What Can You Do With an Economics AA-T Degree?

Copper Mountain College’s AA-T degree in Economics gives you the general education and major specific courses you need to transfer to a Cal State university. Most careers in economics require education beyond an AA-T. At minimum, you need a bachelor’s degree. For some paths, you need specialized professional education, a master’s, or a doctorate. Economics careers include:

  • Economist
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Market researcher
  • Political scientist
  • Urban and regional planners

More Than Numbers

Economics is a social science that overlaps with other fields, including politics, geography, sociology, and more. Using resources doesn’t just apply to money; time and skill are also resources. Whether you’re in politics or business, applying that understanding to your school, work, or personal life will take you farther.

A Personal Investment

Allocating resources is the driving force of economics. Whether it’s money, food, or time, you can apply economic principles to make the most of it. That even applies to this degree. The resources you invest in earning your AA-T show returns whether you transfer immediately or put your new degree to work.

Your Economics AA-T Program Map

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Sample electives shown — other options available. Download a PDF Program Map

Economics AA-T: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 20-23.5 units of required courses
    • 60 total units
    • A grade of C or higher in all required courses
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Required Courses

    Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 001) | 3.00

    Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 002) | 3.00

    Calculus (MATH 001A) | 4.00

    Statistical Methods (MATH 014) | 4.00


    One course from the following:

    ACCT 001, ACCT 002, CS 073, MATH 001B | 3-4.50


    One course from the following:

    ACCT 001, ACCT 002, CS 073, Math 001B | 3-4.50

  • What You Learn
    1. Understand and evaluate fiscal and monetary policy
    2. Making sense of economic and financial decisions
    3. How the economy works and how people and corporations influence it
    4. The patterns and impacts of global economic trends and trade
    5. Differences in the ways goods and services are used in competitive and monopolistic markets

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