Economics Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The Economics Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also referred to as the Economics AA-T, is designed to provide an opportunity for the economics major to achieve an Associate in Arts in Economics which completes the first- and second-year requirements for transfer to a four-year public California institution. This degree is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the two major fields of economics in order to give them the background knowledge needed by undergraduate economics majors. The coursework emphasizes the practical applications of economics and knowledge in a diversity of careers and the utility of economics perspectives as a life-long learning tool for interpreting world economic events. Students successfully completing the Economics AA-T will acquire a fundamental knowledge base of economics, learn basic knowledge and possess a basic understanding of areas that have an interdisciplinary association to Economics. This degree will provide students with an introduction to the field and its applied areas. While at least a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those seeking professional careers, completion of this degree is excellent general preparation for careers in academic and applied economics, research institutes, financial institutions, education, international economic systems, corporations, government, journalism and technical writing, non-profit organizations, and many other careers. It gives students a solid basis for many career paths and can be enhanced with multidisciplinary study in related fields. This curriculum specifically prepares the prospective transfer student for upper division coursework in Economics or a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. The Economics Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses and other colleges/universities that offer bachelor's degrees in economics. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Economics AA-T degree will be granted priority for admission as an economics major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements: (1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: (a) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements. (b) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. (2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. (3) ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for courses in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better. This degree requires 20-25 units in the major in addition to other graduation requirements.

Required Core Courses (14-15 units):
ECON 101 F Principles of Economics - Micro3
or ECON 101HF Honors Principles of Economics - Micro
ECON 102 F Principles of Economics - Macro3
or ECON 102HF Honors Principles of Economics-Macro
MATH 120 F Introductory Probability and Statistics4-5
or MATH 120HF Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
or MATH 121 F Introductory Probability and Statistics with Support
or PSY 161 F Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
or PSY 161HF Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
or SOSC 120 F Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH 130 FCalculus for Business4
or MATH 151 F Calculus I (formerly MATH 150AF)
or MATH 151HF Honors Calculus I (formerly MATH 150HF)
LIST A - Select one course (3-5 units):3-5
Calculus II (formerly MATH 150BF)4
Honors Calculus II
Financial Accounting5
Honors Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting5
Introduction to Information Systems4
Honors Introduction to Information Systems
Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business)3
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Honors Writing for Business)
LIST B - Select one course (3-5 units):3-5
Select any LIST A course not already selected, or one of the courses below.
Multivariable Calculus (formerly MATH 250AF)4
Linear Algebra3
Total Units20-25

Outcome 1: Use the supply/demand model to analyze and evaluate individual market outcomes.

Outcome 2: Use the aggregate demand/aggregate supply model to predict likely changes in the overall macro economy.