Degree Requirements

Academic Information

ENMU‑Roswell offers instruction in academic programs leading to an associate degree or a certificate. Each program includes a list of required courses and a recommended semester sequence (or “degree plan”) for taking the courses. To provide flexibility in meeting student needs, substitutions may be made for courses listed as requirements. Students must obtain approval for course substitutions from the appropriate program assistant vice president and the vice president for Academic Affairs.

While advisors and counselors assist students in planning their programs and scheduling courses, students are fully responsible for meeting the requirements of their academic or occupational programs. They should become familiar with the information contained in the college catalog, especially those policies which may affect their academic progress and eligibility for graduation or transfer. Students who are in doubt about the meaning of any regulations should seek immediate clarification from the appropriate college office. Please note that students are ultimately responsible for their decisions. In addition to the college catalog, other documents concerning ENMU‑Roswell’s rules and regulations are available to students upon request.

Catalog of Record

This catalog is a guide to the academic regulations and curricula of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. Each student is solely responsible for complying with all the regulations of the University and of the program he/she selects.

Students may graduate under the curricular requirements established in the catalog either for the year in which they were first enrolled at any ENMU campus or for a subsequent year of enrollment according to the following provisions:

  • Students must have been enrolled at ENMU-Roswell during the academic year covered by the catalog selected;
  • The degree is conferred within 5 years of the date of the catalog;
  • All program specific courses are governed by one catalog; and
  • The University can reasonably continue to offer the course of study.

The individual Divisions reserve the right to require students to repeat or prove their competence in the content of course work considered outdated by passing a challenge examination. Specific information on this process is outlined in the “Challenge Examinations in Academic Programs” section of this catalog.

A degree/certificate will not be issued, nor will a record of completion of a degree/certificate program be posted to students’ academic records, unless they have applied for graduation and have successfully completed the requirements for graduation.

NOTE: Because of the ongoing changes in accreditation and educational requirements in many health fields, this catalog applies to all students, entering or reentering Health Education programs or classes during the current academic school year.

Course Residency Requirement

Students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of ENMU-Roswell campus courses to receive an associate degree. Students must have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours of ENMU-Roswell campus courses to receive a Certificate of Completion. Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of ENMU-Roswell campus courses to receive a certificate of occupational training. Students must have completed a minimum of 3 credit hours of ENMU-Roswell campus courses to receive a certificate of employability.

Types of Degrees and Certificates Offered at ENMU-Roswell

Certificate of Completion

These are programs of at least two years but less than four years that lead to direct employment. The Board of Regents certifies these certificates.

Certificate of Occupational Training

These are programs of at least one year but less than two years that lead to direct employment. The Board of Regents certifies these certificates.

Certificate of Employability

These are programs of less than one year that lead to direct employment. The Board of Regents certifies these certificates.

Associate of Arts

These are programs of two years in length and are designed to transfer.

Maximum transferability can be assured when students carefully coordinate their associate of arts degree course work with the general education requirements of the four‑year institution to which they plan to transfer.

Students in the University Studies Associate of Arts degree program may develop a degree program which allows them extensive courses in various fields, or they may plan concentrations in certain disciplines such as the arts, humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, mathematics, or science.

The associate of arts degree requires a minimum of 64 credit hours, at least 20 of which must be in courses at the 200 (sophomore) level. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required.

Students are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations concerning graduation requirements and for registering in required courses.

Associate of Science

These are programs of two years in length and are designed to transfer. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.

Maximum transferability can be assured when students carefully coordinate their associate of science arts degree course work with the general education requirements of the four‑year institution to which they plan to transfer.

Students are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations concerning graduation requirements and for registering in required courses.

Associate of Applied Science

These are programs of two years in length and are designed to lead to direct employment and transfer options. Students may earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at ENMU‑Roswell by completing programs as specified under the program headings. Students contemplating earning this degree should keep in mind that it is generally regarded as a degree denoting occupational competence and that other colleges and universities accept transfer work only at their discretion. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation. Students may transfer to ENMU in Portales to earn a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, an interdisciplinary degree designed for students who have earned an A.A.S. degree.

Earning a Second Associate Degree

Students may earn more than one associate degree through ENMU‑Roswell. These may be pursued concurrently by meeting the requirements of each degree. The two degrees must total at least 79 credit hours, and the second associate degree must include at least 15 hours of credit which are not applied to the first degree.