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Associate Degree for Transfer in Economics

Riverside City College
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Associate Degree for Transfer in Economics

Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. Although various roles in businesses are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, non-profits, and international relations, as well as in academic roles. Completion of the Associate Degree in Science in Economics for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) system. For transfer to a UC, please consult with a counselor for additional courses that may be needed. The Economics prog ram map below includes all of your major coursework and recommended general education courses by term that is needed to fulfill your degree and transfer requirements. For more information about the different sectors that employ economists, visit the American Economics Association (AEA) website.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content


  • English 1A
  • Math 1A
  • Economics 7/ 7H or 8/ 8H
  • Communication Studies 1, 6, or 9

Intersession (Winter/summer)

Political Science 1


  • English 1B/1BH
  • Math 1B
  • Economics 8/ 8H or 7/ 7H
  • History 6/6H or 7/7H

Intersession (Winter/summer)

Language other than English (LOTE Only for UC Transfer- See a Counselor)


  • Economics 5, 6, or 10
  • Math 12/ 12H
  • Biology 19
  • Music 25 or 26

Intersession (Winter/summer)

Any CSU/ UC Elective


  • Economics 9/ 9H
  • Sociology 12
  • History 6/6H or 7/7H
  • Oceanography or Geology 1/1L

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tuition fees: $394 per unit for international students.

Career paths

  • Finance and Insurance
  • Fed Govt., excluding postal service
  • Scientific Research and development
  • Management and technical consulting services
  • State and Local Govt., excluding education and hospitals

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

Contact info

Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave
92880 Riverside California
United States of America (USA)

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