Economics is a science which studies human behavior as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses. Economics is a word made up from two Greek words "oikos" and "nomos". The first means a household and the second is derived from "nemein", to distribute, manage. Economics focuses on the behavior and interactions of economic agents and how economies work. Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.

Students in the Economics program earn the Associate of Arts, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities as junior. Courses are available in-person (day and evening) and online. Most students take a combination of in-person and online or hybrid courses to complete their Economics Courses. 

Program Code

8111 Associate in Arts (AA), Economics

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Program Contacts

Michael Nagano, Economics Lead
Office: SBE-126

Department Office
Office SBE-133
Phone: (480) 423-6206
Fax(480) 423-6298