STEM OPT Programs

Interested in working in the US after graduating? With an approved application for Optional Practical Training (OPT), students can work in their field after graduation. UNM's Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) works with UNM international students to complete & submit their OPT applications and to make the transition from student to career, smooth. While all students are eligible to work for one year after graduation, the following majors can stay three years after graduation while employed.  

Stem Programs Available at The University of New Mexico

STEM (Non Engineering)Engineering 
  • Archeology 
  • Architecture (Masters
  • Astrophysics 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biology 
  • Biomedical Sciences 
  • Computer Science 
  • Construction Management 
  • Digital Media (Associates) 
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences 
  • Environmental Sciences 
  • Information Systems and Assurance 
  • Information Technology 
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences (Graduate)
  • Nanoscience and Microsystems 
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  • Physics 
  • Statistics 
  • Sustainability Studies 
  • Water Resources 
  • Biomedical 
  • Chemical 
  • Electrical 
  • Construction  
  • Hazardous Waste Engineering 
  • Manufacturing Engineering 
  • Nuclear Engineering 
  • Optical Science and Engineering 
  • Systems Engineering