwriting

25 fromessays,technicalpapers,toresumesandeverything inbetween.Hoursaredropin.Servicesarefreeandare offeredeachregularsemester. openfrom8a.m.to5p.m.weekdays.Crisisintervention isavailable;counselingisprovidedbyNewMexico independentlylicensedclinicaltherapistandsubstance addictiontherapist.

Academic Referral
TheAcademicreferralprogramisdesignedto identifyandaidstudentswhoarehavingacademic problemsandtohelpthemdealwiththoseproblems earlyinagivensemester.Theprogramservesstudents whoarereferredbyfacultymembers,studentson probation,andstudentswhoareacademicallyunder preparedfortherigorousanddemandingcurriculaat NewMexicoTech.

Disability Services
DisabilityServicesarrangesacademic accommodationsforstudentswhohavedocumented disabilitiesthataffecttheirabilitytoparticipateonan equalbasiswithstudentswhodonothavedisabilities. Studentswithsensory,mobility,learning,psychological, orotherrecognizeddisabilitiesareencouragedtocontact thisofficetoassistwithaccommodations.Theofficeis locatedintheJosephA.FidelCenterandisopenfrom8 a.m.to5p.m.weekdays.Studentsareencouragedto requestserviceswellinadvanceofthestartofthe semestertoallowadequatetimetomakeneeded arrangements.Studentsmustprovidecurrent documentationtobeeligibleforaccommodations.New MexicoTechiscommittedtoensuringthatthecampusis accessibletoallindividuals.

Student Affairs
ThegoaloftheStudentAffairsofficeistohelpTech studentssucceedincollege.OfficesincludeCareer Services,Counseling,MulticulturalPrograms, InternationalandExchangePrograms,andtheStudent HealthCenter.Staffareavailabletoprovidestudents withinformationandadviceonsubjectsincluding learningaboutachosenprofession,applyingtostudy abroad,developingatimemanagementplan,helpingto findascholarship,anddealingwithapersonalproblem. LocatedintheJosephA.FidelCenter,officesareopen8 a.m.to5p.m.daily.

Multicultural Programs
MulticulturalProgramshelpsrecruitandretainU.S. ethnicminoritystudents.NewMexicoTechsupports studentchaptersoftheAmericanIndianScienceand EngineeringSociety(AISES),theSocietyofHispanic ProfessionalEngineers(SHIPE),andtheSocietyofthe AdvancementofChicanosandNativeAmericansin Science(SACNAS).MulticulturalProgramsworksto provideacademicandfinancialsupportaswellas providinginformationaboutopportunitieswithinand outsidetheinstitution.MulticulturalProgramsisinthe AdmissionOfficeonthesecondflooroftheJosephA. FidelCenter.Thephonenumberis575.835.5424.

Career Services
CareerServicesprovidescareercounseling;resume, coverletter,andinterviewingskillsassistance;and listingsofpermanent,temporary,oncampus,internship, fellowship,andresearchpositions.CareerServicesis responsiblefortheCooperativeEducationprogram, maintainingplacementrecords,sponsoringworkshops onaspectsofgraduateschoolandjobsearchprocesses, andprovidingassistancetoemployers,including schedulinginformationsessionandoncampus interviews.AlthoughTechassumesnoresponsibilityfor obtainingemploymentforitsstudents,everyeffortis madetoassistthosewhotakeadvantageofCareer Services.Informationisavailableathttp:// infohost.nmt.edu/~stuaffs/career_main.htm.

International and Exchange Programs


StudentAffairsisresponsibleforInternationaland ExchangePrograms.Theofficeprovidesadviceand counseltointernationalstudents,especiallywithregardto visarelatedmatters.Italsocoordinatesactivities,both onandoffcampus,designedtohelpstudentsfromother countriesmakethetransitiontolivingintheUnitedStates andSocorro.Theseactivitiesincludeorientations, internationalreceptions,InternationalEducationWeek, andGlobalVillageDay. Inaddition,theofficemaintainsinformationabout studyabroadopportunitiesinothercountries,coordinates Techsstudentexchangeprogramwithanumberof foreignuniversities(page30),andmanagestheNational StudentExchangeprogram.

Counseling Services
CounselingServicesprovidesstudentswith individual,couples/family,andgroupcounseling, outreachprograms,andconsultation.Weadheretothe CodeofEthicsoftheNewMexicoBoardofPsychologist Examiners.Allservicesarestrictlyconfidentialandare freetostudentsenrolledforsixormorecreditshours. TheofficeislocatedintheJosephA.FidelCenterandis

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Student and Campus Life


Residential Life
http://externalweb.nmt.edu/reslife NewMexicoTechhousingconsistsofnine studentresidencehallsand26familyhousingunits locatedonandoffcampus,aswellasoneapartment complexoffcampus.Allarewithinwalkingdistance toclassrooms,labs,thecomputercenter,childcare, researchfacilities,foodservice,andthebookstore. Ifyouarearegular,fulltimestudent,youare eligibletoliveoncampus;about47percentoffull timeTechstudentsdo. Fourofthehalls(Driscoll,Presidents,West,and South)sitonTechstreelinedCampusDrive, surroundedbythegym,JosephA.FidelCenter, athleticfield,studentactivitycenter,swimmingpool, andtenniscourts.TheAltamiranoApartmentsand BacaHallarejustablockfartheraway.DesertWillow ApartmentsandtheGuestHousearesouthwestof thesehalls. DriscollHallisatwostory,closedhallfor women.Eachfloorisdividedintotwowings,eachof whichsharesacommonbath.Hallwaysleadfromthe largelobbiesoneachfloortotherooms.Ceilingsare highandopen,withlotsofsunshine. PresidentsHallwasbuiltinthe1930sbythe FederalWorksProgressAdministration(WPA).This threestory,closedhallisaccentedbyhardwoodfloors (exceptinthelowerfloorrooms,whicharecarpeted). Eachfloorsharesacommonbath. WestHall,formen,isadjacenttothediningroom andJosephA.FidelCenter.Thistwostory,closed hallhasfourwings,eachofwhichsharesacommon bath.Hallwaysrunontheinteriorofthebuilding withroomwindowssurroundingtheexterior. SouthHall,Techslargesthall,ismotelstyle,with anopenexteriorlayout.Thethreestorycoedhall offersresidentsexcellentviewsandeasyaccessto freshair.Thebathroomsaresuitestyle,withtwo roomssharingabath. BacaHallisTechscoedtobaccoandalcohol freehall,withquiethours24hoursaday.Themotel style,openexterioralsooffersexcellentviewsand easyaccesstofreshair. AltamiranoApartmentsofferbothfourbedroom, twobath,andtwobedroom,onebathapartments. Eachapartmentisfurnishedandhasafullyfunctional kitchenandampleclosetspace.Thecomplexalso offerslaundryfacilities,studyrooms,andopen courtyards.

DesertWillowApartmentsarelocatedinaprivate culdesac.Thetwobedroom,11/2bathtownhouse apartmentsofferasecure,communitylikeatmospherefor singlestudentsandfamilies.Eachbuildingismadeupof sixapartments,andtherearelaundryfacilitiesonsite.In additiontotheplaygroundoutthebackdoor,Techs ChildrensCenterisjustdownthestreet. MountainSpringsApartmentsofferoffcampus livingwithoncampusamenitiesforsinglestudents, families,andgraduatestudents.MountainSpringsis locatedwithinwalkingdistance,atthecornerofBullock andElCaminoReal,withtwodifferenttwobedroom layoutsandaonebedroomlayout.Allapartments includelocalphoneservice,cableTV,andhighspeed internetconnections. TheGuestHouseoverlooksthe16thfairwayofthe TechGolfCourseandisreservedforgraduatestudents andnontraditionalundergraduatestudents.Tolivein thisfullyfurnished,fourbedroomhouse,theresident mustbeover25orbeenrolledinagraduateprogram. AllTechstudents,whethertheyliveonoroffcampus, areaccordedtherightsofprivacyandindividuality expectedbyanyU.S.citizen.Insofaraspossible, commensuratewithlawsandtherightsofothers,students livingintheresidencehallshavethesamefreedomsand responsibilitiesasanycitizen. Ifyouliveoncampus,youareexpectedtoabideby ResidentialLiferulesandprocedures,whicharefoundin theNewMexicoTech StudentHandbook,theRoomandBoardAgreement,the ResidentialLifeHandbook,andtheNewMexicoTech catalog.

Food Court and Meal Plans


(http://externalweb.nmt.edu/reslife) TheNewMexicoTechfoodserviceisoperatedby Chartwells,locatedintheJosephA.FidelCenter,andis designedtomeettheneedsandlifestylesofstudents.The diningprogramoffersanarrayofmulticulturalcuisinein additiontohighqualityhomecooking.Chartwellsoffers mealplansthatareflexible,convenient,andexcellentin value.Diningoptionsrangefromfreshfoodswith unlimitedsecondsforthosestudentsonthemealplan,to anassortmentofcomfortfoods,gourmetcoffees, sandwiches,salads,andalacarteselections.Special eventsandthemedinnersareofferedeachmonth.Steak andshrimpnightisofferedeverytwoweeks. Studentslivinginthetraditionalhallsarerequiredto chooseoneofthefollowingflexmealplans:150+75Tech dollars,175+50Techdollars,200+25Techdollars,or250 +25Techdollarspersemester.Studentslivinginthe campusapartmentsarerequiredtopurchaseoneofthe followingthreemealplans;20meals+175Techdollars,50

27 meals+50Techdollarsor60meals.Blockplansof25,60 and80mealsareavailableforcommuters.Mealsand Techdollarsdonotcarryforwardfromsemesterto semester.However,ifastudentrunslowonmealsthere isavarietyofsmallerplansthatcanbepurchasedatany time. Thefoodcourtisopenfrom7:00a.m.to7:00p.m. weekdaysandfrom11:30a.m.to7:00p.m.onweekends. Mealplansmaybeusedatanytimeduringtheseopen hours.TechDollarsmaybeusedinthefoodcourtorthe FireandIceCoffeeShop.FireandIce,locatedadjacentto thefoodcourt,isopenfrom7:00a.m.to11:00pm weekdaysandfrom2:00p.m.to9:00p.m.onweekends.

ThePublicInformationOfficealsoprovidesnews releasestellingaboutthelatestresearchandactivities oncampus.BesuretochecktheTechhomepagefor themostrecentinformation.

Student Government
StudentsatNewMexicoTechassumeimportant responsibilitiesfortheregulationoftheiraffairs.The UndergraduateStudentAssociationiscomprisedof allenrolledundergraduatestudentswhohavepaid theStudentActivityFee.Itsgoverningbodyisthe StudentSenate,whosemembersareelectedtwicea yearforoneyearterms.WiththeapprovaloftheTech administration,theStudentSenateregulates extracurricularactivities,organizations,andevents. TheSenatecarriesoutitsfunctionsthroughthe creationofitsowncommittees,anditsdeliberations areopentoallstudentsandotherinterestedpersons. AnyenrolledstudentmayserveintheSenateif properlyelected. TheGraduateStudentAssociation(GSA)is comprisedofallenrolledgraduatestudentswhohave paidtheStudentActivityFee.TheGSArepresents graduatestudentsonpolicymakingcommittees, includingGraduateCouncil,FacultySenate,andthe StudentAssociation.Theassociationworkswiththe administrationtoaddressissuesrelatingtograduate studentlifeatTech.Theyawardtravelgrantsfor graduatestudentstopresentresearchatprofessional meetingsandprovideforextracurricularactivitiesfor graduatestudentsandtheirfamilies.Thegoverning bodyfortheGSAconsistsofofficersand representativesfromeachdepartment.

Childrens Center
TheNewMexicoTechChildrensCenteroffersquality anddevelopmentallyappropriateeducationandcarefor childrenofNewMexicoTechstudentsandemployees,as wellascommunitymembers.Ourstaffhasan uncompromisingcommitmenttoexcellence.The ChildrensCenterequallyplacesahighpriorityon responsivenessandcloseworkingrelationshipswitheach childandfamily.Weofferarelaxedandcasualsettingfor childrenagestwothroughsixthatusestheCreative Curriculumanddevelopmentallyappropriatepracticesof theNationalAssociationfortheEducationofYoung Children(NAEYC).OurCenterisopenyearround,from 7:30a.m.to5:30p.m.,MondaythroughFriday.Please contacttheChildrensCenterat505.835.5240or children@nmt.edu,orvisittheCenterat1015Neelformore information.

Student Health Center


TheHealthCenterisaconvenientandconfidential waytomeetthehealthneedsofTechstudents.The medicalstaffprovidesprimarymedicalcare,which includeshistorytaking,physicalexamination,andlab testingasneededforbothacuteandchronichealth problems.Thenursepractitionercandiagnose,prescribe andprovidetreatment.Medicalcareoutsidethecenters scopeofpracticewillbereferredtoaphysician.

Physical Recreation
ThePhysicalRecreationDepartmentenhances campuslifebypromotingwellnessactivitiesand offeringinstruction,wellnesscounseling,Intramural sports,andclubsportstotheTechcommunity. AnumberofPhysicalRecreationcoursesare offeredforcredit,suchasyoga,basketball,volleyball, aerobics,golf,scuba,bellydancing,andmanymore. Inaddition,PhysicalRecreationmaintainsafully equippedhealthclub/weightroomandofferstraining intheuseofequipment.TheTechcommunitymay usethisfacilityatnocharge. PhysicalRecreationalsooverseesanumberof clubsports,includingcaving,climbing,golf,fencing, Frisbee,soccer(mensandwomens),paintball,rugby, volleyball,andwhitewaterrafting.Rugby,soccer, andgolfbelongtoregionalleaguesandcompete againstoffcampusteams.

Extracurricular Activities SCOPE and Master Calendar


ThePublicInformationOfficeandInformation SystemsDivision(ISD)provideservicestohelpyoufind outwhatishappeningoncampus.Eventsforthenext fewdaysarelistedinthelefthandcolumnoftheTech homepage,www.nmt.edu.SCOPEisemailedtwicea week,onMondaysandThursdays.ThereisalsoaTech calendarontheweb,coveringeventsforthenextfew years.

28 Equipmentforbackpacking,rockclimbing,canoeing, camping,volleyball,andotherrecreationalactivitiescan beborrowedfromthegym. OtherrecreationalfacilitiesontheTechcampus includeanoutstanding18holegolfcourseandayear roundswimcenter. TherearegroupsintheSocorroareathatholdregular eventsinrunningandmountainbiking.Manymembers oftheTechcommunityparticipateinthese.

Social and Cultural Activities


TheNewMexicoTechPerformingArtsSeries(PAS) bringsawidevarietyofentertainmenttocampus.Shows aregenerallyfreetostudents.Inanygivenseason, showsmayincludeCeltic,classical,Cajun,Latin,world beat,swing,jazz,blues,folkandbluegrassmusic;theatre; circusarts(juggling,acrobatics,magic),comedy,dance, andmore!PASshowsareagreatwaytospendan eveningwithfriendsorfamily,toseeprofessorsina socialsetting,andtoexperienceanamazingarrayof nationaltouringperformers. TheStudentActivitiesBoard(SAB)alsobrings entertainmenttocampus.TheSABsponsorseventssuch asComedyNight,MovieNight,poetryslams,dances withlivesalsaorswingbands,barbecueswithDJd dances,openmicnights,andshuttlestoeventsof interest,liketheAlbuquerqueBalloonFiesta.TheSAB andPASworktogethertofindentertainmentthatwill interestTechstudents. TheStudentAssociationfundsvariousTechclubs. TheSABorganizestwobigcelebrationseachyear.Inthe fall,49ersisacelebrationofTechsminingheritage. SpringFlinggivesstudentsafunbreakinthespring. Bothfeaturegames,contests,music,dances,barbecue dinners,andotherevents.

yearroundmildclimateisidealforbicycling,running, golfing,horsebackriding,riverrafting,andmanyother pursuits. Inadditiontooutdooractivities,culturalamenitiesare alsoavailablenearby.Albuquerqueoffersrestaurants, museums,music,theater,andmanyothercultural activities.Farthernorth,SantaFeisamajorartcenter. Theentirestate,withitslong,colorfulhistoryisan enchantingplacetoliveandtoexplore. Socorrohasapleasant,sunnyclimateyearround. Averagerainfallislessthan10inchesperyear,andthere areoccasionalbriefwintersnows.

Student Clubs and Activities


Ahostofstudentclubs,organizations,andactivities flourishatTech.Theseareasbroadasstudentinterests themselves,including:

Performance Groups

Chorus DramaClub JazzBand Orchestra SpringMusical

Club Sports
Caving Climbing Golf Fencing MartialArts Paintball AdventurersGuild BilliardsClub ChessClub

Rugby Shooting Soccer,MensandWomens Volleyball WhitewaterRafting

Games

Socorro and New Mexico


Socorroisafriendlycommunityofover9000people, locatedinthesunnyRioGrandevalley75milessouthof Albuquerque.ThemainindustriesinSocorroare education,research,andtourism,withthelargest employersbeingNewMexicoTechandtheNational RadioAstronomyObservatory.Socorrospopulationhas oneofthehighestpercentagesofPh.D.spercapitainthe stateofNewMexico. Outdooractivitiesaboundinthearea.Thenearby MagdalenaMountainsandtheslightlyfartherGila WildernessAreaofferhiking,camping,rockclimbing, fishing,hunting,andmanyotheractivities.Developed downhillskiareasareascloseasAlbuquerqueand includeRuidoso,Cloudcroft,SantaFe,andTaos(New Mexico),orAspenandDurango(Colorado).Socorros

Just for Fun

AnimeAddicts AquaticRecreation KTEK(studentradiostation) MinersInk(creativewritingjournal) Paydirt(studentnewspaper) SocietyforCreativeAnachronism TechAmateurRadioAssociation

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Professional Associations

AmericanIndianScienceandEngineeringSociety (AISES) AmericanSocietyofMechanicalEngineers (ASME) AssociationforComputingMachinery(ACM) InstituteofElectricalandElectronicsEngineers (IEEE) InternationalSocietyofExplosivesEngineers (ISEE) SocietyofEconomicGeologists,studentchapter (SEG) SocietyofHispanicProfessionalEngineers(SHPE) SocietyofMexicanAmericanEngineersand Scientists MaterialsSociety(MAES) SocietyofWomenEngineers TauBetaPi,EngineeringHonorSociety

The Undergraduate Program


AtNewMexicoTech,theundergraduateprogram hastwoprincipal objectives: 1) toprovideastronggeneraleducationin: a)thehumanitiesandsocialsciences,and b)thebasicsciencesandmathematics;and 2) toofferspecializationappropriatetoachosen majorfieldofinterest. TheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum,the requirementscommontoallbachelorofscience degrees,islistedonpage87.Specificrequirementsfor eachmajorarelistedundertheacademicdepartment concerned.Itisyourresponsibilitytoworkoutwith youradvisoraprogramthatmeetsboththegeneral andspecificrequirements.Insomeinstances,wide flexibilityisallowedinchoosingelectives;inothers,the choiceofelectivesissomewhatrestricted.

Preprofessional Programs
Preprofessionalprogramsareavailableinthe sciencesalliedwithbiology,chemistry,andmedicine. Amongthecareersforwhichpreprofessionalcourses areavailableatTecharemedicine,dentistry,physical therapy,optometry,pharmacy,andveterinaryscience. ABachelorofSciencedegreeinBiology,Chemistry, andBasicScienceswithsuitableelectivecourseswill qualifyastudentforadmissiontomostprofessional schoolsrelatedtomedicine.Besuretocheckthe specificrequirementsoftheprofessionalschoolyouare interestedinattending.TheBachelorofSciencedegree inBiologywithMedicalTechnologyOptionisgranted atTechincooperationwithaccreditedschoolsof medicaltechnology. Theundergraduaterequirementsforadmissionto aschooloflawmayalsobefulfilled.Seepage193for moreinformationaboutpreprofessionalprograms.

Teacher Certification
StudentsenrolledatNewMexicoTechmaywork towardNewMexicoalternativecertificationas secondaryschoolteachers.TheBachelorofSciencein BasicSciencesisappropriateforthesestudents,and educationcoursesrequiredforteachercertificationcan beusedforelectivesinthisprogram.TheSocorro PublicSchoolSystemcooperatesbyproviding

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opportunitiesforobservationandstudentteaching. Prospectiveteachersshouldconsultthechairofthe DepartmentofEducationaswellastheirregular academicadvisorinplanningtheirprograms.Seepage 143.

National Student Exchange


NewMexicoTechisamemberoftheNational StudentExchange,aconsortiumofapproximately180 schoolswithintheUnitedStatesanditsterritories,plus afewinCanada.ThroughNSEparticipation,students mayspenduptoayearatanotherNSEuniversity whilepayingtuitionandfeesatNewMexicoTech.

Combined Five-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Programs


NewMexicoTechoffersfourprogramsthatallow studentscapableofaboveaverageacademic achievementtoearnbothabachelorsandmasters degreeinfiveyears.ThroughtheDepartmentofEarth andEnvironmentalScience,studentscanearna bachelorsdegreeinEarthsciencewithan environmentalgeologyoptionandamastersdegreein geology(page126)orabachelorsinascienceor engineeringfieldandamastersdegreeinhydrology (page126).Similaropportunitiesareavailablefor studentsmajoringinBiology(page95),Electrical Engineering(page221),EnvironmentalEngineering (page231),MaterialsEngineering(page239),and Mathematics(page170),throughtheirmajor department.

International Student Exchange


NewMexicoTechhasexchangeagreementsin placewiththefollowing institutions: MonterreyTechCampusQueretaro(Mexico) MonterreyTechCampusCuernavaca (Mexico) UniversidadAutonomadeChihuahua (Mexico) UniversidadPolitecnicadeMadrid(Spain) UniversidaddeSonora(Mexico) StavangerUniversity(Norway;restrictedto graduatestudentsinpetroleumengineering) AswiththeNationalStudentExchange,Tech studentsmayarrangetospenduptoayearabroadat oneoftheseschoolswhilepayingTechtuitionandfees.

International Exchange through NMIEC


ThroughtheNewMexicoInternationalEducation Consortium,studentsatanyoftheStatespublic universitiesmaygainaccesstostudyabroadprograms availableatotherStateuniversities.Studentswho participateinstudyabroadthroughNMIECwillpay tuitionandfeestotheNewMexicohostuniversity,not toNewMexicoTech.

Research Opportunities

Techhasawealthofresearchprojectsoncampus, manyofwhichemploystudentsforpayorclasscredit. Sinceover99percentofourfacultyhavePh.D.sand conductresearch,manyprofessorshireundergraduate studentstoassistthem.Inaddition,Techhasseveral divisionsdedicatedtoresearch(pages1522).

Study Abroad Opportunities


Arrangementsforalltypesofstudyabroadare madethroughtheStudentAffairs.Tobeeligibleto applyforparticipation,studentsmust,ataminimum: havebeenafulltimestudentatTechforat leastoneyear, haveacumulativeG.P.A.ofatleast2.5, haveacleandisciplinaryrecord,and beingoodfinancialstanding.

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Applying for Undergraduate Admission


NewMexicoTechseekstoadmitstudentswho havedemonstrated,throughpreviouseducation, aptitudetests,andinterests,thattheyarequalifiedto completeadegree.TechsubscribestotheNational AssociationforCollegeAdmissionCounselings StatementofPrinciplesofGoodPractice.Allofficial documentssenttoNewMexicoTechbecomethe propertyofthecollegeandwillnotbereturned. ApplicationformsarealsoavailableontheWebat http://www.nmt.edu/admissions/office.

Regular Admission
Entering Freshmen Admission Requirements Firsttime,enteringstudentsmustmeetthe followingminimumadmissionrequirements: 1) Thestudentmustbeagraduateofanaccredited highschoolwithaminimumgradepointaverage (GPA)of2.5(ona4.0scale)inhighschoolcourse workorhavepassedthegeneralequivalency diploma(GED)examinationwithanaveragescore of500orgreater.IfyourGPAislessthan2.5but youbelieveyoucansucceedatTech,seethesection onAppealofAdmissionDecisions,page36. 2) Thestudentmusthavesuccessfullycompletedthe followinghighschoolcourses(oneunitequalsone yearofhighschoolstudy): Englishaminimumoffourunitswithatleast one unitearnedincompositionatthejunioror seniorlevel. Scienceaminimumoftwounitsofsciences, withlaboratories,chosenfromamongbiology, physics,chemistry,andearthscience. Mathematicsaminimumofthreeunitschosen fromamongAlgebraI,AlgebraII,Geometry, Trigonometry,orhighermathematics.Pre calculusandcalculusarerecommended. SocialScienceAminimumofthreeunits,one ofwhichmustbehistory. Astudentwhodoesnotmeetallofthese requirementsmayapply,butmustjustifyany

deficienciesthroughcorrespondencetotheOffice ofAdmissions. 3) ThestudentmustsubmitofficialACT,Inc. (formerlyAmericanCollegeTest)orSAT (ScholasticAptitudeTest)scorereports.Normally, anACTcompositescoreof21orhigherora combinedSATCriticalReadingandMathscoreof 970orhigherisrequired.(NewMexicoTechdoes notusetheWrittenEssayportionoftheSAT.) Experiencehasshownthatastudentwhosescores arebelowtheselevelswillencounterdifficultywith therigorousacademiccurriculumatTech.(Recent ACTscoresforenteringfreshmenaveraged26; SAT,1080.)ACTandSATscoresareusedfor courseplacementandadvisingpurposes. Procedure Tobeconsideredforadmission,anentering freshmenapplicantmust: 1) completeanApplicationforUndergraduateAdmission andScholarship. 2) provideanofficialhighschooltranscript. 3) provideofficialcollegetranscripts,ifthestudent hastakencollegeclasses.(Studentswhohave30or morecollegecreditswillbeconsideredtransfer students.Seebelow.) 4) provideeitheranofficialACTStudentProfile ReportoranSATCollegeReport. 5) paya$15applicationfee. 6)StudentswhodonotmeetTechsminimumACTor SATrequirementbutwhohavetakencollege preparatoryclassesinmathandsciencemust submitlettersofrecommendationfromatleasttwo oftheirhighschoolmathandscienceteacherssent directlytotheOfficeofAdmission. Ifyouaredeemedacademicallyqualified,thenyou willreceivealetterofadmissionandtheAcceptanceof Admissionform.Youmustcompletethisformand returnitwiththenonrefundableadmissionfeeof$50 totheOfficeofAdmissionbeforeyouareallowedto registerforclasses. Appeal Studentswhoaredeniedadmissionmayappeal thedecision(seepage36).

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Application Deadlines August1forfallsemester December15forspringsemester June1forsummersession.

Home-Schooled Students
InordertoqualifyforadmissiontoNewMexico Tech,the homeschooledstudent: 1) mustsupplydocumentationofcoursescompleted. Aminimumgradepointaverage(GPA)of2.5(ona 4.0scale)incourseworkisrequired.IfyourGPAis lessthan2.5butyoubelieveyoucansucceedat Tech,seethesectiononAppealofAdmission Decisions,page36. 2) musthavesuccessfullycompletedthefollowing courses(oneunitequalsoneyearofstudy): Englishaminimumoffourunitswithatleast oneunitearnedincompositionatthejunioror seniorlevel Scienceaminimumoftwounitsofsciences, withlaboratories,chosenfromamongbiology, physics,chemistry,andearthscience Mathematicsaminimumofthreeunitschosen fromamongAlgebraI,AlgebraII,Geometry, Trigonometry,orhighermathematics.Pre calculusandcalculusarerecommended. SocialScienceAminimumofthreeunits,one ofwhichmustbehistory. Astudentwhodoesnotmeetallofthese requirementsmayapply,butmustjustifyany deficienciesthroughcorrespondencetotheOffice ofAdmission. 3) ThestudentmustsubmitofficialACT,Inc. (formerlyAmericanCollegeTest)orSAT (ScholasticAptitudeTest)scorereports.Normally, anACTcompositescoreof21orhigherora combinedSATCriticalReadingandMathscoreof 970orhigherisrequired.(NewMexicoTechdoes notusetheWrittenEssayportionoftheSAT.) Experiencehasshownthatastudentwhosescores arebelowtheselevelswillencounterdifficultywith therigorousacademiccurriculumatTech.(Recent ACTscoresforenteringfreshmenaveraged26; SAT,1080.)ACTandSATscoresareusedfor courseplacementandadvisingpurposes.

Procedure Homeschooledstudentsmustfollowthesame procedureasenteringfreshmen(above),inaddition, mustsubmitallofficialacademictranscriptsand/or documentationofcoursescompletedaswellasgrades postedinthosecourses.

Transfer Students
Youwillbeconsideredatransferstudentifyou haveaminimumof30credithourstransferfroman accreditedcollegeoruniversity.(Ifyouhavefewer than30credithoursoftransfercredit,followthe EnteringFreshmansectionabove.)Studentsingood academicstandingatothercollegesanduniversities areeligibletoapplyfortransferadmissiontoNew MexicoTech. (Seepage38fortransferabilityofcredits).

Admission Requirements Theminimumadmissionrequirementsfora studentwhoisclassifiedasatransferstudentareas follows: 1) Thestudenttransferringfromanothercollegeor universitymusthavecompletedthesamehigh schoolcourseworkrequirementsasentering freshmen(eitherfromhighschoolorfrom equivalentcoursestakensincehighschool). 2) Theapplicantmustpresentcollegetranscripts showingacumulativeGPAof2.0orbetter. 3) Thestudentmustbeingoodacademicstandingat thelastinstitutionattended. 4) Thestudentmustbeeligibletoreenrollatthe institutionsfromwhichheorshewishesto transfer.Anapplicantwhocannotreenrollatthat institutionisnoteligibletoenterNewMexicoTech. Procedure Tobeconsideredforadmission,atransfer applicantmust: 1) completeanApplicationforUndergraduateAdmission andScholarship; 2) maybeaskedtoprovideanofficialhighschool transcriptatthediscretionoftheAdmissionOffice; 3) provideofficialcollegetranscriptsfromallcolleges attended,reflectingallcoursescompletedandin progress; 4) maybeaskedtoprovideanofficialACTorSAT StudentProfileReportifthestudenthasfewerthan 30hoursoftransfercredit;and 5) paya$15applicationfee.

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Ifyouaredeemedacademicallyqualified,thenyou willreceivealetterofadmissionandtheAcceptance ofAdmissionform.Youmustcompletethisform andreturnitwiththenonrefundableadmissionfee of$50totheOfficeofAdmissionbeforeyouare allowedtoregisterforclasses. Appeal Studentswhoaredeniedadmissionmayappeal thedecision(seepage36). Application Deadlines August1forfallsemester December15forspringsemester June1forsummersession. Transfer Credit NewMexicoTechacceptsacademiccreditsfrom regionallyaccreditedinstitutionsofhighereducation. Allcreditswillbeevaluatedandtransferredona coursebycoursebasis.Creditearnedatany institutionwhileastudentisonacademicor disciplinarysuspensionwillnotbeacceptedatNew MexicoTech.Gradesearnedatotheruniversitiesare nottransferredtoTech. Seepage38foraguideforstudentstransferring fromanotherNewMexicocollegeoruniversity.A morecompletelistofcoursesofferedatotherNew MexicocollegesanduniversitiesandtheirTech equivalentsisonlineathttp://hed.state.nm.us/ colleges/trnsfercredits.asp

International Students
NewMexicoTechisauthorizedunderfederallaw toenrollnonimmigrantalienstudents. InternationalUndergraduateAdmission Requirements (1)Internationalstudentsmustmeetthebasic secondaryeducationrequirementsforentering freshmen: Science:atleasttwoyearsofscience(biology, physics,chemistry,earthscience),with laboratorywork Mathematics:atleastthreeyears,including algebra,geometry,trigonometry,orcalculus SocialScience:atleastthreeyears,oneofwhich mustbehistory Language:atleastfouryearsoflanguage instructioninthenativeornationallanguage

(2) Thestudentsgradeaveragemustequalatleasta GPAof2.5ona4.0scale. (3) AstudentwhosenativelanguageisnotEnglish mustsubmitaTOEFLscoreofatleast540(paper based)or207(computerbased)or76(iBTnext generation).Informationandapplicationformsfor thistestmaybeobtainedfrom: TheCollegeBoard P.O.Box592 Princeton,NJ08541 (4) Aninternationalstudenttransferringfromanother postsecondarycollegeoruniversitymusthave completedthesamesecondarycourseworkas requiredofincomingfreshmen.Ifallapplication materialsaresubmittedbeforethedeadline, transcriptsfrompreviousinstitutionswillbe evaluatedforpossiblecredittransferbefore enrollment.Evidenceofcourseworkcompletedat aforeigninstitutionmustbeaccompaniedby coursedescriptionsfromthatinstitution,in English. InternationalUndergraduateApplicationProcedures Alldocumentsshouldbesenttointernational UndergraduateAdmission,StudentAffairs.You must: CompleteanInternationalUndergraduateApplication, either(1)onlineor(2)bydownloadingthe InternationalStudentInformationPacketfrom www.nmt.edu/internationalundergraduatebs degreeadmissionrequirements IfyouareapplyingtoNewMexicoTechandhave beenattendingaforeigninstitution,youmust presentanevaluationofallrequiredacademic documentscompiledbyanindependentacademic credentialevaluationprovider.NewMexicoTech InternationalUndergraduateAdmissionsrequires thatallapplicantsuseWorldEducationServicesfor thisserviceandwerecommendthatyoureviewthe FrequentlyAskedQuestionslistedontheWES website.Youmayapplyforthisevaluationonline atwww.wes.org.WESrequiresafeefromthe applicantforprocessingapplications.Youdonot needtohaveanydocumentssentfromyour internationalinstitutiontoNewMexicoTech.Your documentswillgotoWES,andNewMexicoTech willreceiveacopyoftheoriginaldocumentsalong withtheevaluation.Ifyouareatransferstudent,

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youmustrequesttheComprehensiveCourseby CourseReportofyourcredentials. IfyouareapplyingtoNewMexicoTechfromaU.S. institution,makesureofficialacademicrecords (transcripts,marksheets,examresults)aresentby theschoolyouattendeddirectlytoInternational UndergraduateAdmission,StudentAffairs. IfEnglishisnotyournativelanguage,submitan officialTOEFLscore. Senda$15applicationfee. CompletetheCertificateofFinancialResponsibility (availableatwww.nmt.edu/international undergraduatebsdegreeadmissionrequirementsand inthePacket)showingadequatefundsforatleastthe firstyearofstudyplusevidenceofcontinuingability tofundtheremainderofyourprogram. SupplyproofofallfundinglistedontheCertificate.

Appeal Applicantsdeniedadmissionmayappealthe decisiontotheAcademicStandardsandAdmission Committee. ApplicationDeadlines Applicationfilesmustbecomplete(allrequired documentationreceived)by: June1forfallsemester November1forspringsemester April1forsummersemester Ifacademicallyqualified,youwillreceivealetterof admissionandtheAcceptanceofAdmissionform.You mustcompletethisformandreturnitwiththenon refundableadmissionfeeof$50inordertocomplete theadmissionprocess. MedicalInsurance AllstudentsatTecharerequiredtoshowproofof medicalinsurancecoveragebeforeinitialregistration. SpecificrequirementsforstudentsenteringonJ1visas areexplainedatthetimeofadmission.

havepreviouslyattendedaninstitutionofhigher educationmusthaveatranscriptorlettersentfrom theregistraroftheirmostrecentlyattended institution.Thisletter,addressedtotheNewMexico TechAdmissionOffice,shouldattestthattheyarein goodstandingatthatinstitution.Studentsunder probationorsuspensionatNewMexicoTechorany otherinstitutionofhighereducationwillnotbe admittedasspecialstudentsexceptbyappealtothe AcademicStandardsandAdmissionCommittee. Appealsshouldbeaddressedtothecommitteeincare oftheOfficeoftheRegistrar. Specialstudentsandothersnotseekinga bachelorsdegreefromNewMexicoTechare expectedtomeettheprerequisiteorcorequisite requirementsbutareotherwisefreetochoosea programbestsuitedtomeettheirindividualneeds. Nondegreeseekingstudentswhohavea bachelorsdegreeareregardedbyNewMexicoTech asSpecialGraduateStudents.SpecialGraduate Studentswillbechargedtuitionatundergraduate ratesforcoursesnumberedlessthan300andgraduate tuitionforallcoursesnumbered300andabove. Specialstudentswhowishtobeginadegree seekingprogrammustapplyforregularadmission (page31).

Dual Credit Program for High School Students


TheprimarypurposeoftheDualCredit ProgramatNewMexicoTechistoincreasethe educationalopportunitiesandoptionsforhighschool studentsandincreasetheoverallqualityofinstruction andlearningavailablethroughsecondaryschools. TheDualCreditProgramallowsstudentsto earncreditatthesecondaryandpostsecondarylevels simultaneouslyandprovidesstudentsanearly glimpseofcollegelifeandcollegelevelstudies. Enrollingincollegecourseworkisacommitmentof yourtimeandenergy.Pleaseconsiderwhether enrollingintheDualCreditProgramisarealistic optionbasedonyourextracurricularactivitiesand familyschedules. Studentsinterestedinparticipatinginthe DualCreditProgramatNewMexicoTechmustbe preparedforthefollowing: Studentsareresponsiblefortheirown transportationtoandfromNewMexicoTechs campus

Special Students (Undergraduate)

NewMexicoTechaccepts,onaspecialbasis,part timeundergraduatestudents(foramaximumofsix credithourspersemester)whoarenotpursuinga degreeprogram.InternationalstudentsinForJ statusmustberegularandfulltime(notspecialor parttime)students. Applicantsforspecialundergraduateadmission whowishtotakecoursesforcollegecreditandwho

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StudentsareexpectedtoadheretoNewMexico TechsstudenthandbookwhileonNewMexico Techscampusandattendtheclassorclassesin whichtheyareregisteredevenifthehighschool isnotinsessionthatday NewMexicoTechsacademiccalendarstartsand endsdifferentlythanmosthighschoolcalendars Studentswhotakecoursesthatarenotpartofthe approvedcourselistagreeduponbetweenthe DistrictandNewMexicoTechwillberesponsible forthecostoftuition,feesandtextbooks StudentsmustfollowNewMexicoTechs Registration/Orientationscheduleeachsemester GradesearnedthroughtheDualCreditProgram atNewMexicoTecharepartofyourpermanent academicrecord

Course Selection CourseselectionwillvarybasedontheMaster AgreementwitheachhighschooldistrictandNew MexicoTech.Studentsinterestedinenrollinginamath classarerequiredtotaketheMathPlacementExamto determinecourseplacementpriortoregisteringforthe class.Studentsarealsorequiredtomeetwiththe CenterforStudentSuccessatNewMexicoTechprior toenrollinginanycourseandmustsatisfy prerequisites/corequisitesfortheclass.

Readmission
Astudentwhohasnotbeencontinuously enrolled(excludingsummersession)mustsubmitan applicationforreadmissiontotheOfficeofthe Registrar.Inadditiontotheapplication,astudentwho leftwhileonacademicprobationorsuspensionmust submitthefollowingdocuments: Aonepageappealletterthatpersuasivelymakesa caseforreadmission; Asupportingletterfromthestudentsadvisor; Athreesemesterplanforcourseworkwitha maximumof12credithoursinthefirstsemesterof theplan; Suchotherdocumentsasthestudentthinksare relevant,suchasmedicaldocumentsorlettersof supportfromfaculty,counselors,ortheDeanof Students. Astudentingoodstandingwillbereadmitted bytheRegistrar.Applicationandmaterialsubmitted byastudentwholeftwhileonacademicprobationor suspensionwillbereviewedbytheAcademic StandardsandAdmissionCommitteeandwritten noticeofthedecisionwillbegiventopetitioner. Thedeadlineforallreadmissionmaterialsisthe dayofregistrationforthatsemester. Astudentonacademicsuspensionapplying forreadmissionforthesummersessionmustalso submitanapplicationforreadmissionforthefall session.

Eligibility Studentsmustbeeitherajuniororseniorinhigh schoolandenrolledinapublicschooldistrictduring thefallandspringinonehalformoreofthe minimumcourserequirementsapprovedbyPEDfor publicschoolstudentsinordertoparticipateinthe DualCreditProgramatNewMexicoTech.Students mustalsohaveaminimum3.0GPA(ona4.0scale) andanACTcompositescoreof21oranequivalent SATcriticalreadingandmathscore.Studentswho havenottakentheACTorSATmaysubmitPSAT scoresforreviewofeligibility.Allstudentsmusthave approvalfromtheschooldistrictandthehighschool counselorpriortoregistration. Financial Aid DualCreditstudentsarenoteligibleforfinancialaid orscholarships. Applying for the Dual Credit Program StudentsinterestedinenrollingintheDualCredit ProgramatNewMexicoTechshouldsubmitthe followingeachsemester: CompletedDualCreditRequestForm(signedby yourhighschoolcounselor) Currentofficialhighschooltranscript FamilyEducationalRighttoPrivacyActRelease Form(signedbythestudentandthestudents parent/guardian) Copiesoftheformsareavailableatthehighschool counselingoffice.

Conditions of Readmission
Areadmittedstudentmustchoosedegree requirementstobesatisfiedfromthecatalogineffect whenthestudentwasreadmittedoranysubsequent catalog,providedthestudentbecontinuouslyenrolled afterreadmission. AstudentreadmittedbytheAcademic StandardsandAdmissionCommitteemustfollowthe guidelinessetbythecommittee.Ifacceptedfor

36 readmission,astudentonacademicprobationor suspensionwillbeautomaticallyplacedonacademic probationandsubjecttoalltherulesandregulationsofa studentonprobation. Forstudentsreadmittedonprobation,failureto meettheminimumGPAforacademicgoodstanding(page 5)inthesemesterfollowingreadmissionwillresultin academicsuspension(page69)fromNewMexicoTech. Creditsearnedatanotherinstitutionduringthe periodofsuspensionatNewMexicoTechwillnotbe acceptedfortransferwithoutpriorapproval. Ifyouhaveattendedanothercollegeinstitutionof highereducationsinceyourlastenrollmentatNewMexico Tech,youmustsubmitatranscriptorletterfromthe registrarofthatinstitutionattestingthatyouareingood standingattheinstitution.

Studentswhoscore27orhigherontheACT Englishtestor610orhigherontheSATCritical ReadingtestwillhaveEnglish111waivedasa requirement.Studentswhoscore19orloweronthe ACTEnglishtestor470orlowerontheSATCritical ReadingtestareadvisedtobeginwithENGL103.


College Level Examination Program


NocreditisgivenfortheCollegeLevel ExaminationProgram(CLEP).However,challenge examsareavailableinvariouscourses(page77).

Math Placement
Mathematicsisthebackboneofallcourseworkat NewMexicoTech,andtheselectionofyourinitial mathcoursesiscriticaltoyoursuccessatTech. PlacementisdeterminedbyyourACT/SATmathscore ortheoptionalmathplacementtest,describedbelow.
ACTMathScore 20orlower 21to23 SATMathScore 490orbelow 500to550 InitialMathCourse MATH101 MATH103 (1stsemester,104 secondsemester) MATH103and104 (concurrently) MATH104 MATH131

Appeal of Admission Decisions


Experiencehasshownthatmoststudentswhoearnless thana2.5GPAinhighschoolorhaveanACTscoreofless than21orcombinedSATCriticalReadingandMathscore oflessthan970dopoorlyatNewMexicoTech.Ifyoudo notmeettherequirementsforadmission,butbelievethat youhavetheskillstosucceedatNewMexicoTech, completeanApplicationforAdmissionandScholarshipand senditwithsupportingdocumentstotheAcademic StandardsandAdmissionCommitteeincareofthe DirectorofAdmission.Thesesupportingdocumentsmust include: Astatementfromyouindicatingwhyyoubelievethat youshouldbeconsideredforadmissionandwhyyou cansucceedatTech; Aminimumoftwolettersfrompeople(e.g.,highschool scienceandmathteachers)whoareveryfamiliarwith yourpotentialforstudyatatechnicaluniversity;and Otherdocumentation(e.g.,participationinsciencefairs, ScienceOlympiad,andotherrelevanttechnical activities)thatyoubelievebearsonthematterofyour preparationforbachelorslevelstudy.

24to25 26to29 30orhigher

560to580 590to660 670orhigher

YoumayalsoenrollinMATH131(Calculusand AnalyticGeometryI)if: 1) Youaretransferringcollegecreditincollegealgebra andtrigonometry. 2) Youhaveearneda3orhigherontheAdvanced Placement(AP)CalculusABexamora3orhigher ontheABsubscoreoftheCalculusBCexam. Anoptionalmathplacementtest,whichcovers algebraandtrigonometry,isavailabletostudentswho scorebelow30ontheACTmathtestorreceivedbelow 670ontheSATmathematicstest.Waiversinto100 levelmathclassesarenotgranted.Youmusttakethe mathplacementexamifyouwanttoenrollinany mathclassotherthanthoselistedaboveforyourACT orSATmathscore.

Appeal Deadlines Deadlinesforappealingadmissiondecisionsare: July1forfallsemester December1forspringsemester June1forsummersession.

Placement ACT/SAT English Waiver

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Advanced Placement Program


NewMexicoTechparticipatesintheAdvancedPlacementProgramoftheCollegeEntrance

ExaminationBoard.Creditand/oradvancedplacementaregrantedaccordingtothedepartmental policieslistedbelow.AdvancedPlacementcreditisnotawardedforgradesof1or2.
Subject Biology CalculusAB CalculusBC Chemistry ComputerScienceA ComputerScienceAB Economics Macroeconomics Microeconomics English APScore 3,4,and5 CreditsEarned ReceivecreditforBIOL111foratotalofthree(3)credits.Studentsmust takeBIOL111Lforlaboratorycredit. Receivetwo(2)electivecreditsinmathematics.Studentsproceeddirectly intoMATH131,CalculusandAnalyticGeometryI. ReceivecreditforMATH131foratotaloffour(4)credits.Studentspro ceeddirectlyintoMATH132,CalculusandAnalyticGeometryII. UseCalculusABsubscore.Creditawardedasabove. ReceivecreditforCHEM121(3)foratotalofthree(3)credits.Thestudent shouldconsultthedepartmentchairconcerninglaboratorycredits. ReceivecreditforCHEM121(3)and122(3)foratotalofsix(6)credits.The studentshouldconsultthedepartmentchairconcerninglaboratorycredits. ReceivecreditforCSE213foratotalofthree(3)credits. ReceivecreditforCSE122and213foratotalofsix(6)credits.

4and5

3and4

3,4,and5 3,4,and5

4and5 4and5 4and5

ReceivecreditforECON251foratotalofthree(3)credits. ReceivecreditforECON252foratotalofthree(3)credits. English/CompositionorEnglish/Literature/Composition:Receivecreditfor ENGL111foratotalofthree(3)creditsandproceeddirectlyintoENGL 112. English/CompositionandEnglish/Literature/Composition:Receivecredit forENGL111(3)andliterature(3)foratotalofsix(6)creditsandproceed directlyintoENGL112. Maytakeachallengeexamtowaivethefirstsemestercourseofthatlan guageandreceivethree(3)credits.TheexamisgradedS/Uonly. ReceivecreditforPS171foratotalofthree(3)credits.

ForeignLanguages Government History U.S.History EuropeanorWorldHistory MusicListeningand Literature MusicTheory PhysicsCMechanics PhysicsCE&M PhysicsB

3,4,and5

3,4,and5

3,4,and5 3,4,and5

ReceivecreditforHIST141and142foratotalofsix(6)credits. ReceivecreditforHIST151and152foratotalofsix(6)credits.

3,4,and5 3,4,and5 3,4,and5

ReceivecreditforMUS101(3)and102(3)foratotalofsix(6)credits. ReceivecreditforMUS201foratotalofthree(3)credits. ReceivecreditforPHYS121foratotaloffour(4)credits.Thestudent shouldconsulttheinstructorconcerninglaboratorycredit. ReceivecreditforPHYS122foratotaloffour(4)credits.Thestudent shouldconsulttheinstructorconcerninglaboratorycredit. ReceivecreditforPHYS121foratotaloffour(4)credits.Thestudent shouldconsulttheinstructorconcerninglaboratorycredits.

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Transfer among New Mexico Higher Education Institutions


Duringthe2005NewMexicoLegislativesession, SenateBill161,consistentwithrequirementsofstate law(Chapter224oftheLawsofNewMexico,1995as amended)wassignedintolawtofurtherenhanceand facilitatethearticulationofgeneraleducationcourses amongNewMexicoscollegesanduniversities.In accordancewithpoliciesestablishedbytheNew MexicoHigherEducationDepartment,designated generaleducationcorecoursessuccessfullycompleted atanyregionallyaccreditedpublicinstitutionofhigher educationinNewMexicoareguaranteedtotransferto anyNewMexicopublicinstitution.Studentswhohave decidedonamajorand/oraninstitutionatwhichto completetheirstudiesshouldconsultwithanacademic advisoratthatparticularinstitutiontodeterminethe mostappropriatecourseselections.Studentsenrolling forthefirstyearofstudyataNewMexicocollegeor universityandconsideringpossibletransferintoa certificateand/ordegreeprogramatanotherinstitution areencouragedtotakethecoursesapprovedfor transferduringtheirfreshmanandsophomoreyearof study. Student Responsibility NewMexicoscollegesanduniversitieshave collaboratedtoproduceguidestoassiststudentswho plantotransferbeforecompletingaprogramofstudy. Coursemodulesaredesignedtohelpstudentsselect coursescarefullysothattheymaytransferwithlittleor nolossofcredit.However,planningforeffective transferwithmaximumefficiencyisultimatelythe studentsresponsibility.Responsibletransfer planningincludesearlyandregularconsultationwith theintendeddegreegrantinginstitutiontoassurethan allpretransfercourseworkwillmeettherequirements ofthedesireddegree.

requirements.Studentsshouldconsultadvisorsat theircurrentinstitutionsregardingwhichspecific coursesfitthesecategories.Studentspreparingfor careersinengineering,healthsciences,orother professionrelatedfieldsareadvisedthatsomeofthis courseworkmaynottransfertowardgeneraleducation requirementsbutinmostcaseswillapplytoward electiverequirements.


AreaI:Communications select9crhrs a) CollegelevelEnglishComposition 34crhrs b) CollegelevelWriting (asecondcoursebuildingontheabove) 3crhrs c) OralCommunication* 3crhrs AreaII:Mathematics select3crhrs a) CollegeAlgebra* 3crhrs b) Calculus 3crhrs c) OtherCollegelevelMath+ 3crhrs AreaIII:LaboratoryScience select8crhrs a) GeneralBiologywithLab 48crhrs b) GeneralChemistrywithLab 48crhrs c) GeneralPhysicswithLab# 48crhrs d) Geology/EarthSciencewithLab 48crhrs e) AstronomywithLab 48crhrs AreaIV:Social/BehavioralSciences select69crhrs a) Economics(macroormicro) 3crhrs b) IntroductoryPoliticalScience 3crhrs c) IntroductoryPsychology 3crhrs 3crhrs d) IntroductorySociology e) IntroductoryAnthropology 3crhrs AreaV:HumanitiesandFineArts select69crhrs a) IntroductoryHistorySurvey 3crhrs b) IntroductoryPhilosophy 3crhrs c) IntroductoryCourseinHistory, TheoryorAestheticsoftheArtsorLiterature3crhrs Totaltobeselected 35crhrs

* + #

WillnotmeetCoreEducationCurriculum (page87) ShouldbeCalculusII Mustbecalculusbasedphysics

Transferable Lower-Division General Education Common Core Studentsenrollingforfirstyearstudywhohavenotyet selectedeitheranacademicfocusortheinstitutionwhere theywishtograduateareadvisedtotakecoursesduring theirfreshmanyearoutlinedintheLowerDivisionGeneral EducationCommonCore.Forstudentsenrolledatany publicinstitutioninNewMexico,thefollowingcourses areguaranteedtotransfertoanyotherNewMexico publiccollegeoruniversity,andapplytoward associateandbaccalaureatedegreeprogram

Thecorematrixofapprovedcoursesguaranteedto transferandmeetgeneraleducationrequirementsat anyNewMexicocollegeoruniversitycanbefoundon theNewMexicoHigherEducationDepartment websiteathttp://hed.state.nm.us.FollowtheColleges andUniversitieslinktothedropdownmenuand selectTransferringCredits,thenselectCoreMatrix. Coursesarelistedbyinstitution,whetheruniversityor

39 communitycollege,undereachofthefivegeneral educationareas.Studentsmayalsobeabletoaccessthis listbygoingdirectlyto http://hed.state.nm.us/colleges/matrix.asp. InterinstitutionalTransferGuidesandCatalogs Studentswhohaveselectedafieldofstudyand/orthe institutionwheretheywishtograduateareadvisedtoconsult thetransferguideorcatalogforthatinstitutionformore currentanddetailedadvicetoguidetheircourseselection. ComplaintProcedureforTransferStudents AllNewMexicopublicpostsecondaryinstitutionsare requiredtoestablishpoliciesandpracticesforreceiving andresolvingcomplaintsfromstudentsorfromother complainantsregardingthetransferofcourseworkfrom otherpublicinstitutionsinthestate.AcopyofNew MexicoTechscomplaintpolicymaybeobtainedfromthe NewMexicoHigherEducationDepartment,1068Cerrillos Road,SantaFe,NM87505,505.476.6500,http:// hed.state.nm.us/ currentinstitutionsregardingwhichspecificclassesfit thesecategories.Lowerdivisiontransfermodules currentlyexistfor: BiologicalSciences Business EarlyChildhoodEducation Engineering PhysicalSciences SocialandBehavioralStudies TeacherEducation Modulesforadditionalareasofstudyarebeing developed.Copiesofthesetransfermodulesmaybe obtainedat http://hed.state.nm.us/colleges/transfercredits.asp

NewMexicoCommonCourseNumbering System(NMCCNS)
Acommoncoursenumberingsystemhasbeen devisedbyNewMexicocollegesanduniversitiesin compliancewiththeNewMexicoPostSecondary EducationArticulationAct.Thepurposeofthesystemis toassistNewMexicostudentswhoaretransferring betweeninstitutionswithinthestate.Thesystem providesaneutralstatewidecourseidentifierforthose coursesthataresimilarinnatureandconsideredtobe equalintransfer.Studentswillfindinthecourse descriptionsectionofthecatalogthestatewidecourse identifierandtheareaoftheGeneralEducationCommon CoreinbracketsfollowingtheNewMexicoTechcourse forwhichthecoursecanmeetgeneraleducation requirements.

LowerDivision64hourTransferModules
Studentswhohaveselectedafieldofstudybuthavenotyet selectedthecollegeoruniversitywheretheywishtoearntheir baccalaureatedegreeareadvisedtotakecoursesduringtheir freshmanandsophomoreyearsoutlinedinoneofthe LowerDivision64hourTransferModules.Forstudents enrolledatanypublicinstitutioninNewMexico,these coursesareguaranteedtotransfertoanyNewMexico universityandapplytowardbachelorsdegreeprogram requirements.Studentsshouldconsultadvisorsattheir

Transfer among New Mexico Higher Education Institutes


New Mexico Transfer Module by Discipline NMCCCN 2113 2123 2113 2123 2114 2113 1113 2113 2113 2133 2123 1113 Course Title Principles of Accounting I Principles of Accounting II Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics Business Law I Business Statistics Business Information Systems Principles of Finance Principles of Marketing Intermediate Accounting Business Law II Child Growth & Development & Learning Credit Hour 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 NMT Course ACCT 201 ACCT 202 ECON 251 ECON 252 BA 315 BCS 283 BCS 209 FIN 302 MKT 335 ACCT 371 BA 317 PSY 323

Business

For Majors

Early Childhood Education

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Financial Aid for Undergraduate Students


[Contact:FinancialAidOffice,NewMexicoTech,801 LeroyPlace,Socorro,N.M.87801;575.835.5333;fax: 575.835.6519] NewMexicoTechmakeseveryefforttomakeour undergraduateeducationaffordableforeveryone: newstudents,returningstudents,andtransfer students.Assistancecomesintheformofinstitutional scholarships,statescholarships,financialaid,and studentemployment. 1.Institutionalscholarshipsarebasedsolelyonyour grades(highschoolGPA,standardizedtestscores, andcollegegradesifyouareatransferstudent). Institutionalscholarshipsinclude FirstTimeStudents(Gold,Silver,Presidential, Copper,Bronze) TransferStudents(PhiThetaKappa,Transfer Excel,TechTransfer,Regents) TuitionReductionProgramsforNonResidents (Competitive,ColoradoReciprocity,Western UndergraduateExchange) Youdonotneedtodemonstratefinancialneedforan institutionalscholarshiponlyyourownacademic merit. 2.StatescholarshipsareawardedtoUScitizenswho areNewMexicoresidents.andincludethe LegislativeLotteryScholarship, NewMexicoScholarsProgram EducationTrustBoardPathwaysScholarship Thesescholarshipsareawardedbasedonthecriteria listedbelow. 3. Inadditiontoscholarships,weofferfinancialaid, whichincludes Federalgrants(e.g.,PellGrant,SEOGGrant, AcademicCompetitivenessGrant,SMART Grant) Federalloans(e.g.,PerkinsLoan,StaffordLoan, PLUSLoan)

Federalworkstudy NewMexicogrants(StateStudentIncentive Grant,CollegeAffordabilityGrant) NewMexicoworkstudy Detailsonthisyearsinstitutionalscholarshipsand financialaidprograms,includingdollaramounts,are availableatwww.nmt.edu/byselectingFinancialAid fromthedropdownbox,orinabrochureavailable fromtheAdmissionOffice.

Institutional Scholarships
WhenyouareadmittedtoNewMexicoTech, yourapplicationisautomaticallyreviewedforan institutionalscholarship.(Techgivesonlyone institutionalscholarshipperperson.If,byaccidentor oversight,youareofferedtwo institutionalscholarships,youmaykeeponlyone.) Deadlinesforconsiderationofscholarshipsforthe fallsemesterforfirsttimestudentsareFebruary1for theGoldandSilverscholarshipsandMarch1forthe otherscholarships.Forconsiderationfora scholarshipforthespringsemester,thedeadlineis November1. Deadlinesforscholarshipsfortransferstudents areJune1forthefollowingfallsemesterand November1forthespringsemester. Ifyoudidnotqualifyforaninstitutional scholarshipwhenyouenteredTechandyoucomplete twosemestersatTech,earningaminimumof24 credithourswithatleasta3.0GPA,youmaybe eligibleforanEndowedScholarship.Inquireatthe FinancialAidOffice. Generallyforscholarshipconsideration,astudent must: 1. BeaU.S.citizenoraneligiblenoncitizen;orbean internationalstudentinlegalF1orJ1student status.(Internationalstudentsareeligibleonlyfor transferscholarshipsandcertaintuitionreduction programs.) 2. Bepursuingafirstbachelorsdegree; 3. BeenrolledinaregulardegreeprogramatNew MexicoTech;and 4. Carryatleast12credithourspersemester.

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Institutional Scholarship Renewal


CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIRED FOR RETENTION OF SCHOLARSHIP Academic Year Gold Silver PTK Transfer Excel CATEGORY OF SCHOLARSHIP Endowed NM Scholars International Competitive* Presidential Tech Transfer Competitive (U.S. Citizens) Copper Minerals Regents CORE WUE NM Lottery 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 Bronze

First Second Third Fourth

3.00 3.25 3.25 3.25

3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00

2.75 3.00 3.00 3.00

2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00

Eachyear,yourinstitutionalscholarshipis automaticallyrenewed.YoumustmaintaintheGPA specifiedbyyourspecificscholarshiptokeepthe scholarshipandhaveearnedaminimumof24credit hoursintheregularacademicyear.Therequirements foryourinstitutionalscholarshiparelistedbelow undertheScholarshipConditionsandRequirements. IfyourGPAfallsbelowtherequirements,the FinancialAidOfficewillawardyouwhichever scholarshipyoudomeettherequirementsfor.Ifyour GPAagainrisestomeetthecriteriaofthehigherlevel scholarship,yourscholarshipmayreturntothehigher one.Itisyour responsibilitytobringthischangeofeligibilitytothe attentionoftheFinancialAidOffice.Pleasenotethat youmaynotqualifyforascholarshiphigherthanthe oneyouwereawardedwhenyouenteredNew MexicoTech.

Scholarship Conditions and Requirements:


Studentsmustearn24credithoursintheacademic year(fall&spring),inadditiontotheaboveGPA requirements,tomeetretentioncriteria.Credithours completedduringthesummersemestermaycountas completedcredithoursforpurposesofscholarship reinstatement.Itisyourresponsibilitytorequest reinstatementattheendofthesummersemester.

RETENTION OF AWARD: 1)Scholarshiprecipients mustmaintainaminimumoftwelve(12)credithours ofcourseworkforeachFallandSpringsemester. *InternationalCompetitiverecipientsmustmaintain

fifteen(15)credithourspersemester.GradesofU,F, W,I,andauditsdonotcountascompletedcreditsfor scholarshipretentionpurposes.2)Scholarship eligibilityisreviewedyearlyattheendofthespring semester.(Ifastudentattendssummerschool, eligibilitywillbereviewedagainattheendofthe summersemestertoensureGPArequirementsare maintained.)3)Inabilitytomeetminimum requirementsbytheendofthespringsemesterwill resultinScholarshiplossforthefollowingacademic year.4)Studentswholosescholarshipeligibilitymay submitawrittenappeal(bytheposteddeadline)of extenuatingcircumstanceswithappropriate documentation.5)IfaScholarshipiscancelledfor academicineligibilityandthestudentlaterregains eligibility,itisthestudentsresponsibilitytorequest reinstatementofthescholarship.Renewalofa scholarshipismadeonlyiftheoriginallyspecified consecutivetimeperiodhasnotexpired. Reinstatementrequestsareonlyacceptedafterthe springandsummersemesters. Gold,Silver,andPresidentialScholarshipswillbe replacedbyanawardtoPresidentialorCopper ScholarshiplevelwhenthestudentsGPAmeetsthe retentioncriteriaspecifiedforthenexttieraward. CompetitiveScholarships,CORE,andWUEprogram participantswilllosetheirrespectiveawardsifthe establishedretentioncriteriaarenotmetandno scholarshipreplacementwillbeoffered.Thestudents tuitionratewillreverttononresidentstatus

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Note:StudentsawardedtheCompetitive ScholarshiporwhoareparticipatingintheCORE andWUEprogramsarenoteligibletoestablishNew Mexicoresidency.Inaddition,theCORE,andWUE tuitionratesapplyonlytofulltimestudents registeredfor18credithoursorless.Anycredit hoursover18willbechargedatthenonresident rate.

Time Limits
Institutionalscholarshipsareofferedfora maximumoffouryearsforfirsttimestudentsanda maximumofthreeyearsfortransferstudents.The lengthofyourscholarshipisonyourscholarship offer.Workcloselywithyouradvisorandcheckwith theRegistrarsOfficetomakesureyouareontrackto finishyourprograminthetimespecified.Ifyouneed additionalfundingtofinishyourbachelorsdegree, youshouldconsiderapplyingforfinancialaid. Ifyourscholarshipiscancelledduetoacademic ineligibility,andyouthenreestablisheligibility,you mayapplyforreinstatementofthescholarship.This requestshouldbemadeassoonaspossibleafterthe springorsummersemester,whicheverisapplicable. Theoriginallyspecifiedtimeperiodofthescholarship isnotextended.

Renewal -TheLegislativeLotteryScholarshipis renewableforuptoeight(8)semesterswiththe followingconditions/requirements:1)Successfully completethefirstsemester(eligibilitysemester)with 12credithoursandaGPAof2.5orhigher.Gradesof U,F,W,Iandauditsdonotcountascompleted creditsforscholarshipretentionpurposes.2) Completionof12credithourswithacumulativeGPA of2.5orhighereachsemesterthereafter.3) Scholarshipeligibilityisreviewedattheendofeach semester.4)Continuingstudentswhodonotmeet theserequirementswillbeplacedonprobation.5) Appealswillnotbeacceptedforfailuretomeetfirst semesterrequirements.Allotherappealswillbeheld tostateregulations.

Legislative Lottery Scholarship Probation Policy


NewMexicoTechdefinestheprobationperiodasthe semesterimmediatelyfollowingthesemesterinwhich thestudentdidnotmeettheeligibilityrequirements. StudentswillnotreceivetheLegislativeLottery Scholarshipwhiletheyareonprobation.The probationsemestercountsasasemesterusedand undernocircumstancesshallthestudentreceive programawardsinexcessoftheeightregular semestersoriginallyawarded.Forexample,ifa studentcompleted9hourswitha2.0cumulativeGPA intheFallsemester,thestudentwouldbeplacedon probationfortheSpringsemesterandmustcomplete atleast15hourswitha2.5cumulativeGPAbeforethe beginningofthefollowingFallsemester.Students mayusethesummersessiontomakeuphoursand/or raiseGPAtogetbackingoodstandingbeforethefall semester.Allstudentsattendingsummerschoolwill beevaluatedtoensureeligibilityhasbeenmaintained. Ifthestudentdoesnotmeettheeligibility requirementsasstated,thescholarshipwillnotbe reinstated.Ifthestudentdoesmeettherequirements aftertheprobationsemester,theFinancialAidOffice willautomaticallyreinstatethescholarship. NewMexicoScholarsProgramisanawardthatpays fortuition,booksandfees.Tobeeligibleastudent mustbeaNewMexicoresidentattendinga postsecondaryinstitutioninNewMexicowhohas notyetturned22,haveacompositescoreofatleasta twentyfiveontheACTorbeinthetopfivepercent

State Scholarships
LegislativeLotteryScholarshippays100%oftuitionat NMTechforstudentsthatmeetthefollowing requirements:MustbeaNewMexicoResident,must havegraduatedfromaNewMexicopublichigh school,anaccreditedNewMexicoprivatehighschool, orhaveobtainedaNewMexicoGED,Mustbe enrolledfulltimeandcomplete12credithours,atan eligibleNewMexicopubliccollegeoruniversity,in thefirstregularsemesterimmediatelyfollowingtheir highschoolgraduation,Mustobtaina2.5GPAduring theirfirstcollegesemester.Eligiblestudentsdonot beginreceivingtheawarduntiltheirsecondsemester offulltimeenrollment,providedthatalleligibility requirementshavebeenmet.Astudentmaybe eligibleforuptoeightconsecutivesemestersof support.

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ofthestudentshighschoolgraduatingclass,and haveacombinedfamilyadjustedgrossincomeofno morethenthirtythousanddollarsperyear.This awardreplacestheLegislativeLotteryScholarship. Renewal TheNewMexicoScholarsProgramis renewableforuptofour(4)yearswiththefollowing conditions.Studentsmustearn24credithoursinthe academicyear(fall&spring),withacumulative GPAofatleasta3.0.Credithourscompletedduring thesummersemestermaycountascompletedcredit hoursforpurposesofscholarshipreinstatement.Itis yourresponsibilitytorequestreinstatementattheend ofthesummersemester. EducationTrustBoardPathwaysScholarshipisa onetimeawardinanamountofupto$1,000.The eligibilityrequirementsarethatyouareafirsttime freshman,haveaFAFSAExpectedFamily Contributionof$0andbegraduatingfromaNew Mexicohighschoolwitha3.5GPA.

scholarship.Toacceptouroffer,pleasesignthe awardletterandreturnittotheFinancialAidOffice. ToqualifyforfinancialaidatTech,youmust: 1. beaU.S.citizenoraneligiblenoncitizen, 2. showsatisfactoryacademicprogress, 3. beenrolledinaregulardegreeprogramatTech 4. notbeindefaultonafederalstudentloanorowea repaymentonafederalgrant.

Continuing Your Financial Aid at Tech


Eachyear,youmustfillouttheFAFSA.Thisform shouldbefiledassoonaspossibleafterJanuary1.For maximumconsiderationyoushouldfilloutthe FAFSAbeforeourprioritydeadlineofJune1.

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid


FinancialAidofficesarerequiredtohaveapolicy regardingsatisfactoryacademicprogress.The purposeofthispolicyistomeasureastudents academicprogressinbothaquantitativeand qualitativeway.Thisisdonebymeasuringboth credithoursearnedandcumulativegradepoint average.TocontinuereceivingFederaland/orState FinancialAid,studentsmustmeettheminimum requirementssetinNewMexicoTechsSatisfactory AcademicProgressPolicy.Beawarethatthese standardsarenotthesameasNewMexicoTechs standardsforacademicprobationandsuspension (page69). TheSatisfactoryAcademicProgressPolicyapplies toundergraduatestudentsthatparticipateinthe followingprograms:FederalPellGrant, SupplementalGrant,NewMexicoStateStudent IncentiveGrant,FederalWorkStudy,NewMexico WorkStudy,NewMexicoNonneedWorkStudy, PerkinsLoan,FederalStaffordLoan,andPLUSloan. SatisfactoryAcademicProgressforgraduatestudents isdefinedbytheOfficeofGraduateStudies. TobeingoodstandingforFinancialAid purposes,astudentmustearnatleast75%ofthe hourstheyhaveattemptedwithacumulativeG.P.A. of: 1.6ifyouhaveattempted029credithours 1.8ifyouhaveattempted3059credithours 2.0ifyouhaveattempted60ormorehours. Ifyoufallbelowthisstandardyouwillbeplacedon financialaidprobationforthefollowingsemester. Duringthissemester,youwillstillbeeligibleto receiveaid.Togetbackingoodstandingyouwill

Financial Aid
Toapplyforfinancialaidyoumustcompletethe FreeApplicationforFederalStudentAid(FAFSA). ThereareacoupleofwaystosubmityourFAFSAfor processing.Youmaysendthecompletedpapercopy oftheapplicationformintheenvelopeprovidedwith theapplication,ORyoumayapplyovertheinternetat www.fafsa.ed.gov.NewMexicoTechsTitleIVcode fortheFAFSAis002654. Formaximumconsideration,pleasesubmityour FAFSAforprocessingbeforeJune1,ifyouplanto enterthefollowingfall. Approximately30percentofallapplicationsare selectedforreviewinaprocesscalledverification.If yourfileisselectedforverification,additional documentsareneeded.Thefinancialaidofficewill notifyyouifadditionalpaperworkisneededand informyouwhatthatpaperworkis.Verificationmust becompletedbeforeafinancialaidpackagewillbe calculatedforthestudent. TheFAFSAresultsfromthefederalprocessor containyourExpectedFamilyContribution(EFC) number.Thisnumberisusedtodetermineyour eligibilityforthevariousfinancialaid programs. Wewillofferyouapackagetomeetyourneedsat NewMexicoTech.Ouroffertoyoumayinclude grants,loans,workstudy,and/oraninstitutional

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needtomeetthepolicyrequirementsbytheendofthe probationsemester.Ifyoudonotmeetthepolicy requirementsbytheendoftheprobationsemester,you willbeplacedonfinancialaidsuspensionUNLESS duringthemostrecentsemesteryouearn100%ofthe hoursyouattemptduringthatsemesterwitha2.25 semesterG.P.A.Inthiscase,youwillbeplacedon conditionalprobation.Duringconditionalprobation, youwillstillbeeligibletoreceiveaid.Tocontinueon conditionalprobation,youmustearn100%ofthehours youattemptduringasemesterwithasemesterG.P.A.of atleast2.25.Ifyoufailtomeettheconditionalprobation requirements,youwillbeplacedonfinancialaid suspension.Togetoffofconditionalprobation,you mustmeettherequirementsoftheSatisfactoryAcademic ProgressPolicy.Onceastudentisonfinancialaid suspension,he/sheisnoteligibleforanyFederalorState FinancialAiduntilthestandardsoftheSatisfactory AcademicProgressPolicyhavebeenmet. Thereisalsoamaximumtimeframethatastudent hastocompleteanundergraduatedegree.The maximumis195attemptedcredithours.Onceastudent hasreached195attemptedcredithours,he/shewillno longerbeeligiblefor FederalorStateFinancialAid.Forstudentspursuinga secondbachelorsdegree,themaximumtimeframeis 150%ofthenumberofhoursneededtocompletethe degree.Thisisdeterminedthroughacreditevaluation donebytheRegistrarsOffice.Forinstance,ifthe studenthas140credithoursandneeds30hourstoearna seconddegree,thestudentwillhavefinancialaid eligibilityforamaximumof45attemptedcredithours. SatisfactoryAcademicProgressismeasuredatthe endofeachsemester.Summerisconsideredaseparate semester.Ifastudentsearnedhoursorcumulative G.P.A.fallsbelowtheminimumstandardindicatedin thepolicy,he/shewillbenotifiedinwriting.Thestudent willalsobenotifiedifhe/shehasmetthemaximum timeframe. Repeatcoursescountasattemptedhours,butthe hourscanonlybeearnedonce.Forexample,ifastudent takesa3credithourcourseonesemesterandearnsaD, thehoursarecountedasattemptedandearned.Ifthe studentlaterrepeatsthecourse,the3hoursareaddedto theattempted,buthoursearnedwillnotincreasebecause oftherepeat.However,becauseagradeofFdoesnot countasearnedhours,astudentrepeatingagradeofFat alatertimeandearningaDwillhavethehourscountas attemptedandearnedwhenthecourseisrepeated. TotalhoursattemptedincludesgradesofA,A,B+, B,B,C+,C,C,D+,D,F,S,U,W,WO,IN,SA,UA,NR, NGandalltransfercredits.

TotalhoursearnedincludesgradesofA,A,B+,B, B,C+,C,C,D+,D,Sandalltransfercredits. CumulativeG.P.A.calculationincludesgradesofA, A,B+,B,B,C+,C,C,D+,D,andF. Itisthestudentsresponsibilitytonotifythe FinancialAidOfficewhenagradeofIN,NR,NGis changedtoagradebytheinstructorsoSatisfactory AcademicProgresscanbereevaluated.

Financial Aid Policies


Return of Title IV Funds Policy
Thispolicyappliestoallstudentsthatparticipatein thefollowingTitleIVfinancialaidprograms. AcademicCompetitivenessGrant FederalPellGrant SMARTGrant SupplementalGrant PerkinsLoan FederalStaffordLoan PLUSloan FederalregulationsrequirethatifarecipientofTitle IVfinancialaidfunds(thoseprogramslistedabove) withdrawsfromNewMexicoTechafterbeginning attendanceforthesemester,theamountofTitleIV assistanceearnedbythestudentmustbedetermined. Thisisdonethroughacalculationdevelopedbythe UnitedStatesDepartmentofEducation.Iftheamount disbursedtothestudentisgreaterthantheamountthe studentearned,unearnedfundsmustbereturned.If theamountdisbursedtothestudentislessthanthe amountthestudentearned,andforwhichthestudentis otherwiseeligible,heorsheiseligibletoreceiveapost withdrawaldisbursementoftheearnedaidthatwasnot received. Theamountofassistancethestudenthasearnedis baseduponthepercentageofthesemesterinwhichthe studentwasenrolled. Enrolleddays/totalnumberofdaysinthesemester =%ofaidearned. Oncethestudenthascompletedmorethan60%ofthe semester,he/sheisconsideredtohaveearnedallofthe fundsawardedandisnotsubjecttothecalculation. TherearetwotypesofwithdrawalsforTitleIV financialaidpurposes: OfficialWithdrawalsIfthestudentofficially notifiesNewMexicoTechofhisorherintentionsto withdraw,thisdateisconsideredtobeyourlastdate ofattendanceandwillbetheofficialwithdrawaldate forcalculatingtheamountofTitleIVfinancialaid fundsearned.Thisappliestobothwithdrawal(W) andwithdrawalwithoutprejudice(WO).

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UnofficialWithdrawalsIfastudentreceivesgrades ofallF,U,orUAforasemester,thestudentis consideredtohaveunofficiallywithdrawnfromNew MexicoTech.Themidpointofthesemesterisusedas thestudentsunofficialwithdrawaldateunless documentationissubmittedtoshowadifferentlast dateofattendanceatanacademicallyrelatedactivity.

Student Employment Policy


Allstudentemploymentislimitedtoamaximumof 20hoursperweekduringthefallandspringsemesters. Maximumhoursperweekduringthesummersemester dependonthenumberofcredithoursthestudentis taking.Anystudentemployedundertheworkstudy programmustdemonstratesatisfactoryacademic progressforfinancialaid(page41).Studentsemployed onaparttimebasismustbeenrolledasregular,full timestudents.Studentsattendinglessthanfulltimeare subjecttoIRSregulationsregardingFICA/Medicare deductions. AStudentEmployeeHandbookisavailableonline atwww.nmt.eduandattheFinancialAidoffice. (Acooperativeeducationprogramisavailable,in whichstudentsalternateperiodsofoffcampus,full timeemploymentwithoncampus,fulltimestudy.See theDirectorofCareerServicesformoreinformation.)

Entrance Loan Counseling Policy


Accordingtofederallaw,ifyouintendtoborrow, youmustcompleteentranceloancounseling.Goto www.mappingyourfuture.organdclickStudentLoan CounselingInterviewontheleftside.Completethe entranceloancounselingforthetype(s)ofstudentloans youintendtoborroworhavebeenoffered.

Exit Loan Counseling Policy


Ifyoureceiveaneducationloanandyougraduate, withdraw,dropbelowsixcredithours,ordonotre enroll;youmustcompleteexitloancounseling.Goto www.mappingyourfuture.organdclickStudentLoan Counselinginterviewontheleftside.Completetheexit loancounselingforthetype(s)ofstudentloansyou borrowed.

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The Graduate Program


(www.nmt.edu/~grad/) Thegraduateprogramprovidesopportunitiesfor advancedstudyandresearchinthebasicsciences, computerscienceandmathematics,theearthsciences, andseveralengineeringfields.OurMasterofScience forTeachersprogramprovidesagrowingnumberof NewMexicosecondaryschoolteacherswithscience andmathematicstoolstochallengestudentsbackin theirclassrooms.TheMasterofEngineering Managementprogramprovidesauniqueopportunity forworkingengineersandscientiststoobtainthe skillsneededforexpandingresponsibilitiesinthe technologyfields.Thestudentisprovidedthe opportunitytolearnthespiritaswellasthemethods ofproductivescholarship.

Research Opportunities
Outstandingopportunitiesforawiderangeof fieldinvestigationsinthesciencesandengineering disciplinesaremadepossiblebyNewMexicoTechs locationintheSouthwest. LangmuirLaboratory,atanelevationof3,240m (10,630ft)inthenearbyMagdalenaMountains,isa uniquefacilityforthestudyofthunderstormsand otheratmosphericphenomena. TheVeryLargeArray(VLA)radiotelescopeon theplainstothewestofSocorroandanastronomical observatorylocatedonthemountainnearthe LangmuirLaboratory,provideextraordinary opportunitiesforastronomicalresearch.Headquarters fortheVLAandVeryLongBaselineArray(VLBA) radiotelescopesarelocatedoncampus(theVLAand VLBAarefacilitiesoftheNationalRadioAstronomy Observatory,distinctfromNewMexicoTech). Graduatestudentsintheearthsciencesare affordedexpandedresearchandfunding opportunitiesthroughtheNationalScience Foundationresearchconsortium,theProgramfor ArraySeismicStudiesoftheContinental Lithosphere(PASSCAL),locatedoncampusand taskedwithexploringtheEarthsinteriorthroughthe collection,distribution,andanalysisofseismicdata. PresentoncampusaretheNewMexicoBureauof GeologyandMineralResourcesandthePetroleum RecoveryResearchCenter,makingNewMexicoTech

especiallyattractiveforgraduatestudyintheEarth, mineralscienceandengineeringfields. TheEnergeticMaterialsResearchandTesting Centerprovidesopportunitiesforgraduateworkin materialsandmineralengineering,mechanical engineering,chemistry,physics,geophysics,and appliedmathematics. TheInstituteforComplexAdditiveSystems Analysis(ICASA)isaventurededicatedtostudying thebehavior,vulnerabilitiesandpredictabilityof complexsystems.ICASAsunique,interdisciplinary, strategicapproachharnessesinformationagerelevant research,theapplicationofthatresearchtorealworld problems,developmentofkeyenablingtechnologies, andthetrainingandeducationofournationsnext generationofcriticalsystemsthinkers. FacultyandfacilitiesfromalldivisionsofTech provideadvancedcoursesandresearchopportunities forgraduatestudents.

Applying for Graduate Admission


Regular Admission
Interestedpersonswhohavecompletedorwill completeabachelorsdegreepriortoadmissionand havearecordthatindicatesgoodpotentialfor advancedstudy(undergraduateGPAof3.0isusedas aguideline)andresearchinTechsprogramsare encouragedtoapplyforadmissiontograduatestudy. Applicantsarestronglyencouragedtosubmitonline applicationsavailableontheinternetat www.nmt.edu/~grad/.Printedformscanberequested byemailfromgraduate@nmt.eduorbymailfrom: GraduateOffice NewMexicoTech 801LeroyPlace Socorro,NewMexico87801 Tobeassuredofconsiderationforassistantships andfellowships,completedapplicationsmustbe receivedby: February15forthefallsemester September15forthespringsemester May1forthesummersemester. Individualdepartmentsmayhaveearlierdatesfor considerationofassistantships.Tobeassuredof considerationforadmission,completedapplications mustbereceivednolaterthanAugust1forthefall semester,January2forthespringsemester,andMay

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1forthesummersemester.Toallowenoughtimefor theadmissiondecisionandtheacquisitionof passportsandvisas,internationalstudentsare advisedtomakesuretheirapplication,supporting documents,andapplicationfeeareintheGraduate OfficebyApril1(forsummerandfallsemesters)or byOctober1(forspringsemester). AdmissiontograduatestudyatNewMexicoTech andtheawardoffinancialaidaremadetoqualified individualswithoutregardtorace,color,creed,sex, ornationalorigin.

Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees


Inadditiontocompletedapplicationforms, applicantsforMasterofScienceanddoctoral programsmustprovide: 1) Sealed,officialtranscriptsofallcollegework 2) Referencesfromthreeprofessorsfamiliarwith theapplicantsacademicperformance 3) Anapplicationfeeof$16.00forthoseusing domesticandonlineinternationalapplications,or $30forinternationalapplicationpacketsmailedto applicants 4) OfficialGraduateRecordExamination(GRE) scores.ApplicantstoMasterofScienceandDoctor ofPhilosophyprogramsatNewMexicoTechmust submitGREgeneraltestscores.IfyourGREscores arenolongeravailablebecauseyoutookthe examinationtoolongago,youmustretaketheGRE examination. Afewdepartmentsmayalsorequireasubject testscore.Informationrelatedtodepartmental requirementsforthesubjectGREmaybeobtained online,fromtheGraduateOffice,orbycontacting thedepartmenttowhichyouareapplying.The subjecttestmustbeinthesamefieldinwhichthe applicantintendstomajor. 5) Domesticapplicantsseekingfinancialaidofany kindarestronglyencouragedtosubmita completedFreeApplicationforFederalStudent Aid(FAFSA)form.TheFAFSAformisavailable onlinefromhttp://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

workexperienceinanengineeringand/orapplied sciencediscipline.Individualswithundergraduate backgroundsinotherareaswhohaveatleasttwo yearsofworkexperienceinatechnicalenvironment willalsobeconsideredforadmissiontotheprogram. Preferenceamongallapplicantswillbegivento individualswithatleasttwoyearsofrelevantworkor militaryexperience. Inadditiontocompletedapplicationforms,applicants fortheMasterofEngineeringManagementprogram mustprovide: 1) Sealedofficialtranscriptsofallcollegework; 2) Referencesfromthreeindividualsfamiliarwith theapplicantsacademicandprofessional capabilities.Wepreferthatatleastonereference form/letterbesubmittedbyapastorcurrent supervisor.Iftheapplicantisanentrepreneurwith nosupervisor,areferenceform/letterfroma businessassociateisacceptable; 3) Anapplicationfeeof$16.00forthoseusing domesticandonlineinternationalapplications,or $30forinternationalapplicationpacketsmailedto applicants; 4) OfficialgeneralGraduateRecordExamination (GRE)scores.IfyourGREscoresarenolonger availablebecauseyoutooktheexaminationtoo longago,youmustretaketheGREexamination. 5) Acurrentresumethatincludesinformation abouttheapplicantsworkhistory,especiallyin engineeringorappliedscience; 6) Applicantswiththreeormoreyearsofwork experiencewithanundergraduateGPAoflessthan 3.0mustprovidedetailedinformationaboutrecent workexperienceandreferencesfromatleasttwo recentsupervisorswhoareabletoevaluatethe applicantspotentialforsuccessintheTechMEM program; 7) Astatementoftheapplicantsgoals.Thisshort (twopagesorless)statementshouldsummarizethe applicantscareergoalsandbrieflydescribehow theTechMEMprogramwillaidinachievementof thosegoals.

Master of Science for Teachers (MST)

Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

TechsMEMprogramoffersaterminaldegreeto individualswithundergraduatebackgroundsin calculusbasedengineeringorappliedscienceand

ApplicantstotheMasterofScienceforTeachers programmustprovidethefollowinginadditiontothe completedMasterofScienceforTeachersapplication materials: 1) Sealed,officialtranscriptsofallcollegework; 2) Aletterofreference,preferablyfromyour departmentchairorprincipal,indicatingyour

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interestandabilitiesrelatedtothepursuitof yourMSTdegree;and 3) Anapplicationfeeof$16forthoseusing domesticandonlineinternationalapplications, or$30forinternationalapplicationpackets mailedtoapplicants.

Certificate Programs
TheElectricalEngineeringandHydrology graduateprogramsofferpostbaccalaureate certificates.Certificatesprovideanopportunityfor studentsandworkingprofessionalstoexpandand updatetheirknowledgeinthesefieldsatthegraduate levelwithoutcommittingtoagraduatedegreeatthis time. International Students NewMexicoTechisauthorizedunderfederal lawtoenrollnonimmigrantalienstudents.Such applicantswishingtoberegulargraduatestudents mustcompletetheinternational(ratherthanthe domestic)applicationform.Internationalapplicants whosenativelanguageisnotEnglisharerequiredto taketheTestofEnglishasaForeignLanguage (TOEFL)examinationinadditiontotheGRE.An internetbasedTOEFL(iBT)scoreof76,computer administeredscoreof207orpaperadministeredscore of540isusedasaguideforadmission.Information abouttheseexaminationsisavailablefromthe EducationalTestingService,Princeton,NewJersey 08540. Forthe20092010academicyeargraduate studentspayingoutofstatetuitionatNewMexico Techmayexpecttospend$30,000(includingtuition, fees,roomandboard,andreasonablepersonal expenses)foronecalendaryearofstudy.Visitthe webpageatwww.nmt.edu/internationalundergraduate bsdegreeadmissionrequirementsforuptodate informationoncosts.Instatetuitionrates,which wouldreducethetotalbyabout$9,000,areavailable tointernationalstudentsonlyiftheyhavebeen grantedassistantshipsorqualifiedfellowships. Financialstatementsmustbeincludedwiththe application.Applicationsfrominternationalstudents, completewithsupportingdocuments,andapplication feeshouldarriveintheGraduateOfficebyApril1(for summerandfallsemester)orbyOctober1(forspring semester)toallowenoughtimefortheadmission

decisionandtheacquisitionofpassportsandvisas. Tobeassuredofconsiderationforassistantshipsand fellowships,completedapplicationsmustbereceived byFebruary15forthesummerandfallsemestersand bySeptember15forthespringsemester.Individual departmentsmayhaveearlierdatesforconsideration ofassistantships.Tuitionandfeesarepayableupon registration.Deferredpaymentplansareavailablefor thoseholdingassistantships. Provisional Admission Applicantsforregularadmissionmaybegranted provisionaladmissioniftheirpreviousworkis deficientineitherqualityorquantity.Subjecttothe majordepartmentsapproval,studentsadmitted provisionallymaybeadvancedtoregulargraduate studentstatusafteroneormoresemestersof satisfactoryacademicperformanceandcompletionof thedesignateddeficiencies.Studentsadmittedor placedonprovisionalstatusmustadvancetoregular statusbeforeadegreecanbeconferred.Students admittedorplacedonprovisionalstatusarenot eligibleforfinancialsupportandcannotworkon campus.

Special Admission
Thosewhohavebaccalaureatedegreesandwho wishtoearngraduatecreditsastheirqualifications warrantmaybeadmittedasspecialgraduate students.Specialgraduatestudentsarenotdegree candidatesandarenoteligibleformostformsof financialaidincludingassistantships,fellowships,and studentemployment.Specialgraduatestatusdoesnot qualifyinternationalstudentsforstudentvisas. Applicationforspecialgraduatestatusmustbemade usinganapplicationforAdmissionasaSpecial GraduateStudentavailableonlineorfromthe GraduateOffice(seecontactinformationunder RegularAdmission).Requestfortransfertoregular statusmustbemadeusingtheapplicationforregular admission.Nomorethan12credithoursearnedasa specialgraduatestudentmaybeappliedtowardthe graduateprogram.

Dual Registration Simultaneousregistrationasagraduatestudent andundergraduatestudentmaybeapprovedsubject tothefollowingconditions: 1)Admissiontoafiveyearprogram: a) Thestudentadmittedtooneoftheapproved

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fiveyearprogramswhowishestoqualifyasa graduatestudentduringhisorhersenioryear mustapplyforadmissionandbeadmittedtothe graduateprogrambeforetheendoftheirjunior year. b) Onceadmittedtothegraduateprogram,the fiveyearstudentwillspendhisorhersenior yearasadualregisteredstudent. 2)Inthelastsemesterbeforegraduation,any studentmayapplyfordualregistrationinhisor herlastsemesterbeforegraduationunderthe followingcriteria: a) thestudenthasappliedforadmissionandbeen acceptedtothegraduateprogram; b) thestudentiswithinninecredithoursofthe undergraduatedegree; c) therequiredundergraduatecreditsmustbe completedinthefirstsemester; d) thestudenthasaminimumgradepointaverage of3.0;and e) wheremorethanonedepartmentisinvolved, theapprovaloftheundergraduatesmajor departmentmustbeobtained. Studentsholdingdualregistrationareeligiblefor assistantshipappointments.

Assistantshipsandfellowshipsareawardedto qualifiedU.S.citizensandinternationalstudentsto supportthemintheireducationalobjectives.The advisor,thedepartmentchair,andtheGraduateDean mustapproveanyadditionalemploymentor remuneration.

Teaching Assistantships
Teachingassistantsaretypicallyappointedfor ninemonthsatcompetitivestipendlevels.Additional teachingdutiesorresearchopportunitiesduringthe summeraresometimesavailable.Teachingassistants willhavefromsixtotencontacthoursperweekplus preparationandgradingofassignedrecitation, laboratory,ortutorialduties.Themaximumfor regularinstructionaldutiesissixcredithours.

Research Assistantships
Manygraduatestudentsaresupportedongrants, contracts,ordivisionresearchfundsunderthe supervisionofafacultymember.Researchdoneunder theassistantshipisgenerallyapplicabletothesisor dissertationrequirements.Asisthecasethroughout theUnitedStates,NewMexicoTechisincreasingly involvedincontractresearchforcorporationsand governmentalentities,andmanytimes,portionsof theseresearchprojectscannotbepublishedbecauseof commercialornationalsecurityconcerns.Whilea researchassistantmaycompleteconditionsof employmentbyworkingonsuchprojects,theremust beapriorunderstandingbetweenthestudent, advisorycommittee,andfundingsourceregarding preciselywhatwillbeavailableforthestudentsthesis ordissertation,andwhatwillnotbeavailable.Forms todocumentthisunderstandingareavailablethrough theGraduateOfficeandmustbeonfilewiththe GraduateOfficepriortothebeginningofgraduate studentinvolvementintheresearchproject.Research assistantscommonlyreceivesummerappointmentsas wellasninemonthacademicyearappointments.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students


AmajorityofregulargraduatestudentsatNew MexicoTechreceivefinancialaidintheformof assistantships,fellowships,studygrants,orparttime employment.Requestsforfinancialsupportshouldbe madeontheApplicationforAdmissionformorin writingtothedepartmentifthestudentisalready registered.Toqualifyfortheseaids,thestudentmust firstbeadmittedasaregularfulltimestudent. Continuationoftheawardiscontingentuponthe studentmaintainingtheminimumlevelofregistration andsatisfactoryacademicprogressasdescribed below.Astudentfailingtocompletethelengthor termsofhisorhercontractforfeitstherighttoobtain aneworreplacementcontractduringtheinterval coveredbytheoriginalcontract.Fellowshipsare grantsinaidforfulltimestudyandresearchleading toanadvanceddegree.Assistantshipsnormally requirehalftimeserviceinteachingorresearch. Quartertimeappointmentsmaybemadeinsome cases.Studentsholdingappointmentsqualifyfor residenttuition.

Fellowships
Fellowshipsforthesupportofgraduatestudents areavailablefromtheInstitute,professionaland industrialorganizationsandcertainfederalagencies. Amountsrangefromthosecoveringtuitionandfees tofullsupportthroughmonthlystipends.Fellows mustdevotefulltimetostudiesandresearch.

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Need-Based Financial Aid for Graduate Students


GraduatestudentswhoareU.S.citizensor residentaliensareeligibletoapplyforthefollowing programs:FederalandNewMexicoWorkStudy, StaffordStudentLoans,andPerkinsLoans.Regular graduatestudentsmustberegisteredforatleastsix hourspersemestertobeeligibleforfederalorstate needbasedaid. InternationalstudentsmayqualifyforTechs CompetitiveScholarshipforInternationalStudents.

Employment
Parttime,oncampusemploymentissometimes availabletoregular,fulltimegraduatestudentsforup to20hoursperweek.Campusemploymentrequires aminimumregistrationoftwelvecreditsinthefall andspringsemesters.Studentswhoarenot progressingtowardstheirdegreeoverthesummer mayhavecampusemploymentiftheyare preregisteredfulltimeforthefallsemester.

Annual Leave

Graduatestudentsontwelvemonthassistantship orfellowshipcontractsareallowedtwoweeksof annualleave.Schedulingofthevacationperiodwill beworkedoutwiththeadvisor.Teachingassistants followtheregularacademiccalendar.

Academic Freedom and Tenure

Graduatestudentteachingandresearchassistants areincludedinNewMexicoTechsacademicfreedom andtenurepolicy.

Graduate Program Policies

SeetheGraduateStudentHandbookat www.nmt.edu/~grad/formoreinformation. Graduate Student Status

creditofCommunityCollegeorPhysicalRecreation coursesatthe100200levels.Suchregistrationscarry noadditionaltuitioncharge.Coursesnumbered300+ tobecountedforthegraduatedegree,noncredit CommunityCollegeclassesand100/200levelclasses requiredaslevelingcoursesdonotqualifyforthe tuitionfree13thcredit. Aregularparttimegraduatestudentisone enrolledforeightorfewercredithourspersemester andisnoteligibleforfinancialsupport.Tobe admittedasaparttimegraduatestudent,anapplicant mustmeetthesamestandardsforadmissionasa regularfulltimegraduatestudent.Afulltime graduatestudentmayrequesttransfertoparttime statusprovidedthestudentisingoodstanding. Similarly,aparttimegraduatestudentmayrequest transfertofulltimestatusprovidedthestudenthasa cumulativegradepointaverageofatleast3.0for thosecoursesinwhichastandardlettergradeis received. Aregulardistancegraduatestudentisone admittedtooneofthegraduatedegreeprogramsthat incorporatedistancedeliveryasamajorcomponentof itsinstructionalofferings.Therearecurrentlyno graduatedegreesthatmaybeobtainedsolelyby distancedelivery.Distancegraduatestudentsare typicallyplaceboundoremployedfulltime.Tobe admittedasaregulardistancegraduatestudent,an applicantmustmeetthesamestandardsforadmission asaregularfulltimeorparttimegraduatestudent. Distancestudentsregisterforasmanycreditsasare necessary,buttypicallynotformorethan13credits. Eachdistancestudentmustregisterforatleastone semesterineachacademicyeartoberegardedasa continuingstudent.Failuretodosowillrequirethat thestudentreapplyforadmissiontothegraduate program.

