The University Studies Associate of Arts degree program is a two-year transfer degree designed to be consistent with freshman and sophomore courses at four-year universities. This degree is offered both on-campus and online.
To receive the Associate of Arts degree in University Studies, students must complete the 49 credit hours from the General Education Common Core Requirements, plus 15 credit hours of electives, which may be in a specific field or from various fields of study. Two electives (totaling no more than six credit hours) may be selected from vocational/ career technical courses (disciplines not listed in the New Mexico General Education Common Core). The 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 upon completion. Students are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations concerning graduation requirements and for registering in required courses.
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. ENMU-Roswell advises students preparing for specific careers in engineering, health sciences, or other profession-related fields to seek advising from the four-year institution of their choice to determine the appropriate transferability of electives.
Program Learning Outcomes
In addition to supporting institutional learning outcomes and building upon the foundational general education outcomes, upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Complete courses across the following core disciplines: communication, mathematics, science, social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and the fine and creative arts.
- Demonstrate progressive achievement in the following skill areas: clear and effective oral and written communication skills, critical thinking across disciplines, quantitative reasoning, information, and digital literacy, and personal and social responsibility.
- Acquire content knowledge that prepares them to complete an associate’s degree or transfer to a four-year institution.