Summer Classes At UNM-LA Available For All

UNM-LA is offering Chemistry 111, Elements of General Chemistry this summer. Courtesy photo
Students and staff enjoy the summer on the UNM-LA campus. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:

Summer classes at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will begin Monday, June 4. Registration is open and there are still openings in many face-to-face and online classes. Course schedules are available at various locations around Los Alamos and on the UNM-LA website.

UNM-LA offers many core curriculum classes that are transferrable, which may interest students who have just finished high school, college students who are home for the summer, and summer employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Some core courses include Composition III (ENGL 120), History of Art (ARTH 201), Elements of General Chemistry (CHEM 111), Macroeconomics (ECON 105), and Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101). Several math classes are also available including Trigonometry (MATH 123), Calculus I (MATH 162), Calculus II (MATH 163), and Calculus III (MATH 264). 

Dr. Thomas Beach will be teaching Introduction to Astronomy (ASTR 101/101L), for students seeking a science credit. The class meets 5:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the classroom, then from 8:15-10:15 p.m. for a lab, often moving outdoors to view the night sky through a telescope.

For students interested in Public Safety and Emergency Management, Principles of Emergency Management (PBST 102) will be offered online and taught by EMS Division Chief Benjamin Stone of the Los Alamos Fire Department.

Other classes that may be of interest to both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students include:

  • Literary Questions: The Monster(ous) in Fiction (COMP 224),
  • Introduction to the Opera (FA 229), and
  • Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CT 111).

Students interested in Friday only courses may select from:

  • Time Management (BSTC 115) and
  • Customer Service and Relations (BSTC 114).

Students who would normally pay out-of-state tuition at UNM-LA can take advantage of a special program provided by UNM-LA and the New Mexico Higher Education Department, which waives the non-resident portion of tuition during the summer, so that all students pay the in-state rate for the term.

Although a few courses are highlighted above, UNM-LA offers academic classes and academic programs in a variety of subjects to help students who are interested in increasing their knowledge, improving their skills, entering the workforce, or transferring to four-year degree programs. In addition to traditional face to face classes, UNM-LA also offers online and hybrid classes (a combination of face-to-face and online) to help meet the various scheduling issues and learning style preferences of students. There are a few classes that will start later in the semester as well. 

UNM–LA is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations for transfer, leading-edge career programs, and lifelong learning opportunities. Those wishing to enroll can do so either online or on the UNM-LA campus. For questions or more information about enrollment, contact UNM-LA Student Services at 505.662.0332 or visit

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