Meta Majors at NMSU

Meta-majors at NMSU are two-semester academic maps designed as planning tools for students who have not yet decided on a program of study.  Each meta-major represents a broad cluster of degree programs.  The meta-major academic maps include courses (such as English and Math) that lay the academic foundation for all of the degree programs represented by the specific meta-major as well as course options that facilitate exploration of the various disciplines represented.

Meta-majors share a common early pathway toward a degree, diverging as a student becomes more focused on an individual major.  By identifying a limited number of meta-majors that encompass all the majors at NMSU, and helping students who are unsure about a major choose a meta-major consistent with their interests, we can help ensure that courses taken early in a collegiate career will count toward a degree, thereby lessening the academic wandering that can impede student success.

Students will be directed to a meta major only if they are uncertain what they want to study. Students who are certain of their major will be advised into courses that are in that major’s degree plan.

The meta-majors below were identified through the efforts of the Council of Academic Advisors and the Associate Deans Academic Council. For our Fall 2016 incoming class, advisors will use these meta-majors with students who are unsure what to study and revised as needed for subsequent use.

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Meta Majors

Accounting
Agricultural Economics and Business
Agriculture and Community Development
Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandising
Computer Sciences (BA)
Economics
Finance
General Business
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Information Systems
International Business
Management
Marketing
Natural Resources Economics and Policy
Agricultural Biology
Agronomy
Animal Science
Biology
Communication Disorders
Computer Science (BA)
Conservation Ecology
Environmental Science
Food Science and Technology
General Agriculture
Genetics and Biotechnology
Horticulture
Microbiology
Rangeland Resources
Soil Science
Turfgrass Science and Management
Wildlife Science
Aerospace Engineering
Biochemistry
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Technology – Civil
Engineering Technology – Electronics and Computer
Engineering Technology – Information
Engineering Technology – Mechanical
Geography
Geology
Industrial Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Physics
Surveying Engineering
Agriculture and Community Development
Anthropology
Counseling and Community Psychology
Communication Studies
Computer Science (BA)
Family and Child Science
Geography
Psychology
Public Health
Social Work
Sociology
Athletic Training
Human Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences
Kinesiology
Nursing
Animation and Visual Effects
Art
Communication Studies
Dance
Digital Film Making
English
Foreign Languages
Journalism and Mass Communications
Music
Music Education
Theatre Arts
Anthropology
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Economics
English
Foreign Languages
Geography
Government
History
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology
Women’s Studies
Agricultural and Extension Education
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Special Education
Secondary Education
Music Education