Economics

  • Overview
Provides a foundational course of study for those seeking to transfer to Baccalaureate programs in economics. The program provides a strong base in mathematics, liberal arts, foreign language, and social sciences.

You’ll take foundational courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics that will give you a working understanding of the field. Other courses in Economics, World Languages, Business, and Computer Science help you understand how modern economies function in a global context. A statistics course will enrich your understanding of the kinds of mathematics that inform economic theory and analysis. Finally, you’ll select electives that deepen your understanding of a number of fields that intersect with Economics.

Curriculum documents

This is just one way you might complete the Economics program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Economics program description from our official academic catalog.

Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ECO 101
General elective
ENG Comp. I
POL 101
MAT course
ECO 102
PCS course
Lab Science course
ENG Comp. II
MAT course
ECO course
ENG 200 level course
General elective
World Languages course
ECO course
Lab Science course
HIS course
General elective
Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ECO 101
ENG Comp. I
General elective
POL 101
MAT course
ECO 102
ENG Comp. II
MAT course
Lab Science course
MAT course
Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4
ECO course
World Languages course
ENG 200 level course
General elective
ECO course
Lab Science course
HIS course
General elective

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program.

Consider this program if

  • You want a broad as well as deep understanding of economic theory.
  • You want to work in policy, business, government, or the financial sector.
  • You want to pursue higher academic study in economics.

By taking classes in a Liberal Arts option, students complete courses that help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. If you don’t satisfy the requirements of a specific Liberal Arts option, you may still be able to fulfill the requirements of another option, or fulfill the requirements of the Liberal Arts General degree. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their career or transfer goals. Note: Students who complete a Liberal Arts option will graduate with the degree “Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.” Your area of concentration is reflected only in your transcript, not your diploma.