Regular Aregulargraduatestudentisadegreeseeking studentadmittedtoagraduatedegreeprogramat NewMexicoTech. Aregularfulltimegraduatestudentisone enrolledforninetothirteencredithoursperfallor springsemester(sixcredithoursinthesummer semester).Graduatestudentsmayregisterfora13th

Provisional Provisional(fulltime,parttime,ordistance) graduatestatusmaybegrantedtostudentswhose previousworkisdeficientineitherqualityor quantity.Subjecttothemajordepartmentsapproval, studentsadmittedprovisionallymaybeadvancedto regulargraduatestudentstatusafteroneormore semestersofsatisfactoryacademicperformanceand completionofthedesignateddeficiencies.Students

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admittedorplacedonprovisionalstatusmustadvance toregularstatusbeforeadegreecanbeconferred. Provisionalstudentsarenoteligibleforfinancial supportandcannotworkoncampus. Special Specialgraduatestatusprovidesanopportunity forthosewhohavebaccalaureatedegreestoearnupto ninegraduatecreditshourspersemester.Special graduatestudentsarenotdegreecandidatesandare noteligibleforassistantships,fellowships,andstudent employment.TheGraduateDeanwilleitherserveas theadvisorforspecialgraduatestudentsordesignatea facultymemberasadvisor.Requestfortransferto regularstatusmustbemadeusingtheapplicationfor regularadmission.Nomorethan12credithours earnedasaspecialgraduatestudentmaybeapplied towardthegraduateprogram. Advisor and Advisory Committee Eachregularandprovisionalgraduatestudentwill beassignedatemporaryadvisorbythedepartment fromthestudentsmajorfieldofstudyatthetimeof firstregistration.Thefulltimestudentwillformalizea thesis,dissertation,orindependentstudyadvisorand anadvisorycommitteebytheendofthestudents secondsemesterofresidency.Parttimeanddistance educationstudentsmustformalizetheircommitteesby thetimetheycomplete12credits.Thestudents academicadvisormustbearegular(tenured,tenure trackoremeritus)facultymemberofthedepartmentin whichthestudentispursuinghisorherdegree.The academicadvisorwilltypicallyserveasthestudents researchadvisor,however,insomecasesaseparate researchadvisormaybedesignated.Theresearch advisorisresponsibleforguidingthestudenttothe completionoftheirresearchprojectandforsupervision ofthepreparationoftheresearchreport(thesis, dissertationorindependentstudypaper).Aresearch advisorneednotbearegulardepartmentalfaculty member.Regularfacultymembersfromthe departmentorinterdisciplinaryprogrammaynotbein theminorityonacommittee.Thedepartmentchair andtheGraduateDeanmustapprovetheadvisorand membersoftheadvisoryboard.Committeeformsare availableonlineandfromtheGraduateOffice. Atthemasterslevel,theadvisorycommittee consistsofatleasttheacademicadvisorandtwoother

members.Atthedoctorallevel,theadvisorycommittee consistsofatleasttheadvisorandthreeother members.Oneofthesemembersmustbefromoutside thedepartmentandmustbeassignedorapprovedby theGraduateDean.Somedepartmentsrequirefive membersontheadvisorycommittee.Theacademic advisorservesaschairoftheadvisorycommittee.The studentshouldmeetwithhisorheradvisory committeeatleastonceayear.

Course Program
Coursestobeusedtowardseachofthegraduate degreesatNewMexicoTechmustmeetwiththeprior approvalofthestudentsadvisorycommittee.These coursesconstitutethestudentsCourseProgram.The approvedCourseProgrammustbeonfileinthe GraduateOfficenolaterthantheendofthesecond semesterofresidency.Parttimeanddistance educationstudentsmustformalizetheircommitteesby thetimetheycomplete12credits.Thecourseprogram isreportedonthecommitteereportform,available onlineandfromtheGraduateOffice.

Course Load
Regularandprovisionalfulltimeandparttime graduatestudentsarerequiredtocontinueregistration eachsemesteruntilcertifiedforthedegree.Regular distancestudentsmustregisterforaminimumofone semestereachacademicyearandtheirregistrations mustconformtotheplanofstudydevelopedwiththeir advisorycommitteeandonfileintheGraduateOffice. Theminimumcourseloadforafulltimegraduate studentisninecredithours(12credithoursifon support)perfallorspringsemester;sixcredithours duringthesummersemesteriftheyareprogressing towardsthedegree.Parttimegraduatestudents mustregisterforeightorfewercreditspersemester. Creditstakentosatisfyminimumregistration requirementsmustbenumbered300oraboveand mustbeapplicabletothegraduateprogramas determinedbytheadvisorycommittee.Written permissionfromtheadvisor,thedepartmenthead,and theGraduateDeanisrequiredforexceptionstothe describedcourseload.Regularandprovisional graduatestudentsregisteredforotherclassesmay auditoneclassandassociatedlabifapplicable.Audit creditsapplytothesemestercourserequirements.

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Parttimestatusisnotgrantedasameanstoreduce registrationforafulltimestudentwhilecompleting thefinalrequirementsleadingtotheirdegree.Afull timegraduatestudentingoodstandingwhohastwo ormoreyearsofresidence,hascompletedallcourse work,hasfiledanIntenttoGraduate,andwhohasno workauthorization,assistantship,orfellowship support,mayelecttobecomeaparttimestudentfor onesemester.Whileinthiscategory,thestudentmust enrollforatleastthreecredithoursofthesis, independentstudy,ordissertation.

Graduate Degrees for Faculty and Staff


InstructorsintheCollegeDivisionandstaff membersoftheBureauofGeologyandMineral Resources,PetroleumRecoveryResearchCenter, InstituteforComplexAdditiveSystemsAnalysis,and ResearchandEconomicDevelopmentOfficewhoare notontenuremaypursueprogramsleadingto MastersorPh.D.degrees.Techpolicydoesnotpermit administrativeofficersandmembersofthefacultywith therankofassistantprofessororabovetotake advanceddegrees. Employeeswhowishtopursueadegreeprogram shouldapplyforadmissiontothedepartmentdesired byusingstandardformsavailableonlineorfromthe GraduateOffice.AcandidateforthePh.D.degreemust beregisteredasaregularfulltimegraduatestudentfor atleasttwosemesters.Duringthistimetheindividual willbeonleavefromtheregularpositionatTech,but mayapplyforanassistantshiporotherformof financialaid.Timelimitsfordegreeprogramsapply.

Grades
Atthetimeofgraduation,thecumulativeGPA mustbe3.0forallcoursesnumbered300orabovewith nogradelessthanC.Gradesincoursesdesignated forthedegreemustaverageB.Thesis(numbered 591),independentstudy(590),ordissertation(595) courseswillbegradedwithanSonlyupon fulfillmentofgraduatedegreerequirements. Priortocompletion,thesecourseswillbeawarded NRifperformanceforthatsemesterisacceptableor Uifperformanceisunacceptable.Directedresearch (coursenumber500)andothercoursestakenonanS/U basismaynotbeusedtofulfillgraduatedegree requirements.

Leave of Absence
Incertaincircumstances,acandidatemayinterrupt progresstowardthedegreebypetitiontotheGraduate Deanforleaveofabsenceforoneormoresemesters. Suchlettersmustcarrytheendorsementofthe studentsadvisorandthedepartmentchair.Whileon leave,thestudentdoesnothaveaccesstothefacilities andstaffoftheInstitute.

Graduate Co-op Experience


Graduatestudentsmaychosetogainresearch experienceaspartoftheirgraduateprogramby performingsponsoredworkawayfromcampus.Tobe involvedincoopexperiencesstudentsmust: 1) submitaletterofapplicationtotheGraduate Deanwithsupportinglettersfromthe studentsadvisororgraduatecommittee; 2) bearegularfulltimestudentinthesemesterof application; 3) enrollinaDirectedResearchcourse(500)in theirdepartmentduringthecoopperiod,a maximumof12months; 4) provideafinalreportandanyother requirementsplacedonthestudenttotheir graduatecommitteeoncompletionofthecoop experience. Thestudentisresponsibleforarrangingthecoop experiencewithboththeiradvisorandwiththework sponsor.

Satisfactory Academic Progress


Todemonstratesatisfactoryacademicprogress, eachregulargraduatestudentmust: 1) earnagradepointaverageof3.0orbettereach semester; 2) receivenogradelessthanCforthosecourses inwhichastandardlettergradeisreceived; 3) fulltimestudentsmustformalizetheir advisorycommitteeandestablishtheirCourse Programnolaterthantheendofthesecond semesterofresidencyasaregulargraduate student; 4) Parttimeanddistanceeducationstudents mustformalizetheiradvisorycommitteeand establishtheirCourseProgrambeforethe completionof12credits; 5) Inaddition,fulltimestudentsmust satisfactorilycompleteaminimumofnine credithours(12credithoursifonsupport)

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eachfallorspringsemester;sixcredithours mustbecompletedduringthesummer semesterifinresidence(asdescribedunder CourseLoad,page48);parttimestudents mustberegisteredforeightorfewercredits eachsemester;distancestudentsmustregister accordingtotheplanonfilewiththeGraduate Office. Assistantshipsorfellowshipsaresubjectto immediateterminationifsatisfactoryacademic progressisnotachieved.Anystudentwhofailsto maintainsatisfactoryprogressfortwoconsecutive semesterswillbedroppedfromregulargraduate studentstatus.Suchstudentsmayapplyforspecial (nondegree)statuswithoutfinancialsupport.After completionofninecredithourswithinasingle semesterincoursesapprovedforthedegreeprogram withagradepointaverageof3.0orbetterandno gradelessthanC,thestudentmaypetitionthe departmentforreturntoregulargraduatestatus.

researchassistantmaycompleteconditionsof employmentbyworkingonsuchprojects,theremust beapriorunderstandingbetweenthestudent, advisorycommitteeandfundingsourceregarding preciselywhatwillbeavailableforthestudentsthesis ordissertation,andwhatwillnotbeavailable.Forms todocumentthisunderstandingareavailablethrough theGraduateOfficeandmustbeonfilewiththe GraduateOfficepriortothebeginningofgraduate studentsinvolvementintheresearchproject.

Thesis, Independent Study, and Dissertation Requirements


Thethesisordissertationistobewrittenwiththe intentionofpublication.Thethesisordissertationmust includeapreliminary,romannumberedsection containingthetitlepage,acknowledgments,abstract, tableofcontents,listoffigures,andlistoftables.The acceptancesheet,signedbythemembersofthe committee,isincludedattheendofthepreliminary sectionofthethesisordissertation.Arabicpage numberingshouldbeginwithpage2ofthebodyofthe thesis.Appendicesmaybeincluded.Thebibliography shouldincludeonlyreferencescitedinthetext. Detailedinstructionsforcompletionofthethesis manuscriptareavailableonlineat:infohost.nmt.edu/ ~grad/studentinfo/manuscript.htmlMastersthesesand Ph.D.dissertationsmustbepubliclypresentedand defended.Afterasuccessfuldefense,athesisor dissertationmustbeimmediatelysubmittedtothe GraduateOfficeforpublicationonline,throughthe JosephR.SkeenLibrary,andbemadeavailablefor publicationelsewhere.Asisthecasethroughoutthe UnitedStates,NewMexicoTechisincreasingly involvedincontractresearchforcorporationsand governmentalentities,andmanytimesportionsof theseresearchprojectscannotbepublishedbecauseof commercialornationalsecurityconcerns.Whilea

Deposit Completeddigitalandprintedthesesor dissertationsanddigitalcopiesofindependentstudy abstractsmustbesubmittedtoandapprovedbythe GraduateOfficenolaterthantwoweekspriortothe endofthesemesterinwhichtherequirementsforthe degreearetobecompleted. Digital Theses and Dissertations Studentswritingthesesordissertationsmust depositcompletedigitalcopiesoftheirmanuscripts withtheInstitutesonlinedigitalthesisanddissertation database.Thesesandmanuscriptsorportionsthereof thatarepublishedmustbeuploadedandcirculated locallypendingreceiptofapprovalfromthepublisher forglobalcirculation.Ifthepublisherdenies permission,onlythoseportionsaffectedwillbelimited tolocalcirculation.PleasevisittheGraduateStudies webpagesortheGraduateOfficeforinformationon submissionofdigitalmanuscripts.Digitalmanuscripts mustbesubmittedandapprovedbytheGraduate Officetwoweekspriortotheendofthesemesterin whichtherequirementsforthedegreearetobe completed.

Bound Volumes Threeprintedcopiesmustbesubmittedtoand approvedbytheGraduateOfficetwoweekspriorto theendofthesemesterinwhichtherequirementsfor thedegreearetobecompleted.Thesethreevolumes mustbeprintedusingpermanentinkortoneron20 poundbondpaper,orahighquality,lowacid photocopypaper.Thetextmustbedoublespacedand allmaterials(text,tables,anddiagrams)mustbewithin pagemarginsofoneandonehalfinchesfortheleft (bound)margin,andoneinchforthetop,bottom,and rightmargins.Photographicreproductionsmustbeof apermanentnatureandbesecurelybondedtoeach page.Completeguidelinesformanuscriptpreparation areavailableonlineatinfohost.nmt.edu/~grad/ studentinfo/manuscript.html.

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Independent Study Requirements


FormatsforthepreparationofIndependentStudy papersshouldconformtotherequirementsofthe advisor,advisorycommitteeanddepartmentwhere thestudentisenrolled,butmayfollowtheguidelines forthesesanddissertations(above).Adigitalversion oftheindependentstudyabstractmustbesubmittedto theNewMexicoTechonlinedigitalthesisand dissertationdatabasenolaterthantwoweeksbefore theendofthesemester.Ifforanyreason,an IndependentStudyreportispublishedthroughthe NewMexicoTechLibrary,itmustalsobesubmittedto theNewMexicoTechonlinedigitalthesisand dissertationdatabase.

Tuition and Fees


Pleaserefertopages5859forinformationonthe costsoftuition,housing,medicalinsuranceandother feesaffectinggraduatestudents.

Completion of Degree Requirements

Time Limits
Allworkpresentedtofulfilltherequirementsfora mastersdegreemustbecompletedwithinthree calendaryearsfromthedateoffirstregistration.The correspondinglimitforthedoctoraldegreeprogramis atotaloffiveyearspastthemastersdegreeora maximumofsevenyearsifthestudententersthe programaftercompletingabachelorsdegree. Extensionsoftheselimitsmaybemadeinspecial cases,butonlyuponrecommendationbythe departmentandwiththeapprovaloftheGraduate Dean.Timelimitationsforparttimestudentswillbe consideredonanindividualbasis. Fundinglimitsforgraduatestudentsholding fellowshiporassistantshipappointmentsaretwoyears foramastersleveldegreeorthreeyearsbeyondthe masterslevelforthedoctoraldegree.Consideration forextensionbeyondtheselimitscanbegiventhrough petitiontotheGraduateDean.

Transfer Credits
Amaximumof12credithoursofcourseworkwith gradeBorbetterearnedatanotheraccredited institutionmaybeapprovedbythestudentsadvisory committeeandmajordepartmentfortransfercredit intothemastersprogram.Thestudentsadvisory committeeconsiderstransfercreditindoctoral programsonanindividualbasis.Tobeapproved, suchcreditsmustnothavebeenusedtosatisfythe requirementsforapreviousdegree. Fordetailsofthetransfercreditpolicyapplicableto theMasterofScienceforTeachersprogram,seepage 196.

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Duringthefinalsemesterofresidence,the studentmusthaveonfileaDeclarationof IntentwiththeRegistrarsOffice.Deadlinesare July1forthosecompletingtheirdegreesin DecemberandDecember1forthose completingtheirdegreesinMayandAugust. TheDeclarationcommunicatesthecandidates intenttofulfillthedegreerequirements. Atleasteightweekspriortotheendofthe candidatesfinalsemester,printedpreliminary copiesofthecandidatesthesisorindependent studypapermustbeinthehandsofthe advisor. Twoweekspriortothedefense,thecomplete defensedraft(withthepreliminarysection, figures,bibliography,andappendices)mustbe inthehandsofthecommittee. Thestudentmustberegisteredforthe semesterduringwhichthethesisor dissertationisdefendedortheIndependent Studyisapproved. Thechairofeachgraduateadvisorycommittee willsubmitawrittenreporttothestudentwith copiestothechairofthedepartmentandDean ofGraduateStudieswithinfivedaysofthe defenseofathesisordissertation.Inthis report,thechairshallstatethatthethesisor dissertationisacceptedassubmittedand defendedorexplainwhatneedstobedonein orderforthethesisordissertationtobe accepted.Thereportwillbeinitialedbythe membersoftheadvisorycommittee. Twoweekspriortotheendofthesemesterthe completedreportoftheadvisorycommittee andeitherthreefinalcopiesoftheaccepted, successfullydefendedthesismustbe submittedtotheGraduateOfficeoronefinal copyofanacceptedindependentstudypaper mustbesubmittedtothestudentsadvisorand advisorycommittee.Atthistime,approved digitalversionsofthesis,dissertation,or independentstudyabstractsmustbeuploaded intotheTechDigitalThesisDatabase.

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Appeal
Allrequirementsforgraduatedegreesaresubject toappealtotheGraduateCouncilthroughthe appropriatedepartment.

Graduate Degree Requirements

Graduate Minors
Agraduateminoratthemasterslevelrequiresat least12hoursintheminorarea,atleast6ofthematthe 500level.Atthedoctorallevel,aminorrequiresat least18hours,12ofthematthe500level.Specific requirementsforminorsmustbeapprovedbythe GraduateCouncilandFacultySenate.

Master of Science Degree

GeneralrequirementsarecommontoallMasterof Sciencedegreecurriculainthescienceandengineering fields.Specificrequirementsarelistedunder appropriatedepartments.

General Requirements
ItisrequiredthatastudentpreparingfortheM.S. degree: 1) Havecompetenceinthesubjectmatterofthe standardintroductorycollegecoursesin chemistry,physics,andonenaturalscience; 2) Haveaworkingknowledgeofcalculusandthe contentofoneadditionalcourseinmathematics beyondcalculus; 3) Haveaminimumofsixcredithoursofapproved upperdivisionorgraduatecourseworkfrom anotherdepartment.Theadvisorycommittee maydeterminethatastudentsprevious academicexperiencehasprovidedbreadthand mayrecommendmodificationofthis requirement;and 4) Completearesearchprojectculminatingina thesisorindependentstudypaper.

Research Options Therearetworesearchoptions,M.S.with IndependentStudyandM.S.withThesis.Eachoption requiresaminimumof30credithours.Somedepartments donotrecognizethefirstoption. 1)M.S.withIndependentStudyrequires: a) Completionofatleast27credithoursofapproved coursework,withatleast15credithoursof500level courses,exclusiveofresearchcredits; b) Completionofatleastthreecredithoursof independentstudy;and c) Submissionofaformalpaperdescribingtheresults oftheresearchtothecandidatesadvisorand advisorycommittee. 2)M.S.withThesisrequires: a)Completionofatleast24credithoursofapproved coursework,withatleast12credithoursof500level courses,exclusiveofresearchcredits; b) Completionofatleastsixcredithoursofthesiswork; c) Satisfactoryoraldefenseofthethesisresearch;and d) Submissionofthreefinalcopiesofthethesistothe GraduateOffice.

Combined Five-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Programs


Threeprogramsinwhichastudentmayearna BachelorofSciencedegreeaswellasaMasterofScience degreeinfiveyearsareavailable: Biology:FiveYearProgram(page95), EarthScience:FiveYearProgram(page126), EnvironmentalEngineering:FiveYearProgram(page 231), Hydrology:FiveYearProgram(page126), MaterialsEngineering:FiveYearProgram(page239), Mathematics:FiveYearProgram(page170), ElectricalEngineering:FiveYearProgram(page221), Studentsadmittedtofiveyearprogramsmustapply foradmissiontothegraduateprogramduringtheirjunior year.Duringtheirsenioryear,thesestudentswillbedual registered(page48).

Approvals 1) Theappropriatedepartmentgrantsadmissionto itsgraduateprogram. 2) TheappropriatedepartmentandtheGraduate Deanmustapprovethecompositionofeach graduatestudentsadvisorycommittee. 3) Thegraduatestudentsadvisorycommitteemust approvethesisandindependentstudyresearch projects. 4) Courseworktobeappliedtowardthedegree mustbeapprovedbythegraduatestudents advisorycommittee.

Master of Engineering Management


NewMexicoTechsMasterofEngineeringManagement graduateprogramisdesignedtoprovideworking engineersandoncampusgraduatestudentswithaone yearterminaldegreeinEngineeringManagement.The curriculumisdesignedtobeinnovativeandcanbe deliveredbothoncampusand,viadistanceeducation,in otherareasofNewMexico.Specificrequirementsrelated totheMasterofEngineeringManagementdegree curriculaarelistedunderdepartment(seepage227).

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General Requirements Approvals 1) TheManagementDepartmentgrants admissiontoitsgraduateprogram. 2) TheManagementDepartmentandthe GraduateDeanmustapprovethecomposition ofeachgraduatestudentsadvisorycommittee. 3) Thegraduatestudentsadvisorycommittee mustapproveindependentstudyprojects. 4) Courseworktobeappliedtowardthedegree mustbeapprovedbythegraduatestudents advisorycommittee.

ResearchOption Inadditiontoafinalproject,theMasterofEngineering Managementdegreerequires: 1) Completionofatleast27credithoursof approvedcoursework,withatleast15credit hoursof500levelcourses; 2) Completionofatleastthreecredithoursof independentstudy;and 3) Submissionofaformalpaperdescribingthe resultsofthefinalprojecttothecandidates advisorandadvisorycommittee.

ResearchOptions Therearetworesearchoptions,MSTwithIndependent StudyandMSTwithThesis.Eachoptionrequiresa minimumof30credithours. 1) M.S.withIndependentStudyrequires: a) Completionofatleast27credithoursof approvedcoursework,withatleast15credit hoursof500levelcourses; b) Completionofatleastthreecredithoursof independentstudy;and c) Submissionofaformalpaperdescribingthe resultsoftheresearchtothecandidates advisorandadvisorycommittee. 2) M.S.withThesisrequires: a) Completionofatleast24credithoursof approvedcoursework,withatleast12credit hoursof500levelcourses; b) Completionofatleastsixcredithoursof thesiswork; c) Satisfactoryoraldefenseofthethesisresearch; and d) Submissionofthreefinalcopiesofthethesis totheGraduateOffice.

Master of Science for Teachers


Thegraduateprograminscienceforteachers providesgraduatelevelclassroomandlaboratory instructionforsecondaryschoolteachersofscienceand mathematicsandleadstotheMasterofSciencefor Teachers(MST)degree.Coursesforscienceteachers areofferedonthecampusduringthesummersession andthroughdistanceeducationduringtheacademic year.SpecificrequirementsfortheMasterofSciencefor Teachersdegreecurriculaarelistedunderdepartment (seepage227).

General Requirements for a Second Master of Science Degree at Tech


Studentswhowishtoearnasecondmastersdegreeat Techmust: 1)Satisfythespecificcourserequirementsinbothfields, and 2)Completeeither: a)9additionalapprovedcredithoursplusathesis(6 credithours)inthesecondfield,or b) 12additionalapprovedcredithoursplusan independentstudy(3credithours)inthesecondfield. Seconddegreesmaynotbeavailablefromsome departments.

General Requirements
Approvals 1) TheMasterofScienceforTeachersprogram grantsadmissiontoitsgraduateprogram. 2) TheMasterofScienceforTeachersprogram andtheGraduateDeanmustapprovethe compositionofeachgraduatestudents advisorycommittee. 3) Thegraduatestudentsadvisorycommittee mustapprovethesisandindependentstudy researchprojects. 4) Courseworktobeappliedtowardthedegree mustbeapprovedbythegraduatestudents advisorycommittee.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements


ThedegreeofDoctorofPhilosophyrequiresahigh levelofcompetenceinarecognizedfieldoflearning,and onlythosestudentsshowingunusualpromiseare accepted.Adissertationthatcontributestothegeneral fieldofknowledgemustbewrittenanddefendedbeforea committeeofthefaculty. Thedoctoralstudentcanexpecttospendfiveormore yearsofstudyandresearchbeyondthebachelorsdegree inordertocompletetheprogram.Inadditionto dissertationcredits,courserequirementsforeachspecialty arelistedundertheprogramsandcoursesofinstruction

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page53.Anexternalexaminerwillbeincludedonthe defensecommittee.Thecandidatemustberegistered duringthesemesterinwhichthecompleteddissertationis submittedtotheGraduateOffice.Doctoralcandidatesare requiredtopresentatleastonedepartmentalorgeneral seminaronthedissertationduringtheirtenureasa graduatestudent.Beforethedegreeisapprovedand granted,atleastonepaperonthesubjectmatterofthe dissertationmustbesubmittedtoarecognizedjournal acceptabletothedoctoralcommitteeofthestudent.

Departmental Certification
Theappropriatedepartmentmustcertifytothe GraduateOfficethatthegeneralrequirementsarebeing satisfiedandthatthecandidateismakingrequired progress.Themethodofevaluationvarieswiththe department.CertificationistransmittedtotheGraduate OfficeonformsprovidedbytheGraduateOffice.These formsare: 1) TheAdvisoryCommitteeForm,and 2) TheReportoftheAdvisoryCommittee,which recordstheactionsofthestudentsadvisorycommittee.

Candidacy Examination Thepurposeofthecandidacyexaminationisto evaluatethestudentsabilitytocompletedissertation research.Theexamistakenbeforeaccumulationof dissertationcredits,typicallyaftercompletionof graduatecoursework.Thecandidacyexamisthe responsibilityoftheindividualdepartment;the graduatestudentshouldconsulttherespective departmentsaboutcandidacyexams.Passingthe candidacyexamisoneofseveralstepsthatmustbe completedpriortoAdmissiontoCandidacy.

Completion of Requirements
Arecordofallstepscompletedinaparticular studentsprogramiskeptintheGraduateOffice.Whenall therequirementsarecompleted,therecordoftheprogram issenttotheRegistrar.Ifthegraduationandotherfees havebeenpaid,andaDeclarationofIntenthasbeenfiled andapprovedbytheRegistrar,thecandidatesnamewill bepresentedtotheFacultyCouncilforrecommendation totheRegents.

Admission to Candidacy Adoctoralstudentmayapplyforcandidacyupon completionofaminimumofoneyearofstudyatTech. Astudentqualifiesforadmissiontocandidacyby: 1) AveragingBorbetterincourseworktaken; 2) Passingthepreliminaryorqualifying examinationatanapprovedlevel; 3) Passingthecandidacyexamination;and 4) Showingpreliminaryworkunderwayona dissertationsubject. Candidacymustbeachievedatleastoneyearpriorto thetimethedegreeisconferred. Dissertation Thedoctoraldissertationdemonstratesthe candidatescapacityforindependentresearch.The studentmayregisterfordissertationhoursonlyafter successfullyadvancingtocandidacy.Aminimumof24 credithoursdistributedoveroneyearmustbedevoted tothedissertation.Thestudentisencouragedto explorethevariouscurrentresearchprojectsinhisor herfieldofinterestbeforechoosingadissertation subject.Thedissertationmustbedefendedbeforethe Techfacultyunderthesupervisionofthestudents advisorycommittee.Manuscriptrequirementsareon

Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars


Postdoctoralfellows,researchassociates,andvisiting scholarsareaccommodatedasappropriateinresearch programswithindepartments.Thefacultyhostand departmentnegotiatearrangements,withanofficial appointmentmadebytheTechadministration. Internationalguestsmayvisitclassesonaninformalbasis byarrangementwiththeinstructor.Ifcreditoraudit privilegesaredesired,applicationmustbemadethrough theGraduateOffice.

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Expenses
Theinformationbelowisforthe20092011schoolyear.ForcurrentinformationonTuitionandFees,checkourwebpageat

www.nmt.eduorcalltheAdmissionOfficeat1.800.428.TECH.Allfeesaresubjecttochangewithoutpriornotice.

Nonrefundable charges
Application Fees $15 $45 Miscellaneous Fees $10 $25 $25 $30 $65 $65 $15 $3.82 Undergraduate Graduate Admission Fees $50 $25 Graduation Fees $30 $40 $50 $60 Undergraduate Graduate

Challenge Exam fee (per semester hour) Deferred Payment Plan Fee ID Card Replacement Fee Late Registration Fee (per day) Late Validation Fee (per day) Orientation Fee Transcript Fee (per transcript) Withdrawal Fee

Associates Degree Bachelors Degree Masters Degree PhD Degree

Refundable Charges
Tuition per semester, Full Time Resident $1,990.08 Undergraduate (12 - 18 credit hours) $2,078.73 Graduate (9 - 13 credit hours) Tuition per semester, Part Time Resident, per credit hour $165.84 Undergraduate $230.97 Graduate Fees and Deposits $6.00 $1.00 Variable $4.50 $77.64 $38.81 $68.46 $34.23 $6.50 $20.00 $100.00 $200.00 Tuition per semester, Full Time Non-Resident $6,470.76 Undergraduate (12 - 18 credit hours) $6,876.18 Graduate (9 - 13 credit hours) Tuition per semester, Part Time Non-Resident, per credit hr $539.23 Undergraduate $764.02 Graduate

Auxiliaries Fee (per credit hour) Institute Activities Fee (per credit hour) Laboratory Usage Fee Sports Activity Fee (per credit hour) Student Activity Fee, Undergraduate, 7 credit hours or more Student Activity Fee, Undergraduate, 6 credit hours or less Student Activity Fee, Graduate, 7 credit hours or more Student Activity Fee, Graduate, 6 credit hours or less Student Center Fee (per credit hour) Wireless Service Fee (per semester) Room Reservation/Damage Deposit Housing Deposit (Student Family Housing) Meal Plan Charges per semester, 2009-2010 school year $1,590.00 250 block meal plan + 25 Tech dollars $1,516.00 200 block meal plan + 25 Tech dollars $1,415.00 175 block meal plan + 50 Tech dollars $1,362.00 150 block meal plan + 75 Tech dollars

Housing Charges per semester, 2009-2010 school year $1,261.00 Room (double occupancy per person) $1,630.00 Room (single occupancy) $1,937.00 Guest House $2,096.00 Four bedroom apartment, furnished $2,244.00 Two bedroom apartment, furnished $2,878.00 Family Housing

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Graduate Students
Anygraduatestudentwhoregistersfor9to13 credithourspaysfulltuition.Additionaltuitionforall hourscarriedabove13credithourswillbechargedat thesemesterhourlyrateforresidentsornonresidents asapplicable.Graduatestudentsregisteringforfewer thanninecredithourspaytuitionatthesemester hourlyrates.

Undergraduate Costs per Semester


Resident $1,990.08 $313.64 $664.00 NonResident $6,470.76 Tuition $313.64 $664.00

(based on 12-18 credit hours) Student fees (est. total based on 12 cr hrs) Personal expenses (estimated total)

$2,623.00 $433.00 $6,023.72

$2,623.00 Roomandboard(doubleroom,150+75 TechDollarmealplan) $433.00 Booksandsupplies(estimated) TotalEstimatedMinimum CostsperSemester $10,504.40

Auditors, Special Students, and Senior Citizens


Studentswhoauditcourses(thosewhoenrollin oneormorecoursesfornocredit)paythesametuition andfeesascreditstudents. Specialstudents,asclassifiedbytheAdmission OfficeorRegistrar,payrequiredtuitionandfeesper credithour.Specialstudentsmaynotregisterformore thansixcredithourspersemester.Nonresident tuitioniswaivedforspecialstudentsenrolledforno morethansixcredithours. Thenondegreeseekingstudentwhohasa bachelorsdegreeisregardedbyNewMexicoTechasa SpecialGraduateStudent.SpecialGraduateStudents willbechargedtuitionatundergraduateratesfor coursesnumberedlessthan300andgraduatetuition forallcoursesnumbered300andabove. Tuitionforstudents65orolderis$5.00percredit hourandmustberequestedattimeofregistration. Applicablefeesmustalsobepaid.

Graduate Costs per Semester


Resident $2,078.73 $232.46 $664.00 NonResident $6,876.18 Tuition $232.46 $664.00

(based on 9-13 credit hours) Student fees (est. total based on 9 cr hrs) Personal expenses (estimated total)

$2623.00 $433.00 $6,031.19

$2,623.00 Roomandboard(doubleroom,150+75 TechDollarmealplan) $433.00 Booksandsupplies(estimated) TotalEstimatedMinimum CostsperSemester $10,828.64

The student should add travel costs and laboratory and special fees where applicable. Tuition, fees, and charges for room and board are subject to legislative and administrative change at any time. Charges for damage to property beyond normal wear and tear may be levied at the discretion of Tech. Acompletelistofpossiblechargesandanexplanationof eachappearsonthenextpages.Schedulesoutliningrefund proceduresfollow.Allchargesaredueandpayableonor beforeregistrationorwhenevertheyareincurred(page61).

Residency
YouareconsideredaresidentofNewMexicoif yourparentsorlegalguardiansareresidentsofNew Mexico. Ifyouareover18yearsofage,youmaybecomea legalresidentofNewMexicowhileattendingNew MexicoTech.Seepage78forinformationonchanging yourresidency. NonresidentalienscannotobtainNewMexico residency. Withtheexceptionofgraduatestudentsemployed asteachingorresearchassistants,international studentsdonotqualifyforinstatetuition.

Tuition
Undergraduate Students
Anyundergraduatewhoregistersfor12to18credithours paysfulltuition.Additionaltuitionforallhourscarriedabove 18credithourswillbechargedatthesemesterhourlyratefor residentsornonresidentsasapplicable.Studentsregisteredfor 11credithoursorlesspaytuitionatthesemesterhourlyrates.

Navajo Residency

RegisteredmembersoftheNavajoTribewho resideanywherewithintheNavajoNationare consideredNewMexicoresidentsfortuitionpurposes.

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Refunds
Tuition and Applicable Fees, Fall and Spring Semesters
Thestudentwhodropsallfallandspringclassesat NewMexicoTechpriorto5p.m.onthethirdFriday afterclassesbeginwillreceivearefundaccordingto thefollowingschedule: Refund of tuition and fees Registrationweek(days1through5) 100% Days6through12 75% 70% Days13through19 Days20andbeyond 0% Thestudentwhodropssome,butnotall,classes (reductioninclassload)priorto5p.m.onthethird Fridayafterclassesbeginwillreceivea100%refundfor theclassesdropped. AfterthethirdFridayafterclassesbegin: Norefundsaremadetostudentswhowithdraw fromanyorallfallorspringclassesafterthethird Fridayafterclassesbegin.

Tuition and Applicable Fees, Summer Semester


Priorto5p.m.onthefirstFridayaftersummerclasses begin Thestudentwhodropsanyorallsummerclasses atNewMexicoTechpriorto5p.m.onthefirstFriday afterclassesbeginwillreceivea100%refund. AfterthefirstFridayafterclassesbegin Norefundsaremadetostudentswhowithdraw fromanyorallsummerclassesafterthefirstFriday afterclassesbegin. FinancialAidImplications Studentreceivingfinancialaidwhowithdrawfrom allclassesaresubjecttoaReturnofTitleIVFunds policy,whichreturnsfundstothefinancialaid programs.Forfurtherinformation,seeReturnofTitle IVFunds,page44. Room(ApartmentorResidenceHall) CancellationPolicy Allrefundsarebaseduponthestudentbeingformally releasedfromthehousingagreement. The$150RoomReservation/DamageDeposit

servesasbothareservationfeeandcontractual guarantee.Refundsaremadeasfollows: Thestudentmaycancelhisorheragreement withoutpenaltybyJune1forthefallsemester, December1forthespringsemester,andMay1for thesummersemester. Thestudentwhocancelshisorheragreementafter theabovedatesbutbeforethebeginningoftheterm willbechargeda$250feeforbreakingthecontract. TheRoomReservation/DamageDepositwillbe releasedintothestudentsaccount. Thestudentwhocancelshisorheragreementafter thebeginningofthetermwillreceivearefundbased onthefollowingschedule: 70% duringthefirstweekoftheterm 60% duringthesecondweekoftheterm 50% duringthethirdweekoftheterm 40% duringthefourthweekoftheterm 30% duringthefifthweekoftheterm 0% duringandafterthesixthweekofthe term TheRoomReservation/DamageDepositwillbe releasedintothestudentsaccount. Studentswithextenuatingcircumstancesfor cancelingtheresidencehallagreementmustrequest,in writingtotheResidentialLifeOffice,awaiverofthe feechargedforbreakingthecontractand/orwaiverof therefundschedule.

Board

Should a student cancel before or during the third week of the Residence Hall Term (regardless of where they live), the student will be charged for the number of weeks he/she has been on the board plan (half weeks will be rounded up to the following full week) and will be refunded the rest of the board fee. After the third week of the Residence Hall Term (regardless of where they live), the student will not be refunded any portion of the board plan and may continue to use the board plan. Youmaynotmakeanychangestoyourboardplan afterthefirstFridayafterregistrationeachsemester. Studentswithextenuatingcircumstancesfor cancelingtheroomandboardagreementmustrequest, inwritingfromtheResidentialLifeOffice,awaiverof contractbreakfeeand/orwaiverofrefundschedule.

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Payment of Fees
1) Tuitionandfeesarenotdeferrable.Theymustbe paidbyregistration.Exceptforworkstudy, financialaidthathasbeenawardedtoyouwillbe creditedtoyouraccountatthistime. 2) Studentswithdelinquentaccountswillnotbe allowedtoregisterforanewsemester. 3) Paymentforbookstoremerchandisemustbemade infullatthetimeofpurchase.(Thebookstore acceptsmostmajorcreditcards.) 4) Roomandboardmaybepaidonadeferred paymentplanonlyifastudenthasfilledouta deferredpaymentform.Thisformmaybepicked upattheStudentAccountsOffice,locatedatthe JosephA.FidelCenter.Requestformsshouldbe returnedpriortoregistration.Thefeeis$25. Thedeferredpaymentscheduleis: a) Onethirdofroomandboardisdueat registration. b) Secondonethirdisduesixweeksafter registration. c) Finalonethirdisdue12weeksafter registration. 5)Studentswhoseaccountsarenotpaidinfullbythe duedateorwhohavenotmadealternate arrangementswiththeStudentAccountsOffice aresubjecttopermanentlossofacademiccredit, aswellasdisenrollmentfromallclasses. StudentshavetherighttoappealtotheDeanof Studentsinwritingnolaterthanoneweek(five workingdays)beforethefinalpaymentdate. 6)Acheckwillautomaticallybeissuedtostudentswith acreditbalanceof$100ormore.Refundchecks willbeissuedtwiceduringregistrationweek (actualdayswillbedeterminedonasemesterby semesterbasis)andeveryFridayafternoon thereafter.Studentswhohaveacreditbalanceof lessthan$100mustrequesttherefundatthe StudentAccountsoffice.Checkswillbeheldat theCashierswindowforpickupbythestudent. Acurrent,validstudentIDmustbepresented. 7)Allfinancialaidincludingscholarships,loans,and grantsisappliedduringthesemesterinwhichit isawarded.Aidcannotbeappliedretroactively. 8)RentforStudentFamilyHousingmustbepaidin advance.Studentswithdelinquenthousing accountsmaybeaskedtovacatecampus residences. 9)Telephonechargesmustbepaidbythetenthofthe month,orservicemaybeterminated.

Definitions of Fees
Admission Fee

AnAdmissionFeeispayablewhentheapplicantis admittedandensuresthestudentsinclusioninthe registrationprocedures.Thefeeisnotrefundable.

Application Fee
EachstudentapplyingforadmissiontoNew MexicoTechmustsubmitanapplicationfeefor undergraduateorgraduateadmission.This nonrefundablefeemustbereceivedbeforethe applicationcanbeprocessed.

Auxiliary Services Fee


Thisfeedefraysexpensesofvariousauxiliary servicesonthecampus,includingtheSwimCenter, MaceyCenter,GolfCourse,ChildrensCenter,and StudentActivityCenter.

Challenge Examination Fee


Specialorchallengeexaminationsmustbe arrangedinadvanceandafeepersemesterhouris chargedforeach.

Computer Usage Fee


TheTechComputerCenterchargesabasicfeeto eachstudentwhousesthemachines.Additionalfees forfilestoragespaceandprintoutsbeyondthe minimumwillalsobecharged.

Deferred Payment Plan Fee


Afeeischargedtostudentswhoqualifyfora deferredpaymentplancoveringroomandboard.One thirdofthetotalamountisdueatregistrationandthe balanceisdueinaccordancewithaschedulesetbythe BusinessOffice.Studentswillnotbeallowedtoregister foranewsemesteruntiltheiraccountsarepaidinfull fortheprevioussemester.Studentswhohave delinquentaccountsaresubjecttoadministrative withdrawalofcurrentregistrationandlossofcredits forthesemester.

Graduation, Thesis, and Dissertation Fees


Whencandidatesfortheassociatesorbachelors degreefiletheircandidacydeclaration,theypaya graduationfeetocoverthecostofdiploma,cap,gown, andminiaturediploma.Studentscompletingthe mastersanddoctoraldegreesarechargeddesignated graduationfees.

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I.D. Card Replacement


Afeeischargedforthereplacementofabrokenor loststudentidentificationcard.

Institute Activities Fee


TheInstituteActivitiesFeeprovidesabaseforthe supportofstudentsocialandculturalactivitiesand correspondingfacilities.

Late Registration Fee

Studentswhofailtoregisterduringthedesignated periodarechargedalatefee.Thisstipulationappliesto allregularundergraduateandgraduatestudents. Specialstudentsarenotchargedthisfee.

atthebeginningandendofeachsemesterwhenmost studentsareawayfromthecampus.Thestudentmay onlyoccupytheroomduringbreakperiodsupon paymentofanadditionalfeeandwhenTechoffers interimhousing.Thehallsaregenerallyclosedbetween fallandspringsemestersandmaybeclosedatother timesbetweentermswhenconditionswarrant. AltamiranoApartments,DesertWillowApartments, MountainSpringsApartments,andGuestHouse remainopenduringsemesterbreaks.Schedulesfor residencehallsanddiningfacilitiesarepublishedatthe beginningofeachresidenceperiod.

Room Reservation/Damage Deposit


ARoomReservation/DamageDepositisrequired beforehousingwillbeassigned.Thedepositwillbe refundedunderthefollowingconditions: 1) Thestudenthasbeendeclaredacademically ineligibletoenter,continue,orreturntoNew MexicoTech. 2) ThetermofthestudentsRoomandBoard Agreementhasbeencompleted(i.e.,thestudenthas remainedintheResidenceHalltheentireacademic year),andnodamagehasbeennoted. Ifthestudenthasfilledoutthenecessary paperworktoensurehimself/herselfaroomforthe semesterbutcancelstheroomreservationordoesnot showupforcheckinbythefirstdayofclasses,the studentissubjecttotheRoomCancellationPolicy (page60).Ifastudentisunabletocheckinbythefirst dayofclasses,heorshemustrequest,inwriting,to havetheroomsetasideforaspecificday.Thisspecific dayshouldnotexceedaweekfromthefirstweekof classes.

Late Validation Fee

Studentswhofailtovalidatetheirregistrationon thedayofregistrationarechargedalatevalidationfee. Studentswhoregisterlateandwhodonotvalidate theirregistrationthatdaywillalsobecharged.Thisfee appliestoallregularundergraduateandgraduate students.Specialstudentsarenotchargedthisfee.

Orientation Fee
Afeeischargedfornewstudentorientation.

Readmission Fee
AfeeischargedforprocessingreadmissiontoTech.

Room and Board


RoomandboardarechargedthroughtheResidential LifeOffice.Thetotalamountvariesdependingupon thetypeofroomoccupancyandmealcontract.The baserateiscalculatedfordoubleoccupancyofroom with150blockmealplan.Othermealplansare available.Atanadditionalcharge,singleoccupancyis offeredwhenspacepermits.Studentsmustsupplyall linens,includingamattresspadprotector.More informationisprovidedinthehousingagreement, whichmustbeexecutedforeachacademicyear. Thesemesterchargeforroomandboarddoesnot includemealsduringrecessesnorduringthefewdays

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Sports Activities Fee

Withdrawal Fee

Thisfeeischargedeachsemesterinsupportofthe intramuralsprogramandcorrespondingfacilities. AllstudentspayaStudentActivitiesFeeeach semester.Thefundscollectedaredisbursedtothe studentorganizationsandactivitiesaccordingtoa budgetpreparedbytheStudentAssociationand approvedbytheadministration.

Studentswhowithdrawfromaclassorclasses afterregistrationclosesmustpayawithdrawalfeefor everywithdrawalauthorizationform.

Student Activities Fee

Tech Dollars
TechDollarsarethesameascashandmaybeused forthepurchaseofdrinks,snacks,togoitems,andall menuitemssoldintheFire&IceCoffeeShop.Asan example,ifyouhave75TechDollarsafterthepurchase of$3worthoffooditemstheremainingbalancewould be72TechDollars.TechDollarsapplytoonesemester onlyandmaynotbecarriedovertothenextsemester. NoRefundswillbegivenforTechDollars.Attheend ofeachsemesterTechDollarsremaininginastudents accountwillbezeroedout.

Student Center Fee


AStudentCenterFeeprovidesmoniestoamortize andsupporttheJosephA.FidelCenter.

Transcript Fee
Studentsareentitledtooneofficialtranscriptof theiracademicrecordswithoutchargeperlifetime.A feeischargedforfurthercopies.Freeunofficial transcriptsareavailabletocurrentlyenrolledstudents. Unofficialtranscriptsarenotissuedbetweensemesters.

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Undergraduate Student Status


Regular Students
Undergraduatestudentswhoarepursuinga degreeprogramareclassifiedasregularstudents.Full timeregularstudentsarethosewhoenrollfor12or morecredithoursduringthefallandspringsemesters; parttimeregularstudentsarethosewhoenrollfor fewerthan12credithours.(Thisdesignationdoesnot applytograduatingseniors.)Thesestudentsshallbe subjecttothefollowing: Parttimestudentswillbeeligibleforfinancialaid onlyinproportiontotheircourseloadsandwill besubjecttorestrictionsimposedbyfederaland/ orstateguidelines. Inordertomaintainsatisfactoryprogressand remainingoodstanding,theparttimestudent mustmeetthesamestandardsasfulltimeregular students.

Veterans
TheVeteransAdministrationrequiresstudentson theGIBilltocarryaminimumof12credithours(6 credithoursinsummer)toqualifyforfullbenefits. Theminimumcredithoursmustapplytowardthe studentsdegreerequirements.PhysicalRecreation (PR),FineArts(FA),andCommunityCollege (designatedbytheletterCinthecoursenumber) coursesdonotcounttowardtheminimumcredithours forveterans. If,forsomereason,thestudentdesirestodrop acourseduringthesemesterthatwouldbringtheload below12credithours,permissionmustfirstbe obtainedfromthestudentsacademicadvisor.NMTs VARepresentativemustbenotifiedthatthestudentis droppingfromfulltimeenrollmentatthetimethe changeofprogramcardisreturnedtotheOfficeofthe Registrar. FurtherinformationcanbeobtainedfromtheVA Representative,locatedinCramerHall,Office119.

Classification of Regular Students

Change of Student Status


Special to Regular Status
Tochangefromspecialtoregularstudentstatus, thestudentmustmeetallregulationsgoverning regularadmissionandmustsubmitanApplication for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship through the Admission Office. Students admitted under special status, who do not otherwise qualify for regular admission, may apply to the Admission Office for regular status after successful completion of 30 credit hours at Tech. SeeApplyingforAdmission,page33,for application deadlines.

Undergraduate students are classified by the number of credit hours they have completed: Freshman 0to29credithours Sophomore 30to59credithours Junior 60to89credithours Senior 90credithoursandabove

Special (Non-Degree) Students


Studentswhoarenotpursuingadegree programareclassifiedasspecialstudents.While specialstudentsarefreetochooseaprogrambest suitedtomeettheirindividualneeds,theyareexpected tomeettheprerequisiteorcorequisiterequirementsfor acourse.Specialundergraduatestudentsmayenroll fornomorethansixcredithourspersemester.Special studentsmustchangetoregularstatusinorderto graduate.(SeeChangeofStudentStatus,page64.)

Regular to Special Status


Aregularstudentwhoisnolongerpursuinga degreeprogrammaypetitiontochangetospecial studentstatusattheOfficeoftheRegistrar.

Transfer Students
Studentsingoodacademicstandingatother collegesanduniversities(2.0minimumGPA)are eligiblefortransferadmissiontoNewMexicoTech. Creditstakenatanotherinstitutionwillbeevaluated andtransferredonacoursebycoursebasis.Seepage 38forinformationonhowtoapplyforadmissionand transferofcredit.

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Registration
[Contact:OfficeoftheRegistrar,NewMexicoTech, 801LeroyPlace,Socorro,NM87801;575.835.5133;fax: 575.835.6511;registrar@admin.nmt.edu]

Registering for Courses


Regularstudentscanregisteronlineathttp:// banweb.nmt.edu.Youmustobtainyouralternate PINfromyouradvisorbeforeregistering. Instructionsforregisteringonlinecanbefoundatthe registrarswebpage,www.nmt.edu/registraroffice. Specificdaysaresetasideforregistration(see AcademicCalendar).Youmayregisteronlinethrough thesecondFridayofinstructionorinpersonthrough thethirdFridayofinstruction,butyouwillbecharged alateregistrationfee.Registrationafterthisperiodwill dependuponthemeritsofeachindividualcase. Schedulesofcourseofferings,withtimeandplace ofmeetingandthenameoftheinstructorincharge,are availableathttp://banweb.nmt.edubeforethe registrationperiodofeachsemesterorsummersession. Hardcopiesofthecourseofferingsareavailableby requestattheRegistrarsOffice. Acoursemaybecancelledifdemandorresources areinsufficient.Studentsareencouragedtodiscuss withtheiradvisorstheirinterestincoursesnot currentlyoffered. Youmustbeenrolledinaclasstoattendthatclass. Studentsmaynotsitinonaclassforwhichtheyare notregisteredatNewMexicoTech.

Orientation

Orientationforincomingstudentsbeginsthe transitiontoNewMexicoTechand,forsome,toliving awayfromhome.Youllhaveachancetomeetother students,tourthecampus,talktofacultyandstaff, meetwithyouradvisorandsetupyoursemester schedule. Orientationisheldatthebeginningofeach semesterandsummersession.Afeeischarged.

Math Placement
Mathematicsisthebackboneofallcourseworkat NewMexicoTech,andtheselectionofyourinitial mathcoursesiscriticaltoyoursuccessatTech. PlacementisdeterminedbyyourACT/SATmathscore ortheoptionalmathplacementtest,describedbelow.
ACTMathScore 20orlower 21to23 SATMathScore 490orbelow 500to550 InitialMathCourse MATH101 MATH103(1stsemester, 104secondsemester) MATH103and104 (concurrently) MATH104 MATH131

Validation

24to25 26to29 30orhigher

560to580 590to660 670orhigher

Youmustsettleyourfinancialstatus(validate) withtheNMTechBusinessOfficebeforeyoucan completeregistration.

Prerequisites and Corequisites


Somecourseshaveprerequisites,coursesyoumust successfullycompletebeforeenrollinginthatcourse. Exceptionscanbemadewiththeinstructorsapproval. Ifyouenrollinacourseinwhichyoudonothavethe prerequisiteswithouttheinstructorspermission,you maybedisenrolled. Corequisitesarecoursesthatshouldbetaken duringthesamesemester. Prerequisitesandcorequisitesaredeterminedby thecurrentcatalogineffectduringthetimethatthe courseisoffered.

YoumayalsoenrollinMATH131(Calculusand AnalyticGeometryI)if: 1) Youaretransferringcollegecreditincollege algebraandtrigonometry. 2) Youhaveearneda3orhigherontheAdvanced Placement(AP)CalculusABexamora3or higherontheABsubscoreoftheCalculusBC exam. Anoptionalmathplacementtest,whichcovers algebraandtrigonometry,isavailabletostudentswho scorebelow30ontheACTmathtestorreceivedbelow 670ontheSATmathematicstest.Waiversinto100 levelmathclassesarenotgranted.Youmusttakethe mathplacementexamifyouwanttoenrollinany mathclassotherthanthoselistedaboveforyourACT orSATmathscore.

Academic Advising
Academicadvisingisoneofthemostimportant keystoastudentssuccess.Academicadvising providesthestudentwiththenecessaryinformation aboutcoursesanddegreerequirements,butmore importantly,theacademicadvisorservesasamentor asthestudentexploresthedisciplineanddevelopshis orherprofessionalidentity.Theadvisingsystemis

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thefirstweekofasummersession.Duringthefirst threeweeksofthesemester,astudentmaydropaclass withoutpenalty,andthecoursewillnotappearonthe permanentrecord.Afterthethirdweekofclassesina fallorspringsemesterorthefirstweekofasummer session,thestudentmustfileaWithdrawal AuthorizationFormandpaythewithdrawalfee.The gradeWwillappearonthestudentspermanent record.Astudentmaynotwithdraw(W)fromaclass afterthetenthweekofafallorspringsemester,orthe fifthweekofasummersession.Youmaychangeto auditorS/Uuptotheendofthetenthweekofthe semesterorthefifthweekofthesummersession.

Repeating a Class
Acomputablegradeisagradewithanumerical equivalent:A,A,B+,B,B,C+,C,C,D+,D,orF.A noncomputablegradeisagradewithnonumerical equivalent:SA,UA,S,orU.Seepage67fornumerical equivalentsofgrades. Ifyoureceived Then

Registration Fees
Late Registration Fee

Studentswhofailtoregisterduringthedesignated periodarechargedalatefee.Thisstipulationappliesto allregularundergraduateandgraduatestudents. Specialstudentsarenotchargedthisfee.

Late Validation Fee

Studentswhofailtovalidatetheirregistrationon thedayofregistrationarechargedalatevalidationfee. Studentswhoregisterlateandwhodonotvalidate theirregistrationthatdaywillalsobecharged.Thisfee appliestoallregularundergraduateandgraduate students.Specialstudentsarenotchargedthisfee.

Proof of Insurance
Regularfullorparttimestudentsmustshow proofofvalidhealthandhospitalizationinsurance withanotherU.S.basedinsurancecompanybefore registeringforclassesforthefirsttime.Studentsare responsiblefornotifyingtheStudentHealthCenterof anychangesintheirmedicalinsurance. Studentwhodonothavecoverageunderanother insuranceplancanpurchaseinsuranceat www.StudentResources.com.

Changes in Registration
Astudentmaychangehis/herprogrambyfilinga ChangeofRegistrationformwiththeRegistrar.No classesmaybeaddedafterthethirdFridayfollowing thebeginningofclassesofafallorspringsemesteror

A,A,B+,B,B C+,C,orS C,D+,D,orF SA,UA,orU IN(incomplete)

Youmaynotrepeatthe classforagradeorcreditunless thecoursedescriptionspecifically saysyoumay. Youmayrepeattheclass foranewlettergrade andcredit.(Youmay notrepeatonanS/U basis.)Thenewgrade willreplacetheoldgrade incalculationofyour GPA,evenifthenew gradeislower.Ifyou receiveanF,youwill receive 0credithours forthecourse,evenif youpreviouslyreceived credit.Youmaynot repeattheclassatan institutionotherthan NewMexicoTech. Youmayrepeatthecoursefora gradeandcredit.Ifyourepeata courseinwhichyoureceivedaU, youmusttakeitforacomputable grade. Youmustcompletetheclass withinthetimeagreeduponwith theinstructor.Donot registerfortheclassagain.This isnotconsideredarepeat.

Theoldgradewillcontinuetoappearonyour

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transcript,butonlythenewgradewillbecalculatedin yourGPA.Studentsmaynotrepeatcoursesatother institutions.

Academic Policies
[Contact:OfficeoftheRegistrar,NewMexicoTech, 801LeroyPlace,Socorro,NM87801;575.835.5133;fax: 575.835.6511;registrar@admin.nmt.edu]

Withdrawing from a Course


(SeealsoWithdrawalwithoutPrejudice,page69.) YoumaywithdrawandreceivethegradeofW fromacourseuntilthetenthweekduringthefallor springsemester(orthefifthweekinthesummer session).Talkingwithyourinstructorandadvisor aboutyourprogressatmidtermwillhelpyoumake thisdecision.Otheroptionsinclude: ChangetoSatisfactory/Unsatisfactory(S/U), whichwillnotaffectyourGPA.(Thisoptionis onlyavailableforstudentswhohavesuccessfully completed30ormorecredithours.) ChangetoAudit.(Seepage70forinformationon bothS/Uandauditgrades.)Youarerequiredto filetheappropriateformwiththeOfficeofthe Registrarinordertowithdrawfromacourseor changetoS/UorAudit.

Grading System
Agradeisreportedforeachcourseinwhicha studenthasenrolledtoindicatethequalityof performanceinthatcourse.Thegradingsystemusedat NMTechisasfollows: GradePoints Grade PerSem.Hr A 4.00 A 3.67 B+ 3.33 B 3.00 B 2.67 C+ 2.33 C 2.00 C 1.67 D+ 1.33 D 1.00 F 0.00 S Satisfactory(Corbetter) n/a U Unsatisfactory(D+orworse) n/a SA SatisfactoryAudit n/a UA UnsatisfactoryAudit n/a IN Incomplete n/a W WithdrawalWithoutPrejudice n/a NR NoReport n/a NG NoGrade n/a OG Ongoing n/a AnIprecedingagradeindicatesthatthestudent originallyreceivedanIncomplete(IN)inthecourse. Thegradepointsawardedareidenticaltothosegrades notprecededbyanI. GradePointAverage(GPA) ThetotalsemesterhoursinwhichgradesofA,A, B+,B,B,C+,C,C,D+,D,andFhavebeenreceivedat thisinstitutiondividedintothecorrespondingtotal gradepointsearnedisthestudentscumulativegrade pointaverage(GPA)(seepage9).Likewise,the studentsGPAforanytimeperiodisfoundbydividing thecredithoursinwhichgradesotherthanS,U,SA,or

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UAwerereceivedintothetotalgradepointsearned duringthatperiod.ThestudentsGPAindicates scholasticstanding.Resultsofchallengeexaminations shallnotbeincludedinthestudentsclassloadforthe semesterinwhichtheexamistaken.


Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory(S/U) Aftercompleting30credithours,anystudentin goodstandingmaytakeuptoatotalof18credit hoursonanS/Ubasisinundergraduatecoursesnot normallygradedS/U.(Transfercreditsfromother institutionsarenotincludedinthe18hour maximum.)Coursesmaynotbetakeninthismanner withoutconsentofthestudentsmajordepartment andthedepartmentinwhichthecourseistaken. ApprovalfortheS/Ugradebasismustbeobtained withinthefirsttenweeksofclasses.Decisionsmadeat thattimeforeitherlettergradeorS/Ugrade evaluationmaynotbesubsequentlychanged. StudentswhoreceiveagradeofSwillreceivecredit forthecourse.StudentswhoreceiveagradeofUwill notreceivecreditforthecourse.Specialstudents musthavesuccessfullycompleted30ormorecredit hourstoregisterforcoursesonS/Ubasisunlessthe courseisofferedS/Uonly. Incomplete(IN) Anincomplete(IN)maybegiveninlieuofa gradewhencircumstancesbeyondastudentscontrol havepreventedcompletingasignificantportionofthe workofacoursewithintheallottedtime.The studentsperformanceinthecoursemustotherwise besatisfactory.Studentsmustnotregisterfora courseinwhichtheyreceivedanIN.Anincomplete mayberemovedinamannerandwithinthetime determinedbytheinstructorconcerned.Atthe completionofthecourse,thestudentwillreceivethe appropriategradeprecededbyanItoindicatethe originalincompletestatusofthecourse.Thegrade pointsawardedareidenticaltothosegradesnot precededbyanI. Anincompletemaynotbecontinuedbeyondone yearfromtheendoftheterminwhichtheINis awarded.FailureofthestudenttoremovetheINby thatdatewillresultinanautomaticgradeofF.Inno casecananINbecomeawithdrawal(W).

NoReport(NR) Thesis(numbered591),independentstudy(590), ordissertation(595)courseswillbegradedwithanS onlyuponfulfillmentofgraduatedegree requirements.Priortocompletion,thesecourseswill beawardedNRifperformanceforthatsemesteris acceptableorUifperformanceisunacceptable. NoGrade(NG) Nogradewasissuedbytheinstructor.Thisisa temporarygradewhichwillbereplacedbytheactual gradewhenitisreported. Ongoing(OG) Gradesforcoursesthatcontinuethroughout severalsemestersaregradeduponcompletionofthe course.ThegradeofOGisassigneduntilthecourse iscompleted,atwhichtimethegradewillbe replacedbytheappropriateregulargradeaslisted above. Withdraw(W) Astudentmaynotwithdraw(W)fromaclass afterthetenthweekofafallorspringsemester,or thefifthweekofasummersession.AWcanonlybe assignedafterconsultingwiththeinstructorand completingandsubmittingtheappropriateformto theOfficeoftheRegistrar(seeChangesin Registration,page66).Undernocircumstancescan aninstructorassignaWinacourse.

Change of Grade
Theinstructorofacoursehastheresponsibility foranygradereported.Onceagradehasbeen reportedtotheOfficeoftheRegistrar,itmaybe changedonlyinthecaseofclericalerror.The instructorwhoissuedtheoriginalgrademustsubmit inwritingthereasonsforthechange.Thechangeof grademustalsobeapprovedbythedepartment chair. Changesingrademustbemadewithinfive weeksafterthestartofthenextsemester,exceptfor extenuatingcircumstances.

Grade Appeal Procedure

Studentsseekinggradechangesmustspeakfirst withtheinstructor,nextwiththedepartmentchair, andfinallywiththeVicePresidentforAcademic Affairs.Agrademustbeappealednolaterthanthe endofthesemesterfollowingthesemesterinwhich thestudenttooktheclass.Allquestionscanbe referredtotheOfficeoftheRegistrar.

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Withdrawal without Prejudice (WO)


(SeealsoWithdrawingfromaCourse,page67.) Underextremelyunusualcircumstances(for example,seriousillnessordeathinthestudents immediatefamily),astudentmaypetitionfora withdrawalwithoutprejudice.Suchapetitionmustbe presentedinwritingwithsupportingdocumentation (i.e.,statementfromaphysician,obituary,etc.)before theendofthesemestertotheAssociateVicePresident forAcademicAffairsforreviewandconsideration. Studentsmaynotwithdrawwithoutprejudicefroma coursetheyarefailingduetoplagiarism,cheating,or otherdisciplinaryissues. Chargesfortuitionandfeesarenotalteredby suchawithdrawal.

Notification of Probation and Suspension


Notificationtothestudentofacademicprobation orsuspensionwillappearonthestudentsgradereport attheendofeachgradingperiod.Academicprobation andsuspensionwillappearonthestudentsofficial transcript.

Duration of Suspension
ThefirstsuspensionfromNewMexicoTechwillbe foroneregular(fallorspring)semester.Secondand subsequentsuspensionswillbeforonecalendaryear. Astudentsuspendedafterthefallsemesteris suspendedforthefollowingspringandsummer semesters.Astudentsuspendedafterthespring semesterissuspendedforthefollowingsummerand fallsemesters.Astudentsuspendedafterthesummer semesterissuspendedforthefollowingfallsemester.

Undergraduate Academic Probation and Suspension


Academic Regulations
Theacademicregulationshaveatwofoldpurpose:

Appeal of Suspension
Astudentwho,afterconferringwithhisorher advisor,feelsthatheorshehasbeenunjustifiably placedonsuspensionmayappealforachangeofstatus bywrittenpetitiontotheAcademicStandardsand AdmissionCommittee.Astudentmayappeal suspensionbypetitioningforreadmission(page35). PetitionsmustbesubmittedtotheOfficeofthe Registrarbyregistrationday,whentheAcademic StandardsandAdmissionCommitteemeets.

1) topreventthedissipationoftheresourcesandtime ofstudentswhofailtomakereasonableprogressin theiracademicprogramsatNewMexicoTech,and 2) tofacilitatethemaintenanceofhighacademic standardsatNewMexicoTech.

Academic Probation
AstudentwhosesemesterGPAfallsbelowthe minimumrequirementsneededforgoodstanding (page9)willbeplacedonacademicprobationforthe nextregularsemesterofenrollment.Studentsare continuedonprobationiftheywithdrawfromNew MexicoTechwhileonprobation.

Academic Honesty Policy


1. Introduction
NewMexicoTechhasanoutstandingacademic reputationandexcelsasateachingandresearch universityspecializinginareasofscience,engineering, andrelatedfields.Thisreputationiscontingentonan environmentofacademichonestyandintegrity. Indeed,theinstitutesmissionstatementrecognizes integrityasacorevaluealongwithcreativeexcellence, collegiality,service,andleadership.NewMexicoTech musthonorintegrityasafundamentalvalue. Dishonesty,cheating,andplagiarismhavenoplaceina respectedinstitutionofhighereducation.Butreal integritygoesfurtherthanthesenegatives.Integrity meanshavingthecouragetodefendthetruth,toact fairlyandhonestlyinallourendeavors,andtobe responsiblecitizensofthecommunity.(Seepage9.) Academicdishonestyisthereforeunacceptableand willnotbetoleratedatthisInstitute. Inthefollowing,theroleoftheAssociateVice PresidentforAcademicAffairspertainstocases

Academic Suspension
Studentswhofailtoachievetheminimum semesterGPAforasecondconsecutivesemesterwill beplacedonacademicsuspensionunlesstheir cumulativeGPAis2.0orbetter.Astudenton academicsuspensionisdeniedtheprivilegeof enrollingatNewMexicoTechforthespecifiedperiod oftime.Creditsearnedatanotherinstitutionduring theperiodofsuspensionatNewMexicoTechwill notbeacceptedfortransferatNewMexicoTech withoutpriorapproval.

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involvingundergraduatestudents.Whenagraduate studentisinvolved,theAssociateVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairswillworkinconjunctionwiththe GraduateDean.Thetermnumberofdaysshallmean thenumberofworkingdays.


2. Academic Dishonesty
Academicdishonestyisdefinedasanactofacademic fraud.Itcouldbeanyofthefollowing: cheating:theuseofunauthorizedmaterial duringatest,ortheactofcopyingfromanother student; plagiarism:theunauthorizeduseorusewithout propercitationofeithersomeonespublished work,unpublishedmaterialinsomeoneelses computerfilesormaterialderivedfromthe Internet; theft:anyformofunauthorizedprocurementof academicdocuments,e.g.,exams,student reports; falsification:anyformofillegalalterationof academicdocumentsforanypurposeincluding improperalterationofexperimentaldata obtainedinthelaboratory; impersonation:theactofpermittinganother persontosubstituteforoneselfatan examination; obstruction:interferencewithorsabotageofthe workofanyotherpersonthroughvandalismor theft; assistance:theactofhelpinganothertocommit fraudinanyoftheabovementionedways.

3. Fostering Academic Honesty


Theneedtofosteracademichonestyimposesa nexusofresponsibilitiesontheInstitute,itsstudents andfaculty. TheInstitute:TheInstitutesresponsibilityisto publishrelevantpolicies,ensurethatallsuch publicationsareconsistentwitheachother,and implementthepoliciesinaconsistentmanner. Students:Eachstudentsresponsibilityisto understandforeveryacademicassignmentwhatis expectedfromhim/herandwhatwouldindicate academicdishonesty. Faculty:Itistheresponsibilityoftheinstructorof acoursetoclearlyarticulateanyspecialcaseof academicdishonestythatisrelevanttothatcoursebut notcoveredinSection2above. Thefollowingrecommendationsareintendedto helpindischargingthoseresponsibilities.

RecommendationsfortheInstitute: Compileusefularticlesonacademichonestyand plagiarismandpublishthemontheWeb. Ensurethatgraduatestudents,whoaretypically engagedinlearning,teaching,andresearch, receiveguidanceaboutethicalissuesineach activity. Recommendationsforstudents: Attendallclasses;incaseaclassismissed,talkto theinstructorandfindoutaboutassignments givenandtopicscovered. Timemanagementiscrucial.Whenstudytimeis planned,thepossibilityoflastminutepanicis minimizedalongwiththeconsequenttemptation totakeunethicalshortcuts. Unlessexplicitlyprohibitedinacourse,sharing anddiscussingideaswithotherstudentsis encouragedasitcanfacilitatelearning.Butmake surethatyoudonotsharewhatyouturninfor individualassignments. Donotkeepopenbooksorcoursematerialinclose proximitytoyouwhileyoutakeatestunlessitis explicitlyallowed. Recommendationsforfaculty: Mentionthissectionofthecataloginyoursyllabus andinyourintroductorylecture. Inthesyllabusyouhandoutinthebeginningof thecourse,listanyspecialpoliciesrelevanttoyour course.Forexample,youcouldclarifywhatyou meanbyarestricteduseofaresourcelikethe Internet;youcouldsetguidelinesfornon standardassignmentslikegroupwork,fieldtrips, andungradedpapers.Furthermore,ifyoucould includethissyllabusinaWebpageforthecourse, itcouldbenefitstudentsaswellasotherfaculty.

4. Dealing with Incidents of Academic Dishonesty


Ifadishonestactionisdiscoveredby,orbrought totheattentionof,ateachingassistantassignedtoa course,he/sheshallplaytheroleofinstructoras describedbelowonlyifexplicitlyauthorizedbythe facultysupervisorofthatcourse;otherwise,the teachingassistantshallimmediatelyconveythe specificdetailstothefacultysupervisorwhowillfill thatrole.Thedepartmentchairorhis/herdesignated representativeshallsubstituteforanabsentfaculty supervisor.

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Whenacaseofacademicdishonestyisdetected,it istheinstructorsresponsibilityto(a)distinguish betweenaminorinfractionandamajorone,and(b)to takeactionappropriatetothisjudgmentofseverity. Forexample,amissedreferenceinanotherwisewell citedpapershouldbetreatedascarelessness;one unattributedremarkinanungradedpapershouldbe consideredminor.Ontheotherhand,copyinga substantialpartofatermpaperoffadocument availableontheInternetshouldbeconsideredamajor violation;falsificationoflaboratoryworkbyastudent engagedinresearchshouldalsobeconsideredmajor. Minorinfractionsrepeatedinspiteofwarnings maybetreatedasmajor. Threeclassesofactionsareavailabletothe instructor.Theinstructormay a) onlywarn,i.e.,issueawarningtothestudent(s) withoutanypenaltyingrades; b) onlypenalizetheassignmentinquestion,e.g., decreasethestudentsgradesforthatacademic work(perhapsazerofortheentireassignment orapartthereof)and/oraskthestudenttoredo theassignment;or c) penalizethecourse,i.e.,directlychangethe coursegrade,e.g.,dropalettergradeorassign anFforthecourse. Theinstructormustmakeeveryefforttodiscuss withthestudent(s)theviolationdetectedandany gradepenaltybeingimposed. Incases(b)and(c),theinstructormustwriteina memototheAssociateVicePresidentforAcademic Affairsthatthegradeforthecoursehasbeenaffected partlyorwhollybyanactofacademicdishonesty, specifythenatureoftheviolationandindicateits severity,givedetailsastotime,place,andpersons involved,provideanyavailablesupportingevidence, andstatethespecificgradepenaltyimposed.Further, theinstructormayrecommendinthememothatthe AssociateVicePresidentforAcademicAffairsshould imposeanappropriatedisciplinaryactiononthe student.Thetermdisciplinaryactionreferstoa penaltylistedunderDisciplinaryActioninSection6.4. TheAssociateVicePresidentforAcademicAffairs shallrespondtotheinstructorasoutlinedlaterinthis section.Ifthedishonestydoesnotinvolveanycourse, e.g.,whenastudentemployedunderanexternally

fundedresearchgrantfalsifieslaboratorydata,the facultysupervisormustwriteamemotothe AssociateVicePresidentforAcademicAffairsasin case(c)above. NotificationsfromtheInstructortotheAssociate VicePresidentforAcademicAffairsmustbesent withintendaysofthediscoveryofthedishonestyor bythedaywhenfinalgradesaredue,whicheveris earlier.

RecommendationsfortheFaculty: Gathersomeevidencefortheviolation,e.g., copiesofassignmentsexhibitingplagiarism,a witnessincaseofcheatingduringaninclassexam,a hardcopyofaplagiarizedWebpage. TheAssociateVicePresidentforAcademic Affairsresponsibilityistodecideontheimposition ofdisciplinaryaction,i.e.,whetherornotdisciplinary actionshouldbeimposedand,ifso,whichspecific penalty(listedinSection6.4)isappropriate.The AssociateVicePresidentforAcademicAffairswill followtheproceduresdescribedundertheAssociate VicePresidentforAcademicAffairsInvestigation (Section6.3)withthefollowingadditionsand clarifications: 1. Onreceivinganotificationofdishonesty,the AssociateVicePresidentforAcademicAffairs shalllookupthestudentsrecordofpast incidentsofdishonesty. 2. TheAssociateVicePresidentforAcademic Affairsshallconveytothestudentinvolved boththespecificchargemadebytheinstructor andthegradepenaltyimposed,informthe studentabouttheprovisionsofthispolicy,and givehim/heranopportunitytodiscussthe incidentwiththeAssociateVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairs. 3. Ifthecurrentincidenthasbeenjudgedminor bytheinstructorbutthestudenthasapast recordofdishonesty,theAssociateVice PresidentforAcademicAffairsshalldetermine whetherornotthistimetheinfractionshallbe treatedasmajor.Basedonthisdetermination, theAssociateVicePresidentforAcademic Affairsmayelecttoimposedisciplinaryaction. 4. Ifthecurrentincidenthasbeenjudgedmajorby

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theinstructor,theAssociateVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairsshalldecideontheimposition ofdisciplinaryactionafterconsideringthe instructorsrecommendation,theevidence presented,thestudentsaccountofthecase,and anyotherfacttheAssociateVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairsfindspertinent.Theabsenceof pastincidentsshallnotbeconstruedasa dilutionoftheseriousnessofamajorviolation. Forexample,agraduatestudentwhohas falsifiedresearchresultsshouldnotbetreated lenientlysolelybecauseitishis/herfirstincident ofacademicdishonesty. 5. TheAssociateVicePresidentforAcademic Affairsshallconsiderrequestsfromthestudent foradditionaltimetogatherevidence. 6. TheAssociateVicePresidentforAcademic Affairsshallnotifythestudentandtheinstructor whetherornotdisciplinaryactionisbeing imposedwithintendaysofthereceiptofthe instructorsnotificationorfivedaysfromtheend ofanyadditionaltimeperiodgrantedtothe student.

studentwishestoappealadisciplinaryaction imposedbytheAssociateVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairstheproceduresoftheAcademic DisciplinePolicydescribedinSection6andmodified belowmustbefollowed. Thestudentmayrequestahearingbeforethe StudentDisciplineCommittee;therequestmustbe madeinwritingtotheAssociateVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairs;anundergraduatestudentmust sendacopyoftherequesttotheStudentAssociation whileagraduatestudentmustsendacopytothe GraduateStudentAssociation;therequestmustbe madewithinfivedaysofthereceiptofthe notificationfromtheAssociateVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairs. TheprocedureslistedunderHearing(Section 6.6)shallapplywiththefollowingadditionsand exclusions.

Notificationsofincidentsofacademicdishonesty frominstructorsshallremaininthestudentsfilein theOfficeofAcademicAffairsinaccordancewith Section6.8. Annually,earlyintheFallsemester,theAssociate VicePresidentforAcademicAffairsshallpresentto theFacultySenatethenumberofinstancesof academicdishonestyreportedtothemalongwith theirbreakdownbycases(b)/(c)ofinstructor notifications,instructorrecommendationsof disciplinaryaction,categoriesofinfractions, disciplinaryactionsimposed,appeals,andtheir outcomes.Inaddition,theyshallcommunicateany observationsfromthePresidentregardingconflictsof thispolicywithanyothersothattheymaybe rectified.

5. Students Right to Appeal


Astudentwhofeelsstronglythatanacademic gradeisunjustcanpursuetheAcademicGrievance PolicydescribedinSection7.However,whenthe gradeinquestionisthedirectresultofaction(s)taken toaddressacademicdishonesty,asalsowhenthe

Additions TheAssociateVicePresidentforAcademic Affairsshallsubmittotheinstructor notificationplusanypreviousrecordsof academicdishonestyofthestudentasevidence beforetheStudentDisciplineCommittee. Theinstructorwhobroughtchargesof dishonestymaychoosetoactasawitness thoughhe/sheisnotrequiredtodoso. Ifthecommitteedecidesthatagradepenalty shouldbereversed,theinstructorshallbe requiredtosubmitafreshgradecomputedby removingthepenalty. Exclusions Ifnodisciplinaryactionisinvolved,i.e.,onlya gradepenaltyisbeingappealed,legalcounsel willnotbepermittedandnotaperecordingwill bemadeofthehearing. ThedecisionoftheStudentDiscipline Committeemaybeappealedasdescribedunder Appealofstudentdisciplinecommitteedecision (Section6.7)withthefollowingadditionsand exclusions. Additions Theinstructorwhobroughtchargesof academicdishonestymayappealthedecisionof theStudentDisciplineCommittee.

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TheVicePresidentforAcademicAffairsshall communicatethefinaloutcomeoftheappealto thestudent,theAssociateVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairs,andtheinstructorwho broughtchargesofacademicdishonesty.

Exclusions Ifnodisciplinaryactionisinvolved,i.e.,onlya gradepenaltyisinvolved,thedecisionofthe StudentDisciplineCommitteemaynotbe appealedunlessitwasbasedonatie. ThecompositionoftheStudentDiscipline CommitteeshallbeasdescribedunderStudent DisciplineCommittee(Section6.9)withthefollowing modification. Whentheappealisbyagraduatestudent,the ratioofundergraduatetograduatestudents shallbereversed,i.e.,thestudentmembersshall consistoftwomembersoftheGraduateStudent Associationandonealternatedesignatedbythe PresidentoftheGraduateStudentAssociation andonememberoftheSupremeCourtofthe StudentAssociationandonealternate(another memberoftheSupremeCourt).

6. Academic Discipline Policy


NewMexicoTechsAcademicDisciplinePolicy hastwoprimarypurposes.First,itisintendedto ensurethatthestudentchargedwithacademic honestyinfractionsisgranteddueprocessoflaw consistentwiththeprinciplesoftheUnitedStates Constitution.Dueprocessmeansafundamentallyfair procedurebaseduponreasonableprinciples impartiallyapplied.Second,thepolicyisintendedto educatethestudentinquestionregardingthe standardsofconductexpectedatNewMexicoTech andthroughoutsocietyasawhole.Theprocessisnot intendedtomimicagenuineadversarialcourt proceedingbutisbaseduponsoundjudicialpractices. StudentsviolatingAcademicHonestyPolicyare subjecttodisciplinaryactioninaccordancewiththe procedureslistedbelow.PleasenotethatStudent DisciplinePolicyregardingviolationsoftheGeneral CampusRules(i.e.,nonacademicinnature)is describedintheNewMexicoTechStudentHandbook

6.1BringingofCharges Chargesofacademicdishonestymustbein writing,mustspecifythenatureoftheviolation,and mustgivedetailsastotime,place,andpersons involved.Thisstatementmustbegiventothe AssociateVicePresidentforAcademicAffairswithin tendaysoftheincident(s)inquestion. 6.2NotificationofCharges StudentschargedwithviolationsofAcademic HonestyPolicymustbenotifiedinwritingby AssociateVicePresidentforAcademicAffairsofthe chargewithinfivedaysofthebringingofcharges. Thisnoticemustcontaintheparticularsspecifiedin thewrittenstatementofchargesandacopyofthis AcademicDisciplinePolicy. 6.3TheAssociateVicePresidentforAcademic AffairsInvestigation TheAssociateVicePresidentforAcademic Affairswillinvestigatethechargesandmayimpose disciplinarypenaltiesasstatedintheDisciplinary Actionsection.Theactiontakenshallconstitutethe AssociateVicePresidentforAcademicAffairs decision.Regardlessoftheactiontakenbythe AssociateVicePresidentforAcademicAffairs,the studenthastherightofhearingandappeal. 6.4DisciplinaryAction Astudentwhoisfoundtohaveviolated AcademicHonestyPolicymaybesubjecttooneor moreofthefollowingpenalties: Actionstakenbytheinstructorasdescribedin Section4 Disciplinaryprobation,nottoexceedonecalendar year(recordedinthestudentsfileintheOfficeof AcademicAffairs) Interimsuspension(seeInterimSuspension) Disciplinarysuspension,nottoexceedone calendaryear(recordedinthestudents permanentfileintheOfficeoftheRegistrar) Permanentdismissal(recordedinthestudents permanentfileintheOfficeoftheRegistrar) Otherdisciplinaryactionsdeemedappropriateto thespecificcase Ifnoneoftheabovepenaltiesisdeemed appropriate,astudentmaybegivenanoralor

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writtenwarningorstatementthatnodisciplinary actioniswarranted.Thedecisionwhetherornotto takeactionshallbelongtotheAssociateVice PresidentforAcademicAffairs.

6.5InterimSuspension Attimes,onthebasisofhis/herinvestigationinto chargesofviolationsoftheAcademicHonestyPolicy, theAssociateVicePresidentforAcademicAffairsmay concludethatitisnecessarytosuspendastudent immediately,priortoahearingonthematter.This maybethecasewhenthestudentinquestionis dangeroustohimselforherself,toothers,orto property.Undersuchcircumstances,theAssociate VicePresidentforAcademicAffairswiththe concurrenceoftheDeanofStudentsorinhis/her absence,apersondesignatedbytheInstitute President,mayimposeaninterimsuspensionpending writtennoticewithahearingtobesetatalaterdate. Aninterimsuspensionmaynotbeimposedunless itisbaseduponfactswhichclearlyshowthatthe studentscontinuedpresenceoncampusconstitutesa dangertothestudent,toothers,ortoproperty.An interimsuspensionmaynotbebaseduponmere suspicionofguilt.Anystudentsuspendedonan interimbasishastherighttoahearingbeforethe StudentDisciplineCommittee.Thestudent suspendedonaninterimbasismustpresentawritten requestforahearingtotheAssociateVicePresident forAcademicAffairs,withinfivedaysoftheeffective dateoftheinterimsuspension.Thehearingmustbe heldwithinfivedaysofthesuspendedstudents requestforahearingunlessthestudentcharged requestsadelay,inwhichcasethetimesspecifiedin thefollowingsectionshallapply. Theinterimsuspensionshallterminatewhenthe hearingisheld.TheAssociateVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairsmayimposeregulardisciplinary penaltiesatthispointintheproceedings. 6.6Hearing UponrequestbytheAssociateVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairsorbythestudentchargedand subjectedtodisciplinaryaction,thecasewillbeheard bytheStudentDisciplineCommittee.Requestsfora hearingbeforetheStudentDisciplineCommitteemust bepresentedinwritingtotheAssociateVicePresident forAcademicAffairswithinfivedaysoftheeffective

dateofthedisciplinaryaction. Thehearingisnotintendedtobeafullfledged adversarialproceeding:itisintendedtobeafair hearingwithampleopportunityforbothparties(the studentandtheInstitute)topresentthefacts.The InstitutewillberepresentedbytheAssociateVice PresidentforAcademicAffairs. Thefollowingproceduresshallapply: 1. Bothpartieswillbenotifiedofthedateofthe hearingatleastfivedayspriortothehearing (exceptinthecaseofinterimsuspension).In exceptionalcasestheStudentDiscipline Committeemaychoosetoholdthehearingat anearliertime,butonlywiththeexpress agreementofbothparties. 2. Bothpartiesshallbepermittedtoinspect,at least24hoursinadvanceofthehearing,any documentaryevidencewhichtheotherparty intendstosubmitatthehearing. 3. Thepartywhoischargedwithviolating AcademicHonestyPolicyisresponsiblefor presentinghisorhercase;advisors(including attorneys)canbepresentbutarenotpermitted topresentargumentsorevidenceinthe hearing. 4. Bothpartiesmayquestionanywitnesswho testifiesatthehearing. 5. Ataperecordingwillbemadeofthehearing.A moreformalrecordbyacourtreportermaybe arrangedbyeitherpartyattheirownexpense. 6. Thehearingshallbeprivateifsorequestedby thestudentcharged. 7. Thestudentchargedisnotrequiredtotestifyin his/herowndefenseandfailuretotestifyshall notbeheldagainstthestudent. 8. TheStudentDisciplineCommitteewillbaseits findingsanddecisionsolelyontheevidence presentedatthehearing. 9. TheStudentDisciplineCommitteeshallgivea writtencopyofitsfindingsanddecisiontothe partieswithinareasonableamountoftime.A copyofthefindingsanddecisionwillalsobe keptonfileintheOfficeofAcademicAffairs. 10. TheStudentDisciplineCommitteemayaffirm, reverseormodifythedecisionoftheAssociate VicePresidentforAcademicAffairs.The decisionoftheStudentDisciplineCommittee shallbefinalunlessappealedandreversedor modified.

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6.7AppealofStudentDisciplineCommittee Decision EitherthestudentchargedortheAssociateVice PresidentforAcademicAffairsmayappealthe decisionoftheStudentDisciplineCommittee.This appeal,whichmustbeinwriting,willbesenttothe VicePresidentofAcademicAffairsoftheInstitute withintendaysofthedateoftheStudentDiscipline Committeeswrittendecision.TheVicePresidentof AcademicAffairsreviewshallbelimitedtoareview oftherecordmadebeforetheStudentDiscipline Committee,includingalldocumentaryevidence,if any,admitted.However,theVicePresidentof AcademicAffairsmayallowsuchadditional testimonyand/ordocumentaryevidencetobe presentedtohim/herashe/shemay,athis/hersole discretion,determinenecessaryinordertoclarifythe factsand/ortherespectivepositionoftheparties.The VicePresidentofAcademicAffairsmayrecommend tothePresidentaffirmation,reversal,ormodification oftheStudentDisciplineCommitteesdecisiontothe President.Followingthis,thedecisionofthePresident shallbebinding.ShouldthePresidentbeapartyto thedispute,apersonselectedbytheRegentsshall performthedutiesassignedtothePresident.The decisionontheappealshallbereturnedinatimely manner. 6.8RecordsofDisciplinaryActionsandHearings 1.RecordsofviolationsofAcademicHonesty Policythatresultindisciplinaryactiontaken shallbekeptbytheOfficeofAcademicAffairs for10yearsafterthedateofactiontaken. 2.Recordsconcerningdisciplinaryactionswillbe retainedbytheOfficeofAcademicAffairsfor5 yearsafterthedateofthedisciplinaryaction taken. 3.Arecordofdisciplinarysuspensionwillremain inthestudentspermanentfileintheOfficeof theRegistrar. 4.Anystudentmayexaminehisorherownfile andmayrequestthatrecordsofdisciplinary actionberemovedanddestroyed.Suchrequests willbereviewedbytheAssociateVicePresident forAcademicAffairsandmustbehonoredifthe relevantperiodspecifiedinparagraphs1and2 abovehasexpired.

6.9StudentDisciplineCommittee 1.TheStudentDisciplineCommitteeshallhearcases ofstudentschargedwithviolationsof AcademicHonestyPolicyandsubjectto disciplinarypenaltiesifrequestedbyeitherthe studentchargedortheAssociateVicePresident forAcademicAffairs.Thecommitteewillthen makeitsdecisionfollowingahearingonthe matter. 2.TheStudentDisciplineCommitteeshallbe composedof: twomembersoftheSupremeCourtofthe StudentAssociationandonealternate(another memberoftheSupremeCourt) onememberoftheGraduateStudent Associationandonealternateasdesignatedby thePresidentoftheGraduateStudent Association threemembersoftheFacultyCouncilandtwo alternates(notmembersoftheadministration otherthanchairpersonsofacademic departments)electedbytheFacultyCouncil 3.Eitherpartytothedisputemaydisqualifyone memberoftheStudentDisciplineCommittee. Membersmayalsodisqualifythemselvesand shoulddosoiftheyareawareofanyreason theywouldnotbeabletorenderafairand impartialdecision. 4.TheStudentDisciplineCommitteeshallestablish itsownproceduresandshallselectitsown Chairperson,exceptthataquorumshallconsist ofallsixmembersofthecommittee.(Inthe eventthatoneormorecommitteemembersare unabletomeetattimesconsistentwiththe provisionsofprevioussectionstitledInterim SuspensionandHearings,analternatemember shallserve.)TheChairpersonmustvoteoneach andeveryissue.Incaseofatievoteonthe charges,thestudentshallbefoundinnocent, andincaseofatievoteonthediscipline imposed,thelessseriousdisciplinaryaction shallberecommendedtotheAssociateVice PresidentforAcademicAffairs.

7.AcademicGrievancePolicy Occasionallystudentsmayhavereasonto disagreewithanacademicdecisionorfeelthatthey havealegitimateacademicgrievanceagainstan instructor.

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StudentsshouldbeawarethattheAssociateVice PresidentforAcademicAffairsisavailabletoall studentstodiscussandadviseonanytroublesome matterofacademicconcernandfrequentlyhelpsto expediteresolutionofsuchmatters. 7.1AcademicGrievanceProcedure Thefollowingprocedureappliesequallytogradesor anyotheracademicgrievance: Thestudentfirstshoulddiscussthegrievance, orallyorinwriting,withtheinstructorin question. Ifthestudentisnotsatisfied,heorsheshould thenconsultwiththeinstructorsdepartment chair.Ifthegrievanceiswiththedepartment chair,thestudentshouldmeetwiththe AssociateVicePresidentofAcademicAffairs. Everyeffortshouldbemadetoresolvetheissues atthislevel. Ifnosatisfactoryresolutionhasyetbeen reached,thestudentshouldthenpresentthe grievancetotheVicePresidentforAcademic Affairsorhis/herdesignatedrepresentative.

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Youcanrequestatranscript: InpersonattheOfficeoftheRegistrar,JosephA. FidelCenter,Room285.Payyourfeeatthe CashiersOffice. Bymail.Includeacheckfor$15.00(U.S.)per transcript,madeouttoNewMexicoTech. Sendyourrequestto: OfficeoftheRegistrar NewMexicoTech 801LeroyPlace Socorro,N.M.87801 Byfax.IncludeyourMasterCard,Visa,or Discovercardnumberandexpirationdate.Ifyou areusingaparentscard,thatpersonshouldwrite Imauthorizing[yourname]tousemycredit card,andaddtheirsignature.Ourfaxnumberis 575.835.6511. Byemail.Wecanonlyacceptatranscriptrequest byemailiftheemailcontainsascannedcopyof yoursignature.Followtheinstructionsabovefor requestingatranscriptbyfax.Sendyouremailto registrar@admin.nmt.edu. Rush and Faxed Transcripts Youcanrequestarushtranscript.Thefeeisan additional$3(total$18.00).Thetranscriptisusually sentoutwithinoneworkingday. Youcanalsorequestthatwefaxacopyofyour transcripttoarecipient.However,werequirethe recipientsphysicaladdressandwillfollowthefax withanofficialcopyofyourtranscript.Thefeeisan additional$3(total$18.00).

Requesting a Transcript
Inorderforyourtranscripttobereleased,youmust haveazeroorcreditbalanceatNewMexicoTech. Ourgoalistohaveyourtranscriptreadytobe pickedupormailedwithintwoworkingdaysafter yourrequest,exceptduringpeakprocessingperiods. AlltranscriptsaremailedthroughtheUSPostal Service,FirstClassMail.Duringfinalgrades processing,transcriptrequestsarehelduntilfinal gradesarepostedforthatsemester. Thecostis$15.00pertranscript,withan additional$3chargeif1)youwantthetranscript fasterthantwoworkingdaysor2)youwantthe transcriptfaxed. AllstudentsareallowedONEfreeofficial transcriptperlifetime(studentsmustindicatethison thetranscriptrequest) Information Needed Youmustprovidethefollowinginformationto requestatranscript: TranscriptRequestFormoraletterrequesting yourtranscript Yourname.Ifyournamehaschanged,besure totellusthenameyouhadwhenyouattended NMTech.

Other Policies
Academic Load

TheacademicyearatNMTechconsistsoftwo semesters.Aclasshouris50minutesinlength; ordinarily,alaboratoryperiodisaboutthreetimesas

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long.Oneclasshourorlaboratoryperiodaweek throughasemestergivesonecredithour. Afulltimeundergraduateshouldcarryan academicloadofapproximately16credithoursper semesterforthefallandspringsemesters.Duringthe summersession,6credithoursisafulltimeacademic load;3credithoursishalftime. Graduatestudents:seepage31forinformation aboutacademicload. TheVeteransAdministrationrequiresstudentson theGIBilltocarryaminimumof12credithours(6 credithoursinsummer)toqualifyforfullbenefits. PhysicalRecreation(PR),FineArts(FA),and CommunityCollege(designatedbytheletterCin thecoursenumber)coursesdonotcounttowardthe minimumcredithoursforveterans.Complete informationcanbeobtainedintheOfficeofthe Registrar.

Attendance
Astudentisresponsibleforallmaterialcoveredin class;however,itisthedecisionoftheindividual instructorwhetherattendanceismandatoryor optional.Itisthestudentsresponsibilitytoascertain this.Illnessorothercircumstancesthatnecessitate extendedabsencefromclassworkshouldbereported aspromptlyaspossibletotheDeanofStudents,or designatedrepresentativewhowillnotifythe studentsinstructors. StudentsonMilitaryActiveDutymustnotifythe DeanofStudents,ordesignatedrepresentativeand provideappropriatedocumentation.

Auditing a Class
Studentsmayattendclassesasauditors;thatis, theymayenrollinacoursefornocredit,withthe permissionoftheinstructorofthecourse.Auditors payfeesonthesamebasisasthosewhoenrollfor credit.Nostudentwillbeallowedtochange registrationfromcredittoauditorfromaudittocredit afterthetenthweekofaregularsemesterorthefifth weekofthesummersession.Studentsmaynotchange fromcredittoauditoraudittocreditmorethanonce inaclass.AuditorsreceivegradesofSA(satisfactory audit)orUA(unsatisfactoryaudit)asdeterminedby theinstructor.

receivedagradeinaclasstakenatNMTechmaynot takeachallengeexaminthatcourse.)Theseexams allowstudentstoreceivecreditorwaivethe requirementforacoursebypassingacomprehensive testofthecoursematerial. Coursesavailablethroughchallengeexamare determinedbydepartmentpolicy. Permissionmustbegrantedbytheinstructorof thecourse.Achallengeexaminationfeeischarged (page61).Theformoftheexamination(written,oral, practical,combination,etc.)willbedeterminedby theinstructor.Attheoptionofthestudentand instructor,theexaminationmaybegradedoneither thestandardorS/Ubasis,andtheexaminationpoints earnedwillbeequivalenttoafinalgradeinthe course.Somedepartmentsofferchallengeexamson anS/Ubasisonly. Credithoursandgradepointsearnedinthisway areexactlyequivalenttothoseearnedthrough successfulcompletionofthatcourse.Thefollowing regulationswillapplytoallchallengeexaminations: Permissionoftheinstructorofthecourseis requiredandtheexaminationisgivenatatime oftheinstructorschoosing. Informationastothenatureofthechallenge examinationwillbemadeavailabletoastudent uponrequest. Thestudentwillbetoldthegradeearnedand hastherighttodecidewhetherthecreditand gradewillbeenteredonthetranscript. Ifastudentisregisteredforthecourse,the challengeexammustbetakenduringthefirst threeweeksofthefallorspringsemestersothe studentsschedulecanbeadjusted.

Correspondence Courses
Astudentstotalregistrationpersemester, includingallcoursestakeninresidenceandby correspondence,mustnotexceed18credithours withouttheadvisorsapproval.Anystudentwhois enrolledforacorrespondencecoursemustreportthis factinwritingtotheVicePresidentforAcademic Affairsbeforeregisteringforclassesandalsomust obtaintheVicePresidentsapprovalbeforeenrolling foracorrespondencecourseduringasemesterwhen enrolledatNMTech.Correspondencecoursesin progressduringanysemestermustberecordedon thestudentsprogram.Approvalofenrollmentina

Challenge Examinations

Inlieuofregisteringforacourse,astudentmay requestachallengeexamination.(Studentswhohave

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correspondencecoursedoesnotnecessarilyimplythat transfercreditwillbeallowed.Iftransfercreditis desired,regularevaluationproceduresmustbe observed;moreover,afinalgradeforthecoursemust bereportedofficiallytotheRegistrarnotlaterthan30 daysbeforetheendofthesemesterduringwhich creditisdesired.

Directed Study Courses


Tobeincludedaspartofastudentsdeclarationof coursesfulfillingdegreerequirements,directedstudy courses(coursesnumbered391or491)requirethe approvalofthedepartmentchairinthemajor department,thechairofthedepartmentofferingthe course,andthestudentsadvisor.Approvalmustbe obtainedbeforethestudenttakesthecourse.

Privacy of Information
NewMexicoTechadherestotheprovisionsset forthbytheFamilyEducationalRightsandPrivacy Actof1974,asamended.Undertheprovisionofthis Act,thefollowingpoliciesapply: 1. Ifyouareacurrentlyenrolledstudentorformer student,youmayinspectyoureducational recordsbysubmittinganofficialrequestand obtaininganappointmenttodoso. 2. Youmaychallengeinaccuraciesormisleading items.However,youmaynotchallengethe fairnessofagradeunderthisprovision. 3. Yourrecordisnotreleasedwithoutyourwritten consentexcepttoNewMexicoTechschool officialswithalegitimateeducationalinterest. Schoolofficialsareagentsoftheuniversityinan administrative,supervisory,academic,research orsupportstaffposition;membersofuniversity committees,boardsand/orcouncils;andpersons undercontracttotheuniversitytoperforma specifictask,suchasanattorneyorauditor. Schoolofficialshavealegitimateeducational interestinaccessingorreviewingastudents educationalrecordsiftheyare: Performingataskthatisspecifiedinhis/her positiondescriptionorcontract Performingataskrelatedtoastudents educationortostudentdiscipline Providingaserviceorbenefitrelatingtothe studentorstudentsfamily. Maintainingsafetyandsecurityoncampus. Otherexceptionsaretocomplywithajudicial order,orinanemergencyinvolvingthehealth orsafetyofastudentorotherperson.

