Undergraduate Resources

 

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Undergraduate students at ASNMSU will study academic disciplines from one of our 24 academic departments in four academic classifications of knowledge: fine arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Our faculty members are award winning researchers and teachers with a strong commitment to serving New Mexico. ASNMSU also extends the benefits of our research and collaborative endeavors throughout the world. For complete information in regards to our degree programs, see NMSU Undergraduate Catalog – College of Arts and Sciences .

If you are have not yet chosen a major and are exploring your options, please refer to our ‘meta-majors’ guidelines for exploratory students. Meta-majors are two-semester academic maps with courses that lay a foundation for degree programs from eight various disciplines across the University:

  • Business
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Applied and Clinical Health Sciences
  • Applied Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Communications, Media, Creative arts
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Teacher Education

These exploratory maps help ensure that courses taken early will count toward a degree and lessen academic wandering that may delay degree completion.

Undergraduate Degree Maps

***Degree Map***

A great selection of undergraduate majors and minors are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences. If you have already chosen a major, a degree map has been created for you. Your undergraduate degree map lays out your degree program, by semester, in a four-year time frame. Because degree requirements change over time, note the degree maps will include a “catalog year.” This is typically the catalog that is current the semester you begin at NMSU. For questions, consult your academic advisor.   

Undergraduate Academic Advising

The College of Arts & Sciences provides a wide variety of advising resources and services to students throughout their college careers. Resources and services for undergraduate students can be found in the Center for Academic and Student Support (CAASS). To find the resources or services you need, click here .

Student Records Center

The Record Specialists, in collaboration with the departments in the College of Arts & Sciences, are here to ensure that degree requirements under your catalog year are met according to NMSU’s academic guidelines. You are assigned to a Record Specialist based on the last two digits of your Banner ID. Please note that students are seen by appointment only .

  • Banner I.D. Numbers Ending In: 20-65. Letty Romero (Record Specialist) 646-4561 lrromero@nmsu.edu
  • Banner I.D. Numbers Ending In: 00-19. Susie Crouch (Record Specialist) 646-5205 scrouch@nmsu.edu

For more information about the Students Records Center, refer to the College of Arts and Sciences Students Records website.

NMSU Pre-Health Professions Advising

NMSU Pre-Health Professions Advising seeks to empower and support students interested in healthcare professions as they engage in a process of exploring, preparing for, and applying to healthcare professional programs. Pre-Health students are those seeking admission to professional graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapies, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, optometry, chiropractic medicine, podiatry and others.

Academic Resources

NMSU is committed to ensuring all students have the academic support they need to be successful and expand their educational horizons.

  • The Department of Mathematical Sciences’ Math Success Center provides students continuing support with math supplemental instruction, tutoring and testing.
  • The English Department’s Writing Center provides free tutoring for all NMSU undergraduate and graduate writers at any level of experience and can help with understanding assignment directions to revising final drafts. The Writing Center is staffed by graduate assistants who teach undergraduate writing courses in the English Department and offers online consultations for distant learners.
  • The NMSU Student Success Center offers a variety of programs and services, including Freshman Year Experience, Campus Tutoring Service, Learning & Study Skills Workshops, Peer and TRIO Student Support Services. The Student Success Center also serves students through Career Services and Financial Literacy.

To add or drop a course after the deadline has passed, you are must obtain approval from the Associate of Dean of Academics, Dr. Lakey. See below:


1. Print out and complete the following forms. Please note, you will need instructor signature before obtaining approval from the Associate of Dean of Academics.

2. Take the completed forms to Breland Hall 163.
3. The Associate of Dean of Academics will review the request and, if approved, submit the forms to the

Office of Student Records on your behalf.

A few things to keep in mind before bringing the completed forms to the Dean’s Office:

  • If adding a course past the deadline, do you have written documentation from the instructor regarding a plan of action for catching up on missed material and coursework?
  • Have you checked with University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services to ensure adding or dropping courses will not impact your eligibility?

If a course is dropped before the “ Last Day to Drop Course with “W”” deadline, the course will not appear on the student’s transcript and the student is not responsible for payment of the course. If a course is dropped after the “ Last Day to Drop Course with “W”” deadline, the student’s transcript will reflect a “W” and the student is responsible for payment of the course.

No, the diploma will be mailed out about 6 weeks after grades post, which is actually the week after the ceremony.

Every student has the option to attend or not attend. The ceremony is purely symbolic. However, in order to get a diploma, every student must submit an application and it is only good for one term.

The application for that term is “Not Awarded” and a new application needs to be submitted for the term when requirements will be met.

Submit a request for an Academic Standing at least 6-9 months before your last semester beings.

It is located under your student tab within the MyNMSU portal.

  • Select: Student Records and Degree Application
  • View your holds, grades, and transcripts. Degree application
  • Then pick: View Student Information
  • View your holds, grades, and transcripts. Degree application

The Advising Center and Student Records Services is here to ensure that degree requirements under your catalog year are met according to NMSU’s academic regulations. Student Records Services staff work with students whose majors, supplemental majors or minors are in the College of Arts and Sciences. They facilitate accuracy in evaluating transfer credits; in reporting your academic standing to financial aid, veteran’s programs and other agencies; provide forms, inquiry requests and application links; and when you are close to graduation, will verify your progress towards degree completion.

  Getting Involved

NMSU students have access to rich selections of diverse and collaborative organizations that expand opportunities outside of the classroom. Consider committing some of your time to NMSU by getting involved in student government, leadership councils, ambassador program, community service, Study Abroad and many other amazing and life-enriching opportunities.

