Associate of Arts

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The Associate of Arts degree represents the completion of the first two years of a bachelor’s degree fulfilling the general education requirements and any specific major and foreign language requirements as needed. The degree provides students with a strong foundation in quantitative reasoning, oral and written communication, lab science, humanities and the arts, and the social and behavioral sciences. The Associate of Arts can support career advancement, and prepares students for careers in or a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Communication Studies, English, History, Languages, Math, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theater, or Gender and Sexuality Studies.

With this strong foundation, students are well prepared to complete an NMSU Online Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sociology and more. A Bachelor’s degree can also can be pursued on-campus at NMSU Las Cruces, or another four-year institution.

College: Alamogordo Community College Online, Carlsbad Community College Online, Dona Ana Community College Online and Grants Community College Online
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Program Credits: 60 credits
Program Length: 2 - 4 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: NMSU Community College Rates

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Occupations Salary Range
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $22,910 - $63,770
Lawyers $54,920 - $188,750
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $36,680 - $77,820

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