B.A. On Campus

Liberal Arts

The University of New Mexico

48 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
9228 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Bachelor of Liberal Arts at The University of New Mexico is ideal for students with academic and career aspirations that require study across multiple academic subjects. Since each student has the responsibility for the quality of his or her education, the successful Liberal Arts student will be one who can develop a challenging Plan of Study and stick to it. 


This baccalaureate degree program provides the opportunity for students to develop a unique program of study combining courses from three or more University of New Mexico departments and/or colleges. 

With the help of a Liberal Arts & Integrative Studies advisor, students will structure a comprehensive plan of study, which will be thematically based and multidisciplinary in nature. The B.A. degree also enables students who have obtained a certificate or associate degree at an accredited community college to complete a bachelor’s degree at UNM. 

The Liberal Studies degree is not intended for the undecided student, and it may not be part of a double major – however, it may be used as a dual or second degree. Liberal Arts is a major only, and while no official minor is required to be declared with this major, the use of an existing departmental minor is encouraged.

Strict compliance with B.A. requirements is mandatory for admission to and continuation in the program. Changes to approved plans of study may be made only in consultation with an advisor. 

How is the Bachelor of Liberal Arts at The University of New Mexico different from other Bachelor's degrees?

A bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts is different from all other Bachelor's degrees in that it’s curriculum is not pre-approved by an academic department, and may not follow a traditional academic discipline or career path. It is self-designed by each student to meet very specific academic or career goals.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Upper Division Area of Focus
  • Humanities
  • Physical and Natural Science 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum requirements to transfer into the Liberal Arts program are as follows:

Demonstrated competence in the writing of English as evidenced by one of the following:
  • a) Completion of English 101 and 102 with a grade of C (2.00) or higher in both.

  • b) A score of 29 or better on the English portion of the Enhanced ACT.

  • c) A score of 650 or better on the verbal portion of the SAT.

  • d) Successful completion of a Writing Proficiency Portfolio (see the English Department for details).

  • e) Credit for English 102 through CEEB advanced placement program.

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.Twenty-six or more hours of earned credit applicable to this program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9228 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Albuquerque

870 - 1360 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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