Associate in General Studies

60 credits

The Associate of General Studies degree program is intended for those wishing to tailor an Associate Degree to their own specific needs. It allows students to include courses from a variety of program areas. Any General Studies degree plan must be approved by the Vice President for Student Services.

The Associate of General Studies is not intended to be a substitute for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree programs, which prepare students for transfer to Bachelor degree programs.

NOTE: The Associate of General Studies degree will not be awarded concurrently with any other Associate degree offered by NMSU.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

Requirements for this degree are:

  • Complete a total of 60 credits (excludes noncredit courses such as any “N” suffix course);
  • Complete ENGL 1110G Composition I with a C or better;
  • Achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA;
  • Complete the last 15 hours from NMSU.

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.

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap is only a suggested plan of study in order to complete an Associate degree within two years.  It is not intended as a contract. The degree requires a C or better in ENGL 1110G and a total of any college level credits to reach 60 credits.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
Electives 11
Electives 15
Second Year
Electives 15
Electives 15
 Total Credits60
Program Manager: Dr. Marlene Chavez-Toivanen
Phone: (505) 287-6641
Office:  Martinez Hall