Risk Management and Insurance - Undergraduate Minor

The minor in Insurance, available to students in most majors (business and non-business), affords students the opportunity to supplement their major field of study with specialized expertise in the field of risk management and insurance.


Completion of the courses listed below (including any prerequisites) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in these courses. At lease twelve of the credits for the minor must be completed at NMSU.  The minor is not available to students in the Bachelor of Individualized Studies or the Bachelor of Applied Studies.

Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses
FIN 322Principles of Insurance3
FIN 341Financial Analysis and Markets3
or FIN 303V Personal Financial Planning and Investing in a Global Economy
BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business3
or BLAW 385V Consumers and the Law
Any three upper division finance courses chosen from the following.9
Life/Health/Employee Benefits3
Property and Liability Insurance3
Business Risk Management3
Analysis of the Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance3
Insurance Internship and Cooperative Education I1-3
Independent Study1-3
Personal Financial Planning for Professionals 13
Total Credits18