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 Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer will prepare and guide students seeking a bachelor’s degree in Economics and will fulfill the lower division requirements for that degree.
The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree is designed to provide a clear transfer pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.
Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree.
(1) Complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements; and
(B) A minimum of 26-28 semester units as required by SRJC for the Associate in Arts Degree in Economics for Transfer major.
(2) Obtain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0
(3) Earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer major.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Economics for Transfer major, students will be able to:
- 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 role that households, business organizations, governments, and the international sector, play in free markets, command economics, and mixed economies; and
- evaluate the objectives, limitations, and mechanics of regulation, taxation, tariffs, quotas, and monetary and fiscal policies.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students should refer to the TMC (Transfer Model Curriculum) Template here, TMC Template, for a clear guide to the course requirements. Additionally, for students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.