General Education Courses
The University of New Mexico requires all undergraduate students to complete General Education requirements as part of earning any baccalaureate degree. Complementing the major, General Education provides a set of strategies: communication, critical thinking, information analysis, quantitative skills, responsibility towards local and global communities. Students develop these strategies from different angles by taking one or more courses in each of the seven areas of the General Education curriculum: (1) writing and communication, (2) mathematics and statistics, (3) physical and natural sciences, (4) social and behavioral sciences, (5) humanities, (6) second language, and (7) arts and design. The General Education curriculum consists of 31 credit hours of courses in the seven areas of study.
UNM offers an inventory of general education courses for Accelerated Online Program students in an 8-week format and offered on a cyclical basis. Look for the courses in the current schedule of classes with a course comment that reads "Limited to managed online program students only." Below is a listing of the individual courses that fulfill a General Education requirement:
|Course Number*||Course Name||UNM General Education Area||Credit Hours|
Professional & Technical Communication
|MATH 1220||College Algebra||2||3|
Introduction to Statistics
Elements of Calculus
Introduction to Astronomy
Introduction to Astronomy Lab
General Biology Lab
Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies
Western Civilization I
Introduction to Native American Studies
Music Appreciation: Western Music
Music Appreciation: Rock Music
* Beginning with Fall 2019, UNM has implemented the State of New Mexico's Common Course Numbering (CCN). A full listing of UNM's general education courses can be found on the UNM General Education Website.
**Course also meets University's "U.S. and Global Diversity and Inclusion” 3-credit undergraduate degree requirement.
Courses with this insignia have received the National Quality Matters Certification.