Economics students begin their first year of studies with courses that provide a foundation in the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. In their second year, students build on their foundation of economic principles and take additional economics courses to broaden their knowledge. Students will be able to select from a number of economic theory and specific field courses. Third and fourth year courses offer specialized topics to provide students with a broad understanding of the discipline.
In the Economics area of study students can earn the following credentials:
- Minor in Economics
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Double Minor by pairing a Minor in Economics with another Minor in such fields as Criminology, English, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science or Sociology, amongst others.
- Associate of Arts Degree in Economics
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The field of Economics provides students with a solid understanding of economic principles as well as analytical and problem-solving skills. Training in Economics is an excellent foundation for students who wish to go on to complete advanced professional degrees such as law, community development, or business.
The study of Economics prepares students for careers in banking, financial advising and analysis, stock broking, journalism, real estate, insurance, international trade and diplomacy, teaching, and all levels of government careers.