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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts, Economics (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8111
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2019-2020
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.

Successful completion of the Associate in Arts, Economics program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Budget Analysts

$66,931

Compliance Managers

$66,174

Postsecondary Economics Teachers

$56,457

Economists

$78,951

Environmental Economists

$78,951

Financial Analysts

$74,896

Investment Fund Managers

$66,174

Lawyers

$109,906

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$61,056

Regulatory Affairs Managers

$66,174

Treasurers and Controllers

$101,034

Urban and Regional Planners

$78,619

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 Area Credits
16-18
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT212 or
MAT213
Brief Calculus or Brief Calculus MA 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 Area Credits
16-17
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles Critical course Gateway course SB 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 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. L 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
SB or L or SB 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13
SQ Any Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
CS Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications 3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 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 Area 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 Area Credits
6
Elective Elective Course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 2

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

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area 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
SB or L or SB 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 Area Credits
6
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles Critical course Gateway course SB 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. L 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area 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 Area 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 Area 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 Area Credits
7-8
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles Critical course Gateway course SB 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 Area 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 Area Credits
3
Elective Elective Course 3

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Disclaimer

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

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, Economics (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=134138).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019