The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree is a curricular pattern designed specifically to transfer students as Economics majors with junior status to the CSU system. Though the Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer also provides broad general preparation for Economics majors entering any four-year university, students must consult the specific requirements of any non-CSU campus to which they are applying. Students earning the Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer will be provided with a deep appreciation of how the economy functions.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Describe, analyze and evaluate economic concepts, paradigms, and theories of the economy.
  • Analyze data to identify major current economic problems and use economic theory to analyze and evaluate the problems.
  • Identify current governmental policies to remedy economics problems and assess the effectiveness of these policies. 
Required Courses (20-21 units) Units
ECO-7*/7H* Principles of Macroeconomics/Honors 3
ECO-8*/8H* Principles of Microeconomics/Honors 3
MAT-12*/12H* Statistics/Honors 4
Choose one:    
MAT-1A* Calculus I 4
MAT-5 Business Calculus 4
Electives A Choose from list A below 3-4
Electives B Choose from list C below 3
Electives - List A (3-4 units) Units
ACC-1A Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC-1B Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS-24 Business Communucation 3
MAT-1B* Calculus II 4
Electives - List B (3 units) Units
ECO-5* Economics of the Environment 3
ECO/POL-6*  Introduction to Political Economy 3
ECO-9*/9H* Economics of Poverty, Inequality and Discrimination 3
ECO-10* Economics and Personal Decision-making  3

*Courses may also be used to fulfill general education requirements for the CSUGE or IGETC pattern, please confer with a counselor.

Note: Updates to the Economics ADT are pending until chaptering at the State Chancellor's Office. See catalog addendum for final requirements.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P” if taken as Pass/No Pass).