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New Mexico State University
Undergraduate Catalog
2012-2013

Online Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

About this catalog

NMSU Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

Academic programs at New Mexico State University are available to all students without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Any item in this catalog is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure.

Catalog effective summer 2012 through spring semester 2018.

Assistant Registrar (project management): Jacobo Varela
Editing and Production Assistant: Michelle Lebsock
Student Assistant: Kori Keyes

Using the online catalog

The information found in the online version mirrors the printed version of the catalog.

The links on the left correspond to the table of contents in the printed version. Links to sub-sections of the catalog are available within sections.

Note for webmasters
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President

Barbara Couture, President

Board of Regents

Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico, Ex Officio Regent from Santa Fe.
Michael J. Davis, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ex Officio Regent from Santa Fe.
Laura M. Conniff, Appointed Regent from Las Cruces for term expiring December 31, 2012.
Mike Cheney, Appointed Regent from Las Cruces for term expiring December 31, 2016.
Christopher Dulany, Appointed Regent from Las Cruces for term expiring December 31, 2012 (Student Regent).
Javier Gonzales, Appointed Regent from Santa Fe for term expiring December 31, 2014.
Isaac "Ike" Pino, Appointed Regent from Santa Fe for term expiring December 31, 2014.

For more information

University Admissions:
Valerie Pickett, Director
University Admissions, MSC 3A
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-3121

Transcript evaluation, student records and determination of residency:
Michael R. Zimmerman, Registrar
Office of the Registrar, MSC 3AR
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-3411

Housing for single and married students:
Julie Weber, Director
Housing, MSC 3BB
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-3202

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Financial Aid, MSC 5100
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4105

Part-time employment while a student:
Placement and Career Services, MSC 3509
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-1631

Student Accounts information:
Leland Kiehne, Director
University Accounts Receivable, MSC 4570
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575)646-4911

Cooperative Education Program:
Kevin D. Andrew, Coordinator
Cooperative Education Programs, MSC 3509
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4115

Vocational guidance or personal counseling:
Karen Schaefer, Director
Counseling Center, MSC 3575
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-2731

Military and Veterans Programs:
Jacobo Varela, Assistant Registrar
Active Military- Erika Zaragoza
Military Programs Coordinator
Veterans-Laura Grant,
Veterans Programs Coordinator,
MSC 4740
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4524

Ethnic Programs information:
Justin McHorse, Director
American Indian Program, MSC 4188
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4207

Festus Addo-Yobo, Director
Black Programs, MSC 4188
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4208

Laura G. Spencer, Director
Chicano Programs, MSC 4188
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4206

Honors Program information:
Bill Eamon, Dean
Honors College, MSC 3HON
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-2005

Crimson Scholars
Program information:
Yvonne Flores, Coordinator
Crimson Scholars Program,
MSC 3HON
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-2542

Distance Education and Weekend Courses:
Jeanette Jones, Distance Education and Continuing Education Program Facilitator
College of Extended Learning, MSC 3WEC
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4692

Corbett Center/Campus Information:
Kate Fahrbach, Director
Corbett Center Information Desk
MSC CC
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30004
Las Cruces NM 88003-0004 (575) 646-4411

NMSU Community Colleges:
Cheri Jimeno, President
Alamogordo Campus (575) 437-6860

John B. Gratton, President
Carlsbad Campus (575) 885-8831

Margie C. Huerta, President
Doña Ana Campus (575) 527-7510

Felicia Casados, President
Grants Campus (505) 287-7981

Flexible and Individualized Degree Programs:
Kelley Hestir, College of Extended Learning Advisor and Academic Program Coordinator
College of Extended Learning, MCS 3WEC
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-3142

Post office address for New Mexico State University is Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001.
Mail service for box patrons is provided by a branch post office located on campus. Telephone service is through the Las Cruces telephone exchange, (575) 646-0111.