Associate of Arts

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

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.

A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Prefix Title Credits
Area I: Communications - Select one course from each sub group. 110
English Composition Level 1
Composition I 24
or other approved New Mexico General Education Area I course listed in Level 1 in the current DACC/NMSU Catalog
English Composition Level 2 - Choose one from the following:
Professional & Technical Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
or other approved New Mexico General Education Area I course listed in Level 2 in the current DACC/NMSU Catalog
Oral Communication
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communication
or other approved New Mexico General Education Area I course listed in Oral Communication in the current DACC/NMSU Catalog
Area II: Mathematics - Choose one from the following:3
Survey of Mathematics 33
College Algebra3
Introduction to Statistics3
or other approved New Mexico General Education Area II course listed in the current DACC/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)
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)4
The Planets4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
Introduction to Computer Science4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Physical Geography4
Physical Geology4
Survey of Physics with Lab4
Physics of Music4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
4
or other Approved New Mexico General Education Area III course listed in the current NMSU Catalog
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
Introduction to Anthropology3
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
World Archaeology3
Human Growth and Behavior3
Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Survey of Economics3
Macroeconomic Principles3
Microeconomics Principles3
Human Geography3
Introduction to Political Science3
American National Government3
Media and Society3
Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics3
Personal Health & Wellness3
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Human Services & Social Work3
Introduction to Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies3
Representing Women Across Cultures3
or other approved New Mexico General Education Area IV course listed in the current DACC/NMSU Catalog
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits)
Area V: Humanities - Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Creative Writing3
Film as Literature3
World Literature I3
Making History3
United States History I3
United States History II3
World History I3
World History II3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II3
Introduction to Philosophy3
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking3
Quest for God3
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics3
Introduction to Ethics3
Philosophical Thought3
or other approved New Mexico General Education Area V course listed in the current DACC/NMSU Catalog
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
History of Art I3
History of Art II3
Visual Concepts3
Music Appreciation: Jazz3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
or other approved New Mexico General Education Area VI course listed in the current DACC/NMSU Catalog
General Education Elective 43
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60 5, 628
Total Credits60-61

(60-62 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Students must complete at least 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.

A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Compostion Level 1 4
Composition I  
Or other approved NM General Education Area I course listed in Level 1 in the NMSU/DACC Catalog
 
Area II: Mathematics - Choose one from the following: 3
Survey of Mathematics  
NOTE: MATH 1130G may not apply to all NMSU BA programs.
 
College Algebra  
Introduction to Statistics  
Or other approved NM General Education Area II course listed in the NMSU/DACC Catalog.
 
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Anthropology  
Human Ancestors  
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
World Archaeology  
Human Growth and Behavior  
Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
Human Geography  
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  
Representing Women Across Cultures  
Media and Society  
Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics  
Personal Health & Wellness  
American National Government  
Introduction to Political Science  
Introduction to Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Contemporary Social Problems  
Introduction to Human Services & Social Work  
Or other approved NM General Education Area IV course listed in the NMSU/DACC Catalog.
 
Area V: Humanities - Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Creative Writing  
Film as Literature  
World Literature I  
Making History  
United States History I  
United States History II  
World History I  
World History II  
Western Civilization I  
Western Civilization II  
Introduction to Philosophy  
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking  
Quest for God  
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics  
Introduction to Ethics  
Philosophical Thought  
Or other approved NM General Education Area V course listed in the NMSU/DACC Catalog.  
Elective 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 2 3
Professional & Technical Communication
or Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
 
Or other approved NM General Education Area I course listed in Level 2 in the NMSU/DACC Catalog.
 
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following: 4
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)  
The Planets  
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
 
Introduction to Computer Science  
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
Physical Geography  
Physical Geology  
Survey of Physics with Lab  
Physics of Music  
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
 
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
 
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
 
Or other approved NM General Education Area III course listed in the NMSU/DACC Catalog.
 
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - Choose one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
Visual Concepts  
Music Appreciation: Jazz  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
Introduction to Theatre  
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Semester 3
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
Or other approved NM General Education Area I course listed in Oral Communication in the NMSU/DACC Catalog.
 
Area III: Laboratory Sciences (4 cr.) OR Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 cr.) 3-4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 1
 Credits13-14
Semester 4
General Education Elective 3-4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits60-62

Name: DACC Academic Advising

Office Location: DASR 103

Phone: (575) 528-7272

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