Associate of Science

Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science degree allows students to complete many of the general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree while still at the community college. Students should take electives that apply toward the requirements of their chosen bachelor’s degree. The science electives may be taken at DACC or at NMSU.

Associate of Science (60 credits)

Students must complete 60 credits with a minimum cumulative grade-point average 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
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
English Composition - Level 2
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Oral Communication
COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Area I requirements may also be met by other approved General Education Area I courses listed in the current NMSU Catalog.
Area II: Mathematics
Select one course from the following: 13-4
College Algebra3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
Trigonometry and Precalculus4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Psychological Sciences3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Select two courses from the following:8
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 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
Other approved General Education Area III courses listed in the current NMSU Catalog. Check applicable university catalog to determine appropriate course(s) for intended bachelor's degree.
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Select one course from the following:3
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
Introductory Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Introduction to Social Welfare3
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Representing Women Across Cultures3
Other approved General Education Area IV courses listed in the current NMSU Catalog. Check applicable university catalog to determine appropriate course(s) for intended bachelor's degree.
Area V: Humanities
Select one course from the following:3
Perspectives on Literature3
Perspectives on Film3
Introduction to Creative Writing3
Literature and Culture3
Roots of Modern Europe3
Modern Europe3
Making History3
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
Other approved General Education Area V courses listed in the current NMSU Catalog. Check applicable university catalog to determine appropriate course(s) for intended bachelor's degree.
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Select one course from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
Introduction to Art History I3
Introduction to Art History II3
Dance Appreciation3
Music in Time and Space3
Encounters with Art3
Theatre: Beginnings to Broadway3
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures3
The World of Theatre3
Other approved General Education Area VI courses listed in the current NMSU Catalog. Check applicable university catalog to determine appropriate course(s) for intended bachelor's degree.
General Education Elective 23-4
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health (STEM-H) Electives
Select any course from within the following STEM-H prefixes (minimum of 21 credits of 100/200-level courses): 321
STEM-H electives should be selected in consultation with an academic advisor, the NMSU Catalog and the bachelor's degree requirements to ensure course transfer. 4
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60 56-4
Additional College Electives (should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor and the bachelor's degree requirements.) Take the appropriate number of electives to reach 60 credits.
Total Credits60

Name: DACC Academic Advising

Office Location: DASR 103

Phone: (575) 528-7272

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