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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
tara.lopez@nnmc.edu

Carol Anne Salazar
Administrative Assistant
for HSS/AFM

(505) 747.2295
carolanne.salazar@nnmc.edu

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
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.