Prebusiness - Associate Degree

The only courses that may be taken under the S/U option are electives.

A grade of C- or better is required in all courses.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

Area I: Communication
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 23
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Select two courses from the Laboratory Sciences area of the NM Common Core list. 18
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science
ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics3
ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics 43
Area V: Humanities/Fine Art
Select two courses from the Humanities/Fine Arts area of the NM Common Core list. 16
Areas IV & V Social/Behavioral Sciences and Humanities/Fine Arts
Select one additional course from the Social/Behavioral Sciences or the Humanities/Fine Arts areas of the NM Common Core list. 13
PreBusiness Core Requirements
ACCT 221Financial Accounting3
ACCT 222Management Accounting 33
BCIS 110Introduction to Computerized Information Systems3
BUSA 111Business in a Global Society3
Additional Requirement
COLL 101College/Life Success1
Electives
Select additional electives to bring total credits to 60. 52
Total Credits60
1

A full list of NM Common Core Classes can be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

2

Students who place out of MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra must take an additional 3 credits of general elective outside the College of Business Administration and Economics.

3

ACCT recommended for Sophomore year.

4

ECON should not be taken by beginning freshmen or students without algebra skills.

5

Recommended electives toward continuing with a Bachelor of Accountancy or Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the College of Business include: BLAW 230 or MKTG 203 or BMGT 210 or BLAW 316 (Las Cruces only) or MKTG 303 (Las Cruces only). Recommended electives must be completed at one of the NMSU 2 or 4 year campuses.