Economics

Associate Degree for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Economics

The Associate in Arts degree in Economics for Transfer provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. The Associate in Arts degree in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) may be obtained by the completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program outlined below (earning a C or better in these courses) and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education Breadth Requirements.

Students interested in transferring to a CSU campus to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Economics should meet with a counselor to confirm the courses required for lower-division preparation in the major.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
PSYC 330 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
STAT 305 Statway, Part II (6)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
MATH 340 Calculus for Business and Economics (3)
MATH 400 Calculus I (5)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4)
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting (4)
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (2)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming (4)
CISP 370 Beginning Visual Basic (4)
MATH 336 College Algebra (5)
MATH 370 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (5)
MATH 401 Calculus II (5)
MATH 402 Calculus III (5)
MATH 410 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
Total Units: 18

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain terms and concepts used in macroeconomics and microeconomics.
  • evaluate models to explore consequences of economic policy proposals on households and businesses.
  • evaluate economic models to explore the consequences of macroeconomic events and the probable consequences of macroeconomic policy proposals on the whole economy.
  • solve problems requiring the application of economics, statistics, and mathematics.
  • apply accounting and economic concepts and principles in making decisions about firm operations.