The study of economics provides students with an understanding of the structure and functions of the American economy both independently and within the global economy. A knowledge of economics enhances the ability to think logically and enables students to apply economic concepts to the analysis of real world situations and opportunities. Economics courses satisfy degree requirements in the Cultures area of study and Macro and Microeconomics are required courses for business students planning to transfer to four-year business programs.
In order to successfully complete business major prerequisites (BUS& 201 , MATH& 146 , ACCT& 201 , ACCT& 202 , ACCT& 203 , ECON& 201 , ECON& 202 ), students should have placement scores at or above college-level reading and at or above college-level math. Successful completion of coursework taken in reading, English, and/or math at the college level are also sufficient indicators of success in these college majors.