Economics is the study of how the individual or society allocates scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer explores the principles of economic decision-making as it relates to the individual, firm, industry, government and entire society. The program’s required coursework develops critical thinking and analytical skills in anticipation of the intermediate theoretical coursework of a 4-year economics degree. The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Economics or similar major. Priority admission with junior status to the CSU system will be granted. Students completing this degree are exempt from Mendocino College Institutional Requirements.