Economics, A.A.-T

An A.A.-T in Economics for Transfer will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to a CSU institution as an Economics major.

The courses in the A.A.-T in Economics for Transfer provide students with an ability to solve quantitative problems and think critically regarding macro and micro economic ideas and issues they encounter and to demonstrate problem solving through the means of problem based activities.

This Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing this degree is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan and receive university admission and transfer requirements.

AA.ECON.OPTBAAT or AA.ECON.OPTCAAT

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CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
SOCI-102 Contemporary Social Problems 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
MATH-135 Calculus for Social Science and Business 3
ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
ENVS-102 Environmental Science Laboratory 1
 Units16
Fall Semester 2
ACCT-124 Financial Accounting - Principles of Accounting I 3
Select one of the following: 3
U.S. History to 1877  
U.S. History Since 1865  
MUS-108 History of Jazz and Blues 3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish I  
Elementary French I  
American Sign Language I  
 Units13
Spring Semester 2
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
ACCT-125 Managerial Accounting-Principles of Accounting II 3
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context  
Latinx/Chicanx Literature  
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)  
BADM-103 Introduction to Business 3
ANTH-101 Physical Anthropology 3
 Units15
 Total Units60

UC: General Education Option C

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MUS-108 History of Jazz and Blues 3
HIST-104 World History Since 1500 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
MATH-135 Calculus for Social Science and Business 3
ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
ENVS-101 Environmental Science 3
HIST-101 Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500) 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
ACCT-124 Financial Accounting - Principles of Accounting I 3
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
BADM-103 Introduction to Business 3
BIOL-100 Human Biology 4
ECON-203 Introduction to Environmental Economics 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 2
ACCT-125 Managerial Accounting-Principles of Accounting II 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
BADM-201 Legal Environment of Business 3
Select one of the following: 4
Elementary Spanish I  
Elementary French I  
American Sign Language I  
 Units13
 Total Units60

NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language I, FREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement. 

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
ECON-201Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON-201H Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON-202Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECON-202H Honors Principles of Microeconomics
MATH-140Introduction to Statistics3
Select one of the following:3-8
Calculus for Social Science and Business
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
and Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
and Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
List A: Select one
Select any course from Required Core not used above or one of the following courses:3-4
Financial Accounting - Principles of Accounting I
Honors Financial Accounting - Principles of Accounting I
Managerial Accounting-Principles of Accounting II
Honors Managerial Accounting - Principles of Accounting II
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
List B: Select one
Select any course from List A not used above or one of the following courses:3-5
Introduction to Environmental Economics
Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Linear Algebra
Course Title Credits
Units for Major 18-25
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 37-39
Possible double counting: 9 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Units for A.A.-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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