Coursework in the Liberal Arts degree prepares students to draw connections across content areas, think critically and adapt to a variety of problems, and communicate solutions effectively to diverse audiences. As a stand-alone degree, students will gain and reinforce these skills, which are fundamental to the workplaces of today and of the future. For students transferring to four-year schools, the degree is designed to substantially fulfill the freshman and sophomore course requirements for completing a bachelor’s degree program in liberal arts, and the first two years of study toward a bachelor’s degree in the areas of communication, humanities or social sciences. The degree includes a general education curriculum of 31-35 credit hours, which is accepted by many colleges and universities as the general education core for degree completion.
The Liberal Arts degree also includes a Sustainability Certificate, for students wishing to transfer to the University of New Mexico’s Sustainability Program, and a as well as a Certificate in Social Justice. The AA in Liberal Arts is designed to accommodate diverse educational interests and supports program requirements of other CNM academic schools.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
Students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions. Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements.
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.
Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Degree: 60
This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to transfer to a four-year school. 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.