Sep 27, 2022
This area of concentration is designed to help students transfer to institutions that offer a four-year program in Economics. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Type of Credential
Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Area of Concentration – Economics
Contacts and Additional Information
CCBC Catonsville: Alpha Kaikai
443-840-4344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CCBC Dundalk/Essex: Jennifer Joyner
443-840-1469 or email@example.com
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 .
- Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
- Program Electives - (ECON 163 , ECON 111 , and SOCL 101 recommended) 12 Credit(s).
- Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 4 Credit(s).
- Program Electives 9-12 Credit(s).
Courses Needed for This Area of Concentration*
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).
- Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).
Concentration Requirements and Electives
This requirement is fulfilled by completing ECON 201 and 202 under the General Education Requirements.
Choose one from this list:
Select 21-26 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 transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
**May also be used to satisfy General Education electives.
Area of Concentration Description
This area of concentration 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 area of concentration 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.
Area of Concentration Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this area of concentration, students will be able to:
- describe the motivation for the behavior of the consumer as well as of the firm in the marketplace;
- explain the fundamental economic problem of resource scarcity together with opportunity cost;
- plot and interpret quantitative data in graphs and tables;
- explain the market forces of supply and demand in regard to market equilibrium and the shortage or surplus of a good or service; and
- identify and describe significant developments and events in modern macro-economic history since the Great Depression.