General Studies - Associate Degree

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