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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Economics
Major: 8111
Effective Term: 2023 Fall   
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 45.0601
Program Availability: CG   EM   GC   GW   MC   PC   PV   RS   SC   SM  
Instructional Council: Economics
Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
11-9199.01 Regulatory Affairs Managers
13-1161.00 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
13-2031.00 Budget Analysts

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
19-3011.00 Economists
19-3011.01 Environmental Economists
25-1063.00 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
11-3031.01 Treasurers and Controllers
19-3051.00 Urban and Regional Planners
23-1011.00 Lawyers

Description: The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Economics provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to pursue a liberal arts degree in Economics from a four-year institution. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to, budget analysts, market research analysts, and marketing specialists. With a graduate degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to economists, environmental economists, treasurers, controllers, urban and regional planners, economics teachers, and lawyers.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze and interpret domestic and global economic data. (ECN211, ECN212, GBS221, MAT206, SWU225, [MA], [SG], [SQ])
2. Use marginal analysis to evaluate decisions in a wide variety of contexts. (ECN211, ECN212, [MA])
3. Apply models to interpret and predict economic outcomes and relationships. (ECN211, ECN212, GBS221, MAT206, SWU225, [MA])
4. Describe the limitations of economic models. (ECN211, ECN212, GBS221, MAT206, SWU225)
5. Recommend solutions to improve economic outcomes. (ECN211, ECN212, GBS221, MAT206, SWU225, [MA], (COM))
6. Communicate economic ideas and arguments to varied audiences. (ECN211, ECN212, GBS221, MAT206, SWU225, [FYC], [HU], [MA], (COM))
Required Courses
ECN211 Macroeconomic Principles 3
ECN212 Microeconomic Principles 3

FYE101 Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (1) OR
FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success (3) 1-3

+ GBS221 Business Statistics (3) OR
+ MAT206 Elements of Statistics (3) OR
+ SWU225 Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3) 3
Credits: 10-12

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 27, 2023

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.