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Economics

Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement (BUCBUAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate in Business -DTA (AB-DTA) with a concentration in Economics. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including non-profit, business, government, finance, and education. It also allows you to transfer at the junior level ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate in Business -DTA (AB-DTA) with a concentration in Economics. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including non-profit, business, government, finance, and education. It also allows you to transfer at the junior level into a Economics program at a four-year college or university. Students learn a unique way of thinking about the problems, decisions and outcomes that people, businesses and governments incur through the lens of economics. Topics include markets and prices, consumer behavior, employment, inflation, international trade, and government policy. Students in this pathway develop skills in data analysis, critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative research, verbal communication, group communication and collaboration, and leadership and facilitation. Competencies in these areas consistently rank at the top of employer wish lists.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate in Business - Direct Transfer Agreement (BUCBUAA) Full time : 6 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Before Quarter One

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
HUM105
Intercultural Comm
5 units
MATH&141
Precalculus I
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
CMST&102 or HUM200
Choose a course
5 units
MATH&142
Precalculus II
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan with your assigned advisor and discuss Bachelor of Art (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) transfer options.
  • Visit potential universities and determine application deadlines.
  • Apply for the Seattle Colleges Foundation Scholarship and other scholarships.
  • Consider Student Leadership positions and other on-campus jobs.
  • Attend "Making Learning and Teaching Visible" campus event every spring.
  • Explore free learning opportunities to learn Python or R Programming in the summer.
ECON&202
Macro Economics
5 units
SCI121 or Natural World Lab Science
Choose a course
5 units
MATH&151
Calculus I
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact Economics departments at potential universities.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
  • Consider getting a student subscription to The Wall Street Journal to stay aware of current events.
ACCT&201
Principles of Accounting I
5 units
ECON&201
Micro Economics
5 units
POLS&202 or POLS&203 or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for the AB-DTA in Economics degree in ctcLink. Check with your assigned advisor to be sure you are meeting degree requirements. 
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships.
  • Explore possible business, nonprofit, or policy analysis internships if interested.
ACCT&202
Principles of Accounting II
5 units
BUS&201
Business Law
5 units
NUTR&101 or Natural World
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend on-campus graduation fair and commencement ceremony.
  • Explore free learning opportunities to learn upper level math and statistics in the summer. 
ACCT&203
Prin of Accounting III
5 units
CMST205 or CMST&220
Choose a course
5 units
BUS210 or MATH211
Choose a course
5 units

More Information

An Economics pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

  • Market Research/Pricing Analyst 
  • Policy Analyst 
  • Economic Consultant 
  • Financial/Investment Analyst 
  • Actuary 
  • Lawyer 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Underwriter/Appraiser

A Bachelor’s degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/.  

Once you complete the associates degree, additional education opportunities include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, Finance, Data Analytics, or a related field at a four-year college or university. 
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Accounting in International Accounting, International Business, and Residential & Commercial Property Management at North Seattle College.

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Economics graduates from North have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact a North advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. You can use the College Navigator search engine found at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to find Economics programs in Washington state or around the country. 

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit North's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Business and Accounting

Program Contact

Department Coordinator
Wing Tse
email
(206) 934-7012

Math & Science Division

Location
IB 2429

Division Contacts
(206) 934-3746
(206) 934-3748 (fax)

Mailing Address
NSC Math & Science Division
9600 College Way N
3N2429
Seattle, WA 98103

Advising Contact

Contact the Business and Accounting Area of Study advisor.

Phone: (206) 934-3658