Economics - Associates in Arts

Program/CIP Code: ECON.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 60
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Economics is a multifaceted discipline in the family of social sciences and is concerned with scarcity of resources (its central assumption) and all of the problems resulting from that condition. In general, economics is the study of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. One of its central assumptions is that the world is a world of finite resources. Economics has evolved to include a set of principles, methods and theories so as to provide answers to the following questions; What shall we produce? How shall we produce? How much shall we produce? For whom shall we produce? Attempting to answer these questions requires “technical capital” (knowledge, skills, methodologies), and “cultural capital” (a sense of priorities, awareness, and direction) at both the individual and the organizational levels. Furthermore, the productivity of individuals as well as the organization is contingent upon the acquisition of an adequate amount of these variables. Economics at both levels is well equipped to aid individuals in acquiring the technical and the cultural capitals in order to make the interaction between the two more fluid, productive, amicable, and innovative. Economics can provide the necessary foundation to those aspiring to pursue a career in the fields of business, finance, education, health care, insurance, stock markets, government, international business, and public administration, among others.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105
MATH 0108
College Algebra** or
Pre-Calculus Mathematics**
HIST 0104
HIST 0105
United States to 1877 or
United State Since 1877
PHIL 0103
PHIL 105
PHIL 0206
Introduction to Philosophy or
Ethics or
Psychology or
PSYC 0101*
SOSC 0107
Psychology* or
Principles of Macroeconomics or
Principles of Microeconomics
Humanities Elective (other than HIST or PHIL) 3
Natural and Physical Science Elective 5
LANG Elective 5
Total General Education Requirements 37-39

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
Choose 20-22 hours from the following
ECON0201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON0202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON0203 Introduction to Labor Studies 3
ECON0210 Principles of Community Economic Development 3
ECON0250 Introduction to Political Economy and Globalization 3
GEOG0101 Introduction to Cultural Geography 3
SOSC0103 Introduction to Social Science 3
SOSC0107 Sociology 3
SOSC0109 Diversity Studies* 3
SOSC0207 Urban Sociology* 3
SOSC0209 Social Problems* 3
Total Economics Program Requirements 20-22

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 60

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