Economics - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)


The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in economics provides lower-division general education and major courses to prepare for a bachelor's degree in economics. Courses in this program are a strong preparation for careers in economics, business analytics, engineering, public health, resource management, or public policy. A bachelor's degree in economics can either be policy-based or quantitative. In either case, it is a diverse field that could lead to graduate or law school.

Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
Choose 3 credits 13
Choose one course4
Recommend: MTH 111
Oral Communication:
Choose one course3-4
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
General Education/Discipline studies
Cultural Literacy:
One course from the following categories must be designated as cultural literacy on the Discipline Studies list (credits count once).
Arts and Letters:
Choose three courses from at least two prefixes9-12
Recommend: PHL 203, 200-level language courses
Social Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes12-16
Recommend: EC 201, EC 202
Choose two additional courses with at least one different prefix
Science/Math/Computer Science:
Choose four laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science12-20
Additional math as transfer university requires
Recommend: MTH 112
Choose any course numbered 100 or above that brings the total credits to 90 quarter hours. This may include up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses designated by COCC as acceptable.39
Recommend: EC 230, EC 285, HD 100CS, MTH 243, MTH 244, MTH 241 or MTH 251, 100/200-level language courses
Total Credits90-106

Advising Notes

Students should check with each school to ensure that the latest transfer information is used when designing their program.

Students pursuing a Bachelor's of Arts should consider completing three terms of 200-level language courses. The 100-level language courses will count as electives. The 200-level language courses will partially fulfill the arts and letters requirement.

Students pursuing a Bachelor's of Science (BS) should consider taking more math, social science, and science courses. Language is not necessary for the BS but would be valuable for students with a major or emphasis in international economics. For details, speak with an advisor.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • Options for additional standards:
      • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
Elective (recommend 100-level language)4
Elective (recommend HD 100CS)3
Health (HHP or HHPA prefix) 11
Mathematics (recommend MTH 111)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
Second Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (recommend MTH 112)4
Discipline Studies Social Science (recommend EC 201)4
Elective (recommend 100-level language)4
WR 122
Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
Technical Writing
Third Term
Elective (recommend MTH 241 or MTH 251)4
Discipline Studies Social Science (recommend EC 202)4
Elective (recommend 100-level language)4
Health (HHP or HHPA prefix) 11
Oral Communication:3-4
Fourth Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters (recommend 200-level language)4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science - Lab Science4
Discipline Studies Social Science (no EC prefix)4
Elective (recommend MTH 243)4
Fifth Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters (recommend 200-level language)4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science - Lab Science4
Elective (recommend EC 285)4
Elective (recommend MTH 244)4
Health (HHP or HHPA prefix) 11
Sixth Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters (recommend PHL 203)4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science - Lab Science4
Elective (recommend EC 230)4
Elective (recommend 200-level language)4
 Total Credits97-98

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