Transfer Among New Mexico Institutions of Higher Education

The following core matrix of approved courses are guaranteed to transfer and meet general education requirements at any New Mexico public college or university. The New Mexico Common Core courses commonly offered at DACC are listed here. For a complete list of all NMSU courses that meet the New Mexico General Education Common Core, consult the current NMSU Undergraduate Catalog.

The New Mexico General Education Common Core

AREA I: Communications
Select one course from each sub group, for a total of 9-10 credits:9-10
English Composition – Level 1
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition – Level 2
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Oral Communication
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
AREA II: Mathematics/Algebra
Select 3-4 credits from the following:3-4
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
Fundamentals of Elementary Math II3
College Algebra3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
Trigonometry and Precalculus4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Mathematics Appreciation3
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III3
AREA III: Laboratory Science
Select 8 credits from the following:8
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introduction to Computer Science4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Geography of the Natural Environment4
Introductory to Geology4
The Great Ideas of Physics4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
AREA IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Select 6-9 credits from the following:6-9
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to World Cultures3
Introduction to Anthropology3
Introduction to Archaeology and Physical Anthropology3
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
American Political Issues3
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
AREA V: Humanities And Fine Arts
Select 6-9 credits from the following:6-9
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
Introduction to Art History I3
Perspectives on Film3
Literature and Culture3
Roots of Modern Europe3
Modern Europe3
Introduction to Early American History3
Introduction to Recent American History3
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures3
The Art of Wondering3
The Quest for God3
Informal Logic3
The World of Theatre3
Total Credits32-40

Transferring Courses Within Degree Programs

To facilitate the transfer of courses within certain degree programs, New Mexico colleges and universities have collaborated to develop transferable discipline modules. These are made up of an agreed-upon number of hours and courses. When discipline module courses are taken in addition to the 35-hour general education core, the total number of hours in a transfer module are approximately 64.

Student Responsibility in the Transfer Process

New Mexico’s colleges and universities have collaborated to produce guides to assist students who plan to transfer before completing a program of study. Course modules are designed to help students select courses carefully so that they may transfer with little or no loss of credit. However, planning for effective transfer with maximum efficiency is ultimately the student’s responsibility. Responsible transfer planning includes early and regular consultation with the intended degree-granting institution to assure that all pre-transfer coursework will meet the requirements of the desired degree.

Transfer Credit Appeal Process

All New Mexico public post-secondary institutions are required to establish policies for receiving and resolving complaints from students or from other complainants regarding the transfer of coursework from other public institutions in the state. A copy of NMSU’s transfer credit policy may be obtained from the University Registrar’s Office, or from:

Deputy Secretary for Academic Affairs
Higher Education Dept.
2048 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100