Economics is the study of how the individual or society allocates scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Economics or similar major.

For economics majors with the goal of applying to CSU as well as UC, there’s a lot of overlap in coursework; students who are applying to UC should opt to take both MATH 1A and 1B.

Students completing a bachelor’s or more advanced degree in Economics may find employment as market researchers, educators, budget analysts, statisticians, economists, or government or banking employees.

Degree Requirements (20-24 units)

Required Core Courses (14 – 15 units)
  • ECON 1A              Elementary Economics-Macro (3 units)
  • ECON 1B               Elementary Economics-Micro (3 units)
  • STAT 1                  Introduction To Statistical Methods (4 units)
  • MATH 1A             Single Variable Calculus I — Early Transcendentals (5 units)
  •  or MATH 9                Calculus for Business, Social and Life Sciences (4 units)
List A (select one course, 3 – 5 units)
  • ACCT 1                  Principles of Accounting-Financial (4 units)
    • and ACCT 1A               Principles of Accounting – Financial Lab (0.5 units)
  • ACCT 2L                Principles of Accounting-Managerial (5 units)
  • MATH 1B             Single Variable Calculus II — Early Transcendentals (4 units)
  • SOCIL 1                 Introduction To Sociology (3 units)
List B (select one course, 3 – 4 units)
  • MATH 1C             Multivariable Calculus (4 units)
  • MATH 3                Linear Algebra (3 units)
  • or  any course from above not already used
Additional Degree Requirements
  • Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an “AA-T” or AS-T” major as detailed in the transfer section of the catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis.
  • Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.