Program Description

The program combines course work in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. These areas of learning cultivate skills that help students develop a sense of social responsibility, as well as strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills. Through this broad well-rounded curriculum, students learn effective writing and verbal communication, problem solving and analytical thinking skills. At its core, the degree is designed to fulfill the first two years of a bachelor's degree.

Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

The degree will provide students with a basic educational framework of value in a variety of fields including the arts, research and business. Graduates from the program might go on to careers in public policy, mass media, city planning, business, journalism, publishing, education, sales and marketing, government, communications, museum work, or entertainment. Completion of this degree will enable students to continue studies at UNM-Main Campus (or most 4-year institutions), leading to a bachelor's degree in areas such as: Anthropology, Classics, Communications, Criminology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology or Women Studies.

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the associate of arts in liberal arts degree program is available from Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or, or the Academic Affairs Office, at 505.925.8600.