Academic Programs

Associate Degree Programs

NMSU awards both designated and undesignated associate degrees following completion of at least 60 semester credits (excluding “N” suffix courses). The last 15 to 30 credits, depending on the requirements of the college in which the degree is pursued, must be completed at NMSU or one of its Community Colleges. (Service personnel enrolled under the two-year Servicemembers Opportunity College Program may be exempt from this requirement.)

The designation Meritorious Graduate is awarded to the top 15 percent of the students receiving associate degrees within each college in any one academic year; the students must have completed 45 or more credits with computable grades at NMSU.

Las Cruces Campus

Detailed information on admission requirements, curricula, and associate degree or certificate requirements will be found in the section of this catalog devoted to the administering department/college.

  • Associate of Arts
    Administered by the Community Colleges
  • Associate of Fine Arts
    Administered by the Community Colleges
  • Associate of Science
    Administered by the Community Colleges
  • Associate of Science in Engineering Technology
    Administered by the College of Engineering

Designated Associate Degrees

The following designated associate degrees are granted to students completing the specified requirements of the degree.

  • Associate in Art and Graphic Design
    Administered by the Community Colleges
  • Associate in Criminal Justice
    Administered by the Community Colleges
  • Associate in Education
    Administered by the Community Colleges
  • Associate in Pre-business
    Administered by the College of Business
  • Associate of Arts in Heritage Interpretation
    Administered by the Community Colleges

Community Colleges

Many of the associate degrees offered on Las Cruces campus, as well as other programs, are available at NMSU’s four community college campuses. For more information on community college campus offerings, refer to the “Community Colleges” chapter in this catalog and to their respective catalogs or admissions offices.

Please see the Community College Catalogs for more information about the Associate Degree Programs.

  • Alamorgordo Catalog
  • Dona Ana Catalog
  • Carlsbad Catalog
  • Grants Catalog

Undergraduate Programs

For a full listing of all Undergraduate Programs offered at New Mexico State University, please see the Undergraduate Admissions webpage http://admissions.nmsu.edu/academics/.

Graduate Degree Programs

For a full listing of the Graduate Programs offered at New Mexico State University, please see the Graduate Admissions webpage http://gradadmissions.nmsu.edu/graduate-programs/.

Academic Minors

Students seeking a degree may elect to complete one or more minors from those available, and the minor will be designated on their transcripts. Minors cannot be earned after the degree has been conferred.

A minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, at least 9 of which must be upper-division. The minor may be in a single department or may be interdepartmental. Specific requirements for these minors are available in printed form in departmental and deans’ offices. Specific the College sections for a complete list of the minors offered in that college.