Liberal Arts


Earn an Associate of Arts or certificate through the Liberal Arts program provides you with the Higher Education Core needed to complete a four-year university degree in New Mexico.

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Program Information

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts is designed for you to complete the first two years of college transfer work for a four-year university degree. Complete your New Mexico State Higher Education General Education Core through study in Liberal Arts at CNM. You can focus your study in the following disciplines such as Communication, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology , then use those courses for your university minor.

Further Studies

Students from CNM seeking a bachelor's or graduate degree may also transfer to other institutions. Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere. 

Meet with an advisor to learn more about your transfer options.

From Struggle to Success

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Like so many, Angel Morningstar struggled during the pandemic. When he discovered CNM, he found a stepping stone to success. Angel just graduated with four associated degrees, including a Liberal Arts degree, and was accepted into Penn State. Learn more about Angel's success story today.