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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Economics


Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses .

Fall Semester Year 1*

Spring Semester Year 1

Fall Semester Year 2

  • 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences (one course must have a lab) 3-4 Credits.
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences or Program Elective 3 Credits.
  • Program Elective - (ECON 163 recommended) 3 Credits.

Spring Semester Year 2

  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences (one course must have a lab) 3-4 Credits.
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Arts and Humanities or Program Elective 3 Credits.
  • Program Elective (SOCL 101  recommended) 3 Credits.
  • Program Elective (ECON 111  recommended) 3 Credits.
  • Program Elective, if needed to earn 60 credits 3 Credits.

General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-36 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One course must be a Diversity Course.

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.


  • Arts and Humanities (PHIL 101  recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (one must have a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics (MATH 163  recommended) 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (POLS 101  recommended as one of the two classes) 6 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 23-35 Credits

Program Electives:

Select 14-26 credits from the list below.

A student’s selection of General Education electives will determine the total elective credits required to reach 60 credits for the degree.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


**These courses may also be used as General Education Electives.

Transfer Pattern Description

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to institutions that offer a four-year program in Economics. Beyond the general education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer advisor or Economics coordinator in order to select the combination of electives that best meets the requirements of the transfer institution.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The attainment of this accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the Financial Studies Department meet the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. describe the motivation for the behavior of the consumer as well as of the firm in the marketplace;
  2. explain the fundamental economic problem of resource scarcity together with opportunity cost;
  3. plot and interpret quantitative data in graphs and tables;
  4. explain the market forces of supply and demand in regard to market equilibrium and the shortage or surplus of a good or service; and
  5. identify and describe significant developments and events in modern macro-economic history since the Great Depression.

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