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 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
Oral Communication
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication3
or COMM 1130G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences 210
Macroeconomic Principles (Grade of C- or better required)3
Microeconomics Principles (Grade of C- or better required)3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course (4 credits)
Select one from the following:
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)4
The Planets
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
Introduction to Computer Science4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
Environmental Science I4
Physical Geology4
Survey of Physics with Lab4
Area V: Humanities
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Literature3
Introduction to Creative Writing3
World Literature I3
United States History I3
United States History II
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking3
Quest for God3
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics3
Introduction to Ethics3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Select one of the following3
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
Music Appreciation: Jazz3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
MATH 1430GApplications of Calculus I (Major Requirement)3
Core Requirements
Pre-Business Core Requirements
ACCT 2110Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2120Principles of Accounting II3
BUSA 1110Intro to Business3
MGMT 2110Principles of Management3
Major Requirements
OECS 105Introduction to Information Technology3
MATH 1350GIntroduction to Statistics3
Select from the following Subject, minimum 10 credits to reach minimum 60 credits: ACCT, BLAW, BMGT, OATS, BUSA, C S, ECON, BFIN, MATH, MGMT, OECS10
Total Credits60

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. 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 1110G Composition I 4
Elective Course 1 3
ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
BUSA 1110 Intro to Business 3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 3
MATH 1220G College Algebra 2 3
ACCT 2120 Principles of Accounting II 3
MGMT 2110 Principles of Management 3
Second Year
ECON 2110G Macroeconomic Principles 3
MATH 1350G Introduction to Statistics 3
COMM 1115G
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 3 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 3 4
ECON 2120G Microeconomics Principles 3
MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I 3
Area V: Humanities 3 3
Elective Courses 1 7
 Total Credits60