Pre-Business - Associate Degree

60 credits

The Associate degree in Pre-Business provides basics in accounting and economics. Students who earn this degree will have completed the first two years of any four-year business degree offered at NMSU Las Cruces. Students are advised to complete the NM General Education Common Core to meet NMSU College of Business requirements.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 23
Business and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication3
Principles of Human Communication3
Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences 210
Principles of Macroeconomics (Grade of C- or better required)3
Principles of Microeconomics (Grade of C- or better required)3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course (4 credits)
Select one from the following:
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
Introduction to Computer Science4
Introductory Environmental Science4
Introductory Geology4
The Great Ideas of Physics4
Area V: Humanities
Select one from the following:3
Perspectives on Literature3
Introduction to Creative Writing
Literature and Culture3
Roots of Modern Europe3
Modern Europe3
Introduction to Early American History3
Introduction to Recent American History
The Art of Wondering3
The Quest for God3
Informal Logic3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Select one of the following3
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures3
The World of Theatre3
General Education Elective
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences (Major Requirement)3
Core Requirements
Pre-Business Core Requirements
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
BUSA 111Introduction to Business3
or BMGT 110 Introduction to Business
MGT 201Introduction to Management3
Major Requirements
OECS 105Introduction to Information Technology3
STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Select from the following Subject, minimum 10 credits to reach minimum 60 credits: ACCT, BLAW, BMGT, BOT, BUSA, C S, ECON, FIN, MATH, MGT, OECS10
Total Credits60

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
Elective Course 1 3
ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting I (Financial) 3
OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
BUSA 111
Introduction to Business
or Introduction to Business
ENGL 203G Business and Professional Communication 3
MATH 121G College Algebra 2 3
ACCT 222 Principles of Accounting II (Managerial) 3
MGT 201 Introduction to Management 3
Second Year
ECON 251G Principles of Macroeconomics 3
STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 3
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 3 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 3 4
ECON 252G Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 3
Area V: Humanities 3 3
Elective Courses 1 7
 Total Credits60