Economics AA-T

Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T in Economics) is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU institution for students who plan to transfer and complete a CSU major or baccalaureate degree in Economics. California Community College students who are awarded an Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T in Economics) are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU institution or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or institutions.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Students will apply general economic theories and models to describe economic phenomena.
  • Students will analyze and make predictions about the impact of government intervention. and changing market conditions on consumer and producer behavior and well-being.
  • Students will generate constructive analysis and creative solutions to real world issues. by drawing upon relevant data and utilizing suitable economic theories.
What is an AA-T

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for student who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.  Students completing these transfer degrees:

  • will earn an Associate's Degree from Mission College;
  • are guaranteed admission to a similar major at a campus in the CSU system;
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU;
  • and will not have to complete more than 60 units after transfer.

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found on the

To earn this AA-T, students must meet the following requirements:
  1. Completion of the following major courses with grades of C or P or better;
  2. Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and;
  3. Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC).


  • Completing courses that satisfy CSU’s U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement prior to transfer is highly recommended.
  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
Core Courses Required (16-17 units)
Code Class Units
ECN 001A Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
ECN 001B Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0


Code Class Units
MAT 009 Integrated Statistics II (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 010 Elementary Statistics (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 010H Elementary Statistics - Honors (4.0 Lecture) 4.0


Code Class Units
MAT 003A Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 003AH Analytic Geometry and Calculus I - Honors (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 012 Calculus for Business (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
List A - Select one course (3.0 to 5.0 units)
Code Class Units
ACC 001A Financial Accounting (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
ACC 001B Managerial Accounting (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
BUS 021 Introduction to Business Computing (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 078B Business Communications (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
MAT 003B Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
List B - Select one course (3.0 to 5.0 units)

Any course not selected from List A or one of the following

Code Class Units
ECN 006 The Global Economy (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
MAT 004A Multivariable Calculus (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 004C Linear Algebra (4.0 Lecture) 4.0

Required Units for the Major

Required unts for the major 22.0-26.0
GE and electives as needed to reach 60 units.  
Total required units 60.0
Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities include the following: economist, loan officer, systems analyst, project administrator, research assistant, sales engineer, state policy analyst, statistician, systems analyst, personal banker, insurance agent, stock broker, investment advisor, financial analyst, financial advisor, economic affairs officer, and many more.