4. Whenarecordisreleased,therecipientis notifiedbyNMTechthattherecordmaynotbe releasedtoathirdparty. 5. Withtheexceptionofdisclosurestoacademic personnel,arecordiskeptofdisclosuresof personallyidentifiableinformationforwhichthe studenthasnotgivenwrittenconsent. 6. DirectoryInformation:NewMexicoTech designatesthefollowingasdirectory information:name,studentIDnumber,address, telephonenumber,datesofattendance,class, previousinstitution(s)attended,majorfieldof study,awardsandhonors(includeshonorroll), anddegree(s)conferred(includingdates).You havetherighttowithholdthedisclosureof directoryinformation.Anyrequestsforsuch informationfromnonTechpersonsor organizationswillberefused.NMTechwill honoryourrequesttowithholddirectory informationbutcannotassumeresponsibilityto contactyouforsubsequentpermissiontorelease them.Regardlessoftheeffectuponyou,NM Techassumesnoliabilityforhonoringyour instructionsthatdirectoryinformationbe withheld. Formoreinformation,contacttheOfficeofthe Registrar,JosephA.FidelCenter,Room285, 575.835.5133.

Changing Your Residency


RequirementstoestablishNewMexicoresidency:If youareover18yearsofage,youmaybecomealegal residentofNewMexicofortuitionpurposesby meetingeachofthefollowingrequirementsasdefined bytheNewMexicoHigherEducationDepartment. A.Twelvemonthdurationalrequirement. ApersonmustphysicallyresideinNewMexico forthetwelveconsecutivemonthsimmediately precedingthetermforwhichtheresident classificationisrequested. B. Financialindependencerequirement. Onlypersonswhoarefinanciallyindependent mayestablishresidencyapartfromparentsor guardians.Astudentcannotbeapprovedfor

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residencywhoisfinanciallydependentuponhisor herparentsorlegalguardianswhoarenonresidents ofNewMexico.Dependencyisalwaysdeterminedby thestatusofthestudentontheirparentsorguardians previousyearfederalincometaxform.Ifthestudent isshowntobedependent,theywillnotbeconsidered financiallyindependentoreligibleforresidency duringthecurrentyear. C. Writtendeclarationofintentrequirement. Thestudentorpersonmustsignawritten declarationofintenttorelinquishresidencyinany otherstateandtoestablishitinNewMexico. D. Overtactsrequirement. Overtactsarerequiredtoevidencesupportofthe writtendeclarationofintenttoestablishpermanent residencyinNewMexico.Therequiredovertactsare evidenceofanytwoofthefollowing: iftheapplicantisfinanciallydependent,acopy oftheparentorguardianspreviousyearincome taxshowingtheapplicantasadependentand theparentaddressasNewMexico;or aNewMexicohighschooltranscriptissuedin thepastyearconfirmingattendanceataNew Mexicopublicorprivatehighschoolwithinthe pasttwelve(12)months;or atranscriptfromanonlinehighschoolshowing aNewMexicoaddressconfirmingattendance withinthepasttwelve(12)months;or aNewMexicodriverslicenseorIDcardwithan originaldateofissueorarenewaldateissued priortotheapplicationdateforadmission;or proofofpaymentofNewMexicostateincome taxforthepreviousyear;or evidenceofemploymentwithinthestateofNew Mexico;or NewMexicovehicleregistration;or voterregistrationinNewMexico;or abankaccountestablishedinNewMexicoprior totheapplicationdateforadmission;or proofofresidentialpropertyownershipinNew Mexico;or arentalagreementwithinNewMexico;or utilitybillsshowingtheapplicantnameanda NewMexicoaddress;or otherevidencewhichwouldreasonablysupport theindividualsintenttoestablishandmaintain NewMexicoresidency.

Mexicoresidentwillcausetherequestforresident classificationtobedenied.Assuch,otherrelevant factorsmaybeconsideredinadditiontotheitems listedinthisSection. TheHigherEducationDepartmentrecognizes thattheremaybecircumstancesinwhichastudent wouldnotbeabletofulfilltherequirementsofan overtactaslistedinthissection,suchas:1) individualisphysicallydisabledanddoesnothavea driverslicense,or2)individualisaconvictedfelon andthereforecannotvote,etc.Ininstancessuchas these,theinstitutionwillaffordthestudentan opportunitytoprovideotherdocumentaryevidence orreasonableexplanationwhichdemonstratesthat permanentresidencyinNewMexicohasbeen establishedbythestudent. AllpetitionsforNewMexicoresidencyaredue onregistrationdayandinnocaselaterthanthe21st dayofthefallorspringsemester. Youwillnotbeentitledtoanyrefundoftuitionif youbecomearesidentduringasemester,summer session,orotherterm.Detailedinformation concerningresidencyrequirementsisavailablefrom theRegistrar.

Student Use of New Mexico Tech Facilities


ManyTechfacilitiesareavailableforstudentuse. Inordertobeeligible,aclubororganizationmustbe officiallyrecognizedbytheDeanofStudents,or designatedrepresentativeandbytheStudent Association.Facilitiesmayonlybeusedforlegaland otherwiselegitimatepurposes,andthatusemustnot inanywayhindertheacademicmissionofNMTech. Furtherdetailsregardinguseofclassroomsandother facilitiesmaybefoundintheNewMexicoTech StudentHandbook.

Transfer Credits
NewMexicoTechacceptsacademiccreditsfrom regionallyaccreditedinstitutionsofhigher education.Allcreditswillbeevaluatedand transferredonacoursebycoursebasis.Credit earnedatanyinstitutionwhileastudentison academicordisciplinarysuspensionfromany institutionwillnotbeacceptedatNewMexicoTech. Gradesearnedatotheruniversitiesarenot transferredtoNMTech.

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Withdrawing from the University


StudentsleavingNewMexicoTech,includingthose whoaregraduatingortransferringtoanotherinstitution, mustwithdrawfromtheuniversity. Beforewithdrawingfromtheuniversity,youmust 1) checkinallNMTechproperty(laboratorykeys, gymnasiumequipment,etc.); 2) settleormakearrangementsforallfinancial obligationstotheuniversity; 3) completeaStatementofWithdrawalform (FormsareavailableattheCenterforStudent SuccessandattheGraduateOffice); 4) completeanexitinterviewwiththeFinancial AidOffice;and 5) notifytheOfficeoftheRegistrarifyouhave preregisteredforclassesofferedthenext semester. Ifyouwithdrawduringthesemester,youmust completetheabovestepsand: 6) withdrawfromallclasses(seepage67). Ifyoudonotcompletethesesteps,yourtranscript and/ordiplomawillbewithheld. AstudentmaypetitionforWithdrawalwithout Prejudiceunderextremelyunusual circumstances,suchasseriousillnessoradeath inthestudentsimmediatefamily(seepage69 fordetails).

Additional Policies
StudentswhoenrollatNewMexicoTechshould dosowiththerealizationthattheyarepresumedto beseriousinpurpose,andtheyareexpectedto conductthemselvesasgoodcitizensofthecollege community.Aneffectiveguardianshipofthehealth, generalsafety,andwelfareofallstudentsmustbe maintained.

Thefinalresponsibilityfortheaccomplishment ofthesepurposesmustrestupontheadministration andfacultyoftheinstitution,whomay,therefore, prescribecertainrulesandenforcementprocedures forguidancetowardtheseends.Information concerningsuchrulesandadditionalproceduresis containedintheNewMexicoTechStudentHandbook andinsupplementarybulletins,whichmaybe publishedfromtimetotime. NewMexicoTechiscommittedtothefull supportoftheconstitutionalrightsofitsstudents, includingdueprocessinstudentdisciplinary matters.Detailedproceduresdesignedtosafeguard studentsrightsandtoguaranteefairandimpartial treatmentofanydisciplinarycasesarepublishedin theNewMexicoTechStudentHandbook.Methods developedtoprovidedueprocessinstudent disciplinarymattersarebasedonthe1967joint recommendationsoftheAmericanAssociationof UniversityProfessors,theNationalAssociationof Students,andtheNationalAssociationofStudent PersonnelAdministrators,conformingtoTitleIX EducationalAmendmentsof1972. ContinuedenrollmentinNewMexicoTechis dependentuponthemaintenanceofsatisfactory gradesandconformitytotherulesofNMTech. CheckYourStudentHandbookforGeneral CampusRulesandPolicieson: Discipline DrugandAlcohol Grievance PrivacyRights Quiet Vehicles

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Graduation Requirements
Tograduate,astudentmustfulfillthefollowing: 1) Thestudentmustbearegularstudent. 2) Thestudentmustdeclarewhichcatalogheorsheis graduatingunder. Ifastudentiscontinuouslyenrolled (excludingsummersessions),thestudentmay choosethedegreerequirementstobesatisfied from: a) thecatalogineffectwhenthestudentfirst enrolledor b) anysubsequentcatalog.Underspecial circumstances(suchasbeingcalledawayto activemilitaryduty),astudentmayusethe catalogunderwhichheorshewasadmitted. Eachcasewillbedealtwithindividually. Areadmittedstudentmustchoosedegree requirementstobesatisfiedfrom: a) thecatalogineffectwhenthestudentwas readmittedor b) anysubsequentcatalogprovidedthestudentis continuouslyenrolledafterreadmission. 3) a)Toqualifyforallbachelorsdegrees,exceptthe BachelorofGeneralStudiesdegree,thestudent mustcompletetheGeneralEducationCore CurriculumRequirementsasstatedonpage87. b) Requirementsforadvanceddegreescanbe foundonpage55. 4) Thestudentmustalsocompletethecourses specifiedbythemajordepartment.Someprograms requirethatthestudentpasseachrequiredclass withagradeofCorbetter.Theminimum numberofcredithoursforanybachelorsdegreeis 130. 5) NewMexicoTechsCommunityCollegeclasses (designatedbytheletterCinthecoursenumber) maynotbeusedtofulfilltheGeneralEducation CoreCurriculumforaBachelorofSciencedegree (page86).However,theseclassesmaybeusedto fulfillelectivecreditforsomemajors.Checkthe specificdegreerequirementsforyourmajor. 6) Thestudentscumulativegradepointaverage(see page9)mustequal2.0orgreater. 7) Thestudentmustcompleteaminimumof30credit hoursatTech. 8) Acandidateforadegree,beforeregisteringforthe finalsemesterofenrollment,mustannounce candidacytotheRegistrarbyfilinganIntentto Graduateform.Deadlinesforsubmittinga

DeclarationofIntentareJune1forthose completingtheirdegreesinAugust,July1for thosecompletingtheirdegreesinDecember,and December1forthosecompletingtheirdegreesin May. Atthattime,theRegistrarmustbefurnished withalistofallcoursesthestudentwishesto submitinfulfillmentofrequirementsforthe degree.Itistheresponsibilityofthecandidate,in consultationwiththechosenmajordepartment andtheRegistrar,tomakesurethatthecourses fulfillallrequirementsforgraduation.Thefinal declarationmustbesignedbythestudentsmajor advisor,whocertifiesthatthecoursestakenmeet therequirementsforthedegreespecified.Any arrangementinvolvingadeparturefromthe regularrequirementsforgraduationrequiresthe approvaloftheFacultySenate. 9) AllfeesandfinancialobligationstoNMTechmust bepaidbeforeastudentwillbeawardedadegree. (Allstudentswhocompleteacampuscheckout formarerequiredtohaveareleasefromthe FinancialAidOffice). 10)Studentsmustcompletealldegreerequirements inordertoparticipateincommencement.

Double Majors
Wheneverastudentsatisfiestherequirements fortwomajors,thestudentshallbeawardeda degreelistingadoublemajor,andbothmajorsshall benotedonthediploma. ThedegreesofBachelorofScienceinBasic SciencesandtheBachelorofGeneralStudiesare excludedfromthepossibilityofadoublemajor listing.

Dual Degrees
Studentswhowishtobegrantedtwo undergraduatedegreesnotonlymustfulfillallthe requirementsspecifiedforeachindividualdegree, butalsomustearnaminimumof30credithours abovetherequirementsforthefirstdegree.

Major
Yourmajorisyourprimaryfieldofstudy.The numberofcredithoursrequiredinyourmajorvaries byprogram.Sinceyourchoiceofmajordetermines whichcoursesyouarerequiredtotake,itisadvisable todeclareyourmajorassoonaspossible.Youmay changemajorsatanytime,buttheearlierthebetter. Youmustdeclareamajorandbeassigneda majoradvisorpriortocompletingthecourseworkfor themajor.

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Minor
NewMexicoTechawardsminorsforyour secondaryfieldofstudy.(Seepage6foralistof minors.)Thenumberofcreditsrequiredforaminor varyfromdepartmenttodepartment.Students cannotearnaminorwitheithertheAssociateof GeneralStudiesorBachelorofGeneralStudies. Youmustdeclareaminorandbeassigneda minoradvisorpriortocompletingthecourseworkfor theminor.

Honors and Awards


Honor Roll

AnHonorRollofallstudentswhosuccessfully completedatleast13credithourswithagradepoint averageof3.0orbetterisreleasedattheendofeach semester.Atleast6ofthosecredithoursmusthave receivedlettergrades.

Tech Scholars
Anystudenthavingdemonstratedsuperior scholasticcompetencemaybenamedaTechScholar upontherecommendationoftheadvisorandthe approvaloftheVicePresidentforAcademicAffairs.The studentmusthavecompleted65ormorecredithoursat NMTechandachievedacumulativeGPAof3.5or betteratTech.Aheavierthannormalcourseloadand employmenthourswillbetakenintoconsideration.In recognitionofscholarlycompetence,theNMTech Scholarmay: registerforcourseswithouttherequired prerequisiteswhenthestudent,theadvisor,andthe instructoragreethatsufficientachievementislikely tobemade; obtainapassinggradeofahighercourseina sequenceandthuswaivethelowercoursedegree requirement(withdepartmentalapproval)wherethe lowercourseisaprerequisiteforthehighercourse (nocreditshallbegivenforthewaivedlowercourse); requestagradeofS(satisfactory)orU (unsatisfactory)insuchacourse,ratherthanthe usuallettergrade(thisrequestmustbereceivedby theinstructorinwritingbythe12thweekofthe semester;thegradesofSandUshallnotbecounted intheGPA); registerforgraduatecoursesonthesamebasisas outlinedabove; registerearlyatpreregistration.

Terminal Transfer Credits


Terminaltransfercredits,creditsearnedat anothercollegeoruniversityinordertocompletethe lastdegreerequirementsatNMTech,arenotallowed exceptwhenspecifiedbyaparticulardegreeprogram, orwhenunusualcircumstancesappeartojustifyit.In nocasewillmorethan16credithoursofterminal transfercreditsbeallowed.Astudentwhoanticipates theneedforrequestingterminaltransfercreditshould dosoassoonaspracticalandinnoeventlaterthan thetimeoffilingthedeclarationofcandidacyfora degree.TherequestshouldbeaddressedtotheVice PresidentforAcademicAffairs.Itshouldcontaina statementofthecircumstanceswhich,inthestudents judgment,justifytherequestandaspecificstatement oftheprogramproposedforobtainingtheterminal credits.Approval,ifgranted,willbeofaspecific program.

Curriculum Changes

TheFacultySenatereservestherighttomake curriculumchanges.Assuranceisgiventostudents thatpropermeasureswillbeemployedtoavoid hardshipsthatmayresultfromsuchchanges. Studentscangeneratedegreeauditsonlinevia BanWeb.

Commencement
Commencementceremoniesareheldeachyearin earlyMay. IfyoufinishyourdegreerequirementsinAugust orDecember,youmayparticipateinceremoniesheld thefollowingMay.Studentsmustcompletealldegree requirementsinordertoparticipatein commencement.Theonlyexceptionisfortheearth sciencemajorwhoneedstocompleteERTH480,Field Methods,duringthesummerimmediatelyfollowing commencement. Seefollowingpagesforalistofhonorsawarded atcommencementceremonies.

Commencement Awards
Graduation with Honors
Anyundergraduatestudentwhohasearneda cumulativeGPAof3.0orhigheratNMTechgraduates withhonors.Theminimumrequirementsfor graduationwithhonorsare: withhighesthonors,GPAof3.75 withhighhonors,GPAof3.50 withhonors,GPAof3.00 HonorsarecalculatedusingthefallGPA.Astudent withfewerthanthetwofinalyearsinresidenceatNM Techmusthaveattainedtherequiredaverageoverall,as wellasatNMTech,toqualifyforgraduationwith honors.

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Brown Award

TheBrownAwardisnamedinhonorofC.T. Brown,whowasformanyyearsamemberoftheNM TechBoardofRegents.Theawardisgiventothat persongraduatingwithaBachelorofSciencedegree whoisjudgedbythefacultytobehighestin scholarship,conduct,andleadership.Inadditiontoa plaque,theawardconsistsofa$500prize.

New Mexico Tech Student Association and Graduate Student Association Service Awards
TheNewMexicoTechStudentAssociationand GraduateStudentAssociationpresentappreciation awardstostudents,faculty,andstaff,whohavedone themostforthestudentsofNMTech.

Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award

Cramer Award
ThisawardwasestablishedtohonorTomCramer, anengineerandamemberoftheNMTechBoardof Regentsfor26years.Itisawardedtothemaleand femaleseniorsgraduatinginengineeringwhorank highestinscholarship.Theawardsconsistofcitations and$200prizes.Therecipientsarechosenbythe FacultySenateuponrecommendationofthe engineeringfaculty.

Thisawardispresentedtoalumniwhohave achieveddistinctionintheirspecialfieldsofendeavor. AwardsarepresentedtoalumniofboththeNew MexicoSchoolofMinesandNewMexicoInstituteof MiningandTechnology.Recipientsareselectedbythe AlumniAssociationBoardfromthosenominatedby otheralumni,facultyandstaff,orfriendsofNew MexicoTech.

Founders Award
AFoundersAwardwascreatedtohonorthe personsresponsibleforestablishingtheNewMexico SchoolofMinesinSocorroin1889,especiallyJ.J.Baca andEthanEaton.Theawardispresentedtothe recipientofanadvanceddegreewhohasmadean outstandingcontributiontoNMTechthrough scholarship,research,andinvolvementincampus affairs.Therecipientischosenbyfacultynomination andFacultySenateelection.Theawardconsistsofa plaqueanda$400cashprize.

Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award

TheAlumniAssociationDistinguishedService AwardispresentedtoalumniorfriendsofNew MexicoTechwhohavecontributedoutstanding service.RecipientsareselectedbytheAlumni AssociationBoardfromthosenominatedbyother alumni,facultyandstaff,orfriendsofNewMexico Tech.

Distinguished Teaching Award

Langmuir Award
TheLangmuirAwardforExcellenceinResearchis givenforanoutstandingscientificresearchpaperby anystudentorgraduateofNewMexicoTech.The papermusthavebeensubmittedtoorpublishedbya recognizedjournalduringtheprecedingyear.The recipientisselectedbytheFacultySenatesHonorary DegreesandAwardsCommittee.Theawardisnamed inhonorofIrvingLangmuir(NobelLaureate,1932) whoconductedextensiveresearchwithNMTechstaff. Theawardconsistsofaplaqueanda$200cashprize.

TheDistinguishedTeachingAwardispresented eachyeartoafacultymemberbasedon recommendationsandnominationsfromstudents, alumni,andotherfaculty.

Distinguished Research Award

Thisawardispresentedeachyeartoan outstandingresearcherontheNMTechfacultyorstaff nominatedbytheircolleaguesandchosenbya committeeoffellowresearchers.

Department Awards
Department Biology Chemistry Name of Award David K. Shortess Prize Morris F. Stubbs Award Criteria and Description Awarded to the outstanding graduating student in biology Given in honor of Morris F. Stubbs, professor emeritus

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Computer Science

Patrick Orr Memorial Award

Given to the outstanding graduate student who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and potential for service in computer science education. The award is given in memory of Patrick Orr, a former member of the Computer Science Department.

Earth and Environmental Science

Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club Scholarship

Given to a junior or senior majoring in earth science who displays academic excellence in the field

Anton and Anita Budding Graduate Given to a graduate student in good standing in the earth and environmental science department. Research Scholarship Given to a senior graduating with a degree in earth science. The award consists of a rock hammer and certificate.

Estwing Award

New Mexico Geological Society Lucille Pipkin Undergraduate Scholarship

Given to a junior or senior earth science student, with preference to students with interests in subsurface, sedimentary, and/or petroleum geology.

New Mexico Geological Society Registration Award

Given to a student majoring in earth science. The award pays for registration for the New Mexico Geological Society's Fall Field Conference

New Mexico Geological Society Grant-in-Aid

Given to a student majoring in earth science who is doing research in New Mexico. A cash award of up to $500.

Roswell Geological Society Award Given to a graduate student or a graduating student who is majoring in earth science. Environmental Engineering Humanities Information Technology Materials & Metallurgical Engineering Paige Ashman Memorial Prize Howard Sylvester Prize Addy and Ravi Bhasker Award Given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in environmental engineering and is active in the student environmental club. Given to the member of the graduating class who has shown high achievement in the Humanities. Given to the graduating student with the highest GPA in Information Technology. Given to B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students who have demonstrated excellence in the field and who are active in the department activities.

Ashman Award

Ron Roman Scholarship

Given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in materials engineering and contributed to Tech's research effort.

Javorsky Scholarship

Given to an undergrad student showing academic excellence that shows a financial need.

Albuquerque Journal Scholarship Petroleum Engineering John M. Kelly Fellowship

Given to a junior level undergraduate based on proposed research, to be applied to their senior year. Given to an outstanding graduate student

Langdon B. Taylor Award Physics Abraham and Esther Brook Prize

Given to a student who has rendered outstanding service to the student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in physics. The $650 prize is given at the end of the junior year.

Leslie Fallon Award

Given to the graduate student who does the best job of teaching freshman physics laboratory.

Marvin Wilkening Award

Given to the graduating physics student who has demonstrated excellence in experimental physics. The technical tool kit is valued between $600 and $700.

Course Descriptions and Curricula


Course Descriptions
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Cross-listing
Sometimescoursesfulfilltherequirementsfortwo differentdegreesandarelistedunderbothprograms.In suchcases,thecoursedescriptionwillendwiththecross listing(SameasBCS283).

Coursesarearrangednumericallybydepartmentor program.Ingeneral,coursesnumberedfrom100to199are intendedprimarilyforfirstyearstudents(freshmen);200to 299forsecondyearstudents(sophomores);300to399for thirdyearstudents(juniors);400to499forfourthyear students(seniors);and500to599forgraduatestudents. Exceptionsmaybemadewiththeapprovalofthemajor advisorandinstructor.Graduatestudentsmaybeallowed creditforcoursesnumbered300andabove.

Electives
Electivesarecoursestakeninadditiontothespecific coursesrequiredbyyourmajor.Electivesbringyourcredit hoursuptotherequirednumberforgraduation.Some majorsallowstudentstochoosemanyelectives;others,few. NewMexicoTechscommunitycollegeclasses (designatedbytheletterCinthecoursenumber)maynot beusedtofulfilltheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum RequirementsforaBachelorofSciencedegree(listedonpage 87).However,theseclassesmaybeusedtofulfillelective creditforsomeprograms.

Credit Hours
Followingthecoursetitle,youwillfindthenumberof credithours(cr)youwillreceiveforcompletingthecourse. Credithoursaremeasuredinclasshours(clhrs),labhours (labhrs),andrecitation/discussionhours(recitationhr). 1clhrand1recitationhrcorrespondroughlytoone hourspentinclasseachweekandisequivalenttoone(1) credithour.3labhrsequalsaboutthreehoursperweekin thelaboratoryandisalsoequivalenttoone(1)credithour. Inadditiontoclassandlabtime,youcanexpecttospend abouttwotothreehoursofstudyandpreparationforeach credithourofclass. Mostonesemesterclassesaveragethreecredithours.To graduatewithabachelorsdegree,youwillneedaminimum of130credithours,dependingonyourchosenmajor.

Degree Requirements

Inordertograduate,everystudentenrolledinaBachelor ofScienceprogrammustcompleteNMTechsGeneral EducationCoreCurriculumRequirements,whicharelisted onpage87.Thiscoresetofrequirementscontainscoursesin humanities,mathematics,andbasicscienceorengineering. Graduatestudentsmustalsocompleteasetofgeneral requirements. Inaddition,eachprogramhasitsownsetofcoursesyou mustcompletetoearnthedegree,aswellastheminimum numberofcredithoursneededtograduate.

Sample Curricula
Eachprogramprovidessamplecurriculatohelpyouset yourschedule.Whileyouwillgraduateattheendoffour yearsifyoufollowthesamplecurriculumfaithfully,these curriculaaremeanttobeguidesonly.Talkwithyouradvisorto chartyourindividualcurriculumandselectelectivestoroundout yourdegreeprogram.

Prerequisites and Corequisites


Somecourseshaveprerequisitesorcoursesyoumust successfullycompletebeforeenrollinginthatcourse. Exceptionscanbemadewiththeinstructorsapproval.Ifyou enrollinacourseinwhichyoudonothavetheprerequisites withouttheinstructorspermission,youmaybedisenrolled. Corequisitesarecoursestakenduringthesamesemester.

Semester Offered
Notallcoursesareofferedeverysemester.Thefirst semesterofatwosemestersequencecourse(suchasACCT 201/202,ES110/111,andERTH101/102)isusuallyofferedin thefallsemester.Thesecondsemesterisusuallyofferedinthe springsemester.Coursesthatareofferedonlyonesemester (Offeredfallsemesters)oralternateyears(OfferedSpring Semestersandalternateyears)aresonoted.Offeredon demandimpliesthatthecourseisofferedonlywhena sufficientnumberofstudentswanttoenrollinthecourse.

New Mexico Common Course Numbering System (NMCCNS)


Acommoncoursenumberingsystemhasbeendevised byNewMexicocollegesanduniversitiesincompliancewith theNewMexicoPostSecondaryEducationArticulationAct. ThepurposeofthesystemistoassistNewMexicostudents whoaretransferringbetweeninstitutionswithinthestate. Thesystemprovidesaneutralstatewidecourseidentifierfor thosecoursesthataresimilarinnatureandconsideredtobe equalintransfer.Studentswillfindinthecoursedescription sectionofthecatalogthestatewidecourseidentifierandthe areaoftheGeneralEducationCommonCoreinbrackets followingtheNewMexicoTechcourseforwhichthecourse canmeetgeneraleducationrequirements.(SeePage38.)

Description
Thecoursedescriptioncontainsashortlistoftopicstobe coveredduringthesemester.Thislistisnotmeanttobe exhaustive.

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General Education Core Curriculum Requirements


Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree
Tofulfillthegeneraleducationcorecurriculum requirementsfortheBachelorofSciencedegreefrom NewMexicoTech,eachstudentmustcompletethe followingcourses.Wherethereareoptions,thestudent shouldconsultwithhisorherappointedadvisor. TheserequirementsdonotapplytotheBachelorof GeneralStudiesdegree(page145).

Learning Objectives of the General Education Core Curriculum Requirements


Anabilitytocommunicatewell Anabilitytoreasonwell Anabilitytoevaluateandapplyinformation Developmentofanalyticalandquantitativeskills Competencyofthefundamentalsofmathematics andbasicsciences Anunderstandingofhumansocietiesand cultures Arecognitionofresponsiblevaluesandethics

Transfer Students
Transferstudentsareexpectedtomeetthese generalrequirementsinprinciplebutarenotrequired topresenttheexactduplicatesofthesecourses.Their transcriptswillbeevaluatedbytheRegistrar. Changesintheeducationalprogramaremade fromtimetotimebyactionoftheFacultySenate. Studentsincontinuousresidenceareassuredthatcare willbetakentoavoidunnecessaryhardshipcausedby suchchanges.

Purpose of the General Degree Requirements


NewMexicoTechviewsitsgeneraleducationcore curriculumrequirementsasthefoundationforabroad andmeaningfuleducationalexperienceforallits undergraduates.TheNewMexicoTechgeneral educationcorecurriculumrequirementsprepare studentstocommunicateandreasonwell,evaluateand applyinformation,understandhumansocietiesand cultures,deepentheirsenseofvaluesandethics,and enrichtheirpersonallives.Additionally,thegeneral educationcorecurriculumrequirementsequip studentswiththeanalytical,language,science,and mathematicsskillsnecessaryforthespecificdegree requirementsoftheirmajors.Thecoursesandtheir sequenceinthegeneraleducationcorecurriculum requirementsaredesignedspecificallytoachievethese objectivesandtopreparestudentsforsuccessin subsequentcourses.

GPA Requirements
Somedepartmentrequirethattheirstudentsachievea minimumGPAinrequiredcourses.Thisinformation islistedbyindividualdepartment.Studentshould consulttheiradvisorsforspecificcriteria.

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General Education Core Curriculum Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree


Area 1 Communications (9 credit hours) ENGL 111 (3) - ENGL 111 is waived for students who have a high enough ACT or SAT score (see pg 34). These students must take another course to replace the three credit hours; however, that course does not have to be an English course. ENGL 112 (3) - Must meet prerequisites to enroll, see page 134 ENGL 341 (3) - Must meet prerequisites to enroll, see page 135 Area 2 - Mathematics (8 credit hours) MATH 131 (4) - Must meet prerequisites to enroll, see page 154 MATH 132 (4) - Must meet prerequisites to enroll, see page 154 Area 3 - Basic Laboratory Sciences (26 credit hours) PHYS 121 & 121L (5) Physics majors must take PHYS 221 & 221L. Other students may substitute this sequence with permission of the Physics Department. PHYS 122 & 122L (5) Physics majors must take PHYS 222 & 222L. Other students may substitute this sequence with permission of the Physics Department. CHEM 121 & 121L (4) CHEM 121 & 121L may be replaced by CHEM 151 & 151L CHEM 122 & 122L (4) CHEM 122 & 122L may be replaced by CHEM 152 & 152L Eight (8) credit hours with associated laboratories from the disciplines of: Biology (BIOL) Earth Science (ERTH) Engineering (ChE, CE, EE, ENVE, MATE, METE, ES, MENG, ME, PETR) Computer Science Engineering (CSE) Note: Students majoring in biology, computer science, earth science, environmental science, psychology, and any engineering discipline fulfill this portion of the general education core curriculum requirements while fulfilling their major requirements. Area 4 - Social Sciences (6 credit hours) Economics (ECON) Political Science (PS) Psychology (PSY) Anthropology (ANTH) Womens and Gender Studies (WGS) Area 5 - Humanities (6 credit hours) English (ENGL), except ENGL 103, 111, 112, 341 Art History (ART) Music (MUS), except for performance ensembles History (HIST) Philosophy (PHIL) Humanities (HUMA) Technical Communication (TC) except TC 321, 420, 422 Theater (THEA) Foreign Languages (SPAN, FREN, GERM)
Other languages may be counted only if they are listed or approved by the Humanities Department

Area 6 - Additional Courses from Area 4 or 5 (6 credit hours)

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General Degree Requirements for a Master of Science Degree

General Degree Requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy Degree


ThedegreeofDoctorofPhilosophyrequiresahigh levelofcompetenceinarecognizedfieldoflearning, andonlythosestudentsshowingunusualpromiseare accepted.Adissertationthatcontributestothegeneral fieldofknowledgemustbewrittenanddefended beforeacommitteeofthefaculty. Inadditiontodissertationcredits,course requirementsforeachspecialtyarelistedunderthe programsandcoursesofinstructionforeach department.

ThegeneralrequirementscommontoallM.S. degreecurriculainthesciencesandengineeringfields arelistedbelow.Additionalrequirementsforspecific curriculaarelistedundertheappropriatedepartment. ItisrequiredthatastudentpreparingfortheM.S. degree: 1. Havecompetenceinthesubjectmatterofthe standardintroductorycollegecoursesin chemistry,physics,andonenaturalscience, 2. Haveaworkingknowledgeofcalculusandthe contentofoneadditionalcoursein mathematicsbeyondcalculus, 3. Haveaminimumofsixcredithoursof approvedupperdivisionorgraduatecourse workfromanotherdepartment, 4. Declareamajorwithatleast12credithoursof courseworkabovethe500level,exclusiveof researchcredits,and 5. Completearesearchprojectculminatingina thesisorindependentstudypaper. Note:Thesegeneralrequirementsdonotapplyto studentsintheMasterofScienceforTeachers(MST) program.MSTrequirementsarelistedonpage196.

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Arts & Sciences

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Aerospace Studies
(AFROTC)
ProfessorLtColGregTuite(Chair) AssistantProfessorMajStevePerry,MajKenThalmann ThecollegeAirForceReserveOfficerTraining Corps(AFROTC)curriculumprovidespreprofessional preparationforfutureAirForceofficers.Itisdesigned tomotivateandpreparecollegemenandwomenfor theirinitialactivedutyassignmentsasAirForce commissionedofficers.Thecurriculumisdesignedto givethestudentanunderstandingofthemilitary instrumentofnationalpowerwithemphasisonthe UnitedStatesAirForceandhowitfitsintoAmerican society.Inherentincoursecontentandmethodology areopportunitiesforthestudenttodevelopthe capacitytothinkcreatively,speakandwriteeffectively, andleadandmanageefficiently. TheAirForceROTCCommissioningProgramis opentoallqualifiedmaleandfemalestudentsinall academicmajorsleadingtoabachelorsdegree.The programisalsoopentograduatestudents.The programisdividedintotheGeneralMilitaryCourse (BasicCourse)andtheProfessionalOfficerCourse (AdvancedCourse).

Professional Officer Course (POC)


Thelasttwoyearsformtheadvancedcourseknownas theProfessionalOfficerCourse(POC).ThePOCnormally requirestwoacademicyearstocomplete.Thetwoacademic yearscanbeacombinationofjuniorsenior,seniorgraduate, orallgraduateyears.Aoneyearprogrammaybeofferedfor specificmajors.Studentsmustmeetentry requirementsforthePOCandhaveadesiretobe commissionedintheAirForce.CompletionoftheGMCis notaprerequisiteforthePOC.Studentsmustattendafour weekorafiveweeksummerorientationcourse. Advancedcoursesmaybetakenoutofsequence. Studentsmayalsoreceiveamonthlystudystipendfrom $350$400iftheyqualify.Cadetsalsoreceivepaymentforthe summerorientationcourse.

Leadership Training
Thistrainingisanintegralandmandatoryportionofthe AerospaceStudiescurriculum.Withintheframeworkofthe cadetwing,itprovidesaprogressionofexperiencesdesigned todevelopeachstudentsleadershippotentialandservesas anorientationtomilitarylife.

Aerospace Studies
AFAS120,TheFoundationoftheUnitedStatesAirForceI Asurveycoursedesignedtointroducestudentstothe UnitedStatesAirForceandAirForceReserveOfficer TrainingCorps.Featuredtopicsinclude:missionand organizationoftheAirForce,officershipand professionalism,militarycustomsandcourtesies,Air Forceofficeropportunities,groupleadershipproblems, andanintroductiontocommunicationskills.Leadership LaboratoryismandatoryforAirForceROTCcadets,andit complementsthiscoursebyprovidingcadetswith followershipexperiences. AFAS120L,LeadershipLaboratory Corequisite:AFAS120 Developmentofpersonalleadershipandmanagerial abilities.ExaminationanddemonstrationofAirForce customsandcourtesies,drillandceremoniesandstandards ofdisciplineandconduct. AFAS121TheFoundationoftheUnitedStatesAirForceII Asurveycoursedesignedtointroducestudentstothe UnitedStatesAirForceandAirForceReserveOfficer TrainingCorps.Featuredtopicsinclude:missionand organizationOftheAirForce,officershipand professionalism,militarycustomsandcourtesies,Air Forceofficeropportunities,groupleadershipproblems, andanintroductiontocommunicationskills.Leadership LaboratoryismandatoryforAirForceROTCcadets,andit complementsthiscoursebyprovidingcadetswith followershipexperiences.

Scholarships
High School Scholarship Program

AirForceROTCscholarshipsareavailable annually.Thesescholarshipsareawardedona nationallycompetitivebasistohighschoolgraduates. InterestedstudentsshouldvisittheAirForceROTC websiteatafrotc.com.Applicationformsarealso availableattheAerospaceStudiesoffice.

In-College Scholarships

Thesescholarshipsareawardedonanationally competitivebasistocollegestudents.Students, includingthosenotenrolledinAerospaceStudies,may applythroughtheAerospaceStudiesoffice.Contact thedetachmentpersonnelformoreinformationon thesescholarships.

General Military Course (GMC)


ThefirsttwoyearsofAirForceROTCformthe basiccourseknownastheGMC.Basiccoursesare normallytakenduringthefreshmanandsophomore years.Thereisnomilitaryobligationassociatedwith basiccoursesandtheycountasfreeelectivecredit. Scholarshipsareavailableforqualifiedstudents. Studentsmayalsoreceiveamonthlystipendfrom $250$300iftheyqualify.

91 AFAS121L,LeadershipLaboratory Corequisite:AFAS121 ContinuationofAFAS120L. AFAS250,TheEvolutionofUSAFAirandSpacePowerI Asurveycoursedesignedtofacilitatethetransition fromAirForceROTCcadettoAirForceROTCcandidate. Featuredtopicsinclude:AirForceheritage,AirForce leaders,QualityAirForce,anintroductiontoethicsand values,introductiontoleadership,groupleadership problems,andcontinuingapplicationofcommunication skills.LeadershipLaboratoryismandatoryforAirForce ROTCcadets,anditcomplementsthiscourseby providingcadetswiththeirfirstopportunityforapplied leadershipexperiencesdiscussedinclass. AFAS250L,LeadershipLaboratory Corequiste:AFAS250 Applicationofelementsofpersonalleadership. Demonstrationofcommand,effectivecommunications, individualleadershipinstruction,physicalfitnesstraining andknowledgeofAirForcerequirements. AFAS251,TheEvolutionofUSAFAirandSpacePowerII Asurveycoursedesignedtofacilitatethetransition fromAirForceROTCcadettoAirForceROTCcandidate. Featuredtopicsinclude:AirForceheritage,AirForce leaders,QualityAirForce,anintroductiontoethicsand values,introductiontoleadership,groupleadership problems,andcontinuingapplicationofcommunication skills.LeadershipLaboratoryismandatoryforAirForce ROTCcadets,anditcomplementsthiscourseby providingcadetswiththeirfirstopportunityforapplied leadershipexperiencesdiscussedinclass. AFAS251L,LeadershipLaboratory Corequisite:AFAS251 ContinuationofAFAS250L. Thesecoursesaretaughtthroughaspecialcross enrollmentagreementwiththeUniversityofNewMexico anditsDepartmentofAerospaceStudies.Itemsrequired forthecoursesareprovidedbytheAFROTC program.Coursesaretaughtonthemaincampusof UNM;studentswishingtotakethesecoursesshould contacttheAerospaceStudiesDepartment at505.277.4502.

Atmospheric Sciences
Interdepartmental Graduate Program
AnumberofdepartmentsatNMTechoffer courseworkandresearchopportunitiesinthe atmosphericsciences.Thisprogramwasdevelopedto: 1) makeiteasierforstudentstodiscernwhatis availableatNMTechintheatmosphericsciences and 2) facilitatecrossdepartmentalcourseandresearch workbystudents. Theactualdegreesawardedarethoseofferedby eachdepartment;thereisnoseparatedegreeinthe atmosphericsciences.Thestudentmustsatisfyallthe requirementsinhisorherdepartmenttoearnadegree. Eachstudentshallhaveanacademicadvisorfromthe studentshomedepartment.However,thestudents researchadvisorcanbeafacultymemberfromanyof theparticipatingdepartments.

Current Specialties
Atmosphericandenvironmentalchemistry:Kyle, Wingenter Cloudphysics,clouddynamics,andatmospheric electricity:Eack,Krehbiel,Raymond,Rison,Winn Hydroclimatology:Hendrickx Upperatmospherephysics:Minschwaner,Thomas

Applicable Courses
Chemistry
CHEM422,EnvironmentalGeochemistry CHEM531,ChemistryofAquaticSystems CHEM532,AtmosphericChemistry

Earth and Environmental Science


ERTH422,EnvironmentalGeochemistry GEOC507,Hydrogeochemistry HYD503,GroundwaterHydrology HYD507,Hydrogeochemistry HYD512,SurfaceWaterHydrology HYD513,Hydroclimatology HYD517,VadoseZoneHydrology

Environmental Engineering
ENVE413,FundamentalsofAirPollutionEngineering ENVE416,DesignofAirPollutionEngineering Systems ENVE535,TransportandFateofAirPollutants

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Physics
PHYS331,PhysicsofWeatherandClimateI PHYS332,PhysicsofWeatherandClimateII PHYS432,AtmosphericRemoteSensing PHYS443,AtomicandNuclearPhysics PHYS526,FluidDynamics PHYS533,AdvancedTopicsinAtmosphericPhysics

Basic Sciences Program


(Interdepartmental)
AdministrativeCommitteeforBasicSciences: ProfessorCormack(Chair) DegreesOffered:B.S.inBasicSciences ThedegreeBachelorofScienceinBasicSciencesis intendedforthestudentwhodesiresaBachelorof Sciencedegreebutwishesmorelatitudeintheselection ofcoursesthanisavailableotherwise.Itiswell adaptedtotheneedsofastudentwhomaywishto completepreparationforsecondaryschoolteachingin scienceormathematics.Forthispurpose,however, properselectionofcoursesisnecessary,andtheadvice oftheDepartmentofEducationshouldbesought. ToqualifyforthedegreeBachelorofSciencein BasicSciences,astudentmustsatisfythegeneral educationcorecurriculumrequirementsforthe BachelorofSciencedegree(page87). Oftheminimum130credithoursrequiredforthis degree,atleast65mustbeinscienceand mathematics.Thesecanincludebiology,chemistry, computerscience,earthandenvironmentalscience, mathematics,engineeringcourses(numberedabove 200),physics,andpsychology. Atleast30ofthesecredithoursmustbeincourses numbered201orabove.Inorderthatareasonable depthofstudyisattainedinatleasttwofields,the 30credithoursmustincludeatleastninecredit hoursineachoftwofields. Theforeignlanguagerequirementissixcredithours inasinglelanguage. Ofthetotalcredithoursrequired,atleast42mustbe incoursesnumbered300orabove.

Participating Departments and Faculty


Chemistry
WingenterAtmosphericChemistry

Earth and Environmental Science


HendrickxVadoseZoneHydrology KyleIgneousGeochemistry,AntarcticGeology, Volcanology

Electrical Engineering
RisonAtmosphericElectricity,Instrumentation ThomasUpperAtmosphericPhysics, Instrumentation

Environmental Engineering
CalAirQualityEngineeringandScience

Materials and Metallurgical Engineering


G.BondCarbonDioxideRemediation

Physics
EackAtmosphericPhysics,AtmosphericElectricity KrehbielLightningStudies,RadarMeteorology, ThunderstormElectrification MinschwanerRadiativeTransferandClimate, PhysicsoftheUpperAtmosphere RaymondGeophysicalFluidDynamics,Cloud Physics,CloudsandClimate WinnAtmosphericPhysics,ElectricalDischarges inGases,Instrumentation

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Biology
ProfessorsKieft(ChairoftheDepartment),Rogelj AssociateProfessorsKirk,Reiss AssistantProfessorsNaik,Shors AdjunctFaculty:Bhasker,Boston,Gonzales,Markwell, Strong EmeritusFaculty:Smoake DegreesOffered:B.S.inBiology,Biologywith EnvironmentalScienceOption,andBiologywith MedicalTechnologyOption;M.S.inBiologyandM.S.in Biochemistry ThemissionoftheBiologyDepartmentistoprovide studentswitharelevanteducationforbiomedicaland biotechnologicalcareers,toleadinmolecularbiological research,andtoservetheuniversityandthescientific community.TheBiologyprogrampreparesundergraduate studentsforgraduateeducationinthemedicallyallied professionsandinthespecializedfieldsofthebiological sciences.(Studentswhoareinterestedinpremedical,pre dental,andpreveterinaryscienceprogramsshouldsee page193)Awidevarietyofcareeropportunitiesis currentlyavailableforthoseindividualspossessing advancedknowledgeandskills,particularlyintheareasof biochemistry,molecularbiology,microbiology,ecology, genetics,endocrinology,andimmunology.Marketdemand intheseareaswilllikelyremainstrongfortheforeseeable future. Undergraduatemajorstypicallyhavediversecareer goalsandobjectives.Toaccommodatethesedifferences, theundergraduateprogramisveryflexible;onlyaminimal numberoftechnicalcorecoursesisrequired.Throughthe selectionofappropriatetechnicalelectives,eachstudent customizestheireducationbasedonpersonalacademic needsandcareerobjectives. Themainapproachintheclassroomistostressthe highlyquantitativeandanalyticalnatureofmodern biologicalinquiry,whichutilizessophisticatedbiochemical andbiophysicaltechniquestoanswerfundamental questionsaboutlivingorganisms.Undergraduatesare encouragedtoundertakeresearchthroughvariousdirected studyandspecialtopicsofferingsandareoftenemployed astechniciansintheresearchlaboratoriesofthefaculty.

Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: BIOL111(3),111L(1),112(3),112L(1),311(3),311L(1), 331(3),333(3)&333L(1)or341(3)&341L,andBIOL 471(1) Atleast6additionalcredithoursfrom: BIOL341(3)&341L(1)or333(3)&333L(1),351(3),352 (3),353L(2),354L(2),355(2),355L(1),356(2),356L(1), 431(3),437(3) Atleast6additionalcredithoursfrom: BIOL343(3),343L(1),344(3),344L(1),446(3),447(3), 447L(1) AdditionalBiology(12).CHEM441and442 (BiochemistryIandII)maybeappliedtobiology electives. CHEM333(3);plus6additionalhoursofthefollowing: CHEM311(34),331(34),333L(1),334(3),334L(1), 441(34) ComputerScienceorMathematics:CSE113(4)or MATH283(3) Electivestocomplete130hours Biologylaboratoryclassesarerequiredforbiology lecturecoursesthatofferanassociatedlaboratoryifcredit forthelecturecourseisusedtomeettherequirednumber ofbiologycreditsforadegreeinbiology.Students pursuingaB.S.inBiologymusttakeBiologyand Chemistrycoursesforalettergrade,exceptforBIOL101 andBIOL102.Prerequisitesforaparticularcoursemay bewaivedonlywiththewrittenpermissionofthecourse instructorandchairofthedepartment.

Program Educational Objectives:


Ourgraduateswillbeabletousebasicprinciplesof sciencetoanalyze,toexplain,andtoapplybiological informationandconcepts. Ourgraduateswillbeabletodesignandimplement biologicalresearchandreportfindingsorallyandin writing.

SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofSciencein Biology Semester1 4 BIOL111&111L(intro) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 MATH131(calculus) 1 PhysicalRecreation 16TotalCreditHours Semester2 4 BIOL112&112L(intro) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 MATH132(calculus) 1 PhysicalRecreation 16TotalCredithours

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Semester3

4 BIOL311&311L(genetics) 3 BIOL331(cell) 3 SocialScience 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 3 CHEM333(organic) 18Totalcredithours Semester4 4 BIOL333&333L(molecular) 3 SocialScience 3 Humanities 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 ChemistryElective 18Totalcredithours Semester5 4 BiologyElective 3 BiologyElective 3 ChemistryElective 3 SocialScience 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 16Totalcredithours Semester6 4 BiologyElective 3 BiologyElective 34CSE113(computerscience)or MATH283(statistics) 3 Humanities 3 Electives 1617Totalcredithours Semester7 4 BiologyElective 3 BiologyElective 1 BIOL471(seminar) 8 Electives 16Totalcredithours Semester8 4 BiologyElective 3 BiologyElective 3 Humanities/SocialScience 6 Electives 16Totalcredithours

Bachelor of Science in Biology with Environmental Science Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralDegreeRequirements(page87),the followingcoursesarerequired: BIOL111&111L(4),112&112L(4),311&311L(4),331(3),333 &333L(4),orBIOL343&343L,andBIOL471(1) Atleast12additionalcredithoursfrom:BIOL343(3),343L(1), 344(3),344L(1),446(3),493(4);CHEM422(3),422L(1),ERTH 340(3),390(3),422(3),440(3) AdditionalBiology(6)CHEM441and442(BiochemistryIand II)maybeappliedtobiologyelectives. CHEM333(3);plus6additionalhoursofthefollowing:CHEM 311(34),331(34),333L(1),334(3),334L(1),422(34),441(3 4) ComputerScienceorMathematics:CS111(4)orMATH283(3) Electivestocomplete130hours Biologylaboratoryclassesarerequiredforbiologylecture coursesthatofferanassociatedlaboratoryifcreditforthelecture courseisusedtomeettherequirednumberofbiologycreditsfora degreeinbiology.StudentspursuingaB.S.inBiologymusttake BiologyandChemistrycoursesforalettergrade,exceptforBIOL 101andBIOL102.Prerequisitesforaparticularcoursemaybe waivedonlywiththewrittenpermissionofthecourseinstructor andchairofthedepartment.

Bachelor of Science in Biology with Medical Technology Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87),the followingcoursesarerequired: BIOL111&111L(4),112&112L(4),341&341L(4),437 (3);andoneofthefollowingoptions: 1.BIOL311&311L(4) 2.BIOL331(3)and333(3) 3.BIOL351(3)and352(3) CHEM311&311L(4),333&333L(4) MATH283(3) Internship(30)atanapprovedschoolofmedicaltechnology

Minor in Biology
Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: BIOL111&111L(4) BIOL112&112L(4) BIOL331(3) BIOL344&344L(4) Additionalbiologycoursenumbered300orabove(3) BiologyclassesrequiredforaminorinbiologymaynotbetakenonanS/ Ubasis.

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Graduate Program Master of Science in Biology


Themasterscandidatemustdemonstratecompetencein mathematics,chemistry,andphysicscomparabletoNew MexicoTechsBachelorofScienceinBiology.Requirements fortheMasterofSciencedegreeinBiologyfollowtheM.S. withThesisoption(page55).Additionalrequirementsare thefollowing: Completionofatleastsixcredithoursof500level biologycourseworkotherthanthesis,directedstudy,or seminar. Completionofatleastsixcredithoursof500level courseworkotherthanthesis,directedstudy,or seminarinoneormoredisciplinesoutsideofbiology. CompletionoftwocredithoursofBIOL501,Graduate Seminar.

Biology Courses:
BIOL101,IssuesinBiologicalScience,1cr,1clhr GradedS/U Introductiontomoderntopicsinbiotechnology, biodiversity,andbiocomplexity.Discussionofcareer optionsinthebiologicalsciences. BIOL102,IssuesinMedicalPractices,1cr,1clhr GradedS/U Discussionofsocial,political,legal,andeconomic issuesencounteredbyindividualsinhealthcare professions. BIOL111,111L,GeneralBiology,4cr,3clhrs,2labhrs Corequisite:CHEM121 Asurveyoflifefunctionsandassociatedstructures atthecellularlevel.Energyfixationandutilization, growthanddevelopmentthroughcelldivision,and geneaction.[NMCCNSBIOL1214:GeneralEducation AreaIII] BIOL112,112L,GeneralBiologyII,34cr,3clhrs,3lab hrs Prerequisite:BIOL111 Introductiontoevolution,ecology,physiology,and development.Laboratoryisaphylogeneticsurveyof thekingdomsoflife.[NMCCNSBIOL1224:General EducationAreaIII] BIOL311,311L,Genetics,34cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:BIOL111&111L Anoverviewofthestorage,transmissionand expressionofbiologicalinformation.Thelab emphasizesMendeliananalysisinmodelorganisms andfluorescentanalysisofhumanDNA. BIOL331,CellBiology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:BIOL111;CHEM121 Studiesoflifeatthecellularlevel.Thestructureand functionsofeukaryoticcellsandtheirorganelles.The molecularbasisforenergytransfers,growthand development,andtheirregulation. BIOL333,333L,MolecularBiology,34cr,3clhr,3lab hrs Prerequisites:BIOL331;CHEM121 Principlesofmodernmolecularbiology.Laboratory emphasizesenzymepurificationandrecombinantDNA techniques,organizedasagenecloningproject.BIOL 333andBIOL333Lmustbetakenconcurrently.

Graduate Work in Biochemistry


Biochemicalstudiesandresearchareimportantpartsof boththebiologyandchemistryprogramsatNewMexico Tech.Studentsinterestedintheapplicationofbiochemistry toresearchemphasesinbiologyorchemistryshouldcontact eitherdepartmentforfurtherinformation.

Five Year Program: Biology B.S./Biology M.S.


ExceptionallywellmotivatedstudentsmayearnbothBS andMSdegreesinBiologyinfiveyears.Thestudentfulfills therequirementsforaBSdegreeinfouryearsandforanMS degreethefollowingyear.Aminimumof160credithours arerequiredtocompletebothdegrees.TheMSdegree requiresthecompletionofathesisbasedonthestudents ownresearch. StudentsmayapplyfortheBS/MSprogramattheend oftheir4thsemester.Admissioniscontingentontheir havingaGPAofatleast3.0,andontheacceptabilityoftheir proposedcourseofstudy.Studentswithupperdivision standingmayalsoapply,withthesamerequirementsfor admission. Studentsinthefiveyearprogrammustapplyfor graduatestanding,normallyintheir6thsemester.Once admittedtothegraduateprogram,thestudentspendshisor her8thsemesterasaduallyregisteredstudent.Duringtheir senioryear,thestudentmustselectagraduateadvisory committeeandformalizehisorhergraduateresearchtopic. Onceadmittedtothegraduateprogram,astudentmay applyforfinancialsupportviaresearchassistantorteaching assistantpositions.

96 BIOL341,341L,IntroductoryMicrobiology,34cr,3clhrs, 3labhrs Prerequisite:CHEM122 Corequisite:BIOL331 Acomparativestudyofreproduction,growth,and metabolismofbacteria,rickettsia,andviruses,with emphasisonthebacteriaandtheirrelationtomanand theirenvironment. BIOL343,343L,EnvironmentalMicrobiology,34cr,3cl hrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:BIOL111 CorequisiteforBiologymajors:BIOL331;BIOL331 recommendedforothermajors Astudyoftherelationshipbetweenmicroorganisms andwaterandsoilenvironmentswithemphasison biogeochemicalcycles. BIOL344,344L,IntroductoryEcology,34cr,3clhrs,3lab hrs Prerequisites:BIOL112;MATH131 Astudyoftheprincipleswhichgoverntheinteractions betweenbiologicalpopulationsandtheenvironment. BIOL351,PhysiologyI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BIOL112;331 Principlesandmechanismsofvertebratefunction, emphasizingmammaliansystems.Includeshomeostasis, membranes,receptors,muscleandnervefunction, sensorysystemandtheregulationandfunctionof hormones. BIOL352,PhysiologyII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BIOL351 ContinuationofBIOL351.Includescardiovascular, respiratory,waterandionhomeostasis,gastrointestinal, andreproductivephysiology. BIOL353L,ExperimentalPhysiologyI,2cr,1clhr,3lab hrs Prerequisite:BIOL351 Studentswillquantifyandinterpretphysiologic responsesinhumans.Experimentswillinvolvethe nervous,sensory,andmuscularsystems.Aportionof thiscoursewillincludegrossanatomy. BIOL354L,ExperimentalPhysiologyII,2cr,1clhr,3lab hrs Prerequisite:BIOL351,353L Corequisite:BIOL352 ContinuationofBIOL353L.Studentswillquantify andinterpretphysiologicresponsesinhumans. Experimentswillinvolvethecardiovascular,renal,and respiratorysystems.Aportionofthiscoursewillinclude grossanatomy. BIOL362,AnimalBehavior,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PSY121;BIOL112;orconsentofinstructor Generaloverviewofethologicalandphysiological approachestothestudyofanimalbehavior.(Sameas PSY362) BIOL411,AdvancedGenetics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:BIOL311and333 Astudyofcurrenttopicsingenetics,includingthe molecularbasisofgenestructcureandactionin eukaryotesandprokaryotes. BIOL431,Virology,34cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:BIOL331 Corequisite:BIOL311 Molecularbiologyofviralinfection,replication,and pathogenesis.Animalvirusesemphasized. BIOL435,Bioinformatics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BIOL311orconsentofinstructor Computeranalysisofbiologicalsequencedataused toperforminsilicoexperiments.Studentswilldesign andperformexperimentsusingpublicdomainsoftware anddatabases. BIOL437,Immunology3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BIOL341 Studyofhumaninfectiousdiseaseandtheimmune system.Pathogenicmicroorganismsandmechanisms ofpathogenicity.Innateandacquiredimmune responses.Immunochemistry,cellularimmunity,and immunopathology. BIOL444,EvolutionaryBiology,3cr,3clhrs, Prerequisite:BIOL311,BIOL344 Themechanismsandimplicationsofbiological evolution.Topicsincludepopulationgenetics, adaptationandnaturalselection,fossilevidence,and evolutionarymedicine. BIOL446,EnvironmentalToxicology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM333 Thefateandbehavioroftoxicpollutantsin terrestrialandaquaticenvironments,froman ecosystemperspective.

97 BIOL449Astrobiology,3cr,3clhours Prerequisites:CHEM121,122,PHYSICS121,122,plusone othersciencecourseandconsentofinstructor.Offeredon demand. Anindepthandinterdisciplinarystudyof astrobiology,includinginteractionsbetweenlivingand nonlivingsystemsatmultiplescales:stellar,planetary, meso,andmicroscopic.Addressesfundamentalquestions regardingtheoriginoflife,andthepossibleextentand distributionoflifeintheuniverse.Combinesprinciplesof astrophysics,geosciences,planetaryscience,chemistry, andbiology.Innovativeinteractiveexercisesandprojects workingininterdisciplinarygroupsandindividually. (SameasERTH449.) BIOL455,MolecularEcology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:BIOL311and344,orconsentofinstructor Applicationofmolecularbiologicaltechniquesto ecologicalandenvironmentalproblems.Currentresearch projectsatTechareemphasized. BIOL471,LifeSciencesSeminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Upperclassstandinginbiologyorconsentof instructor Review,discussion,andstudentpresentationsofthe currentliteratureonasingletopicinbiology.Topicsare chosenwiththeaimofintegratingmultiplelevelsof biologicalorganizationandresearchapproaches. BIOL486,Cytogenetics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:BIOL311and333 Principlesofchromosomestructureandfunctionwith anemphasisonmedicaldiagnostics.Courseincludesa fieldtriptoacytogeneticsdiagnosticlaboratory. BIOL487,487LAdvancedVirology,34cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:BIOL431or531 Anindepthstudyofoneortwoviruses,viralvectorsfor genetherapy,andherpesorhemorrhagicfeverviruses. Thelaboratorysectionofthecoursewillincludeviral propagationintissuecultureandmethodstoinvestigate themolecularbiologyofviralinfection. BIOL488,BiologyofCancer,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:BIOL331and333 Principlesandmolecularmechanismsofcarcinogenesis. Involveselementsofcellbiology,genetics,molecular biology,immunology,biochemistry,virology, pharmacology,physiology,developmentalbiology,and pathology. BIOL489,SpecialTopicsinBiology,crandhrstobe arranged Prerequisites:Twosemestersofadvancedcoursesandconsentof instructor Specialreadingsorcourseinbiology. BIOL491,SpecialProblems,crandhrstobearranged Prerequisites:Twosemestersofadvancedcoursesandconsent ofinstructor Anintroductiontomethodsofresearch.Problemsare chosenfromthefieldsofbiologyandmaybesmall independentinvestigationsorpartofaresearch programbeingdirectedbytheadvisor. BIOL493,DirectedStudyinEnvironmentalBiology,cr andhrstobearranged Prerequisites:SeniorstudentmajoringinBiology EnvironmentalScienceOption,andconsentofinstructor Astudentdesignedstudyoflocalproblemsand processesoccurringduringinteractionbetween biologicalsystemsandtheirphysicochemical environmentincludingliteraturereview,fieldand laboratoryresearch,andresultpresentationbywritten reportandseminar. BIOL500,DirectedResearch,crtobearranged Thiscoursemaynotbeusedtofulfillgraduatedegree requirements.Researchundertheguidanceofafaculty member. BIOL501,GraduateSeminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatelevelstandingorconsentofinstructor Specialtopicsinbiology.Readings,student presentations,anddiscussionswillfocusonasingle topicwithinbiology,withadifferenttopictobeselected bytheBiologyfacultyeachsemester. BIOL511,AdvancedGenetics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:BIOL311and333 Astudyofcurrenttopicsingenetics,includingthe molecularbasisofgenestructureandactionin eukaryotesandprokaryotes.ShareslecturewithBIOL 411,butisgradedseparatelyandadditionalgraduate levelworkisrequired. BIOL531,Virology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BIOL331 Corequisite:BIOL311 Molecularbiologyofviralinfection,replication,and pathogenesis.Animalvirusesemphasized.Shares lecturewithBIOL431,butisgradedseparatelyand additionalgraduatelevelworkisrequired. BIOL535Bioinformatics3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BIOL311orconsentofinstructor Computeranalysisofbiologicalsequencedatausedto performinsilicoexperiments.Studentswilldesignand performexperimentsusingpublicdomainsoftwareand databases.ShareslecturewithBIOL435,butisgraded separatelyandadditionalgraduatelevelworkis required.

98 BIOL537,Immunology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BIOL341 Studyofhumaninfectiousdiseaseandtheimmune system.Pathogenicmicroorganismsandmechanismsof pathogenicity.Innateandacquiredimmuneresponses. Immunochemistry,cellularimmunity,and immunopathology.ShareslecturewithBIOL437,butis gradedseparatelyandadditionalgraduatelevelworkis required. BIOL542,AdvancedMicrobiology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BIOL341orconsentofinstructor Astudyofthecurrentconceptsinfunctionand structureofmicroorganismswithemphasisoncellular energy,biosyntheticandecologicalresponse. BIOL544,EvolutionaryBiology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BIOL311,BIOL344;graduatestandingor consentofinstructor. Themechanismsandimplicationsofbiological evolution.Topicsincludepopulationgenetics, adaptationandnaturalselection,fossilevidence,and evolutionarymedicine.ShareslecturewithBIOL444,but isgradedseparatelyandadditionalgraduatelevelwork isrequired. BIOL549Astrobiology,3cr,3clhours Prerequisites:Graduatestatusorconsentofinstructor.Offered ondemand. Anindepthandinterdisciplinarystudyof astrobiology,includinginteractionsbetweenlivingand nonlivingsystemsatmultiplescales:stellar,planetary, meso,andmicroscopic.Addressesfundamentalquestions regardingtheoriginoflife,andthepossibleextentand distributionoflifeintheuniverse.Combinesprinciplesof astrophysics,geosciences,planetaryscience,chemistry, andbiology.Innovativeinteractiveexercisesandprojects workingininterdisciplinarygroupsandindividually. ShareslecturewithBIOL449,butisgradedseparately andadditionalgraduatelevelworkisrequired.(Sameas GEOL549.) BIOL560,PopulationandCommunityEcology,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:BIOL344;graduatestandingorconsentof instructor Advancedstudyofdemography,population dynamics,speciesinteractions,andcommunitystructure. BIOL564,MolecularEcology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BIOL333orconsentofinstructor Molecularecologyistheapplicationofmolecular geneticstoecologicalandenvironmentalissues.The currentliteratureinthefieldisreviewed.Participants chooseatopictoresearchanddeveloparesearch proposalasthefinalproject.Graduatestudents presentapublicseminar. BIOL581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged Studyundertheguidanceofamemberofthe biologystaff.Ingeneral,subjectmatterwill supplementthatavailableinothergraduateofferings inbiology. BIOL586Cytogenetics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:BIOL311and333 Principlesofchromosomestructureandfunction withanemphasisonmedicaldiagnostics.Course includesafieldtriptoacytogeneticsdiagnostic laboratory.ShareslecturewithBIOL486,butisgraded separatelyandadditionalgraduatelevelworkis required. BIOL587,587LAdvancedVirology,34cr,3clhrs,3lab hrs Prerequisite:BIOL431or531 Anindepthstudyofoneortwoviruses,viral vectorsforgenetherapy;andherpesorhemorrhagic feverviruses.Thelaboratorysectionofthecoursewill includeviralpropagationintissuecultureand methodstoinvestigatethemolecularbiologyofviral infection.ShareslectureandlabwithBIOL487,487L, butisgradedseparatelyandadditionalgraduatelevel workisrequired. BIOL588,BiologyofCancer,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:BIOL331and333 Principlesandmolecularmechanismsof carcinogenesis.Involveselementsofcellbiology, genetics,molecularbiology,immunology, biochemistry,virology,pharmacology,physiology, developmentalbiology,andpathology.Graduate studentsarerequiredtowriteagrantproposal. BIOL591,Thesis(mastersprogram),crtobearranged

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Faculty Research Interests


BhaskerMedicalProfessions BostonGeomicrobiology GonzalesVeterinaryProfessions KieftMicrobiology,EnvironmentalBiology KirkBiologyofAging,EvolutionaryEcology MarkwellMedicalProfessions NaikAnimalPhysiology ReissMolecularGenetics,Evolution RogeljCellBiology,Immunology,AdhesiveInteractions betweenCells ShorsInnateImmuneResponsetoViralInfection,Small PoxVaccineDesign,PathogenDetection SmoakeAnimalPhysiology,Endocrinology

Chemistry
ProfessorPietrass AssociateProfessorHeagy AssistantProfessorsEwing,Kornienko,Pullin,Steelant (ChairoftheDepartment),Wingenter,Zhang AdjunctFaculty:Bruyneel,Buckley,Fukushima,Schwab, Tierney EmeritusProfessors:Brandvold,Brower,Hatch,C.Popp DegreesOffered:B.S.inChemistry,Chemistrywith EnvironmentalOption,ChemistrywithBiochemistry Option,andChemistrywithPreMedicineorPre VeterinaryProgram;M.S.inChemistryandM.S.in ChemistrywithBiochemistryOption;Ph.D.in ChemistryandGeochemistry(seeEarthand EnvironmentalScience) ThefundamentalmissionoftheDepartmentof Chemistryistoprovidestudentswith:(1)theskills necessaryforcriticalandanalyticalthinking;(2)an understandingofthebasicconceptsofchemistry;(3)an appreciationofchemistryanditscentralplaceamongthe sciences;(4)afeelingforthejoysandfrustrationsof originalresearch;and(5)theabilitytocommunicate observationsanddiscoveries. TheDepartmentofChemistryoffersabalance betweenpureandappliedchemistryandpresents scienceaspartofaliberaleducation.Thefacultyis qualifiedinthemajordivisionsofchemistryinorganic, organic,analytical,physical,andbiochemical.The undergraduateprogramemphasizesdevelopmentofa strongfoundationinthefundamentalareasofchemistry inordertopreparestudentsforthediversecareer opportunitiesavailabletochemists.Laboratoryfacilities supportresearchinallmajorareasofchemistry,aswell asatmospheric,environmental,explosives,and medicinalchemistry.Interdisciplinaryworkis encouraged.Thedepartmentmaintainsafull complementofmodernanalyticalinstrumentation.Most undergraduatestudentsparticipateindepartmental research.Careerpossibilitiesrangefromindustrial processcontrolthroughscientificresearchinacademic andgovernmentlaboratories.Morethan60percentof Techchemistrygraduatescontinuetheireducationin graduateschool.Manyhavebecometeachers,medical doctors,orresearchscientists.Thestudenthasfreedom toselectcoursestomeetindividualinterestsand objectives,suchaspreparationforgraduateschoolor industry,orsimplyasuperioreducation.Graduates receiveabachelorofsciencedegreeaccreditedbythe AmericanChemicalSociety.

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Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: MATH231(4) CHEM311(3),311L(1),331(3),331L(1),332(3), 332L(1),333(3),333L(1),334(3),334L(1),411(3), 411L(1),441(3),443(3),443L(1),493(1),494(2); AdvancedChemistrycourses:Anythreechosen fromCHEM422(3),427(3),442(3),445(3),446(3) AdvancedChemistrylabs:Anytwochosenfrom CHEM422L(1),441L(1),442L(1),445L(2) Thisleavesaminimumof20credithoursof electives.TheChemistryDepartmentpromotesa diversesetofelectivesforawellfoundededucation. RecommendedelectivesincludeCSE113,MATH254, MATH335,ES110,ChE326,MATE202,andERTH 211.Theprobablesequenceofelectivesshouldbe discussedwiththestudentsadvisorduringthe freshmanyear. SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofSciencein Chemistry Thiscurriculumassumesareasonablystronghigh schoolbackground.Wherepossible,CHEM311,333, and334shouldbecompletedbytheendofthe sophomoreyear.Thisisonlyasamplecurriculum. Studentsshouldconsulttheiradvisortodesign programsthatfittheirindividualbackgroundsand interests. Semester1 4 CHEM151&151L(general) 1 CHEM151R 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 MATH131(calculus) 4 BIOL111orERTH101(general) 12 Electives 1718Totalcredithours

Semester3 4 CHEM311&311L(quantitativeanalysis) 4 CHEM333&333L(organic) 4 MATH231(calculus) 5 PHYS122&122L 17Totalcredithours Semester4 4 CHEM334&334L(organic) 4 CSE113(programming) 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 3 Electives 17Totalcredithours

Semester5 4 CHEM331&331L(physical) 4 BIOL102/ERTH102(general) 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 3 Electives 17Totalcredithours

Semester6 4 CHEM332&332L(physical) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 SocialScience 6 Electives 16Totalcredithours

Semester7 4 CHEM411&411L(instrumental) 3 CHEM441(biochemistry) 4 AdvancedChemistry 1 CHEM493(seniorthesis) 3 Humanities/SocialScience 3 ElectivesorAdvancedChemistry 18Totalcredithours Semester8 4 CHEM443&443L(inorganic) 4 AdvancedChemistry 2 CHEM494(seniorthesis) 6 ElectivesorAdvancedChemistry 16Totalcredithours

Semester2 4 CHEM152&152L(general) 1 CHEM152R 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 MATH132(calculus) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 17Totalcredithours

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Environmental Science Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87),requirementsincludethecourses listedfortheBachelorofScienceinChemistryandthe followingcourses: 12credithoursfromthefollowing:CHEM422;BIOL 343,344,446,or447;ERTH412;SpecialProblemsin EnvironmentalChemistry.

approvedbythestudentsadvisorycommitteeandmust fulfillthegeneraldegreerequirementsfortheirrespective advanceddegree.

Master of Science in Chemistry


Aminimumof12credithoursof500levelchemistry courseisrequired.CHEM529and530donotcount towardsthisrequirement.Additionallystudentsmusttake 6credithoursatthe300,400,or500levelandabovefrom otherdepartments.Thestudentshouldconsultwiththeir committeeandadvisorwhendevelopingacourseplan. M.S.studentsarerequiredtotakeCHEM529and530 forcreditforatleasttwosemesterandtoregisterasauditor forothersemesters.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Biochemistry Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87),requirementsincludethecourses listedfortheBachelorofScienceinChemistryandthe followingcourses: CHEM441L(1),442(3),442L(1) Sixcredithoursofupperdivisionbiologycourses

Master of Science in Chemistry with Biochemistry Option


StudentsearningaMasterofSciencedegreein chemistrycanreceiveaBiochemistryOptionthrough cooperationwiththeBiologyDepartment.The requirementsforthebiochemistryoptionarethesameas thoseforaMasterofScienceinChemistry,exceptthat: Six(6)credithoursofthe12credithoursminimumof 500levelchemistryclassesmustbefromCHEM521 and547. Amaximumofthree(3)credithoursofCHEM581or BIOL581(directedstudy)maybeusedtowardthe degree. Aminimumofsix(6)credithoursofupper division/500levelcoursesinbiology,selectedfromthe following,mustbecompleted:BIOL331,333,351,352, 356,488,501,552,588. Studentsinterestedinsuchaprogramshouldconsult theiradvisorandthepremedicaladvisor.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Pre Medicine or Pre-Veterinary Program

Chemistrystudentsmayreceiveexcellent preparationformedicalorveterinaryschoolby selectingmostoftheirelectivesfromthefollowing: BIOL111and204(generalrequirements),331,341, 351,355,411,and453. Upperdivisionchemistrycourserequirements shouldbefilledbyCHEM441and442.

Studentsinterestedinsuchaprogramshouldconsult theiradvisorandthepremedicaladvisor.

Minor in Chemistry
Minimumcredithoursrequired19 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: Chemistry311(3)&311L(1) Threeofthefollowingcourseswiththeassociated labs: Chemistry331(3)&331L(1) Chemistry332(3)&332L(1) Chemistry333(3)&333L(1) Chemistry334(3)&334L(1) Onechemistrycoursenumbered400orabove (34)

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry


Studentsofexceptionalabilitymaypursueaprogram leadingtothedoctoraldegree.Theprospectivedoctoral candidatewilldevelopabroadbackgroundinchemistry andrelatedfieldsandprovehisabilitytodoindependent research.Anearlyassessmentofthestudentsabilityis achievedinthecandidacyexaminationtobecompletedby theendofthesecondyear.Researchfieldsappropriatefor thePh.D.candidateareallmajorareasofchemistry. Currentspecializationsincludeanalytical,climatechange environmental,medicinal,pharmaceutical,theoretical,and greenchemistry,aswellasspectroscopictechniquesand nanomaterials.Interdisciplinaryprogramswithother sciencedepartments,suchasphysicsorbiology,canbe pursued.

Graduate Program

Studentsenteringanychemistrygraduateprogram musttakeentranceexaminationswithinaweekafter theirfirstregistration.Ifdeficienciesaredetermine, appropriateundergraduatecourseworkwillbe suggested.Thestudentscourseofstudymustbe

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No Prior Masters Degree


Aminimumof50credithoursisrequired.Thesehoursare distributedasfollows: 500levelchemistrycourses 21crhrsminimum CHEM529,530(Seminar) 2crhrs CHEM554,555(ProposalWriting) 3crhrs CHEM595(Dissertation) 24crhrs Studentsanysubstituteupto6credithoursofcoursesatthe 300levelandabovefromotherdepartments.Additional500 levelcoursesfromotherdepartmentsmaybeusedinplaceof 500levelchemistrycourses,uponapprovalofstudents advisorycommittee.

CHEM121L,GeneralChemistryLaboratoryI,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM121;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredfallandspringsemesters Laboratoryexperimentsandtechniquesemphasizing principlesfromCHEM121.[NMCCNSCHEM1214: GeneralEdcuationAreaIII] CHEM121R,GeneralChemistryIRecitation,1cr,1clhr Corequisite:CHEM121;GradedS/U Offeredfallandspringsemesters RecommendedforallstudentsenrolledinChem121. Reinforceconceptsstudiedinclass.Practiceproblemsolving skillsinchemistry. CHEM122,GeneralChemistryII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CHEM121and121L Corequisites:CHEM122LandMATH131orequivalent Offeredfallandspringsemesters ContinuationofCHEM121.Emphasizesbasickinetics, thermodynamics,equilibria,electrochemistry,reactionsof inorganiccompounds,andanintroductiontoorganic chemistry.[NMCCNSCHEM1224:GeneralEducationArea III] CHEM122L,GeneralChemistryLaboratoryII,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM122;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredfallandspringsemesters Laboratoryexperimentsandtechniquesemphasizing principlesfromCHEM122.[NMCCNSCHEM1224: GeneralEducationAreaIII] CHEM122R,GeneralChemistryIIRecitation,1cr,1clhr Corequisite:CHEM122;GradedS/U Offeredfallandspringsemesters RecommendedforallstudentsenrolledinChem122. Reinforceconceptsstudiedinclass.Practiceproblemsolving skillsinchemistry. CHEM151,GeneralChemistryI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH103(orequivalent,passedwithgradeCor better) Corequisite:CHEM151L Recommendedcorequiste:CHEM151R,MATH131 Offeredfallsemester TopiccoverageparallelsCHEM121withemphasison criticalthinkingandactive,collaborativeandproblembased learning.Smallclasssize,limitedenrollment.Admissionto thiscourseinvolvesaselectionprocess.Contactthe ChemistryDepartment(chem@nmt.edu)fordetails. RecommendedforChemistrymajors;othermajorsare welcome.(TheCHEM151/152sequenceisequivalentto CHEM121/122.)

Prior Masters Degree in Chemistry


Aminimumof38credithoursisrequired.Thesehoursaredistributedas follows: 500levelchemistrycourses 9crhrsminimum CHEM529,530(Seminar) 2crhrs CHEM554,555(ProposalWriting) 3crhrs CHEM595(Dissertation) 24crhrs Studentsmaysubstituteupto3credithoursofcoursesatthe 300levelandabovefromotherdepartments.Additional 500levelcoursesfromotherdepartmentsmaybeusedin placeof500levelchemistrycourses,uponapprovalof studentsadvisorycommittee.

Chemistry Courses:
CHEM109,IntroductiontoChemistry,3cr,2clhrs,4labhrs Prerequisite:MATH101 Anoverviewofthefundamentalconceptsinchemistry. Topicswillincludeadiscussionoftheclassificationof matter,thefundamentallawsofchemicalcombination,the atomictheoryandchemicalbonding.Thestoichiometryof chemicalreactionswillbepresented.Severaltypesof chemicalreactionswillbediscussed,including precipitationreactions,oxidationreductionreactionsand acidbasereactions.Topicsinorganicandbiochemistry willalsobeconsidered.Lectureswillincludenumerous examplesanddemonstrationsofchemicalprinciples. Extensivelaboratoryexerciseswillfurtherillustrate conceptsdiscussedduringthelecturehours. CHEM121,GeneralChemistryI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH103(orequivalent,passedwithgradeCor better) Corequisite:CHEM121L Offeredfallandspringsemesters Basicdescriptiveandquantitativeprinciplesof chemistryassociatedwiththeconceptsofthemole, concentration,heat,atomicandmolecularstructure, periodicity,bonding,physicalstates,stoichiometry,and reactions.[NMCCNSCHEM1214:GeneralEducationArea III]

103 CHEM151L,GeneralChemistryI,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM151,alabusagefeeischarged Offeredfallsemester Laboratoryexperimentsemphasizingprinciplesfrom CHEM151. CHEM151R,GeneralChemistryIRecitation,1cr,1clhr Corequisite:CHEM151 Offeredfallsemesters;GradedS/U Practiceproblemsolvingskillsinchemistry. RecommendedforallstudentsenrolledinChem151. CHEM152,GeneralChemistryII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM151and151L Corequisites:CHEM152LandMATH131orequivalent Recommendedcorequiste:CHEM152R Offeredspringsemester ContinuationofCHEM151.Topiccoverageparallels CHEM122withemphasisoncriticalthinkingand active,collaborativeandproblembasedlearning.Small classsize,limitedenrollment.Admissiontothiscourse involvesaselectionprocess.ContacttheChemistry Department(chem@nmt.edu)fordetails.Recommended forChemistrymajors;othermajorsarewelcome.The CHEM151/152sequenceisequivalenttoCHEM 121/122.) CHEM152L,GeneralChemistryLaboratoryII,1cr,3lab hrs Corequisite:CHEM152,alabusagefeeischarged Offeredspringsemester Laboratoryexperimentsemphasizingprinciplesfrom CHEM152. CHEM152R,GeneralChemistryIIRecitation,1cr,1clhr Corequisite:CHEM152 Offeredfallsemester;GradedS/U Practiceproblemsolvingskillsinchemistry. RecommendedforallstudentsenrolledinChem152. CHEM311,QuantitativeAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM122passedwithgradeCorbetter Offeredfallsemester;offeredspringsemesterifsufficient demand Fundamentaltheoryandtechniquesintraditional chemicalanalysis.Emphasizessamplingandseparation methods,measurement,statistics,volumetricand gravimetricanalysis,equilibriumandpHstudies,basic electrochemicaltechniques,andintroductionto instrumentation. CHEM311L,QuantitativeAnalysisLaboratory,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM311;alabusagefeeischarged. Offeredfallsemester;offeredspringsemesterifsufficientdemand Laboratoryexperimentsandtechniquesemphasizingthe principlesfromCHEM311. CHEM331,PhysicalChemistryI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CHEM122passedwithgradeCorbetter;MATH 132;PHYS122 Offeredfallsemester;offeredspringsemesterifsufficientdemand Studyofthefundamentalprinciplesofthermodynamics appliedtoequilibria,physicalstates,electromotiveforce, solutionphenomena,andreactionkinetics.Studyof physicalstateproperties. CHEM331L,PhysicalChemistryLaboratoryI,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM331;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredfallsemester;offeredspringsemesterifsufficientdemand Laboratoryexperimentsandtechniquesemphasizing principlesfromCHEM331. CHEM332,PhysicalChemistryII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM331 Offeredspringsemester Atomicandmolecularquantumtheory,grouptheory, spectroscopy,andstatisticalmechanics. CHEM332L,PhysicalChemistryLaboratoryII,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM332;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredspringsemester Laboratoryexperimentsandtechniquesemphasizing principlesfromCHEM332. CHEM333,OrganicChemistryI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM122passedwithgradeCorbetter Offeredfallsemester;offeredspringsemesterifsufficientdemand Nomenclature,properties,structure,reactions,and synthesisofcarboncompounds. CHEM333L,OrganicChemistryLaboratoryI,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM333;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredfallsemester;offeredspringsemesterifsufficientdemand CHEM334,OrganicChemistryII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM333 Offeredspringsemester ContinuationofCHEM333. CHEM334L,OrganicChemistryLaboratoryII,1cr,3labhrs Prerequisite:CHEM333L Corequisite:CHEM334;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredspringsemester

104 CHEM411,AdvancedInstrumentalMethods,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CHEM311and332orconsentofinstructor Corequisite:CHEM411L Offeredfallsemester Instrumentaldesign,operationandadvanced techniquesofchemicalanalysis.Emphasizesgas chromatography;atomicabsorption;ultraviolet,visible, andinfraredspectroscopy;specificionelectrodes; nuclearmagneticresonancespectroscopy;mass spectroscopy,etc. CHEM411L,AdvancedInstrumentalLaboratory,1cr,3 labhrs Corequisite:CHEM411;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredfallsemester Laboratoryexperimentsandinstrumentaltechniques emphasizingprinciplesfromCHEM411. CHEM412,AdvancedTopicsinAnalyticalChemistry,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM311,411,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Studyofspecialtopicsnototherwisetreatedin analyticalchemistry.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignmentsand exams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM 512.) CHEM413,SeparationScience,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM331,411,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Theoryandpracticeofseparationscience.Topics includeselectivemasstransport,extraction, chromatography,andelectrophoresis.Thegraduateand undergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferinthe assignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesamelectures. (SameasCHEM513.) CHEM422,EnvironmentalChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Anytwoofthefollowing:CHEM311,331,or 333 Offeredonsufficientdemand Applicationofchemicalprinciplestothestudyofthe environment.Includesnaturalprocessesandpollution problemsrelatedtowater,air,andsoil.Thegraduate andundergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferin theassignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesame lectures.(SameasCHEM522andERTH422.) CHEM422L,EnvironmentalChemistryLaboratory,1cr, 3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM422/522;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredonsufficientdemand Laboratoryexperimentsrelatedtotheprinciplesin CHEM422/522.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignments andexams.(SameasCHEM522L.) CHEM423,AppliedSpectroscopy,3cr,3clhrs Discussionsofmassspectrometry,fluorescence, NuclearMagneticResonance(NMR),Xray(XPS,X raydiffraction,solidstatespectroscopy),Infrared(IR), Ultraviolet/Visiblespectroscopicmethodsand techniques,asappliedtochemicalandbiological problems,includingstructureelucidation,medical diagnostics,molecularsensors.Thegraduateand undergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferinthe assignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesame lectures.(SameasCHEM523.) CHEM425,MolecularQuantumMechanics,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:CHEM331,332,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Molecularstructure;theoriesofthechemicalbond; perturbationandvariationmethods;electronicand magneticpropertiesofmolecules.Thegraduateand undergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferinthe assignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesame lectures.(SameasCHEM525.) CHEM426,ChemicalSpectroscopy,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM331,332,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Principlesandapplicationsofelectronic,molecular, andspinspectroscopies,laserspectroscopy; transitions;elementsofgrouptheory;quantitative correlationsandanalyticalchemistry.Thegraduate andundergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferin theassignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesame lectures.(SameasCHEM526.) CHEM427,MolecularReactionDynamics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM331,332,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Techniquesinstudiesofchemicalreactionrates. Topicscommonlyinclude:ratelaws,collisiontheory, mechanisticstudies,transitionstatetheory,fast reactions,chemicaloscillations,transporttheory,and transportcoefficients.Thegraduateand undergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferinthe assignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesame lectures.(SameasCHEM527.)

105 CHEM428,AdvancedTopicsinPhysicalChemistry Studyofspecialtopicsnototherwisecoveredin physicalchemistry.(SameasCHEM528.) CHEM431,ChemistryofAquaticSystems,3cr,3clhrs Thethermodynamicsandaqueouschemistryof naturalwaters,withemphasisongroundwater. Chemicalequilibriumconcepts,surfacechemistry,redox reactions,andbiochemistry.Theinteractionofwater withtheatmosphereandgeologicmaterials.Basic conceptsappliedtoproblemsofgroundwaterquality evolution,wateruse,andgroundwatercontamination. (SameasCHEM531.) CHEM432,AtmosphericChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Chemistryoftheatmosphere.Importantchemical reactionsandtheireffectsonsurfaceandgroundwater. Effectsofanthropogenicinputsontheatmosphere, climatechange.Distributionofchemicalspeciesinthe atmosphere,etc.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignmentsand exams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM 532.) CHEM433,GlobalBiogeochemicalCycles,3cr,3clhrs Humanactivityisincreasingtherateofadditionof materialstotheenvironment,resultinginchangestothe earthsclimate.Thetransformationandmovementof naturalandanthropogenicsourcesofchemical substancesbetweenreservoirsinaglobalcontext.The graduateandundergraduateversionsofthecoursewill differintheassignmentsandexams,whilesharingthe samelectures.(SameasCHEM533.) CHEM441,BiochemistryI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM331and334;orconsentofinstructor Corequisite:CHEM441L Offeredfallsemester Overviewofbasicbiochemistry.Emphasizes structure,nomenclature,andreactionsofbiologically activecompoundssuchascarbohydrates,lipids, proteins,nucleicacids,andenzymes.Introductionto metabolicpathways. CHEM441L,BiochemistryLaboratoryI,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM441;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredfallsemester ExperimentsrelatedtoCHEM441. CHEM442,BiochemistryII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM441 Corequisite:CHEM442L Offeredspringsemester ContinuationofCHEM441.Emphasizesvertebrate biochemistryandthestudyofvitamins,hormones, biochemicalgenetics,andnutrition.Introductionto photosynthesis. CHEM442L,BiochemistryLaboratoryII,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM442;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredspringsemester TopicsrelatedtoCHEM442.Emphasison bioanalyticaltechniques. CHEM443,IntermediateInorganicChemistry,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:CHEM332 Corequisite:CHEM443L Offeredspringsemester Atomicandmolecularstructurewithrelationships basedontheperiodicsystem;bondingtheories; elementsofgrouptheory;chemistryinnonaqueous solvents;chemistryoftheelements;coordination chemistry;ligandfieldtheory. CHEM443L,IntermediateInorganicChemistry Laboratory,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM443;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredspringsemester CHEM444,AdvancedTopicsinOrganicChemistry Prerequisite:CHEM333,334,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Studyofspecialtopicsnototherwisecoveredin organicchemistry.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignments andexams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(Sameas CHEM544.) CHEM445,IntermediateOrganicChemistry,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:CHEM334 Corequisite:CHEM445L Offeredfallsemester,oddyears,oronsufficientdemand Thedeterminationofthestructureoforganic compoundsbychemicalandphysicalmeans. CHEM445L,IntermediateOrganicChemistry Laboratory,2cr,6labhrs Corequisite:CHEM445;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredspringsemester,oddyears,oronsufficientdemand CHEM446,PolymerChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM332,334orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Studyofthepreparation,properties,andusesof macromolecules.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignments andexams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(Sameas CHEM546.)

106 CHEM447,MedicinalChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Molecularlevelmechanismsofdrugactionand rationaldrugdesign.Materialisdrawnfromtherecent primaryliterature.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignmentsand exams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM 547.) CHEM449,OrganometallicChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Organometallicchemistryofthemaingroupand transitionelements.Ligandclassificationandmolecular orbitaldescriptionofbondinginorganometallic complexes.Structure,bonding,synthesis,and propertiesoftransitionmetalcompoundsandtheir derivatives.Organometalliccomplexesascatalysts. Thegraduateandundergraduateversionsofthecourse willdifferintheassignmentsandexams,whilesharing thesamelectures.(SameasCHEM549.) CHEM450,PhysicalOrganicChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Physicalaspectsoforganicchemistry.Emphasizes reactionmechanisms,reactionkinetics,andelectronic theories.Thegraduateandundergraduateversionsof thecoursewilldifferintheassignmentsandexams, whilesharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM550.) CHEM491,SpecialProblems,13cr CHEM493,SeniorResearchandThesis,1cr Offeredfallsemester Problemorientedresearchunderthedirectionofa facultymember.Researchtopicsmustbeapprovedand startedsoastoallowtwosemestersforcompletion. Projectswillconsistofandbegradedonthreecriteria: theresearchworkitself,awriteupinthesisform,and twooralpresentationsoftheproject. CHEM494,SeniorResearchandThesis,2cr Prerequisite:CHEM493 Offeredspringsemester ContinuationofresearchbeguninCHEM493. Allcoursesnumbered500andaboverequiretheconsentof theinstructor. CHEM500,DirectedResearch Thiscoursemaynotbeusedtofulfillgraduatedegree requirements. CHEM501AppliedMolecularQuantumMechanics,3 cr,3clhrs Offeredfallsemester Prerequisites:CHEM332,334,and443orequivalent Reviewofbonding,structureandsymmetry. Applicationofmoleculartheorytocontemporary problemsinorganicchemistry(e.g.EHMO,frontier orbitaltheory),inorganicchemistry(e.g.ligandfield theory,JahnTellereffect)andanalyticalchemistry (e.g.photophysicochemicalprocesses). CHEM512,AdvancedTopicsinAnalyticalChemistry,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM311,411,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Studyofspecialtopicsnototherwisetreatedin analyticalchemistry.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignments andexams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(Sameas CHEM412.) CHEM513,SeparationScience,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM331,411,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Theoryandpracticeofseparationscience.Topics includeselectivemasstransport,extraction, chromatography,andelectrophoresis.Thegraduate andundergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferin theassignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesame lectures.(SameasCHEM413.) CHEM521,AdvancedTopicsinBiochemistry,3cr,3cl hrs Topicsmayincludebiomoleculesandcancer,drug action,cellculture,cytotoxicityandcytostaticity, clinicaltrials. CHEM522,EnvironmentalChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Anytwoofthefollowing:CHEM311,331,or 333 Offeredonsufficientdemand Applicationofchemicalprinciplestothestudyof theenvironment.Includesnaturalprocessesand pollutionproblemsrelatedtowater,air,andsoil.The graduateandundergraduateversionsofthecourse willdifferintheassignmentsandexams,while sharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM422.) CHEM522L,EnvironmentalChemistryLaboratory,1cr, 3labhrs Corequisite:CHEM422/522;alabusagefeeischarged Offeredonsufficientdemand Laboratoryexperimentsrelatedtotheprinciplesin CHEM422/522.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignments andexams.(SameasCHEM422L.)

107 CHEM523,AppliedSpectroscopy,3cr,3clhrs Discussionsofmassspectrometry,fluorescence, NuclearMagneticResonance(NMR),Xray(XPS,Xray diffraction,solidstatespectroscopy),Infrared(IR), Ultraviolet/Visiblespectroscopicmethodsand techniques,asappliedtochemicalandbiological problems,includingstructureelucidation,medical diagnostics,molecularsensors.Thegraduateand undergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferinthe assignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesamelectures. (SameasCHEM423.) CHEM524StatisticalThermodynamics,3cr,3clhrs Offeredalternateyears Entropy,randomness,theBoltzmanndistribution, andthechemicalpotential.Translational,rotational, vibrational,andelectroniccontributionstothepartition function.Calculationofmeanenergies,heatcapacities, andequilibriumconstants.Stability.Theinfluenceof wavefunctionsymmetry:BoseEinsteinandFermiDirac statistics.Thequantumstatisticaloperator.Coherence andthePauliprinciple.(SameasPhys508) CHEM525,MolecularQuantumMechanics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM331,332,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Molecularstructure;theoriesofthechemicalbond; perturbationandvariationmethods;electronicand magneticpropertiesofmolecules.Thegraduateand undergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferinthe assignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesamelectures. (SameasCHEM425.) CHEM526,ChemicalSpectroscopy,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM331,332,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Principlesandapplicationsofelectronic,molecular, andspinspectroscopies,laserspectroscopy;transitions; elementsofgrouptheory;quantitativecorrelationsand analyticalchemistry.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignmentsand exams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM 426.) CHEM527,MolecularReactionDynamics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM331,332,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Techniquesinstudiesofchemicalreactionrates. Topicscommonlyinclude:ratelaws,collisiontheory, mechanisticstudies,transitionstatetheory,fast reactions,chemicaloscillations,transporttheory,and transportcoefficients.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignmentsand exams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM 427.) CHEM528,AdvancedTopicsinPhysicalChemistry Studyofspecialtopicsnototherwisecoveredin physicalchemistry.(SameasCHEM428.) CHEM529(Fall),530(Spring),GraduateSeminar,1cr eachsemester CHEM531,ChemistryofAquaticSystems,3cr,3clhrs Thethermodynamicsandaqueouschemistryof naturalwaters,withemphasisongroundwater. Chemicalequilibriumconcepts,surfacechemistry, redoxreactions,andbiochemistry.Theinteractionof waterwiththeatmosphereandgeologicmaterials. Basicconceptsappliedtoproblemsofgroundwater qualityevolution,wateruse,andgroundwater contamination.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignments andexams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(Sameas CHEM431,GEOC507andHYD507) CHEM532,AtmosphericChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Chemistryoftheatmosphere.Importantchemical reactionsandtheireffectsonsurfaceandground water.Effectsofanthropogenicinputsonthe atmosphere,climatechange.Distributionofchemical speciesintheatmosphere,etc.Thegraduateand undergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferinthe assignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesame lectures.(SameasCHEM432.) CHEM533,GlobalBiogeochemicalCycles,3cr,3clhrs Humanactivityisincreasingtherateofadditionof materialstotheenvironment,resultinginchangesto theearthsclimate.Thetransformationandmovement ofnaturalandanthropogenicsourcesofchemical substancesbetweenreservoirsinaglobalcontext.The graduateandundergraduateversionsofthecourse willdifferintheassignmentsandexams,while sharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM433.) CHEM540,TheChemistryofEnergeticMaterials,3cr, 3clhrs Thechemistryofpropellants,pyrotechnics,and explosives.Materialtobecoveredwillinclude history,oxidation/reductionreactivity,kineticsof decomposition,analyticalcharacterizationtechniques, performanceevaluation,hazardsanalysis,safety testing,andstructurepropertyrelationships. CHEM542,OrganometallicChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Organometallicchemistryofthemaingroupand transitionelements.Ligandclassificationand molecularorbitaldescriptionofbondingin organometalliccomplexes.Structure,bonding, synthesis,andpropertiesoftransitionmetal compoundsandtheirderivatives.Organometallic complexesascatalysts.

108 CHEM543,AdvancedTopicsinInorganicChemistry,3 cr,3clhrs Studyofspecialtopicsotherwisenotcoveredin inorganicchemistry. CHEM544,AdvancedTopicsinOrganicChemistry Prerequisite:CHEM333,334,orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Studyofspecialtopicsnototherwisecoveredin organicchemistry.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignmentsand exams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM 444.) CHEM545,AdvancedOrganicSynthesis,3cr,3clhrs Principlesandpracticesoforganicsynthesis. CHEM546,PolymerChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM332,334orconsentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Studyofthepreparation,properties,andusesof macromolecules.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignmentsand exams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM 446.) CHEM547,MedicinalChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Molecularlevelmechanismsofdrugactionand rationaldrugdesign.Materialisdrawnfromtherecent primaryliterature.Thegraduateandundergraduate versionsofthecoursewilldifferintheassignmentsand exams,whilesharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM 447.) CHEM548,ExperimentalNMRSpectroscopy Alabusagefeeischarged IntroductiontoNMRinstrumentation,data acquisition,andprocessing. CHEM549,OrganometallicChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Organometallicchemistryofthemaingroupand transitionelements.Ligandclassificationand molecularorbitaldescriptionofbondingin organometalliccomplexes.Structure,bonding, synthesis,andpropertiesoftransitionmetal compoundsandtheirderivatives.Organometallic complexesascatalysts.Thegraduateand undergraduateversionsofthecoursewilldifferinthe assignmentsandexams,whilesharingthesame lectures.(SameasCHEM449.) CHEM550,PhysicalOrganicChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Physicalaspectsoforganicchemistry.Emphasizes reactionmechanisms,reactionkinetics,andelectronic theories.Thegraduateandundergraduateversions ofthecoursewilldifferintheassignmentsandexams, whilesharingthesamelectures.(SameasCHEM450.) CHEM554/555,ResearchProposalWriting,3cr,3clhrs (1cr1stsemester,2cr2ndsemester) Studentswillchoosearesearchtopic,surveyrelated literatureandwriteanoriginalresearchproposalin thefirstsemester.Inthesecondsemester,thestudent willpresentapublicseminaronthewrittenproposal. Followingtheseminar,thestudentwilldefendthe proposaltohisorherdissertationorthesiscommittee. BothCHEM554/555willbeofferedconcurrentlyin FallandSpringsemesters. CHEM581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged Studyundertheguidanceofamemberofthe faculty.Atopicandscheduleofmeetingsisarranged betweeninstructorandstudentearlyinthesemester. CHEM591,Thesis(mastersprogram),crtobearranged CHEM595,Dissertation(doctoraldegreeprogram),cr tobearranged

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Faculty Research Interests


EwingAnalyticalChemistry,MassSpectroscopy,Ion MobilitySpectrometry HeagyOrganicChemistry,OrganicSynthesis,Physical OrganicChemistry KornienkoSyntheticOrganicChemistry,Biological Chemistry PietrassInorganicChemistry,PhysicalChemistry, NuclearMagneticResonanceSpectroscopy PullinAqueousEnvironmentalChemistry,Natural OrganicCarbonandMetalIonsintheEnvironment, AnalyticalMethodsforNaturalWaters SteelantBiochemistry,BiomembraneStructure,Signal Transduction WerbelowChemicalPhysics,TheoreticalChemistry, Spectroscopy WingenterAtmosphericandOceanChemistry ZhangBioanalyticalChemistry,Fluorescence, Nanomaterials

Adjunct Faculty Research Interests


BruyneelCellCellAdhesionandCancerCell Invasion BuckleyPetroleumChemistry FukushimaPhysics,NuclearMagneticResonance Spectroscopy SchwabDevelopmentofGeneralChemistry DemonstrationsandLaboratoryExperiments,Metal RecoveryandAnalysis,OreandMineralAnalysis TierneyBioinorganicChemistry,ElectronSpin ResonanceSpectroscopy

Emeritus Faculty Research Interests


BrandvoldBiophysicalChemistry,Enzyme Mechanisms,EnvironmentalChemistry, AtmosphericChemistry BrowerPhysicalOrganicChemistry,Explosives Chemistry HatchOrganicChemistry,PolymerChemistry PoppEnvironmentalChemistry,Geochemistry

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Earth and Environmental Science


TheDepartmentofEarthandEnvironmentalScience administersfourcloselyrelateddisciplinesintheEarth sciencesgeology,geophysics,geochemistry,and hydrologyaswellasthevariousoptionsleadingtoa BachelorofSciencedegreeinEnvironmentalScience.By itsverynature,EnvironmentalScienceisan interdisciplinaryprogram,incorporatingexpertisefrom biology,chemistry,Earthscience,physics,and environmentalengineering.

