What Can You Do With an Economics Degree?

Studying economics means studying the financial, social, and political dimensions of modern life. Copper Mountain College’s Economics AA gives you strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Those are essential to many professions, including: 

  • Actuaries 
  • Budget analysts 
  • Financial analysts 
  • Market research analysts 
  • Mathematicians and statisticians 
  • Operations research analysts 
  • Political scientists 
  • Postsecondary teachers 
  • Survey researchers 
  • Urban and regional planners 

Most of these require you to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree, and some require graduate-level training as well. Your CMC economics degree gives you a great foundation to transfer to any university. You can also take your financial savvy and sharp thinking skills directly into a career in business.

Personal and Universal Economics

Economics is a social science that examines how resources are used to meet social goals. Some courses focus on a micro (personal) or macro (social) level. Learn how one affects the other and how economic forces affect industries across the board. Our friendly professors and smaller classes give you the best environment for taking great leaps in your thinking.

Investing in Everything

Learning how economics affects everyone’s life helps you understand how everything works. Understanding how to allocate resources (that is, make a budget) is an economics-based skill crucial to any new career—including adulting. Copper Mountain College focuses on sharpening your skills for a range of careers.

Your Economics AA Program Map

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Sample electives shown — other options available. Download a PDF Program Map

Economics AA: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 20.5 units of required courses
    • 60 total units
    • A grade of C or higher in all required courses
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Required Courses

    Financial Accounting (ACCT 001) | 4.50

    Business Law (BUMA 020A) | 3.00

    Computer Business Applications for Windows (CIS 070A) | 3.00

    Principles of Macroeconomics (Econ 001) | 3.00

    Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 002) | 3.00

    Principles of Macroeconomics (Econ 001) | 3.00


    One course from the following:

    Fundamentals of Statistics (SOC 003)


    Statistical Methods (MATH 014) 4.00 

  • What You Learn
    1. How to read a balance sheet and other key financial reports
    2. The ways business law affects commerce
    3. Data analysis
    4. How the economy works and how people and corporations influence it
    5. The patterns and impacts of global economic trends and trade
    6. Solve business problems with statistical methods

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