The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer Degree (Economics AA-T) and courses provide students with the analytical tools, real-world applications, and theoretical background necessary to comprehend economic events and understand the role of various economic institutions within the U.S. economy and the motivations and consequences of the interactions between nations and firms in the global economy.
The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer Degree (Economics AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in Economics or a similar major at a CSU campus. For a current list of what majors (and what options or areas of emphasis within that major) have been designated as “similar” to this degree at each CSU campus, please refer to CSU’s Associate Degree for Transfer Major and Campus Search webpage and seek guidance from a Ventura College counselor. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, although not necessarily to a particular CSU campus or major.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the Economics AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
To earn an Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree, students must complete the following requirements:
- Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all transferable coursework. While a minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for admission, some transfer institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
- Obtain a grade of "C" or better or "P" in all courses required in the major or area of emphasis. Even though a "P" grade is allowed (Title 5 section 55063), it is recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade ("A," "B," or "C") due to unit limitations on "P/NP" courses.
- Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at Ventura College.
|Required Core (14–15 units):|
|ECON V01A||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON V01B||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|MATH V44||Elementary Statistics||4|
|Select one (1) of the following courses:|
|MATH V21A||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||5|
|MATH V46||Business Calculus||4|
|List A: Select one (1) of the following courses (3–5 units):|
|ACCT V01A||Financial Accounting||4|
|ACCT V01B||Managerial Accounting||4|
|BUS V17||Computer Applications||3|
|BUS V45||Business Communications||3|
|MATH V21B||Calculus with Analytic Geometry II||5|
|POLS V01||American Government||3|
|List B: Select one (1) of the following courses (3–5 units):|
|MATH V21C||Multivariable Calculus||5|
|MATH V22||Introduction to Linear Algebra||3|
|Any course from List A not already used (ACCT V01A, ACCT V01B, BUS V17, BUS V45, MATH V21B, POLS V01)|
|Total Required Major Units||20–25|
|CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC-CSU Pattern||37–39|
|Electives (CSU transferrable units to reach 60)||5–15|
See a counselor or consult assist.org, if you plan to transfer to a UC campus or a college or university other than a CSU.