Earth Science
ProfessorsAster(ChairoftheDepartment),Bowman (AssociateChairoftheDepartment),Campbell,Condie, Hendrickx,Kyle,Person,Phillips,Wilson AssociateProfessorsAxen,Bilek,Boston,Harrison,D. Johnson,McIntosh,Mozley AssistantProfessorsJ.Johnson,Snelson,Spinelli ResearchProfessorsMurray,UlmerScholle VisitingProfessorBlamey EmeritusProfessorsBudding,Gross,Lattman,Sanford, Schlue AdjunctFacultyAustin,Barker,Bauer,Broadhead,Buckley, S.Cather,Chamberlin,Chapin,Connell,Dunbar,Hawley, Heizler,Jaksha,Kelley,Kieft,Land,Love,McCord, McLemore,Murray,NewmanB.,Pullin,Reiter,Scholle, Stephens,Tidwell,Tobin,Vivoni DegreesOffered:B.S.inEarthSciencewithoptionsin Geology,Geochemistry,EnvironmentalGeology, Geophysics,andHydrology;M.S.inGeochemistry, Geology,Geophysics(SolidEarth),andHydrology; Ph.D.inEarthandEnvironmentalSciencewith DissertationinGeochemistry,Geology,Geophysics,or Hydrology UndergraduatedegreesinEarthsciencerequirea broadbasedbackgroundinmathematics,chemistry,and physics,aswellasbasictrainingintheEarthsciences.The curriculumemphasizesfundamentalsandthusprovides thebackgroundforentryintoanumberofEarthscience professionsorgraduateschools. Thegraduateprogramprovidesspecializedtraining andresearchopportunitiesintheoreticalorappliedaspects ofEarthscience.Areasorparticularexpertiseinthe departmentinclude:oregenesis,originsofmagmas, volcanology,tectonichistoryofthecontinents,geothermal andhydrocarbonexploration,recharge,flow,andwater qualityingroundwaterbasinsandathazardouswaste sites,modernandancientdepositionalprocessesand environments;landscapeandsoilevolution,atmospheric

andlandsurfacecontrolsonregionalenergyandwater budgets,earthquakeseismology,seismicimaging, infrasoundstudies,geodesy,faultsandfluidflow, marinegeophysics;radiometricdating,geobiology,and caveandkarststudies.Staffmembersoftheoncampus NewMexicoBureauofGeologyandMineralResources participateinthegraduateprogrambyofferingcourses andsupervisingresearchworkforthesesand dissertations. Earthscienceisahighlyinterdisciplinaryfieldwith manycriticalenvironmental,science,andresource connectionstosociety.Graduatescommonlyenter professionalcareersinwaterresources,inthescience, monitoringandmanagementofgeologichazardsand waterquality,andintheexplorationforandstewardship ofenergyandothernaturalresources.

Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Earth Science
Minimumcredithoursrequired130 Coursestakentofulfillmathematicsandbasic sciencerequirementsoftheGeneralDegree Requirements,andcoursesinEarthScience,takento fulfilldepartmentalrequirementsmustbetakenfora lettergrade. AlldegreeoptionsintheBachelorofScienceinEarth Scienceprogramsharethefollowingcommoncore curriculum.Studentsmaythereforeimmediatelybegin courseworkforthemajorbeforechoosingaspecific optiontrack.

Earth Science Core Curriculum


ERTH201(4),ERTH202(4),ERTH203(4),ERTH204 (4),ERTH205(1),ERTH390(3),ERTH325(3),ERTH 340(3),ERTH468(3),ERTH483(2)

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science with Geology Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: A100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab(4) ERTH201(4),ERTH202(4),ERTH203(4),ERTH204 (4),ERTH205(1),ERTH390(3),ERTH325(3), ERTH340(3),ERTH468(3),ERTH483(2) ERTH380(4),ERTH385(3),ERTH434(3)orGEOL512 (3),ERTH453(4),ERTH484(2),ERTH485(2) Earthscienceelectives,minimum9credithoursin coursesnumbered300andabove MATH283or382(3) Totalof3credithours200levelorabovefromchemistry, mathematics,orphysics

111 Technicalelectives,minimum6credithoursfromcourses numbered300orabovefromthefollowingfields: mathematics,biology,computerscience,physics,chemistry, andengineering. Electivestocomplete130credithours Summer 6 ERTH483(fieldmapping),ERTH484(surficial mapping),ERTH485(met&structmapping)

Semester7(FallEven) 3 TechnicalElectives SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceinEarthScience 3 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 withGeologyOption,OddNumberedYears 3 ERTH325(nearsurfacegeophysics) 4 EarthScienceelective (Note:GECC=GeneralEducationCoreCurriculum,seepage87) 3 Earthscienceelective Semester1(FallOdd) 16Totalcredithours 4 CHEM121&121L(general) Semester8(SpringOdd) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 TechnicalElective 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 3 Earthscienceelective 4 A100levelERTHclassandassociatedlab 5 Electivestoreach130credithours 15Totalcredithours 3 ERTH468(evolutionofEarth) 14 Totalcredithours Semester2(SpringEven) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 ERTH203(crust) 15Totalcredithours SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceinEarth SciencewithGeologyOption,EvenNumberedYears (Note: GECC = General Education Core Curriculum, see page 87) Semester1(FallEven) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 A100levelERTHcourse&associatedlab 15Totalcredithours Semester2(SpringOdd) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 ERTH201(bio) 15Totalcredithours Semester3(FallOdd) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4 ERTH202(surface) 1 ERTH205(practicum) 3 ERTH385(Earthhistory&paleontology) 16Totalcredithours Semester4(SpringEven) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 4 ERTH203(crust) 3 MATH283or382 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 15 Totalcredithours

Semester3(FallEven) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4 ERTH204(wholeEarth) 1 ERTH205(practicum) 3 ERTH390(geochemistry) 16Totalcredithours Semester4(SpringOdd) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 4 ERTH201(bio) 4 ERTH380(minpetrology) 16Totalcredithours Semester5(FallOdd) 4 ERTH453(int.structure) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 4 ERTH202(surface) 3 ERTH385(Earthhistory&paleontology) 3 HumanitiesGECCRArea5 17Totalcredithours Semester6(SpringEven) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 MATH283or382 3 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3 ERTH340(globalchangehydrology) 3 ERTH434orENVS412/GEOL512(remotesensingor GIS) 15Totalcredithours

112 Semester5(FallEven) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 4 ERTH204(wholeEarth) 4 ERTH380(min/pet) 3 ERTH325(nearsurfacegeophysics) 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 17Totalcredithours Semester6(SpringOdd) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 EarthScienceelective 3 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3 ERTH340(globalchangehydrology) 3 ERTH434orENVS412/GEOL512(remotesensingor GIS 15Totalcredithours SummerOdd 6 ERTH483(fieldmapping),ERTH484(surficial mapping),ERTH485(met&structmapping) Semester7(FallOdd) 3 TechnicalElectives 3 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3 ERTH390(geochemistry) 4 ERTH453(int.structure) 3 Earthscienceelective 16Totalcredithours Semester8(SpringEven) 3 TechnicalElective 3 Earthscienceelective 6 Electivestoreach130credithours 3 ERTH468(evolutionofEarth) 15Totalcredithours

Technicalelectives,minimum3credithoursfromcourses numbered300orabovefromthefollowingfields: mathematics,biology,computerscience,physics, chemistry,andengineering. Electivestocomplete130credithours

SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceinEarth SciencewithEnvironmentalGeologyOption, OddNumberedYears (Note: GECC = General Education Core Curriculum, see page 87) Semester1(FallOdd) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 A100levelERTHclassandassociatedlab 15Totalcredithours Semester2(SpringEven) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 ERTH203(crust) 15Totalcredithours Semester3(FallEven) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4 ERTH204(wholeEarth) 1 ERTH205(practicum) 4 Math231(calcIII) 17Totalcredithours Semester4(SpringOdd) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 CHEM311(quantitative) 4 ERTH201(bio) 4 ERTH380(minpetrology) 16Totalcredithours

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science with Environmental Geology Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: A100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab(4) ERTH201(4),ERTH202(4),ERTH203(4),ERTH204(4), ERTH205(1),ERTH390(3),ERTH325(3),ERTH340 (3),ERTH468(3),ERTH483(2) ERTH380(4),ERTH385(3),ERTH434(3),ERTH405(3), ERTH440(4),ERTH484(2),ERTH485(2) Chem311(3) Chem333(3)orChem422(3) Earthscienceelectives,minimum6credithoursincourses numbered300andabove MATH283or382(3)

Semester5(FallOdd) 3 ERTH453(int.structure) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 4 ERTH202(surface) 3 ERTH385(Earthhistory&paleontology) 4 ERTH440(hydth&fld) 17Totalcredithours

113 Semester6(SpringEven) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 ERTH468 1 ERTH441(hydrogeology) 1 ERTH442(vadose) 1 ERTH443(atmdynandrain) 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 3 ERTH340(globalchangehydrology) 3 ERTH434orENVS412/GEOL512(remotesensingor GIS) 18Totalcredithours Summer 6 ERTH483(fieldmapping),ERTH484(surficial mapping),ERTH485(met&structmapping) Semester7(FallEven) 3 TechnicalElectives 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 3 ERTH325(nearsurfacegeophysics) 3 ERTH405(introsoils) 3 Earthscienceelective 15Totalcredithours Semester8(SpringOdd) 3 CHEM422(environchem) 3 Earthscienceelective 6 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 12Totalcredithours SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceinEarth SciencewithEnvironmentalGeologyOption, EvenNumberedyears (Note: GECC = General Education Core Curriculum, see page 87) Semester1(FallEven) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 A100levelERTHclassandassociatedlab 15Totalcredithours Semester2(SpringOdd) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 ERTH201(bio) 15Totalcredithours Semester3(FallOdd) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4 ERTH202(surface) 1 ERTH205(practicum) 3 ERTH385(Earthhistory&paleontology) 16Totalcredithours Semester4(SpringEven) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 4 ERTH203(crust) 3 Math231(calcIII) 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 15Totalcredithours Semester5(FallEven) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 4 ERTH204(wholeEarth) 4 ERTH380(min/pet) 3 ERTH325(nearsurfacegeophysics) 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 17Totalcredithours Semester6(SpringOdd) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 CHEM311(quantitative) 3 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3 ERTH340(globalchangehydrology) 3 ERTH434orENVS412/GEOL512(remotesensing orGIS) 15Totalcredithours Summer 6 ERTH483(fieldmapping),ERTH484(surficial mapping),ERTH485(met&structmapping) Semester7(FallOdd) 4 ERTH440(hydth&fld) 3 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3 ERTH390(geochemistry) 3 ERTH453(int.structure) 3 Earthscienceelective 16Totalcredithours Semester8(SpringEven) 3 TechnicalElective 1 ERTH441(hydrogeology) 1 ERTH442(vadose) 1 ERTH443(atmdyn&rain) 3 Electivestoreach130credithours 3 CHEM422(envirochem) 3 ERTH468(evolutionofEarth) 15Totalcredithours

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science with Geochemistry Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: A100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab(4) ERTH201(4),ERTH202(4),ERTH203(4),ERTH204(4), ERTH205(1),ERTH390(3),ERTH325(3),ERTH340 (3),ERTH468(3),ERTH483(2) ERTH380(4),ERTH385(3),ERTH484(2),ERTH485(2)

114 Twoofthefollowing:ERTH411(3),ERTH422(3),ERTH431 (3),ERTH444(3),ERTH462(3),anyGEOC(3). Earthscienceelectives,minimum6credithoursincourses numbered300andabove MATH283or382(3) CHEM311&311L(4),CHEM331(3),CHEM333(3)or CHEM422(3) Technicalelectives,minimum3credithoursfromcourses numbered300orabovefromthefollowingfields: mathematics,biology,computerscience,physics, chemistry,andengineering. Electivestocomplete130credithours SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceDegreein EarthSciencewithGeochemistryOption,OddNumbered Years (Note: GECC = General Education Core Curriculum, see page 87) Semester1(FallOdd) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 A100levelERTHclassandassociatedlab 15Totalcredithours Semester2(Spring08) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 ERTH203(crust) 15Totalcredithours Semester3(FallEven) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 4 CHEM311&311L(quantitativeanalysis) 4 ERTH204(wholeEarth) 1 ERTH205(practicum) 3 ERTH390(geochemistry) 17totalcredithours Semester4(SpringOdd) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 CHEM331(physical) 4 ERTH201(bio) 4 ERTH380(minpetrology) 16Totalcredithours Semester5(FallOdd) 3 CHEM333(organic) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4 ERTH202(surface) 3 ERTH385(Earthhistory&paleontology) 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 16Totalcredithours Semester6(SpringEven) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 MATH283or382 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 3 ERTH340(globalchangehydrology) 3 Earthscienceelective 15Totalcredithours Summer 6 ERTH483(fieldmapping),ERTH484(surficial mapping),ERTH485(met&structmapping) Semester7(FallEven) 3 TechnicalElectives 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 ERTH325(nearsurfacegeophysics) 3 ERTH444(principisotope)oranotherfromlist 3 ERTH411(experimental)oranotherfromlist 15Totalcredithours Semester8(SpringOdd) 6 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3 Earthscienceelective 3 Electivestoreach130credithours 3 ERTH468(evolutionofEarth) 15Totalcredithours SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceDegree inEarthSciencewithGeochemistryOption, EvenNumberedYears (Note: GECC = General Education Core Curriculum, see page 87) Semester1(FallEven) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 A100levelERTHclassandassociatedlab 15Totalcredithours Semester2(SpringOdd) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 ERTH201(bio) 15Totalcredithours Semester3(FallOdd) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 4 CHEM311&311L(quantitative) 1 ERTH205(practicum) 4 ERTH202(surface) 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 17Totalcredithours

115 Semester4(SpringEven) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 CHEM331(physical) 4 ERTH203(crust) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 15Totalcredithours Semester5(FallEven) 3 CHEM333(organic) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4 ERTH204(wholeEarth) 3 ERTH325(nearsurfacegeophysics) 3 ERTH390(geochemistry) 16Totalcredithours Semester6(SpringOdd) 3 MATH283or382 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 4 ERTH380(minpetrology) 3 ERTH340(globalchangehydrology) 3 Earthscienceelective 16Totalcredithours Summer 6 ERTH483(fieldmapping),ERTH484(surficial mapping),ERTH485(met&structmapping) Semester7(FallOdd) 3 TechnicalElectives 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 ERTH385(Earthhistory&paleontology) 3 ERTH444(principisotope)oranotherfromlist 3 ERTH411(experimental)oranotherfromlist 15Totalcredithours Semester8(SpringEven) 6 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3 Earthscienceelective 3 Electivestoreach130credithours 3 ERTH468(evolutionofEarth) 15Totalcredithours ERTH380(4)or385(3),ERTH448(3), Oneofthefollowing:ERTH370(3),ERTH434(3),ERTH 445(3),ERTH453(3),anyGEOP(3), MATH231(4),MATH254(3),MATH332(3),MATH335(3), MATH283or382(3) PHYS242(4),PHYS333(3) Approvedgeophysicsfieldexperience(2) Technicalelectives,minimum3credithoursfromcourses numbered300orabovefromthefollowingfields: mathematics,biology,computerscience,physics, chemistry,andengineering. Earthscienceelectiveincoursesnumbered300andabove(3) Electivestoreach130credithours

BachelorofScienceinEarthSciencewithGeophysics Option,OddNumberedYears (Note: GECC = General Education Core Curriculum, see page 87) Semester1(FallOdd) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 A100levelERTHclassandassociatedlab 15Totalcredithours Semester2(SpringEven) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 ERTH203(crust) 15Totalcredithours Semester3(FallEven) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 4 MATH231(calculus) 4 ERTH204(wholeEarth) 1 ERTH205(practicum) 3 ERTH390(geochemistry) 17Totalcredithours Semester4(SpringOdd) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 4 ERTH201(bio) 3 MATH254(linearalgebra) 15Totalcredithours

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science with Geophysics Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: A100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab(4) ERTH201(4),ERTH202(4),ERTH203(4),ERTH204(4), ERTH205(1),ERTH390(3),ERTH325(3),ERTH340 (3),ERTH468(3),ERTH483(2)

116 Semester5(FallOdd) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4 ERTH202(surface) 3 ERTH385(Earthhistory&paleontology) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 16Totalcredithours Semester6(SpringEven) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 MATH283or382 3 MATH332(vectoranalysis) 4 PHYS242(wavesandvibrations) 3 ERTH340(globalchangehydrology) 16Totalcredithours Summer 4 ERTH483(fieldmapping)andapproved geophysicsfieldexperience Semester7(FallEven) 3 MATH335(appliedanalysis) 3 ERTH448(generalgeophysics) 3 ERTH325(nearsurfacegeophysics) 3 Technicalelective 3 Earthscienceelective 18Totalcredithours Semester8(SpringOdd) 3 ERTH370or453or445or453oranyGEOP5xx 3 PHYS333(electricityandmagnetism) 3 ERTH468(evolutionofEarth) 6 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 2 Electivestoreach130credithours 17Totalcredithours BachelorofScienceinEarthSciencewithGeophysics Option,EvenNumberedYears (Note: GECC = General Education Core Curriculum, see page 87)

Semester3(FallOdd) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 4 MATH231(calculus) 4 ERTH202(surface) 3 ERTH390(geochemistry) 16Totalcredithours Semester4(SpringEven) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 4 ERTH203(crust) 3 MATH254(linearalgebra) 15Totalcredithours

Semester1(FallEven) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 A100levelERTHclassandassociatedlab 15Totalcredithours Semester2(SpringOdd) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 ERTH201(bio) 15Totalcredithours

Semester5(FallEven) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4 ERTH204(wholeEarth) 3 ERTH385(Earthhistory&paleontology) 1 ERTH205(practicum) 3 ERTH325(nearsurfacegeophysics) 3 ERTH448(generalgeophysics) 17Totalcredithours Semester6(SpringOdd) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 MATH283or382 3 MATH332(vectoranalysis) 4 PHYS242(wavesandvibrations) 3 ERTH340(globalchangehydrology) 16Totalcredithours Summer 4 ERTH483(fieldmapping)andapprovedgeophysics fieldexperience Semester7(FallOdd) 3 MATH335(appliedanalysis) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 3 ERTH370or453or445or453oranyGEOP5xx 3 Earthscienceelective 15Totalcredithours Semester8(SpringEven) 3 TechnicalElective 3 PHYS333(electricityandmagnetism) 3 ERTH468(evolutionofEarth) 6 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 2 Electivestoreach130credithours 17Totalcredithours

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Bachelor of Science in Earth Science with Hydrology Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired:130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: A100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab(4) ERTH201(4),ERTH202(4),ERTH203(4),ERTH204(4), ERTH205(1),ERTH390(3),ERTH325(3),ERTH340(3), ERTH468(3),ERTH483(2) ERTH440(4),ERTH441(1),ERTH442(1),ERTH443(1), ERTH484(2),ERTH485(2) Math231(4),Math283(3),Math335(3) Earthscienceelectives,minimum6credithoursin coursesnumbered300andabove CHEM311&311L(4),ENVS412(3),CSE113&113L(4) Electivestocomplete130credithours BachelorofScienceinEarthSciencewithHydrology Option,OddNumberedYears (Note: GECC = General Education Core Curriculum, see page 87) Semester1(FallOdd) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 A100levelERTHclassandassociatedlab 15Totalcredithours

Semester5(FallOdd) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 MATH283(statistics) 4 ERTH202(surface) 4 CHEM311&311L(quant) 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 17Totalcredithours Semester6(SpringEven) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 HumanitiesGECCArea5 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 ERTH340(globalchangehydrology) 3 ENVS412(introGIS) 15Totalcredithours Summer 6 ERTH483(fieldmapping),ERTH484(surficial mapping),ERTH485(met&structmapping) Semester7(FallEven) 6 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3 ERTH325(nearsurfacegeophysics) 4 ERTH440(hydrtheory&field) 3 Earthscienceelective 16Totalcredithours Semester8(Spring11) 4 Electivestoreach130credithours 3 Earthscienceelective 1 ERTH441(hydrogeology) 1 ERTH442(vadosezoneproc.) 1 ERTH443(atmdynam&rainfall) 3 ERTH468(evolofEarth) 13Totalcredithours BachelorofScienceinEarthSciencewithHydrology Option,EvenNumberedYears (Note: GECC = General Education Core Curriculum, see page 87) Semester1(FallEven) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 A100levelERTHclassandassociatedlab 15Totalcredithours Semester2(SpringOdd) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 ERTH201(bio) 15Totalcredithours

Semester2(SpringEven) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 ERTH203(crust) 15Totalcredithours Semester3(FallEven) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 4 MATH231(calculusIII) 4 ERTH204(wholeEarth) 1 ERTH205(practicum) 3 ERTH390(geochemistry) 17Totalcredithours Semester4(SpringOdd) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 Math335(differentialequations) 4 CSE113(programming) 4 ERTH201(bio) 16Totalcredithours

118 Semester3(FallOdd) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 4 MATH231(calculusIII) 4 ERTH202(surface) 1 ERTH205(practicum) 3 ERTH390(geochemistry) 17Totalcredithours Semester4(Spring10) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 Math335(diffeqn) 4 CS111(programming) 4 ERTH203(crust) 16Totalcredithours Semester5(FallEven) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 MATH283(statistics) 4 ERTH204(wholeEarth) 4 CHEM311&311L(quantitative) 3 ERTH325(nearsurface) 17Totalcredithours Semester6(SpringOdd) 3 SocialScienceGECCArea4 3 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 ERTH340(globalchangehydrology) 3 ENVS412(introGIS) 15Totalcredithours Summer 6 ERTH483(fieldmapping),ERTH484(surficial mapping),ERTH485(met&structmapping) Semester7(FallOdd) 6 HumanitiesGECCArea5 3 Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 4 ERTH440(hydrotheory&field) 3 Earthscienceelective 16Totalcredithours Semester8(SpringEven) 4 Electivestoreach130credithours 3 Earthscienceelective 1 ERTH441(hydrogeology) 1 ERTH442(vadosezoneproc.) 1 ERTH443(atmdynam&rainfall) 2 ERTH468(evolutionofEarth) 13 Total credit hours

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science with Petroleum Geology Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: A100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab(4) ERTH201(4),ERTH202(4),ERTH203(4),ERTH204 (4),ERTH205(1),ERTH390(3),ERTH325(3),ERTH 330(3),ERTH468(3),ERTH483(2) PETR101(1),ERTH370(3),ERTH385(3),ERTH440 (4),ERTH445(3),ERTH447(3),ERTH453(3),ERTH 460(3),ERTH484(2),ERTH485(2) Anytwoofthefollowingclasses:ERTH424(3),ERTH 425(3),ERTH446(3),ERTH457(3),ERTH470(3) MATH283(3)or382(3) Electivestocomplete130hours

SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorsofScienceinEarth SciencewithPetroleumGeologyOption, OddNumberedYears (Note:GECC=GeneralEducationCoreCurriculum,see page87) Semester1(Fallodd) 4CHEM121&121L(general) 4MATH131(calculus) 3ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4ERTH101&101L(earthprocesses) 15 Totalcredithours Semester2(Springeven) 4CHEM122&122L(general) 4MATH132(calculus) 3ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4ERTH203(crust) 15Totalcredithours Semester3(Falleven) 1PETR101(intro) 5PHYS121&121L(general) 3ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4ERTH204(wholeearth) 3ERTH390(geochem) 16Totalcredithours Semester4(Springodd) 5PHYS122&122L(general) 3HumanitiesGECCArea5 4ERTH201(bio) 3ERTH370(formationeval) 15Totalcredithours

119 Semester5(Fallodd) 4ERTH453(adv.structure) 4ERTH202(surface) 1ERTH205(practicum) 3ERTH445(explorationseismology) 3HumanitiesGECCArea5 15Totalcredithours Semester6(Springeven) 3SocialScienceGECCArea4 3MATH283or382 3Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3ERTH330(globalchangehydrology) 3ERTH446(reflectioninterp) 15Totalcredithours Summereven 6ERTH483(fldmap),ERTH484(surfmap), ERTH 485(met&structmap) Semester7(Falleven) 3ERTH385(earthhistory&paleo) 3SocialScienceGECCArea4 3ERTH325(nearsurfacegeop) 3ERTH447(deposystems) 4ERTH440(hydrotheory) 16Totalcredithours Semester8(Springodd) 3ERTH424(sedpetrog) 3ERTH460(petroleumgeol) 3Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 5Electivestoreach130credithours 3ERTH468(evolutionofearth) 17Totalcredithours SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorsofScienceinEarth SciencewithPetroleumGeologyOption, EvenNumberedYears (Note:GECC=GeneralEducationCoreCurriculum,see page87) Semester1(Falleven) 4CHEM121&121L(general) 4MATH131(calculus) 3ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4ERTH101&101L(earthprocesses) 15Totalcredithours Semester2(Springodd) 4CHEM122&122L(general) 4MATH132(calculus) 3ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4ERTH201(bio) 15Totalcredithours Semester3(Fallodd) 1PETR101(intro) 5PHYS121&121L(general) 3ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4ERTH202(surface) 1ERTH205(practicum) 3SocialScienceGECCArea4 17Totalhours Semester4(Springeven) 5PHYS122&122L(general) 4ERTH203(crust) 3MATH283or382 3HumanitiesGECCArea5 15Totalcredithours Semester5(Falleven) 3ERTH385(earthhistory&paleo) 4ERTH204(wholeearth) 3ERTH447(deposystems) 3ERTH325(nearsurfacegeop) 3HumanitiesGECCArea5 16Totalcredithours Semester6(Springodd) 3SocialScienceGECCArea4 3ERTH424(sedpetrog) 3Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3ERTH330(globalchangehydrology) 3ERTH460(petroleumgeol) 15Totalcredithours Summerodd 6ERTH483(fldmap),ERTH484(surfmap), ERTH485(met&structmap) Semester7(Fallodd) 4ERTH440(hydrotheory) 3Humanities/SocialScienceGECCArea6 3ERTH390(geochem) 4ERTH453(adv.structure) 3ERTH445(explorationseismology) 17Totalcredithours

120 Semester8(Springeven) 3ERTH370(formationeval) 3ERTH446(reflectioninterp) 5Electivestoreach130credithours 3ERTH468(evolutionofearth) 14Totalcredithours ERTH120L,OceanographyLaboratory,1credit,3lab hours Corequisite:ERTH120 Handsonlaboratoryexercisesinoceanographic processes,includingmappingofoceanbasinsand bathymetry,sedimentsanddeposition,waves,salinity andthermohalineprocesses,tides,andmarine ecosystems. ERTH130,SpaceshipEarth,3cr,3clhrs Alternateyears,springsemester StudyofEarthasanimmensesystemcomposedof agiganticrockymass,aplanetdominatingocean,an activeatmosphere,andanabundanceoflife. Considerationofsubsystemsinteractingacrosstime andspace.Discussionofpossiblemechanismsthat maycontrolthismegasystemincludingcontroversial topics,e.g.coevolution,homeostaticfeedback mechanisms,andtheGaiaHypothesis. ERTH130L,SpaceshipEarthLaboratory,1cr,3labhrs Laboratoryandfielddemonstrationsofprinciples ofglobalbiogeochemicalcyclesandtheinteractionof lifewithitsplanetaryhome. ERTH140WaterintheRiseandFallofCivilizations,3 cr,3clhrs Offeredfallsemester,oddnumberedyears Asurveyofhowwaterresourceshavenurturedthe riseofcivilizationsandhowchangesin,ormisuseof, theseresourceshaveledtotheirdemise.Theimpactof hydrologicextremessuchasfloodsanddroughtson socialsustainabilitywillalsobeexamined.Case studiesfromtheancienttothemodernworldwillbe consideredinthecontextoftheunderlying hydrologicalprocessesandtheirenvironmentaland socialramifications. ERTH140L,WaterintheRiseandFallofCivilizations Laboratory,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:ERTH140 Laboratoryandfieldexercisesinhydrologicprocesses includingfloodforecasting,erosion,salinization,and groundwateroverdraft. ERTH150,TheCatastrophicEarth:AnIntroductionto NaturalHazards,3cr,3clhrs Asurveyofnaturalhazardssuchasearthquakes, volcanoes,slopefailures,severeweather,asteroid impacts,andfireandtheirsocietalimplications. Scientificprinciplessuchasplatetectonics, volcanology,weather,spacescience,andstatisticsof hazardoccurrences,aswellastopicaldiscussionsof naturalhazardsinthenews.

Minor in Earth Science


Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: One100levelERTHclassandassociatedlab(4hrs) Twoclassesfromthefollowinglist:ERTH201,202,203, or204(8hrs) Atleastsixhours200oraboveERTH,GEOL,GEOP, GEOC,orHYD

Earth Science Courses:


ERTH101,EarthProcesses,3cr,3clhrs Offeredfallsemester Astudyofthephysicalprocessesthatoperateonand withintheEarthanddetermineitsevolutionthrough geologictime.Studentsareencouragedtoenroll concurrentlyinERTH101LorERTH103L.[NMCCNS GEOL1114:GeneralEducationAreaIII] ERTH101L,EarthProcessesLaboratory,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:ERTH101 ForstudentsmajoringinEarthsciences.Identification ofrocksandminerals,mapsandmapreading,and measurementandinterpretationofgeologicfeatures. Fieldtrips.[NMCNNSGEOL1114:GeneralEducation AreaIII] ERTH103L,EarthProcessesLaboratoryforNonMajors,1 cr,3labhrs Corequisite:ERTH101 LaboratorytoaccompanyERTH101forstudentsnot majoringintheEarthsciences.Identificationofrocks andminerals,mapsandmapreading,andmeasurement andinterpretationofgeologicfeatures. ERTH120,IntroductoryOceanography,3cr,3clhrs Anintroductiontotheoceans,includingaspectsof physical,geological,andbiologicaloceanography. Focusisonpresentationofscienceinasocialcontext. Topicsinclude:originandevolutionofoceanbasinsand marinesediments;oceancurrents,waves,tides,andsea level;beaches,shorelines,andcoastalprocesses;marine life;climate;marineresources,pollution,andhuman impactsontheocean.

121 ERTH150L,CatastrophicEarthLaboratory,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:ERTH150 Laboratoryexercisesdealingwithnaturalhazards, includinglocatingrecentearthquakesusing seismograms,combiningmapsofearthquakeand volcanichazardswithstatisticalhazardinformation, estimatingfloodrecurrenceforrivers,andtracking hurricanesusingmeteorologicaldata. ERTH201,Geobiology4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:a100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab Offeredspringsemester,oddnumberedyears ConsiderationoflifeanditsimpactontheEarth SystemoverthecourseofEarthhistoryincludingits preservedgeochemicalandfossilremains,studyofthe observablegeologicaleffectsoflifeprocessesandinturn theimpactofgeological,hydrological,andatmospheric effectsontheoriginsandsubsequentevolutionoflife. Fieldtrips. ERTH202,EarthSurfaceProcessesandLandforms,4cr,3 clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:AnyERTH100levelclassandassociatedlab Offeredfallsemester,oddnumberedyears Astudyoftheinteractionsbetweentheatmosphere andtheinternalheatoftheEarthwhichresultinthe developmentoflandscapesobservableattheEarths surfacetoday.Topicswillincludeatmospheric circulation,climate,fluvialprocesses,andtherecordof paleoclimatecontainedinthelandscape.Fieldtrips. ERTH203,EarthsCrust:Materials,Processes,and Dynamics,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:a100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab Offeredspringsemester OverviewoftheevolutionofthecrustoftheEarth, themajorrocktypesandprocessesthatformit,andthe mainmethodsusedtostudyit.Topicsinclude: mineralogy,igneous,sedimentaryandmetamorphic petrology,structuralgeology,subsurfacefluidflow,and petroleumgeology.Fieldtrips. ERTH204,IntroductiontoWholeEarthStructureand Composition,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:a100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab Offeredfallsemester,evennumberedyears Introductiontogeophysicalandgeochemicalmethods usedtostudythedeepEarth.Formation,composition andinternalstructureoftheEarth,platetectonics, gravitationalandmagneticfields,heatflowandthermal history,earthquakes,andinteractionofEarthsystems withemphasisonthecrust,mantleandcore. Introductiontomantleconvection,geochemical reservoirs,andmantleplumes.Fieldtrips. ERTH205,EarthSciencePracticum,1cr,3labhrs Prerequisite:a100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab Offeredfallsemester,oddnumberedyears Instructionandpracticeincomputationalmethods usedtosolveEarthscienceproblems.Simplewaysto describephysicalprocessesmathematically,then approximatethemnumerically.Introductionto spreadsheetsandgraphicsprograms.Reviewofmath andstatistics. ERTH206,FundamentalsofEarthsCrust,3cr,2clhrs,3 labhrs Prerequisite:a100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab Offeredspringsemester OverviewoftheevolutionofthecrustoftheEarth, themajorrocktypesandprocessesthatformit,andthe mainmethodsusedtostudyit.Topicsinclude: mineralogy,igneous,sedimentaryandmetamorphic petrology,structuralgeology,subsurfacefluidflow, andpetroleumgeology.Thiscourseisfornonmajors only.EarthSciencemajorsmustenrollinERTH203. MeetsconcurrentlywithERTH203,butcoursework differs.Fieldtrips. ERTH325,NearSurfaceGeophysics,3cr,2clhrs,3lab hrs Prerequisites:PHYS121;a100levelERTHcourseand associatedlab Theoryandpracticeofgeophysicalmethodsfor exploringtheshallowsubsurface,withemphasison electromagneticmethodsincludingresistivity,EM conductivity,groundpenetratingradar,andmagnetic fieldstrength.Applicationstoenvironmentalhazards, hydrogeologicalfeatures,and/orarchaeologyare emphasizedinahandson,fieldorientedapproach. ERTH340,GlobalChangeHydrology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH132,ERTH202,PHYS122 Offeredspringsemester,evennumberedyears Howisglobalwarmingaffectingtheoccurrenceof floodsanddroughts,andhumandevelopment influencingtheirseverityandextent?Thisclasswill provideanintroductiontotheglobalhydrologiccycle andthepotentialchangescausedbyglobalclimate changeinthepresenceofagrowinghumanpopulation. Examplesofrecentresearchpointingtoanaccelerated hydrologiccyclewillbediscussed,includingremote sensingandnumericalmodelingstudies.Implications forsustainablehumandevelopmentandecosystems willbeexplored,especiallyforthesemiaridSouthwest.

122 ERTH370,FormationEvaluation,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:PHYS122,ERTH203 Thequalitativeandquantitativeinterpretationof electric,sonic,andradioactivewelllogs.Physicaland electricalpropertiesofsaturatedrock.Formationtesting andanalysis.Laboratoryexercisesinlogreadingand interpretation.Preparationofsubsurfacemapsfor estimationofreserves.(SameasPETR370) ERTH380,Mineralogy,IgneousandMetamorphic Petrology,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:ERTH203,CHEM121,CHEM122 Offeredspringsemesters BuildsonthecontentofERTH203,emphasizingrock formingmineralsandtheiroccurrencesincommon igneousandmetamorphicrocks.Geochemicalandphase equilibriaconstraintsontheoriginandevolutionof magmasandmetamorphicrocksinthemantleandcrust. Examinationandidentificationofrocks,mineralsand theirsalienttexturesinthinsectionandwithother analyticalmethods. ERTH385,EarthHistoryandPaleontology,3cr,2clhrs,3 labhrs Prerequisite:ERTH201andERTH203 Offeredfallsemester,oddnumberedyears Continuationofpaleontologicandstratigraphic principles;surveyofgeologicallyimportantinvertebrate biotapreservedasfossils;theirmodesofpreservation, collectiontechniques,taxonomy,evolution,paleobiology andpaleoecology;overviewofthelatePrecambrianand Phanerozoicbioticandstratigraphichistoriesinthe contextofNorthAmericatectonics.Weekendfieldtrips required. ERTH390,PrinciplesofGeochemistry,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CHEM122andERTH203or204 Offeredfallsemester,oddnumberedyears Applicationofchemicalprinciplestogeologic processes.Topicsincludemineralandrockchemistry, aqueousgeochemistryandgeochronology.Coursewill includecomputermodelingtosolvegeochemical problems. ERTH405,IntroductiontoSoils,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs PrerequisiteorCorequisite:ERTH202 Offeredfallsemester Introductiontosoilformation,pedogenicprocesses, andsoildescriptionandmappingtechniques.Meets withGEOL503. ERTH408,CooperativeEducation Onthejobtrainingtosupplementtheacademic program.Studentsalternateperiods(usuallysixmonths long)offulltimesemiprofessionalemploymentintheir chosenfieldwithperiodsoffulltimeacademicstudy. ERTH409,SoilGeomorphology,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:ERTH202and405;orconsentofinstructor Offeredspringsemester,alternateyears Discussionoftheuseofsoilstointerprettherate andtimingofgeomorphicprocessesandchanging environmentalparameters.Fieldtrips. ERTH411,ExperimentalMineralogy,3cr,5labhrs Prerequisite:ERTH203 Offeredspringsemester,alternateyears Studyoftheprinciplesofmineralogythrough experimentationinthelaboratory.Techniquestaught includehandsampleidentification,optical mineralogy,xraydiffraction,thinsectionpreparation. andmineralsynthesis. ERTH422,EnvironmentalGeochemistry,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Anytwoofthefollowing:CHEM311,331,or 333 Offeredinalternateyears Applicationofchemicalprinciplestothestudyof theenvironment.Includesnaturalprocessesand pollutionproblemsrelatedtowater,air,andsoil. (SameasCHEM422) ERTH424,SedimentaryPetrography,3cr,4labhrs Prerequisite:ERTH202,203 Offeredalternateyears Petrographicanalysisandinterpretationof sedimentaryrocks,withemphasisonsiliciclastics. Topicsinclude:grainidentificationandprovenance, identificationofdiageneticmineralsandtextures,and interpretationofporosityandpermeability characteristics. ERTH425,CarbonateSedimentologyandDiagenesis,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ERTH202and203orconsentofinstructors Offeredfallsemester,alternateyears Thisclasscoversthebasicsofcarbonate sedimentationanddiagenesisandlooksatthe evolutionofcarbonatesedimentsthroughgeologic time(fromPrecambriantorecent).Includedinthe classarediscussionsoftheimpactofdiagenesison petroleumreservoirandaquiferpotential.Shares lecturewithGEOL525butisgradedseparately. ERTH430,ActiveTectonics,3crhrs Prerequisites:ERTH202,203 Offeredalternateyears StudyofQuaternaryfaults,includingbasicfield techniques,tectonicgeomorphologyfromfaultscarps tomountainfronts,patternsoffaulting,structural analysisoffaultsinalluvium,relationofsurfaceto subsurfacestructures,paleoseismology,andreviewof Quaternarydatingmethods.

123 ERTH431,ExplorationandEnvironmentalTraceElement Geochemistry,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:ERTH203,390;CHEM122 Offeredfallsemester,alternateyears Distributionoftraceelementsinsurficialanddeep seatedenvironments.Processesoftraceelement dispersionandmobilityoftraceelementsinsurficial environments.Traceelementanomaliesasguidesto mineraldeposits.Afieldprojectwillbearequiredpart ofthecoursework.Fieldtrips. ERTH432,InterdisciplinaryFieldResearch,3cr,8labhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor Offeredfallsemester Introductiontofieldbasedresearch.Activities includeproposalwriting,datacollection,interpretation, andpreparationofawrittenreport.Fieldworkisan importantpartofthecourse,andhikingisrequired.The courseisteamtaughtbyseveralinstructors. ERTH434,IntroductiontoRemoteSensing,3cr,2clhrs, 3labhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122or132orconsentofinstructor Introductiontothetheoryandpracticaluseof remotelysensedsatelliteimages.Principlesofradiation physics;sensorsystems;dataacquisition;image analysis;classificationschemes.Remotesensing applicationstoatmosphericsciences,hydrology,mineral andoilexploration,naturalhazardsmonitoring,and landandresourcesmanagement.Laboratoryexercises dealprimarilywithcomputeranalysisofremotely sensedimageswithsomefieldexercises.Shareslecture/ labwithGEOL/HYD534butisgradedseparately. ERTH436,AdvancedRemoteSensing,3cr,2clhrs,3lab hrs Prerequisite:ERTH434orHYD534orGEOL534 Thisclassdealswithquantitativeremotesensingfor determinationofthecomponentsoftheenergybalance (netradiation,latentandsensibleheatfluxes,soilheat flux)andsoilmoisture,hyperspectralandmultispectral imageprocessing,radarandmicrowaveimagery.In addition,advancedapplicationsforgeology,geophysics andgeochemistrywillbediscussed.(Shareslecture/lab withGEOL/HYD536butisgradedseparately.) ERTH440,HydrologicalTheoryandFieldMethods,4 cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:MATH132,PHYS132 Offeredfallsemester Fundamentalsofhydrologicalflowandtransport willbepresented.Precipitation,runoffprocesses,and floodgeneration.Capillarity,unsaturatedflow,and infiltration.Lawsofflowinporousmedia,hydraulic storage,andflowtowells.Laboratoryandfield exercisesthatdemonstrateandimplement fundamentalconceptsofthehydrologicalcycle. ERTH441,Hydrogeology,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:ERTH440 Offeredspringsemester Hydrogeologiccontrolsontheoccurrence, movement,andchemicalandisotopiccompositionof groundwater.Hydrogeologicproperties. Groundwaterrechargeandstream/aquiferinteraction. Groundwaterindifferentgeological,climate,and physiographicregimes. ERTH442,VadoseZoneProcesses,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:ERTH440 Offeredspringsemester Physicsofunsaturatedflowinporousmedia, multiphaseflow,potentialsandwaterretention, unsaturatedhydraulicconductivity,transientflow problems. ERTH443,AtmosphericDynamicsandRainfall Processes,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:ERTH440 Offeredspringsemester Principlesofatmosphericprocesseswithan emphasisonrainfallgeneration.Warmandcloud convection,orographiccontrolsonprecipitation, cyclogenesisandfrontalstorms.Particularattention paidtothemeasurementandsimulationofrainfallin spaceandtime. ERTH444,PrinciplesofIsotopeGeochemistry,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:CHEM122;ERTH203 Offeredfallsemester,oddnumberedyears Principlesofradiogenicisotopegeochemistryand applicationstogeologicdatingandtothepetrogenesis ofrocksuites.

124 ERTH445,ExplorationSeismology,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:PHYS121orequivalent;a100levelERTH courseandassociatedlab;upperclassstanding Offeredfallsemester,oddnumberedyears Anintroductorycourseonseismicrefractionand reflectionimagingofthesubsurface,includingmethodsof dataacquisition,processing,andinterpretationintwoand threedimensions.Designedforstudentswitharangeof Earthscienceandengineeringbackgrounds. ERTH446,ReflectionSeismicDataInterpretation,3cr,2cl hrs,2labhrs Prerequisites:ERTH445orequivalent,upperclassstanding, orconsentofinstructor Offeredspringsemester,evennumberedyears Anoverviewofthefundamentalsofthegeologic(both structuralandstratigraphic)interpretationof2Dand3D reflectionseismicdata.Anintroductiontoseismic acquisitionandprocessingandtheireffectson interpretation.Techniquescoveredinclude:welllogto seismicties,contourmaps,faultplanemaps,timeto depthconversion,seismicsequenceanalysis,and workstationinterpretationof3Ddata.Designedfor studentswitharangeofearthscienceandengineering backgrounds. ERTH447,DepositionalSystemsandBasinAnalysis,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisites:ERTH202andERTH203 Offeredfallsemester Discussionofthespectrumofmodernandancient depositionalenvironmentsandtheirrelationshipsto tectonicsettings.ShareslecturewithGEOL547,butis gradedseparately. ERTH448,GeneralGeophysics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS122orequivalent;a100levelERTH courseandassociatedlab;upperclassstanding AnintroductiontothegeneralfieldofsolidEarth geophysics.SubjectscoveredaretheoriginoftheEarth; structureandinternalpropertiesoftheEarth;gravity, magnetic,andtemperaturefieldsoftheEarth;originofthe Earthsatmosphere,hydrosphere,andsurfacefeatures. ERTH449Astrobiology,3cr,3clhours Prerequisites:CHEM121,122,PHYSICS121,122,plus oneothersciencecourseandconsentofinstructor. Anindepthandinterdisciplinarystudyof astrobiology,includinginteractionsbetweenliving andnonlivingsystemsatmultiplescales:stellar, planetary,meso,andmicroscopic.Addresses fundamentalquestionsregardingtheoriginoflife,and thepossibleextentanddistributionoflifeinthe universe.Combinesprinciplesofastrophysics, geosciences,planetaryscience,chemistry,andbiology. Innovativeinteractiveexercisesandprojectsworking ininterdisciplinarygroupsandindividually.(Sameas Biol449/549) ERTH450,CaveandKarstSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CHEM121&122;andeithera100level ERTHcoursewithassociatedlab,orBIOL111 Offeredspringsemester,evenyears Asystembasedstudyofcavesandkarsticterrains overtimeincludingformationmechanisms (speleogenesis),hydrology,geochemistry,mineralogy, andgeomicrobiology.Emphasisoncavesas interactivemicrocosmscrosscuttingmanydisciplines. ShareslecturewithGEOL550,butisgraded separately. ERTH450L,CaveandKarstLab,1cr,3labhrs Offeredspringsemester,evenyears Corequisite:ERTH450 Surveyoftechniquesapplicabletovariousaspects ofspeleologyspeleologyandkarststudies.Project basedlab,developedforeachstudentinconsultation withinstructor.MeetswithGEOL550Lbutisgraded separately. ERTH453IntermediateStructuralGeology,4cr,3cl hrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:ERTH203;PHYS121or131;MATH131 Offeredfallsemester,oddnumberedyears. Buildsonbasicsofstructuralgeologytaughtin ERTH203.Elementsoffault,fold,androckmechanics; strainanalysisandinferenceofstressinEarthscrust; constructionofbalanced,kinematicallyviablecross sections;brittleandductileshearsenseindicatorsin faultsandshearzones.Shareslectureandlabwith Geol553butgradedseparately. ERTH456,Volcanology,3cr,23clhrs,13labhrs Prerequisite:ERTH380orconsentofinstructor Offeredondemand Studyofvolcanicprocesses,eruptiveproductsand theirmechanismofformation.Volcanichazardsand theenvironmentalimpactofvolcanism.Fieldtripsto nearbyvolcanicfields.

125 ERTH457,ReflectionSeismicDataProcessing,3cr,2cl hrs,2labhrs Prerequisites:ERTH445orequivalent,upperclassstanding, orconsentofinstructor Offeredspringsemester,oddnumberedyears Thecomputerapplicationofdigitalsignalprocessing toreflectionseismicdatafromenvironmental, petroleum,andcrustalsurveys.Topicscoveredinclude: definitionofsurveygeometries,dataeditingtechniques, amplituderecovery,bandpassfiltering,deconvolution, velocityanalysis,FKfiltering,andmigration. ERTH460,SubsurfaceandPetroleumGeology,3cr,2cl hrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:ERTH203or206orconsentofinstructor Offeredspringsemester Principlesandtechniquesofsubsurfacegeologywith emphasisonsubsurfacemapping,faciesanalysis,fluid relatedrockproperties,composition,movementand entrapmentofsubsurfacefluids(oil,naturalgases, water),andpetroleumsourcerocks.Laboratorywork emphasizessubsurfaceanalysisandmappingwithlogs, cuttings,andcores.Applicationstohydrocarbon explorationanddevelopment. ERTH462,MineralDeposits,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:ERTH203 Offeredspringsemester,alternateyears Geologicandgeochemicalcharacteristicsofmetallic mineraldeposits;theoriesoforiginandclassification. ERTH463,GeologyoftheColoradoPlateau,3cr,2clhrs, fieldtrips Prerequisites:ERTH203or206;orconsentofinstructor Offeredfallsemester Discussionofgeology,archeology,andecologyofthe ColoradoPlateau,emphasizingtheCanyonlandsregion. Geologicaltopicsincludegeomorphology, sedimentology,tectonics,igneousrocks,andsurficial processes.Fieldtripsareanimportantpartofthe course,andhikingisrequired. ERTH464,FieldGeologyandEcologyofNewMexico,3 cr Prerequisites:ERTH201,202,203 Investigationofthegeologicandecologichistoryof NewMexico.Coverstechniquesforobserving, describingandinterpretingrocksandnativeplant communitiesinthefield.Numerouslocalfieldtrips andatleasttwoweekendfieldtrips.Moderatehikingis required. ERTH468,EvolutionoftheEarth,3cr,3clhrs,field trip Prerequisites:ERTH201,203,204 Offeredspringsemester OriginofthesolarsystemandoftheEarth;the evolutionofcontinents,atmosphere,andoceans; comparativeplanetaryevolution;tectonicregimesin geologichistory.Fieldtriprequired. ERTH470,GeologyoftheCaymanIslandsandField Trip,3cr Prerequisites:ERTH203orconsentofinstructor Offeredspringsemesteralternateyears Investigationofmodernandancientreefsinan easilyaccessedarea,aswellasstudyofthe environmentalimplicationsoflivingonanisland. Weeklymeetingfollowedbyanendofsemesterseven toninedayfieldtrip.Studentsareexpectedto completefieldexercises,makeoralpresentations,and writeapaperonatopicsuchasreefecologythrough timeontheCaymanIslands,thetectonicevolutionof theCaribbeanandtheCaymans,orenvironmental concernsofislandlife. ERTH480,FieldMethodsinEarthScience,6cr Prerequisites:ERTH203,380,385 Offeredsummers(6weeks) Collection,processing,andinterpretationoffield datadevelopedbygeologicmappinginsedimentary, igneous,andmetamorphicterrane.Presentationof geologicreportsinvolvingmaps,crosssections,and sampledata. ERTH483,FieldMethodsinEarthScienceI,2cr Prerequisites:ERTH203,380,ERTH385 OfferedSummers(2weeks) Collection,processingandinterpretationof geologicaldatafromstratifiedrocks,collectedby geologicmappingandothermeans.Presentationof geologicreportsinvolvingstratigraphicsections, maps,crosssections,andotherdata.Studentsshould registerforthiscourseinthespringsemester. ERTH484,FieldMethodsinEarthScienceII,2cr Prerequisites:ERTH483 Offeredsummers(2weeks) Collection,processingandinterpretationof geologicaldatafromlandformsandunconsolidated regolith,collectedbygeologicmappingandother means.Presentationofgeologicreportsinvolving maps,crosssections,andotherdata.Studentsshould registerforthiscourseinthespringsemester.

126 ERTH485,FieldMethodsinEarthScienceIII,2cr Prerequisites:ERTH483 Offeredsummers(2weeks) Collection,processingandinterpretationofgeological datafromigneous,metamorphicand/orstructurally complexrocks.Presentationofgeologicreports involvingmaps,crosssections,andotherdata.Students shouldregisterforthiscourseinthespringsemester. ERTH491,SpecialTopics,hrsandcrstobearranged IndividualdirectedstudyinEarthSciences. ERTH492,SeniorThesis,3cr Prerequisite:3.0GPAinEarthsciencecoursesandconsentof instructor Individualresearchunderthedirectionofafaculty member.Twosemestersareusuallynecessaryto completetheresearchproject.Gradingwillbebasedon awrittenreportwhichdetailstheresearchgoals,data collected,interpretation,andconclusions.

Five-Year Program: Science or Engineering B.S./ Hydrology M.S. Degree


ThefiveyearB.S./HydrologyM.S.degreesare achievedbyfulfillingtheseparaterequirementsofboth anundergraduatedegreeinascienceorengineeringfield andagraduatedegreeinhydrologyinafiveyearperiod. Aminimumof158totalcredithoursisrequiredto completebothdegrees. Studentsshouldapplytotheprogramattheendof theirsophomoreyear.Admissioniscontingentuponthe acceptabilityofaproposedcourseofstudy,academic performance,andonthenumberofvacanciesinthe program.Studentshavingupperdivisionstandingmay alsobeconsidered,dependinguponpriorcoursework. Onceadmittedtotheprogram,everyundergraduate studentwillworkwitharesearchgroup.Required coursesinclude:

Five-Year Program: Earth Science with Environmental Geology Option B.S./Geology M.S. Degree Program
ThedegreesEarthSciencewithEnvironmental GeologyOptionandGeologyM.S.areachievedinfive yearsbyfulfillingtherequirementsforaB.S.degreein EarthSciencewiththeEnvironmentalGeologyOptionin fouryearsandanM.S.degreeinGeologythefollowing year.Aminimumof158credithoursisrequiredto completebothdegrees. StudentsshouldapplytotheEnvironmentalGeology fiveyearprogramattheendoftheirsophomoreyear. Admissioniscontingentupontheacceptabilityofa proposedcourseofstudy,academicperformance,andon thenumberofvacanciesintheprogram.Studentswho haveupperdivisionstandingmayalsobeconsidered, dependinguponpriorcoursework. Onceadmittedtotheprogram,everyundergraduate studentwillworkwitharesearchgroup.Requiredcourses includeERTH405orGeol503,ERTH409orGeol509, ERTH491or492(onecredithourpersemesterforthree semesters),Geol592(2credithours),ERTH325,ERTH 440,Chem311,Chem333andChem422Recommended coursesinclude,ERTH441,ERTH442andERTH443 StudentsintheEnvironmentalGeologyfiveyear programmustapplyforgraduatestanding,normallyin theirseventhsemester.Graduateadmissionwillbe contingentuponadherencetotheapprovedprogramof studies,a3.0minimumcumulativegradepointaverage, anda3.0earnedgradepointaverageinmathematics, science,andengineeringcourses.Graduatestatuswillbe granteduponfulfillmentoftherequirementsfortheB.S. degree.

ERTH491(onecredithourpersemesterforthree semesters) ERTH440 HYD507,510,508,547 Sixcreditsfromthefollowing:ERTH441,ERTH 442,ERTH443,HYD531,HYD532,HYD533,HYD 541,HYD542,HYD543,HYD544 HYD591(atleastsixcredithours) HYD592(twocredithours) ERTH202orequivalent MATH283or382orequivalent Threeadditionalgraduatelevelcoursecredits approvedbytheadvisorycommittee Duringthesenioryear,thestudentinthisprogram mustselectagraduateadvisorycommitteeandformalize hisorhergraduateresearchtopic. StudentsintheHydrologyfiveyearprogrammust normallyapplyforgraduatestandingattheendoftheir seventhsemester.Graduateadmissionwillbecontingent uponadherencetotheapprovedprogramofstudies,a 3.0cumulativegradepointaverage,anda3.0earned gradepointaverageinmathematics,science,and engineeringcourses.Graduatestatuswillbegranted uponfulfillmentoftherequirementsfortheB.S.degree.

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Geology
TheGeologyprogramoffersanundergraduatedegreeinEarth SciencewithGeologyoption.Seepage110.

Geology Graduate Courses:


GEOL500,DirectedResearch,crtobearranged Thiscoursemaynotbeusedtofulfillgraduatedegree requirements. Researchundertheguidanceofafacultymember. GEOL503,IntroductiontoSoils,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:ERTH202or203;orconsentofinstructor Offeredfallsemester Introductiontosoilformation,pedogenicprocesses, andsoildescriptionandmappingtechniques.Shares lecture/labwithERTH405,butisgradedseparately andadditionalgraduatelevelworkisrequired. GEOL507,OreDepositSeminarandFieldTrip,16cr Offeredspringsemester Oredepositsandgeologyofaspecificgeographic areaarestudiedinaweeklyseminarandaoneto twoweekfieldtrip.Thefieldtripwillgenerallybe internationalinalternateyears.Apaperisrequired. Studentsmayregisterforthecoursemorethanonce foratotalofsixcredithours. GEOL509,SoilGeomorphology,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:ERTH202and405;orconsentofinstructor Offeredspringsemester,alternateyears Discussionoftheuseofsoilstointerprettherate andtimingofgeomorphicprocessesandchanging environmentalparameters.Fieldtrips.Shareslecture/ labwithERTH409,butisgradedseparatelyand additionalgraduatelevelworkisrequired. GEOL512,IntroductiontoGeographicInformation Systems,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs OfferedSpringsemesterondemand Anintroductiontotheconceptsofgeographic informationsystems(GIS).Theoreticalbackgroundto GIS;introductiontothenatureandanalysisofspatial data.ArcViewand/orArcGIS.(SameasENVS412) GEOL522,AdvancedIgneousPetrology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ERTH380andgraduatestanding;orconsent ofinstructor Offeredondemand Applicationsofphasediagrams,experimental petrology,andfieldandpetrographicrelationshipsto theoriginofmagmas.Fieldtrips.Shareslecture/lab withERTH420,butisgradedseparatelyand additionalgraduatelevelworkisrequired.

Graduate Program
Master of Science in Geology
Themasterscandidatemustdemonstratecompetence inmathematics,chemistry,andphysicscomparabletothe requirementsfortheBachelorofSciencedegreeinGeology. TheMasterofSciencedegreeinGeologymaybeearned undereitherofthefollowingplans: WithThesis: Thestudentscourseofstudymustbeapprovedbythe advisorycommitteeandmustfulfillthegeneral requirementsforthemastersdegreewiththesisandmust includeERTH480ortheequivalent,ifnotpreviously satisfied,twocreditsofGEOL592,atleastsixcredithours ofGEOL591,andatleastfourcredithoursofGEOL593, unlessthedegreeiscompletedinashortertime.Credits earnedinGEOL592and593maynotbeappliedtowards the30creditsrequiredfortheM.S.degree. WithoutThesis: Thestudentscourseofstudymustbeapprovedbythe advisorycommitteeandmustfulfillthegeneral requirementsforthemastersdegreewithoutthesisand mustincludeERTH480ortheequivalent,ifnotpreviously satisfied,twocreditsofGEOL592,atleastthreecredit hoursofGEOL590,andatleastfourcredithoursofGEOL 593,unlessthedegreeiscompletedinashortertime. CreditsearnedinGEOL592and593maynotbeapplied towardsthe30creditsrequiredfortheM.S.degree.

Doctor of Philosophy in Earth and Environmental Science with Dissertation in Geology


Studentsofexceptionalability,asdemonstratedin previouscoursesorinamastersdegreeprogram,may pursueaprogramleadingtothedoctoraldegree. TheprospectivedoctoralcandidateinEarthand environmentalsciencewithspecializationingeology shoulddevelopagoodbackgroundingeology,chemistry, physics,andmathematics,inadditiontoachievingahigh levelofcompetenceinthefieldofspecialization.Ph.D. studentsmustincludethreecreditsofGEOL592andat leastsixcredithoursofGEOL593,unlessthedegreeis completedinashortertime.Additionalinformationis foundundertheGraduateProgram(page46). Researchfieldsappropriateforthegeologycandidate includepetrology,volcanology,mineraldeposits, geochronology,stableisotopes,environmentalgeology, coalgeology,geohydrology,sedimentationand stratigraphy,regionaltectonics,andstructuralgeology. InterdisciplinaryprogramsintheEarthsciencefieldsare encouraged.

128 GEOL524,SedimentaryPetrography,3cr,2clhrs,3lab hrs Prerequisite:Graduatestanding Offeredspringsemester,alternateyears Petrographicanalysisandinterpretationof sedimentaryrocks,withemphasisonsiliciclastics. Topicsinclude:grainidentificationandprovenance, identificationofdiageneticmineralsandtextures,and interpretationofporosityandpermeability characteristics.Shareslecture/labwithERTH424,butis gradedseparatelyandadditionalgraduatelevelworkis required. GEOL525,CarbonateSedimentologyandDiagenesis,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Graduatestandingorconsentofinstructors Offeredfallsemester,alternateyears Thisclasscoversthebasicsofcarbonate sedimentationanddiagenesisandlooksattheevolution ofcarbonatesedimentsthroughgeologictime(from Precambriantorecent).Includedintheclassare discussionsoftheimpactofdiagenesisonpetroleum reservoirandaquiferpotential.Shareslecturewith ERTH425butisgradedseparately. GEOL530,ActiveTectonics,3crhrs Prerequisites:ERTH202,203,orconsentofinstructor Offeredinalternateyears StudyofQuaternaryfaults,includingbasicfield techniques,tectonicgeomorphologyfromfaultscarpsto mountainfronts,patternsoffaulting,structuralanalysis offaultsinalluvium,relationofsurfacetosubsurface structures,paleoseismology,andreviewofQuaternary datingmethods.Shareslecture/labwithERTH430,but isgradedseparatelyandadditionalgraduatelevelwork isrequired. GEOL532,InterdisciplinaryFieldResearch,3cr,8labhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor Offeredfallsemester Introductiontofieldbasedresearch.Activities includeproposalwriting,datacollection,interpretation, andpreparationofawrittenreport.Fieldworkisan importantpartofthecourse,andhikingisrequired.The courseisteamtaughtbyseveralinstructors.Shares lecture/labwithERTH432,butisgradedseparately,and additionalgraduatelevelworkisrequired. GEOL534,IntroductiontoRemoteSensing,3cr,2cl hrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122or132orconsentofinstructor Introductiontothetheoryandpracticaluseof remotelysensedsatelliteimages.Principlesof radiationphysics;sensorsystems;dataacquisition; imageanalysis;classificationschemes.Remote sensingapplicationstoatmosphericsciences, hydrology,mineralandoilexploration,natural hazardsmonitoring,andlandandresources management.Laboratoryexercisesdealprimarily withcomputeranalysisofremotelysensedimages withsomefieldexercises.Shareslecture/lab,with ERTH434butisgradedseparatelyandadditional graduatelevelworkisrequired.(SameasGEOP/HYD 534) GEOL535,CrustalandMantleEvolution,3cr,3clhrs Originandevolutionofcontinentsandevolutionof themantle.(SameasGEOC535) GEOL536,AdvancedRemoteSensing,3cr,2clhrs,3 labhrs Prerequisite:ERTH434orHYD534orGEOL534 Thisclassdealswithquantitativeremotesensing fordeterminationofthecomponentsoftheenergy balance(netradiation,latentandsensibleheatfluxes, soilheatflux)andsoilmoisture,hyperspectraland multispectralimageprocessing,radarandmicrowave imagery.Inaddition,advancedapplicationsfor geology,geophysicsandgeochemistrywillbe discussed.Shareslecture/labwithERTH436butis gradedseparately.(SameasHYD536) GEOL537,VolcanologyFieldTrip,16cr Offeredondemand Fieldtriptostudyvolcanicrocksinaspecificarea orvolcanologicalprocessatanactivevolcano.Weekly seminarswillprecedeaonetotwoweekfieldtrip.A paperisrequired.Studentsmayregisterforthecourse morethanonceforatotalofsixcredithours. GEOL538,AdvancedGeographicInformationSystems, 3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor Advancedtopicsingeographicinformationsystems (GIS)withafocusonapplicationsinenvironmental sciences.Emphasisontheoreticalaspectsand practicalapplicationsofGISscienceandtechnology anditsintegrationwithremotesensingdataandfield measurements.Computingexercisesand programmingprojectsutilizingGISsoftware. DiscussionofGISintegrationwithenvironmental modeling.(SameasENVS438/HYD538)

129 GEOL540,ClasticandCarbonateDiagenesis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor Offeredspringsemester,alternateyears Discussionofclasticandcarbonatediagenesis.Topics include:mineralogyandchemistryofauthigenic minerals,rockwaterinteraction,masstransfer,influence ofbacteriaondiageneticreactions,applicationof isotopes,diageneticcontrolsonporosityand permeability,andinfluenceofdepositionalenvironment anddetritalmineralogyondiagenesis. GEOL546,AdvancedVolcanology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ERTH456;graduatestandingorconsentof instructor Offeredondemand Seminardiscussionsofselectedtopicsinvolcanology, suchasenvironmentalimpactofvolcanism,magma chambers,emplacementofignimbrites,volatilesin magmas,andvolcanicprocessesandproducts. GEOL547,DepositionalSystemsandBasinAnalysis,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor Offeredfallsemester Discussionofthespectrumofmodernandancient depositionalenvironmentsandtheirrelationshipsto tectonicsettings. GEOL549,Astrobiology,3cr,3clhours Prerequisites:graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor. Offeredondemand Anindepthandinterdisciplinarystudyofastrobiology, includingbetweenlivingandnonlivingsystemsat multiplescales:stellar,planetary,meso,and microscopic.Addressesfundamentalquestions regardingtheoriginoflife,andthepossibleextentand distributionoflifeintheuniverse.Combinesprincipals ofastrophysicsandastronomy,geosciencesand planetaryscience,chemistryandbioscience.Innovative interactiveexercisesandprojectsworkingin interdisciplinarygroupsandindividually.Meetswith ERTH449(astrobiology). GEOL550,CaveandKarstSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CHEM121&122;andeitherany100level ERTHorBIOL111 Offeredspringsemester,evenyears Asystembasedstudyofcavesandkarsticterrains overtimeincludingformationmechanisms (speleogenesis),hydrology,geochemistry,mineralogy, andgeomicrobiology.Emphasisoncavesasinteractive microcosmscrosscuttingmanydisciplines.Shares lecturewithERTH450,butisgradedseparatelyand additionalgraduatelevelworkisrequired. GEOL550L,CaveandKarstLab,1cr,3labhrs Offeredspringsemester,evenyears Corequisite:GEOL550 Surveyoftechniquesapplicabletovariousaspects ofspeleologyandkarststudies.Projectbasedlab, developedforeachstudentinconsultationwith instructor.MeetswithERTH450Lbutisgraded separately. GEOL551,IndustrialMinerals,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor Offeredalternateyears Studyofbasicconceptsofproductionanduseof industrialmineralsinmodernsociety.Emphasison complexinteractionsbetweeneconomics,geology, processing,marketing,andtransportation.Selected industrialmineralsstudiedindetail.Severalfield tripstooperationsandoccurrences.(SameasME551) GEOL553IntermediateStructuralGeology,4cr,3cl hrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:ERTH203;PHYS121or131;MATH131 orconsentofinstructor. Offeredalternateyears. Forenteringgraduatestudentslacking undergraduatestructuralgeologybackground. Elementsoffault,fold,androckmechanics;strain analysisandinferenceofstressinEarthscrust; constructionofbalanced,kinematicallyviablecross sections;brittleandductileshearsenseindicatorsin faultsandshearzones.Shareslectureandlabwith Erth453butgradedseparately. GEOL555,AdvancedAqueousGeochemistry,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:HYD507orconsentofinstructor Advancedtopicsinaqueousgeochemistry, includingchemicalweathering,surfacereactivity, colloidalphenomena,environmentalorganic chemistry,processbasedreactivetransportmodeling, andothertopicsofinteresttothoseenrolled.The courseconsistsofintroductorylecturesoneachtopic followedbyreviewanddiscussionofcurrentpapers fromtheliterature.(SameasGEOC555andHYD555). GEOL558,MechanicsofEarthquakesandFaulting,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ERTH453orequivalentandgraduate standing;orconsentofinstructor Offeredondemand Observationalandtheoreticalaspectsofbrittle failureintheEarth.Fracturemechanics;faultzone geometryandstructure;earthquakesources; paleoseismicstudies;seismichazardassessments. (SameasGEOP558)

130 GEOL561,OreGenesis,3cr,3clhrs Offeredspringsemester,alternateyears Principlesofthegeochemistryoforedeposits includingstableisotopes,leadisotopes,solution geochemistry,andelementpartitioning.Reviewof recenttectonicandgeochemicalgenericmodelsof hydrothermal,magmatic,andsedimentaryoredeposits. (SameasGEOC561) GEOL562,OreGenesis,3cr,3clhrs Offeredfallsemester,alternateyears Principlesofthegeochemistryoforedeposits includingstableisotopes,leadisotopes,solution geochemistry,andelementpartitioning.Reviewof recenttectonicandgeochemicalgenericmodelsof hydrothermal,magmatic,andsedimentaryoredeposits. (SameasGEOC562) GEOL566,RegionalTectonics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor Offeredondemand Studyofmajororogenicbeltsandprocessesof orogeny,withemphasisonthetectonicevolutionof westernNorthAmerica.Fundamentalsofplate tectonics,relationshipsbetweenplatetectonicsand orogeny. GEOL571,572,AdvancedTopicsinGeology,23cr Studyofaspecialtopicingeology,normallyone relatedtoafieldofresearchatTech. GEOL581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged Studyundertheguidanceofamemberofthegeology staff.Ingeneral,subjectmatterwillsupplementthat availableintheothergraduateofferingsingeology. GEOL590,IndependentStudy,crtobearranged Inthiscourse,thestudentmustclearlydemonstrate theabilitytoorganizeandpursueresearch.Awritten finalreportisrequired.Atthediscretionofthe instructor,otherfacultymembersmayberequestedto reviewthefinalreport. GEOL591,Thesis(mastersprogram),crtobearranged GEOL592,GraduateSeminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding Offeredspringsemesters Seminarpresentationsbygraduatestudentson theircurrentresearchtopics.M.S.studentsmust presentatleastoneseminar;Ph.D.studentsmust presentatleastoneseminarineachoftwodifferent semesters.GradedonS/Ubasis;creditsearnedmay notbeappliedtowardsthe30creditsrequiredforthe M.S.degree.(SameasGEOC592,GEOP592,HYD 592) GEOL593,Seminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding Offeredfallandspringsemesters Seminarpresentationsbyfaculty,students,and outsidespeakers.GradedonS/Ubasis.Satisfactory performanceconsistsofregularattendanceat approvedseminars.Creditearnedmaynotbeapplied towardsthe30creditsrequiredfortheM.S.degree. (SameasGEOC593,GEOP593,HYD593) GEOL595,Dissertation(doctoraldegreeprogram),crto bearranged

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Geochemistry
TheGeochemistryprogramoffersanundergraduate degreeinEarthSciencewithGeochemistryOption.See page113.

Geochemistry Graduate Courses:


GEOC500,DirectedResearch,crtobearranged Thiscoursemaynotbeusedtofulfillgraduatedegree requirements. Researchundertheguidanceofafacultymember. GEOC507,Hydrogeochemistry,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM122 PreorCorequisite:ERTH440 Thethermodynamicsandaqueouschemistryof naturalwaters,withemphasisongroundwater. Chemicalequilibriumconcepts,surfacechemistry, redoxreactions,andbiochemistry.Theinteractionof waterwiththeatmosphereandgeologicmaterials. Basicconceptsappliedtoproblemsofgroundwater qualityevolution,wateruse,andgroundwater contamination.ShareslecturewithERTH407.(Same asHYD507andCHEM531) GEOC516,40Ar/39ArGeochronology,4cr,3clhrs,3 labhrs Prerequisite:ERTH444 Offeredspringsemester,alternateyears Principlesandapplicationsof40Ar/39Ar geochronologyandthermochronology,includingfield andlaboratorymethods. GEOC517,Advanced40Ar/39ArGeochronology,3cr,3 clhrs Advancedtopics,specializedapplications,and currentresearchin40Ar/39Argeochronology. GEOC535,CrustalandMantleEvolution,3cr,3clhrs Originandevolutionofcontinentsandevolutionof themantle.(SameasGEOL535) GEOC543,MineralEquilibria,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Offeredspringsemester,alternateyears Applicationofchemicalthermodynamicstomineral stabilitiesinaqueoussystems. GEOC552,XrayFluorescenceSpectrometry,12cr,3 labhrs Offeredondemand Theoryandapplicationofxrayfluorescencetothe analysisofgeologicmaterials. GEOC554,FluidInclusions,12cr,6labhrs Offeredondemand Theoryandapplicationofthermometricanalysisto fluidinclusions.

Master of Science in Geochemistry


TheMasterofSciencedegreeinGeochemistrymaybe earnedeitherwiththesisorwithoutthesisinaccordance withthegeneralrequirementsoftheGraduateProgram. Themasterscandidatemustdemonstratecompetence inchemistry,geology,mathematics,andphysics comparabletotherequirementsfortheBachelorofScience degreeineitherchemistry,oneoftheengineeringsciences, oroneofthegeologicalsciences. Aprogramofstudyforthemastersdegreemustbe approvedbythestudentsadvisorycommitteeandmust satisfythegeneralrequirementsforthedegree,including GEOP590(atleastthreecredithours)orGEOC591(atleast sixcredithours).Studentsmustcompletetwocredithours ofGEOC592,atleastfourcredithoursofGEOC593 (unlessthedegreeiscompletedinashortertime),12credit hoursingeochemistry,andsixcredithoursinupper divisionorgraduatechemistrycourses.Aspartofthe degreerequirements,studentsmusthavecompleted CHEM331;ERTH444;ERTH380;ortheirequivalents.

Doctor of Philosophy in Earth and Environmental Science with Dissertation in Geochemistry


Studentsofexceptionalabilityasdemonstratedin previouscoursesorinamastersdegreeprogrammay pursueaprogramleadingtothedoctoraldegree. TheprospectivedoctoralcandidateinEarthand environmentalsciencewithspecializationingeochemistry shoulddevelopagoodbackgroundinchemistry,geology, mathematics,andphysicsinadditiontoachievingahigh levelofcompetenceinthefieldofspecialization.Ph.D. studentsmustincludethreecredithoursofGEOC592and atleastsixcredithoursofGEOC593,unlessthedegreeis completedinashortertime.Additionalinformationis foundundertheGraduateProgram(page46). Fieldsofdoctoraldissertationresearchinclude geochemistryoforedeposits,traceelementandisotope geochemistryofigneousandmetamorphicsystems,fluid inclusiongeochemistry,geochronology, hydrogeochemistry,stableisotopegeochemistry,and environmentalgeochemistry.Interdisciplinaryprogramsin theEarthsciencefieldsareencouraged.

132 GEOC555,AdvancedAqueousGeochemistry,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:HYD507orconsentofinstructor Advancedtopicsinaqueousgeochemistry,including chemicalweathering,surfacereactivity,colloidal phenomena,environmentalorganicchemistry,process basedreactivetransportmodeling,andothertopicsof interesttothoseenrolled.Thecourseconsistsof introductorylecturesoneachtopicfollowedbyreview anddiscussionofcurrentpapersfromtheliterature. (SameasGEOL555andHYD555). GEOC558,EnvironmentalTracersinHydrology,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:ERTH440;HYD507 Offeredinalternateyears Atomicstructureandabundancesofenvironmental isotopes.Stableisotopefractionation.Mass spectrometry.Applicationsofthestableisotopesof hydrogen,oxygen,andcarbontometeorologyand hydrology.Radioactivedecayandradionuclide production.Applicationsoftritium,3He,14C,36Cl, andotherradionuclides.ApplicationofCL,Br, chlorofluorocarbonsandotherenvironmentaltracersto hydrologicproblems.(SameasHYD558) GEOC561,OreGenesis,3cr,3clhrs Offeredspringsemester,alternateyears Principlesofthegeochemistryoforedeposits includingstableisotopes,leadisotopes,solution geochemistry,andelementpartitioning.Reviewof recenttectonicandgeochemicalgenericmodelsof hydrothermal,magmatic,andsedimentaryoredeposits. (SameasGEOL561) GEOC562,OreGenesis,3cr,3clhrs Offeredfallsemester,alteranteyears Principlesofthegeochemistryoforedeposits includingstableisotopes,solutiongeochemistry,and elementpartitioning.Reviewofrecenttectonicand geochemicalgenericmodelsofhydrothermal,magmatic, andsedimentaryoredeposits.(SameasGEOL562) GEOC565,StableIsotopeGeochemistry,3cr,3clhrs Offeredspringsemester Principlesofstableisotopegeochemistrywith applicationstogeologicsystems. GEOC566,PracticalAspectsofMassSpectrometry,3cr,1 clhr,6labhrs Prerequisites:GEOC565;consentofinstructor Offeredfallsemester Theoryandapplicationofstableisotopemass spectrometry.Throughlectures,problemsets,and laboratoryexercises,studentslearnhowtoanalyze geologicsamplestodeterminestableisotope composition. GEOC571,572,AdvancedTopicsinGeochemistry,2or 3cr Studyofaspecialtopicingeochemistry,normally onerelatedtoafieldofresearchatTech. GEOC575,TheoryandPracticeofElectronMicroprobe Analysis,1cr Prerequisites:ERTH380;consentofinstructor Principles,techniquesandapplicationsofelectron microprobeanalysis:Xraytheory,samplepreparation techniques,handsonanalysisusingtheelectron microprobe,techniquesofinstrumentcalibrationand datareduction.Emphasisonanalysisofgeological samples.Classparticipationisrequiredforstudents whoplantousetheelectronmicroprobeaspartof theirthesisresearch.Classtimewillbedivided betweenlectureandhandsonsamplepreparationand analysis. GEOC581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged Studyundertheguidanceofamemberofthe geochemistrystaff.Ingeneral,subjectmatterwill supplementthatavailableintheothergraduate offeringsingeochemistry. GEOC590,IndependentStudy,crtobearranged Inthiscourse,thestudentmustclearlydemonstrate theabilitytoorganizeandpursueresearch.Awritten finalreportisrequired.Atthediscretionofthe instructor,otherfacultymembersmayberequestedto reviewthefinalreport. GEOC591,Thesis(mastersprogram),crtobearranged GEOC592,GraduateSeminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding Offeredspringsemesters Seminarpresentationsbygraduatestudentson theircurrentresearchtopics.M.S.studentsmust presentatleastoneseminar;Ph.D.studentsmust presentatleastoneseminarineachoftwodifferent semesters.GradedonS/Ubasis;creditsearnedmay notbeappliedtowardsthe30creditsrequiredforthe M.S.degree(sameasGEOL592,GEOP592,HYD592) GEOC593,Seminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding Offeredfallandspringsemesters Seminarpresentationsbyfaculty,students,and outsidespeakers.GradedonS/Ubasis.Satisfactory performanceconsistsofregularattendanceat approvedseminars.Creditearnedmaynotbeapplied towardsthe30creditsrequiredfortheM.S.degree. (SameasGEOL593,GEOP593,HYD593) GEOC595,Dissertation(doctoraldegreeprogram),crto bearranged

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Geophysics (Solid Earth)


TheGeophysicsprogramoffersanundergraduatedegree inEarthSciencewithGeophysicsoption.Seepage115.

Graduate Program
Requirements for the Master of Science in Geophysics (Solid Earth)

TheMasterofSciencedegreeinGeophysics(Solid Earth)maybeearnedundereitheroftheplansoutlined below:

Withtheapprovaloftheadvisorycommittee,the studentshouldselectaprogramincludingaminimumof ninecredithoursingraduategeophysicsbeyondtheM.S. degree,threecredithoursofGEOP592,atleastfour credithoursofGEOP593,unlessthedegreeiscompleted inashortertime,plusadditionalcoursesinrelatedfields. Researchfieldsappropriateforthegeophysics candidateincludecrustalexploration,earthquake seismology,tectonophysics,environmental,and hydrogeothermalstudies.Interdisciplinaryprogramsin theEarthsciencefieldsareencouraged.

WithThesis: Thestudentscourseofstudymustbeapprovedbythe advisorycommitteeandmustfulfillthegeneral requirementsforthemastersdegreewiththesisandmust include(unlesstakeninundergraduatework):ERTH325, 445,and448,ortheirequivalents;upperdivisiongeology, sixcredithours;competenceinmathematicscorresponding toninecredithoursbeyondcalculus;atleastsixcredit hoursofGEOP591,twocredithoursofGEOP592,atleast fourcredithoursofGEOP593,unlessthedegreeis completedinashortertime,andtwelveadditionalcredit hoursingraduategeophysics(uptosixcredithoursofthis requirementmaybereplacedwithnongeophysics graduatecourseswiththeadvisorsapproval). WithoutThesis: Coursesapprovedbythestudentsadvisorycommittee mustfulfillthegeneralrequirementsforthemasters degreewithoutthesisandmustinclude(unlesstakenin undergraduatework):ERTH325,445,and448,ortheir equivalents;upperdivisiongeology,sixcredithours; competenceinmathematicscorrespondingtoninecredit hoursbeyondcalculus;atleastthreecredithoursofGEOP 590,twocredithoursofGEOP592,atleastfourcredit hoursofGEOP593,unlessthedegreeiscompletedina shortertime,andtwelveadditionalcredithoursof graduatecoursesingeophysics(uptosixcredithoursof thisrequirementmaybereplacedwithnongeophysics graduatecourseswiththeadvisorsapproval).

Geophysics Graduate Courses:


GEOP500,DirectedResearch,crtobearranged Thiscoursemaynotbeusedtofulfillgraduatedegree requirements. Researchundertheguidanceofafacultymember. GEOP505,AnalysisofTimeSeriesandSpatialData,3 cr,3clhrs Offeredinalternateyears Anintroductoryoverviewofmethodsforanalyzing temporalandspatialserieswithanemphasison scientificapplications.Linearsystemsincontinuous anddiscretetime,Fourieranalysis,spectralestimation, convolutionanddeconvolution,filtering,thezand Laplacetransforms,stationaryandnonstationarytime series,ARIMAmodeling,forecasting,and generalizationstomultidimensionalandmultichannel applications.(SameasMATH587andHYD587) GEOP523,TheoreticalSeismology,3cr,3clhrs Offeredinalternateyears Linearelasticwavetheoryincludingreflectionand refractionofelasticwaves,propagationofbodyand surfacewaves,freeoscillationsofanelasticsphere, seismicraysinasphericallystratifiedEarth,and earthquakemechanisms. GEOP524,ObservationalSeismology,3cr,3clhrs Offeredinalternateyears Techniquesandmethodsinearthquakeseismology includingseismometryandseismicnetworks, earthquakelocation,earthquakestatistics,strong motionseismology,andseismicsourceparameters. GEOP525,Tectonophysics,3cr,3clhrs Offeredinalternateyears Ananalyticalstudyoftheproblemsofearthquake generation,faulting,mountainbuilding,and volcanism.Emphasisisplacedupontheformulation ofmathematicalmodelswhichexplainthephysical observations.

Doctor of Philosophy in Earth and Environmental Science with Dissertation in Geophysics


Studentsofexceptionalabilityasdemonstratedby previousacademicachievementmaypursueaprogram leadingtothedoctoraldegree. TheprospectivedoctoralcandidateinEarthand environmentalsciencewithspecializationinphysicsofthe solidEarthshoulddevelopasolidbackgroundinphysics, mathematics,andgeologyinadditiontoachievingahigh levelofcompetenceinthefieldofgeophysics.

134 GEOP529,GeophysicalInverseMethods,3cr,3clhrs Offeredinalternateyears Theoryandpracticeofthevarioustechniquesof invertinggeophysicaldatatoobtainmodels.Primary emphasisisontheunderstandinganduseoflinear inversetechniques.(SameasMATH519) GEOP534,IntroductiontoRemoteSensing,3cr,2clhrs, 3labhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122or132orconsentofinstructor Introductiontothetheoryandpracticaluseof remotelysensedsatelliteimages.Principlesofradiation physics;sensorsystems;dataacquisition;image analysis;classificationschemes.Remotesensing applicationstoatmosphericsciences,hydrology,mineral andoilexploration,naturalhazardsmonitoring,and landandresourcesmanagement.Laboratoryexercises dealprimarilywithcomputeranalysisofremotely sensedimageswithsomefieldexercises.ERTH434and GEOP534sharelecture/lab,butGEOP534isgraded separatelyandadditionalgraduatelevelworkis required.(SameasGEOL/HYD534) GEOP546,ReflectionSeismicDataInterpretation,3cr,2 clhrs,2labhrs Prerequisites:ERTH445orequivalent,graduatestandingor consentofinstructor. Offeredalternateyears. Anoverviewofthefundamentalsofthegeologic (bothstructuralandstratigraphic)interpretationof2D and3Dreflectionseismicdata.Anintroductionto seismicacquisitionandprocessingandtheireffectson interpretation.Techniquescoveredinclude:welllogto seismicties,contourmaps,faultplanemaps,timeto depthconversion,seismicsequenceanalysis,and workstationinterpretationof3Ddata.Designedfor studentwitharangeofearthscienceandengineering backgrounds.Shareslecture/labwithERTH446,butis gradedseparatelyandadditionalgraduatelevelworkis required. GEOP555,VolcanoGeophysicalFieldMethods,13crhrs Prerequisites:ERTH483orequivalent,MATH131132, consentofinstructor. Offeredyearly Anintensivefieldandlabcomputerbasedclassto teachtheprinciplesofhardwareinstallation,data collection,digitalsignalprocessing,andanalysisof geophysicaldatainanactivevolcanicenvironment. Studentswillbegroundedinseismicdataacquisition andmayalsoincludeinfrasound,geodesy,thermal,and gassensingsurveys. GEOP557,ReflectionSeismicDataProcessing,3cr,2cl hrs,2labhrs Prerequisites:ERTH445orequivalent,graduatestanding orconsentofinstructor. Offeredalternateyears. Thecomputerapplicationofdigitalsignal processingtoreflectionseismicdatafrom environmental,petroleum,andcrustalsurveys. Topicscoveredinclude:definitionofsurvey geometries,dataeditingtechniques,amplitude recovery,bandpassfiltering,deconvolution,velocity analysis,FKfiltering,andmigration.Shareslecture/ labwithERTH457,butisgradedseparatelyand additionalgraduatelevelworkisrequired. GEOP558,MechanicsofEarthquakesandFaulting,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ERTH453orequivalentandgraduate standing;orconsentofinstructor Offeredondemand Observationalandtheoreticalaspectsofbrittle failureintheEarth.Fracturemechanics;faultzone geometryandstructure;earthquakesources; paleoseismicstudies;seismichazardassessments. (SameasGEOL558) GEOP570,CurrentTopicsinEarthquakeSeismology,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:consentofinstructor Offeredondemand Aseminarofcurrentresearchtopicsinearthquake seismologywithanemphasisonthecriticalreviewof recentlypublishedpapersandpreprints. GEOP571,572,AdvancedTopicsinGeophysics,23cr eachsemester Offeredondemand Studyofadvancedtopicsingeophysics. GEOP581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged Studyundertheguidanceofamemberofthe graduatefaculty.Ingeneral,subjectmatterwill supplementthatavailableintheothergraduatecourse offerings. GEOP590,IndependentStudy,crtobearranged Inthiscourse,thestudentmustclearlydemonstrate theabilitytoorganizeandpursueresearch.Awritten finalreportisrequired.Atthediscretionofthe instructor,otherfacultymembersmayberequestedto reviewthefinalreport.

135 GEOP591,Thesis(mastersprogram),crtobearranged GEOP592,GraduateSeminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding Offeredspringsemesters Seminarpresentationsbygraduatestudentsontheir currentresearchtopics.M.S.studentsmustpresentat leastoneseminar;Ph.D.studentsmustpresentatleast oneseminarineachoftwodifferentsemesters.Graded onS/Ubasis;creditsearnedmaynotbeappliedtowards the30creditsrequiredfortheM.S.degree(sameas GEOL592,GEOC592,HYD592) GEOP593,Seminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding Offeredfallandspringsemesters Seminarpresentationsbyfaculty,students,and outsidespeakers.GradedonS/Ubasis.Satisfactory performanceconsistsofregularattendanceatapproved seminars.Creditearnedmaynotbeappliedtowardsthe 30creditsrequiredfortheM.S.degree.(SameasGEOC 593,GEOL593,HYD593) GEOP595,Dissertation(doctoraldegreeprogram),crto bearranged

Hydrology
TheHydrologyprogramoffersanundergraduate degreeinEarthSciencewithHydrologyoption.See page117.

Graduate Program
Master of Science in Hydrology
TheMasterofSciencedegreeinHydrologyrequires completionofathesisaccordingtothegeneral requirementsoftheGraduateProgram. Thestudentscourseofstudymustbeapprovedby theadvisorycommitteeandmustfulfillthegeneral requirementforthemastersdegreeandmustinclude: ERTH440,HYD507,508,510,547 Sixcreditsfromthefollowing:ERTH441,ERTH442, ERTH443HYD531,HYD532,HYD533,HYD 541,HYD542,HYD543,HYD544 HYD591(atleastsixcredithours) HYD592(twocredithours). ERTH202orequivalent MATH283or382orequivalent Atleastthreeadditionalgraduatelevelcoursecredits approvedbytheadvisorycommittee Examplesofcoursesotherthanhydrologywhichare appropriateforgraduateprogramsinhydrologyinclude, butarenotlimitedto:BIOL343,442,446;CHEM331, 332,333,334;ERTH370,405,409,444,445,448,460; GEOC543;GEOL503,509,547,553;GEOP505,529; MATH332,382,384,410,411,415,433,434,435,436,438, 483,486,488,511,512,533,534,586,587;PETR445,523, 544,546,564;PHYS421,526.

Master of Science in Hydrology Option in Petroleum and Geofluids


TheGeofluidsoptionoffersmultidisciplinarycourse curriculaleadingtotheMastersofScienceDegreein HydrologywithtracksinPetroleumorEnvironmental studies. Thestudentscourseofstudymustbeapprovedby theadvisorycommitteeandmustfulfillthegeneral requirementforthemastersdegreeandmustinclude: ERTH440,ERTH441,ERTH460,HYD508,HYD510, HYD571,HYD592,HYD591.

Geofluids Petroleum Track


Ninecreditsfromthefollowing:ERTH325,ERTH 445,GEOL547,GEOP546,PETR370,PETR345, PETR445,PETR546

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Geofluids Environmental Track


Ninecreditsfromthefollowing:ERTH325,ERTH422, GEOL509,HYD507,HYD532,HYD538,HYD541, HYD544,HYD546,HYD547,HYD558

Hydrology Graduate Courses:


HYD500,DirectedResearch,crtobearranged Thiscoursemaynotbeusedtofulfillgraduatedegree requirements. Researchundertheguidanceofafacultymember. HYD507,Hydrogeochemistry,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM122 PreorCorequisite:ERTH440 Offeredfallsemesters Thethermodynamicsandaqueouschemistryof naturalwaters,withemphasisongroundwater. Chemicalequilibriumconcepts,surfacechemistry, redoxreactions,andbiochemistry.Theinteractionof waterwiththeatmosphereandgeologicmaterials. Basicconceptsappliedtoproblemsofgroundwater qualityevolution,wateruse,andgroundwater contamination.ShareslecturewithERTH407.(Same asGEOC507) HYD508,FlowandTransportinHydrologicSystems,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ERTH440and510 Offeredspringsemester Principlesofflowandtransportinhydrological systems,includingrivers,lakes,aquifers,thevadose zone,glaciersandtheloweratmosphere.Fluid mechanicalandthermodynamicproperties,fluid statics,fluiddynamics,includingmass,momentum andenergyconservation,andtransportofheat, particlesandnonreactivechemicalswithfluid flow.Singleandmultiphaselaminarflowinporous andfracturedpermeablemedia.Turbulenceand relatedtopicsthatareofparticularinterestto hydrologists. HYD510,QuantitativeMethodsinHydrology,3cr,2cl hrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:MATH231;PreorCorequisiteERTH440 Offeredfallsemester Introductiontothemethodsofmathematical physicsusedinhydrologicscience.Presentedinthe contextofmathematicalmodelsofwaterandenergy balances,fluidflow,andheat&solutetransport. Applicationtoaquifers,thevadosezone,landsurface runoff,rivers,andtheatmosphericboundarylayer. Methodsspanadvancedengineeringcalculus, includingnumericsanddifferentialequations.Useof software(Matlab,Maple,andCOMSOLMultiphysics) forproblemsolvingandsolutionpresentation. ProgrammingwithMatlab.

Doctor of Philosophy in Earth and Environmental Science with Dissertation in Hydrology


Studentsofexceptionalabilityasdemonstratedin previouscoursesorinamastersdegreeprogrammay pursueaprogramleadingtothedoctoraldegree. TheprospectivedoctoralcandidateinEarthand environmentalsciencewithspecializationinhydrology shoulddevelopagoodbackgroundinphysics, mathematics,chemistry,andgeologyinadditionto achievingahighlevelofcompetenceinthefieldof specialization. Withapprovaloftheadvisorycommittee,thestudent shouldselectaprogramincludingaminimumofnine creditsingraduatehydrologybeyondtheM.S.degree, threecreditsofHYD592,plusadditionalcoursesinrelated fields.Someappropriatecoursesaregivenunderthe MasterofSciencedegreerequirements. Researchfieldsappropriateforthedoctoralcandidate includeregionalhydrology,groundwaterrecharge,vadose zonehydrology,stochasticsubsurfacehydrology, hydrogeochemistry,isotopehydrology,hydroclimatology, pollutanttransport,aquiferrestoration,multiphaseflowof immisciblefluids,deterministicandstochasticnumerical aquifersimulation,finitedifferenceandfiniteelement numericalmethods,andfieldinstrumentation. InterdisciplinaryprogramsintheEarthsciencefieldsare encouraged.

Graduate Certificate Program in Hydrology


TheHydrologyCertificateprogramisaimedat workingprofessionalsorstudentswhowishtoincrease theirqualificationsinHydrologyoutsideofadegree program.Theprogramcoversfundamentalsof atmospheric,surface,andsubsurfacehydrologywhile leavingflexibilitytofocusonrelatedareasofparticular individualinterest.TheCertificaterequiresaminimumof 16credithoursofgraduateandupperdivisioncoursework asfollows: ERTH440(4),ERTH441(1),ERTH442(1),ERTH443 (1) HYD510(3) Additionalcreditsofadvisorapprovedgraduate levelcoursework(6)

137 HYD531,AquiferMechanics,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:ERTH440 Offeredspringsemester Physicsofflowtowells,steadystateandtransient solutionstowellhydraulicsequations,imagewell theory,responsesofaquiferstoperturbations. HYD532,VadoseZoneDynamics,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:ERTH440,ERTH442,HYD510orconsentof instructor Offeredspringsemester Physicalprocessesgoverningfluid,solute,heat,and gastransportthroughthevadosezone;plantwater uptake;applicationsofthemodelHYDRUS1Dforthe evaluationofthesephysicalprocesses. HYD533,RunoffandFloodProcesses,1cr,1clhr Corequisite:ERTH440orHYD510 Offeredspringsemester Processesleadingtorunoffformationinwatersheds andthetransformationofafloodpulsethrougha channelnetworkstyste.Emphasisonphysical mechanismsandtheirtreatmentinmodels,aswellas observationsmadeinthefield. HYD534,IntroductiontoRemoteSensing,3cr,2clhrs,3 labhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122or132orconsentofinstructor Introductiontothetheoryandpracticaluseof remotelysensedsatelliteimages.Principlesofradiation physics;sensorsystems;dataacquisition;image analysis;classificationschemes.Remotesensing applicationstoatmosphericsciences,hydrology,mineral andoilexploration,naturalhazardsmonitoring,and landandresourcesmanagement.Laboratoryexercises usingERDASImaginedealprimarilywithcomputer analysisofremotelysensedimageswithsomefield exercises.Shareslecture/labwithERTH434,butis gradedseparately.(SameasGEOL/GEOP534) HYD535,EngineeringandScienceApplicationsof VadoseZoneModeling,1cr,1clhr Prerequisites:ERTH440,ERTH442,HYD510orconsentof instructor ApplicationoftheHYDRUSmodelsin1,2,and3 dimensions,andCOMSOLMultiphysics,forthe evaluationofvariablysaturatedflowandtransport. AfteranintroductiontotheHYDRUSmodels, hydrologyandengineeringstudentswillworkontheir ownHYDRUSapplicationdealingwithtypical geotechnical,agricultural,andecohydrological simulationsincludingslopestability,drainagethrough tailingsandrockpiles,hazardouswastemigration,soil moisturecontrolsonevapotranspirationandvegetation growth. HYD536,AdvancedRemoteSensing,3cr,2clhrs,3lab hrs Prerequisite:ERTH434orHYD534orGEOL534 Offeredondemand Thisclassdealswithquantitativeremotesensing fordeterminationofthecomponentsoftheenergy balance(netradiation,latentandsensibleheatfluxes, soilheatflux)andsoilmoisture,hyperspectraland multispectralimageprocessing,radarandmicrowave imagery.Inaddition,advancedapplicationsfor geology,geophysicsandgeochemistrywillbe discussed.Shareslecture/labwithERTH436,butis gradedseparately.(SameasGEOL536) HYD538,AdvancedGeographicInformationSystems, 3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor Advancedtopicsingeographicinformationsystems (GIS)withafocusonapplicationsinenvironmental sciences.Emphasisontheoreticalaspectsand practicalapplicationsofGISscienceandtechnology anditsintegrationwithremotesensingdataandfield measurements.Computingexercisesand programmingprojectsutilizingGISsoftware. DiscussionofGISintegrationwithenvironmental modeling.(SameasENVS438/GEOL538) HYD541,WaterResourcesManagement,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:ERTH440 Offeredalternatespringsemesters Socialandeconomicbasisforadministeringwater. ComparisonofAmericanIndianandEuropean attitudestowardthehydrologicalsystem. FundamentalsofwaterlawandpolicyintheUnited States. HYD542,HillslopeHydrology,1cr,1clhr Prerequisites:ERTH440,ERTH442,HYD510,HYD532 orconsentofinstructor Physicalprocessesgoverningwaterflowthrough hillslopesystemsandintoreceivingstreams. HYD543,Ecohydrology,1cr,1clhr Prerequisites:ERTH440,ERTH443,HYD510,HYD508 Interactionsbetweenterrestrialplantsandwater, nutrients,andlightresourcesinsemiarid environments.Ecohydrologicalprocesses,dynamics, andsimplenumericalmodels.

