Economics Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The Economics Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also referred to as the Economics AA-T degree, 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 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 degree requires a total of 21-23 units.

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 (for admissions to CSU, it is necessary that the students meet the "Oral Communications" requirement when using IGETC for AA-T or AS-T).
    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 an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better.
Required Core Courses (14 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
or MATH 120HF Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
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
Financial Accounting5
Honors Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting5
Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business)3
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Honors Writing for Business)
Introduction to Information Systems4
Honors Introduction to Information Systems
Calculus II (formerly MATH 150BF)4
Honors Calculus II
LIST B - Select one course (4 units):4
Select any LIST A course not already selected, or one of the courses below.
Multivariable Calculus (formerly MATH 250AF)4
Linear Algebra3
Total Units21-23

Outcome 1: Utilize the supply/demand model and the aggregate-demand/aggregate-supply model to simultaneously analyze microeconomic issues and evaluate the macroeconomic implications.

Outcome 2: Formulate solutions to interconnected microeconomic and macroeconomic problems, appraise the chances of success, and analyze the potential unintended consequences.

Outcome 3: Apply appropriate quantitative and economic approaches to solve numerical exercises from micro- and macroeconomics and communicate the results through computation, language, and/or graphs.