AP Macroeconomics is a college-level course that focuses on how the whole economy behaves, including regional, national, and global markets. Much of what students will study in AP Macroeconomics is the theory of economics and the effects of economic decisions made in these markets.
Please note that this is a 0.5 credit course. Students generally combine this course with AP Microeconomics to earn a full credit toward graduation. This course does not fully satisfy the Virginia graduation requirement that all students complete an Economics and Personal Finance course. Students taking AP Macroeconomics also need to complete the one-semester Personal Finance course to fully satisfy the Virginia graduation requirement.
This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Macroeconomics.