Associate of Arts Degree in Economics


The Associate Degree is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students for work, citizenship and an enriched life as an educated person, and to lay a solid foundation for further study in the field of Economics.

This program of study is recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in economics or finance and is designed to provide the foundations required for upper level courses.

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Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this School of Business degree must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.

Curricular Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts degree, you must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course including the following:

ECON 1150Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 1250Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2210Money and Banking3
ECON 2350Intermediate Microeconomics3
POLI 1125Introduction to Political Science3
POLI 2150States, Markets, Globalization: Global Political Economy3
SOCI 1125Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures3
SOCI 2260Research Methods in Sociology3
Select one of the following:3
Globalization in an Economic Framework
Environmental Economics
Labour Economics
Select one of the following:3
Differential Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences I
Calculus I (Business Applications)
Select one of the following:3
Probability and Statistics
Applied Statistics
Introduction to Statistics for Business
Select one of the following:3
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Formal Logic
Introduction to Scientific Reasoning
Total Credits36

Students intending on pursuing a Major or Minor in Economics are encouraged to take a second course in calculus and a course in linear algebra. Those pursuing a degree in Finance should also take Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in Economics.

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