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 insurance. Students pursuing this option will be advised by the director of the insurance studies program and will be encouraged to pursue internships and co-op experiences in the insurance industry.


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.

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 additional upper division business course3
FIN 323Life/Health/Employee Benefits3
Choose 9 upper division finance courses from the following
FIN 324Property and Liability Insurance3
FIN 326Business Risk Management3
FIN 392Insurance Internship and Cooperative Education I1-3
FIN 498Independent Study1-3
FIN 421Personal Financial Planning for Professionals 13
Total Credit Hours18

Fin 421 cannot be taken if Fin 303V is applied toward the minor.