Academic Programs

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NMSU awards both designated and undesignated associate degrees following completion of at least 60 semester credits (excluding “N” suffix courses). The last 15 to 30 credits, depending on the requirements of the department in which the degree is pursued, must be completed at New Mexico State University Carlsbad. (Service personnel enrolled under the two-year Servicemembers Opportunity College program may be exempt from this requirement.) 

The designation Meritorious Graduate is awarded to the top 15 percent of the students receiving associate degrees within each college in any one academic year; the students must have completed 45 or more credits with computable grades at NMSU. See Fields of Study section for a listing of certificates and degrees offered.

Community Colleges

Many of the associate degrees offered on Las Cruces campus, as well as other programs, are available at NMSU’s four community college campuses. For more information on community college campus offerings, refer to the “Community Colleges” chapter in this catalog and to their respective catalogs or admissions offices.

Please see the Community College Catalogs for more information about the Associate Degree Programs.

Alamogordo Catalog
Dona Ana Catalog
Carlsbad Catalog
Grants Catalog