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.
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
- Non-Profit managing
- International relations
- Financial analysis/planning
- Urban and regional planning
- Economics Associate in Arts for Transfer (#2020AA-T)
- Liberal Arts with an Emphasis in Anthropology/Economics/Geography Associate in Arts for Transfer (#5107AA-T)
For more information on Economics courses and degree information, please contact a Social Sciences Counselor.