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2023-2024 Catalog SVC 
2023-2024 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Emphasis, Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA


The study of economics provides students with an understanding of the structure and functions of the American economy both independently and within the global economy. A knowledge of economics enhances the ability to think logically and enables students to apply economic concepts to the analysis of real world situations and opportunities. Economics courses satisfy degree requirements in the Cultures area of study and Macro and Microeconomics are required courses for business students planning to transfer to four-year business programs.

Sample Career Options

Transfer and Degree Requirements

If you are considering a major in this emphasis by transferring to a four-year college or university in Washington state, our Sample Schedule is designed to provide you with faculty recommended courses to complete your Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA degree. 

Your personal Educational Plan will vary based on many factors including:

  • The quarter you begin
  • How many classes/credits you can take in each quarter 
  • Your Math and English placement 
  • If you have credits you have already taken and plan to transfer them to SVC, visit the Enrollment Services  webpage
  • The college you are interested in transferring to
  • Other factors

To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with the institution you want to transfer to as well as an SVC Academic Advisor, who will work with you to create a personalized Educational Plan and schedule that takes these factors into account.

For detailed information regarding the requirements that must be met to complete this degree, please review the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement information and details here: 

Sample Schedule Option

This Sample Schedule is provided as a guide for a traditional full-time student whose goal is to earn the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA with an interest in Economics. The courses are designed with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and are organized in a recommended sequence. Please consult an SVC advisor to schedule courses and develop a personalized educational plan.

First Year

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 15

3rd Quarter

Total Credits: 17

Second Year

4th Quarter

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

6th Quarter

Total Credits: 15