Core Curriculum Requirements
Purpose of the General Education Core Curriculum Requirements
New Mexico Tech views its general education core curriculum requirements as the foundation for a broad and meaningful educational experience for all its undergraduates. The New Mexico Tech general education core curriculum requirements prepare students to communicate and reason well, evaluate and apply information, understand human societies and cultures, deepen their sense of values and ethics, and enrich their personal lives. Additionally, the general education core curriculum requirements equip students with the analytical, language, science, and mathematics skills necessary for the specific degree requirements of their majors. The courses and their sequence in the general education core curriculum requirements are designed specifically to achieve these objectives and to prepare students for success in subsequent courses.
New Mexico Higher Education General Education Core Competencies
New Mexico Tech teaches and assesses in compliance with the New Mexico Higher Education General Education Core Competencies established for Area 1: Communications; Area 2: Mathematics; Area 3: Basic Laboratory Sciences; Area 4: Social Sciences; and Area 5: Humanities.
Transfer students are expected to meet these general requirements in principle but are not required to present the exact duplicates of these courses. Their transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar.
Changes in the educational program are made from time to time by action of the Faculty Senate. Students in continuous residence are assured that care will be taken to avoid unnecessary hardship caused by such changes.
Some department require that their students achieve a minimum GPA in required courses. This information is listed by individual department. Student should consult their advisors for specific criteria.