Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

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The Associate of Arts in Economics is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year school and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. The Statewide Transfer Agreement will allow students to transfer to a Colorado public four-year school and complete their degree with an additional 60 credit hours.

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1


ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2



Five (5) credit hours

MAT 201

Calculus I: MA1


Arts and Humanities

Nine (9) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Three GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)


Three (3) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - One GT Pathways History course (HI1)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics: SS1


ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics: SS1


Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1)

Additional Required Course

Three (3) credit hours

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1



Twenty (20) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Total Credit Hours


Additional information available on the Economics Department website at