Oct 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Economics, AA (with Designation)


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CIP 24.0101
Joe Easton, Department Chair

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Arts Degree with Designation in Economics prepares students to transfer as a junior to a four-year institution in Colorado in order to pursue a bachelor’s degree in economics. Bachelor degree curriculums allow students to prepare for graduate school, for teaching careers, or for employment in areas that require economic analysis, such as actuarial science, investment banking, finance or statistics. Students would also be prepared to work in commercial banks, finance companies and insurance companies.

Program Description

The Associate of Arts Degree with Designation in Economics is designed for students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in economics. Completion of the AA degree completes the first two years of an economics bachelor’s degree and guarantees transfer at junior standing with no more than 60 remaining credits to meet the graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Program Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, you must:

  1. Earn a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
  2. Earn a minimum of 15 graded semester hours at PCC
  3. Earn a minimum of “C” in all coursework for the degree

Consult with a PCC business advisor or transfer advisor to find out which Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) or elective courses meet the degree requirements of the four-year college to which you plan to transfer.

To earn an AA degree with Designation in Economics, you must complete at least 60 college-level credits, as described below:

Total Credits: 60


* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathway Courses

General Education Core Requirements (37 Credits)


(Written) Communication (6 Credits)


Mathematics (5 Credits)


Natural and Physical Sciences (8 Credits)


  • Select two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1 or GT-SC2), one must be a laboratory (GT-SC1) *

Arts and Humanities (9 Credits)


(Select three courses from any category):

  • GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4 *

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


History (3 Credits)


  • Select one GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1) *

Additional Required Courses (3 Credits)


Electives (20 Credits)


Determined by transferring institution

Transfer Degrees


This degree transfers to the following Colorado public four-year institutions of higher education:

  • Adams State University (B.S. Business Administration; Economics emphasis)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (B.A. Economics)
  • Fort Lewis College – (B.A. Economics; Economics option)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A. Economics)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. Economics)
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (B.A. Economics)
  • University of Colorado, Denver (B.A. Economics)
  • University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Economics)
  • Western State Colorado University (B.A. Economics)

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