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Associate of Arts: Economics



Picture of men supporting the Economics (AA) degree from CMC.This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a school of economics at a public institution in Colorado.

The Colorado Statewide Economics Articulation Agreement ensures that a student who completes the degree requirements for an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Economics and earned a C- or better in all courses shall be fully considered for admission into the economics programs offered by the participating four-year public colleges in Colorado. Under this agreement, if offered admission, you will enter with a junior standing in the school of economics, and will only be required to take 60 more credits to earn your bachelor’s degree. Students who do not fully complete the AA Economics degree requirements will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Individual economics courses may transfer and count toward the graduation requirements for a four-year business degree, but the transferable courses are limited to the course equivalents of the courses specified in the curricula of the four-year economics degree programs.

The general education requirements for economics students are specific to this statewide business articulation agreement. Completion of these general education requirements may not satisfy all the general education requirements for every economics program. Students should review the economics degree requirements of the four-year college or university of their interest when making plans to transfer.

See the section on Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program. The Associate of Arts: Economics Emphasis degree is offered at all locations. Not every course is offered on every campus.

Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements


The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated Baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.  For more information, please see the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site.

The guarantees and limitations below describe the minimum requirements to which all participating institutions have agreed.

An appeal related to denial of transfer credits will follow the Colorado Commission on Higher Education student appeal process.  An appeal may be filed at highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Complaints/.

Guarantees

Students who complete an AA/AS degree and the prescribed curriculum in the articulation agreement and are admitted (with no academic deficiencies that require additional coursework) to a receiving institution participating in this agreement are guaranteed the following:

  • Junior standing with no more than 60 remaining credits to meet the graduation requirements for a Baccalaureate degree in the degree program covered by this articulation agreement.
  • Completion of the receiving institution's lower-division general education requirements as defined by the gtPathways curriculum.
  • The same graduation requirements as students who begin and complete this degree program at the receiving institution.

Limitations

  • Completion of the curriculum prescribed within this statewide articulation agreement does not guarantee admission to a participating receiving institution.  Students must meet all admission and application requirements at the receiving institution including the submission of all required documentation by stated deadlines.  Please note:  students transferring to a University of Colorado institution (Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver) must satisfy the CU System's MAPS (Minimum Academic Preparation Standards) requirement.
  • Only courses with grades of C- or higher are guaranteed to transfer.
  • Admission to a receiving institution does not guarantee enrollment in a specific degree program.  Some programs at receiving institutions have controlled entry due either to space limitations or academic requirements.
  • The credit and course transfer guarantees described in the agreement apply to the specific degree program covered by this agreement.  Receiving institutions will evaluate application of the courses designated in this agreement to other degree programs on a course-by-course basis.
  • Students who wish to use credits awarded by exam, such as AP (Advanced Placement) or IB (International Baccalaureate) to fulfill specific course requirements are responsible for consulting with the institution to which they are considering transferring to determine whether the credits they have been awarded by exam meet the standards of the receiving institution for specific course equivalents.
  • The receiving institution will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution.  Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
  • All the courses a student needs to take in the discipline covered by this Articulation Agreement are listed in the Prescribed Curriculum.  Any additional courses taken in the discipline covered by this Agreement may not count toward the requirements of the major at the receiving institution.  Students can avoid this problem by either taking no more courses in the discipline than the ones identified in the prescribed curriculum or by consulting first with the receiving institution to assure that any additional courses they take in the discipline will count toward the major.

Because of the limitations above, students must consult with the Office of Admissions at the institution to which they are considering transferring.

 

 

 

 

State Guaranteed General Education Requirements


Mathematics (GT-MA1)


 5 credits

Arts and Humanities (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)


3 courses (9 credits)

 

Science 2 courses (GT-SC1 & SC2)


8 credits from the following courses

Social & Behavioral Sciences


3 courses (9 credit hours). Select one state guaranteed history course, and the two required Economics courses.

Economic & Political Systems (GT-SS1)


6 credits

Economics Program Requirements


20 credits

Total Credits Earned


State Guaranteed Transfer Requirements (min. 40)

Economics Graduation Requirements (min. 20)

Total credits toward Associate of Arts:  Business Emphasis (min. 60)

Note:


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .