General Education Requirements

All undergraduate students must complete the UNM General Education Requirements and the UNM Diversity Requirement as part of their baccalaureate program. There are a variety of courses available to fulfill these requirements and many of these courses are already built into one of our degree programs, as indicated below.

The following is the list of General Education Requirements for students entering our department. All gemeral education courses must be completed with a grade of C (not C-) or better.

Our bachelor’s programs satisfy the General Education Requirements of UNM as follows:

Area 1 – Communication, 6 credits

  • BSCE – Engl 1120, Engl 2210
  • BSConE – same
  • BSConMgt – same

Area 2 – Mathematics and Statistics, 3 credits

  • BSCE – Math 1512
  • BSConE – Math 1512
  • BSConMgt – Math 1350

Area 3 – Physical and Natural Sciences, 4 credit hours (1 course with a lab)

  • BSCE – Chem 1215 and 1215L
  • BSConE – same
  • BSConMgt – same

Area 4 – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 3 credits

  • BSCE – Econ 2110 or 2120
  • BSConE – same
  • BSConMgt – same

Area 5 – Humanities, 3 credits

  • BSCE – 1 course from approved list
  • BSConE – same
  • BSConMgt – same

Area 6 – Second Language, 3 credits

A Second Language chosen from regular language offerings in UNM departments including, but not limited to, Foreign Languages and Literature, LInguistics, and Spanish and Portuguese.  American Sign Language is an approved choice.  See complete list online.

Second Language Elective - Same for all 3 BS degree programs.

Area 7 –  Arts and Design, 3 credits

Same for all 3 BS programs – see approved list. May also use any 3-credit hour studio course offered by the Department of Art, Film and Digital Arts, Music, or Theatre & Dance to fultil this requirement.

 Area 8 - Student  Choice, 6 credits

Two additional General Education courses from two different areas (Areas 1-7). 

  • BSCE - Math 1522 and Phys 1310
  • BSConE  - same
  • BSConMgt - Math 1430 and Phys 1230

Many courses in UNM’s general education requirements can be satisfied by taking Advanced Placement courses in high school and achieving a specified score on an AP test. See the Admissions web site, Honors College, for details.

CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Subject Exams can also be used for credit for specific courses. See the Admissions web site, College Level Examination Program, for details.