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ECONOMICS

The study of economics is essential for understanding our society.  The study of Economics utilizes historical data, theoretical models, and empirical evidence to explain real-world behavior of individuals, firms, and nations making production and consumption decisions.

AWARD

TYPE

GRAD PLAN

REQ COURSES UNITS

TOTAL UNITS

Economics

AA

GE 

20

60+

Economics

AA-T

N/A

21-25

60*

+ At least 60 degree applicable units (36 total major units and GE Plan units) are required to earn an Associate Degree.

* Required course units and completion of CSU Breadth or IGETC Requirements.

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Associates DegreeEconomics

Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T)

Requirements

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) is a degree that provides a solid lower-division preparation for students who intend to transfer to a California State University (CSU) for a bachelor’s degree in Economics. This degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU and guarantee admissions to a CSU. Although, students are guaranteed admissions, it is not to any particular campus or program in the CSU system. Students will be required to meet with a counselor for specific university major preparation at the college of their choice in order to facilitate a seamless transition. This coursework will satisfy the lower division Economics requirements at some of the CSU campuses. Information on which campuses accept this degree can be found at http://www.sb1440.org/

MAJOR CODE: 2204.00

Required Courses

Units

Econ 1

Principles Of Economics I

3

Econ 2

Principles Of Economics II

3

Math 227

Statistics

4

Math 236

 

OR 

Math 261

Calculus For Business & Social Science         

OR       

Calculus I

5

 

 

5

List A:  Select One Course (3-4 Units)

Acctg 1

Introductory Accounting I

5

Acctg 2

Introductory Accounting II

5

Math 262

Calculus II

5

List B:  Select One Course (3-4 Units)

Math 263

Calculus III

5

Math 271

Linear Algebra

3

Total Units For Major

21-25

Total Units That May Be Double Counted 

9

General Education (CSU Ge Or IGETC) Units  

37-39

Elective (CSU Transferable) Units 

5-11

Total Degree Units                   

60

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Economics

Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

Requirements

The Associate of Arts degree in Economics includes coursework that aligns with specific lower-division major requirements for the Economics major at various universities within the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems. Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university with a major in Economics may also consider the Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Behavioral and Social Sciences emphasis).Students are encouraged to visit the Transfer Center for complete information regarding transfer requirements for the institution of their choice. Students interested in transfer are also encouraged to consult the Counseling Office for individualized educational planning. Careers in business, education, writing, and government are open to individuals with advanced study in the field of Economics.

(20 Units, GE Plan) + All other West requirements for Associate Degree. 

MAJOR CODE:  2204.00

Required Courses

Units

Acctg 1

Introductory Accounting I

5

Econ 1

Principles Of Economics I

3

Econ 2

Principles Of Economics II

3

Math 227

Statistics

4

Math 235

Finite Math

5

Total Required                             

20