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Earth and Planetary Science

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Earth and Planetary Science Program

Earth and Planetary Science is the study of the Earth and other bodies in the solar system.  At CNM, Geology is the focus of our Earth and Planetary Science program.  Introductory courses study the planet Earth, including the materials that make up the Earth, the processes that act on these materials, the evolution of the continents and life through time, and the science behind environmental issues.

This program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science in Earth and Planetary Science from CNM and prepare you to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Science at the University of New Mexico. However, if you are seeking a baccalaureate degree, you may also transfer to other institutions. Students interested in transfer to UNM should consult the UNM Earth and Planetary Science Department. You can refer to the catalog of your intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. You should also consult a faculty advisor and/or an Academic Coach with CNM Connect Services.