Math and Science


The Mathematics Department at UNM-Taos is dedicated to making mathematics accessible to all students. We are aiming to switch students from considering math courses as a process ("I have to pass this sequence of math classes so that I can get my degree.") to a preparation ("If I learn in these math classes I will acquire useful skills, which will help me in the future."). Let's prepare for the future by connecting math content to mathematical habits of mind and employment skills. Whether you are starting in elementary algebra or you are ready for Calculus I, we are here to support you in reaching your goals. We look forward to working with you during your academic career!

Natural Resources Management

The Natural Resources Management program within the Math & Sciences Department is for students who love the outdoors and want a job taking care of it. If you love fishing, hiking, and camping, then this is the program for you. We provide you with the education you need to understand environments, human impacts, and management approaches to protect and preserve wildlife, water, and land resources. We partner with federal agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service and local organizations such as Taos Land Trust to provide students with hands-on experience and skills. We support students through transfer to regional colleges/universities to complete Bachelor’s degrees. We have an excellent track record of job placement after degree completion.

Natural Resources Management Page

Degree Sheets 

Degree Listing

  • Associate of Science In Pre-Science

Subject Codes

  • Forestry (FORS)
  • Geology (GEOL)
  • Environmental Science (ENVS)
  • Astronomy (ASTR)
  • Math (MATH)
  • Biology (BIOL)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Physics (PHYS)
  • Natural Science (NTSC)


screen-shot-2020-08-17-at-3.45.53-pm.pngSequence of Mathematics Courses

The sequence of mathematics courses at UNM-Taos is shown here. It illustrates the prerequisites required for each course, and the order in which courses are to be taken, based on academic need.


Mathematics Learning Lab (MaLL)

The Mathematics Department supports CASA's Mathematics Learning Lab (MaLL). Be sure to log in for virtual support at the start of each semester in order to ensure success. 

If you are interested in supporting other students in their mathematics coursework, consider applying to be a paraeducator (peer tutor) with CASA. 


 Our Faculty


(From left to right) Jessica Phillips, Jane Colhoun, Dr. Colin Nicholls, Cheryl Hedden, Hollie Salazar, Dr. Tommy Ragland.

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Department Chair:
Dr. Colin Nicholls
Phone: 575.737.3701

Program Coordinator
Natural Resources Management:

Karen Loveless
Phone: 575.252.3811