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Economics

Learn how wealth is made, used, and spread while earning your Associate of Arts Transfer Major degree in Economics.

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We live in a world of resources, but what makes one resource more valuable than another? Why do we choose one brand of products over another? How is wealth created? If these are questions that are important to you, then an Associate of Arts degree in Economics will get you started in answering these questions.

Tami Bertelsen
Faculty / Program Chair
Economics
tami.bertelsen [at] arapahoe.edu

What You'll Learn

An AA in Economics will teach you about how our economy works and the issues confronting individuals, businesses, and our society. Your studies will teach you how to:

  • Express economic applications of quantitative literacy
  • Predict market outcomes using the supply and demand model
  • Explain specialization patterns

CIP 240101 (ECON)

The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (37 credit hours)
Written Communication (6 credit hours)
Mathematics (5 credit hours)
Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • GT - Three Guaranteed Transfer Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, or GT-AH4)
History (3 credit hours)
  • GT - One Guaranteed Transfer History course (GT-HI1)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
Natural and Physical Sciences (8 credit hours)
  • GT - Two Guaranteed Transfer Natural and Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2)
Additional Required Courses (3 credit hours)
Electives (20 credit hours)

Elective credit must be completed from the following lists of approved prefixes or courses to bring the total credit hours to 60.

Guaranteed Transfer
  • Any Guaranteed Transfer course.
Any course in the following prefixes
  • Any course in the following prefixes except Special Topics, Independent Study, Capstone, and Internships:
    ANT, ART, BIO (100 OR above), CHE, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PED, PHI, PHY (105 OR above), POS, PSY, SOC.
Note(s):

Any additional courses taken in the discipline covered by this agreement might not count toward the requirements of the major at the receiving institution.

Total: 60 credit hours

All courses required for this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to be considered for transfer to another Colorado institution. Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.

Job Potential

A degree in Economics prepares you for careers in business, finance, government, and professional, scientific, and technical services. Some of the many career options that you can pursue are: