Transfer Students

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A student transferring to UCSC may fulfill some of the requirements for the major by completing equivalent courses, with a grade of C or better, at another recognized institution. Please refer to the section on Admission to the Major and Minor for specific admission requirements for the Economics majors.

Students should check on for already established equivalency agreements between UC and the California community colleges. For courses not already articulated through, transfer students must present their Transfer Credit Summary (available on the student portal) and course syllabi or descriptions to an Economics Department adviser. The department approves courses applicable for economics prerequisites and major requirements.

All transfer students must complete the three-course senior comprehensive requirement (and the DC requirement as stated previously) at UCSC. Economics and global economics majors must take at least two of their upper-division economics electives at UCSC. Business management economics majors must take at least three of their upper-division economics electives at UCSC, one of which must be Econ 101, 133, or 135. Courses taken for credit elsewhere may not be repeated for credit here.