University of New Mexico requires at least 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at University of New Mexico, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. University of New Mexico accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, University of New Mexico has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 51% of students who start college at University of New Mexico complete all the credits required within six years.
University of New Mexico offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: University of New Mexico may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
University of New Mexico has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with University of New Mexico directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, University of New Mexico students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at University of New Mexico.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
University of New Mexico does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ University of New Mexico does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ University of New Mexico has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ University of New Mexico offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ University of New Mexico offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at University of New Mexico.
❌ University of New Mexico studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While University of New Mexico does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences and there are 7 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
University of New Mexico offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
•Latin American studies, business
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does University of New Mexico have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
University of New Mexico has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at University of New Mexico include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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