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
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.

PreBusiness MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
BCIS 110 Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems 3
COMM 265G
Principles of Human Communication
or Public Speaking
3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
Humanities/Fine Art G Course 1 3
MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra 3
 Credits16
Spring
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
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
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
 Credits16
Spring
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
 Credits12
 Total Credits60
1

 See degree requirements.