Students may begin registering for the following semester(s) based on classification. Early registration for the summer and fall semester begins in April, early registration for the spring semester begins in mid-November. You are encouraged to prepare for early registration as soon as the next semester schedule is posted. Register as soon as you can for your classes before they become full! See the Student Registration Guide for schedules, important dates and deadlines, registration conditions, tuition and billing information, the final exam schedule, and other useful information.

  • For financial aid options provided by NMSU, refer to the financial aid office’s website.
  • For information regarding scholarships offered by the College of Arts and Sciences,
    contact Ms. Jessica Savage at (575) 646-2612 or via email at jjsavage@nmsu.edu.

The College of Arts and Sciences working in conjunction with the College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico, has an academic program dedicated to improving the pharmaceutical services in our state. The Competitive Pharmacy Program, or the CPP, is designed to increase the number of pharmacy students from southern New Mexico and ultimately the number of pharmacists practicing in the area. This competitive undergraduate program will give our brightest students the chance to learn at two different universities!

The following undergraduate degree programs offered by the College of Arts and Science are categorized by the “outline of knowledge” (i.e. “Propaedia” by Encyclopedia Britannica) that each degree program is placed within as defined by our College. If you consider yourself to be an ambitious student willing to learn and communicate in a variety of different academic courses, then aspire to earn a dual degree or minor (as listed within our guide) in our departments’ programs. Some departments offer both “Bachelor of Art” (BA) degree programs as well as “Bachelor of Science” (BS) degree programs. BA degrees are optimized for students that are dual-majoring in other academic disciplines, and BS degrees are mainly taught to students that are expected to primarily fulfill the technical and scientific aspects of their academic disciplines. Contact any academic department for more information about their degree programs.


Art

Painting Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (Concentration in Art History and Studio Art), Bachelor of Fine Arts (Concentration in Museum Conservation and Emphasis in Studio Art)

Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Department Website: Art Department .

 

 


Creative Media

Person sitting on green wall Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Creative Media (Digital Film Making & Animation and Visual Effects)

Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Animation and Visual Effects. Digital Film Making.
Department Website: Creative Media Department.

 

 


Music

Music Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Music (Concentration in Instrumental Performance, Piano Performance, and Vocal Performance). Bachelor of Music Education.

Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Music.
Department Website: Music Department.

 

 


Theatre

Theatre Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (Concentration in Musical Theatre)

Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Theatre Arts.
Department Website: Theatre Department.

 

 


English

Hand of person writing

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (Concentration in: Rhetoric, Digital Media, & Professional Communication, Creative Writing, and Language, Literature, & Culture)
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – English
Department Website: English Department.

 


History

Mayan symbol

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (with Secondary Licensure for aspiring teachers).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – History
Department Website: History Department.

 


Language and Linguistics

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (Concentration in: French, German, and Spanish). Supplementary Majors in: (Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, and Linguistics).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Foreign Languages
Department Website: Department of Language and Linguistics.

 


Philosophy

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy
Department Website: Philosophy Department.

 

 

 

 


Astronomy

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Astronomy.
Department Website: Astronomy Department.

 

 


Biology

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Microbiology), Bachelor in Conservation Ecology, Bachelor of Science in Genetics (Genetics and Biotechnology).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Biology. Bachelor of Arts – Biology.
Department Website: Biology Department.

 


Chemistry

atom links

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry),
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Chemistry. Bachelor of Art – Chemistry.
Department Website: Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.

 


Computer Science

computer

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Comp. Sci. Bachelor of Arts – Comp. Sci.
Department Website: Computer Science Department.

 

 


Geology

cave

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science (Concentration in: Geological Sciences, Earth and Environmental Systems, and Earth Science Education. Secondary Teaching Licensure for aspiring teachers.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Geology.
Department Website: Geological Sciences Department.

 


Mathematical Sciences

Woman writing on blackboard

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Science – Mathematics
Department Website: Mathematical Sciences Department.

 

 


Physics

Physics

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics (Engineering Physics).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry:Bachelor of Science – Physics. Bachelor of Arts – Physics
Department Website: Physics Department.

 

 

 


Aerospace Studies/AFROTC

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelors of Aerospace Studies.
Graduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelors of Aerospace Studies.
Department Website: NMSU Air Force Officer Reserve Training Corps.

 

 


Anthropology

Monkey skulls

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts. Supplemental Major in: Sustainable Development.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology.
Department Website: Anthropology Department.

 

 


Communication Studies

People talking on couches

 

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts
Department Website: Communication Studies Department.

 

 


Criminal Justice

A balance in front of books

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Criminal Justice. Supplemental major in: (Law and Society).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
Department Website: Criminal Justice Department.

 

 


Geography

River through land

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science (Concentration in: Geographic Information Science & Technology and Human/Environment Relations).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Master of Applied Geography.
Department Website: Geography Department.

 

 


Government

constitution

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts. Supplemental major in: (Law and Society).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Government
Department Website: Government Department.

 

 


Interdisciplinary Studies

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts (Gender and Sexuality Studies). Bachelor of Applied Studies (Applied Studies). Bachelor of Individualized Studies (Individualized Studies).
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Applied Studies, Bachelor of Individualized Studies
Department Website: Interdisciplinary Studies

 


Journalism and Media Studies

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Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts in advertising, broadcasting, news-editorial, photojournalism and public relations/strategic communications.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts
Department Website: Journalism Department

 

 


Psychology

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Psychology.
Department Website: Psychology Department.

 

 


Sociology

Crowd of people walking

 

Undergraduate Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts.
Undergraduate Program Catalog Guide Entry: Bachelor of Arts – Sociology.
Department Website: Sociology Department.