This program is part of the Social Science Department.
Begin learning today’s in-demand skills with the Economics program. Geared towards students who are interested in pursuing a liberal arts degree in economics from a university, this program satisfies the first two years of a 4-year curriculum. You can carry the knowledge you gain from this program over to a variety of careers, including budget and market analyst, marketing specialist, lawyer, economist, controller, urban and regional planner, and teacher.
The Economics program takes a theoretical approach in helping you develop critical thinking skills while analyzing and interpreting domestic and global economic data and learning how to make informed decisions in a variety of contexts using marginal analysis. You’ll learn about economic models and how to use them to interpret and predict economic outcomes and relationships. By the end of this program, you will be able to proficiently express your economic ideas and arguments, as well as flex your creative problem-solving skills in analyzing and recommending solutions to improve economic outcomes.
*This program isn't designed for students planning to transfer to a business economics program. If you plan on majoring in economics at a college of business, follow the Associate in Business-General Requirements (ABUS-GR) pathway.
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.
|At MCC, get an...||Emphasis in...||Transfer to...||To get a...||Courses|
|Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Economics||Economics||Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)||
(Bachelor of Science)
|University of Arizona||
(Bachelor of Arts)
Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Economics program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Postsecondary Economics Teachers
Regulatory Affairs Managers
Treasurers and Controllers
Urban and Regional Planners
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
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