Associate in General Studies

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.

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; the last 15 credits taken at NMSU; complete a total of 60 credits (excluding noncredit courses such as any "N" suffix course)

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications 110
English Composition - Level 1
English Composition - Level 2
Oral Communication
Area II: Mathematics 13-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Science
Area III: Laboratory Science Course (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60 236-38
Total Credits60
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Note: According to the requirements outlined in the desired bachelor’s degree, it is recommended to utilize elective credit to complete any required second language courses. Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits.  Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.  A list of General Education courses sorted by Area can be found here

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Student to select electives that are 100-200 level to bring the total credits to 60. Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, and/or certificate coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 60 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.