Discover how resources and human behavior intersect
Economics is the study the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. In studying economics, you'll learn how individuals, businesses and societies allocate scarce resources to satisfy their needs and wants. You'll explore the topics of supply and demand, markets, opportunity costs, and economic systems in ways that apply to a wide range of industries and careers.
Programs of Study
Economics for Transfer
Associate in Arts for Transfer
Economics is widely recognized as a solid background for a career in business, government, law, teaching and research. This program of study provides an introductory foundation for the field of economics through the study of scarcity, comparative advantage, markets, cost theory, monetary system and economic growth.
This program assists with seamless transfer to a California State University.
19 - 22 Units
Why study economics?
What You'll Learn
- Apply economic theories and economic reasoning to real world situations using the concepts of scarcity, opportunity cost, and supply and demand for individual (micro) and collective (macro) decision-making.
- Identify current governmental policies to remedy economics problems and assess the effectiveness of these policies.
- Utilize creative and critical thinking strategies in solving complex problems through the application of economics using mathematical equations, graphs and technical skill.
- Forensic Economist
- Research Analyst
- Environmental Economist
- Tax Economist
- Financial and Investment Analyst
- Financial Risk Specialist