The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Economics major prepares students for transfer to a four-year program in Economics, or provides the foundation for lifelong learning. (Because lower-division expectations are so variable from one university to another, students intending to transfer should receive advising about their elective choices. Please see a counselor for assistance.)
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Apply economic theories and economic reasoning to real life situations using the concepts of scarcity, marginal analysis, opportunity cost for individual and collective decision-making;
- use analytical techniques to measure economic conditions related to the individual, business firms, industries, and economic systems;
- explain the structure and role that households, business organizations, governments, and the international sector, play in free markets, command
economies, and mixed economies;
global human impacts; and
- evaluate the objectives, limitations, and mechanics of regulation, taxation, tariffs, quotas, and monetary and fiscal policies.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.