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General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Economics

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Associate of Arts | ECON.AA | Transfer Program
CIP Code: 24.0102
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Program Description

This program is also available completely online. 

A degree in economics juxtaposes social science, business and social policy and provides a useful background for students interested in careers in public policy, business or finance. Students study the collective behavior of individuals, businesses, and governments, as they strive to allocate scarce resources optimally.  Students develop analytical and critical thinking skills that allow the analysis of economic problems and relationships. This is a transfer degree that provides a foundation for students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the General Studies A. A. with Area of Concentration in Economics program will be able to:

  • Describe the terms and concepts commonly used in economic analysis including supply, demand, marginal analysis and opportunity cost.
  • Identify the conditions necessary for an optimal allocation of society’s scarce resources.
  • Display the necessary quantitative skills needed to analyze relationships between economic variables
  • Solve economics problems using theoretical tools (e.g. graphs, schedules and equations)
  • Analyze the efficacy of economic policy and attempts to change the outcome of free market forces.

Sequence of Study - Economics Concentration A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not  include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the  same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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