Economics

Courses in economics provide students with a foundation to prepare them for careers in business and government. Economists who work in the business are expected to help their firms adapt to the changing environment. This typically involves short- and long-term economic forecasts of how changes in the economic environment will affect various aspects of business, such as marketing, purchasing, industrial relations, and finance. Most economists employed by the government are specialists in such fields as agriculture, labor, business, and international trade.

Career Options

Actuary, Appraiser, Bank Examiner, Budget Analyst, Business Writer/Editor, Credit Investigator, Econometrician, Economist, Financial Analyst, Industrial Analyst, Insurance Underwriter, International Economist, Investment Economist, Labor Economist, Lawyer, Management Consultant, Management Trainee, Market Research Analyst, Mortgage/Loan Specialist, Pension Consultant, Pricing Analyst, Research Economist, Securities Analyst, Statistician, Stock Broker, Tax Analyst, Teacher, Traffic Manager, Transportation Economist, Urban Planner, Wage and Salary Specialist

Transfer

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.