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, is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status to a CSU campus in a program or major in Economics for completion of a baccalaureate degree.

This Economics AA-T degree requires students to meet both of the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

    1. The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-B).

    2. A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis. All courses in the major or area of emphasis must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.


  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

There are no additional graduation requirements. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.