All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student.
After meeting all College of Fine Arts admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.
Any student who applies and is accepted to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Program can concentrate on Art & Ecology by taking A&E courses. Art majors at UNM pursue an interdisciplinary degree–there are no transcripted tracks in the Department of Art BA or BFA Program.
Undergraduate students interested in pursuing Departmental Honors in Art & Ecology may apply to the BFA Honors program and complete a senior year Art & Ecology capstone project. A BFA Honors student in Art & Ecology must demonstrate academic and artistic excellence, curiosity, and commitment. Students should approach an Art & Ecology faculty member to discuss the process of forming a thesis committee, developing an honors thesis project, and writing an honors thesis.