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2018-2019 College Catalog 
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Economics Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Economics.

When selecting a transfer institution, students will need to choose between a more quantitative/applied approach to Economics (B.S.) or a social science approach (B.A.), depending on career goals. Economics is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Social Sciences, Business, Law, Education, Urban Studies, Public and/or Health Administration.

Where can I go for help?

Economics Faculty Advisors

Tim Payne
206-546-4706 tpayne@shoreline.edu Rm 5342

Career Planning


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

eLearning Advising

Jordan Lee
206-533-6713, Rm 5236

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
Central Washington University http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Gonzaga University http://tinyurl.com/7c9d6xh
Pacific Lutheran University https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
Seattle Pacific University http://tinyurl.com/z46xxxr
Seattle University http://tinyurl.com/z3kjpcm
The Evergreen State College http://tinyurl.com/zhyjy3s
University of Puget Sound http://tinyurl.com/h7yqx8s
University of Washington - Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
Washington State University http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Western Washington University http://www.wwu.edu/vtc/
Whitman College http://tinyurl.com/z8vuwn9
Whitworth University http://tinyurl.com/zcdww66

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105  

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Strongly Recommended:

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits

Humanities (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: ENVS& 101 , GEOG 203 , GEOG 204 .

Strongly Recommended:

Selected Courses:

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ANTH& 206 , GEOG& 100  ,GEOG& 200 , HIST& 136  ,HIST& 137 , INTST 101 , INTST 123 , INTST 200 , INTST 201 , POLS& 101 , POLS& 202 SOC& 101 .

Strongly Recommended:

Selected Courses:

General Electives (Minimum 25 Credits)

Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: ACCT& 201 , ACCT& 202 , ANTH& 206 , BUSTC 105 , ENVS& 101 , GEOG& 100 , GEOG& 200 GEOG 203 , GEOG 204 , HIST& 136 , HIST& 137 , INTST 101 , INTST 123 , INTST 200 , INTST 201 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 211 , POLS& 101 , POLS& 202 , SOC& 101 , World Language if requred for university admission or graduation.

What is economics?

Economics is the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, using supply, demand and price theory. Economists are also concerned with issues of investments, inflation, unemployment and the allocation of resources. As an interdisciplinary major, Economics often includes courses in mathematics, accounting, business, political science, geography, sociology, and environmental sciences.

Contemporary issues in Economics: Business cycles, Interactions between government, Business and social welfare, Environment, International Trade, Consumer and producer decisions, Health care.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics?

Students who major in economics develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to multiple careers. A degree in economics prepares students for careers as business, government, and non-profit managers, auditors, financial analysts, economic analysts, entrepreneurs, fund raisers, teachers, consultants, government advisors, securities brokers, appraisers, insurance agents, statisticians, and bankers.

Potential employers include: Federal, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, banks, business and industry, colleges, universities, private and public schools, insurance firms, health care and human services, law firms, marketing and research firms. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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