Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)

Northern New Mexico is one of the most engaging places on the planet—historically, culturally and humanistically. We invite you to explore it through studies in Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) at Northern!

Our department provides an approach to college learning that empowers students and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. Our classes emphasize broad knowledge that engages both the local and the global, so our students can become strong communicators, use analytic reasoning, and be problem solvers in their own communities. We value the ability to think critically, and apply the knowledge and skills we learn to real-world settings.

HSS offers high quality academic coursework, leading to an associate degree or in preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Additionally, we provide excellent scholastic support in the many general education courses required for any degree program pursued at Northern. Our programs are relevant to your personal and professional needs; they develop critical thinking skills and help you develop into an organized, focused, empowered, and independent lifelong learner.

Northern's Humanities & Social Sciences is located in the Montoya Administration Building, lower level. Call or visit us to learn more about our programs!

Contact us!

Dr. Tara M. Lopez, Chair
Humanities &
Social Sciences

(505) 747.2120

Rachel Begay
Administrative Assistant
(505) 747.2229

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.