Bachelor of Arts in Economics – ECON Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Economics. At least six units in the major (ECON 101, ECON 102) and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–15 Units

  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE, Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Economics are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Economics Major:  33–37 Units

ECON 101 and ECON 102 met in transfer; MATH 226 may have been met in transfer.

  • Major Core (15–19 units) - includes Culminating Experience/GWAR course
  • Major Electives (18 units)

University Electives: 8 or More Units

Depending on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., UD GE and the major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Core, B4) 4
US History  
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
U.S. and California Government  
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
Business Statistics I  
Statistical Methods and Interpretation  
Elementary Statistics (B4)  
Major Elective (18 units) - Take One 1 3
University Elective – Take Two 5
Third Semester
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Major Core) 3
ECON 312 Introduction to Econometrics (Major Core) 3
Major Elective (18 units) - Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Fourth Semester
ECON 690GW Senior Seminar: Economic Inquiry and Analysis - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Major Elective (18 units) - Take Three 1 9
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
 Total Units54