138 HYD544,GroundwaterRemediation,1cr,1clhr Prerequisites:ERTH440,HYD507,HYD510 PreorcorequisiteERTH441 Offeredalternatespringsemesters Coverageofacceptedandemergingtechniquesto removeorcontrolgroundwatercontaminants.Emphasis isplacedonthesuitabilityoftechniquesfordealingwith inorganic,organic,andbiologicalcontaminantsof differingproperties.Evaluationofthecurrentand projectedregulatoryenvironmentasadriverfor groundwatercleanup. HYD545,StochasticMethodsinGroundwater Hydrology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:HYD508;MATH382,586 Offeredondemand Selectedtopicsfromthetheoryofstochasticprocesses andrandomfieldswithapplicationstonatural variabilityingroundwaterhydrology;stochastic differentialequations,spectralrepresentation, perturbationmethods,MonteCarlosimulation,Kalman filtering,kriging,Bayesianestimation,conditional simulationandrelatedtopics.Applicationsinclude estimationofaquiferparameters,effectivepropertiesof heterogeneousmedia,macroscopicdispersion,and monitoringnetworkdesign. HYD546,ContaminantHydrology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ERTH440;HYD507 PreorCorequisite:HYD508 Offeredalternatefallsemesters Thephysics,chemistry,andbiologyofinorganic, organic,andmicrobialcontaminantsingroundwater andsurfacewatersystems.Mechanismsbywhich contaminantsareintroduced.Transportand transformationsofcontaminantsinsurfacewaters,the vadosezone,andthesaturatedzones.Movement, capillarytrapping,andsolubilityofrelativelyimmiscible organicliquids.Contaminantisolationandremediation techniques. HYD547,HydrologicalModeling,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ERTH440,HYD508,HYD510 Analysisandsynthesisofissuesinhydrologicscience. Relatedengineeringproblemsolving.Conceptual modelingprocess:modelconceptualizationand parameterization,modeldiagnosis,testingand validation,andmodelprediction.Conceptualmodelsfor testingscientifichypotheses,assimilatingdata, developingpolicy,andsolvingengineeringdesignand operationalproblems.Applicationstolandsurface, surfacewater,vadosezone,andgroundwater,singlely andtogether,andtotheirinterfaceswiththeatmosphere andoceans. HYD548,LaboratoryandFieldMethodsinHydrology, 3cr,1clhr,6labhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor Offeredondemand Instrumentationandmethodologiesusedin hydrologicalinvestigationsinafieldorlaboratory setting.Coursetopicsmayrangeacrossavarietyof physicalandchemicalhydrologicaltechniquesin vadose,groundwaterandsurfacehydrology. Examplesofpotentialtopicalareasinclude,butarenot limitedto,aquifer,lakeandstreamsamplecollection, storageandanalysis,aquiferandwatershed characterization,dischargemeasurementsandtracer tests,landsurfaceatmospherefluxmeasurements, andhydrologicfieldcampaigns. HYD552,Fluid/SurfaceInteractions,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor Offeredinalternateyears Thephysicsandchemistryofinterfaces,focusingon thebehaviorofmultifluidsystemsbothinthe presenceandabsenceofsolids.Howbasic interactionsamongmicroscopicparticlescanexplain macroscopicphenomena.Applicationoriented, focusingoninteractionsimportantinhydrology, petroleumengineering,andenvironmental engineering.(SameasPETR552) HYD554,EnvironmentalPhysicsfor Evapotranspiration,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ERTH440,508;orconsentofinstructor. Thefirstpartofthecourseincludeselementsof environmentalphysics:radiationbalanceofthe Earthssurface;transferofmomentum,heat,and mass;andcropmicrometeorology.Thesecondpart focusesonvegetationwateruseand evapotranspiration:measurementmethods;evaluation frommeteorologicalobservations;andpredictionof spatialandtemporaldistributionofregional evapotranspirationusingremotesensing. HYD555,AdvancedAqueousGeochemistry,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:HYD507orconsentofinstructor Advancedtopicsinaqueousgeochemistry, includingchemicalweathering,surfacereactivity, colloidalphenomena,environmentalorganic chemistry,processbasedreactivetransportmodeling, andothertopicsofinteresttothoseenrolled.The courseconsistsofintroductorylecturesoneachtopic followedbyreviewanddiscussionofcurrentpapers fromtheliterature.(SameasGEOL555andGEOC 555.)

139 HYD558,EnvironmentalTracersinHydrology,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:ERTH440;HYD507 Offeredinalternateyears Atomicstructureandabundancesofenvironmental isotopes.Stableisotopefractionation.Mass spectrometry.Applicationsofthestableisotopesof hydrogen,oxygen,andcarbontometeorologyand hydrology.Radioactivedecayandradionuclide production.Applicationsoftritium,3He,14C,36Cl, andotherradionuclides.ApplicationofCl,Br, chlorofluorocarbonsandotherenvironmentaltracersto hydrologicproblems.(SameasGEOC558) HYD560,AppliedGroundwaterHydrology,3cr,2clhrs, 3labhrs Prerequisites:HYD508 Offeredondemand Topicsforindepthinvestigationmayincludewell design,aquiferpumpingtestdesignandinterpretation, groundwaterflowsimulation,andaquifer contamination.Fieldexperiments,fieldtrips,lab analysis,computerwork,technicalreportpreparation, andoralpresentations. HYD570,SeminarinHydrology,2cr,2clhrs Reviewanddiscussionofpapersrelatingto hydrology. HYD571,572,AdvancedTopicsinHydrology,23creach semester Offeredondemand Studyofspecialtopicsinhydrology. HYD581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged Studyundertheguidanceofamemberofthe graduatefaculty.Ingeneral,subjectmatterwill supplementthatavailableintheothergraduatecourse offerings. HYD587,AnalysisofTimeSeriesandSpatialData,3 cr,3clhrs Offeredinalternateyears Anintroductoryoverviewofmethodsforanalyzing temporalandspatialserieswithanemphasison scientificapplications.Linearsystemsincontinuous anddiscretetime,Fourieranalysis,spectralestimation, convolutionanddeconvolution,filtering,thezand Laplacetransforms,stationaryandnonstationarytime series,ARIMAmodeling,forecasting,and generalizationstomultidimensionalandmultichannel applications.(SameasMATH587andGEOP505) HYD591,Thesis(mastersprogram),crtobearranged HYD592,GraduateSeminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding Offeredspringsemesters Seminarpresentationsbygraduatestudentson theircurrentresearchtopics.M.S.studentsmust presentatleastoneseminar;Ph.D.studentsmust presentatleastoneseminarineachoftwodifferent semesters.GradedonS/Ubasis;creditsearnedmay notbeappliedtowardsthe30creditsrequiredforthe M.S.degree(sameasGEOL592,GEOC592,GEOP 592) HYD593,Seminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding Offeredfallandspringsemesters Seminarpresentationsbyfaculty,students,and outsidespeakers.GradedonS/Ubasis.Satisfactory performanceconsistsofregularattendanceat approvedseminars.Creditearnedmaynotbeapplied towardsthe30creditsrequiredfortheM.S.degree. (SameasGEOC593,GEOL593,GEOP593) HYD595,Dissertation(doctoraldegreeprogram),crto bearranged

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Faculty Research Interests


AsterEarthquakeandVolcanoSeismology,Seismic Imaging,InverseMethods,AntarcticGeophysics, SeismicInstrumentation AxenContinentalTectonicsandFaultMechanics BilekEarthquakeRuptureProcesses,Stressesand StructureofFaultZones,ShallowSubductionZone Processes,Tsunami BlameyFluidInclusions,Geothermaland HydrothermalSystems,OreDeposits,FluidRock Equilibria BostonCaves,KarstSystems,Geomicrobiology, ExtremophileOrganisms,GeobiochemicalCycling, Astrobiology,RoboticandHumanExplorationof OtherPlanets,ComparativePlanetology,Evolutionary ImplicationsofConjoinedOrganic/CyberneticDevices CampbellMetallicOreDeposits,StableIsotope Geochemistry CondieTraceElementandIsotopeGeochemistry, PrecambrianStudies HarrisonSoilProperties,RecurrenceIntervalsof Earthquakes,SoilSalinizationinAridEnvironments, SoilStability HendrickxVadoseZoneHydrology,RemoteSensingof EnergyBalance,SoilPhysics,Environmental Biophysics D.JohnsonBiostratigraphy,PaleozoicDepositional Environments J.JohnsonVolcanology,eruptiveprocesses,integrated geophysicalmeasurements,numericalmodeling KyleIgneousGeochemistry,AntarcticGeology, Volcanology McIntoshCenozoicVolcanism,Paleomagnetism, AntarcticStudies,ArgonDating MozleyEnvironmentalGeology,Sedimentary Petrology,LowTemperatureGeochemistry MurrayCrustalDeformationandRheology,Geodetic Measurements,EarthquakeandVolcanoHazards PersonPaleohydrology,BasinScaleNumerical Modeling,GeothermalSystems,RoleofGroundwater inGeologicProcesses PhillipsGroundwaterChemistry,IsotopeHydrology, GroundwaterDating,QuaternaryStudies SnelsonGeophysics,Tectonics,ControlledSource Seismology,LithosphericStructure SpinelliMarineHydrogeologyandHeatFlow, GroundwaterSurfaceWaterInteractions,Sediment PhysicalProperties UlmerScholleCarbonateDiagenesis;Sedimentary Petrography,FluidInclusionsandThermalandFluid HistoriesofCarbonateBasins,ModernCarbonate

DepositionalEnvironments,ComputerBased ApplicationsandGeologicalTraining WilsonGroundwaterHydrology,Numericaland AnalyticalModelling,StochasticHydrology,Colloid andBacteriaTransport

Adjunct Faculty Research Interests


AustinClayMineralogy,IndustrialMinerals BarkerIndustrialMinerals,MineralEconomics, EconomicGeology BauerStructuralGeologyandTectonics,Precambrian Geology BroadheadPetroleumGeology,Stratigraphy BuckleyFluidInteractionsinPorousMedia CatherClasticandVolcaniclasticSedimentology, BasinAnalysis,RegionalTectonics ChamberlinIgnimbriteCalderasofCentralNew Mexico,Structure&StratigraphyofCentralRio GrandeRift ChapinVolcanology,Tectonics,EconomicGeology ConnellNeogeneandQuaternaryGeologyand Stratigraphy,Geomorphology DunbarIgneousPetrology,Volcanology,Trace ElementBehaviorinHighandLowTemperature AqueousSystems,MicrobialGeochemicalAnalysis HawleyGeomorphology,QuaternaryStratigraphy, EnvironmentalGeology,Hydrogeology Heizler40Ar/39ArThermochronology JakshaSeismology KelleyFissionTraceThermochronology,Tectonics, ThermalStudies KieftGeomicrobiologyofSoilsandSubsurface Environments LandCaveandKarstHydrology,Hydrogeology LoveEnvironmentalGeology,QuaternaryGeology, Sedimentology McCordVadoseZoneHydrology,Numerical Modeling,StochiasticHydrology McLemoreEconomicGeology NewmanAqueousGeochemistryandStableIsotopes, VadoseZoneandHillslopeHydrology, Ecohydrology PullinAqueousenvironmentalchemistry;natural organiccarbonandmetalionsintheenvironment; analyticalmethodsfornaturalwaters. ReiterGeothermics,Hydrogeothermics,Crustal Geodynamics ScholleCarbonateSedimentologyandPetroleum Geology;ControlsonDiagenesisandPorosityin Chalks;PaleozoicCarbonatesofNewMexico

141 StephensHydrogeology,UnsaturatedFlow, GroundwaterFlowModeling TidwellFluidFlow,SoluteTransport,Media Heterogeneity,LaboratoryTechnologies,andWater ResourcesManagement TobinPhysicalPropertiesofSedimentsandFault Zones,GeophysicalDetectionofFluidsandFaults, ReflectionSeismology VivoniHydrometeorology,WatershedModeling, SurfaceHydrology,Ecohydrology,Environmental FluidMechanics,Turbulence

Environmental Science
Environmental Science Advisory Committee: Dr. Michael Pullin, Chemistry Dr. Bruce Harrison, Earth and Environmental Science Dr. Rebecca Reiss, Biology Dr. Clint Richardson, Environmental Engineering Many faculty at New Mexico Tech have an interest in the application of their research to environmental problems. Their research interests are listed in the appropriate departmental section of the catalog. DegreesOffered:B.S.inEnvironmentalSciencewith OptionsinBiology,Chemistry,Geology,Hydrology, andInstrumentationandMeasurements TheBachelorofSciencedegreeinEnvironmental Sciencedrawsuponcoursesfrombiology,chemistry, Earthscience,physics,andenvironmentalengineering. Studentsmustbeawareofthecomplexityof environmentalproblems,yethavearigorousbackground toaddressspecificaspectsofthoseproblems.Toensure thatgraduatesarecompetitiveinthemarketplacefor diverseenvironmentallyorientedcareers,Environmental Sciencestudentstakeclassesinallofthedisciplineslisted above.Theyadditionallyselectaspecializationin biology,chemistry,geology,hydrology,or instrumentationandmeasurements.Eachoptionis sufficientlyindepthtoallowstudentstocontinuetheir educationinatraditionalgraduateprogramwithinthat discipline,shouldtheychoose. Anadvisorycommittee,composedoffacultyfrom thespecificdisciplines,isconvenedtohelpstudentsplan theirprograms.

Emeritus Faculty Research Interests


BuddingMetamorphicPetrology,Geotectonics G.GrossElectricalandElectrochemicalPropertiesof Ice,IsotopeHydrology,Geophysics,Desert Geomorphology LattmanGeomorphology,RemoteSensing SanfordEarthquakeSeismology,CrustalExploration, Tectonophysics,GeophysicalMethodsforShallow Exploration SchlueSeismology,Surfacewaves,RiftStudies, InverseMethods

Undergraduate Program
Core Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science
InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum Requirements(page87)the following core program is required of all Environmental Science students: BIOL331(3),343&343L(4) CHEM311&311L(4),333&333L(4),422&422L(4) A100levelERTHcourseandassociatedlab(4) ERTH201&201L(4),ERTH202&202L(4),ERTH 440(4) MATH231(4),283(3) ENVS472(1) AllstudentsintheEnvironmentalScienceprogram arerequiredtoattendtheEnvironmentalScience SeniorSeminar(ENVS472)forfouryearsor,if transferstudents,forthedurationoftheirenrollment

142 intheEnvironmentalScienceprogram.Inthefirstthree years,studentsneedonlyaudittheseminar,butintheir senioryear,theyarerequiredtopresentattheseminar andtaketheclassforagrade. Threecredithoursofcoursesnumbered491and492 takenintheappropriatedepartmentinthesubjectarea ofenvironmentalscience.Thesecredithoursshall compriseasupervisedresearchproject,supervised scholarshipproject,orasupervisedinternship,and mustresultinawrittenpaperorseniorthesis.Priorto beginningtheresearchprojectorinternship,thestudent mustprepareashortproposaloftheactivity.This proposalmustbeapprovedbythestudentsadvisor andtwofacultyfromtheEnvironmentalScience AdvisoryCommittee.Followingcompletionofthe project,allthreefacultymustsignoffontheresulting researchpaper.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Hydrology Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired135 InadditiontotheGeneralDegreeRequirements(page87),and thecoreEnvironmentalScienceRequirements(above),the followingcoursesarerequired: ERTH204&204L(4),ERTH340(3),ERTH440(4), ERTH441(1),ERTH442(1),ERTH443(1) MATH335(3) Electivestomeetminimumcredithoursrequired.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Instrumentation and Measurements Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired135 InadditiontotheGeneralDegreeRequirements(page87),and thecoreEnvironmentalScienceRequirements(above),a minimumof25credithoursfromthefollowing(atleast17 credithoursmustbenumbered300orabove)arerequired: ES 332 (3) EE 211 (3), 212 & 212L (4), 231 & 231L (4), 308 & 308L (4), 321 & 321L (4) CHEM 331 & 331L (4), 411 & 411L (4) ERTH353(3),370(3) Electivestocomplete135credithours

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Biology Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired135 InadditiontotheGeneralDegreeRequirements(page87),and thecoreEnvironmentalScienceRequirements(above),the followingcoursesarerequired: BIOL112&112L(4),311&311L(4),333&333L(4) TechnicalElectives(12)Technicalelectivestobe approvedbytheAdvisoryCommittee

Environmental Science Courses:


ENVS412,IntroductiontoGeographicInformation Systems,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs OfferedSpringsemesterondemand Anintroductiontotheconceptsofgeographic informationsystems(GIS).Theoreticalbackgroundto GIS;introductiontothenatureandanalysisofspatial data.ArcViewand/orArcGIS.Shareslecturewith GEOL512butisgradedseparately. ENVS438,AdvancedGeographicInformationSystems, 3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor Advancedtopicsingeographicinformationsystems (GIS)withafocusonapplicationsinenvironmental sciences.Emphasisontheoreticalaspectsand practicalapplicationsofGISscienceandtechnology anditsintegrationwithremotesensingdataandfield measurements.Computingexercisesand programmingprojectsutilizingGISsoftware. DiscussionofGISintegrationwithenvironmental modeling.ShareslecturewithGEOL/HYD538butis gradedseparately. ENVS472,SeniorSeminar,1cr,1clhrs Offeredinspringsemester UndergraduatestudentsinEnvironmentalScience arerequiredtogiveoneseminaronresearchresulting fromthepaperwrittenfor491or492.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Chemistry Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired135 InadditiontotheGeneralDegreeRequirements(page87),and thecoreEnvironmentalScienceRequirements(above),the followingcoursesarerequired: CHEM331&331L(4),334&334L(4),411&411L(4) TechnicalElectives(14)Recommendedtechnical electives,whichmustbeapprovedbytheadvisory committee,includeCHEM332,441,442

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Geology Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired135 InadditiontotheGeneralDegreeRequirements(page87),and thecoreEnvironmentalScienceRequirementsabove), the following courses are required: ERTH203&203L(4),ERTH204&204L(4),ERTH380 (3),ERTH385(3),ERTH405(3) Electivestomeetminimumcredithoursrequired.

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Education
ProfessorCormack, AssociateProfessorSamuels(ChairoftheDepartment), Instructor&DirectorBecker, AdjunctInstructorWilliams

Teacher Certification
TheAlternativeLicensureProgramoftheDepartment ofEducationmakesavailablefoundationandskillscourses ineducationandrelevantareasofpsychology.Theseare intendedtoprovidethestudentwithknowledgeabout professionallyacceptedteachingmethodsandpractices; thehistoricalbackgroundandphilosophyofeducationout ofwhichthepracticesarose;andthecurrentlyvalidated, psychologicalknowledgeaboutpersonsoftheagerange taughtinsecondaryschools. Themorespecificaimoftheprogramistoprovide studentsenrolledinaBachelorofSciencedegreeprogram atTechorthosewhoalreadyhaveabachelorsdegreewith theopportunitytoattaincertificationassecondaryschool teachers.Undergraduatesarerestrictedtomathand scienceteachingfields.

tests,thecandidateshouldobtainanapplicationforNew MexicoLicensure,filloutappropriatesections,and forwardit,togetherwithofficialtranscriptsandstate approvedtestscores,totheNewMexicoState DepartmentofEducation. Inadditiontothegeneraldegreesciencerequirements, sciencefieldrequirementsmustincludeatleast4credits eachinBiology,EarthScienceandComputerScience.

Specific Education Course Requirements for Alternative Certification


EDUC340(2),341(3),343(3),401(3),403(4),411(3). Passingscoresonstateapprovedtests

Minor in Education
Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: EDUC340(2),341(3),343(3),401(3),403(4),411(3)

Education Courses:
EDUC340,ConceptsinEducation,2cr,2clhrs Prerequisites:PermissionoftheAlternativeLicensure ProgramCoordinator. Briefsurveyofthehistory(especiallymodern history)ofeducationtogetherwiththeprofessional requirementsandstructureofeducationalsystems. Understandingstandardsbasededucationandhowto addresstheneedsofculturallydiverseschool populations. EDUC341,MatchingTeachingStrategiestoStudent Learning,3cr,2.5clhrs,1.5labhrs* Prerequisites:PermissionoftheAlternativeLicensure ProgramCoordinator. Howstudentslearnanddevelop;including cognitive,social,emotionalandphysicaldevelopment asitrelatestostudentsindividualneedsand strengths.Howtoteachinaclassroomofdiverse learners;includingdifferentiatinginstruction, modifyingforspecialneedsstudents,andmotivating studentlearning.Labhourswillbespentobserving andworkinginpublicschoolclassrooms.

Procedures for Admission to Alternative Licensure Program and Application for Certification
InordertobeadmittedtotheAlternativeLicensure Program,astudentmustbeenrolledasastudentatNew MexicoTechandbeingoodacademicstanding.The studentmusthavepassedbasicskillstestsinreading, mathematics,andwriting(orhavealreadypassedthe relevantcollegelevelcourses),andmusthavecompleted anapplicationforadmissionform.Thisformcanbe obtainedfromthechairmanoftheeducationdepartment. Toqualifyforanalternativeteachinglicense,the studentmusttakeaspecificsetofcoursesineducation. StudentsworkingtowardabachelorsdegreeatNew MexicoTechmustalsocompleteanapprovedprogramin mathand/orscienceteachingfieldsandcertain requirementsbeyondthegeneralrequirementsforthe BachelorofSciencedegree.Thesemustincludeanycourse inAmericanHistory(3);PSY323,PsychologyofChild andAdolescentDevelopment(3);andPSY311,Testsand Measurements(3).Thosestudentswhoalreadyhavea bachelorsdegreefromaregionallyaccreditedinstitution musthavecompleted30credithours(Corbetter)ina secondaryteachingfield.Finally,thestudentmustpass stateapprovedtestsinprofessionaleducationandteaching field(s).Studentstransferringintotheprogrammust completeEDUC403&EDUC411atNewMexicoTech. Uponsuccessfulcompletionofallrequiredcoursesand

144 EDUC343,ClassroomManagementandDiscipline,3cr,2 clhrs,3labhrs* Prerequisites:PermissionoftheAlternativeLicensure ProgramCoordinator,enrollmentinAlternativeLicensure Program. Thepurposeandplaceofeducationinsociety. Principlesofclassroommanagementanddiscipline, studentandteacherrightsandresponsibilities.Lab involvesstudy,observationandparticipationinthe publicschools.Includesinterviewingandevaluation. EDUC401,AssessingandTeachingReadinginContent Areas,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PermissionoftheAlternativeLicensure ProgramCoordinator,enrollmentinAlternativeLicensure Program. Concepts,methodsandmaterialsfortheteachingof readinginthecontextofthesecondarycurriculum. Topicsincludemeasurementofreadingachievement andability,readingtraining,motivationforreading,and readingdisabilities. EDUC403MethodsandPracticesofSecondarySchool Teaching,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs* Prerequisites:eight(8)credithoursofupperdivision educationcourses,permissionoftheAlternativeLicensure ProgramCoordinator,enrollmentinAlternativeLicensure Program. Astudyofessentialteachingprinciplesincluding: instructionalplanningandimplementation;assessment ofstudentlearning,appropriatefeedback,and subsequentlessonmodification;effectivequestioning toencouragestudentparticipationandtopromote individualthinkingandproblemsolving.The implementationofavarietyofinstructionalstrategies tomeettheneedsofalllearners.Theuseofvarious resourcematerialsandtechnology.Labhourswillbe spentobservingandworkinginpublicschool classrooms. EDUC411DirectedTeaching*,3cr Prerequisites:Seniororgraduatestanding;permissionof theAlternativeLicensureProgramCoordinator, enrollmentintheAlternativeLicensureProgram, educationminoradded,EDUC403,andconsentofa publicschoolprincipal.Labfeemaybeassessedfor teachingoutsideofSocorro. Practiceteachinginalocalsecondaryschool. Studentswillexperienceallaspectsofteaching.It involvesacommitmentof2hoursperday,fivedays aweek,intheclassroom.Expecttospendanequal numberofhoursinpreparation.Studentteachers willalsomeetonehourperweekwiththeEducation Instructor.

* New Mexico Schools require students to participate in a


background check & pay associated fees.

Faculty Research Interests


CormackPsychophysics,VisualPerception,Sensory Mechanisms SamuelsCognitiveDevelopment,Reasoningand ProblemSolving,Memory,BrainInjuryand Rehabilitation

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General Studies
AdministrativeCommitteeforGeneralStudies: ProfessorCormack(Chair) DegreesOffered:AssociateofGeneralStudies,Bachelor ofGeneralStudies

Thefineartsprogramprovidesanopportunityfor studentstoworkindrawing,sculpture,painting,and otherendeavorsemployingcreativeimagination.Al thoughitisanonmajorprogram,fineartsissignificantas anareaofstudy,offeringelectivepossibilitiesinother curricula. Allfineartsofferingsaredependentuponstudent interestandtheavailabilityofinstructors. ForacompletelistingofcurrentFineArtsofferings, visithttp://mediaserve.nmt.edu/website/orcall(505) 835.6581.

Associate of General Studies


Atwoyearcertificate,AssociateofGeneralStudies, maybeawardedaftercompletionof65credithoursof courseworkapprovedbytheCollegewithagradepoint averageof2.0orabove.Aminimumof30credithours mustbeearnedatNewMexicoTech.Thecertificatewillbe awardedonlyafterpetitiontotheVicePresidentfor AcademicAffairsbythestudent.Minorsarenotawarded withtheAssociateofGeneralStudies.

Fine Arts Courses:


ThefollowingsamplingofFineArtscoursesaregradedS/U andmaybeusedforelectivecreditonly.Classesmaybetaken multipletimesforcredit. FA100C,StainedGlass,2cr FA101C,DrawingI,2cr FA105C,PhotographyasanArtI,3cr FA106C,PhotographyasanArtII,3cr FA115C,EnamelingI,2cr FA116C,EnamelingII,2cr FA119C,MetalArts/Lapidary,2cr FA120C,ArmorMaking,2cr FA121C,KnittingandCrochet,2cr FA135C,CeramicsIHandbuilding,2cr FA136C,CeramicsIIWheelThrowing,2cr FA145C,Technical/PerspectiveDrawing,3cr FA202C,Painting,2cr

Bachelor of General Studies


TheBachelorofGeneralStudiesisnotrecommended asaninitialdegreeprogram,butdoesprovideanoption forstudentsnotintendingtoseekgraduatetrainingor professionalemployment.Thisdegreeallowsastudentto planaprogramofcoursesaccordingtoindividual educationalgoals.TheBachelorofGeneralStudiesdegree willbeawardeduponsatisfactorycompletionof130credit hourswithagradepointaverageof2.0ormore.Forty credithoursofthe130shallbeincoursesnumbered300or above.Aminimumof30credithoursmustbeearnedat NewMexicoTech.Therearenoothercourserequirements. MinorsarenotawardedwiththeBachelorofGeneral Studies. Acandidateforthisdegreeshouldconsultwithan advisortoplantheprogramandtoobtaininformation regardingtheadvantagesandlimitationsoftheBachelorof GeneralStudiesdegree.Theadvisorwillstrivetomakethe studentcognizantofcoursesrelevanttothestudents individualgoals.

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Humanities
ProfessorsLaraMartinez,Zeman AssociateProfessorsDezember(ChairoftheDepartment),D. Dunston,S.Dunston,Ford,Prusin AssistantProfessorsBonnekessen,Lanier,Newmark InstructorsGriffin,StewartLangley AdjunctFacultyGreer,Lpez,Seiser EmeritusProfessorsCampbell,Corey,Deming,Olsen, Wilson,Yee DegreeOffered:B.S.inTechnicalCommunication MinorsOffered:HispanicStudies,History,Literature, Philosophy,TechnicalCommunication Studentswantingtominorinoneofthesedisciplines mustmeetwithanadvisorofthatminor.Seethe departmentchairorsecretaryfortheadvisor(s)ofeach minor.Eachminorisdescribedinitsdiscipline. TheHumanitiesDepartmentsmissionisthreefold:to helpstudentswritewell,thinkcritically,andreadwidely; toprovideanintellectualexperiencethatincreases studentsawarenessofhumanhistory,humancultures, andhumanvalues;andtoencouragethelifelongstudyof humanexperiences.Toaccomplishthismission,the departmentoffersintroductoryandadvancedcoursesin Englishcomposition,literature,history,arthistory, philosophy,foreignlanguages,culturalanthropology, womensandgenderstudies,politicalscience,andmusic, inadditiontotheB.S.degreeintechnicalcommunication. TheHumanitiesDepartmenthasestablishedthe followinggoalsforhumanitiescoursesingeneral:to provideafoundationforfurtherstudy,lifelonglearning, andgoodcitizenship.Thedepartmentwishesstudentsin humanitiescoursestogainknowledgeofthematerial, intellectualexcitement,curiosity,criticalthinking,anda desiretocontinuetolearnandtotrytounderstandhuman experience.

Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication


Minimumcredithoursrequired132 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page 87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: TechnicalCommunication32credithoursof technicalcommunicationcoursesincludingTC100 (1),101(1),151(3),202(3),211(3),321(3),411(3),420 (3),421(3),422(3),andsixcredithoursoftechnical communicationelectives.Alltechnical communicationcoursesmustbecompletedwith gradeCorbetter.StudentsmayusetheseTC coursestofulfillArea5oftheGeneralEducation CoreCurriculumRequirements(page87)withthe exceptionofTC321,TC421,andTC422. Humanities:12credithoursinexcessoftheGeneral EducationCoreCurriculumRequirementsand excludingTCcourses. MGT330(3) ForeignLanguage:Sixcredithoursofonelanguage ScienceorEngineering:12credithoursinasingle disciplineinexcessofgeneraldegreerequirements Electivestocomplete132hours SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofSciencein TechnicalCommunication Semester1 1 TC101(orientation) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 MATH131(calculus) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 3 ForeignLanguage 15Totalcredithours Semester2 3 TC151(visualcommunication) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 MATH132(calculus) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 3 ForeignLanguage 17Totalcredithours Semester3 3 TC202(elementsofediting) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 18Totalcredithours

Technical Communication
TheTechnicalCommunicationcurriculumcombines coursesfromthreefieldsofstudytopreparestudentsfor technicalcommunicationpositionsupongraduation: TheTCcoursesintroducestudentstodocument design,graphics,andcomputerdocumentation, createdonlineandformultimedia.TheTCcourses alsodevelopstudentswriting,speaking,andediting abilities. Thehumanitiesandsocialsciencecoursesimprove studentsunderstandingandappreciationofhistory, literature,philosophy,psychology,andthearts. Thescienceandtechnologycoursesprovidestudentsa backgroundinonespecificscienceorengineering discipline.

147 Semester4 3 TC211(mediastudies) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 18Totalcredithours Semester5 1 TC100(communityservice) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 6 Humanities 3 Humanities/SocialScience 3 ScienceorEngineering 16Totalcredithours Semester6 3 TC421(professionalwritingworkshop) 3 TechnicalCommunicationElective 6 Humanities 3 SocialScience 3 ScienceorEngineering 18Totalcredithours Semester7 3 TC321(internship) 3 TC411(persuasivewriting) 3 TC420(seniorseminar) 3 MGT330(managementandorganizational behavior) 3 ScienceorEngineering 15Totalcredithours Semester8 3 TechnicalCommunicationElective 3 TC422(seniorthesis) 3 ScienceorEngineering 6 Electives 15Totalcredithours

Technical Communication Courses:


TC100,CommunityService,1cr,1clhr Proposingandthenreportinginwritingona semesterlongcommunityserviceactivitywithany nonprofitorganization.TobegradedS/U.Maybe repeatedforcredit. TC101,OrientationtoTechnicalCommunication,1cr,1 clhr Guestspeakersintroducestudentstothemyriad activitiesandcareerpathsoftechnicalcommunicators. TC151,VisualCommunication,3cr,3clhrs Studentsareintroducedtothesignificanceofvisual symbolsinhumancommunication.Theylearn fundamentalgraphicanddocumentdesignprinciples, developavocabularyforanalyzingtherhetoric,ethics, andpoliticsofimages,andapplythisknowledgeto theproductionofeffectivetechnicalvisuals.(Sameas HUMA151.) TC202,ElementsofEditing,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ENGL112;TC151 Grammarreview.Descriptionoftypesandlevels ofediting.Responsibilitiesofeditors.Useofediting andproofreadingsymbols,usageguides,styleguides, andstylesheets.Productionaspectsofediting. Practiceinonlineandhardcopyeditingofshort manuscripts. TC211,MediaStudies,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ENGL112 Surveyofmediaofmasscommunication,including print,television,film,andinternet.Emphasison socialimpactofmediaandondevelopingtoolsto examinemediamessages.Studentswillformresearch groupstopresentonandanalyzeselectedmedia events.(SameasHUMA211.) TC302,ArticleWritingforMassMedia,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112 Researching,writing,andmarketingpublishable articlesonscientificortechnicalsubjectsforgeneral audiences.Practical,legal,andethicalaspectsof professionalwriting. TC315,PhilosophyofDigitalCommunication,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Aphilosophicalandhistoricaloverviewoftheshift todigitalmodesofcommunication;exploresthe impactofthisdigitalshiftonculture,identity, communication,education,art,medicine,ethics, community,andtheproductionofknowledge.(Same asPHIL315.)

Minor in Technical Communication


Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: TC151(3) TC202(3) TC211(3) Nine(9)additionalcredithoursofTCcourses

Restriction: IfastudenttakesmorethanoneminorintheHumanities Department,onlysix(6)credithoursofoneminormaybe appliedtowardsanotherminor.

148 TC321,Internship,3cr Prerequisites:TC202and211;ENGL341;andconsentofTC faculty Workduringaschooltermorthesummerina technicalcommunicationormediafield,suchaswriting, gatheringdata,orproductionwork,foranonoroff campuspublicationsagency.Toreceivecredit,students musthavetheirinternshipsapprovedinadvancebythe TCfaculty.Studentsproduceareportabouttheir internshipprogram. TC351,WebDesign,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:TC151 Thiscourseintroducesstudentstothefundamentals ofwebdesign,includingprinciplesofusability, aesthetics,andinteractivity.Studentswilllearnand applycurrentwebdesigntheoriesandrelevant technologytoolstopracticalcourseprojects. TC371,PublicationsManagement,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:TC202and211orconsentofinstructor Theoryandpracticeofmeetingmanagerial responsibilities.Topicsincludecommunicationin organizations,managementandsupervision,project management,technologyandprofessional communication,legalandethicalissues,andcontract employment.Includesacollaborativeresearchproject usingethnographicmethods. TC381,StudyingOrganizationalCultures,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:TC202and211orconsentofinstructor Learningthepracticeandprocessofparticipant observationswithintheculturesoforganizations. Exploringthedifferenceswithinculturesandwriting thoseobservationsasnarratives. TC402,ComprehensiveTechnicalEditing,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:TC202andENGL341 Workingwithfulllengthdrafts,thecourseapplies theorytoproblemsinevaluating,revising,and designingdocuments,workingwithauthorsindifferent organizationalsettings,andwritinganddesigningfor internationalaudiences.Courseincludesaresearch projectandpresentation. TC411,PersuasiveCommunication,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:TC202and211,orconsentofinstructor Theoryandpracticeofproducingproposals,sales literature,applicationletters,rsums,andother documentsandmediathatpromotetheinterestof individualsororganizationsinindustryand government.Topicsinpsychology,rhetoric,and advertisingmaybeconsidered.Studentsgainpractical experienceindesign,writing,andillustrating promotionaltexts,particularlytechnicalproposals. TC420,SeniorSeminar,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:TC211andseniorstandingintheTechnical Communicationprogram Readingsinprofessionaljournalsanddiscussionof currentissuesintechnicalandprofessional commuication.Taughtasaseminarwithstudents presentingpapers.Researchleadingtoproposalfor TC422,SeniorThesis. TC421,ProfessionalWritingWorkshop,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:TC202and211,orconsentofinstructor Emphasisonthedevelopmentandwriting processesofprofessionalcommunicationdocuments, whichmightincludecomputer/software documentation,websites,videos,policyand proceduralmanuals.Studentsgainpractical experienceworkingonanindepthdocumentation projectwithclientsanddevelopingmaterialsforusers. TC422,SeniorThesis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:TC420 Initiation,production,andpresentation(oraland written)ofanoriginalresearchprojectintechnical communication. TC461,DigitalMediaDesign,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:TC351orconsentofTCfaculty Thiscoursebuildsontheskillsstudentslearnin WebDesign,providingthenecessarytoolsand experiencetobuildlargescalecomplexwebsitesand applications.Throughthecoursetext,lectures,hands onprojects,andselfpacedtutorials,studentswill exploreandlearnhowtoappropriatelyselectfromthe manytechnologicaloptionsavailablefordesigning largescaledigitalprojects. TC491,DirectedStudies,13cr,asarranged Prerequisites:TC202and211,orconsentofinstructor

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Art History Courses:
ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea5:Humanities oftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). ART272,ArtHistory,3cr,3clhrs Surveyofartofthewesternhemispherefrom prehistorytothe21stcentury.Mayincorporatean interdisciplinaryapproach.[NMCCNSARTS2113: GeneralEducationAreaV] ART372,IssuesinArtHistory,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Issues,topics,orspecificperiodsinthevisualarts. Mayincorporateaninterdisciplinaryapproach.Topics mayinclude,amongothers,VisualandOtherArts; ModernArt;ArtandScience;LiteratureinspiredbyArt; ModernArt,SciFi,andFilm.

ENGL112,CollegeEnglish,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL111orequivalentcoursepassedwitha Corbetter AcontinuationofENGL111withcriticalreading andwriting;writingarguments;libraryresearch paper.[NMCCNSENGL1123:GeneralEducation AreaI] ENGL120,IntroductiontoLiterature,3cr,3clhrs Surveyofmajorworksofpoetry,shortfiction,and dramainEnglishandintranslation.[NMCCNS ENGL1013:GeneralEducationAreaV] ENGL242,Speech,3cr,3clhrs Astudyoftheprinciplesofspeech;practiceinthe preparationanddeliveryofvarioustypesofspeeches, classifiedaccordingtofunction;practiceinthebasic skillsoforalcommunication;thedevelopmentofpoise andselfconfidence.[NMCCNSCOMM1113:General EducationAreaI] ENGL311,CreativeWriting,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Thestudyandwritingofonegenreora combinationofthefollowinggenres:poetry,fiction, creativenonfiction,playwritingandscreenwriting. Emphasisonreadingandanalyzingliterature. ENGL312,ShortFiction,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconcentofinstructor Concentratedstudyofmajorworksofshortfiction writteninEnglishandintranslation. ENGL321,AmericanLiterature,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Anhistoricalsurveyof17th,18th,and19thcentury writing,coveringtheColonial,Enlightenment,and Romanticperiods.Amongtheauthorsstudiedare AnneBradstreet,BenjaminFranklin,EdgarAllanPoe, NathanielHawthorne,andEmilyDickinson. [NMCCNSENGL2513:GeneralEducationAreaV] ENGL322,AmericanLiterature,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Anhistoricalsurveyof19thand20thcentury writing,coveringRealismandNaturalismandthe Modernperiod.AmongtheauthorsstudiedareMark Twain,WillaCather,RobertFrost,EugeneONeill, ErnestHemingway,WilliamFaulkner,Katherine AnnePorter,andJamesBaldwin.[NMCCNSENGL 2523:GeneralEducationAreaV] ENGL325,WorldLiterature,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor LiteratureoftheWestfromtheClassicsthroughthe Renaissance.[NMCCNSENGL2613:General EducatinAreaV]

Literature
Minor in Literature
Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: 18credithoursinENGLliteraturecourses Restriction: Ifastudenttakesmorethanoneminorinthe HumanitiesDepartment,onlysix(6)credithoursofone minormaybeappliedtowardsanotherminor.

English Courses:
Thefollowingcourses(exceptENGL103,111,112,341)maybe usedtofulfillArea5:HumanitiesoftheGeneralEducationCore Curriculum(page87). ENGL103,PreCollegeEnglish,3cr,3clhrs Thebasicsofwriting:sentencetypes,structure,and construction;topicsentences,paragraphdevelopment andcoherence;thecompleteessay;grammar,usage,and punctuation.PreparesstudentsforENGL111.(Doesnot fulfilltheEnglishportionoftheGeneralEducationCore Curriculum,page87.) ENGL111,CollegeEnglish,3cr,3clhrs Theessentialsofacademicprose;techniquesand mechanicsofwritingwell;rhetoricalstrategies. [NMCCNSENGL1113:GeneralEducationAreaI]

150 ENGL326,WorldLiterature,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor LiteratureoftheWestfromNeoclassicismto Contemporary.[NMCCNSENGL2623:General EducationAreaV] ENGL331,BritishLiterature,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor AsurveyofBritishliteraturefromitsoriginthrough theAgeofEnlightenment.Majorauthorsstudied includetheBeowulfpoet,Chaucer,Shakespeare,and Milton.[NMCCNSENGL2413:GeneralEducationArea V] ENGL332,BritishLiterature,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor AcontinuationofENGL331,thiscoursesurveys Britishliteratureofthenineteenthandtwentieth centuries.Emphasisisuponthemajorliterary movementsofRomanticismandRealism.[NMCCNS ENGL2423:GeneralEducationAreaV] ENGL341,TechnicalWriting,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ENGL111and112ortheequivalentpassed withagradeCorbetterandatleastjuniorstanding Theformandstructureofthetechnicalreport; analysis,interpretation,andevaluationofdata; bibliographicalandresearchmethods;jobapplication lettersandrsums;technicalproposals;oral presentations. ENGL352,ContemporaryLatinAmericanRegional Novel,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orequivalent Surveyofthe20thcenturyLatinAmericanregional novel.Howcontemporarywritershaveportrayedthe LatinAmericancontinent:socialrealism,surrealism,the boom,neobaroque,magicalrealism,mestizaje,social protest,negrismo,etc.Focusonreadingclassicalworks suchasArguedas,Asturias,Castellanos,Fuentes,Roa Bastos,Rulfo.(SameasSpanish352) ENGL360,AdvancedPublicSpeaking,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL242orconsentofinstructor Theoryandpracticeofethicalandprofessionalspeech communication.Researching,writingandpresenting professionalpresentations.Designingandusing effectivevisuals,includingpostersandelectronic presentationaids.Conductinggrouppresentationsand discussionsandethicalandcrosscurriculumissuesin historical,culturalandworkplacecontext. ENGL391,PostColonialLiterature,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor SurveyofcontemporaryEnglishlanguageliterature writteninAfrica,Asia,theCaribbean,Australia,and CanadabysuchwritersasV.S.Naipaul,Chinua Achebe,CyprianEkwensi,R.K.Narayan,SamSelvon, PatrickWhite,NadineGordimer,TimothyMo,Kazuo Ishiguro,ElizabethJolley,WoleSoyinka. ENGL431,LiteraryGenres,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Thestudyofaparticulartypeofliterature,its origins,characteristics,subtypes,andsomeofitsmajor writersandworks.Possiblegenresarepoetry,drama, shortstories,novels,andnonfictionwriting.Maybe repeatedforcreditwithdifferentgenres. ENGL432,20thCenturyAmericanDrama,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112 Thestudyofsomeofthemajorplaysandtheatre groupsofAmericandramainthe20thandearly21st centuries,rangingfromearlyEugeneONeill, Crothers,andGlaspelltothemostuptodateworksof the21stcentury. ENGL435,MajorWriters,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Intensivestudyofthewritingofamajorworld authororauthors,suchasWillaCather,Nathaniel Hawthorne,HermanMelville,WilliamShakespeare, MarkTwain.Mayberepeatedforcreditwithdifferent writers. ENGL436,IssuesinLiterature,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Concentratedstudyofissuesandideasasthey affectoraregivenembodimentinliterature.Possible topicsinclude,amongothers,Literatureofthe Southwest,WomenWriters,NativeAmericanWriters, LiteratureandGender,Ethnicity,Literatureand Environment,TravelLiterature,SportsLiterature,and ScienceFiction.Mayberepeatedforcreditwith differentissues. ENGL437,Shakespeare,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112 ThestudyofsomeofShakespearesmajorplays, includingcomedies,tragedies,romances,andproblem plays. ENGL440,PhilosophicalNovels,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112andonePHILcourse Explorationoftheuseandarticulationof philosophyinnovels.(SameasPhil440)

151 ENGL461,WesternAmericanLiterature,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor RegionalwritingoftheAmericanWest. ENGL482,PeriodStudies,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Materialchosenbytheinstructor. ENGL491,DirectedStudies,hrsandcrtobearranged Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor ENGL501,GraduateWritingSeminar,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ProficiencyinwrittenandspokenEnglish, Graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor Intensivepracticeinacademicwritingforgraduate students.Focusesonwritingandrevision.Reviewsthe historyanddevelopmentofsciencewritingandsurveys theprofessionalenvironmentsinwhichscientistsare expectedtopublish.Studentsshouldcomewithadraft ofasubstantialpieceofworksuchasanarticle,chapter, orgrantproposal.

Music

Themusicprogramoffersavarietyofcoursesfor collegecredit,rangingfromintroductorycoursesin historyandtheorytovocalandinstrumental performanceensembles.Advancedcoursesexamine variouscontemporarytopicsfromaninterdisciplinary viewpoint.Theperformanceensemblespresenta numberofconcertseachsemester,bothinSocorroandin nearbycommunities.

Music Courses:
ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea5: HumanitiesoftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page 87). MUS105,FundamentalsofMusic,3cr,3clhrs Anintroductiontothebasicmaterialsofmusic: tones,rhythm,notation,singing,andcomposition. [NMCCNSMUSI1113:GeneralEducationAreaV] MUS110,MusicAppreciation,3cr,3clhrs Alisteningintensivestudyofrhythm,melody,and muscialstructureinWesternandothermusicfrom antiquitytothepresent.[NMCCNSMUSI1113: GeneralEducationV] MUS201,ComprehensiveMusicianshipI,3cr,3clhrs, 1labhr Prerequisite:MUS105orconsentofinstructor Adetailedstudyofnotation,keys,scales,intervals, chords,clefs,andtranspositions.Practicalapplication tokeyboard,instruments,andvoice. MUS202,ComprehensiveMusicianshipII,3cr,3clhrs, 1labhr Prerequisite:MUS201oritsequivalent Surveyandapplicationofthefundamentalsof theory,harmony,form,eartraining,andcomposition ofmusic.Techniquesofsimplefourpartharmony studiedandpracticed.Thedevelopmentofskillswith harmonicandmelodicformsareappliedtoward creativecompositionaleffortsforkeyboardand/or variousensembles. MUS301,Composition,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112 Anintroductiontothestructuralprinciplesof musiccomposition.Studentswillusesoftwaretoolsto studypatternsinexistingcompositionsandthen createseveralcomputerbasedcompositionswithin specificdesignconstraints.Finalprojectcompositions willbepresentedinpublicperformance.Priormusic backgroundnotrequired.

Humanities Courses:
ThefollowingcoursemaybeusedtofulfillArea5:Humanities oftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). HUMA151,VisualCommunication,3cr,3clhrs Studentsareintroducedtothesignificanceofvisual symbolsinhumancommunication.Theylearn fundamentalgraphicanddocumentdesignprinciples, developavocabularyforanalyzingtherhetoric,ethics, andpoliticsofimages,andapplythisknowledgetothe productionofeffectivetechnicalvisuals.(SameasTC 151.) HUMA211,MediaStudies,3cr,3clhrs Surveyofmediaofmasscommunication,including print,television,film,andinternet.Emphasisonsocial impactofmediaandondevelopingtoolstoexamine mediamessages.Studentswillformresearchgroupsto presentonandanalyzeselectedmediaevents.(Sameas TC211.) HUMA481,CapstoneSeminar,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Seniorstandingandmusthavecompletedat least12credithoursinHumanities/SocialSciencecourses. Topicvaries.Aninterdisciplinary,teamtaught, upperdivisionseminar.Studentswillexaminethetopic fromawidevarietyofperspectivesandconsiderhowit relatestotheirchosenfieldofstudy/profession.May includeafinalprojectthatwillbereviewedbyan advisorfromthestudentsmajordepartment.

152 MUS311,Opera,3cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:MUS105,orconsentofinstructor Amusicalandsociohistoricalexplorationofselected greatoperaticworks.Acompleteoperawillbeviewed weeklyduringthelabsession. MUS389,Composition,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112 Anintroductiontothestructuralprinciplesofmusic composition.Studentswillusesoftwaretoolstostudy patternsinexistingcompositionsandthencreateseveral computerbasedcompositionswithinspecificdesign constraints.Finalprojectcompositionswillbepresented inpublicperformance.Priormusicbackgroundnot required. MUS401,InterconnectionsofMusicandScience,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:MUS105,orconsentofinstructor Adiscussionofelementsconnectingmusicand scienceintheoryandpractice.Readingswillbeselected fromavarietyofcontemporarymusicological,scientific, andphilosophicalsources.

MUS351352,ChamberOrchestra,1cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor MUS361362,ChamberMusic,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor MUS377,378,VocalPerformance,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:MUS273,274,orconsentofinstructor Practicalandtheoreticalaspectsofsolovocal performance.

Philosophy
Minor in Philosophy
Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: PHIL231,ComparativeIntroductiontoWestern Philosophy Fifteen(15)additionalcredithoursinphilosophy courses. Withtheconsentoftheminoradvisor,ofthese15 credithours,six(6)credithoursmaybetakenin upperdivisioncoursesthathaveasubstantial philosophicalfocusandcontent. Restriction: Ifastudenttakesmorethanoneminorinthe HumanitiesDepartment,onlysix(6)credithoursofone minormaybeappliedtowardsanotherminor.

Music Performance Courses:


Thefollowingperformanceensemblesmaybetakenforelective creditonly.Thesecoursescanberepeatedforcreditas determinedbytheinstructor. ThesecoursesmayNOTbeusedtofulfillArea5:Humanitiesof theGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). MUS171,172,BeginningGroupVoice,1cr,1clhr Basictechniquesofcorrectsinging. MUS273,274,IntermediateGroupVoice,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:MUS171,172,orconsentofinstructor Developmentofpersonalvocaltechnique, musicianship,diction. MUS331332,ChamberChoir,1cr,2clhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor MUS333334,ConcertChorus,1cr,2clhrs TheConcertChorusperformslargescalechoral worksindependentlyandtogetherwiththeChamber Orchestra.Interestedstudentswithoutpriorsinging experienceareencouragedtoparticipate. MUS341342,JazzEnsemble,1cr,2clhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor

Philosophy Courses:
ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea5:Humanities oftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). PHIL120,FreshmanSeminarinPhilosophy,3cr,3clhrs Afirstyearexplorationofmajorissuesand approachesinthehistoryandpracticeofphilosophy, includingquestionsofvalue,knowledge,reality,and problemsthatariseinsocialandpoliticalphilosophy.A fundamentalaimofthecourseistoimproveskillsin criticalthinking,problemsolving,andmakingcritical judgments. PHIL231,ComparativeIntroductiontoWestern Philosophy,3cr,3clhrs IntroductiontoWesternphilosophicalmethods, metaphysics,epistemology,ethics,andmajor philosophersincomparisontoonemajorAsian philosophytextsuchastheTaoTeChing.[NMCCNS PHIL1113:GeneralEducationAreaV]

153 PHIL300,PhilosophyofScience,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Anintroductiontothephilosophicalbasesand problemsoftheformalandempiricalsciences.Includes thenatureofscientificmethods,problemsandparadoxes ofinduction,logicofexplanation,conceptsofcausality, determinismandprobability,measurementtheory,and specialphilosophicalissuesinphysical,biological,and behavioralsciences. PHIL315,PhilosophyofDigitalCommunication,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Aphilosophicalandhistoricaloverviewoftheshiftto digitalmodesofcommunication;explorestheimpactof thisdigitalshiftonculture,identity,communication, education,art,medicine,ethics,community,andthe productionofknowledge.(SameasTC315.) PHIL321,ProfessionalEthics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Ethicaltheoriesandtheirapplicationsinbusiness, research,andengineering. PHIL342,PhilosophyofBioethics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Explorationofethicalissuesembeddedinmedicineand relatedactivities;focusesonbroadareasincluding:the physician/patientrelationship,themediasinfluenceon medicine,theroleofthepharmaceuticalindustry,gene therapy,cloningandstemcellresearch,organ transplantation,humanandanimalresearch,reproductive technologies,andtheglobalallocationofresources. PHIL351,WorldReligions,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor SurveyofthetheologiesofChristianity,Judaism,Islam, Hinduism,Buddhism,andotherreligions.[NMCCNS PHIL1113:GeneralEducationAreaV] PHIL352,AsianPhilosophy,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor SurveyofthephilosophicaltraditionsofChina (ConfucianismandTaoism),India(HinduismandIslam), andJapan(Buddhism). PHIL421,PeriodsorFiguresinPhilosophy,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Studyofasinglephilosophersworkoraphilosophical school. PHIL440,PhilosophicalNovels,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112andonePHILcourse Explorationoftheuseandarticulationofphilosophyin novels.(SameasENGL440) PHIL451,AmericanPhilosophy,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112andonePHILcourseorconsentof instructor SurveyofAmericanphilosophy,including pragmatismfromitsrootsinAmericanRomanticwriters suchasEmersontocontemporaryfiguressuchasRichard RortyandStanleyFish,naturephilosopherssuchas ThoreauandEdAbbey,feministphilosophy,andNative Americanphilosophy.

Service Course:
SVC100,CommunityService,1cr,1clhr Proposingandthenreportinginwritingonasemester longcommunityserviceactivitywithanynonprofit organization.TobegradedS/U.Mayberepeatedfor credit.(SameasTC100)

Languages

Studentsmaytakeachallengeexamtowaivethefirstor secondsemesterofalanguageandreceivethreecredits. ThechallengeexamisgradedS/Uonly. Languagecoursesnumbered200andaboveareoffered onlyuponsufficientdemand. Minor in Hispanic Studies

Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: Oneofthefollowingcoursesequences(6) o SPAN113and114,ElementarySpanishIandII o SPAN113Nand114N,SpanishforNativeSpeakers Anadditional12credithoursinanytopicrelevantto HispanicStudies o SPAN215and216,IntermediateSpanishIandII o SPAN/ENGL352,LatinAmericanRegionalNovel o Anyotherrelevantcoursewiththeconsentofthe minoradvisor Restriction: Ifastudenttakesmorethanoneminorinthe HumanitiesDepartment,onlysix(6)credithoursofone minormaybeappliedtowardsanotherminor.

French Courses:
ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea5:Humanitiesof theGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). FREN113,ElementaryFrenchI,3cr,3clhrs ElementsofFrench,withparticularemphasison pronunciation,throughconversationalmaterials.Stressis placedonthefundamentalsofFrenchgrammar,spelling, andwrittenexpression.Supplementaryreadings reinforcecomprehensionandgiveadditionalsourcesfor spontaneousoralexpressioninclassdiscussion. [NMCCNSFREN1113:GeneralEducationAreaV]

FREN114,ElementaryFrenchII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:FREN113orequivalent ContinuationofFREN113.[NMCCNSFREN1123: GeneralEducationAreaV] FREN215,IntermediateFrenchI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:FREN114orequivalent Introductiontoliterarypassagesofeasy comprehension.Translationandpracticeofcomposition, withemphasisonoralperformanceinclass.Reviewof grammarthroughexercises. FREN216,IntermediateFrenchII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:FREN215orequivalent ContinuationofFREN215.

154 SPAN215,IntermediateSpanishI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:SPAN114orequivalent Expansionofvocabularythroughconversation. Stressisplacedonthecorrectionofvocabularyand speechfornativespeakers.Extensivereadingsfrom literarymodelsprovidematerialsforemphasisonthe principlesofcomposition.Reviewofgrammar. SPAN216,IntermediateSpanishII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:SPAN215orequivalent ContinuationofSPAN215;readingsinSpanish literature. SPAN352,ContemporaryLatinAmericanRegional Novel,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:SPAN215orequivalent Surveyofthe20thcenturyLatinAmericanregional novel.Howcontemporarywritershaveportrayedthe LatinAmericancontinent:socialrealism,surrealism, theboom,neobaroque,magicalrealism,mestizaje, socialprotest,negrismo,etc.Focusonreading classicalworkssuchasArguedas,Asturias, Castellanos,Fuentes,RoaBastos,Rulfo.Allreadings andreportstobeinSpanish.(SameasENGL352) SPAN385,LatinAmericanCulturalHistory,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:SPAN215orequivalent OverviewoftheculturalhistoryoftheIberian worldonbothsidesoftheAtlanticfromtheearliest culturalexpressiontothecurrentHispanicpresencein theUnitedStates.MulticulturalcreationsofHispanic societies.Culturalproductions,i.e.,fiestas,toreo, music,painting,literature,graffitiintheirpolitical, economic,andhistoricalbackground.Allreadings andreportstobeinSpanish.(SameasHIST385)

German Courses:
ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea5:Humanities oftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). GERM113,ElementaryGermanI,3cr,3clhrs ElementsofGerman,withemphasisonthespoken language.Grammarandcompositionareintroducedin connectionwiththesubjectsoforalpractice. GERM114,ElementaryGermanII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:GERM113orequivalent ContinuationofGERM113. GERM211,IntermediateGermanI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:GERM114orequivalent ExpansionofskillsinGermanlanguagethrough readingsinGermanculture,conversation,andwriting. ReviewofGermangrammar. GERM212,IntermediateGermanII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:GERM211orequivalent ContinuationofGERM211.

Spanish Courses:
ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea5:Humanities oftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). SPAN113,ElementarySpanishI,3cr,3clhrs ElementsofSpanish,withemphasisonthespoken language.Grammarandwritingareintroducedin connectionwiththesubjectsoforalpractice.[NMCCNS SPAN1113:GeneralEducationAreaV] SPAN113N,SpanishforNativeSpeakers,3cr,3clhrs ElementsofSpanish,withemphasisonthespoken andwrittenlanguage.Grammarandwritingare introducedinconnectionwiththesubjectsoforal practice. SPAN114,ElementarySpanishII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:SPAN113orequivalent ContinuationofSPAN113.[NMCCNSSPAN1123: GeneralEducationAreaV]

History
Minor in History Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: A100levelhistorycoursesequence(6) Twelve(12)additionalcredithoursinhistory courses.Ofthese12credithours,six(6)credithours maybetakeninarthistoryormusicsurveys Studentstakingthehistoryminorarestrongly encouragedtotakethe12additionalcredithours fromaswideavarietyoftopicsaspossible. Restriction: Ifastudenttakesmorethanoneminorinthe HumanitiesDepartment,onlysix(6)credithoursofone minormaybeappliedtowardsanotherminor.

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History Courses:
ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea5:Humanities oftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). HIST141,AmericanHistoryto1865,3cr,3clhrs AsurveyofAmericanhistoryfromprecontactNorth AmericatotheendoftheCivilWar.Thesocial, cultural,intellectual,andpoliticalhistoryofthe Americanpeople.[NMCCNSHIST1113:General EducationAreaV] HIST142,AmericanHistorysince1865,3cr,3clhrs AcontinuationofHIST141,withattentiongivento theriseoftheUnitedStatesasaworldpower, urbanizatonandindustrialization,theroleofthestate, andcivilrightsmovements.[NMCCNSHIST1123: GeneralEducationAreaV] HIST151,WorldHistoryI,3cr,3clhrs TheevolutionofthemajorEurasiancivilizationsfrom thebeginningofhistoricaltimestothebeginningofthe 16thcentury,withspecialreferencetosocial,political, andculturaldevelopments. HIST152,WorldHistoryII,3cr,3clhrs AcontinuationofHIST151,emphasizingsocial, political,andculturaldevelopmentsinEurasian civilizationfrom1500tothepresent. HIST161,Europeinthe19thCentury,18151914,3cr,3cl hrs Anintroductiontothemajordevelopmentsand themesinnineteenthcenturyEuropeanhistory, includingmajorinternationaldevelopmentssuchasthe CongressSystem,theRevolutionsof1848,theadvance ofmodernideologiesandmajortrendsinartsand sciences,andthecausesofWorldWarI. HIST162,Europeinthe20thCentury,19142000,3cr,3cl hrs Exploresthegreatwatershedsofthelastcenturyin Europe,fromWorldWarItothefalloftheUSSRand theriseoftheEuropeanUnion.Severalcasestudies helpstudentsunderstandthelegacyofthe20thcentury andtheproblemswefacetoday. HIST170,HistoryofScience:AnIntroduction,3cr,3cl hrs Asurveyofscientificthoughtfromancient civilizationsthroughthepresentday,especiallythe interactionofscientificideaswithintheirsocialand culturalcontexts.

HIST180,FromStoneToolstoSpacecraft:Introductory HistoryofTechnology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ClosedtostudentswhohavecompletedHIST 380:TechnologyinAmerica Asurveyofthehistoryoftechnologyfromthe StoneAgetothepresent,especiallytherelationship betweentechnologicaldevelopmentandsocietyand culture. HIST334,TheAmericanWest,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalent;ENGL112 ThehistoryoftheAmericanWestuptothepresent. Explorationandconquest,themovementofpeoples, theroleofthefederalgovernment,ruralandurban development,resourceuse,issuesofraceand ethnicity,genderandclass,aswellastheideaofthe West. HIST342,AmericanPopularCulture,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalentandENGL112 ThehistoryofAmericanpopularculture,with primaryfocusonthetwentiethcentury.Examines suchsubjectsasfilm,television,music,andprint media. HIST343,AtomicAmerica:TheCulturalHistoryof NuclearTechnologyintheUnitedStates,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalent;ENGL112 ThehistoryofnucleartechnologyintheUnited States.Exploresthecultural,social,political,and economicdimensionsofatomicenergy,with particularemphasisgiventochangingimagesin popularculture.Mayincludeguestspeakersandfield tripstotheTrinitySiteandtheNationalAtomic Museum. HIST345,TheRiseandFalloftheSovietUnion,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisite:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalent;ENGL112 TheBolshevikRevolution,thedevelopmentof Stalinisttotalitarianism,reformunderKhrushchev,the stagnationeraofBrezhnev,andtheendofthe greatexperimentwithGorbachev. HIST348,WarandSocietyintheModernEra,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalent;ENGL112 Thepolitical,economic,social,andideological implicationsofwarfareinthemodernera.

156 HIST376,MassViolenceandAggression,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Upperdivisionstandingorconsentofthe instructor Thiscourseexaminesthenatureanddynamicsof massviolenceandaggression,andtheirimpacton politicsandsocieties.Throughlecturesandreadingsthe studentsexploreandcomparepolitical,sociologicaland psychologicaldimensionsofgenocides,stateterror,and ethniccleansing.(SameatPSY376) HIST380,TechnologyinAmerica,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalentandENGL112 TheroletechnologyhasplayedinAmericanhistory sincecolonialtimes,focusingontherelationshipof technologytoAmericancultureandthechangingroleof technologiesandtechnologicalsystemsinamodern industrialsociety. HIST382,NaturalHistorytoGeophysics:Historyof EarthScience,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalentandENGL112 Thedevelopmentoftheearthsciencedisciplines, especiallytheirtransformationfromdescriptiveto theoreticalsciences,inthe19thand20th centuries.technologicalsystemsinamodernindustrial society. HIST385,LatinAmericanCulturalHistory,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalent;ENGL112 OverviewoftheculturalhistoryoftheIberianworld onbothsidesoftheAtlanticfromtheearliestcultural expressiontothecurrentHispanicpresenceinthe UnitedStates.MulticulturalcreationsofHispanic societies.Culturalproductions,i.e.,fiestas,toreo,music, painting,literature,graffitiintheirpolitical,economic, andhistoricalbackground.(SameasSPAN385) HIST420,ScientificControversies,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalentandENGL112;instructorsapprovalrequired Anexaminationofscientificdiscoveriesthathave beencontroversial,howtheycametobeconstructed, andhowthescientificcommunitysoughttosettlethem. HIST421,TheAgeofRadicalIdeologies,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalent;ENGL341 Thetheoryandpracticeofnationalism,anarchism, communism,andfascisminthe19thand20thcenturies. HIST448,TheColdWar,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalentandENGL112;instructorsapprovalrequired Seniorlevelseminarexaminingthehistoryofthe ColdWar. HIST466,HistoricalFiction,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalent;ENGL341 Thisseminarexploresthegenreofhistoricalfiction, examiningseveralhistoricalfictionnovelsandshorter works. HIST467,FilmGenres,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalentandENGL112;instructorsapprovalrequired Writingintensiveseniorlevelseminar.Examinesa selectedfilmgenre(e.g.filmnoir,westerns,science fiction)indepth. HIST472,SpecialTopics,3cr,3clhrs HIST484,ControllingNature,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Atleastone100levelhistorycourseor equivalentandENGL112;instructorsapprovalrequired Ahistoricalexaminationoftheroleofthe technologicalfixinaddressingnaturallyoccurring andhumancreatedproblemswithparticularemphasis placedonthepostWorldWarIIera. HIST491,DirectedStudies,hrsandcrtobearranged Prerequisite:Seniorstandingorconsentofinstructor

Political Science Courses:


ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea4:Social SciencesoftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). PS151,IntroductiontoPoliticalScience,3cr,3clhrs Anintroductiontopoliticalideas,eventsand institutions.Explorestherelationshipsbetweenpolitics andsociety;examinestheinterdependenceofcitizenship andcommunitylife;investigatesthecomplexinteraction betweenvalues,issuesandpoliticalbehavior. PS171,AmericanGovernment,3cr,3clhrs AnexaminationofAmericandemocracyasa creative,evolving,andfluidprocess;howcitizensand politicalinstitutionsinteracttocreatepower,establish rights,andpursueinterests.[NMCCNSGOVT1113: GeneralEducationAreaIV] PS361,IssuesinInternationalRelations,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PS171oronesemesterofcollegehistoryor consentofinstructor Considerscurrentinternationalissuesinlightofthe transformingstructureofworldpolitics;examinesthe changingstatusofAmericaasaworldpower;and investigatestherolesofculture,economicpower,and technologyintheprocessofglobalchange.

PS370,PublicPolicymaking,3cr,3clhrs Ananalyticalexaminationofthepolicymaking processwithintheAmericanpoliticalsystem,with specialattentiontowhoisinvolvedintheprocess,how decisionsaremade,andwhattheconsequencesareof alternativepolicychoices.

Anthropology Courses:
ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea4:Social SciencesoftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). ANTH101,IntroductionCulturalAnthropology,3cr,3cl hrs AnintroductiontothescienceofCultural Anthropology,itsterminology,theorypracticeand subjectmatter.Studentsareencouragedtoengagewith otherculturestofindsimilaritiesandconnections,not differencesandseparation.Studieshumanbeings,their socialandculturalinstitutions,beliefs,andpractices aroundtheworldandnextdoor,creatingamedleyof adaptationstocommonproblems. ANTH302,FoodandCulture,3cr,3clhrs Foodismorethanjustnutrition;ineveryculture,past andpresent,foodiscentraltobuildingandmaintaining economicandpoliticalsystems,socialrelationships amongfamilymembersandbetweenfriendsand enemies,religioustaboos,ethnicidentities,andgender norms.Thetradeinfoodstuffsisattheheartof colonizationandglobalizations;thelackoffoodisatthe heartoflabormigrationsandhorrorsofmalnutrition andstarvations;andthescienceoffoodcauses biogeneticengineeringtochoosebetweencreatingprofit forsomeorlifeformany.Thisclassexaminesthese issues,rangingfromseeminglyuniversalmealstomass producedhamburgers,andcountingthehuman,animal, andenvironmentalcostsofeach. ANTH303,RaceandEthnicRelations,3cr,3clhrs Anoverviewofmostracialandethnicgroupsof Americans.Providesatheoreticalframeworktoexplore theirhistoriesandcriticalcurrentissuesandaspaceto enjoytheadvantagesofamulticulturalphilosophy. Focusesontheheterogeneouscharacterofallethnic groups,especiallyinregardtogenderandclass; attemptstodefinecommonissuesthatcanonlybe solvedinunison.

157 ANTH320,AnthropologyofSexandGender,3cr,3cl hrs Asurveyofthevarietiesofsexandgender definitionsandrolesinhistoricalandcontemporary humancultures.Thestudyofsexassignment,gender definitionsandrolesintheirassociationtostratifiedor equitableaccesstoeconomic,political,andideological resourcesandmonopolies.Explorationoftheparallels anddifferencesbetweengender,race,andclass. Topicsinclude:gendereddivisionoflabor,femaleand malesocialization,violenceagainstwomenasmale entertainmentandfemalepunishment,gender universalsandgeneralities.(SameasWGS320.)

Womens and Gender Studies Courses:


ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea4:Social SciencesoftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87). WGS301,IntroductiontoWomensStudies,3cr,3cl hrs Thisthematicallyorganizedcourseintroduces issuesimportanttowomenandmenasgendered beings.Explorationsfosuchculturalareasasthe economy,politics,sexualities,medicine,religions,and more,bothintheirAmericancontextaswellasin comparisontoothercultures. WGS320,AnthropologyofSexandGender,3cr,3cl hrs Asurveyofthevarietiesofsexandgender definitionsandrolesinhistoricalandcontemporary humancultures.Thestudyofsexassignment,gender definitionsandrolesintheirassociationtostratifiedor equitableaccesstoeconomic,political,andideological resourcesandmonopolies.Explorationoftheparallels anddifferencesbetweengender,race,andclass. Topicsinclude:gendereddivisionoflabor,femaleand malesocialization,violenceagainstwomenasmale entertainmentandfemalepunishment,gender universalsandgeneralities.(SameasANTH320.)

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Faculty Research Interests


BonnekessenCulturalAnthropology(U.S.and Development),WomensandGenderstudies(neo conservativeandreligionsrightwomens organizations),RaceandEthnicRelations(racismand intersectionsofrace,class,andgender) DezemberPoetry,theVisualArtsandPoetry, AmericanLiterature D.DunstonConducting,MusicandScience,Creativity andInnovation S.DunstonAmericanLiterature,Philosophy,Cultural History FordTechnicalCommunicationPedagogy,Knowledge Transfer,WritingwithinEngineering,Collaboration, andOrganizationalCommunication LanierInterfaceDesign,WebDesign,International ProfessionalCommunication,Editing,Computer ProgramComposition LaraMartinezLatinAmericanCulturalHistory NewmarkNativeAmericanLiterature,20thCentury AmericanLiterature,WritingAcrosstheCurriculum, Composition/Rhetoric. PrusinRussia,EasternEurope,Nationalism,Genocide ZemanAmericanWest,Southwest,AmericanPopular Culture

Information Technology
ProfessorsSoliman,Sueyoshi,Sung AssociateProfessorsAnselmo(ProgramCoordinator), Liebrock(ProgramCoordinator),Mazumdar,Wedeward AssistantProfessorsFu,Shin,Zheng DegreeOffered:B.S.inInformationTechnology InformationTechnology(IT)isanevolving interdisciplinarysubjectthathasbeendrivenandshaped bytherapiddevelopmentofcomputing,communication, andInternetrelatedtechnologiesandtheirtremendous impactonourdailylives.Incontrasttothemore traditionalInformationSystemsdiscipline,Information Technologydealswiththedevelopment,utilization, interrelation,andconfluenceofcomputers,networking, telecommunication,business,andtechnology managementinthecontextoftheglobalInternet.Aswe entertheInformationAgeofthe21stcentury,societywill beincreasinglydependentonInformationTechnology anddemandforITprofessionalswillremainhigh throughoutthedecadestocome. TheBachelorofScienceinInformationTechnology programatNewMexicoTechisadministeredjointlyby theComputerScienceandManagementdepartments. Thecurriculumincludesrelevantcomputerscience, management,andengineeringcoursesandemphasizes secureinformationsystemsandinformationassurance thatareamongtheareasofresearchatTechsInstitute forComplexAdditiveSystemsAnalysis(ICASA)where ITstudentsmayfindemploymentorinternship opportunities.Studentsmustalsotakeasequenceof12 hoursoftechnicalelectivestobroadenordeepentheir knowledgeinanITareaoftheirinterest.Graduatesof theITprogramwillbewellpreparedforimmediate industryemploymentorgraduatestudyinanITrelated discipline.

Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Minimumcredithoursrequired130 Inaddition to the General Education Core Curriculum (page 87), the following courses are required: CSE 222 (3) IT101(1),IT113(4),122(3),213(3),221(3),263(3), 311(3),321(3),326(3),351(3),373(3),382(3),481 (3),482(3) MATH221(3),283(3) PSY121(3)(canbeappliedasasocialsciencecourse inthegeneraleducationcorecurriculum) TechnicalElectives:asequenceof12hoursof

159 computerscience,informationtechnology,or managementcoursesnumbered300orhighermust bepre-approved by the student's advisor and an IT Program Coordinator. Students are encouraged to select a coherent set of courses as technical electives that will prepare them for a specific focus in their career. Eachoftheabovecoursesmustbecompletedwitha gradeofCorbetter. Electivestocomplete130credithours. SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceDegreein InformationTechnology Semester1 4 MATH131(calculus) 1 IT101(introductiontocompsci&informationtech) 4 IT113(introductiontoprogramming) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 13Totalcredithours Semester2 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 PSY121(generalpsychology) 3 IT122(algorithmsanddatastructures) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 17Totalcredithours Semester3 3 IT221(computerandnetworkorganization) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 3 IT213(introtoobjectorientedprogramming) 3 IT263(informationprotectionandsecurity) 18Totalcredithours Semester4 3 CSE222(systemsprogramming) 3 IT351(complexsystemmodelingandsimulation) 3 MATH221(formallogicanddiscretemath) 3 MATH283(introductiontoappliedstatistics) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 17Totalcredithours Semester5 3 IT321(internetandwebprogramming) 3 IT311(humaninfoprocessinganddecisionmaking) 3 IT373(introtodatabasedesignandmanagement) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 SocialScience 1 Elective 16Totalcredithours Semester6 3 IT326(softwareengineering) 3 IT382(legalandethicalinfotechnologyissues) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 6 Electives 16Totalcredithours Semester7 6 TechnicalElectives 3 IT481(seniorsecuresystemdesignproject) 3 SocialScience 3 Humanities 3 Electives 18Totalcredithours Semester8 6 TechnicalElectives 3 IT482(seniorsecuresystemdesignproject) 3 Humanities 3 Humanities/SocialScience 1 Electives 16Totalcredithours

Information Technology Courses:


IT101,IntroductiontoComputerScience&Information Technology,1cr,1clhrs Briefoverviewofthedisciplineofcomputerscience andinformationtechnologytopicsincludingcomputer architecture,operatingsystemsandnetworks,automata andmodelsofcomputation,programminglanguages andcompilers,datastructures,algorithms,databases, securityandinformationassurance,artificial intelligence,graphics,andsocial/ethicalissuesof computing.(SameasCSE101) IT113,IntroductiontoComputerScience& Programming,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Corequisite:MATH103orequivalent Introductiontoprogramminginastructured language(e.g.,C):problemsolving,algorithm development,topdowndesign,modularprogramming, debugging,testing,controlstructuresincluding selection,iterationandrecursion,datatypesincluding arrays,strings,pointers,anddynamicstructures. Conceptsimplementedthroughextensiveprogramming usinggoodprogrammingstyle.(SameasCSE113) IT122,AlgorithmsandDataStructures,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:IT113orCSE113 Programmingmethodologyandfundamentaldata structuresforcomputerprogramming.Algorithm design,synthesis,andanalysistechniques.Basic symbolicandnumericalalgorithms.(SameasCSE122).

160 IT213,IntroductiontoObjectOrientedProgramming,3cr,3cl IT321,InternetandWebProgramming,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:IT213,221 hrs Thiscoursehasapracticalemphasisonthedesign Prerequisite:IT113orCSE113 andtechniquesfordevelopinginternetbased Introductiontoprogramminginanobjectorientedlanguage applications,mainlyfocusingonwebprogramming. (e.g.,Java):reviewofproblemsolving,algorithm TopicsincludeHTML,clientsidescriptinglanguage development,topdowndesign,modularprogramming, (JavaScript),serversideprogramming(Servlets,JSP,and debugging,testing,controlstructuresincludingselection, J2EE),andXML/webservices(Javaand.NET).This iterationandrecursion,datatypesincludingarrays,strings, coursewillalsocoversomeimportanttopicsneededfor pointers,anddynamicstructures.Objectorientedconcepts internetbasedapplicationdevelopments,suchas willinclude:objects,classes,inheritance,instances,methods, Internetarchitectures,basicobjectoriented interfaces,packages,encapsulation,andpolymorphism. programming(OOP)concepts,andwebsecurity. Conceptsimplementedthroughextensiveprogramming usinggoodprogrammingstyle.(SameasCSE213) Courseworkincludessubstantialprogramming homeworkandteambasedprojects.(SameasCSE321) IT221,ComputerandNetworkOrganization,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:IT122 IT326,SoftwareEngineering,3hrs Thehardware/softwareinterface.Basicorganizationof Prerequisites:IT122,213 Thiscourseprovidestheintroductoryoverviewof computers,operatingsystems,andcomputernetworks. softwareengineering,concentratingonlargescale Memories,buses,interrupts,inputandoutput,and softwaresystemdesignandimplementation.Topics instructionsetarchitecture.Basicsofassemblylanguage includesoftwarelifecycle,UMLbaseddesignlanguage, programming.(SameasCSE221) designtoolsandtechniques,designdocumentation, IT263,InformationProtectionandSecurity,3cr,3clhrs softwaretesting,andsoftwareprojectmanagement. Prerequisite:IT113;Corequisite:IT221 Courseworkincludesateambasedproject.(Sameas Conceptsofinformation,messageanddata.Storageand CSE326) transmission,retrievalandcommunications.Authorized usersandpenetrators.Threatstoinformationconfidentiality, IT328,SecureSoftwareConstruction,3cr,2clhrs,1lab integrity,availability,andaccountability.Attacks.Degreesof hr Prerequisite:CSE222 securityandcosts.Protectionmechanismsandsecurity Formalmethodsandpracticaltechniquesforthe precautions.Authenticationandauthorization.Encryption. specification,design,implementation,andvalidationof Secureoperatingsystems,communicationsandnetworks. Defensesagainstviruses,worms,andhostilecode. computersoftware.Currentsoftwareengineeringand managementpractices,withemphasisonensuring IT311,HumanInformationProcessingandDecisionMaking, softwarereliability,safety,andsecurity.Coursework 3cr,3cl includesateamprojecttodevelopasizeable,realworld Prerequisite:PSY121andupperdivisionstandingintheIT applicationsoftware.(SameasCSE328) program IT351,ModelingandSimulationTechnologiesfor Recentadvancesinknowledgeabouthowpeopleprocess InformationSystems,3cr,3clhrs andactuponinformationarepresented.Modelsofhuman Prerequisites:IT122;MATH221 decisionmakingareanalyzedinthecontextofsecure informationsystemsandusedtoassesswaystobestmanage Fundamentalsandtechniquesfordesigningand usingsimulation,modeling,andoptimization thepeopleandtechnologyassociatedwithsecureinformation algorithmswithapplicationsinsystemperformance systems. modeling,businessinfrastructuremodeling,and distributedandparallelcomputing.Anintroductionto advancedcomplexsystemsmodels.(SameasCSE351)

161 IT353,Data&ComputerCommunications,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE222 Basicconceptsofdatacommunication.Transmissionmedia (wirelineandwireless)characteristicsandutilization.Digital andanalogdatasignaling,modulation,andcoding.Signaland channelanalysis.Conceptsfrominformationtheory.Data multiplexingandswitching.Connectionorientedvs. connectionlessnetworking.Synchronousandasynchronous carriers(ATM,SONET/SDH).OverviewoftheOSIvs.TCP/IP protocolstacks.TheInternetprotocolstructuresubnetand interfaces.Channelaccessandallocation.ExamplesofLAN, MAN,andWAN.Datalinkcontrol,designissues,link management,errorandflowcontrol.Principlesof internetworking:relaysandprotocols.(SameasCSE353) IT373,IntroductiontoDatabaseSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:IT122 Conceptualmodelinganddatabasedesignusingtheentity relationshipmodel.Therelationalmodel;relationalalgebra andrelationalquerylanguages;designtheoryforrelational databases.Databaseintegrity.Physicaldataorganization. Introductiontoproblemsofconcurrencycontrol,recovery, security,anddistributeddatabases.Courseworkincludesa projectusingSQLandtheOracleDatabaseManagement System.(SameasCSE373) IT382,Legal,Ethical,&SocialIssuesofIT,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:upperdivstandinginIT/CSEprogram;orconsentof instructor AsurveyofcurrentlegalIT(andgeneralbusinessand management)issuesispresentedinthiscourse.Also,social andethicalissuesassociatedwithITandmanagementof secureinformationsystemsaresurveyedanddiscussed. IT441,CryptographyandApplications,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:IT122;MATH221 Basictheoryofencryptionanddecryption.TheRSA algorithmandthepublic/privatekeysystem.Cryptography systemsinuseforInternetandbusinessapplications.(Same asCSE441) IT451,IntroductiontoParallelProcessing,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE222 Introductiontosupercomputersandmassivelyparallel machinearchitecture,modelsofparallelcomputation,parallel algorithms,synchronization,parallellanguages,dataand functionalparallelism,parallelperformanceanalysis,popular interfaces,andparalleldebugging.Studentswillgain experienceinparallelizationofsequentialalgorithmsand implementationofparallelalgorithms.(SameasCSE451) IT453,ComputerNetworks&theInternet,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:IT353 Layeringofprotocols(ISO,ITUandTCP/IPstacks) andnetworkarchitectures.Fiberopticstechnology andhighspeednetworks.Internetworking:global addresses/namesandtranslation,virtualnetworksand tunnels,routing,subnetting,IPv6,multicasting. MobileIP.Endtoendprotocols,TCPandUDP. Congestioncontrolandresourceallocation.Socket interfacing,clientserverandAPI.TheQoSmechanism integrated/differentiated,ATMQoS.Network security:informationandlinksecurity,encryption, internetworkingsecurity,IPsec,firewalls,VPN, wirelesssecurity.(SameasCSE453) IT462,Systems,RiskandDecisionAnalysis,3cr,3cl3 hrs Prerequisites:MATH283or382;upperdivisionstanding Analysisofsystemsandmanagerialdecisions underconditionsofriskoruncertainty.Optimal projectevaluationsandrankingofalternativesusing expectedvalueandexpectedutilitycriteria.Topics includerisksharing,Bayesianrevisionofprobabilities, valueofinformation,andpreferenceassessment procedures.(SameasMGT462) IT463,InformationAssurance,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Seniorstanding Defenseandoffensiveinformationwarfare. Informationsystemsecurity.Computerbreakins, hacking,andotherattackmethods.Vulnerabilityand riskanalysis.Theoryandapplicationsof cryptography.Intrusiondetectionandincident response.Securityplanningandmanagement.(Same asCSE463) IT476,Visualization,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE222orconsentofinstructor Thiscoursepresentsapplicationofgraphical visualizationtocurrentproblems,withafocuson extractingandrepresentinginformationin multidimensionaldatasetsusing2Dand3Dgraphics. Topicsincludevisualizationtoolsandtechniques, humanvisionandperception,colormapping,sound, datarepresentationforinsightextraction,time visualization,visualanalytics,volumerendering, surfaceextractionandrendering.Studentswill developvisualizationsofrealworldproblems.(Same asCSE476)

162 IT481/IT482,SeniorSecureSystemDesignProject,3cr,3 labhrsea Prerequisite:musthavecompletedalljuniorlevelITcourses Asubstantialsystemandsecurityrelatedprojecttaken over2regularsemesters,underthesupervisionofa facultymember.

Management
ProfessorSueyoshi AssociateProfessorsAnselmo(ChairoftheDepartment), Stuteville,Ostergren AssistantProfessorUlibarri AdjunctFaculty:Foster,Mazumdar,Peterson,Sung Degreesoffered:A.S.inBusiness;B.S.inManagement andB.S.inManagementofTechnology TheDepartmentofManagementprovides undergraduatedegreeprogramsthatdrawheavilyon Techsstrengthsinscience,engineering,andtechnology. Theaimofthedepartmentistodevelopinstudents substantivedecisionmakingskillsandtools,aswellas thefunctionalknowledgerequiredtoeffectivelymanage complextechnologybasedorganizationsintodays competitiveglobaleconomy.Managementstudentstake thesamebasicscienceandmathcoursesrequiredof everyTechstudenttwosemesterseachofchemistry, physics,calculus,andanotherlabsciencesuchas biology,engineering,orgeology.Addedtothis foundationarecoursesinaccounting,businesscomputer systems,economics,finance,management,marketing, operationsresearch,andstatistics. NewMexicoTechoffersdegreesinmanagementand managementoftechnology.TheB.S.inManagementis appropriateforthoseplanningtoenterthefieldsof humanresourcesmanagement,laborrelations,orgeneral management.TheB.S.inManagementofTechnology integratesmanagementcourseworkwithstudyinan engineeringfieldofthestudentschoice.Thisdegree focusesontheapplicationofquantitativemethodsto problemsolvinginmanagement.Inaccordancewiththe overallmissionofNewMexicoTech,itisexpectedthat problemsaddressedwillbeprimarilywithinengineering andappliedsciencedisciplines,includingnatural resourceandenvironmentalmanagementproblems. Eachmanagementstudentisassignedafacultyadvisor whowillhelphimorherselectadegreeoptionand recommendcoursestobetaken. TheDepartmentofManagementalsooffersan AssociateofSciencedegreeinBusiness.Thisprogramis designedforstudentsseekingtocompleteatwoyear degreeinbusiness,and/orthosewhomaywishto transfertoafouryearbachelorsprograminbusinessor management.Requiredcoursesaretransferableamong participatingNewMexicoinstitutions.

Faculty Research Interests


AnselmoAgentBasedFinancialSystemModelingand Simulation,NonFinancialRiskModelingandAnalysis FuSystemReliabilityandSecurity,Dependable Computing,SelfManagingandReconfigurable Systems,HighPerformanceComputing,Virtual Machines LiebrockParallelProcessing,HighPerformance Computing,InformationalAssurance,WellPosedness Analysis,GraphicsandVisualization MazumdarDatabases,InformationSystems,Conceptual Modeling,SoftwareIntegrity ShinAccessControl,TrustManagement,Identity Management,PrivacyandAnonymity,WebSecurity, SecurityEngineering,AppliedCryptography SolimanComputerNetworks,NetworkSecurity, MultimediaImageProcessing SueyoshiManagementScience,DataEnvelopment Analysis,RiskandPolicyAnalysis SungLargeScaleSimulationandModeling, ComputationalIntelligence,InformationRisk Management WedewardAdaptiveControl,RoboticSystems ZhengComputerArchitecture,WirelessNetworking, MobileComputing,DigitalDesign,Multimedia Processing

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Undergraduate Program
Associate of Science in Business
Minimumcredithoursrequired65 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: ACCT201(3),202(3),371(3) BA315(3),317(3) ECON251(3),252(3) ENGL111(3),112(3) Mathematics:SixcredithourschosenfromMATH103 (3),104(3),105(5),131(4) TC151(3) BusinessElectives:Ninecredithoursselectedin consultationwiththefacultyadvisor HumanitiesandSocialScienceElective:Threecredit hourschosenfromArea4orArea5oftheGeneral EducationCoreCurriculum(page87) Atotalofeightcredithoursincourseswithassociated laboratoriesfromthedisciplinesofbiology,chemistry, earthscience,orphysics Electivestocomplete65credithours StudentsmustachieveaminimumGPAof2.0in requiredcoursesinordertograduate. SampleCurriculumfortheAssociateofScienceinBusiness

Semester4 3 BA317(businesslawII) 9 BusinessElectives 4 Electives 16Totalcredithours

Core Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Management


InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page 78),thefollowingcoreofbusinessandeconomicscoursesis requiredofallManagementstudents: ACCT201(3),202(3);ACCT350isrecommended BA315(3),490(3) BCS283(3) CSE113(4)orES111(3) FIN302(3) MGT101(1),330(3),462(3),472(3),481(3) MKT335(3) ECON251(3),252(3).Thesecoursesmaybeusedto fulfilltheArea4oftheGeneralEducationCore Curriculum,page87. Atleasttwosemestersofasingleapprovedforeign languagearestronglysuggestedbutnotrequired. Electivestocomplete130credithours.Tobeselected inconsultationwithafacultyadvisor. Anyrequiredclassortechnicalelectiveusedtoward aB.S.inManagementoraB.S.inManagementof TechnologymaynotbetakenonanS/Ubasis. ManagementmajorsmustachieveaminimumGPAof 2.0inrequiredcoursesinordertograduate.

Summer 5 Mathematics 5Totalcredithours Semester1 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 3 Mathematics 3 ACCT201(fundamentalsI) 3 ECON251(macroeconomics) 12Totalcredithours Semester2 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 Sciencewithlab(biol,chem,earthscience,orphysics) 3 ACCT202(fundamentalsII) 3 ECON252(microeconomics) 13 Totalcredithours Semester3 3 BA315(businesslawI) 3 ACCT371(financialaccounting) 4 Sciencewithlab(biol,chem,earthscience,orphysics) 3 TC151(introtovisualcommunication) 3 Humanities/SocialScience 16Totalcredithours

Bachelor of Science in Management


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page 87)andthecorebusinessrequirements(above),thefollowing coursesarerequired: ManagementElectiveSequence:Atleastnine(9) credithoursselectedinconsultationwithand approvedbythestudentsfacultyadvisor. ACCT350(3)isrecommended Sample Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Management Semester1 1 MGT101(modernmanagementissues) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 4 CSE113orES111 16Totalcredithours

164 Semester2 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 15Totalcredithours Semester3 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 3 ACCT201(fundamentals1) 3 ECON251(macroeconomics) 3 Elective 3 SocialScience 17Totalcredithours Semester4 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 ACCT202(fundamentalsII) 3 BCS283(appliedstatistics) 3 ECON252(microeconomics) 3 Humanities/SocialScience 17Totalcredithours Semester5 3 ACCT350(managerialaccounting) 3 BA315(businesslawI) 3 MGT330(organizationalbehavior) 3 MKT335(principles) 3 ManagementElective 18Totalcredits Semester6 3 FIN302(principles) 3 MGT462(decisionanalysis) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 ManagementElective 6 Electives 18Totalcredithours Semester7 3 MGT451(leadership&motivation) 3 MGT472(production&operations) 3 Humanities 3 ManagementElective 3 Elective 15Totalcredithours Semester8 3 BA490(businesspolicy) 3 MGT473(productionandoperationsII) 3 MGT481(seniorseminar) 3 Humanities 3 ManagementElective 15Totalcredithours

Bachelor of Science in Management of Technology


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page 87)andthecorebusinessrequirements(page163),the followingcoursesarerequired: ES201(3),216(3),andnine(9)approvedcredithours ofengineeringcoursesnumbered300orabove ES316doesnotcounttowardtheManagementof Technologydegree MATH231(4) Atleasttwosemestersofasingleapprovedforeign languagearestronglysuggestedbutnotrequired. Electivestocomplete130hours Sample Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Management of Technology Semester1 1 MGT101(modernmanagementissues) 3 ACCT201(fundamentalsI) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 12Totalcredithours Semester2 3 ACCT202(fundamentalsII) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 ES111orCSE113(4cr) 17or18Totalcredithours Semester3 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 3 ECON251(macroeconomics) 4 MATH231(calculus) 3 ES201(statics) 16Totalcredithours

165 Semester4 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 BCS283(appliedstatistics) 3 ECON252(microeconomics) 3 ES216(fluidmechanics) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 18Totalcredithours Semester5 3 ACCT350(managerialaccounting) 3 BA315(businesslawI) 3 MGT330(organizationalbehavior) 3 MKT335(principles) 3 Engineeringprerequisiteorelective 15Totalcredithours Semester6 3 FIN302(principles) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 6 EngineeringprerequisiteorElective 18 Totalcredithours Semester7 3 MGT462(decisionanalysis) 3 MGT472(production&operationsI) 3 Humanities 6 EngineeringprerequisiteorElective 15Totalcredithours Semester8 3 BA490(businesspolicy) 3 MGT481(seniorseminar) 3 EngineeringElective 3 Humanities/SocialScience 3 ManagementorEngineeringElective 15Totalcredithours

Accounting Courses:
ACCT201,FundamentalsofAccountingI,3cr,3clhrs Financialaccountingprocedures,concepts,andreports forsoleproprietorships. ACCT202,FundamentalsofAccountingII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ACCT201;BCS209 Financialaccountingforpartnershipsand corporations,anintroductiontomanagerialaccounting concepts. ACCT350,ManagerialAccounting,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ACCT202andBCS209orconsentofinstructor Costbenefitchoicesamongaccountingmethodsand systemsinsupportofstrategicdecisionsandoperational control,includingbehavioraleffectsofaccounting systemswithinorganizations.Analysisofcostbehavior patternsandhowtheyaltercostaccountingfor automatedmanufacturingenvironments.Construction ofbudgets,forecasts,andestimatesfornewproduct/ processcosts. ACCT353,CostAccounting,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ACCT202orconsentofinstructor Thedevelopmentanduseofcostaccountingfor inventoryvaluation,incomedetermination,costcontrol includingprocessaccountingandvarianceanalysis. ACCT371,FinancialAccountingI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ACCT202 Adetailedstudyofthefinancialrecordingand reportingprocess.Emphasisisplacedontheformand contentoffinancialstatements. ACCT372,FinancialAccountingII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ACCT371 Currentfinancialaccountingtheoryandpracticeas theyrelatetofinancialstatementpreparationand analysis.Emphasisonspecialtopicsincludesaccounting forpensionsandleases,accountingchanges,and earningspersharepresentation.Topicsofcurrent financialaccountinginterestarereviewedasthey develop. ACCT403,TaxAccounting,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ACCT372orconsentofinstructor Federalincometaxlawsandthedeterminationof taxableincomeforindividuals,partnerships, corporations,andfiduciaries.Taxresearchandplanning.

Minor in Management
Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: FIN302(3) MGT330(3),472(3) MKT335(3) Six(6)credithoursofManagementDepartmentcourses numbered300orabove. Note:ECON252andBCS/MATH283areprerequisites forFIN302andMKT335.Nonmajorsmustobtain instructorconsentinlieuoftheprerequisiteofACCT202for FIN302.

166 ACCT405,AccountingforNonProfitOrganizations,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:ACCT372orconsentofinstructor Controlandreportingproblemsforgovernment organizationsandothernonprofitentities.Fundaccounting principles,procedures,andreports. ACCT490,SelectedTopics,13cr,13clhrs Prerequisite:Upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor Currenttopicsinaccounting. ACCT491,DirectedStudy,13cr,13clhrs Prerequisite:upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor Individualstudiesdirectedbyconsentingfacultywithprior approvalofthedepartmenthead. BCS283,ElementaryAppliedStatistics,3cr,3clhrs,1.5 labhrs Prerequisite:MATH132passedwithgradeCorbetter Exploratorydataanalysis.Introductionto probabilityandrandomvariables.Conceptsof populationandsample.Estimationandhypothesis testing.Simplelinearregressionandonewayanalysis ofvariance.Techniquesindataanalysisusing statisticalcomputerpackages.(SameasMATH283) BCS305,BusinessInformationSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:BCS209 Astudyoftheimplementationanduseof computerbasedinformationsystemsinbusiness organizations.Emphasiswillbeplacedonthe characteristicsanduseofdecisionsupportsystems fromanorganizationalandindividualproblem solvingperspective.

