Nov 28, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Pre-Economics, A.A. (General Transfer)

Academic Program Code:  536

This program is designed to offer a clear pathway for students wanting to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in Economics at a 4-year institution. A bachelor’s degree recipient in this field may consider jobs in both private and public sectors, including careers in public administration and non-governmental organizations, policy analyst and economic consultant positions in a variety of institutions, jobs in banking and finance, and statistical research or other data-driven work. By declaring this Pre-Major, students are on track to graduate from GRCC and transfer to a 4-year college or university to major in Economics.

General Transfer Notes & Michigan Transfer Agreement

The coursework needed to complete this program is listed below.  The courses commonly transfer and satisfy 4-year program requirements at 4-year institutions in Michigan.  

To ensure maximum transferability of individual courses, all course selections should be based on the degree, major, minor, or academic interest at the 4-year transfer institution students plan to attend. 

Students should research and utilize all transfer resources available to maximize the number of GRCC courses that transfer and apply to their 4-year program. 

Because transferability of courses varies by institution, students should contact the 4-year institution they plan to attend to obtain detailed information about transfer requirements. The 4-year institutions ultimately make the decisions about how each course will be used to meet their program requirements.

GRCC advisors and faculty are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of courses, which meets all GRCC and transfer institution requirements. 

Graduates of this program will earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) credential. 

Admission requirements to 4-year institutions and 4-year programs vary. Students should review the specific admission requirements for the institution and program to which they are transferring.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework from the General Education course list. Select coursework as directed below.  Use transfer resources available to select coursework based on the transfer requirements of the bachelor’s degree program and institution to which you are transferring. See the “Program Courses“ section for courses that may also satisfy GRCC General Education Courses  Requirements.

English Composition and Communications


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

Select two (2) Social Sciences General Education electives from two (2) different subject areas.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Select two (2) Natural Sciences General Education courses from two (2) different subject areas; one (1) must be a lab.


Select one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Program Tracks

Select the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Program Track.

Bachelor of Science Track

Total Credit Hours


In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I

Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I  

MA 131 - Precalculus  

General Education Course

EC 251 - Principles of Macroeconomics  


EC 252 - Principles of Microeconomics  

Open Elective Course

EN 102 - English Composition II  


COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking  


COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication  

General Education Course

EC 251 - Principles of Macroeconomics  


EC 252 - Principles of Microeconomics  

MA 133 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I  

Open Elective Course 

Priority III

Priority IV

General Education Course

General Education - Natural Sciences (Lab/Non)

Program Track Course

Program Track Course

Open Elective Course

General Education Course

General Education Course - Natural Sciences (Lab/Non)

Program Track Course

Program Track Course

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult my Academic Progress for specific degree requirements.