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Business & Professional Studies

Economics for Transfer (AA-T)

The AA-T in Economics for Transfer provides a broad exposure to the field of economics. Students will learn about the factors that determine the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. They will come to understand the behavior and interactions of economic agents and how economies work. This major prepares student to transfer to a California State University, where a baccalaureate degree may be earned in Economics or a closely related field.

The following is required for the AA-T in Economics for Transfer degree:

  1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units;
  2. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements;
  3. Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis;
  4. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0;
  5. A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use economic models to predict changes in societal outcomes based on changes in economic variables.
  • Identify and apply economic principles to personal-life decisions.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree Requirements

Required Core
ECON-120Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-121Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH-160Elementary Statistics4
MATH-178Calculus for Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences4-5
or MATH-180 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
List A
Select one of the following:3-4
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Business Communication
Principles of Information Systems
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
List B
Select any List A course not used3-4
Units in the Major21-23
12/9 Double-Counted Units
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)39/37
Total Units60