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Economics Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree provides a foundation in economics and the mathematics necessary for upper-division economics for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in economics.  This background should provide students with the tools to complete a bachelor’s degree successfully.  Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed.  While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers that can be achieved through transfer.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including 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 or 27 quarter units in a major area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a ”C” or better in all courses required in the major.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to do the following:

  • Define scarcity, and show how it relates to the concepts of choice and cost.
  • Outline the role of comparative advantage in exchange.
  • Describe and analyze the economy in quantitative terms using national income and employment data from the standpoint of current and constant dollars.
  • Utilize the demand and supply model to critically analyze real-world examples.
  • Explain the role of prices in allocating goods, services, and factors of production.


Course ID Title Units
ECON 2  * or Principles (MACRO) 3
ECON 2H  * Honors Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 4  * or Principles (MICRO) 3
ECON 4H  * Honors Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATH 10  * Introduction to Statistics 3
MATH 11  * or A Brief Course in Calculus 5
MATH 3A  * or Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 3AH  * Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
Group A:  Select one of the following courses (3-5 units)  
MATH 3B  * Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
ACCT 1A   Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 1B  * Managerial Accounting 4
CIM 1   Computer Information Systems 4
BUS 104  * Business Communication 3
Group B:  Select one of the following courses or any course from Group A not already used  (3-5 units)  
PS 11  or International Political Economy 3
ECON 11   International Political Economy 3
MATH 3C  * Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 26  * Introduction to Linear Algebra 4



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation, see course description.

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