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Economics

Students at any college can earn an award (degree or cert) in any of these programs. However, students may need to complete certain courses at other colleges within the District.

Program Overview

Begin learning today’s in-demand skills with the Economics program. Geared towards students who are interested in pursuing a liberal arts degree in economics from a university, this program satisfies the first two years of a 4-year curriculum. You can carry the knowledge you gain from this program over to a variety of careers, including budget and market analyst, marketing specialist, lawyer, economist, controller, urban and regional planner, and teacher.

The Economics program takes a theoretical approach in helping you develop critical thinking skills while analyzing and interpreting domestic and global economic data and learning how to make informed decisions in a variety of contexts using marginal analysis. You’ll learn about economic models and how to use them to interpret and predict economic outcomes and relationships. By the end of this program, you will be able to proficiently express your economic ideas and arguments, as well as flex your creative problem-solving skills in analyzing and recommending solutions to improve economic outcomes.

*This program isn't designed for students planning to transfer to a business economics program. If you plan on majoring in economics at a college of business, follow the Associate in Business-General Requirements (ABUS-GR) pathway.