Associate of Arts and General Studies

The New Mexico General Education Common Core Certificate is an academic credential that recognizes accomplishment of the New Mexico Common Core and serves as an intermediate step towards completion of an associate degree for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.
The Associate Degree in General Studies equips students with the freedom to design their own two-year program by selecting classes that meet their needs governed only by departmental prerequisites. Note: A student who has previously earned an associate degree from NMSU or from any other institution is ineligible to receive an Associate Degree in General Studies.

The Associate of Arts Degree allows students to complete general education requirements for most bachelor degree programs. Students should choose electives to meet other requirements for their planned baccalaureate degree such as foreign language requirements or specific requirements within the major.

Graduation Requirements

ENGL 1110G Composition I with a C or higher; placement into college-level math and reading courses or completion of developmental courses with a C or higher; cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  A minimum of 15 of the 60 credits for the associate’s degree must be completed at NMSU or one of its community colleges. Individual academic programs may have additional requirements.