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Economics for Transfer (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) degree is designed to facilitate transfer to a California State University in keeping with SB1440. A total of 19-21 units are required to fulfill the major portion of this degree. This degree reflects the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) supported by the statewide Academic Senate. Students must also complete the California State University (CSU) General Education Breadth requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (see the “General Education Requirements and Transfer Information” section of the catalog). A student may apply for this degree in conjunction with an Associate in Arts in Economics degree provided the courses taken meet the requirements of both degrees. Students should speak with a counselor to verify that the requirements for either or both degrees have been met. In addition, students planning to transfer to SDSU should consult with a counselor.

The following requirements must be met to be awarded an Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) degree:

  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 Requirement.
    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. Students are also required to earn a “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.

The Associate in Arts in Economics Transfer Degree (AA-T) will provide students with the lower division core courses required for bachelorette-level study in the discipline. A bachelor’s degree in economics offers graduates a variety of career paths in such fields as management, finance, government, and general business. It also serves as an excellent foundation for post-graduate training in fields such as law, education, and health care. Furthermore, the study of economics facilitates the development of higher-level analytical reasoning skills applicable to a variety of educational and occupational endeavors.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Employ their discipline knowledge and skills to the community; for example present themselves and interact with others in a professional manner, communicate economic concepts orally, convey economic ideas in a variety of written forms.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of micro- and macroeconomic theories.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

Note: All courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher or “Pass.”

Required Core
ECON-120Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-121Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON-215Statistics for Business and Economics 14
or ANTH-215 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
or PSY-215 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
or SOC-215 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
or MATH-160 Elementary Statistics
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
List B
Select one of the following:3
Any course not used in List A
Economic Issues and Policies
Economic Relations of the Asia Pacific
Uints for the major20-22
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC)37-39
Total Units60

MATH-160 Elementary Statistics will be accepted.

Students completing IGETC may be awarded the degree, but they must complete a course from Area 1C: Oral Communication to meet CSU admission requirements.