General Studies / Associate of Arts

This program, which allows you to take courses for personal growth or for transfer to a four-year program, allows a great deal of flexibility in choosing courses. In this way, you can work with an advisor to put together a degree major which may not be offered by Northern, thus establishing a solid foundation of courses for transfer to a four-year institution.

General Education (35 hrs) Completed In Progress

Communications (9 hrs)

  • ENG 111 English Composition I (3)
  • SPCH 130 Public Speaking (3)

Choose one of the following two courses:

  • ENG 112 English Composition II (3)
  • ENG 116 Technical Writing (3)

Mathematics (3 hrs)

  • MATH 150 College Algebra (3)

Laboratory Science (8 hrs)

Choose two survey courses (with labs) from the following list:

  • ASTR 110/L Introduction to Astronomy w/lab (4)
  • BIOL 110/L Survey of Modern Biology w/lab (4)
  • CHEM 110/L Introduction to Chemistry w/lab (4)
  • ES 112 Environmental Science w/lab (4)
  • GEOL 101/L Physical Geology w/Lab (4)
  • GEOL 102/L Historical Geology w/Lab (4)
  • PHYS 110/L Introduction to Physics w/Lab (4)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6-9 hrs) *

You must select survey courses from at least two different discipline areas from the following list:

  • ANTH 101/l Physical Anthropology w/Lab (4)
  • ANTH 102 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 111 Language and Culture (3)
  • ANTH 207 Cultures of New Mexico (3)
  • ECON 200 Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 201 Microeconomics (3)
  • GEOG 111 World Geography (3)
  • PSCI 110 The Political World (3)
  • PSCI 200 American Politics (3)
  • PSY 105 General Psychology (3)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SOC 220 Social Problems (3)
  • SOC 225 Marriage and the Family (3)

Humanities and Fine Arts (6-9 hrs) *

You must select survey courses from at least two different discipline areas from the following list:

  • ART 105 Introduction to Art (3)
  • ART 107 History of Art (3)
  • ENG Lit. courses numbered 260-298
  • HIST 101 Western Civilization I (3)
  • HIST 102 Western Civilization II (3)
  • HIST 161 History of the U.S. to 1877 (3)
  • HIST 162 History of the U.S. from 1877 (3)
  • HIST 260 History of New Mexico (3)
  • HUM 101 Humanities I (3)
  • HUM 102 Humanities II (3)
  • MUS 105 Music Appreciation (3)
  • PHIL 110 Introduction to Philosophical Problems (3)
  • PHIL 220 Ethics (3)
  • THE 120 Introduction to Theatre I (3)
  • THE 130 History of Theatre (3)
  • THE 220 Introduction to Theatre II (3)
  • THE 225 Creative Drama Techniques for the Classroom K-12 (3
  • THE 238 Teatro Chicano (3)

You must complete at least 15 crs between these two areas, maintaining at least two disciplines in each area.

Health, Physical Education & Recreation (2 hr)

  • Elective (2)

Program Requirements (27 hrs)

General Education Electives (24)*

Must be taken from the following discipline areas and must include at least 3 crs Fine Arts (Lecture Only):

  • Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Fine Arts (lecture only)
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Electives (from any discipline (3)

Total Credit Hours: 64