60 credits

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree represents the completion of the first two years of several bachelor’s degree programs related to the sciences. Students pursuing the Associate of Science degree are advised to select courses that fulfill requirements for specific programs at New Mexico State University and that transfer to other four-year institutions. Many of the courses are General Education (G) courses. Students interested in the natural sciences (e.g., biology or chemistry) or fields closely related to the sciences (e.g., allied health science) are encouraged to follow this degree plan.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

The New Mexico General Education course list can be found here.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor for help in planning their studies and should be prepared to select their coursework from the following areas:

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication 13
or ENGL 203G Business and Professional Communication
Oral Communication
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
Select one course from the New Mexico General Education list The following courses are recommended for this degree: 2, 33
College Algebra3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science or Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Select two Area III: Laboratory Sciences Courses (8 credits) 3, 4
Select one Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 3, 5
Area V: Humanities
Select one 3 credit course from the New Mexico General Education list; see link above. 33
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Select one 3 credit course from the New Mexico General Education list; see link above. 33
General Education Elective
Take one 3 credit MATH or STAT course from the New Mexico General Education list; see link above. 3, 63
Other Core Requirements
Introduction to Information Technology3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60
Select a minimum of 24 credits of lower division courses, 12 credits of which must be in MATH or Science. SPAN 111, SPAN 112, and ENGL 112 are recommended for some Bachelor degee programs. 727
Total Credits60

Name: Program Manager: Dr. Eyrusalam Bedasso

Office Location: Martinez Hall

Phone: (505) 287-6444