The majority of NMSU Grants students plan to use their Associate degree as a stepping-stone to getting a Bachelor’s degree.  Some careers require you to have a Bachelor’s degree. If you would like to transfer to get a Bachelors degree then you have come to the right place. By completing your Associates degree you have proven  that you can get a Bachelors degree!

Transfer to New Mexico State University Las Cruces

Getting a Bachelors degree can be a lot of work, but it is also very rewarding. With a Bachelors degree you can get a higher paying job or have better job prospects. We hope that all NMSU Grants students can move on up and get their Bachelors degree.

Two Types of Degrees – Transferable and Terminal

Dr. LoConto is the Program Manager in Sociology - one of the online bachelors through NMSU Las Cruces

Dr. LoConto is the Program Manager in Sociology – one of the online bachelors through NMSU Las Cruces

A Transferable degree program is designed specifically for two-year degrees to transfer directly to the related four-year Bachelors degree. Transferring the following two-year degrees to four-year degrees at NMSU or any New Mexico University should be relatively easy:

*Associate of Arts *Associates of Science *Criminal Justice *Education *Early Childhood Education *Pre-Business *Social Services

The process to transfer out of state may be more complicated, but no less rewarding.

06/25/2014: NMSU Grants transfer advisor Sascha Larrabee, right, meets with a student. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

06/25/2014: NMSU Grants transfer advisor Sascha Larrabee, right, meets with a student. (Photo by Darren Phillips)


A Terminal associates degree is geared more toward specific job occupations and less toward continuing academic work. It’s still possible for those who complete a terminal degree to transfer to a university, but it will likely required more academic credits. Terminal degrees include:

*Applied Business *Applied Automotive Science *Computer Technology *Creative Media Design *Electronic Publishing *Emergency Medical Services *Welding

There are online Bachelors programs through many New Mexico Universities. If you don’t want to move, please consider getting your Bachelors degree through an online program. Through NMSU Las Cruces you can get an online degree in:

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology *Business Administration (General Business) *Business Administration (Marketing) *Criminal Justice *Information and Communication Technology (Computers) *Science in Elementary Education *Science in Nursing *Women’s Studies

The key to having a successful transfer is to plan early!