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Degrees - Economics

Economics - Associate of Arts Degree Major


Economics is the study of how effectively society meets its human and material needs. It provides a logical, ordered way of looking at various problems. It draws upon history, philosophy, and mathematics to deal with subjects ranging from how an individual household or business can make sound decisions to societal issues such as unemployment, inflation, and environmental decay. Critical thinking is stressed more in economics than it is in any of the social sciences or in the business department. Economics also stresses computer proficiency and communications skills.


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the economic problem of scarcity and how it relates to choice, opportunity cost, and marginal decision making for individuals and society.
  • Use supply and demand models to analyze markets, evaluate fluctuations, and determine changes in prices.
  • Quantitatively analyze economic activity of individuals, firms, and the public sector.

Requirements for the Major

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students will complete all of the following:

Course ID Name Units
ECON C170 Principles of Microeconomics 3.0
ECON C175 Principles of Macroeconomics 3.0
Subtotal 6.0

Program Electives

Complete 1 of the following courses:

Course ID Name Units
MATH C140 Business Calculus 4.0
MATH C180 Calculus 1 5.0

Complete 2 of the following courses:

Course ID Name Units
ACCT C101 Financial Accounting 4.0
ACCT C102 Managerial Accounting 4.0
MATH C160 Introduction to Statistics 4.0
MATH C185 Calculus 2 5.0
Subtotal Electives 12.0-14.0

Recommended Electives:

  • ACCT C100 Introduction to Accounting
  • MATH C285 Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • BUS C110 Business Law/Legal Environment of Business
  • PHIL C115 Logic and Critical Thinking
Course Group Units
Subtotal for Major 18.0-20.0
Total for Degree 60.0

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

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