Economics at College of San Mateo - Associate in Science Degree for Transfer/SB1440: Economics
AA-TMajor in Economics

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer will prepare students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in economics and similar majors. Most careers in teaching, government, and large corporations deriving from the study of Economics require a graduate degree in the field, while a Bachelor’s degree in Economics generally qualifies the student for the same types of employment available to those who hold general business or liberal arts degrees. Upon completion, students will have an understanding of the fundamental theories of microeconomics and macroeconomics, how to apply them to real-world scenarios and evaluate diverse viewpoints.

In addition to a career as an economist, those who possess advanced degrees choose from careers such as accountants, attorneys, auditors, computer systems engineers, credit analysts, financial planners, statisticians, and treasurers. Other fields in which economists are employed include arbitration, budget analysis, business/ market analysis, business/economic forecasting, commodities, industrial relations, investment analysis, labor relations, manpower, transportation, international business, marketing, natural resources, and operations research.

Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the associate's degree and

Major requirements: 21-25 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

Required Core Courses (15 units):

ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
MATH 241 Applied Calculus I 5 units
MATH 251 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 units

List A: Select one course (3-5 units)

MATH 125 Elementary Finite Mathematics 3 units
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5 units
ACTG 121 Financial Accounting 4 units
ACTG 131 Managerial Accounting 4 units
BUS. 295 Computer Systems in Business 4 units

List B: Select one course (3-5 units)

Any List A course not already used
MATH 253 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 5 units
MATH 270 Linear Algebra 3 units