Economics is the study of how a society chooses to use its limited resources to produce, exchange, and consume goods and services. The study is divided into two broad areas - macroeconomics and microeconomics. Macroeconomics deals with broad, economy-wide issues such as economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and depression. Microeconomics focuses on choices and behavior of individual participants in the economy - producers, workers, employers, and consumers - and on issues involving competition, monopoly, and inequality in income and wealth. Microeconomics can also provide insights in such areas as family relationships, crime, and discrimination of many sorts.
Why Study Economics?
The associate degree program with a major in economics will prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions where they can complete baccalaureate degrees in economics and other disciplines. Furthermore, the study of economics facilitates the development of higher-level analytical reasoning skills applicable to a variety of educational and occupational endeavors
|Computer Systems Engineer*|
|Hospital Insurance Representative|
|Market Research Analyst|
*Bachelor's Degree or higher required
+Bachelor Degree normally recommended