Meet with a CSM counselor to discuss how to achieve academic goals and to develop a comprehensive student educational plan (SEP).
University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units
California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities
The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer will prepare students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in economics and similar majors. Most careers in teaching, government, and large corporations deriving from the study of Economics require a graduate degree in the field, while a Bachelor's degree in Economics generally qualifies the student for the same types of employment available to those who hold general business or liberal arts degrees. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "associate degree for transfer," a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
Upon transferring students will be required to complete no more than 60 units to complete the bachelor's degree. This may not be the best option for students planning on transferring to a non-CSU institution. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss the transfer options and requirements. Upon completion, students will have an understanding of the fundamental theories of microeconomics and macroeconomics, how to apply them to real-world scenarios and evaluate diverse viewpoints.
Economics (AA-T) Requirements
- California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.