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Economics (ECON)

Degree

The following economics degree is offered:

DEGREE
AA-T - Economics

Required Program (Units)
ECON 302    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 304    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MATH 341 Calculus for Business and Economics (4)
   or MATH 400 Calculus I (5) (4-5)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: (6)
One course must be taken from List A and one additional course from List A or List B.
List A
ACCT 301    Financial Accounting (4)
ACCT 311    Managerial Accounting (4)
MATH 401   Calculus II (5)
List B
ECON 320    Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
   or BUS 320    Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
MATH 402    Calculus III (5)
MATH 410    Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 21

The Associate of Arts in Economics for Transfer degree program 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. 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.

This program has the following completion requirements:
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.
    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.

Program 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.

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