Business Administration Courses:

BA315,BusinessLawI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ENGL112orconsentofinstructor Originanddevelopmentoflaw,judicialprocedure,torts,law BCS415,IntroductiontoOperationsResearch: DeterministicMethods,3cr,3clhrs ofcontracts,andpersonalproperty. Prerequisite:BCS254passedwithgradeCorbetter BA317,BusinessLawII,3cr,3clhrs Asurveyofoperationsresearchtechniques Prerequisite:BA315 includinglinearprogramming,nonlinearmodels,and Sales,negotiableinstruments,securedtransactions, graphtheoreticalmodels.(SameasMATH415) bankruptcy.Agencies,partnerships,andcorporations. BCS486,IntroductiontoStochasticProcesses,3cr,3cl BA490,BusinessPolicy/CorporateStrategy,3cr,3clhrs hrs Prerequisites:ACCT202;FIN302;ECON251,252;MGT330;BCS Prerequisites:MATH254and382,eachpassedwithgrade 209,283;MKT335;seniorstanding Corbetter Integrationofthebasicfunctionsofabusinessenterprise Conditioning.ThePoissonprocess.Theoryof e.g.,marketing,finance,andproductionthroughcase Markovchains,continuoustimeMarkovandsemi analysis.Fromtheperspectiveoftopmanagement,emphasis Markovprocesses.Topicsfromrenewaltheoryand willbeplacedonexaminationofexternalenvironments,and Markovrenewaltheory.QueuingTheory. thedevelopmentofstrategiesfortheorganizationscreationof Applicationsinscienceandengineering.(Sameas properrelationshipsandresponsestosocial,political,and MATH486) economicconditions. BCS488,IntroductiontoOperationsResearch: StochasticMethods,3cr,3clhrs Business Computer Systems Courses: Prerequisites:Math382,passedwithgradeCorbetter MonteCarloSimulationTheory.Applicationof BCS209,BusinessComputingSystems,3cr,3clhrs simulationtoproblemsinscience,engineering,and Introductiontosoftwaresystems,includingword business.Queuingsystemssimulation.Inventory processing,spreadsheet,anddatabaseapplications,usedto theory.(SameasMATH488) solvebusinessproblems.Currentcomputertopicsandissues. BCS491,DirectedStudy,13cr,13clhrs BCS254,IntroductiontoAppliedLinearAlgebra,3cr,3clhrs, Prerequisite:upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor 1.5labhrs Prerequisite:MATH131passedwithgradeCorbetter Solutionoflinearsystems.Matrixalgebra.Rank. Determinants.Eigenvaluesandeigenvectors.Numericalaspects ofmatrixcalculation.Introductiontovectorspacesandlinear transformations.Applications.(SameasMATH254)

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Economics Courses:
ThesecoursesmaybeusedtoArea4:SocialSciencesoftheGeneral EducationCoreCurriculum,page87. ECON251,PrinciplesofMacroeconomics,3cr,3clhrs Macroeconomictheoryandpublicpolicy.National incomeconcepts,unemployment,inflation,balanceof internationaltradeproblemsandproblemsrelatedto economicgrowth.[NMCCNSECON2113:General EducationAreaIV] ECON252,PrinciplesofMicroeconomics,3cr,3clhrs Microeconomictheoryandpublicpolicy.Supplyand demand,theoryofthefirm,marketallocationofresources, incomedistribution,competitionandmonopoly, governmentalregulationandunions.[NMCCNSECON 2123:GeneralEducationAreaIV] ECON361,BusinessConditionsAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ECON251,252 Thegoalsofeconomicpolicy,nationalincome accounting,theoryofincomedetermination,economic forecasting. ECON362,ManagerialEconomics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ECON251,252 Acoordinationofeconomictheoryandmanagerial practice.Consumerdemand,productionfunctions,cost behavior,outputdetermination,andpricingwithin variousmarketstructures. ECON372,NaturalResourceandEnvironmental Economics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ECON362orES316orconsentofinstructor Introductiontotheeconomicconceptsandmethods usedindefiningandanalyzingnaturalresourcesand environmentalqualityproblems. ECON490,SelectedTopics,13cr,13clhrs Prerequisite:Upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor Currenttopicsineconomics. ECON491,DirectedStudy,13cr,13clhrs Prerequisite:Upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor

Finance Courses
FIN302,PrinciplesofFinance,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ACCT202;BCS283;ECON252;orconsent ofinstructor Theoryandtechniquesoffinancialmanagementfor business. FIN410,TheoryofFinancialDecisions,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:FIN302;BCS283;orconsentofinstructor Detailedstudyofcontemporarycapitalmarketand marketequilibriumtheories.Considerationof individualandfirmriskattitudesandwaysofdealing withfinancialrisk.Discussionoffirmvaluation methodsandfirmlevelapproachestoriskyfinancial decisionmaking. FIN480,Investments,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:BCS283;FIN302orES316;orconsentof instructor Portfoliotheoryandempiricalcapitalmarket analysis.Contemporaryinvestmenttheory,including optionpricingmodelsandderivatives.Active portfoliomanagementinlightofthevastarrayof financialinvestmentalternativesavailableintodays markets. FIN490,SelectedTopics,13cr,13clhrs Prerequisite:Upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor Currenttopicsinfinance. FIN491,DirectedStudy,13cr,13clhrs Prerequisite:Upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor

Management Courses:
MGT101,ModernManagementIssues,1cr,1clhr Seminaronmodernmanagementissuesandthe roleofmanagerialpersonnelintodaystechnology firms.Guestspeakersandfacultypresenting overviewofcurrentissuesandresearchtopics. MGT301,SurveyofEngineeringManagement,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:ES110and111orequivalent Surveydesignedforengineeringmajors.Topics includeintroductionstoqualitativeandquantitative managementmodelsandtheirimplementation. MGT330,ManagementandOrganizationalBehavior,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ENGL112andupperclassstandingor consentofinstructor Classicalandcontemporaryorganizationtheories, interpersonalandorganizationbehavior,motivation, communication,leadership,decisionprocessin organizations.

168 MGT331,HumanResourceManagement,3cr,3clhrs Planningandutilizationofhumanresources,including recruitment,selection,equalemploymentopportunity, safety,compensation,appraisal,unions,training,andjob evaluation. MGT381,StrategicMarketAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:BCS283;FIN302;MKT335;upperclass standing Analysisofdataderivedfromeithersurvey instruments,archivalsources,orboth.Designand implementationofinstrumentsdesignedtoelicit informationusefultomanagers.Singleandmultiple variableimpactsonmanagerialdecisionmaking. MGT451,TechnologyManagementSeminar,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MGT330 Seminarfocusedoncurrentmanagementissuesin complextechnologyorganizations.Motivatingand measuringperformanceinambiguoussituations. Leadershipandgrowthissuesinentrepreneurial technologyorganizations. MGT462,Systems,Risk,andDecisionAnalysis,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:BCS283orMATH283orMATH382and upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor.Management majorsshouldenrollinBCS283. Analysisofsystemsandmanagerialdecisionsunder conditionsofriskoruncertainty.Optimalproject evaluationsandrankingofalternativesusingexpected valueandexpectedutilitycriteria.Topicsincluderisk sharing,Bayesianrevisionofprobabilities,valueof information,andpreferenceassessmentprocedures.(Same asIT462) MGT472,ProductionandOperationsManagementI,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisites:BCS283andupperclassstandingorconsentof instructor Applicationofquantitativemethodstoproblems encounteredinmanagement.Problemsolvingemphasis withextensiveuseofapplicationssoftware.Topics includelinearandintegerprogramming,forecasting, queueingtheoryandsimulation. MGT473,ProductionandOperationsManagementII,3cr, 3clhrs Prerequisites:MGT472andupperclassstandingorconsentof instructor Applicationofconceptsandprinciplesrelatedto managementoftheproductionfunctioninmanufacturing andservices.Problemsolvingemphasiswithextensiveuse ofapplicationssoftware.Topicsincludeindependentand dependentdemandinventorymodels,facilitylayout, facilitylocation;qualitycontrol;andprojectmanagement. MGT481,SeniorSeminar,TechnicalManagement,3cr, 3clhrs Prerequisite:upperclassstandingandconsentofinstructor MGT488,TechnologyEntrepreneurWorkshop,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisites:FIN302;MGT381;ACCT202;senior standing;orconsentofinstructor Thisworkshopisdesignedtofamiliarize participantswiththeprocessoftechnologymarketing. Assessmentofnewproductmarketability, developmentofmarketingandbusinessplans, presentationofplansinacompetitiveenvironmentto anevaluationpanelcomposedofpeoplefromvarious businessbackgrounds. MGT490,SelectedTopics,13cr,13clhrs Prerequisite:Upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor Currenttopicsinmanagement.

Marketing Courses:
MKT335,PrinciplesofMarketing,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ECON252;BCS283;orupperclassstanding andconsentofinstructor Processes,principles,andfunctionsincurrent marketingsystems. MKT490,SelectedTopics,13cr,13clhrs Prerequisite:Upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor Currenttopicsinmarketing. MKT491,DirectedStudy,13cr,13clhrs Prerequisite:Upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor

Faculty Research Interests


AnselmoDecisionAnalysisandRiskManagement, ComputationalFinance,ElectronicCommerce ColbaughComplexAdditiveSystemsModeling, Simulation,andAnalysis MazumdarDatabaseSystems,MassiveStorage Systems,ComputationalLogic OstergrenProgramManagement,Product Development,TotalQualityManagement PetersonManagement,Economics,Accounting StutevilleTelecommunicationLawandRegulation, EthicalIssuesinInformationAssuranceand Security SueyoshiManagementScience,DataEnvelopment Analysis,RiskandPolicyAnalysis SungInformationSecurity,Ecommerce UlibarriFinancialEconomics,CulturalEconomics, NaturalResourceandEnvironmentalEconomics

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Mathematics
ProfessorsAvramidi,Borchers,Hossain(chairofthe department),Stone AssociateProfessorsAitbayev,Kerr,Schaffer,Starrett AssistantProfessorsIbragimov,Makhnin,Wang InstructorsBallou,Bukowski EmeritusFaculty:Arterburn,Ball,Dubbs,Sharples DegreesOffered:B.S.inMathematics,M.S.in Mathematics,M.S.inMathematicswithspecializationin OperationsResearchandStatistics,M.S.inMathematics withspecializationinAnalysis,M.S.inMathematics withspecializationinIndustrialMathematics;Ph.D.in AppliedandIndustrialMathematics Studentsandfacultyinthemathematicsdepartmentat Techareinvolvedinmanyareasofmathematics,frompure mathematicstoappliedmathematics,operationsresearch, andstatistics.Thedepartmentplaysanimportantrolein teachingmathematicstostudentsinotherdisciplines.In addition,thedepartmentoffersbachelors,masters,andPh.D. degreesinmathematics.Facultyandstudentsarealso involvedinanumberofresearchprojects,manyofthemin conjunctionwithresearchersinotherdepartmentsatTech andatotherinstitutions. Therearecareeropportunitiesformathematicsstudents atboththebachelorsandmasterslevels.Studentsin mathematicscanprepareforactuarialcareers,careersin education,andcareersinanumberofindustries,including telecommunications,aerospace,andcomputer.Preparation foracareerinindustryshouldincludeabroadbackgroundin mathematics,modelingskills,computerskills,expertiseinan areaoutsidemathematics,andcommunicationskills.Degree requirementsaredesignedtohelpstudentsdevelopthese importantabilities. Mathematicscanalsobestudiedinpreparationformore advancedworkinavarietyoffieldsincludingpure mathematics,appliedmathematics,operationsresearch, statistics,scientificcomputing,andbusinessadministration. Manystudentschoosetocombineamajorinmathematics withamajorinasecondfieldsuchasmanagement, computerscience,engineering,orphysics.Astrong backgroundinmathematicscanbeveryhelpfulingraduate studies. Studentsinthemathematicsdepartmentatboththe undergraduateandgraduatelevelhavemanyopportunities tointeractwithfacultyandparticipateinavarietyof mathematicalactivities.Thedepartmenthasweekly seminarsinwhichfaculty,graduatestudents,andvisitors presenttheirresearch.Bothundergraduatesandgraduates areinvolvedinresearchprojects.Manystudentsare employedbythedepartmentasgraders,labfacilitators,

teachingassistants,andresearchassistants. UndergraduatestudentsregularlycompeteintheWilliam LowellPutnammathematicscompetitionandinthe COMAPcontestinmathematicalmodeling.

Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page 87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: IntroductiontoComputerScience:CSE113(4)orES111 (3) BasicMathematics:MATH221(3),231(4),254(3),335 (3),352(3),372(3),382&382L(4),454(3) MathematicalModeling:MATH430(3) MathematicsElectives:Fourcoursesfromatleasttwo ofthefollowingareas: 1.AppliedMathematics:336(3),410(3),411(3),435 (3),436(3),437(3),438(3) 2.PureMathematics:442(3),455(3),456(3),461(3), 471(3),472(3) 3.OperationsResearchandStatistics:415(3),483 (3),484(3)486(3),488(3) Electivesinasinglesubjectotherthanmathematics:A sequenceofatleast18credithoursinasinglesubject areaotherthanmathematicsapprovedbytheadvisor. Courseschosentosatisfyotherrequirementsmaybe usedinthesequence.Atleastsixhoursmustbein coursesnumbered300orabove. Minimumof130credithourscoursework:Electivesto completetheminimumof130credithours. SampleCurriculumNotes:Generaleducationrequirements shouldbefulfilledasearlyaspossible.ThesequenceMATH 352,372isakeyprerequisitetomanyadvancedcoursesand shouldbetakenasearlyaspossible,innocaselaterthanthe junioryear.

Sample Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics


Semester1 4 MATH131(calculus) 5 CHEM121,121L,121R(generalchemistry) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineering/Computer Sciencewithlab 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 16 Totalcredithours

170 Semester2 4 MATH132(calculus) 5 CHEM122,122L,&122R(generalchemistry) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineering/Computer Sciencewithlab 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 1 Elective 17 Totalcredithours Semester3 3 MATH221(formallogicanddiscretemathematics) 4 MATH231(calculus) 5 Phys121&121L 3 Humanities 1 Electives 16 Totalcredithours Semester4 3 MATH254(introtolinearalgebra) 3 MATH352(basicconcepts) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 4 CSE113orES111 1 Electives 16 Totalcredithours Semester5 3 MATH372(basicconceptsofanalysis) 3 MATH335(ordinarydifferentialequations) 4 MATH382&382L 3 SocialScience 4 Electives* 17 Totalcredithours Semester6 3 MATH454(linearalgebra) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 MathElective 7 Electives* 16 Totalcredithours Semester7 3 MATH430(mathematicalmodeling) 3 MathElective 3 SocialScience 7 Electives* 16 Totalcredithours Semester8 3 MathElective 3 MathElective 3 Humanities/SocialScience 7 Electives* 16 Totalcredithours *Choiceofelectivesmustincludecoursesforapproved18hour sequence.Itisstronglyrecommendedthatelectivechoices includeadvancedscienceand/oraforeignlanguage.

Minor in Mathematics
Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: MATH254(3),335(3),352(3),382(3) Six(6)additionalhoursofupperdivision mathematics

Graduate Program Master of Science in Mathematics


Aprogramfulfillingthegeneralrequirementsmust becompleted.Twobasicplansareoffered:forthe programwithoutthesis,MATH590(threecredithours) mustbecompleted;fortheprogramwiththesis,MATH 591(sixcredithours)mustbecompleted.Thereisno foreignlanguagerequirementforeitherprogram.The studentmustfulfilltherequirementsforthe undergraduateprograminmathematics.Inaddition,the studentmustfulfilltherequirementsofoneofthe followingthreespecializations.Studentsinterestedin continuingforthePhDinAppliedandIndustrial Mathematicsshouldtakecaretochoosetheircoursesso thattheywillfitthatprogramaswell.

Five-Year Bachelors/Masters Degree Program in Mathematics


ThefiveyearmathematicsB.S./M.S.program providesthestudenttheopportunitytoobtainbotha bachelorsdegreeandamastersdegreeinmathematics infiveyears.Aminimumof158totalcredithoursare requiredtocompletethedualdegreeprogram. Studentsshouldapplytotheprogrambeforetheir seventhsemester.Admissioniscontingentonacademic performanceandacceptanceofaproposedcourseof study.Graduatestatusisgranteduponcompletionof thegeneralrequirementsforthebachelorsdegreein mathematicsoroneofitsoptionswitha3.0minimum cumulativegradepointaverage.Themastersdegreeis granteduponcompletionoftherequirementsofthe mastersdegreeprogram. Thestudentwillworkwithaprofessorinthe MathematicsDepartmentwhowillassistthestudentin developingthecourseofstudyandadvisethestudenton theirmastersthesisorindependentstudy.

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Master of Science in Mathematics with Specialization in Industrial Mathematics


Industryandbusinessprovidemanyareasforthe applicationofadvancedmathematics,andmanypossibilities formathematicianstomakesignificantcontributions.New MexicoTechoffersaprogramtopreparestudentsforthese opportunities.Studentsneedabasicbackgroundin numericalanalysis,differentialequations,andstatisticsatthe undergraduatelevel.Thegraduaterequirementsare: 1)Modelingcourses(6credits):MATH430(Mathematical Modeling);MATH530(ModelingCaseStudies) 2)Coreindustrialmathematicscourses(6credits)twoof thefollowing:MATH511(NumericalMethods);MATH 518(NonlinearProgramming);MATH532(Perturbation Methods);MATH535(MathematicalPhysics);MATH587 (TimeSeries) 3)Aconcentrationoffourrelatedcourses(12credits),at leasttwoatthe500level(beyondthetwoinrequirement 2)andatleasttwoinanotherdepartment,andadditional coursestosatisfythegeneralrequirementsoftheMasterof Sciencedegree.Thecoursestosatisfythisrequirement mustbeapprovedbytheIndustrialMathematicsgroup. 4)Eachstudentspendsoneterm,usuallysummer,inan internshipinanindustrialposition.Thisinternshipis arrangedbythestudent,withtheapprovalofthe IndustrialMathematicsgroupandshouldinvolve mathematicalmodeling,computationandanalysis.

2) Additionalcoursessubjecttotheapprovalofthe studentsadvisortocompletetherequirementsofthe GraduateSchool.RelatedcoursesincludeES316;MGT 462,472,473;MATH384,386,410,411,484,505,and 521.

Master of Science in Mathematics with Specialization in Analysis


Tospecializeinthisareathestudentmustfulfillthe requirementsoftheundergraduateprogramin mathematicsandcompleteMath435andMath471orthe equivalent. Graduateworkconsistsof: 1) Aminimumof12creditsfromMath531,533, 534,535,536,537,575,576,and577. 2) Additionalcoursessubjecttotheapprovalofthe studentsadvisortocompletetherequirements oftheGraduateSchool.

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied and Industrial Mathematics


Studentsofexceptionalability,asdemonstratedina mastersdegreeprogramorinpreviouscourses,may pursueaprogramleadingtothedoctoraldegree. Althoughthemastersdegreeisnotarequirementforthe Ph.D.degree,theexperiencegainedinwritingamasters thesisorindependentstudyprojectisvaluable.

Degree Requirements
AvramidiMathematicalPhysics,AnalysisonManifolds, QuantumFieldTheory BorchersOptimization,InverseProblems SharplesAppliedAnalysis,AsymptoticExpansions StoneDifferentialEquations,MathematicalBiology, IndustrialMathematics Upto30hoursfromamastersdegree,excluding thesisandS/Ucourses,maybeincluded.Studentsare normallyexpectedtotakeMATH501and502intheir firstyear,andMATH503eachsemesterafterthat. 48hoursofcourseworkapprovedbythestudents advisorycommittee,including: Allofthefollowing,ifnotalreadytaken:MATH410, 411,435,437,438,471 500levelMATHcourses(30credithours)consisting of: 1.MATH530(3),532(3) 2.Six(6)credithoursofcoreclasses:MATH511, 535,538,539,577 3.Fourormoreoftheremainingclassesaretobe additionalcoreclasses(above),coursesfromthe listofrecommendedclasses(below)orother classesapprovedinadvancebythestudents committee.Studentsarestronglyencouragedto include MATH509,GraduateInternship,intheir program.Recommendedclasses:MATH509, 510,512,518,519,531,533,536,537,587orother 12hoursofupperdivisionorgraduatelevelcourses fromoutsidethemathdepartment Dissertation(24credithours):MATH595

Industrial Mathematics Committee

Master of Science in Mathematics with Specialization in Operations Research and Statistics


Aninterdisciplinaryprograminoperationsresearchand statisticsisavailableatthegraduatelevelwithinthevarious departmentsatNewMexicoTech.Tospecializeinthisarea, thestudentmustfulfilltherequirementsforthe undergraduateprograminmathematicsandcomplete MATH415,483,andoneofeitherMATH486or488,orthe equivalent. Graduateworkwouldconsistof: 1) Aminimumof12credithoursfromMATH515,516, 517,518,519,582,583,587,588,589.Atleastonecourse (threecredithours)mustbechosenfromMATH515,517, or518.

172 Preliminaryexamsindifferentialequations,analysis,and numericalanalysis(usuallytakeninthethirdsemester,orin thesecondsemesterforstudentswhoalreadyhavea mastersdegree).Studentsmay,ifnecessary,repeatoneor moreexamsthefollowingsemester.Studentswhodonot receivesatisfactoryscoresaftertwoattemptswillnotbe acceptedintothePh.D.program. MATH105,PreCalculuswithTrigonometry,5cr,4cl hrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:SameasforMATH103 Offeredsummersonly.Classconsistsoffive25minute lecturesandfive55minutelabseachweekofsummer session. Acondensedcoursecoveringmostofthetopicsof MATH103and104.Amaximumofsixcreditswillbe allowedforanycombinationofMATH103,104,105. MATH131,CalculusandAnalyticGeometryI,4cr,3cl hrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:MATH103and104ortheequivalentpassed withgradeCorbetter;orACTMathscoreofatleast30or SATMathscoreofatleast670;oracombinedscoreofat least34onthetwocomponentsofthemathplacementtests (page36);orMATH104andeitherACTMathscoreofat least26orSATMathscoreofatleast490. Firstcourseincalculusandanalyticgeometry. Includesintroductoryconceptsinanalyticgeometry, limits,continuity,differentiation,applicationsofthe derivative,themeanvaluetheorem,thedefiniteand indefiniteintegral,andapplicationsofintegration. [NMCCNSMATH1614:GeneralEducationAreaII] MATH132,CalculusandAnalyticGeometryII,4cr,4 clhrs Prerequisite:MATH131passedwithgradeCorbetter ContinuationofMATH131.Transcendental functions,techniquesofintegration,polarcoordinates, infiniteseries,andapplications.[NMCCNSMATH 1623:GeneralEducationAreaII] MATH221,FormalLogicandDiscreteMathematics,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH132passedwithagradeCorbetter Analyticalreasoningandcriticalthinkingskills. Inductionandrecursion.Mathematicalproofs. Propositionalcalculusandpredicatecalculus.Discrete andcombinatorialmathematics:sets,functions, relations,trees,andgraphs,permutationsand combinations. MATH231,CalculusandAnalyticGeometryIII,4cr,4 clhrs Prerequisite:MATH132passedwithgradeCorbetter Vectorsintheplaneand3space,vectorcalculusin twodimensions,partialdifferentiation,multiple integration,topicsinvectorcalculus,andcomplex numbersandfunctions.

Mathematics Courses:
Techsmathematicsdepartmentofferscoursesineightsub fieldsofmathematics.Themiddledigitofeachmathematics coursenumberspecifiesthesubfieldinwhichthatcourse belongs.Themiddledigitsandthesubfieldstheyrepresentare: 1operationsresearchandnumericalmethods 2discretemathematics 3appliedanalysis 4geometry 5modernalgebra 6topology 7realanalysis(theory) 8probability,statistics,stochasticprocesses Thus,415isacourseinoperationsresearch,etc.Themiddle digit0isusedforthebasicmathematicscourses.Theonly exceptiontothissystemisMATH581,thestandardcollege numberfordirectedstudies. MATH101,CollegeAlgebra,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Thefundamentalalgebraicoperationsfactoring, fractions,linearequationsandinequalities,quadratic equations,ratio,proportion,variation,functionsandtheir graphs,systemsofequations.[NMCCNSMATH1113: GeneralEducationAreaII] MATH103,PreCalculus,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:ACTMathscoreofatleast21orSATMathscoreof atleast500orMATH101passedwithgradeCorbetter Functionsandrelations,equationsandinequalities, determinantsandmatrices,simultaneousequations,algebra ofpolynomials,complexnumbers.[NMCCNSMATH1613: GeneralEducationAreaII] MATH104,Trigonometry,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Corequisite:MATH103orACTMathscoreofatleast26orSAT Mathscoreofatleast590orascoreof20orhigheronthealgebra portionofthemathplacementtest(page36) Trigonometricfunctions,identities,relatedangles,radian measure,graphs,inversefunctions,trigonometricequations, logarithms,solutionofplanetriangles.[NMCCNSMATH 1114:GeneralEducationAreaII]

173 MATH254,IntroductiontoAppliedLinearAlgebra,3cr,3 clhrs,1.5labhrs Prerequisite:MATH131passedwithgradeCorbetter Solutionoflinearsystems.Matrixalgebra.Rank. Determinants.Eigenvaluesandeigenvectors.Numerical aspectsofmatrixcalculation.Introductiontovectorspaces andlineartransformations.Applications.(SameasBCS 254) MATH283,IntroductiontoAppliedStatistics,3cr,3clhrs, 1.5labhrs Corequisite:MATH132 Exploratorydataanalysis.Introductiontoprobability andrandomvariables.Conceptsofpopulationand sample.Estimationandhypothesistesting.Simplelinear regressionandonewayanalysisofvariance.Techniques indataanalysisusingstatisticalcomputerpackages.(Same asBCS283) MATH332,VectorAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH231passedwithgradeCorbetter Scalarandvectorfields,gradient,divergence,curl,del operator,generalorthogonalcurvilinearcoordinates,line integrals,surfaceandvolumeintegrals,divergence theorem,Greenstheorem,Stokesstheorem,applications. MATH335,OrdinaryDifferentialEquations,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH132passedwithgradeCorbetter Ordinarydifferentialequations,seriessolutions, transformcalculus. MATH335L,OrdinaryDifferentialEquationsComputer Lab,1cr,1clhr Corequisite:MATH335orequivalent. OptionallabtoaccompanyMATH335.Basic introductiontotheMaplesyntaxrequiredtosolve ordinarydifferentialequationswithcomputers. Emphasisonmodeling,usinggraphingcapabilitiesto illustratehowresponses(solutions)areinfluencedby changesintheinitialdataandphysicalparameters. MATH336,IntroductiontoPartialDifferentialEquations, 3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH254and335,eachpassedwithgradeCor better Orthogonalfunctions,SturmLiouvilletheory,Fourier seriesandintegrals,heuristicderivationofexamplesof partialdifferentialequationstakenfromheatconduction, vibrationproblems,electromagnetism,etc.;separationof variables,applicationtoboundaryvalueproblems. MATH352,BasicConceptsofMathematics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH132passedwithgradeCorbetter Mathematicalproofs,settheory,mathematical inductionandrecursion,binaryrelations,functions, definitionanddevelopmentofsomecommonnumber systems,cardinalnumbers,abstractalgebra. MATH372,BasicConceptsofAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH352orequivalentpassedwithgrade Corbetter Dedekindcuts,sequences,limits,differentiation, integrals,infiniteseries. MATH382,ProbabilityandStatistics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH132passedwithgradeCorbetter Exploratorydataanalysis,randomvariables, estimationandhypothesistesting,linearregression andanalysisofvariance,basicconceptsofdiscreteand continuousprobabilitydistributions,bivariate probabilitydistributionfunctions,expectedvalues, momentgeneratingfunctionandweaklawoflarge numbers.Usesofthecentrallimittheoremandits applications.Thiscourseprovidesanintroductionto probabilitytheoryandstatisticalinference.Thetheory ofprobabilityistheprimarymathematicaltoolusedin statisticalinferenceandthereforethiscoursewill concentrateheavilyonprobabilityandstatistics.The coursehasbeendesignedforcomputerscienceand engineeringstudents;however,itisbroadenoughfor studentsfromoutsidethesedisciplines. MATH382L,ProbabilityandStatisticsLab,1cr,1clhrs Corequisite:Math382orequivalent Enteringdata,descriptivestatistics,graphingdata, crosstabulation,hypothesistesting,andcalculationof probabilitiesfromdifferentprobabilitydistributions. Eachlabintroducesaproblem,providessome scientificbackground,suggestsinvestigationsforthe data,andprovidesasummaryofthetheoryusedin theinvestigations. MATH384,AppliedRegressionandDesignof Experiments,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH283or382passedwithgradeCor better Designofexperiments,analysisofvarianceand covariance,linearandnonlinearcurvefitting. Applicationstakenfrommetallurgy,miningand petroleumengineering,hydrology,andother disciplines. MATH386,NonparametricStatistics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH283or382passedwithgradeCor better Testsbasedonranksforonesampleandtwo sampleproblems,nonparametricestimates,multiple comparisons,nonparametricmethodsinregression. Applicationsinscienceandengineering. MATH391,SpecialStudies,hrsandcrtobearranged

174 MATH401,PutnamCompetition,1cr,1clhr GradedS/U Studentsinthiscoursewillprepareforandthen participateintheannualWilliamLowellPutnam Competitioninmathematics.Inpreparationforthe competition,studentswilllearnproblemsolvingstrategies andpracticeonproblemsfrompreviouscompetitions. Maybetakenmultipletimesforcredit. MATH410,NumericalMethodsforScientistsand EngineersI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CS111orES111 Corequisite:MATH335 Floatingpointarithmetic,solutionoflinearand nonlinearsystemsofequations,interpolation,numerical differentiationandintegration,numericalsolutionof ordinarydifferentialequations. MATH411,NumericalLinearAlgebra,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH254;CS111orES111 Directanditerativemethodsforsolvinglinearsystems, conditioningandstability,methodsforcomputing eigenvaluesandeigenvectors,linearleastsquares problems,applications,performance,software. MATH414,IntroductiontoHighPerformanceComputing,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH410passedwithgradeCorbetter Solvingscientificproblemsinhighperformance computingsystems.Topicsinclude:numericalmethods, usingsoftwarelibrariesandpackagessuchasMATLAB, Mathematica,NAG,LAPACK,etc.,matchingalgorithms tomachines,measuringperformanceandscientific visualization.Anumberofcomputingarchitecturessuch ashighperformanceworkstations,theCrayYMP,andthe ConnectionMachinewillbeusedtosolveasmallsetof prototypeproblems. MATH415,IntroductiontoOperationsResearch: DeterministicMethods,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH254passedwithgradeCorbetter Asurveyofoperationsresearchtechniquesincluding linearprogramming,nonlinearmodels,andgraph theoreticalmodels.(SameasBCS415) MATH430,MathematicalModeling,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH254and335;MATH283or382;passed withgradeCorbetter Introductiontotheprocessofdeveloping,analyzing, andrefiningmathematicalmodels.Deterministicand probabilisticmodelsconsideredforbothdiscreteand continuousproblems.Applicationstoavarietyoffields. MATH435,ComplexAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH336passedwithgradeCorbetter Algebraofcomplexnumbers,analyticfunctions andCauchyRiemannequations,complexintegration andCauchystheorem,integralformulae,power series,residuesandcontourintegration,analytic continuation,Riemannsurfaces. MATH436,ApplicationsofComplexAnalysis,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:MATH435passedwithgradeCorbetter Topicsselectedfromlinearordinarydifferential equationsinthecomplexplane,specialfunctions, conformalmapping,Laplacetransform,Fourierand Hilberttransforms. MATH437,SystemsofOrdinaryDifferential Equations,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH254and335,eachpassedwithgrade Corbetter Theoryandapplicationofsystemsofordinary differentialequations,linearandnonlinearsystems, twodimensionalautonomoussystems,stability, periodicsolutionsandlimitcycles,interspecies competitionandpredator/preyproblems,pendulum equation,Duffingequation,VanderPolequation, Lienardequation. MATH438,PartialDifferentialEquations,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH336passedwithgradeCorbetter Classificationofclassicalpartialdifferential equationsofmathematicalphysics,boundary conditions,uniquenesstheorems,firstandsecond orderequations,characteristics,boundaryvalue problems,Greensfunctions,maximumprinciple. MATH442,IntroductiontoDifferentialGeometry,3cr, 3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH254passedwithgradeCorbetter Introductiontothetheoryofmanifolds,vector fields,tensorsanddifferentialforms. MATH454,LinearAlgebra,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH254and352,eachpassedwithgrade Corbetter Finitedimensionalvectorspaces.Linear transformations.Equivalenceandsimilarityof matrices.Eigenvectorsandeigenvalues,canonical forms. MATH455,456,IntroductiontoAbstractAlgebra,3cr,3 clhrseachsemester Prerequisite:MATH352passedwithgradeCorbetter Astudyofabstractalgebraicstructures,semi groups,groups,rings,ideals,integraldomains,fields, vectorspaces,fieldextensions.

175 MATH458,IntroductiontoTheoryofNumbers,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:MATH352passedwithgradeCorbetter Propertiesofintegers,primes,congruences,related topics. MATH461,IntroductiontoTopology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH372passedwithgradeCorbetter Fundamentalconceptsofpointsettopology,abstract topologicalspaces,metricspaces,continuousmappings, separationaxioms,compactness,connectedness. MATH464,KnotTheory Generalsurveyofknottheoryconcentratingonknot invariants,includingnumerical,polynomialandinvariantsof finitetype,theoryofbraids,theArtinbraidgroup, elementarytemplatetheory,applicationstophysicsand biology. MATH471,472,IntroductiontoAnalysis,3cr,3clhrseach semester Prerequisite:MATH372passedwithgradeCorbetter Basicconceptsoftherealnumbersystem,elementsof pointsettheory,infinitesequences,limits,continuity, differentiationoffunctionsofonevariable,Riemann Stieltjesintegral,series,functionsofseveralvariables. MATH483,MathematicalStatistics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH382passedwithgradeCorbetter Introductiontodecisiontheory.Multivariate distributions.Samplingdistributionsforthenormalcase. Convergenceofrandomvariables.Differentmethodsof estimation.Principlesofhypothesistesting. MATH484,ReliabilityandQualityControl,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH382passedwithgradeCorbetter Orderstatistics,testingandestimationforcommon lifetimedistributionsinreliability,acceleratedlifetests, Bayesianmethodsinreliability.Statisticaltechniquesof industrialqualitycontrol,samplingmethods,control charts.Applicationsinindustry. MATH486,IntroductiontoStochasticProcesses,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:MATH254and382,eachpassedwithgradeCor better Conditioning.ThePoissonprocess.TheoryofMarkov chains,continuoustimeMarkovandsemiMarkov processes.TopicsfromrenewaltheoryandMarkov renewaltheory.QueuingTheory.Applicationsinscience andengineering.(SameasBCS486) MATH488,IntroductiontoOperationsResearch: ProbabilisticMethods,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH382,passedwithgradeCorbetter MonteCarloSimulationTheory.Applicationof simulationtoproblemsinscience,engineering,and business.Queuingsystemssimulation.Inventory theory.(SameasBCS488) MATH491,DirectedStudy,hrsandcrtobearranged MATH500,DirectedResearch,hrsandcrtobe arranged MATH501,502,ProfessionalDevelopmentSeminar,3 cr,3clhrseachsemester Aseminarinwhichstudentswilldevelopskillsin problemsolving,communication,andresearch. Studentswillbeexpectedtoactivelyparticipateinthe seminarbyattendingpresentations,solvingassigned problems,andpreparingwrittenandoral presentations.GradedS/U. MATH503,GraduateSeminar,01cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding. Attendandparticipateindepartmentalseminars. GradedonanS/Ubasis. MATH505,NeuralNets,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CS344;MATH254and382;orconsentof instructor Neuronmodeling.Theperceptronandmultilayer perceptrons.Learningalgorithms.TheKohonen model,theGrossbergmodel,theHopfieldmodel. Associativememory.Applications.Recent developmentsinthefield.(SameasCSE565) MATH509GraduateInternship,credittobearranged Prerequisite:Graduatestanding MATH510ComputationalFluidDynamics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH254,336,410orequivalent Equationsoffluiddynamics,flowmodels, discretizationtechniques,analysisofnumerical schemes,numericalmethodsforsolvinglinearand nonlinearsystemsofequations,numericalmethodsfor inviscidandviscousflows. MATH511,512,NumericalMethodsforPartial DifferentialEquations,3cr,3clhrseachsemester Prerequisite:MATH410orconsentofinstructor Finitedifferencemethodsforparabolicandelliptic partialdifferentialequations.Convergenceand stability.Finiteelementmethods.Advancednumerical linearalgebra.

176 MATH513,AdvancedTopicsinNumericalAnalysis,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisite:MATH410orconsentofinstructor Topicschosenfromareasinnumericalanalysis, numericalpartialdifferentialequations,multigridand domaindecompositionmethods,numericallinearalgebra. Maybetakenmultipletimesforcredit. MATH515,TopicsinDeterministicOperationsResearch,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH415orconsentofinstructor Studyofaspecialtopicindeterministicoperations research.Maybetakenmultipletimesforcredit. MATH516,TopicsinStochasticOperationsResearch,3cr, 3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH486orconsentofinstructor Studyofaspecialtopicinstochasticoperations research.Maybetakenmultipletimesforcredit. MATH517,CombinatorialOptimization,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH415orconsentofinstructor Maximumflow,shortestpath,andminimumcostflow problemsonnetworks.Matching.Matroids.Cuttingplane andbranchandboundmethodsforintegerprogramming. Computationalcomplexityofcombinatorialoptimization problems. MATH518,MethodsofNonlinearProgramming,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:MATH410or415orconsentofinstructor Theoryofconstrainedandunconstrainedoptimization. Methodsfornonlinearprogramming,includingquasi Newtonmethods,conjugatedirectionmethods, LevenbergMarquardtmethods,sequentialquadratic programming,andsequentialunconstrainedminimization techniques. MATH519,InverseProblems,3cr,3clhrs Theoryandpracticeofthevarioustechniquesof invertinggeophysicaldatatoobtainmodels.Primary emphasisisontheunderstandinganduseoflinearinverse techniques.(SameasGEOP529.) MATH521,AdvancedCombinatorics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH221 Graphtheoryandapplications.Graphs,trees, connectivity,EulertoursandHamiltoniancycles, matchings,planargraphs,directedgraphs,networks,cycle space,andbondspace. MATH530,ModelingCaseStudies,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH430orequivalent Openendedmodelingprojectsfromactual applications. MATH531,TopicsinOrdinaryDifferentialEquations, 3cr,3clhrseachsemester Prerequisite:MATH437orequivalent Studyofaspecialtopicinordinarydifferential equationsnotusuallytreated.Normallyonerelatedto afieldofresearchinterestatTech.Maybetaken multipletimesforcredit. MATH532,PerturbationMethods,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH437orequivalent Asurveyofexpansiontechniques.Regularand singularperturbations.PoincarLinstedtmethod. Matchedasymptoticexpansions.Multiplescales. MATH533,534,TopicsinPartialDifferential Equations,3cr,3clhrseachsemester Prerequisite:MATH438orequivalent Studyofaspecialtopicinpartialdifferential equationsnotusuallytreated.Normallyonerelatedto afieldofresearchinterestatTech.Maybetaken multipletimesforcredit. MATH535,536,MethodsofMathematicalPhysics,3cr, 3clhrseachsemester Prerequisite:MATH436 Advancedtopicsselectedfromasymptotic expansionsofintegralsandordinarydifferential equations,integralequations,singularintegral equations,WienerHopftechnique,generalized functions. MATH537,BifurcationTheory,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH437orequivalent Discreteandcontinuousmodels.Nonlinear buckling,expansionofthebifurcatedsolution, stabilityanalysis,Hopfbifurcation,degreetheory,the Rabinowitztheorem,andothertopics. MATH538,WavePhenomena,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH438orequivalentorconsentof instructor Hyperbolicanddispersivewaves.Characteristic methods,breakingandshockfitting,andweak solutions.Examplesdrawnfromwaterwaves,traffic flowproblems,supersonicflight,andotherareas. MATH539FluidDynamics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH438orequivalent TheNavierStokesequations,inviscidflow, irrotationalfluids,viscosity,andturbulence.Other topicsastimeandinterestpermit.

177 MATH561,562,Topology,3cr,3clhrseachsemester Prerequisites:MATH471,472;orMATH461 Pointsettopology,abstracttopologicalspaces, generalizedconvergence,productandquotientspaces, metricspaces,uniformspaces;elementaryconceptsof algebraictopology. MATH575,576,FunctionsofaRealVariable,3cr,3clhrs eachsemester Prerequisites:MATH471,472;MATH461orMATH561 recommended Topologicalconcepts,category,measuretheory, Lebesguemeasureandintegration,derivativesandthe RadonNikodymtheorem,productspacesandmeasures, functionspaces,normedlinearspaces. MATH577FunctionalAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH471orequivalent Normedvectorspaces,Banachspaces,Banachfixed pointtheorem.Lebesgueintegral,Lebesguemeasure. Hilbertspacesandorthonormalsystems,strongandweak convergence.LinearoperatorsonHilbertspaces,self adjointoperators,compactoperators,spectraltheory, Fouriertransform.Applicationstointegralanddifferential equations,Fredholmtheory.Distributionsandpartial differentialequations,fundamentalsolutions,resolvent, Greensfunctions,weaksolutions. MATH581,DirectedStudy,hrsandcrtobearranged Anadvancedcourseofferedondemandunderthe guidanceofaseniorstaffmember. MATH582,LinearStatisticalModelswithApplications,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH483orconsentofinstructor Anindepthstudyofregressionandanalysisof variancemodels.Topicsincludemultipleregressionsand modelbuilding,analysisofresiduals,analysisofvariance asregressionanalysis,generalizedlinearmodels, generalizedlinearmixedmodels,nonlinearmodels,multi factormodelswithequalandunequalsamplesizes, randomandfixedeffectsmodels,randomizedcomplete blockdesigns,andanalysisofcovariance.Thestatistical packagesSASandMinitabwillbeusedfordataanalysis. MATH583,584,TopicsinProbabilityandStatistics,3cr,3 clhrseachsemester Prerequisites:MATH384or483;MATH486orconsentof instructor Advancedtopicsselectedfromlinearregression analysis,thedesignofexperiments,decisiontheory.Bayes andempiricalBayesprocedures.Markovchains,Markov andsemiMarkovprocesses,renewaltheory.Maybetaken multipletimesforcredit. MATH585,StatisticsforTechnologyManagers,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisite:EnrollmentintheEngineeringManagement program Probabilityandrandomvariables;simpleand multiplelinearregressionusingleastsquaresand othermethods;experimentaldesign;othertopics includingnonlinearregression;applicationsto decisionmaking. MATH586,SpatialVariabilityandGeostatistics,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisite:MATH382 Introductiontospatialandtemporalvariability. Stationaryandintrinsicrandomfields,variogramsand estimation.Kriging,cokriging,andsimulationof randomfields.Conditioningandconditional simulation.Indicatorkrigingandsimulation. Applicationsfromhydrology,mining,petroleum engineering,andotherfieldsofscienceand engineering. MATH587,AnalysisofTimeSeriesandSpatialData,3 cr,3clhrs Offeredinalternateyears Anintroductoryoverviewofmethodsforanalyzing temporalandspatialserieswithanemphasison scientificapplications.Linearsystemsincontinuous anddiscretetime,Fourieranalysis,spectralestimation, convolutionanddeconvolution,filtering,thezand Laplacetransforms,stationaryandnonstationarytime series,ARIMAmodeling,forecasting,and generalizationstomultidimensionalandmultichannel applications.(SameasHYD587andGEOP505) MATH588,AdvancedDataAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH483orconsentofinstructor Topicsincludelinearregression,inferentialtoolsfor regression,modelcheckingandrefinement, experimentaldesign,repeatedmeasuresandother multivariateresponses,comparisonsofproportionsor odds,logisticregressionsandpoweranalysis. Principalcomponentsandfactoranalysisarealso introduced.

178 MATH589,AppliedMultivariateAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH382;MATH283or384recommended Multivariatenormaldistributionandtestsassessing multivariatenormality.Estimationandhypothesestesting regardingtheparametersofmultivariatenormal populations.Principalcomponentanalysis,factoranalysis, canonicalcorrelationsanalysis,classificationand discriminantanalysis,clusteranalysis,multivariatelinear models,andmultivariateanalysisofvarianceand covariance.Applicationsinscienceandengineering. MATH590,IndependentStudy,crtobearranged Underthedirectionofafacultymemberappointedby thedepartment,thestudentshallprepareapapermaking useofstandardreferencesourcesonsometopicnot coveredbyothercoursework. MATH591,Thesis(mastersprogram),crtobearranged MATH595Dissertation(doctoraldegreeprogram),creditto bearranged

Faculty Research Interests


AitbayevNumericalMethodsforPartialDifferential Equations,NumericalAnalysis AvramidiMathematicalPhysics,AnalysisonManifolds, QuantumFieldTheory BorchersOptimization,InverseProblems HossainMultivariateanalysis,survivalanalysis, estimationreliabilityandregressiondiagnostics. IbragimovGeophysicalFluidDynamics,Nonlinear partialdifferentialequations KerrThermoelasticity,IntegralEquations,Applied Mathematics MakhninStochasticProcesses,Statistics SchafferAppliedMathematics,NumericalAnalysis StarrettDynamicalSystems,PhysicsModels,Knot Theory StoneDifferentialEquations,MathematicalBiology, IndustrialMathematics WangPartialDifferentialEquations,DynamicalSystems, AppliedMathematics

179

Optical Science and Engineering


AdvisoryBoardMembers: Fuierer(MaterialsEngineering) Teare(ElectricalEngineering;Chair) Thomas(ElectricalEngineering) Westpfahl(Physics) Offered:MinorinOpticalScienceandEngineering StudentsintheminorprograminOpticalScienceand Engineeringreceiveabroadintroductiontoopticsaswellas tospecializedapplicationsrelatedtoopticalresearch activitiesoncampus.TheareasofresearchatNewMexico Techincludeadaptiveoptics,interferometry,wavefront propagation,atmosphericturbulence,polarimetryand applicationstodirectedenergy,astronomyand communications.TheprimeopticalresearchsiteatNew MexicoTechistheMagdalenaRidgeObservatory(MRO),a dedicatedastronomicalobservatorythatwillsupportalarge opticalinterferometeranda2.4msingletelescope.This facilityprovidesaworldclassfacilityforscientificresearchin optics,opticalcontrolsandastronomicalscienceapplications. Oncampus,theEtscornObservatoryprovidesaccessto commercialtelescopesandimagingcameras. ATechstudentmayearnaminorinOpticalScienceand EngineeringaspartofaBachelorofSciencedegree.While fulfillingtherequirementsforaBachelorofSciencedegree thestudentmustcompleteaminimumoften(10)hoursof coreopticscourses,three(3)hoursofelectromagnetictheory, andatleastfive(5)additionalhoursfromapprovedoptional courses.

Course Descriptions
OPT300,IntroductiontoOptics,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:PHYS122or132;MATH231 Anintroductiontogeometricaloptics,aberration theory,imageformation,Fourieroptics,radiometry andphotometryandengineeringpracticeinworking withopticalsystems.Thecoursewillalsointroduce opticalfabricationconceptsandopticalcoatings. OPT400,MathematicalandComputationalOptics,3cr, 3clhrs Prerequisites:OPT300;MATH254 Amathematicalapproachtoopticsintroducing standardaberrationandopticalcalculationtechniques. Topicsincludeparaxialoptics,polarizationmatrices, Seidelaberrations,raytracingandwavefront propagationthroughmaterials.Studentswillbe introducedtomodernraytracingtools. OPT410,AdvancedOptics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:OPT400 Topicsincludeimageevaluation,wavefront propagation,modeanalysis,interferometry, spectrometers,opticaltestingandmultilayerdielectric coatings. OPT420,InterferometryandOpticalTesting,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:OPT400orconsentofinstructor. Anadvancedcourseinopticaltestingand interferometricsystems. OPT430,ThinFilms,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:OPT400orconsentofinstructor. Anadvancedcourseindesigningandusingthin filmcoatings. OPT460,OpticalLaboratory,3cr,6labhrs Prerequisite:OPT300 Anadvancedlaboratoryinopticsandphotonic systems. OPT490,SpecialTopicsinOptics,crandtopics arranged Prerequisite:OPT300 Specialtopicscourseinoptics.Topicsmayinclude lasers,fiberoptics,adaptiveopticsandothersubjects ofinterest.

Minor in Optical Science and Engineering


Minimumcredithoursrequired18 OPT300(4),OPT400(3),OPT410(3) Oneof:PHYS333(3);EE333(3);MATE447(3) Twoof:EE308(3),EE324(3),EE434(3);MATE441(3), MATE452(3);PHYS334(3),PHYS362(2),PHYS444 (3);OPT420(3),OPT430(3),OPT460(3),OPT490(2).

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Physical Recreation
ThePhysicalRecreationprogramprovidesstudents withtheopportunitytotakepartinawidevarietyof sportsandactivities.Classesentailbasicskillinstruction, andparticipationisrequiredforcredit. PRclassesaregenerallyofferedforonecreditandare dependentuponstudentinterestandtheavailabilityof instructors. ForacompletelistingofcurrentPhysicalRecreation offerings,visithttp://mediaserve.nmt.edu/website/orcall (575)835.6581. PhysicalRecreationCourses:

ThefollowingsamplePRcoursesaregradedS/Uandmaybe usedforelectivecreditonly.Classesmaybetakenmultiple timesforcredit. PR103C,Soccer,1cr PR106C,Aerobics,1cr PR109C,Yoga,1cr PR110C,WeightTraining,1cr PR110C,Fencing,1cr PR110C,FlagFootball1cr PR115C,Golf,1cr PR117C,Tennis/Badminton,1cr PR118C,Volleyball/Basketball,1cr PR125C,MartialArts,1cr PR128C,SwimforFun,1cr PR130C,PocketBilliards,1cr PR137C,Dance,1cr HasrecentlyincludedclassesinIrishStepDance, Swing,Country/Western,Bellydance,Salsa,andFla menco. PR205C,RockClimbing,1cr

Physics
ProfessorsMinschwaner,Raymond,Romero, Westpfahl(ChairoftheDepartment) AssociateProfessorsCreechEakman,Eack,Hofner,Sonnenfeld,Young AssistantProfessorsArendt,Meier,Morales,Sessions AdjunctFaculty:Avramidi,Bakker,Balasubramaniam,Burcher,Colgate,Elvis, Fuchs,Goss,Haniff Jurgenson,Klinglesmith,LopezCarrillo,Manney,Meason,Myers,Pietra, Rison,Rupen,E.Ryan, W.Ryan,Shepard,Taylor,Teare,Thomas, EmeritusProfessorsEilek,Hankins,Krehbiel,LeFebre,C.Moore,Schery,Winn

DegreesOffered:B.S.inPhysicsandinPhysicswith optionsinAstrophysics,AtmosphericPhysics,and ComputerScience;M.S.inPhysics;M.S.inPhysicswith SpecialtyinInstrumentation;Ph.D.inPhysics;Ph.D.in PhysicswithdissertationinAstrophysics,Atmospheric Physics,orMathematicalPhysics Departmentalwebsite:http://physics.nmt.edu StudentsintheDepartmentofPhysicsareencouragedto pursueabroadscientificbackgroundandtomastertheoryas wellasexperiment.Thefundamentalcoursesareofferedin theprincipalareasofphysicsatomicandnuclearphysics, classicalmechanics,electricityandmagnetism,optics, quantummechanics,statisticalphysics,and thermodynamics.Thedepartmentalsooffersseveral laboratoryclasses.Thereistheopportunityforstudentsto participateinresearchprojectsduringthesemestersandthe summertime,overandabovetheclassandlabwork.Many undergraduatestudentsbecomeinvolvedinfacultyresearch andoftencoauthorpublishedpapers. Therearethreeoptionstoaccompanythebasicphysics undergraduatedegree:astrophysics,atmosphericphysics, andcomputerscience.Thefirsttwoaredesignedaroundthe mainresearchinterestsofthefaculty,sostudentscantake advantageoftheexpertiseofthefacultyandthefacilitiesthat areofferedon,ornear,thecampus.Thelatteroptionis presentbecausecomputersplayacrucialroleinany applicationofphysics.Inaddition,weencouragestudentsto consideraminorinelectricalengineering(page221).Several ofthefacultyhaveexpertiseintheseareas. Theareasofresearchinatmosphericphysicsinclude thunderstormelectricity,precipitation,cloudparticles,cloud dynamics,largescaleatmosphericdynamics,the photochemistryofthemiddletoupperatmosphereandthe dynamicsofplanetaryatmospheres.TheLangmuir LaboratoryforAtmosphericResearch,locatedona mountaintopanhoursdrivefromthecampus,offersan unparalleledopportunityforactiveundergraduateand graduatestudentparticipationinobservationandresearch. TheatmosphericphysicsgroupalsooperatesaBeowulf clusterforatmosphericmodeling,theLightningMapping Array,Efieldmillnetworks,andanactivescientific ballooningprogramfocusedonchargemotionandXrays

181 producedduringstorms.Inaddition,facultymembers, aswellasundergraduateandgraduatestudents, participateinfieldprogramsthatusetheaircraftand radarsoftheNationalCenterforAtmosphericResearch inBoulder,Colorado. Researchinastrophysicsincludespulsarradio emission,thedynamicsandkinematicsofnearby galaxies,quasars,radiogalaxies,plasmaastrophysics, comets,stellarevolution,andstarformation.TheVery LargeArrayandVeryLongBaselineArrayradio telescopes,operatedbytheNationalRadioAstronomy Observatory,areheadquarteredoncampusandoffer uniqueopportunitiesforresearchinradioastronomyfor facultyandundergraduateandgraduatestudentsalike. Inaddition,the2.4meteropticaltelescopeatNew MexicoTechsMagdalenaRidgeObservatory(MRO)is nowinoperation,anditsopticalinterferometerisunder constructionThisfacilityisalreadyinvolvingstudentsin researchanddevelopmentactivities.

Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InmeetingtheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87), physicsmajorsmustchoosePHYS221and222.Inaddition, thefollowingcoursesarerequired: PHYS241(3),242(4),321(3),333(3),334(3),336L (1),340(3),380(1),411(3),443(3),451(2) MATH231(4),254(3),332(3),335(3),336(3),and threehoursofapprovedupperdivisioncourses Languagesixhours Electivestocomplete130credithours;insome instances,additionalelectivecredithoursmaybe desired. SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofSciencein Physics Semester1 5 PHYS221&221L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 16 Total credit hours Semester2 5 PHYS222&222L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 16Totalcredithours

182 Semester3 3 PHYS241(computational) 4 MATH231(calculus) 3 SocialScience 3 Electives 3 Language 16Totalcredithours Semester4 4 PHYS242(waves) 3 MATH332(vectoranalysis) 3 MATH335(ordinarydifferentialequations) 3 Humanities 3 Language 2 Electives 18Totalcredithours Semester5 3 PHYS321(mechanics) 3 PHYS333(electricity&magnetism) 3 MATH254(linearalgebra) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 16Totalcredithours Semester6 3 PHYS334(radiationandoptics) 1 PHYS336L(electrical&magneticmeasurementslab) 3 PHYS340(quantumtheory) 1 PHYS380(practicuminproblemsolving) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 3 SocialScience 1 Electives 16Totalcredithours Semester7 3 PHYS411(thermodynamics) 3 PHYS443(atomicandnuclear) 3 MATH336(appliedanalysis) 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 3 Electives 18Totalcredithours Semester8 2 PHYS451(seniorlab) 3 Humanities/SocialScience 6 Electives 3 MATH382(probability&statistics) 14Totalcredithours

Bachelor of Science in Physics with Astrophysics Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InmeetingtheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87), physicsmajorsmustchoosePHYS221and222.Requirements includethecourseslistedabovefortheBachelorofScienceDegree inPhysicsandthefollowingcourses: PHYS325(3),326(3),327L(1),328L(1),425(3),426(3)

SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceinPhysics withAstrophysicsOption Semester1 5 PHYS221&221L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 16Totalcredithours Semester2 5 PHYS222&222L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 16Totalcredithours Semester3 3 PHYS241(computational) 4 MATH231(calculus) 3 SocialScience 3 Language 1 Elective 14 Totalcredithours Semester4 4 PHYS242(waves) 3 MATH332(vectoranalysis) 3 MATH335(ordinarydifferentialequations) 3 Humanities 3 Language 16Totalcredithours Semester5 3 PHYS321(mechanics) 4 PHYS325&327L(astrophysics) 3 PHYS333(electricity&magnetism) 3 MATH254(linearalgebra) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 17Totalcredithours

183 Semester6 4 PHYS326&328L(astrophysics) 3 PHYS334(radiationandoptics) 1 PHYS336L(electrical&magneticmeasurementslab) 3 PHYS340(quantumtheory) 1 PHYS380(practicuminproblemsolving) 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 18Totalcredithours Semester7 3 PHYS411(thermodynamics) 3 PHYS425(advancedastrophysics) 3 PHYS443(atomicandnuclear) 3 MATH336(intropartialdifferentialequations) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 16Totalcredithours Semester8 3 PHYS426(advancedastrophysics) 2 PHYS451(seniorlab) 3 MATH382(probability&statistics) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 SocialScience 3 Humanities/SocialScience 17Totalcredithours Semester2 5 PHYS222&222L(general) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 16Totalcredithours Semester3 3 PHYS241(computational) 4 MATH231(calculus) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 SocialScience 3 Language 16Totalcredithours Semester4 4 PHYS242(waves) 3 MATH332(vectors) 3 MATH335(ordinarydifferentialequations) 3 Humanities 3 Language 16Totalcredithours Semester5 3 PHYS321(mechanics) 3 PHYS331(weatherandclimate) 3 PHYS333(electricityandmagnetism) 3 MATH254(linearalgebra) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 16Totalcredithours Semester6 3 PHYS332(weatherandclimate) 3 PHYS334(radiation/optics) 1 PHYS336L(electricityandmagnetismlab) 3 PHYS340(quantum) 1 PHYS380(practicuminproblemsolving) 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 17Totalcredithours Semester7 3 PHYS411(thermodynamics) 3 PHYS432(atmosphericremotesensing) 3 PHYS443(atomicandnuclear) 3 MATH336(intropartialdifferentialequations) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 16Totalcredithours

Bachelor of Science in Physics with Atmospheric Physics Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InmeetingtheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87), physicsmajorsmustchoosePHYS221and222.Requirements includethecourseslistedabovefortheBachelorofScienceDegree inPhysicsandthefollowingcourses: PHYS331(3),332(3),432(3),433(3) Note:PHYS331,332,and432areofferedinalternateyears. Studentsmaytakeeitherofthefollowingtwosequences: 1. Junioryear:PHYS331(fall);PHYS332(spring) Senioryear:PHYS432(fall);PHYS433(spring) 2. Junioryear:PHYS432(fall) Senioryear:PHYS331(fall),PHYS332,PHYS433 (spring) SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceinPhysics withAtmosphericPhysicsOption(Sequence1) Semester1 5 PHYS221&221L(general) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 16Totalcredithours

184 Semester8 3 PHYS433(specialatmosphericproblems) 2 PHYS451L(seniorlab) 3 MATH438(partialdifferentialequations) 3 Humanities/SocialScience 3 SocialScience 3 Electives 17Totalcredithours SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceinPhysics withAtmosphericPhysicsOption(Sequence2) Semester1through4arethesameasforSequence1 Semester5 3 PHYS321(mechanics) 3 PHYS333(electricityandmagnetism) 3 MATH254(linearalgebra) 3 PHYS432(atmosphericremotesensing) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 16Totalcredithours Semester6 3 PHYS334(radiation/optics) 1 PHYS336L(electricityandmagnetismlab) 3 PHYS340(quantum) 1 PHYS380(practicuminproblemsolving) 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 3 Electives 17Totalcredithours Semester7 3 PHYS331(weatherandclimate) 3 PHYS411(thermodynamics) 3 PHYS443(atomicandnuclear) 3 MATH336(intropartialdifferentialequations) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 16Totalcredithours Semester8 3 PHYS332(weatherandclimate) 3 PHYS433(specialatmosphericproblems) 2 PHYS451(seniorlab) 3 MATH438(partialdifferentialequations) 3 Humanities/SocialScience 3 SocialScience 17Totalcredithours

Bachelor of Science in Physics with Computer Science Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired131 InmeetingtheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87), physicsmajorsmustchoosePHYS221and222.Requirements includethecourseslistedabovefortheBachelorofScienceDegree inPhysicsandthefollowingcourses: CSE113(4),122(3),221(3) Anadditionalsix(6)hoursofCSEcoursesnumbered300 orhigher Twoparticularlyinterestingsequencesare: 1. CSE344and451 2. CSE410and411

SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceinPhysics withComputerScienceOption Semester1 5 PHYS221&221L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 4 CSE113(computerscience) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 16Totalcredithours Semester2 5 PHYS222&222L(general) 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 CSE122(algorithmsanddatastructures) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 16Totalcredithours Semester3 3 PHYS241(computational) 4 MATH231(calculus) 3 CSE221(systemorganization) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 3 SocialScience 17Totalcredithours Semester4 4 PHYS242(waves) 3 MATH332(vectoranalysis) 3 MATH335(ordinarydifferentialequations) 3 MATH352(basicconcepts) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 16Totalcredithours Semester5 3 PHYS321(mechanics) 3 PHYS333(electricity&magnetism) 3 MATH254(linearalgebra) 3 CS344(designandanalysisofalgorithms) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 15Totalcredithours

185 Semester6 3 PHYS334(radiationandoptics) 1 PHYS336L(electrical&magneticmeasurementslab) 3 PHYS340(quantumtheory) 1 PHYS380(practicuminproblemsolving) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 3 Humanities 15Totalcredithours Semester7 3 PHYS411(thermodynamics) 3 PHYS443(atomicandnuclear) 3 MATH336(intropartialdifferentialequations) 3 CSE451(parallelprocessing) 3 Humanities/SocialScience 3 Language 18Totalcredithours Semester8 2 PHYS451(seniorlab) 4 Biology/EarthScience/Engineeringwithlab 3 Humanities 6 SocialScience 3 Language 18Totalcredithours SeethePhysicsDepartmentwebsiteatwww.physics.nmt.edu forsamplecurriculaforaB.S.inPhysicswithminorsin electricalengineeringandmathematics. PHYS579(1),GraduateFacultySeminar,mustbe takenforthefirstfoursemesters. Thepreliminaryexaminationwillcovercoursesin physicsandmathematicsnormallyincludedinthe undergraduatephysicscurriculum.Thesistopicswillbe choseninconsultationwithanadvisorycommittee. WithoutThesis: Coursesapprovedbythestudentsadvisormust fulfillthegeneralrequirementsforthemastersdegree withoutthesisandmustincludethefollowing: AllstudentsmustcompletePHYS501(1),and502 (1)intheirfirsttwosemesters PHYS590(3) aminimumofninecredithoursselectedfrom: PHYS505,508,513,514,515,516,526. PHYS579(1),GraduateFacultySeminar,must betakenforthefirstfoursemesters. Thepreliminaryexaminationwillcovercoursesin physicsandmathematicsnormallyincludedinthe undergraduatephysicscurriculum.

Master of Science in Physics with Specialty in Instrumentation

Minor in Physics
Minimumcredithoursrequired19 PHYS241(3),242(4) Threeofthefollowingcourses:PHYS321(3),333(3),334 (3),340(3) Three(3)additionalhoursofupperdivisionphysics

StudentsenteringthisM.S.programshouldhavea bachelorsdegreeinengineering,oneofthesciences, mathematics,orcomputerscience.Studentswillalsobe expectedtocompleteatTechbasicundergraduate physicsandelectronicscoursestheyhavenothad. Giventhevariedbackgroundsandinterestsofstudents inthisspecialty,theprogramofstudyistailoredtoeach studentsneeds.Theflexibilityneededtodothisis evidentinthefollowingrequirements: Credits 9 3 4 3 6 3 3 32 Graduatephysicscoursesapprovedbythe studentsadvisorycommittee EE322,322L(AdvancedElectronics) EE451,451L(DigitalSignalProcessing) MATH587(TimeSeries) Atleasttwoofthefollowing: EE341,342(LinearSystems) EE443(ControlTheory) EE446(CommunicationsTheory) CS331,432(ComputerArchitecture,VLSI) PHYS565(AstronomicalTechniques) Graduatecourseapprovedbytheadvisory committee PHYS590(IndependentStudy) Totalcredithours

Graduate Program
Master of Science in Physics

TheMasterofSciencedegreeinPhysicsmaybeearned undereitherofthefollowingplans:

WithThesis: Thestudentscourseofstudymustbeapprovedbythe studentsadvisorycommitteeandmustfulfillthegeneral requirementsforthemastersdegreewiththesisandmust includeaminimumofninecredithoursselectedfrom:PHYS 505,508,513,514,515,516,526. AllstudentsmustcompletePHYS501and502intheir firsttwosemesters.

186 PHYS579(1),GraduateFacultySeminar,mustbetaken forthefirstfoursemesters.Inadditiontotheabove requirements,studentsmustsatisfythegeneralrequirements fortheM.S.degreeandpassapreliminaryexaminationon undergraduatephysicsandelectronics.

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics with Dissertation in Atmospheric Physics


Currentareasofresearchinatmosphericphysicsarethe dynamicsandmicrophysicsofcloudsandmesoscaleweather systems,geophysicalfluiddynamics,dynamicsofplanetary atmospheres,thunderstormelectrificationandlightning, atmosphericradioactivity,physicsofthemiddleandupper atmosphere,precipitationmechanisms,andradar meteorology.Researchfacilitiesincludeaninstrumented aircraftforthunderstormpenetrations,several meteorologicalradars,andLangmuirLaboratory,a mountaintopobservingsite.Alsoavailablearethe observationalandcomputerfacilitiesoftheNationalCenter forAtmosphericResearchinBoulder,Colorado. Thefollowingcorecoursesmustbecompleted:

Doctoral Programs
Studentsofexceptionalabilityasdemonstratedin previouscoursesinphysicsandmathematics,orinthe preliminaryexamination,maypursueaprogramleadingto thedoctoraldegree.Allapplicantstothephysicsdoctoral degreeprogrammustsubmitGREgeneralandphysics subjecttestscores. ThemajordoctoralprogramsofthePhysicsDepartment areinastrophysicsandatmosphericphysics.Adegreein mathematicalphysicsisofferedincooperationwiththe mathematicsdepartment.Studentsmayalsoworkinother areasofphysicsinwhichthedepartmenthasexpertise. Thefollowinggeneralrequirementsapplytoall curricula:Aminimumof50credithoursofgraduateand upperdivisioncoursesapprovedbythestudentscommittee shouldbetaken,ofwhich12credithoursmustbe mathematicsbeyondthatrequiredofanundergraduate physicsmajor.PHYS501and502(whererequiredbelow) maybewaivedforthosestudentswhohavecompletedthe equivalentthroughanexperimentalmastersthesis.PHYS 579,GraduateFacultySeminar,mustbetakenforthefirst foursemesters.

PHYS331(3),332(3),501(1),502(1),505or526(3), 508(3),513(3),514(3),515(3),516(3),and579. Anadditionalsix(6)credithoursmustbetakenin areaspertinenttothestudentsprogram.Thiscanbe achievedbytakingPHYS532,PHYS533,PHYS535, PHYS536,and/orothercoursesapprovedbythe studentsadvisorycommittee.

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Thefollowingcoursesmustbecompleted:PHYS501(1), 502(1),505(3),508(3),513(3),514(3),515(3),516(3),and 579.Inaddition,ninecredithoursofgraduatephysics shouldbecompletedinthestudentsfieldofspecialization.

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics with Dissertation in Astrophysics


Currentareasofresearchinastrophysicsincludequasars, pulsars,andradiogalaxies,Xrayastronomy,solarand stellaractivity,plasmaastrophysics,andcomets.New MexicoTechoperatestheMagdalenaRidgeObservatory (MRO)andalsotakesadvantageoftheproximityofthe facilitiesoftheNationalRadioAstronomyObservatory (NRAO).Studentsmaypursuedissertationworknotonly withregularfacultybutalsowithanumberofNRAOstaff whohaveadjunctappointmentsatTech. Thefollowingcoursesmustbecompleted:PHYS501(1), 502(1),505or526(3),513(3),514(3),515(3),516(3),562(3), 563(3),564(3),565or566(3),and579.Inaddition,PHYS426 (3)mustbecompletedunlessthestudenthashadequivalent materialinpreviouscourses.

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics with Dissertation in Mathematical Physics


Themathematicalphysicsprogramisoperatedin cooperationwiththeMathematicsDepartment.Dissertation supervisionmaybeobtainedineitherdepartment.Students normallypursueresearchbasedonfacultyinterestinoneor bothdepartments. Thefollowingcoursesmustbecompleted: PHYS505(3),513(3),514(3),515(3),516(3),579 MATH435(3),438(3),442(3),471(3),535(3) Additionalapprovedgraduateandupperdivision courses,includingatleastsixcredithoursfrom mathematicsandsixcredithoursfromphysics,shouldbe electedtobringthetotaltoaminimumof51credithours beyondthebachelorsdegree.Thefollowingcourses havebeenapproved: MATH410(3),411(3),511(3),531(3),532(3),533(3),536 (3),538(3) PHYS508(3),526(3),532(3),533(3),535(3),536(3),562 (3),563(3),564(3) Additionalcoursesmaybeapprovedatthediscretionof thecandidatescommittee.

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Physics Courses:
PHYS121,GeneralPhysicsI,4cr,3clhrs,2recitationhrs Corequisites:PHYS121L;MATH131 Introductoryconcepts.Mechanics,includingNewtons Lawsofforce,linearandangularmomentum,energy, gravitation,heatandthermodynamics,andapplications. [NMCCNSPHYS1215:GeneralEducationAreaIII] PHYS121L,GeneralPhysicsLaboratoryI,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:PHYS121 ExperimentsfromthesubjectmatterofPHYS121. [NMCCNSPHYS1215:GeneralEducationAreaIII] PHYS122,GeneralPhysicsII,4cr,3clhrs,2recitationhrs Prerequisite:PHYS121 Corequisites:MATH132;PHYS122L ContinuationofPHYS121includingelectricityand magnetism,optics,andatomicandnuclearphenomena. [NMCCNSPHYS1225:GeneralEducationAreaIII] PHYS122L,GeneralPhysicsLaboratoryII,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:PHYS122 ExperimentsfromthesubjectmatterofPHYS122. [NMCCNSPHYS1225:GeneralEducationAreaIII] PHYS221,GeneralPhysicsI,4cr,3clhrs,2recitationhrs Corequisites:PHYS221L;MATH131 Atreatmentofphysicsforscienceandengineering studentsfromamodernpointofview.Thesubjectis logicallydevelopedstartingwithopticsandthetheoryof relativity.Quantumandclassicalmechanicsarethen introduced.Thiscourseisrequiredforphysicsmajors. [NMCCNSPHYS1215:GeneralEducationAreaIII] PHYS221L,GeneralPhysicsLaboratoryI,1cr,2labhrs Corequisite:PHYS221 Laboratoryexperimentsfromthesubjectmatterof PHYS221.[NMCCNSPHYS1215:GeneralEducation AreaIII] PHYS222,GeneralPhysicsII,4cr,3clhrs,2recitationhrs Prerequisites:PHYS221;MATH131 Corequisites:PHYS222L;MATH132 ContinuationofPHYS221.Attemptstoprobe successivelysmallerscalesareexplored.Thefourforcesof nature;practicalapplicationsofgravityand electromagnetism.Dynamicsoflargenumbersofparticles areintroduced,resultinginapplicationstotheeveryday world.Thiscourseisrequiredforphysicsmajors. [NMCCNSPHYS1225:GeneralEducationAreaIII] PHYS222L,GeneralPhysicsLaboratoryII,1cr,2labhrs Corequisite:PHYS132 Laboratoryexperimentsfromthesubjectmatterof PHYS222.[NMCCNSPHYS1225:GeneralEducation AreaIII}

PHYS232,GeneralPhysicsIII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122orPHYS222orconsentof instructor Corequisite:MATH231 Introductiontomodernphysicsincludingspecial relativity,basicideasofquantummechanics,atomic andnuclearphysics,elementaryparticles. PHYS241,ComputationalPhysics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS222;MATH132 Thiscoursegoesintomoredepththanfirstyear collegephysicscoursesonkeyclassicalconceptssuch asforce,acceleration,NewtonsLaws,and conservationlaws.Newmathematicswillinclude numericalsolutionofdifferentialequationsand statisticaltechniquesforexperimentalscientists.The fundamentalphysicsisreinforcedbynumerical simulationsandcalculationsthatthestudentswrite themselves.Alongtheway,studentsaretaughtto programinascientificcomputingenvironment. Studentsshouldemergewithafirmgraspofclassical mechanicsandcomputationalskills. PHYS242,VibrationsandWaves,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:PHYS122orPHYS132;MATH231 Vibrationsandwavesareexaminedfromboth theoreticalandexperimentalstandpoints.Theory describingsimplevibratingsystems,including coupledoscillators.Laboratorymeasurementson electricalanalogsofvibratingsystems.Wavetheory fortransverseandlongitudinalwaves.Experiments usingelectromagneticradiationinthevisible, microwave,andXrayregionsareusedtoillustratethe natureofwaves. PHYS301,LaboratoryandShopTechniques,1cr,1 afternoonperweek Instructionindrillandtoolbitsharpening,useof handtools,drillpress,lathe,millingmachine,shaper, andsheetmetalbrake. PHYS321,IntermediateMechanics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS241 Corequisite:MATH335 Anintermediatecourseinthedynamicsandstatics ofparticlesandrigidbodies.Introductionto LagrangianandHamiltonianmechanics. PHYS325,AstrophysicsI:Stars,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS242 Astrophysicsistheapplicationofphysicstothe universe.Thiscoursebeginswithareviewofrelevant physicsandthenappliesthoseconceptstothelivesof stars.Thesubjectmatterincludesstellaratmospheres, stellarinteriors,starformation,stellarevolution, variablestars,andcompactobjects.

188 PHYS326,AstrophysicsII:PlanetaryandExtrgalactic Systems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS325 Thiscoursecontinuestheapplicationofphysicstothe restoftheuniverse.Ourownsolarsystemandits formationandevolution,normalgalaxies,activegalaxies, thelargescalestructureoftheuniverse,andcosmology. PHYS327L,328L,AstronomyLaboratory,1cr,3labhrseach semester Prerequisites:PHYS122,122LorPHYS132,132L;orconsent ofinstructor Aselfpacedintroductiontoastronomicalobserving anddatareduction.Emphasisontechniquessuchasthe operationoftelescopesandtheirauxiliaryequipment, astronomicalphotography,photometry,spectroscopy,and datahandling.Exerciseschosenfromtopicsinsolar system,stellar,galactic,andextragalacticastronomy. PHYS331,PhysicsofWeatherandClimateI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122or222 Offeredalternateyears Theflowsofenergyandwaterintheatmosphere, ocean,andlandsurfaceworktogethertoformthe environmentinwhichwelive.Shorttermvariationsin theseflowsgiverisetoweather,whilelongerterm averagesarerelatedtotheEarthsclimate.Thiscourse exploresthephysicalandchemicalprocesseswhichare importantforunderstandingweatherandclimate atmosphericandoceanicthermodynamics,cloud formationandprecipitation,solarandthermalradiation, andthephotochemistryoftheatmosphere. PHYS332,PhysicsofWeatherandClimateII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS331;MATH332and335 Offeredalternateyears Thiscourse,acontinuationofPHYS331,introducesthe principlesofgeophysicalfluiddynamicsandinvestigates thefactorscontrollingwindsandoceancurrents,floods, drought,andtemperaturechange,aswellasclimate phenomenasuchasElNio,theGreenhouseEffect,and theiceages. PHYS333,ElectricityandMagnetism,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS122orPHYS222;PHYS242;MATH 332 Corequisite:MATH335 Thissubjectisoneofthecornerstonesfor understandingahugevarietyofphenomena electronicandopticaldevices,communicationby telephone,radiowaves,opticalfibers,andthe behaviorofatomsandmolecules.Itisremarkablethat somuchinsightcomesfromMaxwellsfourequations andtheLorentzforcelaw.Thiscoursedevelopsthese equationsindetailandappliesthemtoavarietyof problems.Italsohelpsstudentsdevelopan understandingoftheapplicationsofmoreadvanced mathematicsinaphysicalcontext. PHYS334,RadiationandOptics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS333;MATH335 Thiscourseexploresthebehaviorof electromagneticwaves,includingopticalwaves,using MaxwellsequationsandtheLorentzforcelaw. Includedinthecoursearethetopicsofradiation, conservationlaws,relativisticandnonrelativistic electrodynamics,basicgeometricalopticsand aberrationtheory,andspecificphenomenasuchas polarization,diffractionandinterference.Theclass willincludedemonstrationsanddiscussionsofthese phenomenaandmodernopticaldevices. PHYS336L,ElectricalandMagneticMeasurementsLab, 1cr,3labhrs Prerequisite:PHYS333 Experimentsinelectricityandmagnetism, emphasizingapplicationstomeasurementsinphysics andgeophysics. PHYS340,IntroductiontoQuantumTheory,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:PHYS321;MATH254,335,orconsentof instructor Electrons,atoms,andradiation.Waveparticle experiments,introductoryquantummechanics,atomic structureandspectra,thehydrogenatom,exclusion principle,electronicstructureofatoms,anddiatomic molecules. PHYS362,ImageProcessing,2cr,2clhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122or222 Anintroductiontoimageprocessingand computationalphysicsdesignedforscientistsand engineers.Topicswillincludepropertiesofimaging devicesandsystems,imageconstruction,analysis,and display.Datawillcomefromsatellitesandterrestrial sources.Exampleswillcomefromcurrentresearch wheneverpossible.

189 PHYS380,PracticuminProblemSolving,1cr,2clhrs Prerequisite:PHYS321,orconsentofinstructor Methodsofproblemsolving,includingdimensional andscaleanalysis,rapidestimation,andcombining knowledgefromvariousdisciplines.Classtimewillbe spentanalyzingandsolvingproblemsposedbythe instructorandstudents.Studentswillnormallybegraded S/U,andsectionswillbestrictlylimitedinsizetofacilitate activeparticipationofallstudents. PHYS389,PilotCourse,topic,hrs,andcrtobearranged PHYS391,DirectedStudy,hrsandcrtobearranged PHYS408,CooperativeEducation Onthejobtrainingtosupplementtheacademic program.Studentsalternateperiods(usuallysixmonths long)offulltimesemiprofessionalemploymentintheir chosenfieldwithperiodsoffulltimeacademicstudy. PHYS411,ThermodynamicsandStatisticalPhysics,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122orPHYS222;PHYS340 Corequisite:MATH335 Acoursedealingwiththeeffectsofheatandworkon gases,liquids,andsolids.Theequationsofstateandthe firstandsecondlawsofthermodynamicsarepresented withapplicationstoheatenginesandchemicalprocesses. Anintroductionisgiventokinetictheoryandstatistical mechanics. PHYS421,ContinuumMechanics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS121orPHYS221;MATH332,335 Offeredondemand Staticsanddynamicsoffluidsandelasticbodies. PHYS425,AstrophysicsIII:PlasmaAstrophysics,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:PHYS325,326,333 Plasmaandfluidphysicsgovernmostoftheluminous matterintheuniverse.Thiscoursesurveysthemany aspectsofplasmaphysics,frommicrophysics(single particlemotions,wavesandoscillations,collisions)to macrophysics(thefluiddescriptionand magnetohydrodynamiceffects).Applicationswillinclude awidevarietyofastrophysicalobjects,fromtheearths magnetosphereandthesolarwind,toaccretiondisksand radiojets. PHYS426,AstrophysicsIV:HighEnergyAstrophysics, 3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS333and425;orconsentofinstructor Thiscoursecontinuestheapplicationoffluidand plasmaphysicstoastrophysics.Radiationprocesses anddiagnostics,shockphysics,highenergyplasmas, andcosmicrayacceleration.Manyapplicationswill comefromourgalaxy,includingtheinterstellar medium,starformation,supernovae,blackholes,and pulsars.Wewillgobeyondtheboundariesofour galaxytostudyactivegalacticnucleiandtheir connectiontogalaxyformation. PHYS432,AtmosphericRemoteSensing,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122or222 Remotesensingfromspaceandgroundbased instrumentsisausefultechniqueformonitoringthe physicalandchemicalstateoftheatmosphere.This coursewillexaminethephysicsofremotesensing usingradio,microwave,infrared,visible,and ultravioletinstruments.Topicswillincludeboth activeandpassivesystemsformeasuringatmospheric temperature,composition,anddynamics. PHYS433,SpecialProblemsinAtmosphericPhysics,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PHYS331 Offeredspringsemesters Projectinwhichstudentworkswithamemberof theatmosphericphysicsgrouponcurrentresearch. Thisprojectisexpectedtoleadtoareport,conference presentation,orcontributiontoapublishedpaper. Thestudentshouldcontactanappropriatefaculty memberwithinthefirsttwoweeksofthefallsemester toorganizeaproject. PHYS443,AtomicandNuclearPhysics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PHYS340 ContinuationofPHYS340.Furthertopicsinatomic andmolecularstructure.Quantumstatisticswith applicationstodegenerateFermiandBoseFluids. Radioactivity,elementsofnuclearstructure,nuclear energysources.Mesons,hyperons,andresonances. PHYS444,SolidStatePhysics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PHYS340orconsentofinstructor Offeredondemand Theoryandapplicationofsolidstatedevices; bindinginmoleculesandcrystals;energybands; electronsinmetals;imperfectionsinsolids;electrical, thermal,andmagneticpropertiesofsolids;and semiconductortheory.

190 PHYS451,SeniorLaboratory,1or2cr,3or6labhrs Prerequisites:Seniorstatusorconsentofinstructor Experimentsinatomic,nuclear,andsolidstatephysics. PHYS489,Pilotcourse,topic,hrs,andcrtobearranged PHYS491,DirectedStudy,hrsandcrtobearranged PHYS500,DirectedResearch,crtobearranged Thiscoursemaynotbeusedtofulfillgraduatedegree requirements. Researchundertheguidanceofafacultymember. PHYS501,502,GraduateProject,1cr,3labhrseach semester Thiscourseinvolvesbeginninggraduatestudentsina modestproject,usuallyrelatedtoongoingreserchinthe department.Whiletheworkwillbesupervisedbya facultymember,theemphasisisonindependentworkby thestudent.Possibletypesofprojectsincludedata analysis,softwaredevelopment,theoreticalmodeling,a literaturesurvey,anddesignand/orconstructionof researchorteachingequipment. PHYS505,AdvancedDynamics,3cr,3clhrs OfferedFall2009andalternateyears Introductiontoclassicalmechanics:Lagrangianand Hamiltonianformalism,rigidbodymotion,normal modes.HamiltonJacobiTheory,andproblemsin relativisticmechanics. PHYS508,StatisticalMechanics,3cr,3clhrs OfferedSpring2010andalternateyears Entropy,randomness,theBoltzmanndistribution,and thechemicalpotential.Translational,rotational, vibrational,andelectroniccontributionstothepartition function.Calculationofmeanenergies,heatcapacities, andequilibriumconstants.Stability.Theinfluenceof wavefunctionsymmetry:BoseEinsteinandFermiDirac statistics.Thequantumstatisticaloperator.Coherenceand thePauliprinciple.(SameasCHEM524) PHYS513,514,ElectromagneticsI&II,3cr,3clhrseach semester Offered20092010andalternateyears Theelectromagneticfieldequations;boundaryvalue problemsinelectrostaticsandmagnetostatics;plane, cylindrical,andsphericalwaves,waveguides;theHertz Vectors,retardedpotentialsandsimpleradiatingsystems; relativisticelectrodynamics;radiationfrommoving charges. PHYS515,516,QuantumMechanicsIandII,3cr,3cl hrseachsemester Offered200809andalternateyears Reviewofexperimentsleadingtoquantumtheory: SchroedingersEquation,operatorsandeigenvalues, perturbationtheory,andapplicationstosimple physicalsystems.Thesecondsemesterincludes introductiontoscatteringtheory,thetheoryofangular momentum,andDiracTheory. PHYS526,FluidDynamics,3cr,3clhrs Offered2010andalternateyears Basicequations,potentialandviscousflow,scaling. Compressibleflowincludingcharacteristicsandshock waves.Magnetohydrodyamics,includingMHD waves,shocks,andconfinement.FluidandMHD instabilities.Turbulence. PHYS532,AtmosphericRemoteSensing,3cr,3clhrs Physicsofremotesensingusingradio,microwave, infrared,visible,andultravioletinstruments.Topics willincludebothpassiveandactivesystemsfor measuringatmospherictemperature,composition,and dynamics.ShareslectureswithPHYS432,butis gradedseparatelyandadditionalgraduatelevelwork isrequired. PHYS533,AdvancedTopicsinAtmosphericPhysics,1 3cr,13clhrs Specializedcourseworkinthestudentsareasof interest.Advancedtopicsintheareaofatmospheric physics.Selectionoftopicschangesfromsemesterto semester.Currentfacultyinterestscanbefoundatthe departmentwebsite:www.physics.nmt.edu.This coursemayberepeatedforcreditifthematerial coveredineachinstanceisdifferent. PHYS535,PhysicsofLightning,3cr,3clhrs OfferedFall2009andalternateyears Theoryandexperimentaltechniquesconcerning cloudchargingmechanisms.Remoteandinsitu sensingoflightning.Lightningphasesandproperties. Propertiesofthelongsparkandleadersinthelaband inthesky.Simplenumericalmodelsofcloud charging,lightninginitiation,andpropagation. PHYS536,AtmosphericConvection,3cr,3clhrs Governingequations,turbulence,thermodynamics, andmicrophysicsofmoistconvection.Modelsfor convectionrangingfromplumesandthermals throughnumericalsimulationsarediscussed,aswell asinteractionsofconvectionwiththeatmospheric environment.

191 PHYS562,StellarAstrophysics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS425,426orequivalentorconsentofthe instructor. OfferedSpring2007andalternateyears. Thiscoursecoversindepththephysicsofstars,their structureandevolution.Topicsincludeenergygeneration andtransport,nucleosynthesis,equationsofstate,stellar modelling,asteroseismology,andstellarpulsationand rotationallstudiedinthecontextoftheevolutionofa star.Therearedetaileddiscussionsandderivationsofthe variousstagesinstarformationandevolution,andthe endstatesofstars(e.g.whitedwarfs,planetarynebulae, blackholes).Thecoursestressescurrentrefereedliterature andhasoccasionalguestspeakersonvarioustopics. PHYS563,ExtragalacticAstrophysics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS425,426orequivalentorconsentof instructor OfferedFall2009andalternateyears Thestructureanddynamicsofgalaxies.Distributionof galaxytypes.Potentialandorbittheory.Spheroidal galaxiesasselfgravitatingsystems.Instabilitiesindisk galaxies.Constraintsondarkmatterandongalaxy formation. PHYS564,RelativityandCosmology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS425,426orequivalentorconsentof instructor OfferedSpring2009andalternateyears Generalrelativitywithapplicationtocosmology.Basic principlesofrelativity.Applicationstoorbits,gravitational radiation,andblackholes.Relativisticcosmographyand cosmology.Theearlyuniverse,galaxyformation,and activegalaxies. PHYS565,AstronomicalTechniques,3cr,3clhrs Offeredalternateyears Optical,IR,Xrayandgammarayastronomicaltelescopes anddetectors.Throughput,detectorquantumefficiency, themodulationtransferfunction,noiseandestimation error.Photometersandphotometricsystems,CCD imaging,slitandobjectivegratingspectrometry,Fourier spectroscopy.Astrometry,orbitdetermination.Computer analysisandastronomicaldatabases.Classworkwillbe augmentedbyextensiveopticalobservingusinglocal facilities. PHYS566,AdvancedRadioAstronomy,3cr,3clhrs OfferedSpring2009andalternateyears Thedesignandoperationalcharacteristicsofradio telescopesandinterferometers.Propertiesofantennas, telescopeoptics,feeds,waveguides,receivers,and amplifiers.Spectrometersandspectroscopy. Sensitivityandnoise.Amplitudeandphase calibration,faintsignaldetection,astrometry,and mapping.Factorsthataffectradiodata,including instrumentalcharacteristics,atmosphericlimitations, andpropagationphenomena.TheVLAandVLBAand thetechniquesofradioimagingbyaperturesynthesis. Handsonastrophysicalexercisestobesolvedby imaging. PHYS567,AdvancedTopicsinAstrophysics,23cr,23 clhrs Offeredondemand Aonesemestertutorialmaybeselectedfromany oneofthefollowing:oursolarsystem,comets,solar andstellaractivity,galacticstructureandkinematics, activegalaxiesandquasars,astrophysicalplasmas, accretiondisks,blackholes,stellarspectroscopy, stellarphotometryandastrometry. PHYS571,AdvancedTopicsinPhysics,3cr,3clhrs Offeredondemand Studyofaspecialtopicnototherwisetreated, normallyonerelatedtoafieldofresearchinterestat Tech. PHYS579,GraduateFacultySeminar,1cr,1clhr Offeredeverysemester Aseminarinwhichcurrentresearchtopicsare discussedbyfaculty,students,andoutsidespeakers. GradedS/U,wheresatisfactoryperformanceconsists ofregularattendanceandparticipation.Creditearned maynotbeappliedtowardsthe30creditsrequiredfor theM.S.degree. PHYS581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged Studyundertheguidanceofamemberofthe graduatefaculty.Ingeneral,subjectmatterwill supplementthatavailableinothergraduatecourse offerings. PHYS590,IndependentStudy,crtobearranged PHYS591,Thesis(mastersprogram),crtobearranged PHYS595,Dissertation(doctoraldegreeprogram),crto bearranged

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AvramidiMathematicalPhysics,AnalysisonManifolds, QuantumFieldTheory BakkerAstronomicalInstrumentation,ActiveGalactic Nuclei,CircumstellarEnvironments BalasubramaniamSpectroscopyandPolarizedRadiative TransferDynamicsofSolarActiveRegions,Vector Magnetometry BuscherOptical/IRInterferometry,AtmosphericSeeing Measurement,AdaptiveOptics,EarlyandLateStages ofStellarEvolution ColgateAstrophysics,PlasmaPhysics,Atmospheric Physics CreechEakmanStellarAstrophysics,Massloss,Optical/ IRInterferometry,IRInstrumentation EackProductionofEnergeticParticlesandGammaRays inThunderstorms EilekPlasmaAstrophysics,Quasars,RadioGalaxies, Pulsars ElvisQuasarsandActiveGalacticNuclei,Xray Astronomy FuchsAtmosphericDynamics GossRadioAstronomy,InterstellarMedium HaniffSpatialInterferometryatOpticalandNear InfraredWavelengths,AtmosphericTurbulance, ImagingTheory,EvolvedStars HankinsRadioAstronomyofPulsars,Instrumentation, SignalProcessing HofnerStarFormation,InterstellarMedium,Xray Astronomy,ExtragalacticInterstellar KlinglesmithAsteroids,RoboticTelescopeOperations KrehbielLightningstudies;radarmeteorology; thunderstormelectrification LeFebreStatisticalPhysicsandThermodynamics LopezCarrilloDopplerRadarandDataAnalysis, TropicalDynamics ManneyAtmosphericScience,StratosphericDynamics/ Transport,StratosphericPolarProcessesandOzone Loss MeasonNuclearPhysics,Nuclear&SpaceRadiation Effects,ElectromagneticRadiationEffects&Directed Energy

MeyersCosmology,ExtragalacticRadioAstronomy, InterferometricImagingAlgorithms MinschwanerRadiativeTransferandClimate, PhysicsoftheMiddleandUpperAtmosphere C.MooreWeatherRadar,PrecipitationMechanisms MoralesOuterplanetsobservationsandatmospheric dynamics MyersCosmology,ExtragalacticRadioAstronomy, InterferometricImagingAlgorithms PietraOrganicChemistry,OrganicSynthesis, PhysicalOrganicChemistry RaymondGeophysicalFluidDynamics,Cloud Physics,CloudsandClimate RisonAtmosphericElectricity,RadarMeteorology, Instrumentation RomeroEnergeticMaterials,ShockPhenomena, HighEnergyPhysics RupenGasandDustinGalaxies,RadioTransients E.RyanAsteroidCollisionalPhysics,Observational andTheoreticalStudies W.RyanAsteroidAstronomy,HighEnergyPhysics ScheryEnvironmentalRadioactivity SessionsFieldTheoreticApproachestoAtmospheric Physics SheperdStarFormation SonnenfeldchargeTransportbylightning, Embeddedsystemsandinstrumentation, Tribochargingofice TaylorVeryLongBaselineRadioAstronomy,Active GalacticNuclei TeareExperimentalAdaptiveOptics,Radiation EffectsandDirectedEnergy ThomasAtmosphericPhysics,Instrumentation WestpfahlDynamicsofSpiralandDwarfGalaxies WinnAtmosphericphysics;electricaldischargesin gases;instrumentation YoungStarFormationandtheInterstellarMedium, DwarfandEllipticalGalaxies

Preprofessional Programs
Specificrequirementsforadmissiontoprofessional schoolsvary.Withthehelpofanadvisor,each preprofessionalstudentshouldplanacourseofstudythat willmeetthespecificentrancerequirementsoftheschoolin whichthestudentisinterested.Thefollowingstatements outlinetheusualrequirementsforprogramswhichmaybe completedwithcourseofferingsavailableatTech. Preprofessionalstudentswhocompletetherequirementsfor theBachelorofSciencedegreeinBasicScienceswith appropriateselectionofelectiveswillqualifyforadmissionto mostprofessionalschools. Preprofessionaltraininginthebiologicalandmedical alliedsciencesconsistsofathoroughbackgroundinbasic sciences.Hence,thefirsttwoyearswillbeessentiallythe sameforallspecialties.Coursesduringthefirsttwoyears shouldincludeENGL(twosemesters);BIOL111,112,331, 333;CHEM121,122,333,334;MATH131,132;PHYS121, 122;PSY121;andsocialscience(twosemesters).

193 hasadistinctadvantagebecauseoftheextrayearof preprofessionaltraining.Recommendedcoursesin additiontothosedescribedaboveforthefirsttwoyears includeBIOL311,341,351,355;andCHEM311.

Preveterinary Medicine Program


Aminimumoftwoyearsofacceptablecollegework isrequiredforadmissiontoacollegeofveterinary medicine.However,moststudentscompleteabachelors degreebeforeenteringveterinaryschool.Coursestobe includedinatwoyearprogramshouldbethose describedabove.Studentsshouldaddasmany additionalcoursesfromthoselistedunderthe premedicalprogram.Afouryearprogramshould includetheremainingbiologyandchemistrycoursesof thepremedicalprogramandbeplannedtomeetthe degreerequirementsfortheBachelorofSciencedegreein biology,chemistry,orbasicsciences.

Prenursing Program

Predental, Prephysical Therapy, and Preoptometry Programs

Mostaccreditedschoolsofthesespecialtiesrequirea minimumoftwoyearsofcollegework.However,most schoolsgivepreferencetostudentswiththreeorfouryearsof preparation.Coursesshouldincludethoselistedabovefor thefirsttwoyears.

Anincreasingnumberofschoolsofnursingnow requireoneyearofgeneralliberalartscoursesfor admission.Coursesrecommendedforsuchnursing curriculaareEnglish(twosemesters);BIOL111,112,341; generalchemistry;generalpsychology;andgeneral physics(onesemestereach).

Prepharmacy Program

Premedical Program
Studentsinterestedinpreparingforadmissiontomedical schoolshouldmeetfrequentlywiththeiradvisors,beginning withtheirfirstsemesteratNewMexicoTech.Accredited medicalschoolsrequireaminimumofthreeyearsofcollege work,withaminimumgradepointaverageof3.0.However, moststudentscompleteabachelorsdegreebeforeentering medicalschool. Studentsareadvisedtoconsulttherequirementsof individualmedicalschoolsinchoosingcoursework.Upper divisioncoursesinNewMexicoTechscurriculumthatmay aidinmedicalschoolpreparationincludeBIOL311,341,351, 352,355,and437;CHEM311,331,332,441,and442.Most premedicalstudentsmajorinbiology,however,any bachelorsdegreeisacceptable.Premedicalstudentsshould beawarethattheMedicalCollegeAdmissionsTestis requiredforadmissiontomedicalschool.

Mostaccreditedcollegesofpharmacyofferafive yearprogram,includingprepharmacytraining,leading toaBachelorofScienceinPharmacydegree.Allsuch collegesofpharmacyrequireatleastoneyearof prepharmacystudyandsomecollegeswillaccepttwo years.TheUniversityofNewMexicohasanaccredited CollegeofPharmacywhichacceptsoneyearof prepharmacystudy.Recommendedcoursesinthe prepharmacycurriculumareENGL111and112;CHEM 121and122;BIOL111;andMATH131(MATH132 recommended).

