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Economics, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_AAT_ECON
Control Number: 37669

An Associate in Arts for Transfer in Economics degree will introduce students to the fundamentals of economics. Students will develop a set of principles and models in microeconomics and macroeconomics that can be used to explain the decision-making process of individuals, firms, and society with a focus on application of these concepts to solving economic problems. The degree also emphasizes enhancement of quantitative skills to be applied to economic applications and decision making. The courses in the Economics degree will provide students with the necessary foundation needed as preparation for upper division courses in economic theory in completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Economics.

The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Economics degree will prepare students for transfer to the CSU for a degree in Economics. It also provides an AA degree for students who plan to transfer to the UC for a degree in Economics.

Degree completion requirements include:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Courses for the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply fundamental economic concepts and standard economic models to explain the interaction of the major components of the American economy regarding relevant economic issues – i.e., output, employment, growth, inflation, and stabilization policy – in both the short and long run. (Knowledge)
  2. Select appropriate models, concepts, and methods of analysis to apply to quantitative and qualitative problem situations while communicating the economic logic upon which the solution is based. (Effective communication)

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
  4. Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).
Course Title Units
Required Core
ECON C170Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON C175Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATH C160Introduction to Statistics4
MATH C180Calculus 15
List A
Select one of the following:3-5
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Business Communication
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
College Algebra
Precalculus
List B
Any course not previously taken from List A or select one course below
ECON C110Economic Issues and Policy 13-5
or MATH C280 Calculus 3
Total Required for the Major21-25
CSU General Education or IGETC pattern37-39
Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units
Total for Degree60

Economics ADT Program Map

This program map is a recommended example of all major (program) requirements as well as general education requirements for two-year completion or transfer. This path may be altered to fit your individual academic needs. These two-year program maps were created by program faculty and counselors and demonstrate a recommended path to completion. Students are advised to meet with a Coastline Counselor for individualized program planning.

Your Path to Success

Follow this path to earn your ADT in Economics in 2 years.

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Course Title Units
1st Semester
MATH C160Introduction to Statistics4
ENGL C100Freshman Composition4
COUN C105Strategies for College Success3
ECON C110Economic Issues and Policy3
PSCI C180American Government3
2nd Semester
ECON C170Principles of Microeconomics3
ENGL C102Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing3
BUS C100Introduction to Business3
CMST C110Public Speaking3
GEOL C105General Geology3
3rd Semester
ECON C170Principles of Microeconomics3
HIST C175United States History since 18763
PSYC C100Introduction to Psychology3
ACCT C101Financial Accounting4
MRSC C100Introduction to Marine Science3
MRSC C100LMarine Sciences Lab1
4th Semester
SOC C233Racial and Ethnic Relations in America3
PHIL C120Ethics3
ART C105Introduction to Art3
MATH C140Business Calculus4