As a Social Science, economics studies human behavior, including the choices that we make arising from the problem of scarcity.  Economics helps us understand how people make decisions, especially through benefit/cost analysis, and examines how incentives affect our decision-making process.

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The study of economics provides training in deductive reasoning and analytical thinking that students can apply to a wide variety of disciplines and career choices.  In fact, economics is one of the top ten highest paying college majors.  Examples of career options with an economics degree include: 

  • Private-business positions
  • Government policy analysis
  • Research
  • Non-Profit managing
  • International relations
  • Financial analysis/planning
  • Education
  • Consulting
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Banking
  • Law


  • Economics Associate in Arts for Transfer (#2020AA-T)
  • Liberal Arts with an Emphasis in Anthropology/Economics/Geography Associate in Arts for Transfer (#5107AA-T)

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For more information on Economics courses and degree information, please contact a Social Sciences Counselor.

Courses and Information

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