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.

New Mexico Common Core
Area I: Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication 13
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication 13
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
Area III: Science
Select two from two departments from the following:8
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
Introduction to Computer Science4
Introductory Environmental Science4
Introductory Geology4
Geography of the Natural Environment
The Great Ideas of Physics4
Area IV & V: Social/Behavioral Sciences and Humanities/Fine Art
Select 15 credits from 2-3 departments from Areas IV and V:15
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences:
Select 6-9 credits from 2-3 departments from the following:
Principles of Macroeconomics 23
Principles of Microeconomics 23
ANTH G course
Human Growth and Behavior3
GEOG G course
GOVT G course
Introduction to Language3
Introduction to Psychology (strongly recommended)3
Introductory Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems
Introduction to Social Welfare3
Introduction to Women s Studies3
Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts:
Select 6-9 credits from 2-3 departments from the following:
Orientation in Art3
Perspectives on Literature3
Introduction to Creative Writing
Roots of Modern Europe3
Modern Europe3
Introduction to Early American History3
Introduction to Recent American History
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures
PHIL G course
The World of Theatre3
Pre-Business Core Requirements
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
BUSA 111Introduction to Business3
Related Course Requirements
Select three in addition to Area II: Mathematics above from the following:9
Intermediate Algebra 13
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Recommended Electives
Select one from the following:6
College/Life Success3
Introduction to Information Technology
Business Law
Total Credits60

a grade of C or better is required


Required Social Science courses by the College of Business at NMSU Las Cruces.