Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts degree allows students to complete many of the general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree while still at Doña Ana Community College. Students should take electives that apply toward the requirements of their chosen bachelor’s degree.

Associate of Arts (60 credits)

Students must complete 60 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0. A minimum of 15 of the total degree credits for the associate’s degree must be completed at DACC, or any other NMSU campus. The New Mexico General Education Requirements can be found in the section titled, “Transfer Among New Mexico Institutions of Higher Education".

NOTE: Not all General Education ('G') courses listed below are taught at DACC. Please check DACC's current schedule for actual course offerings.

Prefix Title Credits
Area I: Communications 110
Select one course from each sub group.
English Composition-Level 1
Rhetoric and Composition 24
or Other Approved New Mexico General Education Area I course listed in Level 1 in the current NMSU Catalog
English Composition-Level 2
Choose one from the following:
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
or other Approved New Mexico General Education Area I course listed in Level 2 in the current NMSU Catalog
Oral Communication
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication
or other Approved New Mexico General Education Area I course listed in Oral Communication in the current NMSU Catalog
Area II: Mathematics/Algebra3
Select one from the following: 2
College Algebra3
Mathematics Appreciation 33
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
or other Approved New Mexico General Education Area II course listed in the current NMSU Catalog
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
For Area III: Laboratory Sciences and Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences, students must take one course from each area for a total of 7 credits. Students will then take an additional course in either Area III or Area IV for 3-4 credits depending on the students selection (i.e. Area III is 4 credits, Area IV is 3 credits).
Area III: Laboratory Sciences (4 credits)
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
Introduction to Computer Science4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Geography of the Natural Environment4
Introductory Geology4
The Dynamic Earth4
The Great Ideas of Physics4
Introduction to Acoustics4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
4
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
4
or other Approved New Mexico General Education Area III course listed in the current NMSU Catalog
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to World Cultures3
Introduction to Anthropology3
World Archaeology3
Human Growth and Behavior3
Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Culture and Environment3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
Media and Society3
Introduction to Language3
Personal Health and Wellness3
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Social Welfare3
Introductory Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Representing Women Across Cultures3
or other Approved New Mexico General Education Area IV course listed in the current NMSU Catalog
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits)
Area V: Humanities 3
Choose one from the following:
Perspectives on Film3
Introduction to Creative Writing3
Literature and Culture3
Roots of Modern Europe3
Modern Europe3
Making History3
Global History to 15003
Global History Since 15003
Introduction to Early American History3
Introduction to Recent American History3
Philosophy, Law and Ethics3
The Art of Wondering3
The Quest for God3
Introduction to Philosophy3
Informal Logic3
Ethics3
or other Approved New Mexico General Education Area V course listed in the current NMSU Catalog
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts3
Choose one from the following:
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures3
The World of Theatre3
or other Approved New Mexico General Education Area VI course listed in the current NMSU Catalog
General Education Elective 43
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60 5, 628
Total Credits60-61

Name: DACC Academic Advising

Office Location: DASR 103

Phone: (575) 528-7272

Website: http://dacc.nmsu.edu/aad/