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

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

And One Statistics CourseE
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
And One Calculus Course
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 (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 004C Linear Algebra (4.0 Lecture) 4.0

Required Units for the Major

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

Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Logical and Critical Thinking skills
  • Understand complex issues
  • Data analysis and understanding economic data
  • Using economic reasoning to make decisions
  • Evidence based approaches to problems
  • Research skills
  • Written and spoken communication
  • Time management
  • Commercial and cultural awareness
Select Jobs in the Field
  • Commodities broker
  • Credit analyst
  • Economic forecaster
  • Financial adviser
  • Trust administrator
  • Broker in securities, exchanges, brokers
  • Investment banker
  • Market Research
Career Paths
If you don't know what to major in, or you aready have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.
Project Hamilton

You may also check out the salaries of economics majors compared to other majors on Project Hamilton.

Still not sure what you could do with an economics major? Visit the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta website or watch the American Economic Association short video “A career in Economics... it's much more than you think.”