Associate of Science – Economics: Pre-Major

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: General Education
  • Program Code: 20-800-2
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Associate of Science – Economics: Pre-Major Degree

DESCRIPTION

Liberal Arts and Sciences Four-Year College Transfer Program

Economic issues affect all of us as consumers, workers, producers, investors and citizens. The program provides a great foundation and development of necessary analytical, communication and critical thinking skills that prepare students for careers in research, banking, sales, insurance, private firms, real estate, consulting, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

You will benefit from improvement of economic literacy as you become more competent and confident in making personal and social decisions regarding a variety of economic issues that will come across over a lifetime. The studied subjects will improve comprehension and interpretation of local and worldwide events and issues, and economics knowledge looks attractive to employers. You will build an excellent understanding of a variety of topics, develop financial awareness and build a solid foundation for transferring to a four-year institution for further majoring in economics or business-related field.

This program provides the first two years of bachelor's degree credit courses that can transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
English – 6 credits required
ENG-201 English 1 ‡ 3
ENG-202 English 2 ‡ 3
Speech – 3 credits required
SPEECH-201 Elements of Speech
(or) SPEECH-203 Interpersonal Communication
(or) SPEECH-206 Intercultural Communication
3
Humanities – 6 credits required

Select credits from 200-level courses in the humanities
(such as ART, ENG, FLANG, HIST, MUSIC, SOCSCI, SPEECH)

Three credits must be in 200-level diversity/ethnic studies courses,
such as:
ENG-218‡, ENG-219‡, ENG-220‡, ENG-221‡, ENG-222‡, ENG-223‡, ENG-225‡;
HIST-210, HIST-214, HIST-215, HIST-216, HIST-219, HIST-226, HIST-227, HIST-231, HIST-235;
MUSIC-210;
SOCSCI-206; SOCSCI-214, SOCSCI-217, SOCSCI-224, SOCSCI-241, SOCSCI-242;
SPEECH-206

6
World/Foreign Language – 4 credits required
Select one 200-level Foreign Language (FLANG) course (or)
one year of World Language in high school with a grade of
C or higher.
4
Economics – 18 credits required
ECON-201 and ECON-202; and select 12 additional credits
from 200-level Economics (ECON) courses (such as ECON-215, ECON-216, ECON-219, ECON-223, ECON-225).
18
Mathematics – 12 credits required
MATH-201 College Algebra ‡
MATH-231 Analytic Geometry and Calculus ‡
MATH-260 Basic Statistics ‡
12
Natural Sciences – 8 credits required
Select eight credits of 200-level courses with lab from at
least 2 areas of NATSCI:
Physics: NATSCI-221‡, or NATSCI-222‡, or NATSCI-274‡, or
NATSCI-275‡;
Earth Sciences: NATSCI-245, or pair of NATSCI-243 and
NATSCI-244, or pair of NATSCI-232 and NATSCI-234, or pair of NATSCI-225 and NATSCI-226;
Biology: NATSCI-201‡, or NATSCI-202‡, or NATSCI-236‡;
Chemistry: NATSCI-211‡, or NATSCI-212‡, or NATSCI-215‡,
or pair of NATSCI-217‡ and NATSCI-219‡
8
Physical Education – 3 credits required
Select any 200-level PHYED course(s). 3

TOTAL CREDITS

60

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Successful completion of this degree requires a grade-point average of 2.0 (C) or higher, with 25% of the credits taken at MATC.

Note: It is important to consult the four-year institution regarding transferability of your selected courses. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

Important Dates

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Program Outcomes

The Associate of Science degree (AS) prepares students with the necessary academic and practical skills to complete a program of general education study and successfully transfer to a four-year college/university or to the workforce. This Associate of Science requires coursework to prepare students to enter into many different areas of study, emphasizing Economics and Business fields.

Specifically, program learning outcomes for graduates of the AS degree include the following:

  • Effective Communication - In writing, speaking and listening.
    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Effective Communication Career Essential.
  • Information Literacy - Students will possess basic skills to access, evaluate, and use information technology to support academic, community, and career-related interests.
    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Technological Competency Career Essential.
  • Global Awareness - Students will be able to explain cultural difference and its importance, identify global interdependencies, and work productively with cultural differences.
    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Global Awareness Career Essential.
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking - Students will be able to perform analyses of messages, problems, or issues using a logically structured approach such as qualitative, quantitative, scientific, logical, critical or other human reasoning systems.
    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Effective Problem Solving Career Essential.
  • Professionalism - Students will display the behaviors of successful students and pre-professionals, identify the individual behaviors conducive to learning and succeeding in college, and display the abilities to interact successfully in classes, with instructors, other students, and student life personnel.
    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Professionalism Career Essential.
  • Scientific Method - Students will be able to conduct research by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesize results in an academic document.
    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Professionalism Career Essential.

    With additional education and work experience, graduates may find employment in a variety of fields and careers including research, banking, sales, insurance, private firms, real estate, consulting, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, etc.

Career Outlook

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Government Agency Research
Banking
Sales
Insurance
Business Management
Real Estate

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Downtown Milwaukee Campus, C Building, Room C210
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 09/08/2020