Economics Degrees

Associates of Arts Degree for Transfer in Economics

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree (AA-T in Economics) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Economics. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree (AA-T in Economics) will be able to explain how individuals and firms make choices under scarcity; describe the major players and institutions that facilitate the market economy; and analyze economic models as they apply to market economies and specific product and factor markets.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses (16-17 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ECON 1A/H Principles of Macroeconomics or Honors 3 units
ECON 2A/H Principles of Macroeconomics Lab or Honors 1 unit
ECON 1B/H Principles of Microeconomics or Honors  3 units
ECON 2B/H Principles of Microeconomics Lab or Honors  1 unit
MATH 10/H Elementary Statistics or Honors  4 units
MATH 12 Applied Calculus 4 units
OR
MATH 3A Calculus and Analytic Geometry 5 units

List A (3-5 units)

Select one from below.

Course Number Course Title Units
MATH 3B Calculus and Analytical Geometry 5 units
MATH 8 Finite Mathematics 3 units
ACCT 10 Financial Accounting 5 units
ACCT 11 Managerial Accounting 5 units
CIST 2 Introduction to Computing 4 units
BUSN 78 Business Communication 3 units

List B (4-5 units)

Select one from below or any course from List A not already used.

Course Number Course Title Units
MATH 4A Intermediate Calculus 5 units
MATH 4C Linear Algebra 4 units

Major Requirements: 23-27 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 – 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Fall, Year 1 (4 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ECON 1B/2B Principles of Microeconomics and Lab 4 units
ECON 1BH/2BH Honors Principles of Microeconomics and Lab 4 units

Spring, Year 1 (4 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ECON 1A/2A Principles of Macroeconomics and Lab 4 units
OR
ECON 1AH/2AH Honors Principles of Macroeconomics and Lab 4 units

Fall, Year 2 (4 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 4 units
OR
MATH 10H Honors Elementary Statistics 4 units

Spring, Year 2 (4-5 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
MATH 12 Applied Calculus 4 units
OR
MATH 3A Calculus and Analytic Geometry 5 units

Elective Courses

Fall, Year 2 and Spring, Year 2 (6-10 units)

Choose 1 course from List A or List B

Required Major Total: 16-17 units

Electives: 6-10 units

Total Units: 22-27 units

Associate of Arts Degree in Economics

After completing an A.A. degree in Economics, a student will be able to:

  • Explain how individuals and firms make choices under scarcity
  • Describe the major players and institutions that facilitate the market economy
  • Analyze economic models as they apply to market economies and specific product and factor markets

Required Core Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units

Elective Courses (14 units)

Select at least 4 of the following fields.

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 2 Introduction to Archaeology 3 units
ANTH 3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
GEOG 1 Intro Physical Geography 3 units
GEOG 2 Intro Cultural Geography 3 units
HIST Any History Course 3 units
POLI 1 American Government 3 units
POLI 2 Comparative Governments 3 units
POLI 3 Introduction to Political Science 3 units
POLI 4 International Relations 3 units
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 2 Experimental Psychophysiology 3 units
PSYC 7 Physiological Psychology 3 units
PSYC 9 Psychology of Women: a Multicultural Perspective 3 units
PSYC 12 Human Growth and Development 3 units
PSYC 35 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3 units
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 2 Social Problems 3 units
SOCI 20 American Race Relations 3 units
SOCI 40 Marriage and Family 3 units
SOCI 45 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units

Total Major Units: 20 units

Fall, Year 1 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units

Spring, Year 1 (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units

Elective Courses

Fall and Spring, Year 1 and Fall and Spring, Year 2 (14 units)

Choose at least 14 units from elective list.

Total Units: 20 units

Last Updated 3/5/20