Economics Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer 2020-2021

(Major #C.7200.AA-T)

The Economics Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer is designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree will acquaint students with the fundamentals of economic thinking and the principle concepts and theories of macroeconomics and microeconomics. Economics Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer will also offer students the math and statistics preparation required for upper-division coursework in economics. A background in economics allows students to pursue studies in a range of fields, including business, education, social work, and government policy.

Major requirements (25 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECON 202
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECON 201
MATH 11 or
Elementary Statistics or
Elementary Statistics
4 MATH 110
MATH 5A Math Analysis I 5 MATH 210
List A - Select one of the courses from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ACCTG 4A Financial Accounting 4 ACCT 110
ACCTG 4B Managerial Accounting 4 ACCT 120
BA 5 Business Communications 3 -
BA 39 Finite Mathematics 3 MATH 130
IS 15 Computer Concepts 3 BUS 140
MATH 5B Math Analysis II 4 MATH 220
MATH 17 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 5 -
List B - Select this course or one from List A not already used:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
MATH 6 Math Analysis III 5 MATH 230

Additional Information

  1. Analyze basic economic information effectively orally, in writing, and graphically.
  2. Understand the relationship between economic policy, unemployment, inflation, and economic growth.
  3. Evaluate the structure of product markets both in writing and graphically.
  4. Apply economic theory relating to consumer and producer choice.

  1. A minimum of 60 CSU-transferrable units with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better must be completed.
  2. Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU version) is required.
    CSU GE-Breadth and IGETC advising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2#133 or online at
  3. Courses may double count in the major and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

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Faculty Advisor(s): Piper

2020-2021 Economics Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer