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UNM Core Curriculum

As advisors at the University Advisement Center (UAC), we are often asked about the meaning of the Core Curriculum and why we promote choosing classes from the Core Curriculum.  The following is an explanation.  Please contact us if you have any further questions.

The UNM Core Curriculum, often referred to as the core, is an important part of your experience. The core is a big part of your education with seven areas of study that covers a total of thirty-seven credit hours. UNM faculty developed the core because they wanted to broaden knowledge, enhance intellectual development, and set an exploratory stage that offers an opportunity to discover new interests. 

Advisors encourage students to concentrate on core courses the first year, so they can explore many subjects before settling on a major yet have those classes count toward graduation.  The core requirements should not be viewed as a bad thing since most of the classes are pre-requisites for higher level courses. The core also serves as:

  • A chance to satisfy certain college requirements
  • Preparation for upper division courses
  • Tools to construct a career track

Essentially, the core aims to provide students with knowledge in areas that all college graduate students should know.   The core can also offer choices for undecided students or confirm a major for those that are decided. 

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