Prelaw Program
Theusualrequirementforadmissiontoanaccredited schooloflawisabaccalaureatedegreefroman accreditedcollege. Lawschoolsoftenlookforsuccessfulcompletionof Englishandwritingcoursesasevidenceofwriting ability,andsuccessfulcompletionofmathematicsand sciencecoursesasevidenceoflogicalreasoningability. ManyTechdegreesaresuitablebackgroundforthe fieldofpatentlaw.Studentsinterestedinpatentlaw shouldconsultwithanadvisorearlyintheircollege career,toensuretheytakeappropriatecourses.Contact AcademicAffairsforfurtherinformationandacademic advising.

Premedical Technology Program

Studentsinterestedinpreparingforadmissionto veterinaryschoolshouldmeetfrequentlywiththeiradvisors, beginningwiththeirfirstsemesteratNewMexicoTech. Schoolsofmedicaltechnologyrequireaminimumofthree yearsofundergraduatestudy;however,thedegreedstudent

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Psychology
ProfessorCormack AssociateProfessorSamuels(ChairoftheDepartment) DegreeOffered:B.S.inPsychology Theprograminpsychologyisdesignedtoprovide studentswithascientificfoundationinthemethodsand basicdatainpsychologyandtopreparestudentsforfurther workinallspecializationswithinthefield.Studentsacquire thefundamentalsoflearningandmemory,intelligence, perception,feelingsandemotions,attention,thought, languageandcommunication,thedevelopmentofallthese processesandtheirpathology,theapplicationofpsychology tootherfields,aswellastechniquesformeasuringand studyingpsychologicalvariables.Studentsconduct laboratoryexperimentsonthepsychologicaland physiologicalbasesofbehavior.Thedepartmenthasa modernanimalcarefacilityforlaboratoryclassesand research.Therearemanyopportunitiesforindependent research.

SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofSciencein Psychology Semester1 3 PSY121(general) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 MATH131(calculus) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 14Totalcredithours Semester2 4 PSY205(experimental) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 4 MATH132(calculus) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 15Totalcredithours Semester3 3 PSY212(drugsandbehavior) 3 PSY323(developmental) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 4 BIOL111(general) 3 MUS105(fundamentals) 18Totalcredithours Semester4 3 PSY209(social) 3 MATH283(statistics) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 4 BIOL112(general) 3 Elective 18Totalcredithours Semester5 4 PSY301(perception) 3 HIST151(worldhistoryI) 3 BIOL331(cellbiology) 3 PHIL231(introduction) 4 CSE113(introduction) 17Totalcredithours Semester6 4 PSY305(learning,memory,andcognition) 3 HIST152(worldhistoryII) 4 BIOL351(physiology) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 Elective 17Totalcredithours

Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87), thefollowingcoursesarerequired: PSY121(3);205(4),472(1) Twocourses(withassociatedlabs)chosenfromamong PSY301(4),305(4),309(4) 15additionalcredithoursinpsychology BIOL111(4),112(4),andatleastsix(6)upperdivision creditsinBiology,exclusiveofBIOL471or472 MATH283(3)or483(3) Atleastfour(4)additionalcredithoursbeyondthe GeneralEducationCoreCurriculumandabovethe PsychologyrequirementsselectedfromamongBiology, ComputerScience,Chemistry,Mathematics,andPhysics. Electivestocomplete130credithours Studentsintendingtomajorinpsychologyshould completePSY121and205bytheendoftheirsophomore year.Theyareadvisedtocompletethebiologyand mathematicsrequirementsasearlyaspossiblesincematerial fromthesecourseswillbeusedinupperdivisioncourses.

195 Semester7 4 PSY309(physiological) 3 PSY330(abnormal) 9 Electives 16Totalcredithours Semester8 1 PSY472(seminar) 3 PSY400(history) 11 Electives 15Totalcredithours PSY305,CognitivePsychology,4cr,3clhrs,2labhrs Prerequisites:Psychology205passedwithaCorbetter;a labusagefeeischarged. Astudyofresearchfindings,majorissuesand theoriesofmentalprocesses.Topicsincludeattention, learning,memory,imagery,conceptformation, languageanditsdevelopment,thinking,problem solvinganddecisionmaking.Thelaboratoryis designedtogivestudentstheopportunitytoexplore theexperimentalbasesofcognitiveprocesses. PSY309,BehavioralNeuroscience,4cr,3clhrs,2lab hrs Prerequisites:Psychology205passedwithaCorbetter; Biology111,112;alabusagefeeischarged Studyoftheneuralandotherphysiologicalbasesof behavior.Functionalneuroanatomyofsensoryand motorsystems,motivationanddrives,learningand emotion.Clinicalcorrelatesofneurological abnormalitiesareemphasized.Laboratory concentratesontheneuroanatomyofsheep,ratand humanbrain. PSY311,TestsandMeasurements,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PSY121 Design,administration,interpretation,and evaluationofpsychologicalandeducationaltests. Includesmeasurementtheoryaswellaspractical techniques. PSY312,Psychopharmacology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PSY212;BIOL111,112 Behavioralandpharmacologicaltechniquesforthe studyofdrugsactingonthenervoussystem.Topics includesitesofdrugaction,CNStoxicity, psychotherapeutics,andexperimentaldesigns employedinpsychopharmacologicalresearch. PSY323,PsychologyofChildandAdolescent Development,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PSY121 Thedevelopmentofhumanbehaviorfrom conceptiontoadolescence.Includescognitive,social, behavioral,andphysicaldevelopment. PSY324,PsychologyofAdultDevelopmentandAging, 3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PSY121 Thedevelopmentofhumanbehaviorfromearly adulthoodtooldage.Cognitive,social,behavioral, emotional,andphysicaldevelopment.Lifetasks, careers,physicalandemotionalhealth,leisure,dying, anddeath.

Minor in Psychology
Minimumcredithoursrequired20 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: PSY121(3),205(4) PSY301(4)orPSY305(4)orPSY309(4) Additionalnine(9)credithoursinpsychology

Psychology Courses
ThefollowingcoursesmaybeusedtofulfillArea4:SocialSciences portionoftheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum,page87. PSY121,GeneralPsychology,3cr,3clhrs Thestudyofbehavior.Includesperception,motivation, learning,personality,socialprocesses,andphysiological processes.[NMCCNSPSYC1113:GeneralEducationArea IV] PSY205,ExperimentalPsychology,4cr,3clhrs,2labhrs Prerequisite:PSY121;alabusagefeeischarged Basicconceptsandresearchmethodologyinthestudy ofbehavior;emphasisonexperimentaldesign,control, andlaboratorymethods. PSY209,SocialPsychology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PSY121 Studyofthemannerbywhichthebehaviorofone individualisinfluencedbythebehaviorandother characteristicsofothers.Includessocialperceptionand cognition,attitudes,prejudice,interpersonalattraction, cooperation,groupbehavior,andaggression. PSY212,DrugsandBehavior,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PSY121 Anoverviewofthedesignandinterpretationof psychopharmacologicalresearch;emphasisonself administereddrugsaswellasaddictionsandtreatment. PSY301,Perception,4cr,3clhrs,2labhrs Prerequisites:PSY205;alabusagefeeischarged Experimentalandtheoreticalstudyofsensory mechanismsandperceptualprocesses.

196 PSY330,AbnormalPsychology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PSY121 Anintroductiontopsychopathology.Includesthe etiology,diagnosis,treatment,andprognosisofbehavioral disorders. PSY350,PsychobiologyofSex,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PSY121orconsentofinstructor Sexualreproductioninabroadevolutionarycontext. Topicsincludesexualandasexualreproduction,sexual selection,theendocrinologyofmammalianreproduction, developmentofthereproductivesystemandsexually differentiatedbehaviors,sexdifferencesinthebrain,and humanbehavioralsexdifferences. PSY362,AnimalBehavior,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PSY121orconsentofinstructor Generaloverviewofethologicalandphysiological approachestothestudyofanimalbehavior.(Sameas BIOL362) PSY376,MassViolenceandAggression,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Upperdivisionstandingorconsentofthe instructor Thiscourseexaminesthenatureanddynamicsofmass violenceandaggression,andtheirimpactonpoliticsand societies.Throughlecturesandreadingsthestudents exploreandcomparepolitical,sociologicaland psychologicaldimensionsofgenocides,stateterror,and ethniccleansing.(SameatHIST376) PSY389,SpecialTopicsinPsychology,crandhrstobe arranged PSY391,DirectedStudy,hrsandcrtobearranged Prerequisite:Upperdivisionstandinginpsychology Supervisedindividualworkinpsychology.Maybe repeatedformorethanonesemesterswork. PSY400,HistoryofPsychology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Ninehoursinpsychology Studyofcentralquestionsandconceptsofpsychology fromtheiroriginsinclassicalphilosophyandmedicineto moderntimes. PSY472,SeniorSeminar,1cr,1clhreachsemester Prerequisite:Upperdivisionstandingorconsentofinstructor Reviewanddiscussionofcurrentresearchin psychology.

Master of Science for Teachers (MST)


Interdepartmental Program
AdvisoryCommittee:Chvez(mineralengineering), Davidson(EODIdirector,exofficio),Ford(humanities), Johnson(graduatedean,exofficio),Reiss(biology),Spidell (adjunct),Stone(mathematics),Harrison(earthand environmentalscience), Werbelow(chemistry),Westpfahl(physicschairof program),Wolberg(adjunct),Becker(coordinator) AdjunctFaculty:Altig,B.Becker,Borchers,Chavez, Condie,Deming,E.Stone,Ford,Friesen,Harrison,Hepler, Hossain,Jenness,Johnson,Klinglesmith,Majumdar, AimoneMartin,Minschwaner,Mojtabai,Popp,Reiss, Richardson,Samuels,Shors,Spidell,Steelant,Stone, Topliff,Werbelow,Westpfahl,Wolberg,L.Young DegreeOffered:MasterofScienceforTeachers

Program Description
TheMSTprogramisdesignedtoprovidegraduate levelclassroomandlaboratoryinstructionforteachersof science,mathematics,engineering,and/ortechnology. Theemphasisofthecoursesisoncontent,ratherthan pedagogy.MSTstudentsareencouragedtodevelop laboratoryexercises,demonstrations,andteaching methodsfromthecoursecontentandapplytheseas directedstudyorindependentstudyprojectsintheir ownclassroomsduringtheacademicyear.Coursesfor theparticipantsareofferedinavarietyofdisciplinesand aretaughtbyNewMexicoTechfaculty.Classesbuildon fundamentalprinciplesandoffernewconceptsandnovel teachingmethods.Coursesareofferedthroughoutthe yearviadistanceinstructionandaslivecoursesonthe NewMexicoTechcampusandaroundthestate.

Program Prerequisites
Anindividualwithatleastoneyearofteaching experiencemayapplyforadmittanceintotheMST Program.TheProgramencouragesindividualstoholda validteachingcertificatewhenappropriate.

Transfer Credit Policy


Creditsusedforanotherdegreearenotavailablefor useintheMSTdegreeprogram.Upto12credithoursof approvedupperdivisionundergraduateorgraduate (300500level)science,mathematics,engineering,and/or technologycoursestakenatNewMexicoTechwitha

Faculty Research Interests


CormackPsychophysics,VisualPerception,Sensory Mechanisms SamuelsCognitiveDevelopment,Reasoningand ProblemSolving,Memory,BrainInjuryand Rehabilitation

197 gradeofBorbetter,maybeappliedtothetotalrequiredfor theMSTdegree. Amaximumof12credithoursofcourseworkwithgrade Borbetter,earnedatanotheraccreditedinstitution,maybe approvedbythestudentsadvisorycommitteefortransferto theMSTprogram.Tobeapproved,creditsmustnothave beenusedtosatisfytherequirementsforapreviousdegree. Transfercreditscanincludeupperdivisionundergraduateor graduatecreditinscience,mathematics,engineering,and/or technology.Transferredcreditsmayincludeuptosixcredit hoursofprofessionaleducationcoursesinareasgenerally appropriatetothisprogram.Requestsforevaluationof transfercredithoursmustbemadeinwritingtotheprogram coordinatorandmustincludethetransfercreditformand officialtranscripts. thesisoranonthesisprogramundertheguidanceofthe studentsadvisorandadvisorycommittee.Thethesis programinvolvesthepreparationofathesis(ST591), whichmaybeexperimental,theoretical,orapplied,under thesupervisionofafacultymember.Sixcredithourswill beallowedforthethesis.Thenonthesisprograminvolves thepreparationofapaper(ST590IndependentStudy) underthesupervisionofafacultymember.Thepapermay beexperimental,theoretical,orappliedintermsofscience teaching.Threecredithourswillbeallowedforthe preparationofthispaper.Alistofindividualswillingto superviseindependentstudycanbeobtainedfromthe MSTCoordinator.

Graduate Advisory Committee


EachMSTstudentwillbeassignedatemporary advisoratthetimeoffirstregistration.Thestudentwill selectanadvisorandanadvisorycommitteebythe completionof12creditsorwithinoneyearoffirst enrollment(whichevercomesfirst).Thestudents academicadvisormustbearegularfacultymemberofthe Institute.Theadvisorycommitteeconsistsofatleastthe academicadvisorandtwootherfacultymembers.The MSTCoordinatoristhefourthmemberofallMST committees.Theacademicadvisorservesaschairofthe advisorycommittee.TheMSTCoordinatorandthe GraduateDeanmustapprovetheadvisorandmembersof theadvisorycommittee.Thestudentshouldmeetwithhis orheradvisorycommitteeatleastonceayear.

Application for Admission


Applicationformsmaybeobtainedfromtheinternetat www.nmt.edu/~grad/.Printedformsormoreinformation canberequestedbyemailfromgraduate@nmt.eduorby mailfrom: MasterofScienceforTeachers GraduateOffice 801LeroyPlace NewMexicoTech Socorro,NM87801 ForinformationonTechsEducationDepartmentand alternatelicensure,seepage143.

MST Fellowships

Course Program
Coursestobeusedtowardseachofthegraduate degreesatNewMexicoTechmustmeetwiththeprior approvalofthestudentsadvisorycommittee.These coursesconstitutethestudentsCourseProgram.The approvedCourseProgrammustbeonfileintheGraduate Officeforfulltimestudentsnolaterthantheendofthe secondsemesterofresidency.Parttimeanddistance educationstudentsmustformalizetheircourseprogramby thetimetheycomplete12credits.Thecourseprogramis reportedonthecommitteereportform,availableonline andfromtheGraduateOffice.

TheMSTOfficemaintainsalistofavailablefellowships.

Endorsement Policy
Informationregardingcertificationendorsementsmaybe obtainedfromtheNewMexicoDepartmentofEducation, SantaFe,NewMexico.

Placement Exams
MSTstudentsmaytakeplacementexamsforST523,524, 525,526,or550.Uponsuccessfulcompletionoftheexam(s), thisrequisitefortheprogramwillbewaivedandthestudent willnotberequiredtotakethecourse(s).Theexamsconsist ofquestionscoveringbasicconceptsofscienceand mathematics.

Program Requirements
AllincomingMSTstudentsmustdemonstrate competenceinscienceandmathematicsbyeither: 1. Completingtheintroductorycourses: ST523,SurveyofBiology ST524,SurveyofChemistry ST525,SurveyofGeology ST526,SurveyofPhysics ST550,MathematicsforTeachers 2. Passingtheappropriateplacementexams(seeabove)

Use of Tech Facilities


IfanMSTstudentisutilizingNewMexicoTechfacilities orfaculty(i.e.,computercenter,advisor,orgraduate committee),thestudentmustberegisteredforatleastone Techupperdivisionorgraduatecourse.

Thesis or Independent Study Requirement

ThecandidatefortheMSTdegreemustselecteithera

198 Thesecoursesortheappropriateplacementexamsare prerequisitesformostotherSTcourses. MasterofScienceforTeacherstudentsmusttakethe followingcoreof16credithoursthatwillgivebreadthand depthtotheprogram: 1. Allincomingstudentsmusttakeatechnical communicationcourseandacomputerliteracycourse. ST530,TechnicalCommunicationforTeachers(2) ST556,ComputersandScienceTeaching(2) 2. Forcomprehensiveness,MSTstudentsmusttakeone courseineachofthefollowingdistributionareas,fora totaloftencredithours: Math(2) Physics(2) Chemistry(2) Geology/Biology(2) Engineering/ComputerScience/Economics(2) 3. Fordepth,MSTstudentsmusttakeanadditionaltwo courses(fourcredithours)withinoneoftheabove distributionareasofthestudentschoice. Inadditiontothecorerequirementsabove,MSTstudents mustcomplete: ST590,IndependentStudy(3),orST591,Thesis(6) ST592,Seminar(1) Additionalcoursestocomplete30credithours.These coursesmaybechosenfromMSTcoursesorotherTech coursesnumbered300orabove.Upto12transfercredit hoursareallowed. ST505,HumanEvolution,2cr Prerequisites:ST523;orconsentofinstructor Weliveonaplanetpopulatedbyseveralbillion membersofasinglespecies,Homosapiens,different fromallotherspeciesbyauniquesetofcharactersand behaviorsnotseeninanyotheranimalspecies.This courseisconcernedwiththeoriginandevolutionof whoweareandhowwegothere.Thecoursewill tracetheoriginofthegreatgrouptowhichwebelong, thePrimates,aswellasourdistantandnottoodistant cousins.Wewillreviewthosetraitsthatmakeus Primates,alongwithsuchinterestinganimalsasthe lemursofMadagascar,theOldWorldMonkeys,and theGreatApesofAfrica. ST506,DinosaursandTheirWorld,2cr Prerequisites:ST523andST525;orconsentofthe instructor Thiscoursemeanstodowhatitstitleadvertises. Together,wewillgoonanadventuretolookat dinosaursandtheirworld,aworldatoncewith similaritiestoourown,andmanydifferences.Wewill exploreaworldaboutwhichweknowagreatdeal, butalsoaworldthatstillhasmanymoreunanswered questions.Wewilltakeajourneybackthroughso muchtimethattherealityoftimesdistanceisreduced tonumberswithoutasenseoftheactualenormityof thejourney.Andyeteventhatjourneyisbutasmall fractionofastillgreatertimescaleofourplanetand theuniverse. ST513,MolecularBiologyLaboratoryforTeachers,2cr Prerequisites:ST523and550;orconsentofinstructor Anintroductiontothetechniquesusedinmolecular biology,includingspectrophotometry,electrophoresis, gelfiltration,chromatography,hydrolysis,andthe analysisofbiologicalpolymers. ST515,HumanBiologyforTeachers,2cr Prerequisites:ST523and550;orconsentofinstructor Thiscourseisadiscussionofhealthrelatedissues forhumans,andtheprinciplesofandbiologicalbases fortheseissues.TopicsincludeAIDS,autoimmune diseases,organtransplants,artificialorgans, cardiovasculardiseases,regenerationprocesses,and birthcontrol. ST517,EnvironmentalStudies,2cr Prerequisites:ST523and550;orconsentofinstructor Thiscourseisastudyoftheinterrelationshipsof organismswiththeirphysicalandchemical environmentincludingthebiologicalinteractions amongpopulations,communities,ecosystems,and pollutants.

MST Courses:
Prerequisitesforallcourses:atleastoneyearofteaching experienceandcompetenceinbasiccoursesinsubjectmatter area,orconsentofinstructor. MSTcoursesmaynotbeusedtofulfilltherequirements ofanyotherundergraduateorgraduatedegreeofferedby NewMexicoTechwithoutpriorapprovalbythechairofthe department. Studentsmayreceiveanadditionalcreditofdirected studyforeachcoursewiththesubmissionofanaccepted projectandpapertotheprofessoroftherespectivecourse.

199 ST519,ModernGenetics,2cr Prerequisites:ST523and550;orconsentofinstructor Astudyofrecentdevelopmentsingeneticsincluding geneticengineering,genesplicing,andrecombinantDNA; alsonewconceptsofthestructureofDNA. ST523,SurveyofBiology,1cr Asurveyoflifefunctionsatthecellularlevelincludingthe structureoforganicmolecules,membranestructureand function,energymetabolism,cellularreproduction,and geneaction.Alsoincludesanintroductiontoevolution andphylogeneticsurveyofthekingdomsoflife. ST524,SurveyofChemistry,1cr Thiscourseisanintroductiontobasicchemical terminologyandnomenclature,modernatomicand moleculartheory,periodicitiesofchemicalbehavior,and thephysicalcharacteristicsandisotopicstabilityofthe elements.Thestudentwilllearnhowtoreadandwrite properlybalancedchemicalequations,makemeaningful predictionsbasedonstoichiometricrelationships,identify andquantifytheparticipantsinelectronandproton transferreactionsandestablishafoundationforpursuing moreadvancedstudiesinthechemical,physical,material, life,earthandenvironmentalsciences. ST525,SurveyofGeology,1cr Thiscoursecoversthefundamentalsofgeosciences, includingfieldbasedtraininginhowandwhygeology works.Mandatoryfieldtripswillintroduceparticipants totheessentialsofthestudyofEarthmaterials,with classroomsessionsdiscussingtheoriginoftheEarth,its landforms,andmaterials. ST526,SurveyofPhysics,1cr ExploreNewtonsthreeLawsofMotioninthis laboratorycourse.Handson,classtimeexperimentsare supplementedwithassignedreadings.Thiscourseisnot mathematicallyintensive. ST530,TechnicalCommunicationforTeachers,2cr Thetheoryandpracticeofwritingfortechnologyand science:labreports,proposals,abstracts,andscientific articles.Emphasiswillbeonaudienceawareness,editing, writing,anddocumentinginformation. ST531,ResearchandDocumentation,2cr Thiscoursecoversthevariouskindsofresearch(both primaryandsecondary)anddocumentation,particularly inthefieldsofscience,includinggatheringdata,writing (literaturereviews,reports,articles,bibliographies),and documentingcorrectly. ST540,RockinAroundNewMexico,1cr Explorelocalgeology,includingvolcanicrocks andhazards,seismichazards,mountainbuilding processes,andmineralresources.Twodaysofthe threedaycoursewillbespentinthefield,following anintroductorydaycomprisinggeologicexercisesand lecturepresentations.Eachyear,adifferentNew Mexicocommunityhoststhiscourse,cosponsoredby theNewMexicoBureauofGeology. ST541,GeologyandMiningEngineeringforTeachers I,2cr Prerequisites:ST525and550;orconsentofinstructor Thiscourseisastudyoftheprinciplesand technologyofmineraloccurrence,extraction,and refining.Fieldtripscomplementlecturesand laboratoryexperiments.EmphasisisonNewMexico basemetaldeposits. ST542,Timescapes:Momentous,WorldAltering Events,2cr Prerequisites:ST525;orconsentoftheinstructor Thiscourseisdesignedforsciencemajorsinterested indiscoveringthegreateventsoccurringoverthelast 4.5billionyearsofEarthhistory.Churchillsaid, Historyisjustonethingafteranother,butthe historyofplanetEarthcanbeviewedashavingbeen shapedbymomentous,worldalteringevents,millions ofyearsapart.Thesewillformthebasisofthiscourse. Thecoursewillmeetdistributionrequirementsfor sciencemajors. ST543,ForensicGeology,2cr Prerequisites:ST525;orconsentoftheinstructor ForensicGeologyisadisciplinewithanever expandingroleincriminology,environmentconcerns, andeventhewaragainstglobalterrorgeologists havemadeclaimstheycantellthelocationsof terroristleadersbystudyingtherocksvisiblebehind theminvideotapes.Thisdiscipline,aspecialtyofthe geosciences,collectsandstudiesearthmaterialsand theirassociations,includingrocks,sediments,soils, water,andanymanmadeproductsthattheycontain, withattentiontowardtheirsignificanceinregulatory andlegalareas.ThemarginsofForensicGeology overlapwithothersciences,includingbiology, chemistry,physics,anthropology,andarcheology.

200 ST547,FieldTechniquesinGeologyforTeachers,2cr Prerequisites:ST525and550;orconsentofinstructor Thiscoursecoversrockandmineralidentification, geochronology,stratigraphicsuccession,andpractical fieldmappingintheSanJuanBasin.Bepreparedfor rigorousactivityandprimitivecamping.Enrollment limited. ST548,GeologyoftheSouthwestNationalParksand NaturalResources,2cr Prerequisites:ST525and550;orconsentofinstructor Thisisafieldgeologycoursefocusingonregional geologicsettingsofthearidSouthwest,including identificationofrocksandminerals,geologic environments,andinterpretationofgeologicfielddata. ST550,MathematicsforTeachers,2cr Thiscourseisabasicsurveyoftheprinciplesof contemporarymathematics.Thecoursewillemphasize thealgebraofsetsandnumbers,exponentialsand logarithms,complexnumbers,vectorsandmatrices,and applicationsinscienceforeach. ST551,ConceptsinMathematicsforTeachers,2cr Prerequisites:ST550;orconsentofinstructor Examplesaretakenfromnumbertheory,algebra, geometry,andanalysis.Amenuofclassprojectswillbe provided,someofwhichareamenabletostudyand solutionbycomputer. ST552,CalculusonaComputer,2cr Prerequisites:ST550;orconsentofinstructor Studentslearntousecomputersoftwaretodosingle variablecalculus.Applicationsandgeometric understandingareemphasized.Nopreviouscalculusis required.Studentversionsofthesoftwareareavailable forpurchase. ST553,ProblemSolvingandRecreationalMathematics,2 cr Prerequisites:ST550;orconsentoftheinstructor Thiscoursecoversproblemsolvingtechniques,logic andmathematicalarguments,logicpuzzles,word problemsinalgebra,gamesofstrategyfortwoplayers, geometricaldissections,tilingpuzzles,andbasic combinatorics. ST554,MathematicalModeling,2cr Prerequisites:ST550;orconsentofinstructor Studentslearntheprocessofgoingfromarealworld problemtoamathematicalmodelandbacktoan interpretationofresults.Studentswillworkinsmall groupsonawidevarietyofapplications.Projectssuitable forclassroomusewillbedeveloped. ST556,ComputersandScienceTeaching,2cr Thiscoursecoversthegeneraltechniquesof computermaintenanceandupgrading,including hardwareandsoftware.BasicuseoftheWorldWide Web,includingsitesandtechniquesofspecialinterest toteachersisalsocovered. ST557,FractalsandChaos,2cr Prerequisites:ST550;orconsentofinstructor Thiscoursecoversthedevelopmentofthebasic geometryoffractals,usingbothdeterministicand randommethods,themathematicalideasbehind chaos,theconnectionsbetweentheideasofchaosand fractals,andapplications. ST558,ProbabilityandStatistics,2cr Prerequisites:ST550;orconsentofinstructor Thiscoursecoverstechniquesforthevisual presentationofnumericaldata;descriptivestatistics; introductionofsamplingandstatisticalinference, illustratedbyexamplesfromavarietyoffields. ST 561,WeatherandClimate,2cr Prerequisites:ST526;orconsentoftheinstructor Inthiscourse,studentswillstudythephysicaland chemicalprocessesthatareimportantfor understandingweatherandclimate:thermodynamics andtheflowofenergyintheatmosphere,cloud formationandprecipitation,solarandthermal radiation,thegreenhouseeffect,andthe photochemistryofozone. ST562,RadioAstronomyforTeachers,2cr Prerequisites:ST526and550;orconsentofinstructor Thiscourseisanintroductiontoobservationalradio astronomy.Itcoverssomegeneralconceptsof astronomyincludingelectromagneticradiation, motionsofastronomicalbodies,coordinatesystems,as wellassmallradiotelescopeoperationanddata collection.Theformatwillincludelectures,fieldtrips, handsonuseofopticalandradiotelescopes, independentteamresearch,documentation,and researchpresentations.Studentsmustbewillingto exploreindependentlyandworkinteams.Classhours varyduringtheweektoaccommodateobserving sessions.

ST563,OpticalAstronomyforTeachers,2cr Prequisites:ST526andST550;orconsentoftheinstructor Thiscourseexposesthestudenttothetechniquesof opticalobservationalastronomy.Theemphasisison correctuseofdigitalcamerasandanalysisofdigital images.Alsothecoursecoversbasicaspectsoffinding celestialobjectsinthenightsky.Studentsmustbewilling toexploreindependentlyandworkinteams.Classhours varyduringtheweektoaccommodateobservingsessions. ST564,GreatConceptsinPhysics,2cr Prerequisites:ST526and550;orconsentofinstructor Thiscoursecoverstheconceptsofphysicsfromthe Greekstothepresent,thetriumphsandquestionable philosophicalassumptionsofthescientificmethod, revolutionsofrelativityandquantumtheory.Extensive mathematicalbackgroundandlaboratoryworkarenot required. ST565,PhysicsofAviation,2cr Prerequisites:ST526andST550;orconsentoftheinstructor Thiscourseisabasicsurveyofaerodynamicswith emphasisontheprinciplesofphysicsthatapplytoflight. Thereisalimiteduseofmathematics,butnothingbeyond basicalgebra.Thecourseusesthemethodofdiscovery learningtointroducetheprinciplesofphysicstoflight. Thecourseisacombinationoflecture,inclassexercises andtakehomeactivities.Thereisoneshortinclass examinationandarequiredinclasspresentation. ST566,AtomsandMolecules,2cr Prerequisites:ST526and550;orconsentofinstructor Thiscourseisabriefintroductiontothequantum mechanicaldescriptionofthesubmicroscopicworld. Includingthequantumcomputer,nanotechnologies,the tunnelingmicroscope,QuantumZenoeffect,quantum teleportation,andactionatadistance. ST567,MissiontoMars,2cr Prerequisites:ST526;orconsentoftheinstructor TheSTARBASELaLuzAcademyMarsMissions Flight,forfifthgraders,involvesstudentsinplanningand preparingforasimulatedmannedmissionto Mars.Teachersguidetheirstudentsthroughaseriesof BaseOperations(includingcreatingamissionpatch, writingasaga,learningMarsfacts,anddesigningalife supportsystem)intheclassroomandthenbringstudents totheculminatingLinkUpDayactivityinthespring.The goaloftheMarsMissionsFlightistoincreasestudent interestandmotivationforstudyingscience,technology, engineering,andmathematics.Participatingteacherscan earngraduatecreditbysubmittingthefollowingitems: completelessonplansdevelopedforimplementingeachof theBaseOperationactivitiesintheirclassroom;alistof resourcesusedintheclassroomtoaccomplishtherequired BaseOperations;andalessonslearnedreportbasedon theirparticipationinthisactivity.

201 ST572,NewMexicoScienceandScientists; Conversations,2cr Prerequisites:none NewMexicoisuniqueintheU.S.inits concentrationofscientistsandintherangeofscience beingdonehere.Muchoftheresearchisonthecutting edge,beitdeepspaceradioastronomy,NewWorld archeology,orthenewestcomputerchips.New Mexicoscientistsareatworkinuniversities,colleges, museums,institutes,nationallaboratories,thestate andfederalgovernment,regionalentitiessuchasthe MiddleRioGrandeConservancy,andinminingand otherprivateindustries.Thecoursewillintroduce studentstomanyofthesescientistsinaninformal, conversationalsetting.Thiscourseisdesignedforboth scienceandnonsciencemajors. ST576,EnvironmentalChemistry,2cr Prerequisites:ST524and550;orconsentofinstructor Thiscourseisanevaluationofenvironmental problemsfromachemicalpointofview,including topicsinairpollution,photochemistry,solution chemistry,andheavymetalchemistry. ST577,RenewableEnergy,2cr Prerequisites:ST524andST526;orconsentofthe instructor RenewableEnergyisatotallyasynchronousweb coursecoveringthehistoric,current,andfutureuseof bothnonrenewableandrenewableenergysources,as wellastheformationanddistributionoftheseenergy sources.Thecourseisdividedinto16modules,onefor eachweekinthesemester.Thiscourserequiresfield tripparticipationforlocalstudents(2onedayfield tripstorenewableenergysites)andoffersalternatives tononlocalstudents. ST581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged Studyundertheguidanceofamemberofthe graduatefaculty.Ingeneral,subjectmatterwill supplementthatavailableinothergraduatecourse offerings. ST590,IndependentStudy,3cr ST591,Thesis(mastersprogram),6cr ST592,Seminar,1cr ThiscourseisthepresentationofthefinalMST project,ST590or591.Thepresentationcanbeeither oral,intheformofaseminaratNewMexicoTech,or anelectronicpublication.

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Engineering
Accreditation

Engineering Science
TheEngineeringSciencecoursesprovidethefundamentals engineeringtopicsforallengineeringprograms.Nospecific degreeisoffered.ForfurtherinformationcontacttheDeanof Engineering,Dr.OsmanInal.

Thebachelorsprogramsinchemicalengineering,civil engineering,electricalengineering,mechanicalengineering, environmentalengineering,materialsengineering,mineral engineeringandpetroleumengineeringareaccreditedby ABET,111MarketPlace,Suite1050,Baltimore,MD21202 4012.Telephone:410.347.7700.

Engineering Science Courses:


Themajorcontentofthesecoursesisdirectedtowardthe fundamentalcoresubjectsofengineering. ES110,IntroductiontoEngineering,2cr,1clhr,3labhrs Corequisite:MATH103 Introductiontostructureandethicsintheengineering profession.Theconceptofproblemsolving.Introduction toengineeringanalysisanddesign,graphical communication,basiccomputerskills.ManualandCAD engineeringgraphics. ES111,ComputerProgrammingforEngineers,3cr,2clhrs, 3labhrs Corequisite:MATH131 Engineeringcomputerproblemsolvingusingahigh levelprogramminglanguage.Algorithmandprogram developmentanddocumentation.Emphasisisplacedon programminglogicalandconcisesolutionstoavarietyof problemsdrawingfromengineeringdisciplinesof mechanics,civil,electrical,industrial,andeconomics. ES201,Statics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS121 Corequisite:MATH231 Forcesandmomentsactingonrigidbodiesin equilibrium,distributedforcesincludinghydrostatic forces,friction,momentofinertia,andproblemsolution bycomputer. ES216,EngineeringFluidMechanics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ES201 Corequisite:MATH231 Fundamentalsoffluidmechanicsincludingfluidstatics, velocityofcontinuousmedia,continuity,andmomentum balance.Introductionoflaminarandturbulentflows, similitude,dimensionlessanalysis,Bernoullisequation, frictionfactor,introductiontopumpandcompressor selection. ES302,MechanicsofMaterials,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ES111orCS111;ES201passedwithgradeCor better;MATH231 Relationshipsbetweenexternalforcesactingon deformablebodiesandthestressesandstrainsproduced; tension,compression,torsion,shear,bending,and problemsolutionbycomputer.Failurecriteria.Designof membersandsystems.

Professional Examinations
Allengineeringmajorsarerequiredtotakethe FundamentalsinEngineering(FE)[previouslyknownasthe EngineerinTrainingorEIT]examinationasarequirement forgraduation.Thisexaminationistheentrylevel requirementforthoseindividualswhointendtoattaina professionalengineerstatus.TheFEexaminationisgivenin thefallandspringeachyearatNewMexicoTech.TheFE examinationisanationalexamination;therefore,theresults aretransferabletoanystateorterritoryoftheUnitedStates.

Minors
AerospaceEngineering BiomedicalEngineering CivilEngineering ElectricalEngineering EnvironmentalEngineering ExplosivesEngineering MaterialsEngineering MineralEngineering PetroleumEngineering PolymerScienceEngineering

ES303,EngineeringDynamics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ES111orCS111;ES201passedwithgradeCor better;MATH335 Kinematicsandkineticsofparticles,systemsof particles,andrigidbodies;momentumandenergy methods;andproblemsolutionbycomputer. ES305,EngineeringAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ES216,302;MATH335;orconsentof instructor SolutionoflinearsystemsofequationsusingGaussian eliminationandmatrixmethods.Scalarandvectorfields; gradient;divergence;curl;line,surfaceandvolume integrals;GreenstheoremandStokestheorem.Solutions topartialdifferentialequationsfromheattransfer, mechanicalvibrations,andfluidmechanicsusing separationofvariables,seriesandLaplacetransforms. (SameasMENG305) ES316,EngineeringEconomics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ES111 Professionalethics.Economicdecisionmakingfor engineeringalternatives.Useofcompoundinterestand depreciationcalculationstocomparetherelativeeconomy ofinvestmentsandprocedures.Theapplicationof economicprinciplessuchasreturnoninvestment, leverage,andpresentworthtoengineeringproblems.Use ofPCcomputerprograms.Thiscourseisnotavailablefor socialsciencecredit. ES332,ElectricalEngineering,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:PHYS122;MATH335 Analysisofsteadystatelinearcircuits,balancedthree phasepower,transformers.Electromechanicalenergy conversion.Semiconductordevicesandapplications. ES347,Thermodynamics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CHEM122;MATH132;ES111 Corequisites:ES216;PHYS122;MATH231 Introductionofthefirstandsecondlawsof thermodynamicsandtheirapplicationstoengineering powercycles.Carnotcycle,Rankinecycle,refrigeration cycle,Ottocycle,andDieselcycle. ES350,HeatandMassTransfer,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ES216 Corequisite:MATH335 Fundamentalsofheattransfer,steadyandunsteady stateconduction,convectionandradiation.Fundamentals ofmasstransfer,steadyandunsteadystate,diffusion,and convection.Dimensionlessanalysis,equipment. ES405L,Instrumentation,Measurement,andProcess ControlLaboratory,1cr,3labhrs Prerequisite:ES111;MATH335 Laboratoryexercisesinvolvinginstrumentationand designofbasiccontrolsystems. ES489,SpecialTopicsinEngineeringScience,3cr,3clhrs ES491,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged

Chemical Engineering

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(www.nmt.edu/~cheme) AssociateProfessorBretz AssistantProfessorsLeClerc(AssociateChair),Riley,Tartis AdjunctFacultyBickel,Cal,Dunston,Lee, LaboratoryAssociatePrice DegreeOffered:B.S.inChemicalEngineering ChemicalEngineeringisconsideredoneofthebase engineeringdisciplineswithapplicationsinnearlyevery facetoflife.Thedevelopmentandproductionoffood, pharmaceuticals,fuels,semiconductors,detergents, fertilizers,plastics,andpaperhaveallbeendrivenbythe ingenuityofchemicalengineers.Currentfrontiersbeing exploredbyChemicalEngineersincludebiofuels, renewableenergy,newbatteries,nanotechnology,fuel cells,microsensors,explosives,andothercritical technologiesimportanttothe21stcentury.Chemical engineeringgraduatesfindchallengingcareersinabroad spectrumoffieldsincludingpetroleum,chemical, plastics,paper,semiconductor,pharmaceutical,and biotechnology.Atthesametime,thebreadthofa chemicalengineeringbackgroundhelpsgraduates flourishincareerssuchasmedicine,patentlaw,and technicalmarketing. ThroughouttheChemicalEngineeringcurriculum, wefocusonthedevelopmentofcompleteengineerswho canfosterinnovationthroughknowhowandchampion ideasthrougheffectivecommunication.Wedelivera thorougheducationwithinsightfulteaching,an innovativecurriculum,researchopportunities,summer jobexperiences,andchannelsforpermanent,successful careers.Eachyear,ourprogramisreviewedbyan outsideadvisoryboardofprofessionals,whohelpensure thatourgraduatesarewellpreparedforlifelong successfulcareersintheexcitingarrayoffieldsopento chemicalengineers. Animportantpartofthechemicalengineering experienceatNewMexicoTechistheabundanceof opportunitiestoparticipateincuttingedgeresearch projectsofourfacultyandstaff.Virtuallyallofour graduatesengageinsignificantresearchprojectsand/or internshipswhileworkingtowardB.S.degreesin ChemicalEngineering.Examplesofareasofresearch opentoTechchemicalengineeringundergraduates includeenergeticmaterials,fuelcells,nanocomposite materials,membraneseparations,computersimulation, bioenergy,andthinfilmplasmaprocessing.Numerous opportunitiesexistforsummerresearchinternships, includingemploymentatthenearbySandiaandLos Alamosnationallabsaswellastheresearchdivisionson campus.

Tolearnmore,theStudentHandbooksectionofthe ChemicalEngineeringwebsite(www.nmt.edu/~cheme)isan excellentresourcewithquicklinksandgreatinsightsto takingadvantageoftheoutstandingeducational opportunitiesatNewMexicoTech.

204 Allengineeringmajorsarerequiredtotakethe FundamentalsinEngineering(FE)examasarequirement forgraduation. SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofSciencein ChemicalEngineering Tohelpplanyourcourseofstudy,besuretousethedegree flowchartfoundintheStudentHandbookatwww.nmt.edu/ ~cheme Semester1 2 ES110(introtoengineering) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 MATH131(calculusI) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 3 SocialScience 16Totalcredithours Semester2 3 ES111(computerprogramming) 4 MATH132(calculusII) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 16Totalcredithours Semester3 3 ChE326(introtochemicalengineering) 4 MATH231(calculusIII) 3 ES201(statics) 4 CHEM311&311L(analytical) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglishII) 17Totalcredithours Semester4 3 ES216(fluidmechanics) 3 ES347(engineeringthermodynamics) 3 MATH335(ordinarydifferentialequations) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 Humanities 17Totalcredithours Semester5 3 ChE349(ChEthermodynamics) 3 EE211(circuits)orES332(electricalengineering) 3 ES350(heatandmasstransfer) 1 ES405L(instrumentation) 4 CHEM331&331L(physical) 3 SocialScience 17Totalcredithours Semester6 1 ChE345L(juniordesign) 3 ChE351(kinetics) 3 ChE352(separationprocesses) 3 ES316(engineeringeconomics) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 4 MATE 202 & 202L or 235 & 235L (materials engineering) 17Totalcredithours

Program Educational Objectives


Thefollowingobjectiveshavebeenestablishedbythe programfacultyinconjunctionwithourstudentsand advisorsfromindustry.Theydescribethecharacteristicsand expectedaccomplishmentsofourfuturealumni. 1. Ourgraduateswillbecompleteengineerswhocan:solve problems,experiment,innovate,beresourceful,and championideasthrougheffectivecommunication. 2. Ourgraduateswillpossessanunderstandingofthebroad reachofamodernChemicalEngineeringeducationand thearrayofknowledgerequiredtoimplementsolutions whichwillbenefitoursociety. 3. Ourgraduateswillbeengagedinsuccessfulcareers coveringthespectrumoffieldswhichrequireacommand oftheprinciplesofChemicalEngineering. 4. Ourgraduateswillbenefitfromalifelongloveoflearning, openingdoorstograduatestudyandenablinggraduates toadapttochangesandopportunitiesintheprofession.

Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Minimumcredithoursrequired136 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87), thefollowing courses are required: ChE326(3),345L(1),349(3),351(3),352(3),443&443L (3),445L(1),461(3),462(3),485(1) CHEM311&311L(4),331&331L(4),333&333L(4) ES110(2),111(3),201(3),216(3),302(3),316(3), 347(3),350(3),405L(1) EE211(3)orES332(3) MATH231(4),335(3) MATE202&202Lor235&235L(4) Chemistry/BiologyElective(3)Anyupperdivision chemistryorbiologycourseapprovedbytheadvisor Engineering/TechnicalElectives(6)Upperdivision engineeringorotherapprovedcourses.Theseelectives shouldgenerallybeChemicalEngineeringorother engineeringprogramcoursesatthe300,400or500level. Advancedcoursesinchemistry,biology,mathematics,and computerscienceareencouraged.ChemicalEngineering technicalelectivecoursesincludeChE463,464,470,472, 473,474,475,and489.Consultthesemesterscheduleand youradvisorfortheavailabilityofothertechnicalelectives ofinterest. Chemicalengineeringmajorsmustmaintainaminimum GPAof2.0inrequiredcoursesinordertograduate.

205 Semester7 1 ChE445L(unitoperationslab) 3 ChE461(plantdesignI) 1 ChE485(seniorseminar) 3 ES302(strengthofmaterials) 4 CHEM333&333L(organic) 3 Engineering/TechnicalElective 3 Humanities/SocialScience 18Totalcredithours Semester8 2 ChE443(processcontrol) 1 ChE443L(processcontrollab) 3 ChE462(plantdesignII) 3 Chemistry/BiologyElective 3 Engineering/TechnicalElective 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 18Totalcredithours

ChE351,ChemicalProcessKinetics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ChE326,349 Offeredspringsemester Fundamentalsofchemicalreactionkineticsand chemicalreactordesign.Developmentofrateequations forbothhomogeneousandheterogeneousreactions, catalysis,diffusioncontrolledreactions,andtransport processes.(PreviouslyofferedasChE451) ChE352,SeparationProcesses,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ChE349;ES350 Offeredspringsemester Theprocessapproachtosolvingproblemsthat involveequilibriuminbinaryandmulticomponent mixtures.Phaseequilibrium,absorption,distillation (binaryandmulticomponent),liquidliquidextraction, leaching.Designofstagedoperationsforseparating gasliquid,liquidliquid,solidliquid,andgassolid mixtures.(PreviouslyofferedasChE442) ChE443,ProcessDynamicsandControl,2cr,2clhrs Prerequisites:MATH335and(ES350orES314) Processdynamicsandcontroltheoryappliedto chemical,mechanical,andotherengineeringprocesses. Designofcontrolsystems. ChE443L,ChemicalProcessDynamics&ControlLab,1 cr,3labhrs Corequisite:ChE443 Computermodelingofsystemdynamics.Design, implementation,andtuningofprocesscontrolsystems forchemicalprocesses. ChE445L,UnitOperationsLab,1cr,3labhrs Prerequisite:ChE352 Offeredfallsemester Laboratoryexercisestoillustrateheatexchange,fluid flow,andmasstransportphenomenaincommonunit operationsfoundinthechemicalprocessindustries. ChE461,ChemicalPlantDesign,Economics,and ManagementI,3cr,1clhr,6labhrs Prerequisites:ES316orconsentofinstructor Offeredfallsemester Atwosemestersequenceofcoursesinwhicha designprojectisusedtoillustrateprinciplesand processesofchemicalplantdesign,economics,and management.Lecturetopicsincludeintellectual property,capitalandoperatingcostestimation,energy conservation,designoptimizationandscalingof chemicalprocesses.Useofcommerciallyavailable processsimulationsoftwareemphasized.

Minor in Polymer Science


Minimumcredithoursrequired19 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: CHEM334(3),446(3) MATE202&202L(4)or235&235L(4) MATE351(3),474(3) ChE473(3)

Chemical Engineering Courses:


ChE326,PrinciplesofChemicalEngineering,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ES111;MATH132 Offeredfallsemester Introductiontostoichiometriccomputations.Calculations ofenergyandmaterialbalance.Elementaryprocessanalysis andreactordesign.Singleandmultiphasesystems.(Same asMETE326) ChE345L,ChemicalEngineeringDesignLab,1cr,3labhrs Prerequisites:ES216,347,and350 Offeredspringsemester Teamorientedprojectdesign.Introductiontodesign fundamentalsandcreativeproblemsolvingtechniques. Writtenandoralpresentationssummarizingteamprogress. ChE349,ChemicalEngineeringThermodynamics,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:MATH231;ES347isrecommended Offeredfallsemester Thetheoryandengineeringapplicationsoftheproperties ofmixtures,phaseandchemicalreactionequilibria.(Same asMATE350)

206 ChE462,ChemicalPlantDesign,Economics,and ManagementII,3cr,1clhr,6labhrs Prerequisite:ChE461 Offeredspringsemester ContinuationofChE461. ChE473,PolymerMaterialsEngineering,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE202orconsentofinstructor Offeredeveryfallsemester Introductiontoclassesandperformanceproperties ofpolymericmaterials.Methodsofpolymersynthesis andprocessing.Specialemphasisonstructure, viscoelasticity,andmechanicalproperties. ChE474,PolymerProcessingandCharacterization,3cr, 2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:MATE202orconsentofinstructor Apracticalandhandsoncoursecoveringthe essentialsofpolymerprocessingandpolymer materialscharacterization.Asurveyofpolymer processingtechniqueswithemphasisonthe fundamentalsofextrusion.Labtopicsinclude: extruderoperation,compounding,scanning calorimetry,rheometry,andmechanicaltesting.Field tripstomanufacturingfacilities.(SameasMATE474) ChE475,ExplosivesSurety,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Upperclassstandingorconsentofinstructor Offeredspringsemester Anintroductiontoexplosivesandotherenergetic materials.Thebasicchemicalcompositions, propertiesandenvironmentaleffectsofcommercial, military,andimprovised(terrorist)explosivesand somepyrotechnicswillbecompared.Thebasic physicsofshockwavesanddetonation.Explosive effects,blastdetection,taggingandenvironmental issues.Casestudiesorrecentbombingswillbeused todescribeavarietyofterroristapproaches.Safetyin handlingofexplosivematerialsandclassificationsfor transportationandstorage.(SameasEXPL414.) ChE485,SeniorSeminar,1cr,3labhrs Prerequisite:Seniorstandingorconsentofinstructor Offeredfallsemester Studentandoutsidespeakerpresentationsoftopics ofcurrentinterest.Peerandvideoreviewofeach studentswork.Careerplanning. ChE491,IndependentStudy,hrsandcrstobearranged Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor Individualstudyofchemicalengineeringproblems ofspecialinterest.

Elective Courses
ChE463,DesignandAnalysisofExperiments,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Seniorstanding Methodsofstatisticsandmodelingimportanttomany problemsinmaterialsscienceandengineering.Examples arechosenfromanumberofactualexperiences.Safety considerationsandexperimentdesignincludinganalysis ofrisk,howrisksmaybeintegrated,andhowformal proceduresshouldbeestablished.Theuseofinformation sources,suchasmaterialssafetydatasheets(MSDS). (SameasMATE430) ChE464,NaturalGasEngineering,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PETR245orChE349 Offeredfallsemester Compositionandpropertiesofnaturalgas.Gas separatordesign.Recoveryofliquefiableproductsfrom gas.Conditioning,transmission,andcompression, measurementofgas,gaspipelinedesign,andgasstorage. (SameasPETR464) ChE470,FuelCellTechnology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor Theprinciplesoffuelcelltechnology,including classificationoffuelcellsandoperatingmechanisms. Analysisoftheunderlyingthermodynamicsandphysical factorswhichgovernfuelcellperformanceandefficiency. Cellcomponentsandintegrativecelldesign. ChE472,AdvancedTransportPhenomena,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ES216and350orMATE314orconsentof instructor Advancedtopicsinmomentum,heat,andmass transfer.NewtonianandnonNewtonianfluidbehavior andlaminarflowproblems,elementaryturbulentflow concepts,energybalanceapplicationsinincompressible fluidflow,flowandvacuumproduction.Fourierslaw andthermalconductivityofmaterials,steadystateand timedependentheatconduction,applicationin solidification,elementaryconvectiveheattransfer. Diffusivityofmaterials,diffusioningases,liquidsand solidsandthroughporousmedia,timedependent diffusion,andinterphasemasstransfer.

Faculty Research Interests


BretzTransportPhenomena,PhaseBehavior, NaturalGasProcessing TartisBiomedicalEngineering,TargetedDrug Delivery

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Civil Engineering
ProfessorCal(ChairofDepartment) AssociateProfessorRichardson AssistantProfessorsBudek,Wilson AdjunctFacultyGhosh,Hendrickx,McCord,McMullin,Kuhn DegreeOffered:B.S.inCivilEngineering;Areasof Specialization:Geotechnical,WaterResources,and Structural

Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Minimumcredithoursrequired132 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page 87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: CE101(1),201(3),301(3),302(3),401(3),402(3),CE 406(3),CE407(3),413(3),423(3),481(3) ES316(3) ES110(2),111(3),201(3),216(3),302(3) MATH231(4),283(3),335(3) ME220(3),420(3) BasicScienceElective3creditsfromthefollowing: BIOL111,ERTH101,ERTH120,ERTH130,ERTH140, ERTH150.Studentsarenotrequiredtotakethe accompanyinglabunlessitisrequiredbytheBiology/ EarthSciencedepartment. TechnicalElectives(12):Minimumof12credithours fromthelistofapprovedcivilengineeringelectives. Studentsmaytakeapprovedelectivecoursesfrom morethanonespecialtyareatosatisfytheB.S.degree withoutpriorapprovalfromtheiradvisororthe DepartmentChair.Coursesaregroupedbyspecialty toassiststudentswhomaywanttospecializeina particulararea. Civilengineeringapprovedelectivesinclude: Geotechnical(12):CE420(3),CE422(3),ME360(3), ME409(3),ME427(3),ME434(3),ME442(4),EXPL XXX(3) WaterResources(12):ENVE201(3),ENVE301(3), ENVE303(3),ENVE304(3),ENVE406(3),ERTH440 (4),ERTH441(1),ERTH442(1),ERTH443(1),ES347 (3),ES350(3) Structural(12):CE410(3),CE412(3),CE414(3),CE 418(3),CE420(3),MATE470(3),MENG304(3), MENG441(3),ME409(3),ME434(3),EXPLXXX(3) Additionaltechnicalelectivesmustbeapprovedbythe DepartmentChair. StudentspursuingaB.S.inCivilEngineeringmust takeallengineeringcoursesforalettergrade. Civilengineeringmajorsmustmaintainaminimum GPAof2.0inrequiredcoursesinordertograduate.All engineeringmajorsarerequiredtotakethe FundamentalsinEngineering(FE)examasarequirement forgraduation.

Department Mission Statement


Theprimaryobjectiveofthisprogramistoproducewell balancedcivilengineerscapableofenteringthecivil engineeringprofessionorcontinuingtheirstudiesatthe graduatelevel.Graduateswillbewellpreparedtosolve currentcivilengineeringproblems,andtheywillhavethe abilitytoadapttoproblemsofthefuture. Theachievementsofcivilengineersarewellknownto thegeneralpublic,becausecivilengineersbuildtheworlds infrastructure.Indoingso,theycanshapethehistoryof nations.Projectsthatcivilengineersworkoninclude: airports,bridges,buildings,damsandwaterways,drainage andsewersystems,cityroads,andhighways. Theundergraduateprogramoffersabalancedapproach tocivilengineeringeducation.Studentstakeacommoncore ofcivilengineeringcourses,andtheycanspecializeinthe areasofgeotechnical,waterresources,orstructural engineering.Theprogramisalsodesignedtogivestudentsa solidfoundationinengineeringandscience.Studentstake coursesinchemistry,physics,andmath,inadditiontoacore setofengineeringcoursescommontomostengineering disciplines.Thecivilengineeringcoursesteachstudentsthe fundamentalsofengineeringdesign,aswellaspotential applications.Studentsaretaughthowtousecomputer softwaretoexpeditethedesignprocess,andtheyarealso taughthowtobalanceengineeringdesignswitheconomic constraints.Duringtheirsenioryear,undergraduate studentsworkwithaprofessoronadesignproject.

Program Educational Objectives


1. Todevelopgraduatesthefunctionsuccessfullyinthe fundamentalareasofcivilengineering,andwithina specialty,suchasstructural,geotechnicalorwater resourcesengineering. 2. Topreparegraduatesforadvancededucationincivil engineeringandrelatedfields,andforprofessional licensure.

208 SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceDegreein CivilEngineering Semester1 1 CE101(civilengineeringseminar) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 2 ES110(drafting) 4 MATH131(calculus) 3 BasicScience* 17Totalcredithours * Basic Science Elective from one of the following: BIOL 111, ERTH 101, ERTH 120, ERTH 140, ERTH 150 Semester2 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 3 ES111(computerprogramming) 4 MATH132(calculus) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 15Totalcredithours Semester3 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 3 ES201(statics) 4 MATH231(calculus) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 16Totalcredithours Semester4 3 ES216(fluidmechanics) 3 ES302(mechanicsofmaterials) 3 MATH335(ordinarydifferentialequations) 3 ME220(surveyingandmappreparation) 6 Humanities/SocialScience 18Totalcredithours Semester5 3CE201(materials,properties,andtesting) 3 CE302(structures) 3 ME420(soilmechanics) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 MATH283(statistics) 3 SocialScience 18Totalcredithours Semester6 3 CE301(construction) 3 CE401(finiteelementanalysis) 3 CE402(transportation) 3ES316(engineeringpracticeandeconomics) 3 CEElective 3 SocialScience 18Totalcredithours

Semester7 3 CE406(steel) 3 CE407(concrete) 6 CEElectives 3 Humanities 15Totalcredithours Semester8 3 CE413(foundationdesign&analysis) 3 CE423(openchannelhydraulics) 3 CE481(seniordesign) 3 CEElective 3 Humanities 15Totalcredithours

Approved Civil Engineering Electives


CEstudentsmusttakeaminimumof12electivecredit hours.Studentsmaytakeapprovedelectivecourses frommorethanonespecialtyareatosatisfytheB.S. degreewithoutpriorapprovalfromtheiradvisororthe DepartmentChair.Coursesaregroupedbyspecialtyto assiststudentswhomaywanttospecializeinaparticular area. WaterResourcesEngineering 3 ENVE201(environmentalengineering) 3 ENVE301(appliedprinciplesofenvironmental engineering) 3 ENVE303(watertreatmentprocessdesign) 3 ENVE304(wastewatertreatmentprocessdesign) 3 ENVE406(environmentalengineeringunit operations) 4 ERTH440(hydrologicaltheoryandfieldmethods) 1 ERTH441(aquifermechanics) 1 ERTH442(vadosezoneprocesses) 1 ERTH443(atmosphericdynamicsandrainfall processes) 3 ES347(engineeringthermodynamics) 3 ES350(heatandmasstransfer) GeotechnicalEngineering 3 CE420(pavementdesign) 3 CE422(geotechnicalwastecontainmentdesign) 3 ME360(explorationandfieldmapping) 3 ME409(designofstructures) 3 ME427(siteinvestigation) 3 ME434(drilling&blasting) 4 ME442(appliedgeomechanics) 3 Someexplosives(EXPL)coursescheckwith DepartmentChair

209 StructuralEngineering 3CE410(reinforcedmasonryandtimberdesign) 3 CE412(advanceddesignofsteelstructures) 3 CE414(advanceddesignofconcretestructures) 3 CE418(structuraldynamics) 3 CE420(pavementdesign) 3 MATE470(corrosionphenomena) 3 MENG304(advancedstrengthofmaterials) 3 MENG441(dynamicsandvibrationsinstructural design) 3 ME409(designofstructures) 3 ME434(drilling&blasting) 3 Someexplosives(EXPL)coursescheckwith DepartmentChair Additionaltechnicalelectivesmustbeapprovedbythe DepartmentChair. CE401FiniteElementAnalysisforCivilEngineers,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CE302orconsentofinstructor Introductiontofiniteelementanalysis(FEA)for CivilEngineeringstudents.Studentswilllearnthe fundamentalsofFEA,andtheywilllearntouse softwarepackagestoanalyzecomplexstructures. Topicsinclude:1Dsystems,trusses,2Dproblems, axissymmetricsolids,beams,frames,andsometypes of3Dproblems. CE402,IntroductiontoTransportationEngineering,3 cr,3clhrs Introductiontothedesign,planning,operation, management,andmaintenanceoftransportation systems.Principlesforplanningintegratedmulti modaltransportationsystems(highways,air,rail, etc.).Introductiontothelayoutofhighways,airports, andrailroadswithtrafficflowmodels,capacity analysis,andsafety.Functionaldesignconceptsfor boththefacilitiesandsystemsareasofstudywithlife cyclecostingproceduresandcriteriaforoptimization. CE406,DesignofSteelStructures,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CE302orconsentofinstructor Behavioranddesignofsteelmemberssubjectedto tension,compressionandflexuralloads,accordingto AISCspecifications.Topicscoveredinclude:elastic andinelasticdesign,bucklingofbeamsandcolumns, andstructuralconnections. CE407,DesignofConcreteStructures,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CE302orconsentofinstructor Studyofthestrength,behavioranddesignof reinforcedconcretemembers,includingbeams, columnsandslabs.Topicscoveredwillinclude serviceabilityofbeamsandslabs,controlofdeflections andcracking,sheardesign,andbonding. CE410,ReinforcedMasonryandTimberDesign,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisite:CE302orconsentofinstructor Reinforcedmasonrydesigntopicscoveredinclude: thepropertiesandperformanceofmasonrymaterials; designcriteriaandmethodsinreinforcedmasonry; anddesignexamplesincludingreinforcedmasonry walls,masonrycolumnsandpilasters,andrectangular beams.Timbertopicscoveredinclude:designof beams,columns,trusses,anddiaphragmsinwood; designofgluelaminatedbeams;designofwood connections;useoftimberdesigncodesandthe InternationalBuildingCode(IBC).

Minor in Civil Engineering


Minimumcredithoursrequired18 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: 18totalcredithoursofCEcourses,ME420,orME422

Civil Engineering Courses


CE101,CivilEngineeringSeminar,1cr,1clhrs Briefoverviewofcivilengineeringtopics,including structures,waterresources,geotechnicaland transportationengineeringintheformofseminarsby faculty,andguestspeakersfromindustry,consulting,and government. CE201,ConstructionMaterials,Properties,andTesting,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM122 Mechanicalbehaviorofengineeringmaterials, includingmetals,ceramics,polymers,concrete,wood, bitumens,andasphalticconcretes;explanationsof macroscopicbehaviorintermsofphenomenaatthe microscopiclevel. CE301,IntroductiontoConstructionEngineering,3cr,3cl hrs Topicscoveredinclude:contractingandbonding, planningandscheduling,estimating,projectcontrol,and productivitymodels. CE302,IntroductiontoStructuralEngineering,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ES201,302orconsentofinstructor Basictopicsintheanalysis,behavior,anddesignof trussesandframedstructuresunderstaticloads;analysis topicsincludememberforcesintrusses,shearand momentdiagrams,deflections,simpleapplicationsofthe forcemethodandslopedeflection;andanintroductionto computerapplicationsbymeansofageneralpurpose structuralanalysisprogram.

210 CE412,AdvancedDesignofSteelStructures,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CE406orconsentofinstructor Behavioranddesignofstructuralsteelbeams,columns, frames,andconnections.Topicsinclude:elasticand inelasticdesign,compositebeamdesign,stabilityofbeams andcolumns,behaviorofsteelframestructures,designof boltedandweldedconnections,metallurgicaland mechanicalpropertiesofwelds,bracedframeandmoment framedesignforlateralloads.Extensiveuseofthecurrent AISCLRFDdesigncode. CE413,FoundationDesignandAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CE302,ME420orconsentofinstructor Principlesoffoundationengineering.Shearstrengthof soil.Theoriesrelatedtoanddesignofretainingstructures, shallowfoundations,deepfoundations,andslope stability. CE414,AdvancedDesignofConcreteStructures,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:CE407orconsentofinstructor Topicscoveredinclude:strutandtiemodels,footings, retainingwalls,principlesofprestressedconcrete, materialsandtechniquesusedinthesesystems, advantagesanddisadvantagesofprestressingmethods overregularreinforcedconcrete,andthedesignof prestressedconcretestructures,suchasaxiallyloaded members,beams(forflexureandshear),andslabs. CE418,StructuralDynamics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Math335andCE302orconsentofinstructor Fundamentalsofstructuraldynamics.Analysisof singleandmultidegreeoffreedomstructuressubjectedto varioustypesofvibrations.Topicscoveredwillinclude structuralresponsestofree,harmonicandperiodic excitations,stepandpulseexcitations,andearthquake loads. CE420,PavementMaterialsandDesign,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CE201orES302 Analysis,behavior,performance,andstructuraldesignof pavementsforhighways,bridgesandairfields.Topics include:climaticfactors,maintenancestrategiesandlife cycledesigneconomics,trafficloadings,recycled pavementmaterials,evaluationbynondestructivetesting (roughness,skidresistance,structuralcapacity), destructivetesting,andrehabilitationofpavement systems. CE422,GeotechnicalWasteContainmentDesign,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisites:ME420;MATH335 Designproceduresconsistingofwastedisposal methods,variouscontainmentsystems,andassociated remediationtechniques.Wastecharacterizationand soilwasteinteractions,contaminanttransportinlow permeabilitysoils,geosyntheticsandsoilmaterialsuse inwastecontainment,remedialissuesofsolidification andstabilizationandbarrierdesign,andlandfilland surfaceimpoundmentrelateddesign,includingliners, leachateandgascollectionandremoval,finalcovers, staticandseismicslopestability,andsettlement analysis.Geotechnicalproblemdefinition,application offieldandlaboratorytestdata,useofcomputer modelsforanalysisanddesign. CE423,OpenChannelHydraulics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ES216 Conservationlawsfortransientflowinopen channels.Analysisofsimplewaves,hydraulicjumps, nonreflectiveboundaryconditions,dambreaks, overlandflows.Predictionandmitigationofflood waves. CE481,SeniorEngineeringDesign,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Seniorstanding Asemesterlongcivilengineeringdesignproject organizedanddirectedbyafacultymember. CE491,SpecialTopicsinCivilEngineering,23cr Prerequisite:Seniorstandingorconsentofinstructor Newanddevelopingareasofknowledgeincivil engineeringofferedtoaugmenttheformalcourse offerings.

Faculty Research Interests


CalAirqualityengineering,chemicalfateand transport,transportationengineering,blast responsetostructures GhoshMacrobehaviorofcomposites,structural healthmonitoringandrestoration HendrickxVadosezonehydrology,waterandsalt balanceofnaturalandirrigatedsystems, evapotranspiration,remotesensing,soilphysics, electromagneticinduction KuhnGeotechnicalengineering McCordWaterresourcesengineering McMullinStructuralengineering RichardsonBiologicalwastewatertreatment, groundwatercontamination,siteremediation WilsonStructuralvibrationcontrol,fuzzycontrol, earthquakeengineering

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Computer Science and Engineering


Professors Soliman, Sung Associate Professors Liebrock (Chair of the Department), Mazumdar Assistant Professors Fu, Shin, Zheng Adjunct Faculty Anselmo, Lassez, Liu, Mukkamala Emeritus Faculty Stavely

Mission
ThemissionoftheComputerScienceand EngineeringProgramistoproducecomputerscience graduateswho,trainedinthedesign,implementation, andanalysisofcomputationalsystemsandskilledin technicalcommunication,willcontributetowardsthe advancementofcomputingscienceandtechnology.

DegreesOffered:B.S.,M.S.,andPh.D.inComputerScience The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is focused on an exciting and rapidly growing body of knowledge with constantly changing emphasis. The curriculum of the department includes courses in both theory and application. It prepares students to apply the principles of logic and mathematics to the design and construction of hardware and software systems using current engineering paradigms and also exposes them to major applications of computing. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. The program emphasizes fundamental principles while striking a careful balance between the applications of computer technology and the theory of computing. In addition to the required fundamental computer science courses, students must also take technical electives to broaden their knowledge in major computer science application areas. Graduates of this program will be well prepared for both industry employment and graduate study. TheMaster of Science in Computer Science program is designed for students who wish to further broaden or deepen their knowledge of computer science and applications. Both thesis and non-thesis options are offered; an independent study report is required for the non-thesis option. Masters students usually participate in faculty research projects to complete their thesis or independent study. NewMexicoTechsDepartmentofComputerScienceand EngineeringalsooffersaPh.D. in Computer Science program. This program gives students the opportunity to take courses, to select committee members, to use the resources of the department, and to pursue research in a fairly large number of areas of computer science and its applications. Thedepartmenthasbeencertified,since2002,bythe NationalSecurityAgencyandtheDepartmentofHomeland SecurityasaNationalCenterofAcademicExcellencein InformationAssuranceEducation. Thedepartmenthasitsownnetworkofcomputersand serversplusavarietyofotherequipmentinseveral laboratories.TheTechComputerCentersupportsalarger networkthatisalsoavailabletothedepartment.Computing equipmentattheresearchlabsassociatedwithTechincludes bothsymmetricmultiprocessorsandspecialpurpose massivelyparallelcomputers.Thedepartmentalsohas accesstomassivelyparallelmachinesatnationallaboratories andsupercomputingcenters.

Program Educational Objectives


WithinafewyearsofgraduatingwithaB.S.degreein ComputerScience,ourstudentswilldemonstratethat theyhave: 1. theabilitytodesign,implement,andanalyze computationalsystems; 2. thecapabilitytotacklecomplexcomputerscience andengineeringrelatedproblemsintherealworld; 3. contributedtowardstheadvancementofcomputing scienceandtechnology 4. thecapacitytoworkeffectivelywithpeersin computationaltasks;and 5. cognizanceofethical,social,andlegalissues pertainingtocomputerscienceandengineering.

Program Outcomes
TheundergraduateacademicprograminComputer Sciencewillenableourgraduatestoacquirebythetime oftheirgraduation: 1. theabilitytodesign,implement,andtestsmall softwareprograms,aswellaslargeprogramming projects; 2. knowledgeofthetheoreticalconceptsofcomputing andofthefundamentalprinciplesofprogramming languages,systems,andmachinearchitectures; 3. exposuretooneormoreapplicationareaswithin computerscience; 4. technicalcommunicationskillsinwrittenandoral form; 5. thecapabilitytoworkaspartofateam;and 6. awarenessoftheethicalandsocietalimpactof developmentsinthefieldofcomputerscience.

Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum (page87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: CSE101(1),113(4),122(3),213(3),221(3),222(3), 324(3),325(4),326(3),331(3),342(3),344(3),353(3), 382(3),423(4) MATH221(3),382(3),382L(1) BreadthRequirement:3hoursofelectivestobroaden backgroundfromEducation,FineArts,Humanities, Management,Philosophy,SocialScience,orTechnical

212 Communication. TechnicalElectives:Asequenceof12hoursofComputer ScienceandEngineeringcoursesnumbered300or higher,preapprovedbythestudentsadvisorandtheCS DepartmentUndergraduateAdvisor.Studentsare encouragedtoselectacoherentsetofcoursesastechnical electivesthatwillpreparethemforaspecificfocusin theircareer. Eachoftheabovecoursesmustbecompletedwitha gradeofCorbetter. Electivestocomplete130credithours. SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceinComputer Science Semester1 4 MATH131(calculus) 1 CSE101(introductiontocompscience&infotech) 4 CSE113(introductiontoprogramming) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 13 Totalcredithours Semester2 4 MATH132(calculus) 3 CSE122(algorithmsanddatastructures) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 3 SocialScience 17 Totalcredithours Semester3 3 CSE213(introtoobjectorientedprogramming) 3 CSE221(computersystems) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 3 MATH221(discretemathematics) 17 Totalcredithours Semester4 3 CSE222(systemsprogramming) 3 CSE324(programminglanguages) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 Humanities 3 CSE353(dataandcomputercommunications) 17 Totalcredithours Semester5 3 CSE331(computerarchitecture) 3 CSE344(algorithms) 3 MATH382(probabilityandstatistics) 1 MATH382L(probabilityandstatistics) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 TechnicalElective 3 Electives 18 Totalcredithours Semester6 3 CSE326(softwareengineering) 3 CSE342(formallanguages) 3 CSE382(socialissues) 3 SocialScience 3 TechnicalElective 2 Electives 17 Totalcredithours Semester7 4 CSE423(compilerwriting) 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 3 TechnicalElective 3 BreadthElective 16 Totalcredithours Semester8 4 CSE325(operatingsystems) 3 Humanities/SocialScience 3 TechnicalElective 2 Electives 16 Totalcredithours

Graduate Program Master of Science


StudentsmayearnaMasterofSciencedegreein ComputerScienceoraMasterofScienceDegreein ComputerSciencewiththeInformationTechnology OptionthroughcooperationwiththeInformation Technologyfaculty.

Master of Science Degree in Computer Science


Without Thesis: 1.) Studentsmusthavedemonstratedproficiencyinthe coreundergraduatecurriculumincludingthetopics normallycoveredbyCSE324,325,331,342,344,and 423.ProofofproficiencyusuallyrequiresgradesofB orbetterinthesecoursesorinequivalentcourses approvedbythedepartment. 2.) Courseworkapprovedbythestudentsadvisory committeefulfillingthegeneralrequirementsof27 credithoursforthemastersdegree.Atleast15credit hoursmustbeincomputersciencecourses numbered500orabove,notincludingCSE590 (IndependentStudy)or591(Thesis).Threeofthese hoursmustbeCSE585(GraduateSeminar). 3.) CSE590:3credithours. With Thesis: 1.) Studentsmusthavedemonstratedproficiencyinthe

213 coreundergraduatecurriculumincludingthetopics normallycoveredbyCSE324,325,331,342,344,and 423.ProofofproficiencyusuallyrequiresgradesofB orbetterinthesecoursesorinequivalentcourses approvedbythedepartment. 2.) Courseworkapprovedbythestudentsadvisory committeefulfillingthegeneralrequirementsof24credit hoursforthemastersdegree.Atleast15credithours mustbeincomputersciencecoursesnumbered500or above,notincluding590(IndependentStudy)or591 (Thesis).ThreeofthesehoursmustbeCSE585(Graduate Seminar). 3.)CSE591(Thesis):6credithours.

Master of Science Degree in Computer Science with Information Technology Option


StudentsearningaMasterofSciencedegreeinComputer SciencecanchoosetheInformationTechnologyOption.The requirementsfortheInformationTechnologyOptionarethe sameasthoseforaMasterofScienceinComputerScience, exceptthat: Studentsmustdemonstrateproficiencyinthetopicsnormally coveredbyCSE324,CSE331,CSE344,IT321,IT326,and IT373.ProofofproficiencyusuallyrequiresgradesofB orbetterinthesecoursesorinequivalentcourses approvedbythedepartment. Courseworkapprovedbythestudentsadvisorycommittee fulfillingthegeneralrequirementsof24credithours (withthesis)or27credithours(withoutthesis)forthe mastersdegree.Atleast15credithoursmustbein computersciencecoursesnumbered500orabove,not including590(IndependentStudy)or591(Thesis).Three ofthesehoursmustbeCSE585(GraduateSeminar).A minimumof9credithoursmustbeinasequenceof upperdivisioninformationtechnologycoursesapproved bythestudentsadvisorycommittee. CSE590(IndependentStudy):3credithours;orCSE591 (Thesis):6credithours. ThereisnoforeignlanguagerequirementfortheMasterof SciencedegreeinComputerScienceortheMasterofScience degreeinComputerSciencewiththeInformationTechnology Option.Theindependentstudyorthesistopicmaybe selected,subjecttoapprovalfromthestudentsadvisory committeeandthecomputersciencechair(orinformation technologyprogramcoordinators),fromanyareaof computerscienceorinformationtechnology.

doctoralprogram.Thecurrentresearchprogramsofthe departmentincludeparallelcomputation,information assurance,highspeednetworks,neuralnetworks, softwareengineering,verification,geneticalgorithms, databasesandknowledgebasesystems,and computationalintelligence.Thedepartmentalso encouragesinterdisciplinaryworkwithother departmentsanddivisionsatTechandincooperation withresearchersatLosAlamosandSandianational laboratories. Ascomputerscienceandengineeringisadiverseand rapidlychangingdiscipline,theprogramofstudyofa Ph.D.studentwilldependontheareaofspecialization andonpriorexperienceandeducation.AllPh.D. studentswillberequiredtodemonstratemasterslevel knowledgeofthecoreareasofcomputerscience,aswell asathoroughunderstandingoftheintendedareaof specialization.Thecoreareasincludesystems(operating systemsandcomputerarchitectures),programming (programminglanguages,compilers,datastructures,and formalsemantics),andtheory(automatatheory, algorithms,andcomputationalcomplexity).Inaddition, allPh.D.studentsarerequiredtotakethreecredithours ofCSE585(GraduateSeminar).Thespecificcourse requirementsaredeterminedwiththeconsultationand approvalofthestudentsadvisorycommitteeandthe chairofthedepartment. Thestudentmustpassapreliminaryexaminationin eachofthecoreareas.Adetailedlistoftopicstobe coveredisavailablefromthedepartment.Thestudent mustalsopassacandidacyexaminationinhisorher specificareaofspecialization.Seethedescriptionofthe GraduateProgram,page46,forfurtherdetails.

Computer Science Courses:


CSE101,IntroductiontoComputerScienceand InformationTechnology,1cr,1clhrs Briefoverviewofthedisciplineofcomputerscience andinformationtechnologytopicsincludingcomputer architecture,operatingsystemsandnetworks,automata andmodelsofcomputation,programminglanguages andcompilers,algorithms,databases,securityand informationassurance,artificialintelligence,graphics, andsocial/ethicalissuesofcomputing.(SameasIT101)

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science


Studentsofexceptionalabilityasdemonstratedin previouscourseworkareencouragedtopursueadoctorof philosophydegree;individualswithsubstantialexperiencein industrialresearchanddevelopmentmayalsoapplytothe

214 CSE113,IntroductiontoProgramming,4cr,3clhrs,3lab hrs Corequisite:MATH103orequivalent Introductiontoprogramminginastructuredlanguage (e.g.,C):problemsolving,algorithmdevelopment,topdown design,modularprogramming,debugging,testing,control structuresincludingselection,iterationandrecursion, numbersystems,datarepresentation,datatypesincluding arrays,strings,pointers,anddynamicstructures.Concepts implementedthroughextensiveprogrammingusinggood programmingstyle.(SameasIT113).

CSE122,AlgorithmsandDataStructures,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE113 Fundamentaldatastructuressuchaslinkedlists,trees, andhashtables.Algorithmsforsorting,searching,andother fundamentaloperations.Introductiontorecursive algorithms.(SameasIT122) CSE209,ProgrammingLanguagePracticum,1cr,3labhrs Prerequisite:Knowledgeofelementaryprogramming Apracticalcourseteachingtheuseofaprogramming languageofcurrentinterest.Mayberepeatedforcreditwith differentlanguages. CSE213,IntroductiontoObjectOrientedProgramming,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE113 Introductiontoprogramminginanobjectoriented language(e.g.,Java):reviewofproblemsolving,algorithm development,topdowndesign,modularprogramming, debugging,testing,controlstructuresincludingselection, iterationandrecursion,datatypesincludingarrays,strings, pointers,anddynamicstructures.Objectoriented conceptswillinclude:objects,classes,inheritance,instances, methods,interfaces,packages,encapsulation,and polymorphism.Conceptsimplementedthroughextensive programmingusinggoodprogrammingstyle.(Sameas IT213) CSE221,ComputerSystemOrganization,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE122 Thehardware/softwareinterface.Basicorganizationof hardwareandoperatingsystems.Memories,buses, interrupts,inputandoutput,andinstructionsetarchitecture. Programminginassemblylanguage.(SameasIT221)

CSE222,SystemsProgramming,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE113,221 Thiscourseprovidesanintroductoryoverviewof operatingsystemsandsystemprogramming,mainly focusingonsystemlevelprogrammingbasedonOS servicesandotherAPIs.Topicsincludesystemcalls,file I/O,filesanddirectories,memorymanagement,process control,interprocesscommunication(IPC),socketbased networkprogramming,remoteprocedurecall(RPC) programming,andbasicsecuritymechanisms.Course workincludessubstantialprogramminghomeworkand teambasedprojects. CSE321,InternetandWebProgramming,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE213,221 Thiscoursehasapracticalemphasisonthedesign andtechniquesfordevelopinginternetbased applications,mainlyfocusingonwebprogramming. TopicsincludeHTML,clientsidescriptinglanguage (JavaScript),serversideprogramming(Servlets,JSP,and J2EE),andXML/webservices(Javaand.NET).This coursewillalsocoversomeimportanttopicsneededfor internetbasedapplicationdevelopments,suchas Internetarchitectures,basicobjectorientedprogramming (OOP)concepts,andwebsecurity.Courseworkincludes substantialprogramminghomeworkandteambased projects.(SameasIT321) CSE324,PrinciplesofProgrammingLanguages,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisite:CSE122,213 Introductiontothedefinitionofsyntaxand semantics.Datatypes,controlstructures,concurrency, declarations,procedures.Recursionandrecursive definitions.Proceduralanddataabstraction.Examples fromcurrentprogramminglanguages. CSE325,PrinciplesofOperatingSystems,4cr,3clhrs, 2labhrs Prerequisites:CSE221and222 SoftwareI/Obuffering.Discussionofconcurrent processes,includingmutualexclusion,synchronization, anddeadlock.Processorscheduling,memory management,andresourcecontrol.Hoaresmonitors. Filesystems.Eachstudentisexpectedtodesignand implementasmalloperatingsystemasasubstantial portionofthecoursegrade.

215 CSE326,SoftwareEngineering,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE122,213 Thiscourseprovidestheintroductoryoverviewof softwareengineering,concentratingonlargescalesoftware systemdesignandimplementation.Topicsincludesoftware lifecycle,UMLbaseddesignlanguage,designtoolsand techniques,designdocumentation,softwaretesting,and softwareprojectmanagement.Courseworkincludesateam basedproject.(SameasIT326) CSE328,SecureSoftwareConstruction,3cr,2clhrs,1lab hr Prerequisite:CSE222 Formalmethodsandpracticaltechniquesforthe specification,design,implementation,andvalidationof computersoftware.Currentsoftwareengineeringand managementpractices,withemphasisonensuringsoftware reliability,safety,andsecurity.Courseworkincludesateam projecttodevelopasizeable,realworldapplicationsoftware. (SameasIT328) CSE331,ComputerArchitecture,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE221 Computerdesignfundamentalsandhardware components:instructionsetdesign,memoryhierarchies, ALUs,controlunits,busarchitectures,inputandoutput, systemdesign.Performancemodelingandmeasurement. CSE342,FormalLanguagesandAutomata,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH221withagradeofCorbetter Regularexpressions.Regular,contextfree,context sensitiveandunrestrictedgrammarsandlanguages.Finite andpushdownautomata.Turingmachines,recursiveand recursivelyenumerablelanguages.Decidabilityandthe haltingproblem. CSE344,DesignandAnalysisofAlgorithms,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE122;MATH221withgradeofCorbetter Interplayofdatastructuresandalgorithms.Timeand spacecomplexityofalgorithms.Designparadigmsand analysistechniques.Fundamentalalgorithms;combinatorial andgraphalgorithms;numericalalgorithms.Introductionto thetheoryofNPcompleteness. CSE351,ModelingandSimulationTechnologiesfor InformationSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE122;MATH221 Fundamentalsandtechniquesfordesigningandusing simulation,modeling,andoptimizationalgorithmswith applicationsinsystemperformancemodeling,business infrastructuremodeling,anddistributedandparallel computing.Anintroductiontoadvancedcomplexsystems models.(SameasIT351) CSE353,DataandComputerCommunication,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:CSE222 Basicconceptsofdatacommunication.Transmission media(wirelineandwireless)characteristicsand utilization.Digitalandanalogdatasignaling, modulation,andcoding.Signalandchannelanalysis. Conceptsfrominformationtheory.Datamultiplexing andswitching.Connectionorientedvs.connectionless networking.Synchronousandasynchronouscarriers (ATM,SONET/SDH).OverviewoftheOSIvs.TCP/IP protocolstacks.TheInternetprotocolstructuresubnet andinterfaces.Channelaccessandallocation.Examples ofLAN,MAN,andWAN.Datalinkcontrol,design issues,linkmanagement,errorandflowcontrol. Principlesofinternetworking:relaysandprotocols. (SameasIT353) CSE373,IntroductiontoDatabaseSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE122 Conceptualmodelinganddatabasedesignusingthe entityrelationshipmodel.Therelationalmodel; relationalalgebraandrelationalquerylanguages;design theoryforrelationaldatabases.Databaseintegrity. Physicaldataorganization.Introductiontoproblemsof concurrencycontrol,recovery,security,anddistributed databases.CourseworkincludesaprojectusingSQLand theOracleDatabaseManagementSystem.(SameasIT 373) CSE382,Legal,Ethical,andSocialIssuesof InformationTechnology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:UpperdivisionstandingintheCSEorIT program;orconsentofinstructor AsurveyofcurrentlegalIT(andgeneralbusiness andmanagement)issues.Socialandethicalissues associatedwithITandmanagementofsecure informationsystems.(SameasIT382) CSE391,DirectedStudy,crandtopicsarranged CSE423,CompilerWriting,4cr,3clhrs,2labhrs Prerequisites:CSE324,326,342,344 Corequisite:CSE331 Implementationofcompilersforhigherlevel computerlanguagesincluding:parsing,symboltable management,codeemission,andcodeoptimization. Eachstudentimplementsasmallcompileranddesigns anoptimizingcompilerasasubstantialportionofthe coursegrade.Individualandgroupprojects.Practicein developingsoftwarerequirement,specification,design, andtestplandocuments.

216 CSE441,CryptographyandApplications,3cr,3clhrs (SameasIT441) Prerequisites:CSE122;MATH221 Basictheoryofencryptionanddecryption.TheRSA algorithmandthepublic/privatekeysystem.Cryptography systemsinuseforInternetandbusinessapplications.(Same asIT441) CSE451,IntroductiontoParallelProcessing,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE222 Introductiontosupercomputersandmassivelyparallel machinearchitecture,modelsofparallelcomputation, parallelalgorithms,synchronization,parallellanguages,data andfunctionalparallelism,parallelperformanceanalysis, popularinterfaces,andparalleldebugging.Studentswill gainexperienceinparallelizationofsequentialalgorithms andimplementationofparallelalgorithms.(SameasIT451) CSE453,ComputerNetworksandtheInternet,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE353 Layeringofprotocols(ISO,ITUandTCP/IPstacks)and networkarchitectures.Fiberopticstechnologyandhigh speednetworks.Internetworking:globaladdresses/names andtranslation,virtualnetworksandtunnels,routing, subnetting,IPv6,multicasting.MobileIP.Endtoend protocols,TCPandUDP.Congestioncontrolandresource allocation.Socketinterfacing,clientserverandAPI.TheQoS mechanismintegrated/differentiated),ATMQoS.Network security:informationandlinksecurity,encryption, internetworkingsecurity,IPsec,firewalls,VPN,wireless security.(SameasIT453) CSE454,ComputerGraphics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE213,222;MATH254 Designandimplementationofvisualinterfaces.Graphics inputandoutputhardware,displayprogramming,2D transformations,approximationtechniquesforcurveand surfacerepresentation.Introductiontothecreationof3D computergeneratedimages,colortheory,lightingand shading. CSE463,InformationAssurance,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Seniorstanding Defenseandoffensiveinformationwarfare.Information systemsecurity.Computerbreakins,hacking,andother attackmethods.Vulnerabilityandriskanalysis.Theoryand applicationsofcryptography.Intrusiondetectionand incidentresponse.Securityplanningandmanagement. (SameasIT463) CSE464,IntroductiontoSoftComputing,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE344;MATH382 Majortypesofartificialneuralnetworks.Fuzzylogic theoryandfuzzysystemsconstruction.Geneticalgorithms andevolutionarycomputing.Intelligentsystemsand engineeringapplications.Comparativestudyofthesoft computingparadigmasaproblemsolvingmethodology. CSE476,Visualization,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE122orconsentofinstructor Thiscoursepresentsapplicationofgraphical visualizationtocurrentproblems,withafocuson extractingandrepresentinginformationin multidimensionaldatasetsusing2Dand3Dgraphics. Topicsincludevisualizationtoolsandtechniques,human visionandperception,colormapping,sound,data representationforinsightextraction,timevisualization, visualanalytics,volumerendering,surfaceextraction andrendering.Studentswilldevelopvisualizationsof realworldproblems.(SameasIT476) CSE489,SpecialTopicsinComputerScience,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:CSE213,222andconsentofinstructor Undergraduatespecialtopicsincomputerscience. CSE491,DirectedStudy,crandtopicsarranged Cannotbeusedtowardgraduation. CSE500,DirectedResearch,crandtopicsarranged Thiscoursemaynotbeusedtofulfillgraduatedegree requirements.Researchundertheguidanceofafaculty member. CSE523,AdvancedCompilerWriting,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE423 Advancedtopicsincompilation,suchastheoryof parsing,errorrecovery,optimization,semanticsdirected translation,andhardwareindependentandhardware specificcodegeneration. CSE525,AdvancedOperatingSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE325and331;orconsentofinstructor Advancedtopicsinoperatingsystemssuchasreal time,distributedsystems,faulttolerance,parallelI/O, performance,safetycriticalsystems,andverification. CSE528,FormalMethodsinSoftwareDevelopment,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE342;CSE325or328or423or equivalentexperience Useofmathematics,logic,andcomputerscience theoryinsoftwaredevelopment.Formalspecifications; systematicdevelopmentofprogramsfromspecifications. Correctnessproofsandotheranalysistechniques. CSE531,AdvancedComputerArchitecture,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE331 Advancedtopicsincomputerarchitecture.

217 CSE532,FaultTolerantComputing,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE331;orconsentofinstructor Techniquesfordesignoffaulttolerantdigitaldeviceswith onlineselferrordetectionandselferrorcorrection.Fault tolerantPLAs,gatearrays,andcomputermemories.Fault tolerantcomputerarchitectures.Applicationoferror detectinganderrorcorrectingcodesfordesignofreliable deviceswithselferrordetection/correction.Designofself checkingcheckers.Combiningonlineandofflineerror detectingtechniques.Reliabilityanalysisoffaulttolerant devices.Selferrordetection/correctionformultiprocessors. CSE542,AdvancedFormalLanguageTheory,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE342 Extensivestudyofcontextsensitiveandrecursively enumerablelanguages;closureproperties,decidability,and ambiguityofvariouslanguageclasses.Specialtopicsastime permits. CSE544,AnalysisofAlgorithms,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE344 Analysisofcorrectnessandcomplexityofasymptotically efficientalgorithms.Setpartitioning,dominatorsofdags (withapplicationsincodeoptimization),Strassensmatrix multiplicationalgorithm,FFT,SchonnageStrasseninteger multiplicationalgorithm,patternmatching,NPcomplete problems(bothtimeandspace),lowerbounds.Discussionof problemsforwhichnoefficientalgorithmsexist. CSE546,TheoryofComputation,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE342 Effectivecomputabilityoffunctionsandsetsintermsof Turingmachinesandothercomputationalmodels.Universal machinesandexamplesofunsolvableproblems.TheChurch TuringthesisandformalproofsoftheequivalenceofTuring machines,systemsofrecursionequations,andothermodels ofcomputation.Mathematicalpropertiesoftheclassesof recursivefunctions.Recursiveandrecursivelyenumerable sets. CSE551,AdvancedParallelProcessing,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE451;orconsentofinstructor Thiscoursefocusesontheapplicationofmodelsof parallelcomputation,parallelalgorithms,synchronization, parallellanguages,parallelperformanceanalysis,and paralleldebuggingtolargeproblemsandcomplexsystems. Topicsinclude:integratingdataandsharedmemory parallelism,multileveldomaindecompositions,portability, andscalability.Studentwillparallelizeandanalyzethe performanceofacomplexsystemorapplication. CSE553,AdvancedComputerNetworks,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CSE453 Modelsofcomputernetworks.Designandanalysis issues.Abstractsyntaxnotation,datacompression,security andauthentication.Recentdevelopmentsinthefield. CSE565,NeuralNets,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CSE344;MATH254and382;orconsentof instructor Neuronmodeling.Theperceptronandmultilayer perceptrons.Learningalgorithms.TheKohonenmodel, theGrossbergmodel,theHopfieldmodel.Associative memory.Applications.Recentdevelopmentsinthefield. CSE567,SoftComputing,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH254,382;CSE344orequivalent,or consentofinstructor Artificialneuralnetworks,withemphasison multiplayerfeedbacknetworks,selforganizing networks,andHopfieldstylenetworks.Learning algorithms.Introductiontofuzzysystemsand evolutionarycomputing.Engineeringapplicationsof softcomputing.(SameasMENG567:SmartEngineering Systems) CSE568,IntelligentSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH254,382;CSE344orequivalent,or consentofinstructor Overviewofthemajorparadigmsofsoftcomputing: neuralnetworks,fuzzysystems,andevolutionary computing.Indepthcoverageofselectedtopicsineach areaasrelevanttointelligentsystems.Recentadvances inthefield,andcasestudiesofintelligentsystems. Courseworkincludesalargescaleproject.(Sameas MENG568:SmartEngineeringSystemsII) CSE569,EmbeddedSystemsDesign,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:consentofinstructor Hardware/softwaresystemsandcodesign. Embeddedprocessorarchitectureandprogramming. Modelsofcomputationforembeddedsystems. Behavioraldesign.OSprimitivesforconcurrency, timeouts,scheduling,communicationand synchronization.Architectureselection.Simulation, synthesis,andverification.Hardware/software implementation.Performanceanalysisandoptimization. Applicationlevelembeddedsystemdesignconcepts suchasbasicsignalprocessingandfeedbackcontrol. Designmethodologiesandtools.Designexamplesand casestudies.

218 CSE570,RealTimeSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:consentofinstructor Classificationofrealtimesystems.Fundamental theoremsandcorollariesofdeadlineandfixedpriorityreal timeschedulingtechniques.Schedulabilityanalysis. Schedulingtechniquestoguaranteeanarrayoftiming requirements.Implementationofasetoftaskswithperiodic andaperiodictimingrequirements.Executiontime estimationofapieceofcode.Modificationofscheduling algorithmsinarealtimekernel.Performanceevaluationof anoperatingsystemforrealtimeapplications. CSE573,DatabaseandKnowledgebaseSystems,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:CSE373;MATH221 Databases,objectbases,andknowledgebases.Data models.Logicalfoundationsofdatabaseandknowledgebase systems.Queryoptimization.Selectedtopicsfromcurrent research. CSE576,AdvancedVisualization,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:consentofinstructor Thiscoursepresentsapplicationofgraphical visualizationtolargeproblemsandcomplexsystems,witha focusonextractingandrepresentinginformationin multidimensionaldatasetsusing2Dand3Dgraphics.Topics includevisualizationtoolsandtechniques,humanvisionand perception,colormapping,sound,datarepresentationfor insightextraction,timevisualization,visualanalytics, volumerendering,surfaceextractionandrendering.Students willperformvisualanalyticsresearchforlargeproblemsand/ orcomplexsystems. CSE581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged CSE585,GraduateSeminar,3cr CSE589,SpecialTopicsinComputerScience,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:Twosemestersofupperdivisioncoursesin computerscienceandconsentofinstructor. Graduatespecialtopicsincomputerscience. CSE590,IndependentStudy,crtobearranged Underthedirectionofafacultymemberappointedby thedepartment,thestudentshallprepareapapermakinguse ofstandardreferencesourcesonsometopicsnotcoveredby othercoursework. CSE591,Thesis(mastersprogram),crtobearranged CSE595,Dissertation(doctoraldegreeprogram),crtobe arranged

Faculty Research Interests


AnselmoStrategicManagement,DecisionTheory, RiskAnalysis FuSystemReliabilityandSecurity,Dependable Computing,SelfManagingandReconfigurable Systems,HighPerformanceComputing,Virtual Machines LassezConstraintandLogicPrograms,Dynamical Systems,Bioinformatics LiebrockParallelProcessing,HighPerformance Computing,InformationalAssurance,Well PosednessAnalysis,GraphicsandVisualization LiuMultimediaSignalProcessing,MachineLearning MazumdarDatabases,InformationSystems, ConceptualModeling,SoftwareIntegrity MukkamalaInformationAssurance,Digital Forensics,KnowledgeMining,AppliedSoft ComputingTechniques,Bioinformatics,Information andNetworkSecurityPractices ShinAccessControl,TrustandIdentity Management,PrivacyandAnonymity,Security Engineering,AppliedCryptography,Software Engineering SolimanProgrammingLanguages,Computer Networks,NeuralNetworks StavelyFormalMethodsinSoftwareEngineering, ProgrammingLanguages,ComputationalLogic SungComputationalIntelligenceandIts Applications,HighPerformanceComputing, Algorithms,InformationAssurance,Informatics Engineering ZhengComputerArchitecture,WirelessNetworking, MobileComputing,DigitalDesign,Multimedia Processing

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Electrical Engineering
Professors Rison, Thomas, Teare (Chair of the Department) AssociateProfessorsArechiga,R. Bond, El-Osery,Wedeward AssistantProfessorsErives,Jorgensen AdjunctFacultyAndrews,Calloni,Krehbiel,Mansfield, Meason,Parameswariah,Reicher,Restaino,Wick,Xiao

Undergraduate Program
TheDepartmentofElectricalEngineeringconcentrates onahighqualityundergraduateprograminelectronics anddesign,combinedwithafirmintellectualfoundationin thefundamentalsofcircuits,signals,andsystems.Aswith otherdegreeprogramsatTech,studentsarealsoprovided withabreadthofknowledgeinthebasicsciences, mathematics,humanities,andsocialsciences. Laboratoriesconstituteanimportantpartofthe electricalengineeringprogram.Thelaboratoriesareclosely coupledwiththelecturepartsofcoursesandutilize modern,stateoftheartequipment.Personalcomputer basedinstrumentsandsoftwarepackagesprovidestudents withuptodateengineeringanddesigntechniques. Designisintegratedintoallaspectsofthecurriculum. StudentstakeanIntroductiontoDesigncourseinthe secondsemesteroftheirjunioryear.Thisandtheirother courseworkpreparestudentsfortwoSeniorDesignProject courses,inwhichstudentsapplymateriallearnedinthe classroomtorealworldproblems.Projectsareavailable fromthegreaterTechcommunity,includingTechresearch labs,LangmuirLaboratoryforAtmosphericResearch,the EnergeticMaterialsResearchandTestingCenter,andthe VLAandVLBAfacilitiesoftheNationalRadioAstronomy Observatory. Fiveyearprogramsareavailableinwhichstudents obtaindualdegreesinelectricalengineeringandinrelated fieldssuchascomputerscience,physics,ormathematics. GraduatesofTechselectricalengineeringprogramwill bewellequippedwiththepracticalskillsnecessaryfor immediateemployment,aswellaswiththeintellectual baseforgraduatestudiesandlifelonglearning.

