Economics

Associate Degree for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Economics

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students who complete an Associate Degree for Transfer and transfer to a similar major at a CSU are guaranteed a seamless pathway to finish their baccalaureate degrees in 60 semester or 90 quarter units.

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law):

(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 (CSU GE-Breadth).
(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.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATH 400 Calculus I 5
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4) 4
   or STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors (4)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4)
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting (4)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming (4)
MATH 350 Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I (3)
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: 21

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.
  • analyze models to explore consequences of economic policy proposals on households, businesses, domestic and global economies, and the environment.
  • evaluate economic models to explore the consequences of macroeconomic events and the probable consequences of macroeconomic policy proposals for the national and global economy.
  • solve problems requiring the application of economics, statistics, and mathematics.
  • utilize economic concepts about the nature of the firm, cost and production functions, results under different market structures.
  • apply quantitative methods in economic analysis including optimization of economic goals including utility and profit maximization.

Career Information

There are a wide array of job opportunities in business, finance, government, and other sectors for an individual with an undergraduate degree in economics. Business firms of all sizes provide employment and career opportunities including jobs in banking, budget and market analysis, and in sales. Federal, state, and local government agencies require and employ individuals with training in economics to carry benefit-cost analysis and as research assistants and analysts. Job opportunities also exist in education and journalism. Economies and individual markets are dynamic, and business economists help firms understand and adapt to changes occurring in the economy and in specific markets. Individuals with economics degrees work in a broad range of fields with jobs with federal, state, and local government agencies. Job opportunities are expanding for employment for those seeking jobs with global or international focus.