The State of New Mexico requires that students seeking an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science program complete a minimum of 31 credits from the following areas with an additional 9 credits from 3 of the areas, with not more than 1 extra course being in a specific area.
Area 1: Communications: 6 Credits
Area 2: Mathematics: 3-4 Credits
Area 3: Laboratory Science: 4 Credits
Area 4: Social/Behavioral Science: 3 Credits
Area 5: Humanities: 3 Credits
Area 6: Fine Arts: 3 Credits
Remaining: 9 Credits (3 courses from different areas)
Each program has designated specific general education requirements for students in the program. Please consult your program requirements as you choose your general education courses.
The following courses are courses that meet general education requirements for A.A. and A.S. programs.
Students who complete the 31 credits required for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program will be eligible for the General Education Transfer Certificate.