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Core Curriculum Courses

The University of New Mexico requires all undergraduate students to complete core curriculum requirements as part of earning any baccalaureate degree. The required courses encourage intellectual development in seven areas of study: (1) writing and communication, (2) mathematical reasoning, (3) scientific methods in the physical and natural sciences, (4) social and behavioral sciences, (5) the humanities, (6) languages, and (7) the fine arts. Core courses are designed to enhance each student’s academic capabilities. The core curriculum consists of approximately 37 credit hours of courses in the seven areas of study. 

UNM offers an inventory of core courses for Managed 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 core requirement:

Course NumberCourse NameUNM Core AreaCredit Hours
ENGL 110/ENGL 1110Accelerated Composition/Composition I13
ENGL 120/ENGL 1120Composition III/Composition II13
ENGL 219/ENGL 2120Technical Writing/Professional & Technical Writing13
STAT 145/MATH 1350Introduction to Statistics23
ASTR 101/ASTR 1115Introduction to Astronomy33
ASTR 101L/ASTR 1115LAstronomy Laboratory/Introduction to Astronomy Lab31
BIOL 110/BIOL 1110Biology for Non-Majors/General Biology/General Biology33
BIOL 112L/BIOL 1110LBiology Laboratory for Non-Majors/General Biology Lab31
CCS 109/CCST 1110*Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies43
ECON 105/ECON 2110Introduction to Macroeconomics/Macroeconomics Principles43
ECON 106/ECON 2120Introduction to Microeconomics/Microeconomics Principles43
PSY 105/PSYC 1110General Psychology/Introduction to Psychology43
CCS 201/CCST 2110*Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies53
HIST 101/HIST 1150Western Civilization (to 1648)/Western Civilization I53
NATV 150/NATV 1150*Introduction to Native American Studies53
RELG 263/REGL 2110*Eastern Religion/Eastern Religions53
SPAN 101/SPAN 1110Elementary Spanish I/Spanish I63
SPAN 202/SPAN 2120Intermediate Spanish II/Spanish IV63
MUS 139/MUSC 1130Music Appreciation/Music Appreciation:  Western Music73
MUS 142/MUSC 1120Rock Music Appreciation/Music Appreciation:  Rock Music73

Course also meets University's "U.S. and Global Diversity and Inclusion” 3-credit undergraduate degree requirement. 

A full listing of Core Curriculum courses can be found on the UNM Core Curriculum Worksheet.