Associate in Arts for Transfer
About the Program
Economics is central to many issues facing us today—job creation, wage determination,
health-care reform, future of social
security, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability— all require knowledge of economics. Economics, often called the “science of choice,” analyzes how individuals, households, firms, and governments interact. Understanding those interactions is a distinctive feature of economics as a discipline and explains why so many everyday issues have an important economic dimension.
About the Degree
The Las Positas College Economics program offers courses that lead to an Associate in Science in Economics for Transfer degree. The major requirements for the Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree align with the Intersegmental Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) for Economics. Students will have guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus upon successful completion of the program requirements. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Economics, students are able to use marginal analysis to explain how individuals in the economy make their production and purchasing decisions.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Economics, students are able to explain how market forces of supply and demand lead to efficient allocation of goods, services and factors of production.
- Upon completion of the AA-T in Economics, students are able to use key economic indicators, such as GDP, CPI and Unemployment Rate, to analyze the economy and explain how monetary and fiscal policies aff ect short-term fluctuations of economic activity.
|ECON 1 Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 2 Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|MATH 1 Calculus I or|
|MATH 34 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences||5|
|MATH 40 Statistics and Probability||4|
|BUSN 1A Financial Accounting||4|
|BUSN 1B Managerial Accounting||4|
|CIS 50 Introduction to Computing Information Technology||3|
|CS 1 Computing Fundamentals||3|
|CS 7 Introduction to Computer Programming Concepts||3|
|MATH 2 Calculus II||5|
|MATH 33 Finite Mathematics||4|
|Any List A course not already used||3-5|
|ECON 5 Economic History of the United States||3|
|MATH 3 Multivariable Calculus||5|
|MATH 7 Elementary Linear Algebra||3.5|
|Total Units in the Major||21-25|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||35-39|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022