General Description

Economics is a social science that examines the functions of various markets, the determination of prices, the distribution of income, the rates of unemployment, income, and inflation. The study of economics deals with social problems and issues such as racism, sexism, war, and poverty. The focus of learning is on principles of economic analysis, fiscal and monetary policy, macro and micro theories, consumer protection, international trade, American economic history, monetary systems, and governmental regulations.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the economics major. A few of these require an associate degree, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: economist, general manager, budget analyst, industrial relations specialist, high school or college instructor, research technician, market analyst, labor relations arbitrator, business conditions forecaster, investment analyst, economic commentator, manpower economist, natural resource economist, commodity economist, energy economist, international economist, and commodity price forecaster. 

Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation

Major Code: Economics 01190

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