Associate in Arts Economics Emphasis to UofA

Economics Emphasis to UofA
Become a Student

General Help

Ask general questions at our support center.

Print icon

Should you buy a more useful but expensive SUV or a compact car with great mileage? How much additional revenue could Amazon.com earn from a new distribution center? Will the IRS need to collect more taxes to finance a new prescription drug bill? These are questions of economics, a field that studies how individuals, businesses, and governments produce, distribute, and consume goods and services.

In MCC’s economics program you will learn how human behavior, beliefs, structures, constraints, and needs impact economic decision making. You will study supply and demand, competition and monopoly, market equilibrium, and more.

Details

Details icon Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8400
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2018-2019
Transfer Partner
University of Arizona
Transfer Program
Economics (Bachelor of Science)

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  • Use economic models in domestic and global contexts to analyze individual decision making, how prices and quantities are determined in product and factor markets, and macroeconomic outcomes.
  • Evaluate the assumptions and implications of economic models.
  • Analyze the performance and functioning of government, markets, and institutions in the context of social and economic problems.
  • Use data to identify the relationships among variables and build mathematical models to analyze economic issues.
  • Communicate an economic argument in written and oral contexts to varied audiences.

Career Opportunities

In studying economics, you will learn to analyze and understand current market trends and economic structures and to become a more well-informed citizen. Our economics program can help you build the foundation that can lead to a fulfilling career in business, consulting, government, law, or public policy.

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Budget Analysts $68,090
Economists $88,350
Financial Analysts $74,170
Financial Managers $98,620
Lawyers $107,270
Managers, All Other $93,690
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $60,740
Urban and Regional Planners $73,580
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
16-18
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
MAT212 or
MAT213
Brief Calculus or Brief Calculus Course carries MA Value 3–4
HU Any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course 3
Elective Elective Course 3
Lang 101 Any 101 Language Course 4–5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
16-17
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles Critical course Gateway course Course carries SB Value 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
Lang 102 Any 102 Language Course 4–5
CRE101 or
L Value or
Elective
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Literacy and Critical Inquiry or Elective If CRE101 exempt and the L value is not met by COM225, complete any Literacy and Critical Inquiry (L) Course. 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM100, COM110, and COM230 carry SB Value.
COM225 Carries the L value
3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
13
SQ Any Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications 3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles Course carries SB Value 3
HU Any Humanities, Arts, and Design Course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
13
SQ or SG Any Natural Sciences SQ or SG Course 4
Elective Elective Course 3
Elective & Awareness Area Any elective courses and any unfulfilled awareness area or areas 3
Elective Elective Course 3
A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
Elective Elective Course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6-7
MAT212 or
MAT213
Brief Calculus or Brief Calculus Critical course Course carries MA Value 3–4
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM100, COM110, and COM230 carry SB Value.
COM225 Carries the L value
3
HU Any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles Critical course Gateway course Course carries SB Value 3
CRE101 or
L Value or
Elective
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Literacy and Critical Inquiry or Elective Course If CRE101 exempt and the L value is not met by COM225, complete any Literacy and Critical Inquiry (L) Course. 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
SQ Any Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
HU Any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course 3
SQ or SG Any Natural Sciences SQ Course 4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7-8
Lang 101 Any 101 Level Language Course 4–5
Elective Any elective courses and any unfulfilled awareness area or areas 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7-8
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles Critical course Gateway course Course carries SB Value 3
Lang 102 Language 102 4–5

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
Elective Elective Course 3
Elective Elective 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
3
Elective Elective Course 3

Ready to get started?

Follow one of the options below to get started on your personal career pathway.

Become a Student

Click here for MCC’s easy-to-use Enrollment Steps.

General Help

Ask general questions over the phone at 480-461-7400 or via online chat.

Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

This Course Sequence is a “shared” program or a program that is offered at multiple Maricopa colleges. The colleges offering the program collaborate on the sequencing of the courses. However, since each college may differ in course scheduling and faculty availability, Course Sequences may vary by college, but should not impact program applicability or transfer.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts (https://curriculum.maricopa.edu/sites/default/files/aa1819.pdf).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.