Associate in Arts Degree Program (Transfer)
Economics is the study of how individuals and societies choose to use the scarce resources that nature and previous generations have provided. The key word in this definition is choose. Economics is a behavioral, or social, science. In large measure it is the study of how people make choices. The choices that people make, when added up, translate into societal choices.
According to the National Council on Economic Education:
"Young people entering the workforce cannot function effectively without knowledge of how the world works. The spiraling rate of personal bankruptcies and credit card debt; the lack of understanding of the importance of saving and investing; the inability to discern the consequences of powerful international economic changes, or even to know the meaning of "profit," are all evidence that we as a nation can no longer afford to make economics an option in our schools. It is especially necessary to give our young people -- who are our future -- a grasp of the basic principles of the American economic system."
What can economics do for you?
A first degree in Economics or Econometrics will not only prepare you for a career as an economist in the industry, the City or government, but will also be excellent preparation for a range of related careers such as accountancy, banking and managerial jobs in general.
Economic majors are offered at UO, OSU, EOU, and SOU, and many colleges across the United States and internationally offer economic majors.
Following the standard transfer program will get will lead to acceptance into most of the transfer schools. Appropriate early courses for Economic majors are:
- Writing 121, 122, 123
- Mathematics (through 241 or 251)
- Speech 111, 112, 218 or 219
- Economics 201,202,203
For more information, contact:
Paula Usrey, Department Chair for Social Science, Foreign Languages, and Communications
Snyder Hall, Room 17