Pre-Agriculture and Agriculture Education

Program Description

UNM-Valencia, partnered with New Mexico State University, has created pathways for students interested in studying agriculture. Students can now complete a series of courses for an associate degree in General Science at UNM-Valencia related to their “area of interest” and transfer to NMSU to complete a bachelor’s degree.


If you are interested in studying agriculture, UNM-Valencia advisors can help, and they will help you choose the correct classes within the degree plan. Then, when you successfully complete your associate degree, you can transfer to NMSU to complete your bachelor’s degree. For more information, contact the Advisement Office at 925.8560 or

Degree guidelines

  • The transfer of credits from UNM-Valencia to NMSU must follow the rules of each college’s catalog.   
  • A grade of “C” or above must be earned in UNM-Valencia courses.
  • Transferring students must successfully meet all requirements for admission to NMSU and to the appropriate degree program in NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Program Degree Requirements

Communication: 9-10 credits
ENGL 110 (Accelerated Composition) or 112 (Composition II) or 113 (Enhanced Composition)3 or 3 or 4
ENGL 120 (Composition III)3
CJ 130 (Public Speaking)3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MATH 121 (College Algebra)3
STAT 145 (Introduction to Statistics)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits
ECON 105 (Introductory Macroeconomics) or 106 (Introductory Microeconomics)3
Select one course from the N.M. Core Curriculum in Social/Behavioral Sciences.
Humanities and Fine Arts: 6 credits
Select two courses from the UNM Core curriculum in Humanities and Fine Arts.
Laboratory Science: 28 credits
BIOL 201L (Molecular and Cell Biology)4
BIOL 202L (Genetics and Genetics Lab)4
BIOL 203L (Ecology and Evolution Laboratory)4
BIOL 204L (Plant and Animal Form and Function Laboratory)4
CHEM 121/123L (General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab)4
CHEM 122/124L (General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab)4
PHYC 151/151L (General Physics and General Physics Lab)4
Electives: 6 credits
Select two courses from the UNM Core curriculum.

Total Required: 61 credits