Arts - Associate of Arts
Since approximately half of the requirements for the Associate of Arts are met with elective courses, it is recommended that students plan these electives to meet other requirements for their bachelor’s degree, such as the second language requirement or specific requirements within the major.
A grade of C- or better is required in each course that fulfills the New Mexico Common Core Requirements.
Total Credits Required for Degree: 60
|Area I: Communications|
|ENGL 111G||Rhetoric and Composition||4|
|COMM 253G||Public Speaking||3|
|or COMM 265G||Principles of Human Communication|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Business and Professional Communication||3|
|Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences||3|
|Technical and Scientific Communication||3|
|Area II: Mathematics|
|Select any course from the Mathematics/Algebra area of the NM Common Core list. 1, 2||3-4|
|Area III: Laboratory Sciences|
|Select any two courses from the Laboratory Science area of the NM Common Core list. 1||8|
|Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences|
|Select two to three courses from different disciplines in the Social/Behavioral area of the NM Common Core list. 1, 3||6-9|
|Area V: Humanities/Fine Art|
|Select two to three courses from different disciplines in the Humanities/Fine Arts area of the NM Common Core list. 1, 3||6-9|
|Recommended Second Language Elective|
|Select any 111-112 Second Language sequence offered at NMSU campuses. 4||8|
|COLL 101||College/Life Success||1|
|C S 110||Computer Literacy||3|
|Select additional elective credits to bring total credits to 60.||12|
A full list of NM Common Core Classes can be found in the General Information section of this catalog.
Student’s subsequent transfer degree major should guide the selection of the math course.
Select a total of five courses between the Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Humanities/Fine Arts.
See your advisor for exact number of second language credits your selected major may require. Almost all College of Arts and Sciences majors required at least two semesters of a language; some require four semesters. New Mexico State University recommends that students take their language requirements as soon as possible and in sequence. See your advisor or the NMSU catalog for exceptions to the language requirements.