Economics – Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

Economics is a social science discipline concerned chiefly with description, theory and analysis of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Economics is concerned with rational consumers making choices under conditions of scarcity. Students will be introduced to concepts and tools of economic analysis including theory of demand and supply, national income accounting, economic growth and business cycle. Students will have the ability to analyze fiscal, monetary and trade policies. In addition, students will be introduced to the theory of consumer behavior, the theory of firms under various market structures and the theory of resource markets. The Associate in Arts in Economics for the Transfer Degree is designed to prepare the student for seamlessly transferring to the CSU to earn a baccalaureate degree in economics and is designed to provide students a clear transfer pathway to the CSU and the completion of a baccalaureate degree, with guaranteed admission to a CSU to a similar major with junior standing, and the ability to complete their remaining requirements within 60 semester or 90 quarter units.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) pattern.
  • a minimum of 20 semester or 30 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Outcomes

  1. Use the theory of demand and supply to explain market equilibrium and the effects of government interventions.
  2. Demonstrate the theory of consumer behavior to derive the demand curve.
  3. Identify, analyze and evaluate fiscal and monetary theory and policy.
  4. Identify the various market structures; demonstrate the firm’s decisions under different market structures; evaluate the effects of government intervention.
  5. Apply the theory of comparative advantage to evaluate gains from international trade and effects of government intervention.

Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer Degree

Required Courses
ECON 001APRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 001BPRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
Select one of the following:4
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
BUS 014BMATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS-CALCULUS4-5
or MATH 005A SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS I
List A
Select one of the following:3-5
MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS-FINITE
SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS II
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
SURVEY OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
List B
Select one of the following or from any List A course not used:3-5
MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS
LINEAR ALGEBRA AND APPLICATIONS
Required Subtotal20-25
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree