The Pre-Health Sciences major is an Associate of Arts Degree program that prepares students to apply for health-related programs at CNM, as well as to transfer to UNM or other four-year degree programs in numerous health-related fields. It fulfills the general education core courses for 4-year degrees required by the state of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico core curriculum. This concentration helps prepare individuals for careers in public health education with the aim of addressing health problems and health promotion.
This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a 4-year degree program in Health Education - Community Health. Community Health education aims at combining biological, medical, physical, environmental, and psychological studies to educate, enhance, and prevent disabilities and diseases. It also encourages the community to work towards improved health standards.
Individual courses associated with this program may require students to purchase additional materials.
Career and Educational Opportunities
An associate degree is an important milestone for students pursuing either a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree in this field. Core requirements for the baccalaureate are met through completion of the CNM Associate of Science degree.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
This particular concentration prepares students for transfer into a 4-year Health Education - Community Health degree program.
Students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult an Academic Coach in planning their academic progress.
Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites
Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA, placement exam scores, or specific course work.
Associate of Arts in Pre-Health Sciences, Pre-Health Education: Community Health Concentration 61 - 62 credit hours
This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Health Education at UNM.* Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.
* Students are strongly advised to meet with a UNM Health Education advisor to discuss their transfer plans. Contact information is available on the Health Education website.