Economics - Bachelor of Science focused | Cascadia College
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Economics – Bachelor of Science focused


Associate in Integrated Studies – DTA Transfer Degrees (

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Program Length:

90 College-level Credits


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Coursework may be completed through a combinationweb enhanced (face-to-face), hybrid, and online modes, though not every course is offered in the same modality each quarter. Specific courses may be offered at certain times of the year. Consult the current Class Schedule.


Many courses at Cascadia College have placement prerequisites for reading, writing, and math ability. The courses that you will place into determine how you progress through your pathway and how long your degree will take. There are a variety of ways to find your English and Math placement level.

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Math Notes:

You will need to consult with an academic advisor after placement to be sure to enroll in a course that is consistent with your planned course of study. Review Cascadia’s Math Flow Chart. <insert hyperlink to math flow chart> *Math flow chart does not exist on current website, this will be a part of the website redesign.

There is a difference in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. The Bachelor of Science requires additional calculus besides the MATH& 151 Calculus I – both MATH& 152 Calculus II and MATH& 163 Calculus 3.

Three to four college-level math classes up through MATH& 148 Business Calculus or MATH& 152 Calculus II, including one statistics course(MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics or MATH 246 Statistical Analysis, depending on transfer institution).


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Planning Your Courses:

Advisors are here for you. Academic Advisors will help you develop the skills to make sound academic decisions. Through advising, Advisors will support you to make connections between academic interests, long-term goals, and career opportunities. Advisors help with educational planning, university transfer options, college application processes, and graduation requirements. You will have touchpoints with Advisors to ensure you are on track to success. Connect with the Advising, Career, and Transfer team!

TheAnnual Course Planning Guide show Cascadia’s tentative plan for classes and the quarters in which they are offered. It is intended for planning purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of class offerings. Actual quarterly sections may be changed, added, or removed. Students should use theSearchable Quarterly Class Scheduleto see up to date class offerings.


0-30 credits

  • COLL 101 College Strategies
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I
  • ENGL& 102 Composition II
  • Humanities Distribution Requirement (View Choice Classes)
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II

30-60 credits

60-90 credits

*Refer to math notes

Note: Cascadia does not have the equivalent of the required STATS 311 for the University of Washington. Shoreline Community College offers the equivalent.

Choice Classes: Distribution and Elective Requirements - Explore and align your interests.

The recommended choice classes listed below were thoughtfully chosen to help you gain the necessary skills in this pathway. You are welcome to choose other choice classes outside the recommended list, but consult with an academic advisor to be sure that the classes meet the specific requirements for this pathway.

150 Equity, Diversity, and Power (10 credits)

To meet the Equity, Diversity, and Power completion requirement, you must complete one 150-series EDP course, and at least one additional EDP-designated course for a total of ten (10) credits. EDP courses in the 150-series ground students in the needed cognitive tools and background to critically analyze their position in our increasingly interconnected, complex, and diverse world so they can pursue further study and seek out their careers more intentionally. EDP designated courses may also apply toward Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, or General Elective distribution requirements as indicated.

Choose one:

  • CMST 150 Multicultural Communication
  • GS 150 Globalization, Culture and Identity
  • HIST 150 Cultural Diversity and Challenges in United States History
  • HUMAN 150 Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • SOC 150 Social Inequality

Choose one additional course designated in EDP in any distribution area by choosing from the choice classes below or checking the current class schedule for additional EDP designated courses.

Integrated Learning (5 credits):

You will include an Integrated Learning Experience in your course selections. This requirement can be satisfied through the completion of learning communities, linked classes, classes containing formal community-based learning, classes taken as part of an academic study abroad program, or classes with an academic internship. Through Learning Communities (LC) or other Integrated Learning Experiences (IL), you will demonstrate abilities to integrate skills, concepts, information, and analytical and methodological frameworks from two or more areas of inquiry in a purposeful project or experience.

For more information on Integrated Learning and current learning community offerings please follow this link.


No more than 5 credits from those courses designated as performance/skills, applied theory or lecture/studio courses. Only one class of world language at the 100 level may be included.


  • CMST 110 Digital Media, Culture and Communications
  • CMST 105 Professional Communication
  • CMST& 102 Media in United States Society
  • CMST 233 Global Media
  • GS 101 Introduction to Global Studies
  • GS 150 Globalization, Culture and Identity
  • PHIL 102 Ethics and Social Problems
  • PHIL& 115 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 260 Business Ethics 

Social Sciences:

Completion of a minimum of 15 credits from at least 2 different disciplines.


  • ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology
  • BUS& 101 Introduction to Business
  • BUS& 201 Business Law
  • ECON& 201 Microeconomics
  • ECON& 202 Macroeconomics
  • POLS& 200 Introduction to Law
  • POLS& 202 American Government
  • POLS& 204 Comparative Government
  • POLS 206 State and Local Government
  • PSYC& 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 150 Social Inequality
  • SOC& 201 Social Problems

Natural Sciences:

Completion of a minimum of 15 credits from at least 2 different disciplines with a maximum of 10 credits from 1 discipline, including at least 5 credits of a LAB course. At least 10 credits required in physical, earth and/or biological sciences. Only 5 credits of Mathematics may be used.

Lab Science Recommended:

  • ATMS 101 The Science of Weather
  • BIOL 120 Survey of the Kingdoms
  • ENVS 220 Wetland Ecology

Non-Lab Science Recommended:

  • ANTH& 205 Biological Anthropology
  • CHEM& 105 Chemical Concepts: Your Global Environment

Program Elective Credits:

Elective credits may be selected from any of the distribution requirements and elective courses.

Transfer Opportunities:

Associate in Integrated Studies-Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)

The Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degree is designed to transfer to most Bachelor of Arts degrees at all four-year colleges and universities in Washington state. The DTA is sometimes called an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Arts and Sciences.

DTA degrees provide students:

  • Priority consideration in the admissions for most humanities and social science majors at public universities in Washington ahead of students without a degree.
  • Completion of lower division general education requirements.
  • Credit for all courses completed within the DTA up to and in some cases beyond 90 credits.
  • Opportunity to explore several fields of study through the category of up to 30 credits of elective courses.
  • Opportunity to complete prerequisites for a future major.

Local Transfer Opportunities:

View Cascadia’s Transfer Agreements for details of our partnerships with other colleges and universities.

University admissions requirements may vary – consult with the Career and Transfer Center for transfer assistance to plan your career and future educational goals.

Career Possibilities:

Economists work in the public sector as teachers, researchers, analysts, statisticians and program managers. Private sector employment opportunities include work as financial, investment, or risk analysts and in business management.

You can learn more about career possibilities related to your interests in this pathway through O*NET Online. O*Net Online shares information about related careers, salary, skills related to the industry and more.

Connect with Cascadia’s Career and Transfer Center for assistance as you go through the process of planning career and future educational goals.

Some job opportunities may also exist in business corporations, non-profits, and Tribal Enterprises.

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