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 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial) 33
BCIS 110Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems3
BUSA 111Introduction to Business3
Additional Requirement
COLL 101College/Life Success1
Select additional electives to bring total credits to 60. 52
Total Credits60

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


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.


ACCT recommended for Sophomore year.


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


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.

PreBusiness MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
BCIS 110 Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems 3
Principles of Human Communication
or Public Speaking
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
Humanities/Fine Art G Course 1 3
MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra 3
ENGL 203G Business and Professional Communication 3
MATH 121G College Algebra 3
Humanities/Fine Art G Course 1 3
Humanities/Fine Art G Course or Social/Behavioral Science G Course 1 3
Laboratory Science G Course 1 4
Second Year
ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting I (Financial) 3
BUSA 111 Introduction to Business 3
ECON 251G Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 3
Laboratory Science G Course 1 4
ACCT 222 Principles of Accounting II (Managerial) 3
ECON 252G Principles of Microeconomics 3
STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 3
Elective 1 3
 Total Credits60

 See degree requirements.