DegreesOffered:B.S.inElectricalEngineering;M.S.in ElectricalEngineering

Mission
ThemissionoftheNewMexicoTechElectrical EngineeringDepartmentistwofold:(1)todevelopand maintainaprogramofexcellenceinteachingwhichensures thatourgraduateshavetechnicalknowledgeand professionalskillstheyneedtobecomeeffectiveengineersin therapidlychangingtechnicalenvironmentoftodays society,sothatthesegraduateswillcontributetothegrowth anddevelopmentofNewMexicoandournation,and(2)to developandmaintainstateoftheartresearchprograms whichareresponsivetotheneedsofindustryand government,whichprovideexcellenteducational opportunitiesforstudents,andwhichprovidean environmentforintellectualgrowthandexcitement.

Program Educational Objectives


TheobjectivetheB.S.inElectricalEngineeringdegree programistopreparegraduateswhowillbesuccessfulin theirchosencareerpaths.Specifically,graduatesofthis programwillbecapableofachieving 1. successinpostundergraduatestudiesasevidencedby satisfactionwiththedecisiontofurthertheireducation, advanceddegreeseared, professionalvisibility(e.g.publications,presentations, awards,etc.),and internationalactivities(e.g.,participationininternational conferencesandsocieties,collaborativeresearch,study abroad,etc.); 2. successintheirchosenprofessionasevidencedby careersatisfaction, professionalvisibility(e.g.,publications,presentations, patents,inventions,awards,etc.), professionaldevelopment(e.g.,continuingeducation, professionalregistration,etc.), entrepreneurialactivities,and internationalactivities(e.g.,participationininternational conferencesandsocieties,collaborativeprojects, employmentabroad,etc.)

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


Minimumcredithoursrequired130 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87), thefollowingcoursesarerequired: ElectricalEngineeringcore:EE101&101L(2),211(3),212 &212L(4),231&231L(4),308&308L(4),321&321L (4),333(3),341(3),382(3),434(3),451&451L(4),481 (3),482(3) Introductiontoproblemsolvingandcomputerskills:CSE 113(4) Mathematicscore:MATH231(4),254(3),332(3),382(3) ElectricalEngineeringelectives:aminimumofsevencredit hours,includingatleastonelabcredithour,from ElectricalEngineering300and400levelcourses, excludingtheElectricalEngineeringcoreclasseslisted above. Engineering/ComputerScienceelectives.Sixhoursfrom thefollowing: ElectricalEngineeringcoursesnumbered200and above(excludingEEcoreandelectiveclasses)

220 ComputerSciencecoursesexceptCS111and122 Otherengineeringdept.coursesnumbered200and above EngineeringSciencecoursesnumbered200and above,exceptES316and332 Atleastthreecredithoursmustbefromoutsidethe ElectricalEngineeringDepartment. Electivestocomplete130credithours.Withoutprior departmentalapproval,thefollowingcannotbeusedfor theseelectives:ENGL103;MATH101,103,104,105;PR courses;orNewMexicoTechCommunityCollege courses. ToenrollinanElectricalEngineeringDepartmentclass,a studentmusthavepassedtheprerequisitesofthecourse.In addition,astudentmustbeingoodacademicstandingand havedeclaredelectricalengineeringasamajortoenrollinEE 382andEE481. StudentspursuingaB.S.degreeinElectricalEngineering musttakeallElectricalEngineeringcoursesforalettergrade. Allengineeringmajorsarerequiredtotakethe FundamentalsinEngineering(FE)examasarequirementfor graduation. While fulfilling the General Education Core Curriculum (page 87),ElectricalEngineeringstudentsmustalsosatisfyadepth requirementinthehumanitiesandsocialsciences.Each ElectricalEngineeringstudentisrequiredtotakeatleastnine credithoursinasingleareawiththreeofthecredithoursat the300leveloraboveandbechosenfromoneofthe followingareas: 1. PoliticalScience 2. Philosophy 3. History 4. Psychology CoursesfromotherHumanitiesandSocialScienceareasmay beusedtocompletethegeneraleducationcorecurriculum, butcannotbeusedtosatisfytheElectricalEngineering Departmentsdepthrequirement. SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceinElectrical Engineering Semester1 4 MATH131(calculus) 5 PHYS121&121Lor131&131L(general) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 16Totalcredithours Semester2 4 MATH132(calculus) 5 PHYS122&122Lor132&132L(general) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 2 EE101&101L(introductiontoelectrical engineering) 15Totalcredithours Semester3 4 MATH231(calculus) 3 EE211(circuits) 4 EE231&231L(digitalelectronics) 4 CSE113(programming) 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 18Totalcredithours Semester4 3 MATH254(linearalgebra) 3 MATH332(vectoranalysis) 4 EE212&212L(circuits) 4 EE308&308L(microcontrollers) 3 SocialScience 17Totalcredithours Semester5 4 EE321&321L(analogelectronics) 3 EE333(electricityandmagnetism) 3 EE341(signalsandlinearsystems) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 Humanities 16Totalcredithours Semester6 3 EE382(introductiontodesign) 3 MATH382(probability) 4 ElectricalEngineeringElectivewithlab 3 Humanities 3 SocialScience 16 Total credit hours Semester7 3 EE481(seniordesignproject) 4 EE451&451L(digitalsignalprocessing) 3 ElectricalEngineeringElective 3 SocialScience 3 HumanitiesorSocialScience 16Totalcredithours

221 Semester8 3 EE434(electromagneticwavetransmissionand radiation) 3 EE482(seniordesignproject) 6 Engineering/ComputerScienceElective 4 FreeElective 16Totalcredithours AdditionalsamplecurriculacanbefoundontheElectrical EngineeringDepartmenthomepageat http://www.ee.nmt.edu mayberequiredtotakeanappropriatesoftwarecourseif theydonthaveanappropriateprogramming background. AfiveyearB.S./M.S.ElectricalEngineeringdegree canbeachievedbyfulfillingtheseparaterequirementsof bothanundergraduatedegreeandagraduatedegreein ElectricalEngineeringinafiveyearperiod.Acombined minimumof158credithourswithatleast19credithours of500levelcoursesandIndependentStudy(EE590)is required.StudentsintheElectricalEngineeringfiveyear programmustnormallyapplyforgraduatestandingat theendoftheirseventhsemester.Graduateadmission willbecontingentuponadherencetotheapproved programofstudies.Graduatestatuswillbegrantedon fulfillmentoftherequirementsfortheB.S.Degree.

Minor in Electrical Engineering


Minimumcredithoursrequired19 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: EE101&101L(2),211(3),212&212L(4),231&231L(4) Six(6)additionalcredithoursofElectricalEngineering courses selectedfrom:308&308L(4),321&321L(4),322& 322L(4),324(3),333(3),341(3).

Graduate Program
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
TheElectricalEngineeringgraduateprogramprovides studentswithuniqueresearchopportunities,thankstoits closeassociationwithmanyresearchfacilities.Thesefacilities includeEnergeticMaterialsResearchandTestingCenter, LangmuirLaboratory,MagdalenaRidgeObservatory, NationalRadioAstronomyObservatory,Incorporated ResearchInstitutionsforSeismology,andInstitutefor ComplexAdditiveSystemsAnalysis;alleasilyaccessible fromcampus.Thesefacilitiescanprovideopportunitiesfor studentstoparticipateinresearchrelatedtoleadingscientific andengineeringprojectsandallowthemtoachievehighly desirableeducationalandresearchexperiences. Thestudentscourseofstudymustbeapprovedbythe studentsadvisorycommittee,mustfulfillthegeneral requirementsforthemastersdegree(page33),andmust includeanytwoofthefollowingcourses: EE521,MeasurementandInstrumentation EE531,AdvancedDigitalDesign EE544,ModernControlSystems EE554,EmbeddedControlSystems EE570,AdvancedTopicsinElectricalEngineering Atleast12semesterhoursmustbeapprovedElectrical Engineeringcourses.Nomorethansix(6)semesterhoursof advancedundergraduatecourseworkmaybeusedtosatisfy thedegreerequirements.Studentsarerequiredtotakeat leastsix(6)credithoursfromoutsidetheElectrical Engineeringdepartment.Studentsmaychoosebetweenan M.S.withthesis(24credithoursofcoursesplussix(6)thesis hours)oranM.S.withindependentstudy(27credithoursof coursesplusthree(3)independentstudyhours).Students

Sample Curriculum for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with Thesis Semester1 4 EE521(measurementandinstrumentation) 4 EE451(digitalsignalprocessing) 3 NonEEGraduateCourse 1 EE592(graduateseminar) 12Totalcredithours Semester2 4 EE570(advancedtopics) 3 EE434(electromagneticwavetransmissionand radiation) 1 EE435(rfandmicrowavelab) 3 NonEEGraduateCourse 1 EE592(graduateseminar) 12Totalcredithours Semester3 3 EE533(optical/rfengineering) 6 EE591(thesis) 3 GraduateElective 12Totalcredithours

Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering


TheElectricalEngineeringgraduatecertificateprogramis aimedatpracticingengineerswantingtoincreasetheir exposuretoelectricalengineeringatthegraduatelevel whilenotbeingtiedtoadegreeprogram.Theprogramis designedtoprovidearigorousupgradetothestudents skillsinelectricalengineeringwhilefocusingontopicsof interesttothestudent.

222 Thecertificateprogramrequiresaminimumof16credit hoursofgraduatecoursework.Thecourserequirementsare: EE521MeasurementandInstrumentation(4credits) One4creditelectricalengineeringgraduatecourse One3creditorhigherelectricalengineeringcourseateither graduateorupperundergraduatelevel. One3creditorhighergraduatecourseineithermathematics, physics,engineeringorcomputerscience. EE590IndependentStudy(2credits)supervisedbyamember oftheelectricalengineeringdepartment.

EE308,308L,Microcontrollers,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:CS111;EE231and231L Corequisites:EE308and308Larecorequisitesofeach other. Normallyofferedspringsemester Introductiontomicrocontrollers.Elementary assemblyandClanguageprogramming,bus structures,parallelandserialinterfaces,support devices.Usinglogicanalyzersanddisassemblersin circuittesting.Usingmicrocontrollersinmeasurement andcontrolapplications. EE321,321L,AnalogElectronics,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:EE212and212L;PHYS122or132 Corequisites:EE321and321Larecorequisitesofeach other. Normallyofferedfallsemester Basicprinciplesanduseofoperational amplifiers,diodes,fieldeffecttransistors,andbipolar junctiontransistorsinelectroniccircuits. EE322,322L,AdvancedElectronics,4cr,3clhrs,3lab hrs Prerequisites:EE231and231L,321and321L,and341 Corequisites:EE322and322Larecorequisitesofeach other. Applicationsinanalogelectronics.Topics includetimingandswitchingcircuits,powersupply techniques,activefilters,switchedcapacitorcircuits, oscillators,andphaselockedloops. EE324,SemiconductorTheoryandDevices,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122or132 Fundamentalsofsemiconductormaterialsand devices.Topicsincludeintroductiontoquantum mechanicsandelectricalconductioninconductors, insulators,andsemiconductors.Thetheoryisapplied topnjunctions,bipolarandfieldeffecttransistorsand optoelectronicdevices. EE333,ElectricityandMagnetism,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH332;PHYS122or132 Electricandmagneticfieldsinfreespaceandin matter.Energystorageasafunctionoffieldquantities andtherelationofthistocapacitanceandinductance. Maxwellsequationsappliedtosimpleelectrostatic andmagnetostaticproblems,planewaves,and transmissionlines.Transientandsinusoidalsteady statesolutionsofuniformtransmissionlineproblems modeledintermsofcircuitparameters.

Electrical Engineering Courses:


TheDepartmentofElectricalEngineeringencouragesstudents fromothermajorstotakeelectricalengineeringcourses.Students fromotherdisciplineswhoareinterestedintakingelectrical engineeringcoursesshouldinquireatthedepartmentoffice. EE101,101L,IntroductiontoElectricalEngineering2cr,1 clhr,3labhrs Corequisites:MATH103;EE101and101Larecorequisitesof eachother Abroadoverviewofelectricalengineering,including anintroductiontoanaloganddigitalcircuitry.Practical exercisesusingtheEEdepartmentscomputerbased applicationssoftwareandlabequipment. EE211,CircuitsandSignalsI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH132;EE101orjuniorstanding Normallyofferedfallsemester Principlesofelectricalcircuitanalysis.Kirchhoffs laws,equivalentcircuits,dependentsources,nodeand meshanalyses,signals,RLCcomponents.Introductory circuitsandoperationalamplifiercircuitsasexamples. EE212,212L,CircuitsandSignalsII,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:EE211;EE101orjuniorstanding Corequisites:EE212and212Larecorequisitesofeachother. Normallyofferedspringsemester ContinuationofEE211,Laplacetransformtechniques, transientresponse,steadystatesinusoidalresponse,and frequencyresponseofRLCcircuits. EE231,231L,DigitalElectronics,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Corequisites:CSE111orES111,EE231and231Lare corequisitesofeachother. Normallyofferedfallsemester Foundationofcombinationaldigitalsystemanalysis anddesign;includingBooleanalgebra,logicgates,and truthtables.Sequentialdigitaldesignviafinitestate machines.Labprovidesexposuretocomputeraided designsoftwareandprogrammablelogichardware.

223 EE341,SignalsandLinearSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:EE212;MATH254 Principlesoflineartimeinvariantsystems.Dynamic systems,Laplacetransforms,ztransforms,sampling theory,systemfunctions,polesandzeros,frequency domain,FourierTransforms,feedbacksystems, convolution. EE352,MicrocomputerInterfacing,2cr Prerequisites:EE308,308L Designofhardwareandsoftwareformicrocomputer interfacing.Bussignalsandtiming.Interruptanddirect memoryaccesshandling.Studentswilldesign,build, program,andtestasimpleinterfacecardforacommon microcomputerbus. EE382,IntroductiontoDesign,3cr Prerequisites:EE308,308L,321,321L,333,341,andhave declaredelectricalengineeringasamajor Normallyofferedspringsemester Acourseindesignmethodologyasappliedtoa particularprobleminelectricalengineering.Foragiven project,studentswillintegratetheirformalcoursework withtheuseofcomputeraidedtoolstodesign,construct, evaluate,anddocumentaprototypesystem. EE408,CooperativeEducation Onthejobtrainingtosupplementtheacademic program.Studentsalternateperiods(usuallysixmonths long)offulltimesemiprofessionalemploymentin ElectricalEngineeringwithperiodsoffulltimeacademic study.Awrittenreportofthestudentsactivitieswllbe requiredattheendofthetraining. EE434,ElectromagneticWaveTransmissionandRadiation, 3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:EE333 Normallyofferedspringsemester Reflectionandrefractionofplanewavesatplanar interfaces.Thepropagationcharacteristicsofmetallicand dielectricwaveguideswithparticularemphasisonfiber optics.Radiationfromlinearcurrentelementsandplanar aperturesandarraysoftheseelements.Analysisofsimple communicationlinks. EE435L,RFandMicrowaveLaboratory,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:EE434 Experimentsinradiofrequencyandmicrowave techniquesandmeasurements. EE443,IntermediateControlTheory,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:EE341 Modelingofdynamicalsystemsviadifferential equations,transferfunctions,andstatespacemethods. Performance,characterization,andbehavioroflinear feedbacksystems.Designofvarioustypesofcontrol schemestomeetperformancespecifications. EE443L,IntermediateControlTheoryLab,1cr,3clhrs Corequisite:EE443orMENG405orpermissionof instructor Useofcomputerbaseddataacquisitionand control(DAC)hardwareandsoftware.Model validationandverificationofphysicalsystems. Implementationofrealtimecontrolschemesutilizing actuatorsandsensors. EE446,IntroductiontoCommunicationsTheory,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisites:EE341;MATH382 Principlesofcommunicationtheory.Modulation techniques,randomsignalsandnoise,analysisof communicationsystemsinpresenceofnoise,digital communication,matchedfilters,channelcapacity, multipleaccess. EE451,451L,DigitalSignalProcessing,4cr,3clhrs,3 labhrs Prerequisites:EE308,341 Principlesofdigitalsignalprocessing.Infinite andfiniteimpulseresponsefilters,discreteandfast Fouriertransforms,multirateprocessing,spectral estimation,quantizationeffects,systemdesign. ImplementationofrealtimeDSPalgorithmsonstate ofthearthardware.Principlesdiscussedinclasswill bedemonstratedwithrealapplications.Labsinclude designandimplementationofinfiniteandfinite impulseresponsefilters,communicationsystems, soundprocessing,andotherapplications.

224 EE481,481L,SeniorDesignProjectI,3cr Prerequisites:EE382,andhavedeclaredelectricalengineering asamajor Normallyofferedfallsemester Studentdesignteamsbeginanacademicyearlong capstonedesignprojectunderthesupervisionofafaculty advisor.Eachteammayundertakeadifferentprojectand willbuildateam,determinedesignrequirements,perform detailedplanning,identifyprojectneedsandestablish goalsleadingtowardthesuccessfulcompletionofthe project.Periodicdesignreviewsandreports,applications ofengineeringskills,projectmanagementandformal presentationsaremajorcomponentsoftheprogram. Successfulcompletionoftheprojectrequiresthe applicationofelectronics,appliedphysics,numerical computation,signalprocessingandotherelectrical engineeringtechniquestorealworldengineering problems. EE482,482L,SeniorDesignProjectII,3cr Prerequisites:EE481,andhavedeclaredelectricalengineering asamajor Normallyofferedspringsemester Acontinuationofthecapstonedesignprojectsbegun inEE481.EE482mustbetakeninthesemester immediatelyfollowingEE481,481Ltomaintainproject continuity.Thestudentteamsbringtheirdesignprojects tosuccessfulconclusion.Statusreports,afinal presentationtofacultyandreviewersandthesubmission ofaseniorthesisareincludedintheprogram. EE491,SpecialTopics,hrsandcrstobearranged EE500,DirectedResearch,crtobearranged Prerequisite:Graduatestanding OfferedbothSpringandFallsemester.Credits cannotbeappliedtowardsthe30credithoursrequiredfor graduation.ResearchundertheguidanceofaEEfaculty member. EE521,MeasurementandInstrumentation,4cr,3clhrs,3 labhrs Prerequisites:EE308,322,341orequivalentorconsentof instructor Surveyofvarioussensorsandtransducersfor measuringphysicalquantities;measurementerrors; analoganddigitalinterfaces;sampling;quantization; actuators;andsensingdevicesinclosedloopcontrol. Digitalinterfacingtothemeasurementdevicesforboth experimentationandmicroprocessorcontrolwillbe performedusingacomputerequippedwithdata acquisitionhardwareandsoftware. EE531,AdvancedDigitalDesign:4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:EE231orequivalentorconsentofinstructor Advancedtopicsindigitaldesign.Synchronous andasynchronousstatemachines.Timingissuesin highspeeddigitaldesign.Designofacomplex systemusingtheVHDLprogramminglanguageina CADenvironment. EE533,Optical/RFEngineering,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:EE324,434 or equivalent or consent of instructor Explorevarioustopicsindatalinksandtelemetry includingRFlinks,antennas,satellite communications,andopticalfiberlinks.Projectswill includedesignandfabricationofbasicRFantennaand acasestudyofasatellitecommunicationssystem. EE537,Photonics,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:Graduatestanding;EE434;orconsentof instructor Topicsincludethegeneration,propagation, manipulationanddetectionoflightfromlowtohigh energy.Usesandapplicationsofopticalsystems: simpleoptics,binaryandFourieroptics,electrooptics, wavefrontanalysis,modaldecomposition,inversion techniquesforwavefrontreconstructionand correctionandopticalsignalprocessing.Other advancedtopicsinoptics. EE544,ModernControlTheory,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:EE443;MATH454;orequivalentor consentofinstructor Treatmentofmodernapproachtocontrolsystem designprimarilyviastatespaceanalysistechniques forbothcontinuousanddiscretetimesystems.Topics includetherealizationofMIMOmodelsforreal systems,linearfeedbackcontrol,thedesignof observers,optimalcontrol,andconceptsinstability. Thelatterpartofthecoursewilladdressrecent advancedtopicsofcurrentrelevance.Associated hardwareandsoftwarebasedlab/project(s)will includetheuseofPCbaseddataacquisitionsystems. EE545,DigitalCommunicationI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:EE446orequivalentorconsentofinstructor Digitalcommunicationsystems;responsetime requirementsandcontrolofusererrors.Spread spectrummodulationandthefundamentallimitations dictatedbyinformationtheory.Varioustypesof modulationandmultiplexingincludingBPSK,QAM, QPSK,OQPSK.Statisticalanalysisofvarious modulationschemes.

225 EE546,DigitalCommunicationII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:EE545orconsentofinstructor Spreadspectrummodulation,frequencyhopping techniques,errorcontrolcoding,multipleaccess techniquesincludingTDMA(timedivisionmultiple access)andCDMA(codedivisionmultipleaccess). Variousadvancedcasestudies.Analysisofimperfections; noiseanddistortionlinefailures,dataerrors,delaysand blocking,treatmentoferrors. EE548,ManipulatorbasedRobotics:4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:EE443orequivalentorconsentofinstructor Fundamentalsofthemultidisciplinaryfieldof robotics.Emphasisisplacedonunderstandinghowto modelandcontrolroboticmanipulatorswhileproviding anappreciationoftheimportanceofsensingtorobotic applications.Topicsinclude:forward,inverse,andmotion kinematics;dynamicmodeling;position,velocity,and forcecontrol. EE551,DiscreteTimeSignalProcessing,Filtering,and Estimation,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:EE451;MATH254,382;orconsentofinstructor ThefastFouriertransformanditscomputer implementation;spectralestimation;analyticsignals; multidimensionalsignalprocessing;digitalfilters.Signal detectionandestimation,KalmanFilters,linearpredictive coding,andadaptivefilters.Project(s)includethedesign andimplementaKalmanfilterforGPSdataprocessing andLPCforspeechrecognition. EE552,ImageProcessingandDataCompression Techniques,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:EE451;MATH254,382;orconsentofinstructor Thebasicsoftwodimensionaldigitalsignal processing,imagerepresentationandhumanvision includingcolormodels,imagetransformationandvideo compressiontechniques(includingJPEGandMPEG). StudyofrelevantcurrentapplicationsincludingHDTV. EE554,EmbeddedControlSystems,4cr,3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:EE308,443orequivalentorconsentofinstructor Microcontrollerormicrocomputerbasedembedded controlsystems.Acomparativesurveyofcurrently availableembeddedcomputers/controllersincluding SBCs,PICs,basicstamps,andsinglechipcomputer solutions.Realtimeoperatingsystems,includingreal timeLINUX,andhardrealtimeprocessrequirements. Projectswillincludetheimplementationofanembedded realtimecontrolsolution. EE562,MicrowaveEngineering&Radar,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:EE434orequivalentorconsentofinstructor Transmissionmedia:waveguides,microstripand glassfiber.Ferritedevicesandcavityresonators. Equivalentcircuitsusingscatteringandtransmission matrices.Activecomponentsinmicrowavecircuits. EE569,WirelessCommunications,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:EE446orequivalentcoursesorconsentof instructor Signaling:exchange,subscriberloops,andlocal loops,transmissionmedia,andmulteplexing. Switching:networkswitching,spacedivisionand panelswitching,andvariousdigitalswitching methods.Cellulartelephony,datanetworksand communicationprotocols. EE570,AdvancedTopicsinElectricalEngineering,4cr, 3clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:EE333orequivalentorconsentofinstructor Emergingtechnologiesandspecializationsin ElectricalEngineeringaddressedfromtheperspective ofembeddedsystemsandadvanceddesign. EE581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged Prerequisite:Permissionofgraduateadvisor EE590,IndependentStudy,crtobearranged Prerequisite:Permissionofgraduateadvisor Independentresearchsupervisedbyafaculty member.Itisexpectedthatthisworkwillculminatein apapertobepublished,andanoralpresentationis required. EE591,Thesis(MastersProgram),crtobearranged EE592,GraduateSeminar,1cr,1clhr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding OfferedbothSpringandFallsemester.Credits cannotbeappliedtowardsthe30credithoursrequired forgraduation.

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Faculty Research Interests


AndrewsOptoelectronics,experimentaladaptiveoptics, imagingsystems. ArechigaSpeech,Thunderstorms R.BondDesignforTest/Manufacturability,Teaching Effectiveness CalloniGravitationalWaveInterferometry ElOseryWirelessCommunications,ControlSystems, SoftComputing ErivesHyperspectralImaging JorgensenSpacePhysics KrehbielLightning,Thunderstorms,Radar MansfieldRadarSystems MeasonNuclear,ElectromagneticandSpaceRadiation EffectsandDirectedEnergy ParameswariahStellarInterferometery ReicherPhysicsandSimulationofThinFilms RestainoAdaptiveOptics,NovelOpticalSystems RisonAtmosphericElectricity,Instrumentation, LightningProtection TeareExperimentalAdaptiveOptics,Semiconductor Devices,andDirectedEnergy ThomasLightning,ThunderstormsandInstrumentation WedewardAdaptiveControl,RoboticSystems,Complex Systems WickExperimentalAdaptiveandActiveOptics XiaoPhotonic/FiberSensors

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Engineering Management
ProfessorsColbaugh,Sueyoshi AssociateProfessorsAnselmo(ChairoftheDepartment) Stuteville VisitingAssistantProfessorUlibarri AdjunctFaculty:Mazumdar,Ostergren,Peterson Degreeoffered:MasterofEngineeringManagement TheNewMexicoTechMasterofEngineering Management(MEM)graduateprogramisdesignedto provideworkingengineersandappliedscientistswitha terminaldegreeinEngineeringManagement.The curriculumisdesignedtobeinnovativeanddeliverableboth oncampusandinotherareasofNewMexicolivevia interactivewebcastsandeverywhereelseviaInternet streaming.Qualifiedstudentsatanylocationmayenrolland receivetheprogramthroughtheInternetand/ormailed copiesoflecturesandcoursematerials.NewMexicoTech developedtheEngineeringManagementprogramsincemost engineerseventuallyhavetheopportunitytobecome managers,andmanyundergraduateengineeringandapplied scienceprogramsdoverylittletopreparetheirgraduatesfor thatcareerevent.

Graduate Program
Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
AdmissiontotheProgram EntranceintotheMEMprogramintheNewMexicoTech ManagementDepartmentrequirescompetencein engineering,scienceandmathematicscomparabletoa calculusbasedbachelorofsciencedegreeinanengineering orappliedsciencediscipline.Preferenceforlimitedprogram slotswillbegiventoindividualswithatleast2yearswork experienceineitherengineeringorappliedscience.A committeeofNewMexicoTechManagementand Engineeringfacultywillevaluateprogramapplicants,and theManagementDepartmentchairwillreviewandfinalize committeerecommendations.Eachstudentisresponsiblefor formingagraduatecommitteeduringthefirstsemesterof fulltimestudyorbeforetheendofthesecondsemesterof parttimecoursework. ForcompleteinformationonapplyingtotheMEM Program,seepage46.

GraduateAdvisoryCommittee Participantswillformathreemembercommittee thatwillbecomposedofatleastoneNewMexicoTech facultymemberandtwootherqualifiedindividuals. Examplesofqualifiedindividualsincludefaculty membersatNewMexicoTech,facultymembersatother highereducationinstitutions,workplacesupervisors, and/orprofessionalpeers.Inthecasewherethereisonly onecommitteememberfromtheNewMexicoTech faculty,thatindividualwillserveascommitteechair.If therearemorethanoneNewMexicoTechfaculty membersonthestudentsprojectcommittee,thestudent willselectachair. Theprimaryrolesofthecommitteewillbetoassist thestudentinselectionofanelectivesequenceandto adviseandapprovetherequiredfinalproject. ProgramRequirements Atotalof30credithours,includingthefollowing courses,isrequiredfortheMEMdegree: Core(21):EMGT501(3),502(3),503(3),505(3),506 (3), 508(3);MATH585(3) Electives(6):ExamplesequencesareEMGT511(3) and512(3)orEMGT521(3)and522(3) EMGT590(3) Thepurposeofthecoreistoprovidefoundationsin quantitativeandqualitativemethodsthatwillassistthe practicing(oraspiringtopractice)engineerinachanging technologicalandeconomicenvironment.Thecoreis designedforengineersandisgroundedinthenotionthat programparticipantspossesstheanalyticalskills associatedwithacalculusbasedundergraduatebachelor ofscienceinengineering. Theminimumofsix(6)hoursofelectiveswillassist programparticipantstogainexpertiseinanareaof interestandrelevancetotheircareers.Thesetwocourses shouldbetakenasasequence,andparticipantsmay selecttheirsequenceafterconsultingwiththeirfaculty advisor(s).Theelectivesequencemaybeanyapproved graduateelectivesequencefromgraduatecoursework offeredatNewMexicoTech.Studentsconsidering electivesequencesfromothergraduateinstitutionsmay doinconsultationwiththeirNewMexicoTechgraduate committee. TheterminalMEMrequirementisafinalproject, culminatinginaformaldocumentandpresentationto thefacultythatisanalogoustotheIndependentStudy optioncurrentlyavailabletograduatestudentsatNew MexicoTech.Participantswillbenefitfromdesigning,

228 supervising,andexecutingaprojectthatwillideallybea workplaceapplication.Thisexperiencewillaidthem throughouttheircareersastheyarefacedwiththeneedto resolvecriticalstrategicquestionsandimplement recommendedsolutions.


Engineering

Management Courses

Inadditiontothelistedprerequisites,onlystudentsadmitted totheMEMprogrammayenrollinthefollowingclasses. EngineeringManagementcoursesmaynotbeusedtofulfillthe requirementsofanyotherundergraduateorgraduatedegreeoffered byNewMexicoTechwithoutpriorapprovalbythechairofthe otherdepartment. EMGT501,ManagementScienceforEngineering Management, 3cr,3clhrs Thiscoursewillexposeparticipantstouptodate ManagementScienceapplicationsinengineeringand technologyorganizations.Techniquesincludelinear programming,inventorymodels,andmaterialrequirements planning. EMGT502,FinancialManagement,3cr,3clhrs Thiscoursebeginswithstudyoftheinteractionbetween financialandaccountingsystemsandcontinueswitha discussionofcashflowanalysis.Thisfoundationisfollowed bydiscussionofthelatestincorporatefinancialmanagement andcapitalbudgetingtechniques. EMGT503,InformationSystemsinTechnology Organizations, 3cr,3clhrs Databasesandtheinteractionbetweendatabase informationsystemsandorganizationaldecision processes.Dataminingandothertopicsrelevanttodata andtechnologyintensiveorganizations.Discussionofthe optimalinformationsystemdesignandimplementation. EMGT505,MarketingTechnology,3cr,3clhrs Design,development,marketing,andsustainingofnew productsandtechnologiesbothinsideandoutsidethe engineeringandtechnologyorganization.Market research,samplingandotherdatacollectionissues. EMGT506,ManagingTechnologyResources,3cr,3clhrs Thestudyofhumanandotherresourceswithin technologyandengineeringorganizations.Negotiation, leadership,resourceallocationandothercritical managementtopicswillbediscussedinthisseminar. Researchonorganizationalbehaviorissuesuniquetoan engineering/technicalenvironmentwillbestudied.

EMGT507,OrganizationalEntrepreneurship (Capstone),3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:AtleastfourcoursesfromEMGT501507 Thisseminarisconcernedwithintegrationofthe conceptsandtechniquescoveredintheEngineering Managementcore.Thiscourse,whichwillbebuilt aroundcaseanalysesandpresentations,isdesignedto helpprogramparticipantsdevelopabroaderviewof thebusinessworldandincorporatethatviewinto theirassessmentsofsimulatedandrealworld engineeringbusinessproblemsituations. EMGT508,LegalandEthicalIssuesinTechnology Organizations, 3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:AtleastfourcoursesfromEMGT501506 Thisseminaraddressesrelevantlegalandethical issuesassociatedwithmanagingtechnology organizations.Thecourseincludesbasiclegaltheories ofintellectualpropertyrightsconsideredfromthe perspectivesofbothemployerandemployee. Discussionswillincludeestablishedcaseandstatutory lawaswellasemergentlegaltheoriesrelatedto technology. EMGT511,FinancialModeling,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:EMGT502andthreeothercoursesfrom EMGT501507orconsentofinstructor Portfoliooptimizationandotherapplicationsof ManagementSciencetechniquesinafinancialcontext. Analysisofdomesticandinternationalriskyassets, includingcommodities,financialassets,anddebt instruments.Coverageofthelatesttechniquesin financialriskmanagement,includinghedgingand otherrisksharingtechniques. EMGT512,ComplexFinancialSystems,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:EMGT511orconsentofinstructor Modernfinancialsystemsarecomplex, interconnected,andsensitivetoavarietyof informationfromavarietyofsources.Thiscourseis devotedtodevelopmentandtestingofvalid simulationmodelsofcomplexfinancialsystemsand theanalysisofmodeloutputs. EMGT521,AdvancedManagementScience Applications,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:EMGT501andthreeothercoursesfrom EMGT501507orconsentofinstructor UseofmanagementsciencetechniquessuchasData EnvelopmentAnalysis(DEA)tooptimallysolve resourceallocationproblems.ManagementScience techniquesappliedtopublicpolicyissues.

229 EMGT522,EngineeringManagementSeminar,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:EMGT507 Studyoflatestresearchdataconcerningengineering managementissues.Issuessuchasmeasuring performance,projectmanagement,andhumanresource managementintechnologyorganizationswheretasksand outcomesmaybeilldefined. EMGT571,572,TopicsinEngineeringManagement,23cr StudyofaspecialtopicinEngineeringManagementnot otherwisetreated. EMGT581,DirectedStudy,crtobearranged StudyacurrenttopicinEngineeringManagementwith amemberofthefaculty.Mostdirectedstudytopicswill bebasedonandgrowoutofEngineeringManagement programcoursework. EMGT590,FinalProject,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:EMGT507 Corequisite:Atleastoneelectivesequencecourse Eachprogramparticipantwillberequiredtocompletea projecttocompletetheMSdegree.Thisproject,which willbesupervisedbyatleasttwoNewMexicoTech facultymembers,isopenendedwithregardtocontext andscope.Workplaceapplicationsarepreferred,butany effortthatisformallydesigned,carriedout,andanalyzed willbeconsidered.Eachprojectwillbeaccompaniedbya formalreportthatwillbepresentedtoadiverseaudience inaformalsetting. MATH585,StatisticsforTechnologyManagers,3cr,3cl hrs Probabilityandrandomvariables;simpleandmultiple linearregressionusingleastsquaresandothermethods; experimentaldesign;othertopicsincludingnonlinear regression;applicationstodecisionmaking.

Environmental Engineering
ProfessorCal(ChairofDepartment) AssociateProfessorsHuang,Richardson AdjunctFacultyBrady,Hendrickx DegreesOffered:B.S.inEnvironmentalEngineering; M.S.inEnvironmentalEngineering

Department Mission Statement


Theprimaryobjectiveofthisprogramistoproduce wellbalancedenvironmentalengineerscapableof enteringtheenvironmentalengineeringprofessionor continuingtheirstudiesatthegraduatelevel.Graduates willbewellpreparedtosolvecurrentenvironmental engineeringproblems,andtheywillhavetheabilityto adapttoproblemsofthefuture. Theachievementsofenvironmentalengineersare wellknowntothegeneralpublic,becauseenvironmental engineersarechargedwithproducingcleanwater, disposingofwasteresponsibly,andmaintainingair quality.Projectsthatenvironmentalengineersworkon include:designofwaterandwastewatertreatment facilities,landfilldesign,designofairpollutioncontrol devices,andenvironmentallawandpermitting. Theundergraduateprogramoffersabalanced approachtoenvironmentalengineeringeducation. Studentstakeacommoncoreofengineeringscienceand environmentalengineeringcourses,includingcoursesin environmentallaw,waterandwastewatertreatment,soil mechanics,soilandhazardouswaste,hydrologyandair pollutioncontrol.Theenvironmentalengineering coursesteachstudentsthefundamentalsofengineering design,aswellaspotentialapplications.Studentsare taughthowtousecomputersoftwaretoexpeditethe designprocess,andtheyarealsotaughthowtobalance engineeringdesignswitheconomicconstraints.During theirsenioryear,undergraduatestudentsworkwitha professoronadesignthesis.

Faculty Research Interests


AnselmoDecisionAnalysisandRiskManagement, ComputationalFinance,ElectronicCommerce ColbaughComplexAdditiveSystemsModeling, Simulation,andAnalysis MazumdarDatabaseSystems,MassiveStorageSystems, ComputationalLogic OstergrenProgramManagement,ProductDevelopment, TotalQualityManagement PetersonManagement,Economics,Accounting StutevilleTelecommunicationLawandRegulation, EthicalIssuesinInformationAssuranceandSecurity SueyoshiManagementScience,DataEnvelopment Analysis,RiskandPolicyAnalysis UlibarriFinancialEconomics,CulturalEconomics, NaturalResourceandEnvironmentalEconomics

Program Educational Objectives


1. Todevelopgraduatesthatfunctionsuccessfullyin areasofenvironmentalengineering,suchasair pollution,waterandwastewatertreatment,andsolid andhazardouswasteengineering. 2. Topreparegraduatesforadvancededucationin environmentalengineeringandrelatedfields,andfor professionallicensure.

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Undergraduate Program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
MinimumHoursRequired135 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page87), thefollowingcoursesarerequired: MATH231(4),283(3),335(3) CHEM311(3) BIOL111(3),111L(1),343(3) ERTH440(4) ES110(2),111(3),201(3),216(3),302(3),316(3),347 (3),350(3) ENVE101(1),201(3),301(3),302(2),303(3),304(3), 406(3),411(4),413(4),480(3)or490(3) ME420(3) TechnicalElectives(3):Approvedtechnicalelectives includeENVE421,491;CE201,301,302,401,413,420, 422,423;ERTH441,442,443;ChE351,352,443;CHEM 333,422;EE211;ES305,332;MATE430,460,470;ME 220,409,410,422, 427;MENG304,305,421;orother electivesapprovedbythedepartmentchair. StudentspursuingaB.S.inEnvironmentalEngineering musttakeallengineeringcoursesforalettergrade. Environmentalengineeringmajorsmustmaintaina minimumGPAof2.0inrequiredcoursesinorderto graduate. Allengineeringmajorsarerequiredtotakethe FundamentalsinEngineering(FE)examasarequirementfor graduation. SampleCurriculumfortheBachelorofScienceDegreein EnvironmentalEngineering

Semester1 1 ENVE101(environmentalengineeringseminar) 3 ENGL111(collegeEnglish) 4 BIOL111&111L(general) 4 CHEM121&121L(general) 4 MATH131(calculus) 2 ES110(introtoengineering) 18Totalcredits Semester2 3 ENGL112(collegeEnglish) 3 ES111(computerprogrammingforengineers) 4 MATH132(calculus) 4 CHEM122&122L(general) 5 PHYS121&121L(general) 19 Totalcredithours

Semester3 4 MATH231(calculus) 5 PHYS122&122L(general) 3 CHEM311(quantitativeanalysis) 3 ENVE201(introtoenvironmentalengineering) 3 ES201(statics) 18Totalcredits Semester4 3 ENVE301(appliedprinciples) 3 MATH335(ordinarydifferentialequations) 3 ES216(fluidmechanics) 3 BIOL343(microbiology) 3 SocialScience 15Totalcredits Semester5 3 ENVE303(watertreatmentprocessdesign) 3 ES302(materials) 3 ES350(heatandmasstransfer) 3 MATH283(statistics) 3 ME420(soilmechanics) 15Totalcredits Semester6 2 ENVE302(environmentallaw) 3 ENVE304(wastewatertreatmentprocessdesign) 3 ES316(engineeringeconomics) 3 ES347(engineeringthermodynamics) 3 ENGL341(technicalwriting) 3 Humanities 17Totalcredits Semester7 4 ENVE411(solidandhazardouswaste) 4 ENVE413(airpollutionengineering) 4 ERTH440(hydrologictheoryandfieldmethods) 6 SocialScience 18Totalcredits Semester8 3 ENVE406(unitoperations) 3 ENVE480or490(seniordesignorseniorthesis) 3 ApprovedTechnicalElective 3 Humanities 3 Humanities/SocialScience 15Totalcredits

231 30credithours,ofwhich3credithoursmustbe independentstudy(ENVE590).Allstudentsmusttake Minimumcredithoursrequired18 aminimumof12credithoursof500levelEnvironmental Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: Engineeringcourses,andanadditional6creditsof400 ENVE201(3),ENVE301(3) or500levelEnvironmentalEngineeringcourses(18 12additionalhoursofapprovedcourses,includingany creditstotal).Thestudentscourseofstudymustbe ENVEcourses,ME420,orERTH440 approvedbythestudentsadvisorycommittee,andit mustfulfilltheotherrequirementsoftheM.S.in EnvironmentalEngineeringdegreeprogramwiththe Graduate Programs exceptionof6credithoursofthesis(ENVE591). Master of Science in Environmental Engineering FiveYearBachelors/MastersDegreeProgram TheEnvironmentalEngineeringgraduateprogramat AfiveyearB.S./M.S.EnvironmentalEngineering NewMexicoTechprovidesauniqueeducationaland degreecanbeachievedbyfulfillingtheseparate researchexperienceintheengineeringandscienceofthe requirementsofboththeundergraduatedegreeand naturalenvironmentandenvironmentalprotection.Theplan graduatedegree.Acombinedminimumof161credit ofstudyandresearchissuitedtoeachindividual,drawing hoursisrequiredforthedualdegreewithatleast12 uponthestrengthsofthestudent,takingadvantageof credithoursof500levelENVEcoursesand6credit programcapabilities,andcomplementingresearchactivities hoursofThesis(ENVE591).Studentsinthefiveyear withinandoutsideNewMexico.Athesisorindependent programarealsorequiredtotakeENVE581(summer). studyprojectisrequiredtocompletethedegree.General AB.S.degreeinEnvironmentalEngineeringwillbe requirementscommontoallMasterofSciencedegree grantedafterthefiveyearstudenthascompletedthe134 curriculaalsoapply. credithourundergraduaterequirement.FortheM.S. AdmissiontotheMasterofScienceinEnvironmental degree,the6credithoursofrequiredgraduateelectives Engineeringprogramrequirescompetenceinmathematics, mustbenonENVEcoursesof300levelandabove. chemistry,biology,physics,andengineeringscience Students withaminimumGPAof3.0areeligibleto comparabletotheBachelorofScienceinEnvironmental applyfortheadmissiontothegraduateprogramafter Engineering.Thedepartmentchair,oranadvisory the firstsemesteroftheirjunioryear.Onceadmittedto committee,willevaluatethescholasticrecordofevery thegraduateprogram,thefiveyearstudentwillspend enteringstudenttodeterminewhetheranydeficienciesexist his/hersenioryearasadualregisteredstudentandall intheireducationalbackground.Forexample,students rulesforgraduatestudentstatusapply.Asample enteringtheprogramwithoutanengineeringdegreemaybe requiredtotakeadditionalcourseworkinsuchareasasfluid curriculumforthefiveyearB.S./M.S.Environmental Engineeringdegreeislistedbelow. mechanics,heatandmasstransfer,anddifferentialequations

Minor in Environmental Engineering

beforebeinggrantedaM.S.inEnvironmentalEngineering.It isuptothestudentandhisorhergraduatecommitteeto determinethespecificplanofstudyforthestudentafterthe firstsemesterofgraduatework.Transfercreditforcourses takenatanotherinstitutionwillbeevaluatedonan individualbasis.

ThesisOption Atotalof30credithoursarerequiredforaM.S.in EnvironmentalEngineering,whichmustincludeaminimum of18credithoursofEnvironmentalEngineeringcoursework, and6credithoursofENVE591(thesis).Allstudentsmust takeaminimumof12credithoursof500level EnvironmentalEngineeringcourses. IndependentStudyOption Astudentmaypetitionthedepartmentwiththeapproval oftheDepartmentChairtopursueaMasterofSciencedegree withanindependentstudyoption.Candidatesforthenon thesisMasterofScienceoptionmustcompleteaminimumof

Summer 3 ENVE581 Semester7 4ENVE411 4ENVE413 4ERTH440 3SocialScience 15Totalcredithours Semester8* 3 ENVE406 3 ENVE490 3 ENVE510 3 Humanities/SocialScience 12Totalcredithours

232 *B.S.degreeisgranted Summer 3 ENVE591 Semester9 3 ENVE501 3 ENVE503 3 ENVE512 3 ENVE591 12Totalcredithours Semester10 3 ENVE520 3 Elective 3 Elective 3 ENVE591(optional) 12Totalcredithours Summer 3 ENVE591(optional) ENVE302,EnvironmentalLawandRegulations,2cr,2cl hrs Prerequisite:ENVE201 Anoverviewofthemajorfederalandstate environmentalstatutesandregulations.Statutory/ regulatoryschemeanditsapplicationtocurrent environmentalproblems.Specificregulationspertaining toair,water,toxicsubstancesandpesticides,andsolid andhazardouswastes,aswellasrelatedregulatory programs.Historicalandphilosophicalbasisof environmentalregulation. ENVE303,WaterTreatmentProcessDesign,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ENVE201;orconsentofinstructor Physicalchemicalprocessesencounteredinthedesign, analysis,andoperationofmunicipalandindustrialwater treatmentsystems.Conceptsofmassbalanceand chemicalreactortheoryappliedtowaterquality improvements.Specifictopicsincludeflocculation/ coagulation,softening,sedimentation,filtration, stabilization,disinfection,ionexchange,carbon adsorption,andgastransfer.Ateamdesignprojectwill berequiredaspartialfulfillmentofcourserequirements. ENVE304,WastewaterTreatmentProcessDesign,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:BIOL343;ES216,350;orconsentofinstructor Physicalchemicalbiologicalprocessesencounteredin thedesign,analysis,andoperationofmunicipaland industrialwastewatertreatmentsystems.Microbial kineticsofcarbonandnutrientremoval.Aerobicand anaerobicbiologicalprocessesoccurringinsuspended growthandfixedfilmreactors.Processing,management, anddisposalofbiosolidresiduals.Specifictopicsinclude collection,pretreatment,sedimentation,tricklingfilters, activatedsludgeaerobicandanaerobicdigestion.Ateam designprojectwillberequiredaspartialfulfillmentof courserequirements. ENVE406,EnvironmentalEngineeringUnitOperations,3 cr,2cl,3labhrs Corerequisites:ENVE303or304orconsentofinstructor Laboratoryandfieldstudiesofunitoperationsand processesinenvironmentalengineering.Astudent designedfeaturewillbeintegratedintoallofthestudies. Potentialtopicsincludereactormixingandhydraulics, coagulation,flocculation,sedimentation,filtration,carbon adsorption,chemicaloxidation,airstripping,etc. Emphasisonplanningofstudies,preparationofwork plans,datacollectionandanalysis,reportwriting,and technicalpresentation.

Environmental Engineering Courses:


ENVE101,EnvironmentalEngineeringSeminar,1cr,1clhr Seminarsbyfaculty,andguestspeakersfromindustry, consulting,andgovernmentprovideabriefoverviewof environmentalengineeringtopics,includingairpollution, waterquality,andsolidandhazardouswaste. ENVE201,IntroductiontoEnvironmentalScienceand Engineering, 3cr,3clhr Prerequisites:CHEM122&122L;BIOL111&111L;MATH 132 Thefundamentalsofphysics,chemistry,biology,and geologyappliedtoproblemsolvinginscienceand engineering.Astudyofenvironmentalphenomenaand strategiestocontrolpollutionofwater,air,andland. Definitionofbasicsforwaterqualityengineering,water treatment,wastewatertreatment,solidandhazardous wastemanagement,radioactivewastemanagement,and airpollution.Environmentalimpactstatementsand environmentalethics. ENVE301,AppliedPrinciplesofEnvironmental Engineering,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ENVE201 Applicationofchemicalandbiologicalprinciplestothe studyofthenaturalenvironmentandengineeredsystems relatedtopollutionofair,water,andsoil.Topicsinclude: atmosphericchemistry,biokinetics,carbonatecycle, corrosion,complexation(coordinationchemistry),redox reactions,andprecipitation.Principleswillbetiedto specificenvironmentalengineeringapplications.

233 ENVE411,SolidandHazardousWasteEngineering,4cr,4 clhrs Prerequisites:ES350orconsentofinstructor Astudyofsolidwastemanagementfunctions: generation,transport,storage,treatmentandrecovery,and disposal.Emphasisondesignoftreatmentandrecovery unitoperationsandprocessesforbothmunicipaland industrialwastes.Siteselectioncriteriaandengineering considerationsforlanddisposalalternatives.Special considerationofhazardouswastemanagement:treatment, storage,disposal.Uncontrolledhazardouswastesites:risk assessmentandremediationdesign.Projectsonwaste managementwillbedevelopedbyteamsaspartial fulfillmentofcourserequirements. ENVE413,FundamentalsofAirPollutionEngineering,4cr, 3cl,3labhrs Prerequisites:ES216and350;orconsentofinstructor Sources,behavior,andfateofgaseousandparticulate airpollutants.Principlesofairqualityrelatedtovisibility, atmosphericchemistryandglobalclimateissues. Principlesofmeteorologyandatmosphericdiffusionin relationtomodelingpollutanttransportanddispersion. Designofairpollutioncontrolequipmentforremovalof gasesandparticles.Inthelaboratorysection,students learnmethodsforincorporatingemissionsestimatesand atmosphericdispersionmodelingintoanairpermit application. ENVE421,GreenEngineering,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:juniorstanding Evaluatingthefullrangeofenvironmentaleffects associatedwithproductsandservicesfromrawmaterials acquisitionandmanufacturingtouseanddisposal. Industrialprocesses,potentialwasteminimization procedures,relevantregulationsaswellaslifecycle analysis. ENVE480,EnvironmentalEngineeringSeniorDesign,3cr Prerequisite:Seniorstandingandconsentofinstructor Designofequipment,unitprocesses,andsystemsin environmentalengineeringthroughapplicationof scientific,technological,andeconomicprinciples. Emphasisisplaceduponproblemformulationandthe conceptual,analytical,anddecisionaspectsofopenended designsituations.Courseintegratesknowledgeandskills gainedinpreviousandconcurrentcourses.Studentswork asateaminalocal,regionalornationaldesign competition.Ateamprojectreportisrequired. Instructorsmayalsorequireinterimreports,anindividual finalreport,andafinalpresentation. ENVE490,SeniorDesignThesis,3cr Prerequisite:Seniorstandingorconsentofinstructor Designofequipment,unitprocesses,andsystems inenvironmentalengineeringthroughapplicationof scientific,technological,andeconomicprinciples. Emphasisisplaceduponproblemformulationandthe conceptual,analytical,anddecisionaspectsofopen endeddesignsituations.Courseintegratesknowledge andskillsgainedinpreviousandconcurrentcourses. ENVE491,SpecialTopicsinEnvironmental Engineering,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Seniorstandingorconsentofinstructor ENVE501,PhysicochemicalandBiologicalProcesses,3 cr,3clhrs Fundamentalsofphysical,chemical,andmicrobial processesinnaturalandengineeredremedialsystems. Phaseinteractions,chemicaltransformations, transportphenomena,andseparationprocessesinthe naturalandengineeredsystems.Characteristicsof microorganisms,microbialecology,biokinetics,and nutrientrequirements.Theroleofmicroorganismsin treatmentprocessesandthemonitoringand enhancementofinsituactivity. ENVE503,EnvironmentalRiskAssessment,3cr,3cl hrs Multidisciplinaryapproachesrequiredtodevelop credibleriskanalysiswithintheU.S.regulatoryand socialframework.Philosophicalcontexts,regulatory framework,andeconomicimplications.Components ofriskandperformanceassessments,includingsource term,contaminanttransport,exposure,and consequences.Computermodelsandcasestudies. ENVE510,AdvancedWaterChemistry,3cr,3clhrs Advancedstudyofphysicalandorganicchemistry asapplicabletonaturalwaterbodiesandwaterand wastewatertreatment.Chemicalcycles,equilibrium chemistry,chemicalthermodynamics,reaction kinetics,precipitationanddissolution,oxidationand reduction,colloidalandsurfacechemistry, complexationphenomena,electroneutrality,mass balances,andtransportandfateofchemicalspecies. Relevanceofthesetopicstowaterqualitycontrolare discussed.

234 ENVE511,WaterQualityManagementandControl,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisite:MATH335orconsentofinstructor Fundamentalsofwaterquality,includingwaterbodies andtheirnaturalsetting,waterusesandwasteinput,and waterqualitycauseeffectrelationships.Waterquality parameters,criteria,andstandards;principlesofwater qualitysystemsanalysis,bothintheformulationand applicationofwaterqualitymodels;engineeringcontrols andsocioeconomicconceptsofwaterquality managementandcontrol,includingcost/benefitanalysis andmanagementmodeling. ENVE512,IndustrialWaterandWastewaterTreatment,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ENVE303,304,501;orconsentofinstructor Advancedstudyoftreatmentunitoperationsand processeswithinindustryspecificwaterandwastewater situations.Processdesign,specifications,andcostingof physical,chemical,orbiologicaltechnologytomeeta particulartreatmentobjective.Subjectmatterisdeveloped throughreferencestocurrentpractice,critiqueof completeddesigns,designexercises,andfieldtrips. ENVE522,GeotechnicalWasteContainmentDesign,3 cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ME420orconsentofinstructor Designproceduresconsistingofwastedisposal methods,variouscontainmentsystems,andassociated remediationtechniques.Wastecharacterizationand soilwasteinteractions,contaminanttransportinlow permeabilitysoils,geosyntheticsandsoilmaterialsuse inwastecontainment,remedialissuesofsolidification andstabilizationandbarrierdesign,andlandfilland surfaceimpoundmentrelateddesign,includingliners, leachateandgascollectionandremoval,finalcovers, staticandseismicslopestability,andsettlement analysis.Geotechnicalproblemdefinition,application offieldandlaboratorytestdata,useofcomputer modelsforanalysisanddesign. ENVE530,AdvancedAirPollutionEngineering,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisite:ENVE413orconsentofinstructor Applicationofbasicpollutioncontroltechniquesto avarietyofsourcecategories,includingindustrialand mobilesources.Stateoftheartanddeveloping technologiessuchascatalyticcombustion,advanced oxidation,andbioremediation.Classroom presentationsandasemesterlongdesignproject.

ENVE520,HazardousWasteSiteRemediation,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:ENVE411,501;orconsentofinstructor Designandspecificationofvariousphysical,chemical, thermal,andbiologicaltechnologiescommonlyusedinthe ENVE535,TransportandFateofAirPollutants,3cr,3 clhrs cleanupofhazardouswastesites.Specialemphasison Prerequisites:ES216;MATH335;orconsentofinstructor innovativeandemergingtechnologiesforsiteremediation. Propersamplingandmonitoringprocedures.Emergency Developmentandapplicationoftheoriesand technologyinhazardouswastemanagement. techniquestopredictthemovementanddilutionofair pollutantsafteremissionfromapollutantsource. ENVE521,GreenEngineering,3cr,3clhrs Basicsofmeteorologyinrelationtodescriptionsof Evaluatingthefullrangeofenvironmentaleffects atmosphericmotionandstability.Examinationofthe associatedwithproductsandservicesfromrawmaterials differenttypesofatmosphericdispersionmodels acquisitionandmanufacturingtouseanddisposal. (Gaussian,Eulerian,andLagrangian).Aerosol Industrialprocesses,potentialwasteminimization formationmechanismsandformationofgaseous procedures,relevantregulationsaswellaslifecycle pollutantsinthetroposphere. analysis.ENVE421and521sharelectures,but521is ENVE551,GraduateSeminar,1creachsemester gradedseparatelyandadditionalgraduatelevelworkis Seminarpresentationsbyfaculty,graduate required. students,andguestspeakersontheirinterestsand currentresearchtopics.GradedonS/Ubasis.

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ENVE571,SpecialTopicsinEnvironmentalEngineering, 24cr,24clhrs Prerequisite:Consentofinstructor Offeredonsufficientdemand Specialtopicsinenvironmentalengineering. ENVE581,DirectedStudy,credittobearranged Independentdesignprojectconductedbythestudent underthedirectionofthestudentsadvisor.Awritten finalreportandoralpresentationarerequired. ENVE590,IndependentStudy,crtobearranged Independentresearchorganizedandconductedbythe studentunderthedirectionofthestudentsadvisor.A writtenfinalreportisrequired ENVE591,Thesis(MastersProgram),credittobearranged

Faculty Research Interests


BradyAquaticchemistry,globalchange, groundwaterremediation CalAirqualityengineering,chemicalfateand transport,transportationengineering,blast responsetostructures HendrickxVadosezonehydrology,waterandsalt balanceofnaturalandirrigatedsystems, evapotranspiration,remotesensing,soilphysics, electromagneticinduction HuangHazardouswastemanagement,water treatment,wastewaterreuse RichardsonBiologicalwastewatertreatment, groundwatercontamination,siteremediation

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Materials and Metallurgical Engineering


Professors:Hirschfeld,Inal,Majumdar,McCoy(Chairofthe Department) AssociateProfessors:Burleigh,Fuierer Asst.Professor:Kalugin AdjunctFaculty:Browning,Curro,Doughty,Hockensmith, Jacobson,Lowe,Ravi,Romig,Sickafus,M.Smith EmeritusProfessor:G.Bond DegreesOffered:B.S.inMaterialsEngineering,Materials EngineeringwithMetallurgicalEngineeringoption;M.S. andPh.D.inMaterialsEngineering Website:http://infohost.nmt.edu/~mtls/

Department Mission Statement


Toeducateourstudentssothattheyarepreparedto obtainandsucceedinthebestpositionsinindustry, governmentlaboratories,andgraduateschools. Toadvancethefrontiersofmaterialsscienceand engineering. ToservethepublicofNewMexicothroughoutreach andexpandededucation.

Program Educational Objective


Programeducationalobjectivesarebroadstatementsthat describethecareerandprofessionalaccomplishmentsthat theprogramispreparinggraduatestoachieve.TheMaterials EngineeringandtheMaterialsEngineeringwith MetallurgicalEngineeringOptionprogramswillprepare graduateswho: 1. establishthemselvesinarangeofcareersinindustry orgovernmentorpursuepostbaccalaureate educationinengineering,science,business,law, medicine,orrelatedfields; 2. demonstrateadvancementintheirchosenprofession; 3. engageinappropriateprofessionalsocietiesandin continuingeducationactivities

Undergraduate Program (ABET accredited)


Thedesignandapplicationofmaterialsrestuponthe

relationshipofstructure,properties,andprocessingatall lengthscalesfromsubatomictonanotomicroand ultimately,macromaterials.Attheatomiclevel,structure andpropertyinteractionsarecharacterizedusingtechniques suchasxrayscattering,spectroscopy,atomisticcomputer modeling,atomicforceandelectronmicroscopy.Atthe micronlengthscalestructuresareevaluatedusing,for example,bothopticalandelectronmicroscopyand characterizedusingtechniquessuchasmicrohardnessthen

arerelatedtomacroscopicproperties,e.g.,strength, toughness,andthermalconductivity.Anunderstanding ofhowprocessingmethodsaffecttheperformanceofthe materialisalsoconsidered.Forexample,theperformance ofanascastmetalcomponentisverydifferentfromthe samecomponentthatwasforgedeventhoughbothare madeofthesamematerial. Theseideasaredevelopedandexpandedupon throughouttheundergraduatecurriculum.The introductorymaterialsengineeringcoursesfamiliarize studentswiththegeneralideasandterminology.Three instrumentationintensivecoursesonmethodsand analysisspecificallyaddresstheobservationalbasisof thematerialsandmetallurgicalengineeringdiscipline. Fourclassestargetthetheoriesusedtounderstandthe relationsbetweenprocessingandmicrostructureaswell asthosebetweenmicrostructureandmacroscopic propertiesintheareasofmetals,ceramics,polymers,and composites.Upperlevelelectivematerialscourses chosenfromarotatingselectioninvestigatemore specializedtopicssuchaselectronicandnanomaterials. Theseniordesignsequenceemphasizesthesynthesisof skillsandideasaswellasprovidingexperiencein teamworkandpracticaldesign. Researchexperienceforthestudentsisavailableand encouragedthroughparttimeemploymentinthebroad rangeofMaterialsresearchprojectsthatareongoingin thedepartmentandalsointheEnergeticMaterials ResearchandTestingCenter,NewMexicoBureauof GeologyandMineralResources,andPetroleum RecoveryResearchCenter.Departmentalcollaborations withscientistsandengineersatLosAlamosandSandia NationalLaboratoriesprovideanotheravenuefor studentinvolvementinresearchprojects.Manyofour undergraduatestudentspursuegraduatedegreeseither atNewMexicoTechorelsewherewhileothersseek employmentdirectly. TheMaterialsandMetallurgicalEngineering Departmentoperatesandmaintainsabroadrangeof instrumentationforcharacterizationandtesting.Afull listofinstrumentationresourcesisavailableonthe departmentswebsite.Ofparticularnoteisthebroad rangeofmicroscopycapabilitiesavailableforresearch andinstruction,includinglightmicroscopes,scanning electronmicroscopesandascanningprobe(atomicforce) microscope.

Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering


Minimumcredithoursrequired131 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page 87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: MATH231(4),335(3) ES110(2),111(3),201(3),302(3),332(3)orEE211(3)

237 MATE101L(1),202&202L(4),235&235L(4),301(3), 310(3),311(3),314(3),350(3),351(3),410(3),445 (3), 481(3),482(3) METE327(3) Advancedbasicscience(3):CHEM311,331,333or MATE452arerecommended. Technicalelectives(12):ApprovedupperlevelMATE and METEcourses.Upto3credithourscanbecompletedoutside thedepartmentwiththeconsentofthedepartment. Electivestocomplete131credithours Creditfortrigonometryorcollegealgebraisnotallowedfor engineeringstudents. Allengineeringmajorsarerequiredtotakethe FundamentalsinEngineering(FE)examasarequirementfor graduation. Semester5 3METE327(Metals) 3Humanities/SocialScience 3ES302(MechanicsofMaterials) 3MATE350(MaterialsThermodynamics) 3MATE310(ProcessingandMicrostructure) 15Totalcredithours Semester6 3ENGL341(TechnicalWriting) 3ES332orEE211(ElectricalEngineering) 3MATE301(Ceramics) 3MATE351(Polymers) 3MATE314(TransportProcesses) 3MATE311(ThermalandMechanicalProperties) 18Totalcredithours Semester7 3TechnicalElective* 3TechnicalElective* 3MATE445(Composites) 3MATE481(SeniorDesign1) 3MATE410(MicrostructuralCharacterization) 15Totalcredithours Semester8 3TechnicalElective* 3TechnicalElective* 3AdvancedBasicScienceElective* 3MATE482(SeniorDesign2) 3Humanities 15Totalcredithours *Electivesmustbeapprovedbythestudentsadvisor.

Sample Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering


Semester1 1MATE101L(Intro.MaterialsLab) 3ENGL111(CollegeEnglish1) 4MATH131(Calculus1) 4CHEM121&121L(GeneralChemistry1) 3SocialScience 2ES110(intro.toEngineering) 17Totalcredithours Semester2 3ENGL112(CollegeEnglish2) 4MATH132(Calculus2) 4CHEM122&122L(GeneralChemistry2) 3ES111(ComputerProgramming) 3SocialScience 17Totalcredithours

Semester3 4MATE202&202L(GeneralMaterials1) 4MATH231(Calculus3) 5PHYS121&121L(GeneralPhysics1) 3Humanities 16Totalcredithours Semester4 3MATH335(AppliedAnalysis) 5PHYS122&122L(GeneralPhysics2) 4MATE235&235L(GeneralMaterials2) 3ES201(Statics) 3SocialScience 18Totalcredithours

Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Engineering with Metallurgical Engineering Option


Minimumcredithoursrequired131 InadditiontotheGeneralEducationCoreCurriculum(page 87),thefollowingcoursesarerequired: MATH231(4),335(3) ES110(2),111(3),201(3),302(3),332(3)orEE211(3) MATE101L(1),202&202L(4),235&235L(4),301(3), 310(3),311(3),314(3),350(3),410(3),445(3),481 (3),482(3) METE326(3),327(3) Advancedbasicscience(3):CHEM311,331,333or MATE452arerecommended. Technicalelectives(12):ApprovedupperlevelMATE andMETEcourses.Upto3credithourscanbe completedoutsidethedepartmentwiththeconsent ofthedepartment.

238 Electivestocomplete131credithours Creditfortrigonometryorcollegealgebraisnot allowedforengineeringstudents. Allengineeringmajorsarerequiredtotakethe FundamentalsinEngineering(FE)examasarequirementfor graduation.

Sample Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering with Metallurgical Engineering Option
Semester1 1MATE101L(Intro.MaterialsLab) 3ENGL111(CollegeEnglish1) 4MATH131(Calculus1) 4CHEM121&121L(GeneralChemistry1) 3SocialScience 2ES110(Intro.toEngineering) 17Totalcredithours Semester2 3ENGL112(CollegeEnglish2) 4MATH132(Calculus2) 4CHEM122&122L(GeneralChemistry2) 3ES111(ComputerProgramming) 3SocialScience 17Totalcredithours Semester3 4MATE202&202L(GeneralMaterials1) 4MATH231(Calculus3) 5PHYS121&121L(GeneralPhysics1) 3Humanities 16Totalcredithours Semester4 3MATH335(AppliedAnalysis) 5PHYS122&122L(GeneralPhysics2) 4MATE235&235L(GeneralMaterials2) 3ES201(Statics) 3SocialScience 18Totalcredithours Semester5 3METE327(Metals) 3Humanities/SocialScience 3ES302(MechanicsofMaterials) 3MATE350(MaterialsThermodynamics) 3MATE310(ProcessingandMicrostructure) 15Totalcredithours

Semester6 3MATE311(ThermalandMechanicalProperties) 3MATE314(TransportProcesses) 3METE326(ProcessMetallurgy) 3ES332orEE211(ElectricalEngineering) 3ENGL341(TechnicalWriting) 3Humanities 18Totalcredithours Semester7 3TechnicalElective* 3TechnicalElective* 3MATE431(ManufacturingProcesses) 3MATE481(SeniorDesign1) 3MATE410(MicrostructuralCharacterization) 15Totalcredithours Semester8 3TechnicalElective* 3TechnicalElective* 3AdvancedBasicScienceElective* 3METE482(SeniorDesign2) 3MATE435(MechanicalBehavior) 15Totalcredithours *Electivesmustbeapprovedbythestudentsadvisor.

Minor in Materials Engineering


Minimumcredithoursrequired17 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: MATE202andMATE235(6+). ApprovedTechnicalElectives(toyieldtotalof17).

Minor in Polymer Science


Minimumcredithoursrequired19 Thefollowingcoursesarerequired: CHEM334(3),446(3) MATE202&202L(4)or235&235L(4) MATE351(3) ApprovedTechnicalElectives(6)

Graduate Programs Master of Science in Materials Engineering


Thestudentscourseofstudymustbeapprovedby thestudentsadvisorycommitteeandmustfulfillthe generalrequirementsforthemastersdegreeandmust includeMATE/METE591(thesis).Nomorethanthree credithoursofdirectedstudycanbeusedtosatisfythe courseworkrequirements.

239 StudentsmusttakeMATE592eachsemesteroffered ifthestudentisinresidence.Distanceeducation studentswillberequiredtodocumentconference participationinlieuofthisrequirement. OnlyonecreditofMATE592maybeusedtofulfill degreerequirements. hoursofapprovedcoursework,ofwhichatleast12credit hoursmustbein500levelcourses;nomorethanthreeof thesehoursshouldbedirectedstudy.Studentsmusttake MATE592eachsemesterofferedifthestudentisin residence. Distanceeducationstudentswillberequiredtodocument conferenceparticipationinlieuofthisrequirement.Only onecreditofMATE592maybeusedtofulfilldegree requirements. Dissertationresearchmustalsobecompleted.Inorderto pursuedissertationresearch,thestudentmustpassa candidacyexaminationandaqualifyingexamination.An oraldefenseofthecompletedwrittendissertationisalso required. Suitabletopicsfordoctoralcandidatescanbeselected fromabroadrangeofmaterialsissues(relatingtoceramics, composites,metals,orpolymers)thatareofcurrentinterest tothedepartmentsfaculty. SpecialPrograms Studentspursuinganadvanceddegreeinmaterialsmay electtoemphasizeanddevelopabackgroundinthegeneral areaofmaterialswithresearchcenteredaroundanareaof structurepropertyprocessingperformanceofmetals, ceramics,polymers,andcomposites.Thiscouldinvolve modernmicrostructuralcharacterizationtechniques(Xrays andelectronmicroscopy);mechanicalandphysicalproperty measurements;explosiveforming,hardening,and consolidation;performanceunderconditionsoffatigue, hightemperatures,andaggressiveenvironments. Interdisciplinaryprogramsintheareasofmaterialsare encouraged.Jointdissertationsupervisionisprovidedby theappropriatedepartmentsordivisions.Researchfacilities notavailableonthecampusmaybeavailablethrough cooperativeagreementswiththeAirForceWeapons LaboratoryatKirtlandAirForceBaseandSandiaNational LaboratoriesinAlbuquerque,andLosAlamosNational Laboratory.

Master of Science in Materials Engineering, Independent Study Option


Astudentmaypetitionthedepartmentwiththe approvalofthefacultytopursueaMasterofScience degreewithanindependentoptionmustcompletea minimumof30credithoursofwhich3credithours mustbeindependentstudyandaminimumof18credit hoursmustbe400500levelMaterialsorMetallurgical Engineeringcourses.Thestudentscourseofstudy mustbeapprovedbythestudentsadvisorcommittee andmustfulfilltheotherrequirementsoftheMSdegree withtheexceptionofthe6credithoursofthesis. FiveYearBachelor/MasterDegreeProgram ThedegreesofMSandBSinMaterialsEngineering maybeachievedinfiveyearsbyfulfillingthe requirementsforaBSdegreeandaMSdegreeinthe followingyearuponsatisfyingtherequirementsfor eithertheThesisorIndependentStudyOption.A minimumof161credithoursarerequiredtocomplete bothdegrees.Tobeconsideredforthisprogram studentstypicallyapplyattheendoftheirsophomore year.Admissioniscontingentupontheirhavinga3.0 GPAandtheacceptabilityoftheirproposedcourseof study.Studentswithupperdivisionstandingmayapply butacceptancewillbeconditional.Studentsinthe5 yearprogrammustapplyforgraduatestanding, normallyintheir6thsemester.Graduateadmissionwill becontingentuponadherencetotheapprovedprogram ofstudyanda3.0minimumoverallcumulativeGPA. Graduatestatuswillbegranteduponfulfillmentofthe requirementsfortheBSdegree. DoctorofPhilosophyinMaterialsEngineering Theprospectivedoctoralcandidateshoulddevelopa goodbackgroundinmaterialssciences,chemistry, physics,andmathematics,inadditiontoachievinga highlevelofcompetenceinaspecializedareaof materials.Programsarearrangedbytheprospective studentandthestudentsadvisorycommittee. Additionalinformationcanbefoundunderthe GraduateProgram(page34). Inadditiontothecourserequirementsspecifiedfor theM.S.degree,studentsseekingthePh.D.degreein materialsarerequiredtotakeaminimumof24credit

Materials Engineering Courses:


MATE101L,IntroductoryMaterialsEngineering Laboratory,1cr,3labhrs Handsonlaboratoryexperiencewithsomefundamental conceptsinmaterialsengineering:classificationofsolids, gelationprocesses,particulatedispersions,nucleationand growthofcrystals,phasediagrams,magneticdomains, (explosive)welding,andcompositedesign.Course providesaglossaryoftermsandconceptsusedinthefield ofmaterialsscienceandengineering.

240 MATE102L,IntroductoryMaterialsEngineeringLaboratory,2 cr,3labhrs SeedescriptionforMATE101Lwithadditionalemphasison explorationofcareeropportunitiesinMaterialsScienceand Engineering. MATE103L,IntroductiontoElectronMicroscopy, 1cr,3labhrs Studentswillobtainabasicunderstandingofvarious techniquesofelectronmicrocopyincludingScanningElectron Microscopy(SEM),TransmissionElectronMicroscopy,Auger ElectronSpectroscopy(AES),SecondaryIonMassSpectroscopy (SIMS),andAtomicForceMicroscopy(AFM).Demonstrations ofvariousapplicationsofthesetechniqueswillbegiven. MATE104L,IntroductiontoElectronMicroscopy, 2cr,3labhrs SeedescriptionforMATE103Lwithadditionalemphasison ElectronMicroscopyacrossmultipledisciplines. MATE202,MaterialsEngineeringI,4cr, Corequisite:CHEM122 Applicationofthestudentsbackgroundinphysicalsciences, mathematics,andcomputersciencetothesolutionof elementaryproblemsinthematerialssciences.Introductionto metallurgicaltechniquesandthescienceofmaterials. Elementarydesignproblemsinvolvingtheoptimumuseof materials. MATE202LMaterialsEngineeringILaboratory,1cr,3labhrs Corequisite:MATE202 Laboratoryexperimentsaddressingelementarydesign problemsinvolvingoptimaluseofmaterials.Designedto reinforceprinciplesdiscussedinMate202. MATE235MaterialsEngineeringII,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:CHEM122and122L Corequisite:Phys122&122L Surveyoftechnologicallyimportantmaterialsincluding ceramics,glasses,semiconductors,polymersandcomposites. Theobjectiveistounderstandthechemicalcomposition, structure,processingandpropertyrelationshipsinmaterial systems.Thestudentwillobtainabasicunderstandingofthe principlesofelectronictransport,dielectric,thermal,opticaland mechanicalpropertiesofengineeredsolids.Undergraduate studentsmajoringinMaterialsEngineeringmusttakeMate235L concurrently. MATE235LMaterialsEngineeringIILaboratory,1cr,3 labhrs Prerequisites:CHEM122and122L Corequisites:MATE235 Laboratoryexperimentsintroducingthefabricationof technicalmaterialsandthemeasurementoftheir properties.Designedtoreinforceprinciplesdiscussedin Mate235. MATE301,IntroductiontoCeramicEngineering,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisites:MATE202or235;orconsentofinstructor Ceramicprocessingandbeneficationtechniques,from rawmaterialstofinishedproducts.Chemistryand structureofceramicrawmaterials.Microstructuresof traditional(porcelainandglass)andadvanced(modern structuralandelectrical)ceramics.Propertiesofceramics, andtheirdependenceonprocessingandmicrostructure. MATE310ProcessingandMicrostructureMethodsand Analysis3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:MATE202,MATE235;orconsentof instructor Emphasisontherelationshipbetweenprocessingand microstructure.Processingtechniquesusedtoform metals,ceramics,polymers,andcompositeswillbe studiedsuchasextrusion,pressing,forging,rolling, casting,andjoining.Elementaryanalysistechniquessuch asopticalandelectronmicroscopywillbeusedto illustratetheeffectofprocessingonmicrostructure. MATE311ThermalandMechanicalMethodsand Analysis3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisites:MATE202,MATE235,ES302;orconsentof instructor Emphasisontheuseofthermalandmechanical techniquestobothinfluenceandmeasuretheproperties ofmetals,polymers,ceramics,andcomposites.Thermal techniquessuchasDSC,DTA,TGA,TMA,and dilatometrywillbedescribed.Thermalprocessingand temperaturemeasurementtechniqueswillalsobe covered.Mechanicaltechniquessuchasviscometry, rheometry,strength/toughnesstesting,hardnesstesting, andfatiguewillbecovered.Thesethermaland mechanicaltechniqueswillbeusedtoelucidatethe relationshipbetweenpropertiesandmicrostructure, relaxationmechanisms,lifetimepredictions,phase transformations,chemicalreactions,andsynthesis.

241 MATE314,TransportProcesses,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATH131,MATH132;PHYS121 Introductiontotheconceptsoffluiddynamicsandmass andheattransfer. MATE350,MaterialsThermodynamics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH231 Themathematicalstructureofthermodynamicsis developedandelucidatedfromatransportprocessbased perspective.Basicquantitiessuchasheatandtemperatureare carefullydefined.TheconservednatureoftheFirstLawand thenonconservednatureoftheSecondLawareemphasized. Theconsequencesoftheensuingstabilityconditionsare exploredintheareaofphaseequilibriuminmulticomponent mixtures.(SameasChE349) MATE351,IntroductiontoPolymericMaterials,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATE202orMATE235,MATH231orMATH 335 Basicconceptsofpolymerscience;polymerizationreactions andmechanisms,aswellaskineticsinvolved;polymer solutions,molecularweightdeterminations,analysisand testingofpolymers;structuralpropertiesofpolymers; propertiesofcommercialpolymers;processingofpolymers. MATE402,PhysicalCeramics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE301 Reviewofceramicmicrostructures.Atomistic, microstructural,andthermodynamicoriginsofceramic properties,withemphasisontheeffectsofatomicand structuraldefectsandinterpretationofphasediagrams. MATE410MicrostructuralCharacterizationMethodsand Analysis3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122,MATE202,MATE235orconsentof instructor Crystallineandnoncrystallinematerialsarecharacterized usingvarioustypesofscattering,diffraction,absorptionand microscopytechniques.Methodologiessuchasxray diffraction,electrondiffractionandmicroscopyareintroduced foranalyzingcrystallographicandotherstructuralproperties ofmetals,ceramics,polymersandcomposites. MATE430,DesignandAnalysisofExperiments,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Seniorstanding Methodsofstatisticsandmodelingimportanttomany problemsinmaterialsscienceandengineeringincludingSix Sigma.Examplesarechosenfromanumberofactual experiences.Safetyconsiderationsandexperimentdesign includinganalysisofrisk,howrisksmaybeintegrated,and howformalproceduresshouldbeestablished.Theuseof informationsources,suchasmaterialssafetydatasheets (MSDS).(SameasChE463) MATE431,FundamentalsinManufacturingProcessesof MaterialsI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATE202;ES302;andseniorstandingor consentofinstructor Introductiontomaterialsdesign;flowtheoriesandwork ofdeformation;microstructurepropertyrelationshipsfor differentmaterials;fracture;castingandheatflow/mass transferissues;bulkdeformationprocessingwith applicationstorollingandextrusion;powdermetallurgy andsinteringofmetalandceramicpowders. MATE434,IntroductiontoSolidificationandPhase Transformations,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATE350;METE327 Corequisite:MATE442 Thermodynamicconsiderationsandphasediagrams (review);influenceofinterfacesonequilibrium;influenceof interfacesandofstrainenergyonmicrostructureand kinetics;solidificationofsinglecomponentand multicomponentsystems;ingots,castings,andweldings; solgelprocessing;diffusionaltransformationsinsolids: precipitation,eutectoidtransformations,massive transformations,andordering;diffusionlesstransformations insolids:martensitictransformations. MATE435,MechanicalBehaviorofMaterials,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE202orconsentofinstructor Elasticityandplasticity;flowcriteria.Strengthening mechanisms.Deformationprocesses.Mechanicaltestingof materials:tensile,hardness,fatigue,fracture,formability. MATE441,441L,XRayDiffraction,3cr,2clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122,MATE202orMATE235 PropertiesandgenerationofXrays,Xraydiffraction phenomena.Singlecrystalandpowdertechniquesforstudy ofstructureofmetalsandalloys,imperfections,stress,and strain. MATE442,SolidStateDiffusion,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE314orES314 Developmentofthediffusionequationsinsolidsand theirsolutionsbyanalyticalandnumericalmethods. Diffusiontheoryandmechanisms.Diffusionphenomenain semiconductors,metals,alloys,ioniccrystals,andoxides. Thermodynamic,pointdefectanddefectreactions,and impurityeffects.Highdiffusivitypaths;Electromigration (EM)inmetallicfilmsandEMmeasurement.Reviewof experimentaltechniques.

242 MATE443,MagneticMaterials,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE235orconsentofinstructor Theoriginofmagnetism,theoryofmagnetism, comparisonofdiamagnetic,paramagnetic,ferromagnetic, andferromagneticsolids.Magneticmeasurements,magnetic characterizationtechniques,domaintheoryandhysteresis. Structureprocessingpropertyrelationshipsinmagnetic materials.Applicationsofhardandsoftmagnetic materials. MATE445,IntroductiontoCompositeMaterials,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisites:ES302orconsentofinstructor Reinforcementmaterials,glass,Kevlar,polyethylene, carbon,boron,siliconcarbide,alumina,metallicfibers. Interfacebetweenthematrixandfiber.Polymermatrix,metal matrix,andceramicmatrixcomposites.Mechanismoffiber strengthening.Micromechanicsandmacromechanicsof compositematerials,theirstrengthandfracturebehavior. MATE446,ComputerSimulationinMaterialsScience,3cr, 3clhrs Prerequisite:MATH231 Computersimulationtechniquesareintroducedand appliedtosystemsofinteresttoMaterialsScience.Monte CarloandMolecularDynamicsmethodsareusedtoexplore propertiesattheatomiclevel. MATE447,OpticalMaterials,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE235orconsentofinstructor Reviewofopticalphenomena:reflection,transmission, absorption,color,polarization,refractionandbirefringence, andtheirorigininmaterials.Structureprocessingproperty relationshipsinopticalmaterialsincludingcrystals,glasses, andthinfilms.Applicationsincludingmirrors,filters,lenses, lasers,electrooptics,detectorsandfiberoptics. MATE452,PhysicsofMetalsandCeramics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Seniorstandingorconsentofinstructor Discussionofphysicalpropertiesofmetals, semiconductors,anddielectricsfromtheviewpointofsolid statetheories.Electrondynamics,electronictransport, electromagneticwaveinteractionswithsolids,wave mechanics,quantummechanics,freeelectrontheory,band theoryofsolids.Applicationofsemiconductorandquantum physicstomodernelectronicandoptoelectronicdevices. MATE452L,ElectronicMaterialsLaboratory,1cr,3labhrs Prerequisites:MATE235,235L,orconsentofinstructor Useofelectronicmeasurementequipmenttocharacterize thebehaviorofcommoncircuitcomponents:resistors, capacitors,inductors,temperatureandvoltagedependent resistors,diodes.Interpretationofelectronicpropertiesof materials. MATE460,FailureAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ES302 Failureanalysisisthescienceofunravelingwhya productfailedunexpectedly.Theresultsofthefailure analysismaybeusedtodesignabetterproduct,oras evidenceinlitigation.Thiscoursewillcovertheproper methodologyforinvestigatingafailure,thecommon failuremodesofstructuresandmachines,fractography, theprocedureforwritingafailureanalysisreport,and thelegalimplications. MATE466,InterfacialPhenomena,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE350orequivalentorconsentofinstructor Thermodynamicsofinterfaces(liquid/liquid,liquid/ vapor,liquid/solid,solid/solid,solid/vapor)interfacial equilibria;interfacialfreeenergy(surfacetension measurementsinliquids;specificsurfacefreeenergyin solidsystems);structureofsolidsurfacesandinterfaces; propertiesofinterfaces;casestudiesinethicaldecision making.ShareslectureswithMATE566,butisgraded separatelyandadditionalworkisrequiredatthe graduatelevel. MATE467,MaterialsSeminar,2cr,2clhrs Prerequisite:Seniorstanding Students,faculty,anddistinguishedvisitorsdiscuss subjectsofcurrentand/orlongrangeinterestinvarious fieldsofmaterials. MATE470,CorrosionPhenomena,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:CHEM122,MATE202orMATE235 Theoryofaqueouscorrosion(thermodynamicsand kinetics);formsofcorrosion;corrosiontestingand evaluation;designingtominimizecorrosion;methodsof corrosionprevention;corrosionofspecificsystems;case studies. MATE472,AdvancedTransportPhenomena,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:ES216and350orMATE314orconsentof instructor Advancedtopicsinmomentum,heat,andmass transfer.NewtonianandnonNewtonianfluidbehavior andlaminarflowproblems,elementaryturbulentflow concepts,energybalanceapplicationsinincompressible fluidflow,flowandvacuumproduction.Fourierslaw andthermalconductivityofmaterials,steadystateand timedependentheatconduction,applicationin solidification,elementaryconvectiveheattransfer. Diffusivityofmaterials,diffusioningases,liquidsand solidsandthroughporousmedia,timedependent diffusion,andinterphasemasstransfer.

243 MATE474,PolymerProcessingandCharacterization,3cr,2 clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:MATE351orconsentofinstructor Apracticalandhandsoncoursecoveringtheessentials ofpolymerprocessingandpolymermaterials characterization.Asurveyofpolymerprocessingtechniques withemphasisonthefundamentalsofextrusion.Labtopics include:extruderoperation,compounding,scanning calorimetry,rheometry,andmechanicaltesting.Fieldtripsto manufacturingfacilities.(SameasChE474) MATE479,TransmissionElectronMicroscopy,3cr,2clhrs, 3labhrs Prerequisite:MATE441,MATE410,orconsentofinstructor Electronoptics,designandoperationofTEM;specimen preparation;electrondiffractionandinterpretationof diffractionpatterns;imaging,dynamicaltheory;image interpretationforperfectcrystals,crystaldefects,interfaces andprecipitates.UseofaTEM. MATE480,AdvancedDislocationTheory,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:METE327orconsentofinstructor Dislocationsinisotropiccontinua;effectsofdislocations oncrystalstructure;pointdefectsandphysicalproperties; pointdefectsandmechanicalproperties;dislocationpoint defectinteractionsandgroupsofdislocations;dislocation interactions. ShareslectureswithMATE580,butisgradedseparatelyand additionalworkisrequiredatthegraduatelevel. MATE481,481L,EngineeringDesignI,3cr,2clhrs,3lab hrs Prerequisite:SeniorStanding,MATE301,MATE351,METE 327,MATE310,MATE311 Studentdesignteamsbeginayearlongcapstonedesign project.Theteamswillidentifyprojectneeds,establishgoals, determinedesignrequirements,producealternatesolutions, andperformdetailedplanning.Projectinitiation,periodic designreportsanddesignreviews.Students,faculty,and distinguishedvisitorsdiscusssubjectsofcurrentand/orlong rangeinterestinvariousfieldsofmaterials.Undergraduate studentsmajoringinMaterialsEngineeringarerequiredto takeMATE481andMATE481Lconcurrently.(Sameas METE481) MATE482,482L,EngineeringDesignII,3cr,2clhrs,3 labhrs Prerequisite:MATE481,MATE481L ContinuationofthedesignprojectsinitiatedinMATE 481.Thestudentdesignteamsbringtheprojectstoa successfulconclusion.Economicanalysisanddetailed costevaluation,useofengineeringstatisticsindata analysisanddesignofexperiments,preparationand presentationoffinalprojectreport.Undergraduate studentsmajoringinMaterialsEngineeringarerequired totakeMATE482andMATE482Lconcurrently.(Same asMETE482) MATE483,483L,ScanningElectronMicroscopy,3cr,2 clhrs,3labhrs Prerequisite:PHYS122orconsentofinstructor Fundamentaltheoryandexperimentaltechniquesin scanningelectronmicroscopy.Electronoptics,electron beaminteractionswithsolids,signaldetectionand processing.ChemicalXraymicroanalysis. UndergraduatestudentsmajoringinMaterials EngineeringarerequiredtotakeMATE483andMATE 483Lconcurrently. MATE491,DirectedStudy/SeniorThesis,3cr Prerequisite:Seniorstandingorconsentofinstructor MATE500,DirectedResearch,crtobearranged Prerequisite:Graduatestanding Thiscoursemaynotbeusedtofulfillgraduatedegree requirements. MATE501,FoundationsofMaterials,3cr Prerequisite:Graduatestanding ThiscourseisdesignedfortheMaterialsgraduate studentswithundergraduatedegreesfromother disciplines.Fundamentalelementsofmetals,ceramics, polymersandcompositeswillbecovered. MATE502,PhysicalCeramics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE301 Reviewofceramicmicrostructures.Atomistic, microstructural,andthermodynamicoriginsofceramic properties,withemphasisontheeffectsofatomicand structuraldefectsandinterpretationofphasediagrams. ShareslectureswithMATE402,butisgradedseparately, andadditionalworkisrequiredatthegraduatelevel.

244 MATE503,CrystalChemistryandCrystalPhysics,3cr,3cl hrs Prerequisite:Graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor Classificationofelementsandions.Bondingandrulesfor buildingofstructuresinsolids.Systematicreviewofthebasic crystalstructuresofinorganicsolidsandtheirrelationship withobservedmacroscopicproperties.Introductiontocrystal physics,relatingmeasurablequantitiestocrystalsymmetry. MATE504,NonlinearDielectricCeramics,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE235andgraduatestanding;orconsentof instructor Reviewofpolarizationmechanismsandrelaxation phenomenainnonlineardielectrics.Newcapacitor formulations(highpermittivity)andrelaxorferroelectrics. Ferroelectricphasetransitionsandphenomenology. Piezoelectricity,pyroelectricity,andapplications. MATE505,ElectronicMaterials,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE235andgraduatestanding;orconsentof instructor Reviewofelectronic,atomic,anddefectstructureswhich governelectricalbehaviorofceramicsandmetals.Bulkand printed(thickfilm)electronicsensorsandcomponents. Superionicconductorsusedinsolidelectrolytebatteries,and developmentsinnewhightemperaturesuperconducting ceramics.Polarizationmechanismsandrelaxation phenomenaindielectrics,withdiscussionoflowpermittivity andmicrowavedielectrics. MATE509,StatisticalMechanicsofSimpleMaterials,3cr,3 clhrs Prerequisite:GraduateStandingorconsentofinstructor Materialsthatcanbefooledintolookinglikeidealgases areusedtointroducetheconceptsandmethodsofstatistical mechanics.Topicscoveredinclude:gasadsorption, blackbodyradiation,superfluidityandsuperconductivity, blackholeformation,electricalconductivity,theCurie temperature,andthecalculationofpi. MATE510,MechanicalPropertiesofOrderedIntermetallic Alloys,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor Developmentofunderstandingofthemechanical behavioroforderedalloysandoftheprocessofalloy development.Crystalstructures,orderingphenomena,lattice defectsinorderedalloys,tensileandcompressivebehavior, anomalousyielding,enhancedworkhardening,fracture, creepandfatigue,environmentaleffects,alloydevelopment strategies. MATE512,ElectronicThinFilms:Scienceand Technology,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor Discussionofthinfilmdepositiontechniques (evaporation,sputtering,molecularbeamepitaxy,liquid phaseepitaxy,andchemicalvapordeposition),andtheir applicationsandlimitations.Thinfilmgrowth mechanism.Stressandinterdiffusioninthinfilms. Electricalandopticalpropertiesofthinfilms, heterostructures,quantumwells,andsuperlattices. MATE514,LiquidStateTheory,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE509,GraduateStandingorconsentof instructor Anintroductiontothestudyofmanyparticlesystems andtothetechniquesofcomputersimulation.The statisticalmechanicsofsimpleliquidsandtheirmixtures, withparticularemphasisontheatomicoriginofthe structurefactorandtherelationshipsbetween atomiclevelstructureandmacroscopic,thermodynamic properties. MATE516,BiomimeticMaterials,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor Anoverviewofthefieldofbiomimetics:the achievementofunusualmaterialspropertiesorprocesses bymimicryofvariousaspectsofbiologicalsystems. Mimicryofnaturalstructuraldesign;biomimetic materialsprocessing;artificialphotosynthesis; biomolecularelectronics;andbiomimeticcatalysis. Interdisciplinarystudies. MATE530,DesignandAnalysisofExperiments,3cr,3 clhrs Methodsofstatisticsandmodelingimportanttomany problemsinmaterialsscienceandengineeringincluding SixSigma.Examplesarechosenfromanumberofactual experiences.Safetyconsiderationsandexperiment designincludinganalysisofrisk,howrisksmaybe integrated,andhowformalproceduresshouldbe established.Theuseofinformationsources,suchas materialssafetydatasheets(MSDS).Shareslectureswith MATE430,butisgradedseparately,andadditionalwork isrequiredatthegraduatelevel.

245 MATE531,FundamentalsinManufacturingProcessesof MaterialsI,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE202orequivalent;ES302orequivalent Introductiontomaterialsdesign;flowtheoriesandwork ofdeformation,microstructurepropertyrelationshipsfor differentmaterials;fracture;castingandheatflow/mass transferissues;bulkdeformationprocessingwith applicationstorollingandextrusion;powdermetallurgyand sinteringofmetalandceramicpowders.Shareslectureswith MATE431,butisgradedseparately,andadditionalworkto includelearningmanufacturingsoftware,aswellasa detailedresearchpaper,isrequiredatthegraduatelevel. MATE534,IntroductiontoSolidificationandPhase Transformations,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATE350;METE327 Corequisite:MATE442 Thermodynamicconsiderationsandphasediagrams (review);influenceofinterfacesonequilibrium;influenceof interfacesandofstrainenergyonmicrostructureand kinetics;solidificationofsinglecomponentand multicomponentsystems;ingots,castings,andweldings;sol gelprocessing;diffusionaltransformationsinsolids: precipitation,eutectoidtransformations,massive transformations,andordering;diffusionlesstransformations insolids:martensitictransformations.Shareslectureswith MATE434(formerly444),butisgradedseparately,and additionalworkisrequiredatthegraduatelevel. MATE541,AdvancedPhysicalMetallurgy,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:METE327;orconsentoftheinstructor Applicationofthermodynamicprinciplestoformationand stabilityofalloysystems.Recrystallization.Precipitation hardening.Physicalmetallurgyofsteels,aluminum,rapidly solidifiedalloys,andquasicrystals. MATE543,AdvancedMechanicalMetallurgy,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisites:MATE435 Theoryofelasticity/plasticity;dislocationtheory; strengtheningmechanisms;tensiletesting;fractureand relatedfailurephenomena;principalfeaturesoffatigueand creep;metalworking;relatedstrainstatestrainrate phenomena,includingshockdeformationandhighenergy rateforming. MATE544,StrengtheningMechanisms,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE435orconsentofinstructor Applicationofdislocationtheorytoprecipitation, dispersionandsolutionhardening;yielding;strainaging; HallPetchphenomenaandstrengtheningbygrain refinement;strengtheningbydislocationsubstructures;work hardening;strengthofmartensite;fiberreinforced composites;productionofstrongmicrostructures. MATE545,MicromechanicsofFracture,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE435orequivalentorconsentof instructor Analysisofcriteriaforcrackinitiationand propagationleadingtostructuralfailure;studyof fracturemechanicsstartingwithGriffiththeoryfor ideallybrittlematerialsthroughplanestrainand ultimatelyelasticplastictoughnessphenomena.Effects ofgeometry,rate,environment,andmicrostructurewill beconsideredasrelatedtomicromechanismsoffracture (cleavage,ductilefracture,fatigue,stresscorrosion cracking). MATE548,AdvancedCompositeMaterials,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE445orconsentofinstructor Reinforcements,theirfabricationandproperties. Matrixmaterialsandtheircharacteristics.Interfacesin varioustypesofcomposites.Micromechanicsof composites;macromechanicsofcomposites.Failure processesincomposites.Designingwithcomposites. Specificimportantcompositesystems,theirfabrication, properties,andapplications. MATE554,ScatteringTechniques,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:MATE351orconsentofinstructor Applicationofscatteringtechniquestothe characterizationofpolymericmaterials,rangingfrom polymersolutionstomeltsorcomposites.Molecular motionofpolymersinsolutionsandmelts,FloryHuggin theory,phaseseparation.Fundamentalsand applicationsofscatteringtechniquestopolymeric materials.Dynamiclightscattering,laserlightscattering neutronscattering,Xrayscattering. MATE560,FailureAnalysis,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:ES302orconsentofinstructor Failureanalysisisthescienceofunravelingwhya productfailedunexpectedly.Theresultsofthefailure analysismaybeusedtodesignabetterproduct,oras evidenceinlitigation.Thiscoursewillcovertheproper methodologyforinvestigatingafailure,thecommon failuremodesofstructuresandmachines,fractography, theprocedureforwritingafailureanalysisreport,and thelegalimplications.ShareslecturewithMATE460, butisgradedseparately,andadditionalgraduatelevel workisrequired.

246 MATE563,RadiationEffectsinMaterials,3cr,3clhrs Prerequisite:Graduatestandingorconsentofinstructor Fundamentalsofradiationdamage(energeticparticles andenergydissipation,atomicdisplacementsandcascades, evolutionofdamage);materialdependentradiationdamage phenomena(atatomic,microstructural,andmacrostructural levels);applications(swiftionirradiationeffects,ionbeam modificationofmaterials,nanostructuredesignvia irradiation,nuclearfuelsandwasteforms,radiationdetectors anddosimeters,solarandgalacticcosmicparticles). MATE566,InterfacialPhenomena,3cr,3clhrs Thermodynamicsofinterfaces(liquid/liquid,liquid/vapor, liquid/solid,solid/solid,solid/vapor);interfacialequilibria; interfacialfreeenergy(surfacetensionmeasurementsin liquids;specificsurfacefreeenergyinsolidsystems); structureofsolidsurfacesandinterfaces;propertiesof interfaces. MATE56