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Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
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.
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
Communication (10 Credits)
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 . Strongly recommended: MATH 111 (for B.A. degree) or MATH& 141 (for B.S. degree).
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: MATH& 142 (B.S.) , MATH& 148 (B.A.), or MATH& 151 (CWU).
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: ECON& 201 and ECON& 202 .
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.
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.)
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