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Economics Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the community college and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Economics. Economic trends and effects of political and social change are explored. Careers often require a master's degree. The Associate of Arts Degree in Economics prepares students to transfer as a junior to a four-year Colorado institution. A BS degree in Economics prepares students for advanced degrees, teaching careers, or employment. Economic analysis skills are needed in many careers. Students will be prepared to work in banking, finance, insurance, investment, and the corporate world.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

ELECTIVE ECO 101 or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

GT- SC1Any Science (GT-SC1) Course

4

GT- AHAny Arts & Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

MAT 135Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1

3

ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1

3

GT- AHAny Arts & Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GT- HI1Any History (GT-HI1) Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

2

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 201Calculus I: GT-MA1

5

GT- AHAny Arts & Humanities (GT-AH) Course

3

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

3

GT- SC1/2Any Science (GT-SC1/2) Course

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes: 

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), ECO 201 and ECO 202 are required Social & Behavioral Sciences (GT-SS) courses.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take (8 credits) two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GTSC1, GT-SC2); one must be with laboratory (GT-SC1).

If you take more credits in mathematics and science than are listed, it will reduce the 20 credits of electives needed. You must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.