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UNM Core Curriculum

Student with LaptopIn the Fall of 2003, the University adopted a revised Core Curriculum, which all undergraduate students must complete as part of their baccalaureate program. The Core consists of several groups of courses designed to enhance each student’s academic capabilities. Its goal is to give all students at the University a grounding in the broad knowledge and intellectual values obtained in a liberal arts education and to assure that graduates have a shared academic experience. The required courses encourage intellectual development in seven areas of study: writing and communication, social and behavioral sciences, mathematical reasoning, scientific methods in the physical and natural sciences, the humanities, the fine arts, and languages. The Core consists of lower-division courses, which develop these skills and abilities, and students are strongly encouraged to complete the Core early in their college careers.

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New Mexico General Education Common Core

To facilitate transfer of students and course credits among New Mexico’s colleges and universities, the state’s public institutions of higher education are required to accept any transfer courses taken within approved modules of lower-division course work and apply them toward degree requirements.

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UNM Diversity Requirement

The U.S. & Global Diversity & Inclusion undergraduate requirement promotes a broad-scale understanding of the culture, history or current circumstance of diverse groups of people who have experienced historic and/or contemporary inequitable treatment in the U.S. or in a global context. There is a wide-range of courses available to fulfill this 3-credit hour requirement, which may also be used towards other applicable graduation areas. Transfer courses may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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