Preprofessional Programs

NMSU offers a number of programs designed for transfer to professional schools through its undergraduate colleges. The programs are:

Preveterinary Medicine is administered by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Prehealth is administered by the Center for Academic Advising and Student Support.

Pre-Nursing, Pre-Social Work, Pre- Public Health Sciences majors are administered by the College of Health and Social Services. Students new to NMSU, or who are working toward completion of their respective departmental pre-requisites are able to declare their major in the College of Health and Social Services. Once pre-requisites have been satisfied, an application process is required specific to each major. Application details and requirements are available through the "Academic Departments" link on the College of Health and Social Services website, and also through the Central Advising Center.

Prelaw is administered by the College of Business and by the College of Arts and Sciences. Law schools will accept undergraduates who have earned bachelor’s degrees in any major. Many prelaw students take some law courses in their undergraduate program. The College of Arts and Sciences supervises a Supplementary Major in Law and Society, which includes courses from a number of departments and several colleges. It is described under “Government” in the Arts and Sciences chapter. The College of Business offers a number of Business Law courses which can be found under the prefix BLAW in the course description chapter later in this catalog. The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences offers both a major and a minor in Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law that cultivates a reasoned understanding of law and legal institutions, as well as the moral theories that support the value and justice of these institutions. The description of this major is found under the description "Philosophy."

Further information will be found in the sections of this catalog devoted to the colleges. (See also the paragraph on Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)