Economics Transfer Program Schedule Guide, A.A.

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Economics Transfer Program Schedule Guide, A.A.

Department: Economics/Finance

Total Credit Hours: 64 credits

What Is Economics – Transfer Program A.A.?

This transfer program provides students with a basic knowledge of economics and prepares individuals to continue their education at a four-year university. 

This transfer program focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

Occupational Outlook

Employment in this field is projected to grow 5 to 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, which matches the average growth rate for all occupations.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, economists earn an average of $103,410 per year.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

In the state of Missouri, economists earn an average of $103,410 per year.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Suggested Schedule Planning

Italicized courses are recommended to be taken for elective credits.
First Semester (16-17 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 162 College Algebra - STEM 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Humanities and Fine Arts** 3
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Second Semester (16-18 credits)
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 180  or 4-5
MAT 210 
Foreign Language 101 3-4
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
Third Semester (14-15 credits)
MAT 230 or Foreign Language 102 or other course(s) in major for transfer institution+ 4-5
Natural Sciences With Lab*** 3
Other course(s) in major for transfer institution 3
CPT 103 or CPT 115 Computer Science Requirement or Computer Science Requirement 3
Fourth Semester (15-16 credits)
MAT 240 or Foreign Language 201 or other course(s) in major for transfer institution+ 4-5
Humanities and Fine Arts** 3-4
Natural Science  3-4
Other course(s) in major for transfer institution 3
ECO 220 Money and Banking 3

Total Hours Required For Graduation: 64 credits

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

*Social and Behavioral Sciences: Complete one Civics Course (HIS 101, HIS 102 or POL 101) and a minimum of 6 additonal credits from at least 2 disciplines.

** Humanities and Fine Arts: Complete nine credit hours from at least 2 disciplines.

*** Natural Sciences:  Complete a minimum of 7 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines, including one course with a lab component.

Check with transfer institution for foreign language requirement.  A Bachelor of Arts Degree may require 3 semesters of the same foreign language.  A Bachelor of Science does not usually require foreign language.

+ Most universities require three semesters in one foreign language for a Bachelor of Arts Degree (ARB, FRN, GRM, SPN). MAT 210 is recommended for students earning a Bachelor of Science Degree. In addition, the calculus sequence is recommended for students planning to continue on to graduate school.

For more information call 636-922-8241.

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