UNM Los Alamos

AAS General Studies

AAS General Studies

About the Program

The Associate of Applied Science in General Studies is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop programs of study not available through other UNM-Los Alamos programs. A student’s program may reflect either specialized or broad patterns of educational experience. Most general education courses will articulate to four-year college programs. Note: Students planning to pursue a particular baccalaureate degree should familiarize themselves with the requirements of the transfer institution and select courses accordingly.

A minimum of 63 credit hours with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0. At least 15 of these 63 hours must be UNM-LA catalog credit courses taken in residence.

General Education Requirements

WRITING AND SPEAKING (9 CREDIT HOURS)

Select from the following:

  • ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition (3)

or

  • ENGL 112: Composition II (3)

or

  • ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition (3)
  • ENGL 120: Composition III (3)
  • ENGL 119: Technical Communications (3)

or

  • ENGL 219: Technical Writing (3)

Communication & Journalism Elective (3)

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS/NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES (10 CREDIT HOURS)

Students must complete three courses, one of which must include a lab. Students are encouraged to select from UNM Core Curriculum in Physical/Natural Sciences or Mathematics.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (6 CREDIT HOURS)

Students are encouraged to select from UNM Core Curriculum in Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

HUMANITIES (6 CREDIT HOURS)

Students are encouraged to select from UNM Core Curriculum in Humanities.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE (3 CREDIT HOURS)

Select any UNM Core Curriculum course.

FINE ARTS (3 CREDIT HOURS)

Select any of the core curriculum choices or a studio art course.

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 37 CREDIT HOURS

Technical Core Requirements

COMPUTER SCIENCE/COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3 CREDIT HOURS)

Select any course in this area.

GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES (23 CREDIT HOURS)

Students must complete 23 credit hours of electives numbered 101 or higher, except MATH 118.

TOTAL TECHNICAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 26 CREDIT HOURS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63 CREDIT HOURS