Why Choose Our Economics Program?

Economics is the uniting bond between the social, political, and cultural life of a country. The study of Economics is essential for understanding society as well as business.

The faculty of the Economics Department introduce students to the social science of economics by engaging students in analytic and critical thinking as they learn the way in which society manages money and resources and formulates the highest possible standard of living for its members. Students learn how wealth is produced, distributed and consumed as society deals with the various related problems of labor, finance and taxation. Macroeconomics covers aggregates of firms, households, prices, wages, and income. Microeconomics analyzes supply and demand in terms of individual price determination, resource allocation, and income determination.

Economics courses help students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Certificate and Degree Options


  • Interdisciplinary Studies, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Option, AA
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Business Option, AA

For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

At the lower-division level, economics majors take both the principles of macroeconomics course and the principles of microeconomics course. Other helpful courses in this field are statistics, math and communication skills. An Associate of Arts degree prepares students planning to earn a baccalaureate degree in Economics at a four-year college or university.

Interdisciplinary Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences Option, Associate in Arts

The Social and Behavioral Sciences option is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Social and Behavioral Sciences courses explore the relationships between individual human behavior and the development and transformation of human cultural, social, political, and economic institutions. Courses in this option explore the theoretical foundations and core concepts and methods underlying the study of human institutions from a western and non-western perspective. Transfer majors appropriate for this option include but are not limited to: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology. With careful planning the student will be able to complete lower division transfer preparation while concurrently completing the Associate in Arts degree.

What can I do with my degree?

A graduate with a degree in economics will find work in a variety of roles in academic, corporate, and government arenas such as bankers, commodities traders, financial advisors, futures traders, lawyers, market money managers, political consultants, professors, stock brokers, real estate brokers and real estate sales agents.

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