Economics Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The Associate in Arts Degree in Economics for Transfer, also referred to as the Economics AA-T degree (or ADT), prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses 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 Economics AA-T focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Coursework includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics. This program requires a total of 21-24 units of required courses and restricted electives.

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:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. 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 not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.
Required "Core" Courses (6 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
Required Courses (8 units):8
Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Calculus for Business4
Calculus I (formerly MATH 150AF)
Honors Calculus I (formerly MATH 150HF)
Calculus II (formerly MATH 150BF)
Honors Calculus II
Restricted Electives (7-10 units):7-10
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)
Multivariable Calculus (formerly MATH 250AF)4
Total Units21-24

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.