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The purpose of the economics program is to provide as many students as possible with an opportunity to:

  • acquire a basic knowledge of economics;
  • become aware of the role and place of economics in their personal and public life;
  • get exposure to the critical thinking approach especially in the context of addressing economic issues; and
  • achieve their academic and career objectives as well as their personal development goals.
The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer, also called the Economics AA-T Degree, requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 21-23 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the
degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. For more information please call (760) 776-7304. 
Advisor: H. Shahidi; 760-776-7304


Dept. No. Title Units
Required Core Courses:
​ECON 1​ ​Principles of Macroeconomics ​3
ECON 2 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATH 1A Calculus 5
MATH 14 Statistical Methods 4
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List A: Select one course from the following - 3-4 Units
BUAC 20A Financial Accounting (4)
BUAC 20B Managerial Accounting (4)
ENG 1B Composition & Literature (3)
SOC 4 Sociological Analysis & Critical Thinking (3)
List B: Select one course from the following - 3-4 Units
Any List A course not already used (3-4)​ ​ ​
​ECON 11​ ​International Economic Relations (3)
​ECON 12​​ ​Understanding Economic Principles & Applications (3)
  Required Subtotal 21-23
  CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern1 37-39
​Transferable Electives2 (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)


1 Units for the major may be double counted for CSUGE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.
2 Elective units to reach 60-unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.
* Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB1440) on page 59 of the 2015-16 COD Catalog.