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Degrees & Certificates

 

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

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Economics majors or majors that have been deemed similar in the California State University (CSU) system. The study of economics at Merritt College is intended to provide students with knowledge, appreciation, and ability to analyze the production, distribution and consumption of wealth in human society.

Successful completion of the degree affords students specific guarantees for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system such as admission to a CSU with junior status, priority admission to their local CSU campus and to a program or major in economics or similar major. Students transferring to a CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 semester or 90 quarter units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To qualify for the Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) degree, students are required to complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a California State University, including both of the following:

(1) The California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) and

(2) 19-20 semester units with a grade of “C” or better, or “P” if the course is taken on a “Pass/No-Pass” basis, in the major and an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. (Some universities may have limits on the number of Pass/No-Pass units they will accept for transfer. See a counselor for more information.)

Note: students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
ECON 1 Principles of Economics (Macro-Economics) 3
ECON 2 Principles of Economics (Micro-Economics)  3
MATH 13 Introduction to Statistics   4
MATH 3A Calculus I 5
Choose Two Courses from the Following:
MATH 3B Calculus II (5)
BUS 1A Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 1B Managerial Accounting (4) 4-5
Total Units for the AA-T Degree Major: 19-20

 

Associate of Arts (AA) in Economics

The major in Economics is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions; to enter the business world with knowledge of economic trends and conditions; or to provide training for such positions as market analyst, sales analyst, or stockbroker. The AA degree in Economics will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Major course requirements and the General Education requirements.

 

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 4
ECON 1 Principles of Economics (Macro-Economics) 3
ECON 2 Principles of Economics (Micro-Economics)  3
MATH 13 Introduction to Statistics    4
Total Units: 21

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