The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) degree will prepare students with the strong foundation necessary for pursuing studies at the university level in various careers in the fields of banking, inventory management, academia and government service.  Career options include economist in the private or public sector, financial analyst, controller, treasurer, marketing manager, production control specialist, inventory control manager and business analyst.   

The AA-T in Economics is intended for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in Economics or a related field of study at a California State University (CSU). Students who complete this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T in Economics will be required to complete no more than 60 semester units after transfer to earn a baccalaureate degree.

To be awarded the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must have the following:
  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units.
  • A minimum of at least 2.0 GPA in CSU transferable courses (note that a higher GPA may be required in some institutions).
  • Completion of at least 18 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  • Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements, or completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements.

Please Note: No more than 60 semester units are required for this degree and no additional requirements will be imposed by Evergreen Valley College.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and explain how markets function and what happens in the presence of market failures.
  • Analyze production and costs of a firm.
  • Apply macroeconomic models to describe the economy.
  • Analyze the economic impacts of monetary and fiscal policy.
  • Explain the function of the central bank and the banking system.
  • Demonstrate oral and written competence in the major field.

Required Courses

Major Requirements





Required Core



Principles of Macroeconomic Theory



Introduction to Microeconomic Theory


BUS 060

Fundamentals of Business Statistics


or MATH 063

Elementary Statistics

MATH 062

Calculus for Business and Social Science


or MATH 071

Calculus I With Analytic Geometry

List A: Select one of the following:



Principles of Financial Accounting



Managerial Accounting


CIT 010

Computer and Information Technology


MATH 061

Finite Mathematics


or MATH 072

Calculus II With Analytic Geometry

List B: Select one of the following:


Any course from list A not already taken


MATH 073

Multivariable Calculus


MATH 079

Linear Algebra

Total Requirements 




Major Requirements


CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU 1


Total Units



 Some GE courses may be double-counted within the major and will reduce the number of units.  General electives may be needed to reach 60 units. Please consult with a counselor to determine which courses are applicable. 

What is a Program Map?

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A program map is a representation of the major sheet. It includes the specific specialty courses in a major, general education courses and any necessary electives. 

What is a Major Sheet?

A major sheet includes a description of the program you are interested in, what you can expect to learn once you have completed the program (Program Learning Outcomes) and the specific specialty courses you will need to complete within a major.