The Associate of Arts Degree in Economics curriculum is designed for students who plan to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The curriculum parallels the first two year of study in Economics at state supported colleges and universities in Texas.  

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate the concepts of the essential areas of economics
  • Apply economic reasoning to analysis of current events
  • Demonstrate an understanding of economic terminology and concepts
  • Use decision-making skills to address economic needs
  • Demonstrate effective skills in written and oral communications using appropriate technologies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical concepts as applied to economics

Critical Thinking
Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning
Social Responsibility
Personal Responsibility
Professional Ethics and Confidentiality
Active Listening

Career Information

An Associate of Arts degree in Economics grants opportunities as an entrepreneur, financial advisor, economist.


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I  
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks  
* Creative Arts  
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Composition II  
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting  
BUSI 1301 Business Principles  
HIST 1302 United States History II  
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications  
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting  
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics  
BUSI 1307 Personal Finance  
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I  
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I  
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics  
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences  
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II  
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II  
* Language, Philosophy, & Culture  
Total   60

A student completing the LSCPA curriculum is considered Core Complete.

No more than 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH) from LSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University.

An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.

Where do graduates typically find jobs after graduation? 

Typically, graduates find positions in all areas of the business industry. This degree allows graduates to work in any type of business setting.

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Associate of Arts

Two-Year Program

Academic Transfer Degree

Leads to a BBA degree in Graphic Design or Studio Art or a BS in Graphic Design or Art Education at a four-year college/university


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