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Economics Degree Program

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree requirements

Click on the link below to see the degree requirements and class sequence for a degree that covers the transfer requirements  for the CSU and UC colleges

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Economics. The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer provides lower division preparation for pursuing advanced studies in economics or prepares a complementary base for many professions and areas of interest including business administration, law, engineering, journalism, public administration, and environmental studies.

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to take 6 units of Economic elective courses: Econ 110 (Comparative Economic Systems), Econ 115 (Economic History of the United States), Econ 120 (Environmental Economics), and/or Econ 125 (Introduction to Labor Studies).

Pursuant to SB1440, the following completion requirements must be met:

(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:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) 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.

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 not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Required Core (12-13 units)
ECON 101 Principles of Economics (Macro)  (3)
ECON 102 Principles of Economics (Micro)  (3)
MATH 120 Elementary Statistics  (4)
MATH 130 Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences  (4)
or
MATH 140 Calculus with Analytic Geometry, First Course  (5)

List A: Select One (3-4 Units)
BUS 205 Business Communication  (3)
BUS 104 Business Information Systems  (3)
CSIT 105 Computer Concepts and Applications  (3)
or
CSIT 125 Computer Information Systems  (3)

List B: Select one course from List A not already used or choose one course from the following: (3-4 units)
ECON 110 Comparative Economic Systems  (3)
ECON 115 Economic History of the United States  (3)
ECON 120 Environmental Economics  (3)
ECON 125 Introduction to Labor Studies  (3)
ECON 295 Directed Study in Economics  (3)

TOTAL UNITS                                                         20 – 21