Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Social Sciences

Students completing the Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Economics. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Economics through the study of scarcity, comparative advantage, markets, cost theory, monetary system and economic growth. Students will acquire skills and abilities in numeracy, analysis, problem solving, and both verbal and written communication.

Program Outcomes

  • Critically analyze situations and solve problems.
  • Apply quantitative reasoning skills.
  • Apply qualitative reasoning skills.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Economics for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree may include jobs in business, law, medicine, government, non-profits, international relations, and education.

Program Requirements 

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
ECON 040Principles of Microeconomics *3
ECON 050Principles of Macroeconomics *3
MATH 065Calculus 14
SSCI 025Statistics - Social Sciences *4
Select two of the following courses:
ACCT 001Financial Accounting4
ACCT 002Managerial Accounting4
MATH 066Calculus 24
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 9 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).


9 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a "C" (2.0) average and a "C" or better grade in all required major and unrestricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).