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Economics Department

Entrance Preparation


From High School

The California State University System has requirements for all incoming freshmen and these apply to all applicants, including those who intend to major in Economics:

Additional Courses in the following areas are highly recommended:

  • Statistics
  • Math (many students complete Calculus in High School, then take it again in College)
  • Economics (ideally an AP or IB course).
  • Computer Programming (if offered) and or Applications Software Proficiency
  • Accounting (if offered) 

From Community College

Community college transfers are urged to  complete all required lower division course offered at their college, including Micro and Macro-economic Principles, Statistics, Calculus, and Accounting . Ideally, students will complete an Associate Degree for Transfer: