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Why choose Economics at PCC?

Economics is a social science that studies choice and scarcity. It is divided into two broad fields of micro-and macroeconomics which include a number of applied fields such as labor economics, regional economics, public finance, international trade, etc.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
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University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university

What will you learn?

Subjects include:

  • Economic issues
  • Global and international relations
  • Labor market economics of gender, race, and work
  • Political economy
  • Principles of macro and microeconomics

What will you do?

Economics majors can expect to be among the top ten best-paid professionals in America. Economists work in a wide range of industries and sectors (both public and private). They can be research specialists, forecasters, or academics. Many economists are simply self-employed as private consultants. Roughly half of the nation’s economists are women.

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