UNM Los Alamos

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts combines course work in the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. Through this broad, well-rounded curriculum, you learn effective writing and verbal communication, problem solving, and analytical thinking skills.

About the Program

At its core, the AA in Liberal Arts is designed to fulfill the first two years of a Bachelor’s Degree. Completion of this degree will enable you to continue your studies at the College of Arts and Sciences at UNM Albuquerque (or any four-year institution), leading to a bachelor’s degree in areas such as:

  • Anthropology
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Women Studies

As a terminal degree, an AA in Liberal Arts will provide you with a basic educational framework of value in a variety of fields including the arts, research and business. Graduates from a liberal arts degree program might go on to careers in public policy, mass media, city planning, business, journalism, publishing, education, sales and marketing, government, communications, museum work, or entertainment.

Public Safety Concentration

A Public Safety Concentration is also available if you are interested in entering a professional public safety field. This degree will transfer into a baccalaureate program such as Criminal Justice or Public Policy. As a terminal degree, the Associate’s Degree brings a stronger foundation to areas such as police work, fire safety work, security and emergency management, and should serve as professional development, supporting career advancement or promotion.

Related Faculty

  • Dora Aleksandrova
  • Irina Alvestad
  • Tom Beach
  • Anna Durakiewicz
  • Carol Furchner
  • Patrick Harris
  • Mickey Marsee
  • Melanie Shirk
  • Zandree Stidham
  • Dawn Venhaus
  • Kay Willerton
  • Barbara Yarnell

Contact Information

Barbara Yarnell
Department Chair, General Studies
Instructor in Fine Arts
yarnell@unm.edu
505-662-0342