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University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

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

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 15 units Units
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
MATH 241 Applied Calculus I 5 units
MATH 251 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 units
Required Selective Courses: List A: Select one course 3-5 units Units
MATH 125 Elementary Finite Mathematics 3 units
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5 units
ACTG 121 Financial Accounting 4 units
ACTG 131 Managerial Accounting 4 units
BUS. 295 Computer Systems in Business 4 units
Required Selective Courses: List B: Select one course 3-5 units Units
Any List A course not already used 3 - 5 units
MATH 253 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 5 units
MATH 270 Linear Algebra 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 21 - 25
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.